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TIVO DVR : Won't Change Channels

The TIVO is connected to the Cable Box using a Serial Connection. The tivo can no longer communicate with the Cable Box. The Cable box works fine and can change channels. I bought a new Serial cable, but still I can't get the Tivo to change channels when I use the Tivo remote or when I have programmed a program to be recorded.

i can change channels on the cable box with tivo remote but tivo is stuck on one channel.

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  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2008

    My Tivo only changes channels, correctly, about 1/2 of the time. For example, sometimes it is programmed to change to channel 351 but it may turn to 51 or 35 or, not at all. There is nothing on the Tivo website in support of this. Everything else works fine, Ie: cable box, serial connection, etc.

  • Anonymous May 24, 2008

    My tivo has this problem also. Try not to use another remote such as a dvd around your tivo, also try restarting your tivo when it is missing channels.

  • raynek415 Sep 27, 2008

    My Tivo has become stuck on channel 43. If I change the channel with the remote the channel number changes and displays the current infomration, but the channel will not leave channel 43. I unplugged it, checked the IR cable, unplugged the DSL line and nothing. Any other ideas?

  • grege64 Nov 13, 2008

    I have the same problem. Tivo thinks it's changing the channel - the Tivo on screen display says it's on the desired channel, but the cable box (and consequently the TV) never leaves changes channel unless I use the Cable remote.

  • cocotte33 Nov 24, 2008

    When trying to change channel with the tivo remote the cable box displays the new channel info on screen as if it is going to change to that channel but it doesn't the cable box stays on the channel it is on.
    I've tried all the IR codes and none seem to work. I have a PACE 2000.


  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    I am having the same problem. Over the last few days the channels will change. I have to go into the channel setting and run the test and then it seems to work for a while then I get stuck again and have to start the same process. Is it a bad remote possibly?

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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

Do not use another remote around your tivo, also when it misses channels alot, try restarting the system.

Posted on May 24, 2008

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