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I now have just recently got no sound on any of my channels thru Tivo. I have connected my TV straight up to the and there is sound. I have checked all the Scart leads. Any ideas? Thanks.
 

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Did you fix this problem? My Dad's Tivo has just lost sound on all channels he watches or records via Tivo.

He can still hear sound on old recordings. He can hear sound directly from his Sky box. But via Live TV, or if he presses the aux button he gets no sound.

He has restarted both his Tivo and his sky box, and can't see any obviously loose cables.

He has not changed any of the connections since it was working. He did recently have a problem getting the Tivo to dial for updates, but a restart did fix that. I don't know if there is a connection

Any ideas?

Eric
 

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or if he presses the aux button he gets no sound.

Then it ain't the TiVo. It's probably a loose SCART connector.
 

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Interestingly enough the same thing happened to me last night, I lost
sound on my Sky (SCART) channels and sound+picture on all of my RF
channels. Cables were all connected well, and I'd had no reboots inbetween.

I went out, came back and found that X-Men 2 had recorded without sound.
Viewing my Sky box directly I got sound, but when watching Live TV via the
TiVo and playing back the XM2 recording were both silent. Also I lost my RF
channels, TiVo couldn't pick up a signal from them at all.

In my case a full reboot sorted it.
 

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My Sony Sky Digibox sometimes yields no sound if the same (current) channel number is selected too many times.

Normally however a change to another channel brings it back but it can lead to the odd silent recording.

Automan.
 

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Tefster

You say a full reboot fixed it. Do you mean a Restart or a Repeat Guided Setup? My Dad has tried the former with no success.

When you had no sound did you find that even if you pressed the aux button you still had no sound?
 

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Sorry, my bad wording, I meant just a regular Restart. When I had no sound I
had no sound even if I pressed the Aux button.
 

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Hi did you fix this as i'm having problems too:

ScoobyDooZ said:
Can anyone help with the sound problem on my Thompson Tivo ?

Having come back from 2 weeks holiday I have found that programs recorded in the second week have no sound.

I also have no sound when watching live TV unless I push the Aux ‘bypass’ button.

I have tried 2 freeview boxes and 2 scart leads. When connected direct to the TV they all work fine.

I have pushed the cables all the way in and give them a wiggle too.

I have also tried powering off and rebooting via the remote.

Can anybody suggest what to try next please ?

ScoobyDooZ

PS. Most of the above was tried after reading through alot of post. If it needs fixing can anyone recommend a place on the south coast (UK) as I have a lifetime subscription.
 

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I've just encountered the same problem, I have a Thomson PVR10UK and a Thomson Sky digital box .

I get sound through AUX and I get sound from old recordings in Now Playing.

I get no sound on new recordings in Now Playing or through Live TV.

All the leads are connected properly, and I've already reset the system.

Has anyone ever managed to fix this or is my TiVo dead?

Peter
 

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It's not terminal, so don't panic :)

This problem occurs when the MSP chip fails to initialise properly at startup. Nobody really knows why this happens, AFAIK, but I would suggest trying a couple more restarts from the System Reset menu.
 

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I never sorted mine, but did read the other day that someone tried a reset without the freeview box plugged in and then plugged it in and it seemed to work.
 

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OK, try unplugging it from the mains for a couple of minutes - a cold reset - and then see what happens.

Normally the failure to initialise the sound chip is a transitory thing. If that fails you could try replacing the PSU, as this may be voltage-related - although there's no guarantee it will do the trick.
 

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There are a few slightly differing "No Sound" issues floating around. I have had quite a few boxes from my stock over the years with this symptom, in fact its the most common fault second to modem issue probably!

I recently found I can cure some of these with some board re-work which I always try now when I come accross a unit with these symptoms. Generally from a cold start, the unit will show a picture but no sound, sometimes it takes a while for the picture to appears also or the picture is intermittant when doing channel changes.

I will consider looking at units for people whilst I'm still proving the fix. I can't make any guarentees because there are many differing causes for the "No Sound" problem and my cure probably ony addresses one or a few of them!

Postage being covered + a nominal charge for my time will only be required whilst I'm still looking into it if anyones interested.

Regs
Dave.
 
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