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Tivo HD displays ''hdmi connection not permitted''

Tivo hd has been working with my toshiba 52hm84 dlp for almost a month and just now stopped working. I get the message ''hdmi connection not permitted' and can not view any content. I can stil see all of the tivo guides, just no live tv or recorded material.

Here's what I tried so far:
* I have tried 4 different hdmi cables with no luck.
* Xbox and another dvr work with the tv over hdmi
* tivo works with a small tv over hdmi
* Tivo over component works fine with the tv, but I don't want all of the extra wires

Note: I had this problem with hdmi before with the tv/tivo combination and when I moved I decided to give it another try. It worked for the month and than stopped working again.

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  • eustist Apr 23, 2009

    Have same problem. Only happened because 3 year old shut off power strip and turned back on. Was working fine prior to that.

  • sellsje May 06, 2009

    Mine worked fine for a a week. It just went out today. I am trying to figure it out. Does any one have a solution yet? If I find one I'll post it. thanks

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This happened to me many times with my Sharp 40" LCD. I am actually running 2 tvs of of 1 HD Tivo. One in the bedroom with HDMI and then through the wall into my kitchen tv via Component. ( yes whatever is on in the bedroom plays in the kitchen).. So this AM my power dropped out for a few seconds then came back on. When the Tivo rebooted I got that " hdmi connection not permitted" message. In the past, I would just reboot everything and all would be ok.. But today I couldnt get the tv with the HDMI to display the programming. It would show the tivo menus, but when I tried to play anything or watch live tv, the message would pop up again. The kitchen TV with the components was working the whole time...
So finally I rebooted the Tivo one more time. But this time I left the HDMI cable unplugged from the Sharp in the bedroom untill the Tivo was fully booted and a live channel was playing in the kitchen. I then plugged the HDMI back into the bedroon TV, and it came back on. Im not saying this will work for you, But its worth a try

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