No Video signal...won't record????

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by Woofnine, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. Woofnine

    Woofnine New Member

    Oct 24, 2007


    Hi all,

    My series 2 DTV/Tivo has failed to record programs a couple times now. When I go to play what I thought was recorded I get a message to the effect of, there was no video signal so it couldn't record the program. I wouldn't question but in both cases I am certain there was a video signal because I watched a part of the show live before switching to another channel to let it record.

    What would cause this? The HDD is only a couple years old but it is a replacement. Could it (the HDD) be going south or am I losing a tuner?

    I'm at a loss on how to troubleshoot this.
  2. John T Smith

    John T Smith New Member

    Jun 17, 2004
    Vancouver WA
  3. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY
    Basic troubleshooting is to check the signal strengths on all transponders on all satellites. Then swap inputs as suggested above and recheck signal strengths.

    Also tell us what DirecTV TiVo model you have.
  4. dtremain

    dtremain New Member

    Jan 4, 2004
    New Jersey
    I had the same thing happen a couple of times after the 6.3e "upgrade."

    It hasn't happened to me since 10/9, when things seemed to start getting slowly better in terms of the freezing, etc.

    October 9 was the only time that I experienced re-boots during the period, the first one where the screen froze, and I had to hard-reboot, and then a spontaneous soft-reboot about an hour later.

    I have not missed any recordsing in the two plus weeks since then, and the momentary black screen effect has become progressively rarer.

    So, I suspect that the failure to record, as you describe it, is yet another manifestation of the the 6.3e mess.

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