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I have a tivo that has bad video , it looks like a bad cap or something . it dos not matter if i am useing video output or modulator

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Try to check your all ground terminals. somewhere your ground is missing and +ve volts droping

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I use the old version of Toast 8 with TiVo Transfer to download my favorite shows from my TiVo Premiere to Apple hard drive. However, I could not get the movies to my new iPad via Toast or TiVo Transfer. The file extension for the TiVo videos is not supported by iTunes. Thus, I need to convert TiVo to iPad compatible format.
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For you guys who may have the same problem for converting TiVo to iPad MP4, I here demonstrate the quick steps using Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac.
Step 1. Load TiVo videos to Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac.
Run Aunsoft Vido Converter for Mac as the recommended Mac TiVo to iPad converter, and click the "Add" button to load .tivo videos or .ts videos, which had been transferred from TiVo Premiere to MacBook Pro or iMac.
Step 2. Choose iPad 720p output format.
Click the "Format" option and choose iPad > iPad HD Video(*.mp4), and the Mac TiVo to iPad converter will downscale the 1080i TiVo videos to 720p iPad MP4 videos.

Step 3. Convert TiVo/TS to iPad MP4.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac TiVo to iPad converter starts transcoding TiVo/TS to iPad MP4 in 720p.
After the conversion, the HD videos will be ready for syncing to iPad. With Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac as the TiVo to iPad converter, it is easy to transfer TiVo videos to iPad.
If you have TiVo videos from your friend, remember to ask for the Media Access Key (MAK) for the files. Click the Option button and enter the MAK before loading TiVo files for conversion to iPad.

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No matter what kinds of HTC Android phones you are using, you may notice that the supported formats for the smartphone are quite limited. While you have TiVo videos in .tivo or .ts format, which are recorded using TiVo Premiere, do you want to watch them on your HTC smartphone?
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Here is the step-by-step guide to convert TiVo to HTC Android smartphone.
Step 1. Load TiVo videos to Aunsoft Video Converter.
Run Aunsoft Video Converter as the TiVo to HTC converter, and click the "Add" button to load TiVo videos in .tivo format and .ts format.
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If that's happening on HDMI, check the component video output (red, green, blue plugs), and if that's not working, check the composite (yellow plug) output, and of course make sure the TiVo and video display device are in agreement on the resolution setting.

The TiVo Community Forum, a group of TiVo users (and not an official TiVo, Inc. site) is a good place to explore this issue in greater depth.

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You may have to set the channel 3/4 switch on the lower right rear of your TiVo to match the output setting of your Apex converter. If your Apex converter is equipped for L/R audio and video output you will get better results using a three-conductor cable to connect to your TiVo.

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The iPhone 4 video converter supports both the TiVo mpeg2 program stream format and the mpeg2 transport stream (TS) format from TiVo Premiere. What's more, it includes quick output profile for iPhone 4.

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Why choose Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac?
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Download Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac as TiVo to iPhone 4 converter, and enjoy the recorded FIFA World Cup games from TiVo to iPhone 4 with high quality.

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