Tivos live tv button now brings up guide

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by Seosg, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. Seosg

    Seosg New Member

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    Dont know what happened. Installed new tv amp ect but nothing new to TiVo. Now my live tv button no longer swaps tuners, it just brings up the guide. How can fix this back to swapping tuners??
     
  2. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    It thinks it's an old style remote, this is a built in safety net for compatibility.
    Just press the Tivo button on the remote and that will tell the Tivo to expect commands from a new-style remote and the buttons should work right again.
     
  3. Seosg

    Seosg New Member

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    It's a TiVo slide remote. Tried my older premium remote as well and it doesn't change tuners either. Seems the problem is in the TiVo unit. Maybe I'll do a reset of the TiVo box
     
  4. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Well-Known Member

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    The remote compatibility thing is your TiVo unit. If it thinks you used an 'old style' remote that doesn't have a seperate liveTV button then all your remotes will have LiveTV/Guide act as a toggle.

    Pressing the TiVo button should have let the TiVo know that you've got a 'new style' remote. But if it didn't go ahead and try rebooting the TiVo; it couldn't hurt.
     
  5. geekserver

    geekserver New Member

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    that just happened to me on my S2DT

    I held down the Tivo button and the live tv button for about 30 seconds and then it all worked
     
  6. dkraft

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    Anytime I put the premier in standby, I have to press the TiVo button to get the live tv button to work again after I wake the Premier.
     
  7. jjd416

    jjd416 Member

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    I've had the same annoying problem since I got my TPXL last year. Resetting the box does nothing. I just tried pressing the "TiVo" button suggested above, but that too did nothing. I am using a slide remote. Any other ideas?
     
  8. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried using the Live TV button to bring it out of standby? Works like a charm on my Series 2s.
     
  9. jjd416

    jjd416 Member

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    Not yet. Thanks for the tip!
     

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