I have a Series 2 Tivo DVR Dual Tuner playing through a Sharp Acquos LC 46D62U. System working fine for a few months, but now, when playing directly from the Series 2, or when playing back recorded programs, the TV suddenly shuts off although the Tivo DVR appears to keep functioning. The TV can be turned on again but often goes off two or three times in a row. This problem does not seem to occur if signal goes directly from Comcast box to the TV. Am running out of ideas and slowly going nuts. Any ideas?
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Re: Tivo turns off TV
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.
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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.
I have used a Tivo model 1 for years and love it. But when it cametime for HDTV, I decided to try a "build your own" PVR using SageTV orBeyond TV. I have done so and, to make a long story short, I justbought a Tivo Series 3. Problems with the Beyond TV and Sage TV approaches? 1) Tuner cards with drivers not compatible with running two cardstogether (Dvico). 2) Tuner cards that cannot accept cable cards and so limit you to OTAHDTV and analog cable channels. I now consider this THE major unresoled limitation in trying to build a PC version PVR to compete with a Tivo Series 3) Don't buy Tuner cards without a hardware encoder on analog channels. Thiscauses excessive CPU utilization and can result in stuttering video when recording twoanalog channels and watching a HDTV channel. This with a dual core4200+ghz cpu and this was better than two other MBs I tried. Note: Recently, ATI has introduced the ATI Theater 650 chipset based tuners which ARE reported to have a hardware encoder for analog TV channels. I would recommend this tuner as a starting point for any future PVR build efforts. 4) SageTv has lots of features for "geeks" but is missing lots offeatures.. Such as an easy way to tell the software to pick HDTVchannels instead of non-HDTV channels that are presenting the same program. 5) BTV has a pretty good GUI and good remote controls. Still, itsuffers from stuttering and pixelation when recording two analogprograms while watching an HDTV program. This is really a hardwareproblem (3 above) but I was not able to overcome it at the time. I needed a PCI or PCIe HDTV+analog TV tuner which included a hardware encoder for the analog capture mode. BTV has about the worst technical support of any software company I have ever worked with. But the software works pretty good. Their refusal to give me a "baseline hardware configuration" that they KNEW would work with Beyond TV software and two HDTV tuners should have been a red flag that I was going to have problems. 6) I had to go through three video cards before I found one that would give me dual displays while playing back HDTV. Even so, none of the ATI or Nvida based video cards would allow operation of the TV set as the secondary display. This was a result of the huge CPU load generated when making the HDTV display the secondary display and the computer display the primary. I finally settled for a configuration where I used ONLY the TV display and made it the primary display. So.. After spending three months of elapsed time and about two thousand dollars buying hardware and software to experiment with, I decided to give up and buy the $800 Tivo series 3 PVR withthe $199 lifetime subscription transfer price. Expensive, but I spent considerablymore (and a LOT of time!) trying to get a dual tuner HDTV alternativeto work and .. I failed to come close to Tivo Series 3 features andperformance. Until December 31, Tivo series 1 and 2 owners who have a "lifetime" update deal can transfer this deal to a series 3 for $199. This seems excessive considering that BeyondTV and SageTV give "free" TV Guide service "forever" as a part of their software purchase.. That was one of the attractions to these two software packages. In summary.. A lot of people appear to get BTV and SageTV to operate acceptably in specific applications. A lot of other people have a multitude of problems with their configurations. I simply could not find a combination of hardware and software that would work "without video stuttering under some conditions" with dual HDTV/Analog tuners. The failure of both SnapStream (Beyond TV) and Sage TV to publish even ONE "baseline hardware configuration" that is guaranteed to work under all circumstances with dual tuners makes me very suspicious that such a configuration is unknown at this moment in time. Let
this works to record progam you watching 1. press menu key 2. highlight DVR button by using either < or > key then press OK button 3. answer prompts
Do this to set up a recording in advance or a series recording 1. Hit the guide button 2. scroll thru channels until you find program you want to record 3. scrool over to red dot press OK button 4.you can the highlight red dot for one time recording or go down one to record every episode. make sure you check the settings for this program.
They're lying to you, to charge you more.
A cable card is a cable card is a cable card. If your provider stands by their "special card" BS, switch to a new cable provider.
They're probably trying to scare you into getting their DVR instead of Tivo. And it's not the same, ever. Tivo is far superior to any other DVR on the market, free or not.
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