No signal without cablecard?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by smgord, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. smgord

    smgord New Member

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    I have a brand new Tivo Series 3. Comcast is coming tomorrow to install the cablecards. Meanwhile, the cable line is running directly to Antenna In, and the Tivo itself is connected via HDMI to an HDMI switching receiver. I've done some googling, and I understand that HDMI doesn't work with standard def 480i as it needs 720p. Is that the problem? I'm really hoping to have this set up optimally before Comcast gets here, as I want to make it as idiot-proof as possible, so if this sounds like a bigger problem, please clue me in! Thanks ...
     
  2. Revolutionary

    Revolutionary Too sleepy for TV...

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    I'm sorry, your question isn't clear. Are you not seeing anything on the screen? Or are you not getting any channels? I.e., can you see the Tivo menus and welcome screens?
     
  3. Revolutionary

    Revolutionary Too sleepy for TV...

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    BTW: in the event that it is the former (that you can see the Tivo screens, but aren't getting any channels), make sure that the coax is run straight from the wall (no cable boxes) into the "Cable In" coax connector on the S3. Well, it might not be called that exactly, but its the one that isn't for an antenna.
     
  4. smgord

    smgord New Member

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    You solved my problem! I had installers hook everything up (new tv, tivo, receiver, etc.) and they did a better job than I'd hoped, but missed that one. Thanks so much!
     

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