No sound

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by leighv, Oct 8, 2004.

  1. Oct 8, 2004 #1 of 63
    leighv

    leighv New Member

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    I now have just recently got no sound on any of my channels thru Tivo. I have connected my TV straight up to the and there is sound. I have checked all the Scart leads. Any ideas? Thanks.
     
  2. Oct 8, 2004 #2 of 63
    Robert S

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    Reboot?
     
  3. Dec 4, 2004 #3 of 63
    childe

    childe Tivoer since 11/2000

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    Did you fix this problem? My Dad's Tivo has just lost sound on all channels he watches or records via Tivo.

    He can still hear sound on old recordings. He can hear sound directly from his Sky box. But via Live TV, or if he presses the aux button he gets no sound.

    He has restarted both his Tivo and his sky box, and can't see any obviously loose cables.

    He has not changed any of the connections since it was working. He did recently have a problem getting the Tivo to dial for updates, but a restart did fix that. I don't know if there is a connection

    Any ideas?

    Eric
     
  4. Dec 4, 2004 #4 of 63
    Robert S

    Robert S New Member

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    or if he presses the aux button he gets no sound.

    Then it ain't the TiVo. It's probably a loose SCART connector.
     
  5. Dec 5, 2004 #5 of 63
    tefster

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    Interestingly enough the same thing happened to me last night, I lost
    sound on my Sky (SCART) channels and sound+picture on all of my RF
    channels. Cables were all connected well, and I'd had no reboots inbetween.

    I went out, came back and found that X-Men 2 had recorded without sound.
    Viewing my Sky box directly I got sound, but when watching Live TV via the
    TiVo and playing back the XM2 recording were both silent. Also I lost my RF
    channels, TiVo couldn't pick up a signal from them at all.

    In my case a full reboot sorted it.
     
  6. Dec 5, 2004 #6 of 63
    Automan

    Automan Ex TiVo User

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    My Sony Sky Digibox sometimes yields no sound if the same (current) channel number is selected too many times.

    Normally however a change to another channel brings it back but it can lead to the odd silent recording.

    Automan.
     
  7. Dec 6, 2004 #7 of 63
    childe

    childe Tivoer since 11/2000

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    Tefster

    You say a full reboot fixed it. Do you mean a Restart or a Repeat Guided Setup? My Dad has tried the former with no success.

    When you had no sound did you find that even if you pressed the aux button you still had no sound?
     
  8. Dec 7, 2004 #8 of 63
    tefster

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    Sorry, my bad wording, I meant just a regular Restart. When I had no sound I
    had no sound even if I pressed the Aux button.
     
  9. ScoobyDooZ

    ScoobyDooZ New Member

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    Hi did you fix this as i'm having problems too:

     
  10. PeterDevonport

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    I've just encountered the same problem, I have a Thomson PVR10UK and a Thomson Sky digital box .

    I get sound through AUX and I get sound from old recordings in Now Playing.

    I get no sound on new recordings in Now Playing or through Live TV.

    All the leads are connected properly, and I've already reset the system.

    Has anyone ever managed to fix this or is my TiVo dead?

    Peter
     
  11. blindlemon

    blindlemon tivoheaven.co.uk

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    It's not terminal, so don't panic :)

    This problem occurs when the MSP chip fails to initialise properly at startup. Nobody really knows why this happens, AFAIK, but I would suggest trying a couple more restarts from the System Reset menu.
     
  12. PeterDevonport

    PeterDevonport New Member

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    Thanks for the info I'll go give it a try.
     
  13. PeterDevonport

    PeterDevonport New Member

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    I've reset the recorder a few times now but still no sound on live tv.
    Any ideas???
     
  14. ScoobyDooZ

    ScoobyDooZ New Member

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    I never sorted mine, but did read the other day that someone tried a reset without the freeview box plugged in and then plugged it in and it seemed to work.
     
  15. blindlemon

    blindlemon tivoheaven.co.uk

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    OK, try unplugging it from the mains for a couple of minutes - a cold reset - and then see what happens.

    Normally the failure to initialise the sound chip is a transitory thing. If that fails you could try replacing the PSU, as this may be voltage-related - although there's no guarantee it will do the trick.
     
  16. healeydave

    healeydave from tivoland.com

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    There are a few slightly differing "No Sound" issues floating around. I have had quite a few boxes from my stock over the years with this symptom, in fact its the most common fault second to modem issue probably!

    I recently found I can cure some of these with some board re-work which I always try now when I come accross a unit with these symptoms. Generally from a cold start, the unit will show a picture but no sound, sometimes it takes a while for the picture to appears also or the picture is intermittant when doing channel changes.

    I will consider looking at units for people whilst I'm still proving the fix. I can't make any guarentees because there are many differing causes for the "No Sound" problem and my cure probably ony addresses one or a few of them!

    Postage being covered + a nominal charge for my time will only be required whilst I'm still looking into it if anyones interested.

    Regs
    Dave.
     
  17. ScoobyDooZ

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    Hi, that's a kind jesture.

    Where abouts in UK are you ?

    Might be able to drop Tivo off !
     
  18. healeydave

    healeydave from tivoland.com

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    Worcester (Midlands)
     
  19. ScoobyDooZ

    ScoobyDooZ New Member

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    Are you far from banbury ? sometimes I have to go there.
     
  20. blindlemon

    blindlemon tivoheaven.co.uk

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