Remote code to display yellow and green grid overlay on video?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by morac, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. morac

    morac Cat God

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    While trying to do a select play select code (the quick speed adjust) I accidentally hit the Tivo button instead of one of the select or plays or something. I then hit zoom and ended up with 2 yellow box overlays with numbers surrounded by a green 8 sided figure with more numbers. I have no idea how I did this and had to restart the box to get rid of it.

    Anyone have any idea what this is or how I toggled it on?

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  2. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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  3. worachj

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    Happen to me last night. I had to reboot.

    SPS7S is the offending code.
     
  4. kpeters59

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    The story is that rebooting won't end it...see above...

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  5. morac

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    It did for me.
     
  6. worachj

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    Rebooting cleared it for me too.
     
  7. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Just asking (I don't want to try it and then have to reboot): for those with the diagnostic screen up, I wonder if keying in SPS7S a second time would deactivate the diagnostic.
     
  8. minimeh

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    Yes, but you then must "change screens", e.g. press the Tivo button or the left arrow button or the live tv button or maybe the guide button. Then when you return to watching a video, the diagnostic mode will be off. Confusingly, if you do not change screens, the diagnostic mode continues with the graphics overlay, etc., still apparent. Kudos to @kpeters59 who uncovered the steps to kill the diagnostic mode.
     

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