Question about Tivo Premiere Elite XL4 - HD DVR
TIVO never starts up, just stays on the start screen and reboots about every 2-3 seconds.
If you have done the usual thing - i.e. pulled the plug and done a forced restart and the problem continues, you've probably got a bad hard drive and will need to replace the unit. But I trust you have called Tivo tech support at 877-367-8486. If you are an existing Tivo Customer, which it sounds like you are, they've got good deals right now - if you call them - for new ones - prices ranging from $129 for a straight XL and $199 for a 4XL
Posted on Jan 27, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I re-did the guided setup in the Tivo under Messages & Settings/Restart-Reset System/Restart menu section in Tivo. Once I did that, it cleared this issue, even though I didn't have to change any of my settings thru this guided setup. I tried a reset alone first, but that did not fix it. Only this fixed it. We had lost both power and cable during a recent tree fall in a storm, and when both were restored, this problem started. I have a cable coax directly in the back of the TV (no cable box/IR etc) and the system is on a home wireless network. I actually have 2 identical Tivo's in the house set up the same way but only one had this problem. The other worked no different after the outage.
Posted on Oct 13, 2008
SOURCE: TIVO DVR : Won't Change Channels
Set up your infrared blasters connected from your IR port on the Tivo and by placing the two lead lights in front of your cable box so it (the cable box) can read the signal. Then go to Channel settings accessed through Tivo Central and follow the questions. It will ask you to change channels until the remote is working correctly. This all worked on a different "input" on my Mitsubishi TV (it has multiple inputs. I have the cable input on a different "input" to make it work. Hope this helps. Call TIVO tech assistance because they are the ones who talked me through this.
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
Go to http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/294/kw/code%20search/c/105/r_id/100041 and under Programming TV Power, Volume and Mute, click on "show the steps".
Follow the instructions given.
The RCA remote codes are 0163, 0001, 0004, 0006, 0011, 0029, 0030, 0057, 0071, 0133, 0145, 0106, 0171, 0231, 0232, and 2210.
Try each of these codes one at a time (as per instructions) until you find one that works.
This link also gives instructions on what to do if none of the above codes work.
If this helps, please give a rating!
Posted on Oct 11, 2009
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