HDMI issue w/20.5.9.RC15 on Bolt

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by jkrell, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. johndoedoes

    johndoedoes Member

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    Thought I'd mention this crap isn't fixed.

    TiVo literally sucks for screwing us with this amazing "update" almost half a year ago.
     
  2. sjmaye

    sjmaye Techie Wannabe

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    Hendersonvil...
    One of the frustrating things with this like other DRM type issues is it bothers me that there is such paranoia about people stealing content that they create a system that doesn't even work for the honest user.

    That said, it ain't rocket science. I have not had HDMI issues like this with any other piece of electronics.
     
  3. cyterio

    cyterio New Member

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    I mentioned in another post that I returned my Bolt. It never worked with my Samsung 4K tv. Every other HDMI device I own, even devices 5+ years old displayed fine. I was never able to get a signal from the Bolt, TiVo admitted that there is a problem with the Bolt and Samsung 4K tv's but didn't have a fix in place. Good luck, I hope a fix is in the pipeline soon.


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  4. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    Since there is no 4k content coming from the bolt, this is just a matter of who is doing the upscaling,no? So if ,1080p output from the Bolt solves the problem are we really losing anything? I am biased because I have a 4k Roku TV so I can watch upscaled cable and use the TV to get 4k Netflix and Amazon. Has anyone ever tested the quality of the Bolt upscaler ? To tell the truth my Premiere through my 4k Sony receiver looks pretty darn good compared to the Bolt going straight to the TV 2160/60
     
  5. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    I decided to watch Blindspot in 2160/60 because even 1080i was causing black screen on jumps and fast forwards. Anyway, to my surprise, 2160 is working fine...for now. Lets see what happens on AHS and South Park
     
  6. WildBill136

    WildBill136 New Member

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    Harrison...
    I am having similar problems with my Bolt and LG OLED. Called once and tech denied any problems. Funny thing is, I have two minis, one feeding a Pioneer, and the other feeding a 4K Samsung, that work better than the bolt. The bolt is often sluggish changing channels, too.
     
  7. neel

    neel New Member

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    I just bought a Samsung KS8000 TV last week. I was using the old Monster cable that I used with my old non 4K TV and everything worked fine.

    I decided to upgrade and get a newer 4K compatible high speed cable from monoprice. Now when I change channels or FF or Rew, the screen goes black. If I change the video setting from "automatic" to 1080p, then it works fine again. (Same thing with Dolby Digital to PCM but I do notice a difference in audio).

    I'm wondering if I should just leave the video setting to 1080 since there is no content in 4k anyway from my cable company or will there be any difference in picture quality. I don't think this will affect the TV up scaling the picture. ??
     
  8. sjmaye

    sjmaye Techie Wannabe

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    Hendersonvil...
    That is what I finally did. I feel sorry for anyone who bought the Bolt for its 4K (NON)-capability.
     
  9. cpettis

    cpettis New Member

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    I've had my bolt+ for 2 or 3 weeks and it was working fine until this morning. Since I use the TIVO for Netflix, I set the TIVO to 4K60 instead of auto and the problem went away.
     
  10. cpettis

    cpettis New Member

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    The problem started today, turns out if I turn off enhanced HDMI on the tv or PCM on on the TiVo the problem goes away. Turned off the enhanced HDMI on the TV, since PCM is only 2 channel.
     

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