TiVo not recording after TV man came

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by woldsweather, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. Johnbyte

    Johnbyte New Member

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    You've got me beat. From your previous posts you appear to have working video inputs from both Sky and the aerial yet your Tivo refuses to display Live TV.

    My only suggestion now is a full system reset (per p71 of the manual), double checking that both the aerial and scart from your Digibox are correctly and firmly connected and then running Guided Set-Up again.

    If that still doesn't work, and bearing in mind that your Tivo also now won't change the channel on your Digibox which it did ok before, it's looking to me that it's broken.

    Comments?
     
  2. woldsweather

    woldsweather New Member

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    I think I need to unplug everything and start again, but my worry is that I loose the TV signal distrubution around the house.

    I have just set up a second TV in another room with an old TV and got it working with an old Lidl SL65 satellite box that was for a house we used to have in France, but never got used. I think I'll label up all the cables as they come out of the TiVo then take the tivo in the other room and try it there where it's possible (as opposed to nigh on impossible) to get at the back of the Tivo.
     
  3. woldsweather

    woldsweather New Member

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    Is the Lidl comag SL65 liklely to work with TiVo?
     
  4. TCM2007

    TCM2007 New Member

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    So for a moment at least you see whatever is being output by the Sky box on your TiVo via Live TV?

    Sorry, but your descriptions are really hard to follow!
     
  5. woldsweather

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    If the skybox has a red light and I switch the tivo to live tv I get a blue screen saying the tivo cannot receive video. If I switch the skybox on first the tivo will show whatever the skybox is transmitting and not change channels. (If a tivo recording comes up BTW it will say do you want to change channels etc, however it won't record anything)
     
  6. woldsweather

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    If by this you mean guided set up, ity will be the fifth time throug it, and they haven't made any difference. If this is something else could you give me more details?
    During guided set up there are some questions I don't know the answer to I must admit eg something about whether to put a 0 before a channel number and others I can't remember, however it seemed to offer whatever has gone before as the default so I went along with these.
     
  7. RichardJH

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    Hanworth....
    Your Sky box must be on at all times to allow Tivo to work properly. Now you say that you get a picture OK on Tivo when the Sky box is on it would appear that you only have a problem with the channel changing control.

    What method are you using to have Tivo control the Sky box is it the front IR blaster, IR leads or an RF2link
     
  8. woldsweather

    woldsweather New Member

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    The front IR blaster
     
  9. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Hmm, you've mentioned the leads before... lets get some terminology correct here:

    [​IMG]"front IR Blaster" = the black rectangle on the front of the TiVo Unit where the green LED is


    [​IMG]"IR Wands" = the leads that come from the round socket marked IR (at the bottom next to the phone lead).

    If you are using the leads, then you should choose "don't use IR Blaster" in that part of the setup:
    http://www.tivocentral.co.uk/guidedsetup/#21

    You don't have to redo guided setup just for that - you can also access that same menu via
    Messages and Setup / Recorder & Phone / Set Top Box Control

    You should be using the code 20016 under manufacturer "Sky Digital", as that one will send the SKY button before each channel change - which turns the sky box on if it was in standby.
     
  10. AMc

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    Which sounds like you have Sky directly connected to a SCART socket on your TV.
    Can you confirm that you have the TV SCART from Sky into the AUX SCART on Tivo and the TV SCART from Tivo into the TV?
    If you have Sky connected with a SCART cable to the TV then it would be worth disconnecting that to let you get the Tivo recording properly.
     
  11. RichardJH

    RichardJH New Member

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    Hanworth....
    This thread seems to get more and more confusing. I wonder how we all managed to get our Tivo's set up in the first place.

    I reckon it would be good for the OP to restart from the very beginning even if that means reading the manual first, and if he/she hasn't got them Mikerr has kindly put them on his website http://www.tivocentral.co.uk/tivo-manuals.htm
     
  12. woldsweather

    woldsweather New Member

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    I have TV scart on skybox to aux on tivo and TV on tivo to TV

    Just running guided set up - will report back - I think I thought the front blasters were the dangly wire bits.
     
  13. Johnbyte

    Johnbyte New Member

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    PLEASE make sure you have your Sky box switched on i.e. GREEN LED when you run Guided Set-Up or it WILL fail again.
     
  14. woldsweather

    woldsweather New Member

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    20016 wasn't an option - it only went up to 20015
     
  15. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Use 20006 then (less ideal, as that dwon't pull the box out of standby
    or try "Grundig" as the manufacturer, and 20016
     
  16. woldsweather

    woldsweather New Member

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    If that won't pull the box out of standby then it just wouldn't record surely? It has all worked fine for 5/6 years
     
  17. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    You should be leaving the box turned on (green light), not turning it off...

    Maybe the real change the TV engineer did was to alter the sky box settings to send it into auto-standby ? That would cause your problems in this thread if it wasn't set to auto-standby previously.

    How to turn it off:
    http://neuro.me.uk/2007/08/27/sky-auto-standby-and-how-to-switch-it-off/
     
  18. woldsweather

    woldsweather New Member

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    I have never ever in the past had to turn the skybox on or even noticed the red/green light until I began this thread. Now it switches itself off all the time. Presumably in the sky set up I can check this. Will ahve a look.
     
  19. woldsweather

    woldsweather New Member

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    Sri just seen the link and [printed off to go to the Sky box
     
  20. woldsweather

    woldsweather New Member

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    Yeehaa! I think we're there, at least it's changing channels and live TV is working, yet to record a programme, but it's looking good. Will confirm when we have a recording.
     

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