Live TV and record won't work!

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by swarrans, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. teresatt

    teresatt TiVo TiVo TiVo!

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    Kissofxdeath, I'm sorry to hear you've still got a problem. Do you get a picture on AUX bypass?
     
  2. teresatt

    teresatt TiVo TiVo TiVo!

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    Sorry, if you don't get a picture on aerial only, you're probably not goiung to get one on AUX bypass either.

    I don't know what else you can do apart from contacting pacelink.co.uk and risking an expensive repair.
     
  3. Kissxofxdeath

    Kissxofxdeath New Member

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    THe strange thing is that I DO get a picture on AUX bypass. So I guess it follows the cable must be fine. But can it be the drive? But if the aerial reset doesnt work, what on earth does that mean about the TiVo?

    KoD
     
  4. blindlemon

    blindlemon tivoheaven.co.uk

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    Hang on, are you saying you get a picture on aux-bypass with the TiVo set up for aerial only?

    I have one more test to try and determine whether you have a motherboard or drive problem. If you have a DVD player or VCR with a SCART output, put a DVD/Video into the player, hook its output up to the AUX SCART on your TiVo and press Play. You should be able to see the player's output if you press aux-bypass. Then disconnect all RF leads, re-do Guided Setup and specify Aerial+Digital Terrestrial (freeview) as the source. This will force the TiVo to try to record from the AUX SCART. During GS it will scan all channels and won't find anything. This is not a problem. When you get to the STB setup part, just accept your current settings as there is no actual STB to control (although the TiVo doesn't know that!). When it asks you to choose a STB control code (fast, medium, slow etc.) you should be able to see the player's output coming through - so just hit Enter to accept the first code. When GS is complete you should be able to watch the player's output via Live TV and record it by pressing Record on the remote.

    If the above gives you what looks like a working TiVo with no blue screen error then either you have a problem with the RF tuner, or it's a drive corruption problem. However, if you can currently see your cable-STB via the RF input then it can't be a RF tuner problem, so the only thing left would be drive corruption - probably something in the database or a system file somewhere that controls the input switching.
     
  5. Kissxofxdeath

    Kissxofxdeath New Member

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    Sorry I was unclear. When I tuned it through Aerial only, I got just white noise. However, when I plug the cable back in I can view cable perfectly if I press Aux.

    Thanks for the final tip but unfortunately I am very busy doing some work for tomorrow at the moment but I hope to get a chance on Monday evening to try it out. Thanks and I'll definitely let you know what happens.

    KoD
     
  6. fister

    fister New Member

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    This happened to mine this week also. I was running FTP on the TiVo. I unplugged it and restarted - a warm reboot *did not* fix it. Had to do it twice. But I disabled MFSFTP on the TiVo the second time round.
     

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