Thanks for any help. I've had a tivo for years and recently got the series 2 witht the double tuners. Had a "proressional" install it and it hasn't done so yet. I have an Onkyo AV receiver hooked up to the cable box and tivo as well, and am trying to use a universal remote, but even with the Tivo remote I can't perform the functions. If I'm recording a show and then press pause and then live TV, I get the guide, and when I select a show it asks if I want to stop recording. So it's not working correctly. Further, the channel listed on the screen is not the channel listed on the cable box. How to I start to unravel this? Thanks for any suggestions. Allan W
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The Tivo Series 3 uses two CableCards, one for each tuner. It is possible that the CableCard that is responsible for receiving channels on Tuner 1 is defective, has become corrupted, or otherwise is not paired correctly. Call your cable provider and have a tech look at it.
For some reason your Tivo is tripping the internal breaker of your TV. Check the cables and see that they are not damaged and are connected properly (all the cables that hook up to the Tivo). If you have a spare set of cables, try them to see if the TV still turns off.
No, unfortunately there is not. That tivo only has 1 tuner, so you can only record or watch 1 live program. You can however watch a pre-recorded program while recording a live program. If you have directv, you can step up and get their hr20 dvr. It's not a tivo by any means, but it has 2 tuners so you can record 2 things at once and watch a pre-recorded show. It takes a little while to get used to the interface, but once you get the hang of it, it's pretty straightforward.
You can also get an older DVR w/ tivo (hr10) however, it will not get ANY of the new MPEG4 High Def channels that are out there.
If you have an hdtv, then you really should grab an hr20, give directv customer retention a call and ask what they can do for you. You'll need a new slimline dish and they'll come out install it and everything you need for watching off the new satellites and enjoying the new mpeg4 hd channels (the old hd channels are in mpeg2).
You shouldn't unplug the ribbon cable and power on the unit, ever!
Make sure the ribbon cable is 100% in the motherboard, and the front ribbon cable as well, also ensure they aren't damaged. If you can't even get the startup screen, or any type of video output, then your motherboard is most likely shot and I'd see what tivo can do for you.