TiVo Screen Washed Out

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  1. nathaningram

    nathaningram New Member

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    Hi all... I sure hope one of you has seen this problem before... it's mystifying me.

    About 3-4 weeks ago, my TiVo Series 2 Dual Tuner started showing images that are much whiter than they should be. They are really washed out.

    Here is some diagnostic data that might be helpful...

    1. The TV is fine, as DVDs look normal.

    2. The TiVo has worked fine for almost 2 years up to this point and nothing changed as far as wiring or settings prior to the problem occurring.

    3. The problem goes away for several hours if I restart the TiVo through the menu system or or power cycle the TiVo.

    4. I have not actually seen the picture change to the whiter version. I just happen to walk in the room and it's washed out again.

    Any ideas??
    Thanks. Nathan
     
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    Need more information ....

    * How is the Tivo connected to your TV?
    * Does the problem change if you use different video connections to the TV?
    * Does it matter if you're watching "Live TV" vs. a recorded program?
    * If you rewind the Tivo, can you see where the video goes "white"?
    * Brand/model TV?
     
  3. nathaningram

    nathaningram New Member

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    * How is the Tivo connected to your TV?

    It is connected using S-Video

    * Does the problem change if you use different video connections to the TV?

    I do not have the option to do this without some major overhaul to wiring. It seems that the issue is not the connection or wire but something within the TiVo itself.

    * Does it matter if you're watching "Live TV" vs. a recorded program?

    No. It happens with any video coming from the TiVo.

    * If you rewind the Tivo, can you see where the video goes "white"?

    I haven't tried this. Will see if I can do this today.

    * Brand/model TV?

    Its a 31" JVC standard TV (not LCD or HD). Not sure the model. It's about 4 years old.
     
  4. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    Also try replacing the SVideo cable.
     

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