Series 2 problems, what is Mr. Tivo's shelflife?

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by mattie1230, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. mattie1230

    mattie1230 TonyTivo in da house

    Sep 6, 2007


    I have had my Series 2 for, shoot, I think 3 years? at least 2-1/2. At the end of last year I got these small white patterns (about the size of a sml pancake) they are white spotty circles, almost twinkly.

    I tried going straight from the wall to the TV with cable only and spots were gone. I also do not see these patterns (there are 3 now) on any of the tivo menus. Those are crystal clear.

    How long do the boxes live? Is it time to replace Tony's HD? or is he going out to pasture soon?

    I have a new-ish TV
    Charter Cable Box
    All high end cables
    Tivo connected with S-Video.

    Let me know if it is time to start saving $$ for a new box. THANKS :)
  2. aztivo

    aztivo Member

    Feb 23, 2005
    Tivos are like any other electronic devise... they can go when ever they want. did you try using an RCA cable to see if the spots are still there? there are people what have had their tivos for almost 10 years and others what have hadd tivo die on them so there is no "length" of time that a tivo will live
  3. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    I would also recommend testing with RCA jacks, or even a new S-video cable to eliminate that troubleshooting step.

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