I'm sure it's been asked, but...

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by usedtoit, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. usedtoit

    usedtoit New Member

    Sep 22, 2007


    I'm fairly new to TiVo and still working out the kinks. I have an HD digital box, but not an HD TiVo box. I'm using component cables to a seperate video input on my tv to watch TiVo. While my regular input shows in color, the same channel on TiVo is in B&W. Strangely, this is only for every channel above 99. If anyone can help me with this, I would greatly appreciate it.
  2. gastrof

    gastrof Hubcaps r in fashion

    Oct 31, 2003
    Potato and pen.
    Could be bad cables.

    You say you're using "component"...

    Have you tried composite or any other method, just to see what else it's getting?

    Since you say it's only the digital channels, I wonder if something's wrong with the outputs on the cable box, too.

    Give us more details on how EVERYTHING is connected.

    Box tto TiVo, box to TV, TiVo to TV, etc. (Any other units involved as well.)
  3. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY
    TiVo to TV should use "composite" or s-video connection.

    From the HD cable box use the HDMI or "component" connections to the TV. Use the composite from HD box to TiVo if you're recording from it (in SD of course).
  4. RoyK

    RoyK New Member

    Oct 22, 2004
    SW VA
    That would depend on his "TiVo" model. My SD-H400 has component video outputs that I'm using with no problems.

    I'm curious about the "Only applies to channels above 99" statement. Are you saying that channels below 99 output color fine from your TiVo with your hookup but as soon as you tune to one above 99 it's black and white?

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