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Phsycadelic images I have a TiVo HR10. Output to my HD TV looks fine when using s-video. However HDMI outputs a picture that looks like cartoons rather than people - phsycadelic images. I've reset the receiver, changed HDMI cables and used a different input on my HD TV. No changes. However when moving the HDMI cable connection (at the plug) on the receiver, the picture improves but returns to its poor state when I stop moving it. The screws around the plug on the outside of the back panel are tight.

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Re: phsycadelic images

Most likely your HDMI card is defective. If you have a free component spot on your tv, use component. You'll get the same great picture as HDMI, just have to use 5 cables instead of 1. You also won't have to deal with the annoying HDCP problems and HDMI. If you do not have a free component slot, make sure your HDMI cable is securing (don't push hard) in the HDMI connector on the tivo and on the tv. Also, check your video settings to ensure they aren't cranked up from the factory, but 99% of the time, it's the bad HDMI card in the unit, which can be repaired. I recommend ccs corp in Indiana, I've used them in the past and they're great.

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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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