Welcome Powering Up oddity...

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by hybucket, May 7, 2011.

  1. hybucket

    hybucket Member

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    Can't figure this one out...
    Setup: TiVO HD video connected directly to TV. Audio connected directly to audio receiver.
    I was listening to a Music Choice channel on audio - the TV was not on. I changed the TiVO channel a couple of times to different Music Choice channels. No problem. Later, I decided to turn on the TV. As soon as I did that, the music stopped, and the WPU screen appeared instantly on the TV. Since I didn't notice the TiVO unit shutting down and THEN powering up, it may have been there for awhile. I waited several minutes beyond the usual start-up time, and nothing was happening. So I unplugged it, plugged it back in, and it started up fine.
    I guess my question is...how could I be getting audio from the TiVO if it was in a "powering up" stage?? Could just turning on the TV cause the TiVO to reboot (even if I didn't notice, it is possible that's what happened)? Or was it just a coincidence> Last time it did the random re-boot was six months ago.
     
  2. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    If your video connection to the TV is HDMI, the TiVo gets signals back from the TV and turning the TV on/off could make a difference. I normally use the component outputs (3 video cables and 2 audio cables) from my TiVo because when I use the HDMI connection I get TiVo lockups occasionally. The other day, for test purposes, I reverted back to the HDMI connection. Then when I wanted to go back to the component connection I had to power cycle the TV before the component connection would be recognized as an input to the TV.
     
  3. hybucket

    hybucket Member

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    Thanks, Cranky, but I am aware of the HDMI "problem," I use component and audio cables. That's why I thought it odd that just turning on the TV would get the TiVO to reboot. No biggie (as long as it does complete the reboot), but wondered if anyone else ever experienced that particular oddity.
     
  4. HomeUser

    HomeUser Active Member

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    Check your AC you probably have a bad connection in a socket or power strip.
     
  5. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    What he said.

    The momentary drain from turning on your TV apparently deprived the TiVo of enough power to keep operating.

    You should have your TiVo on a UPS.
     
  6. hybucket

    hybucket Member

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    I assume UPS. is some kind of power strip...?
     
  7. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    Uninterruptable Power Supply.
     
  8. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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