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  Reply # 2061000 23-Jul-2018 13:46
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I get this with one of my tivos from time to time, but it has always done it.


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  Reply # 2061097 23-Jul-2018 16:14
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Hi mattwnz

 

I thought I was doing something stupid but having googled the problem I see it is tied in with overlapping start times from 2 programs which is what I have, recording the soaps for her who must be obeyed.For some reason it mainly affects afternoon programs ??? Could also be signal strength related my was down to 32 % now up to 56% ,I will see how it goes

 

 


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  Reply # 2061137 23-Jul-2018 17:37
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pommyjohn:

Would anyone have any idea why one only of my season pass programs records with no sound, all other season passes records fine. This is a regular occurrence for the same program


TiVos have dual tuners. At my previous house, I had a problem where, if both tuners were on the same channel, the sound would mute altogether (and occasionally the picture would pixelate too) on one or other tuner. I sent several TiVos back to Spark and got to know the Hybrid helpdesk staff on a first name basis trying to resolve this, but every TiVo I got back as a replacement was afflicted to some degree or other. I gave up getting them replaced after a while and lived with it after working out how I could avoid the issue.

Normally if you are watching one TV channel then change to another channel and the other tuner just so happens to already be on it, the TiVo will switch to the other tuner rather than change the channel on the first tuner. Because of this a TiVo normally keeps the tuners on different channels most of the time and the conditions bringing up the problem are avoided.

Where both tuners do go onto the same channel is when back-to back programs on the same channel are recorded. The problem would then remain until the channel was changed on one or other tuner.

Is this what you are seeing in your case?

I could avoid the issue by arranging my recording schedule to avoid back-to-back recordings on the same channel, recording one program on the TiVo and the other on a different device. The appearance of the +1 channels since then also gave me a workaround in many cases if I could live without 5.1 sound on one of the programs.

When I moved house, the problem mysteriously went away. Completely. Working with RF as a job I came to the conclusion there was some critical phase shift happening in the antenna cabling (there were splitters, VHF/UHF combiners and stuff everywhere) in the old house, or interference due to the fact I was receiving from both the Kaukau and Colonial Knob broadcast transmitters in Wellington at pretty much exactly the same signal strength.

One weird thing is that technically the tuners often have to be tuned on the same RF channel to receive (say) viewing channels TV1 and TV2, as the digital broadcast channels transmit several viewing channels on the same RF channels. In such case the separate viewing channels are plucked from identical digital data streams after demodulation. But the problem I saw would only come up if both tuners were on the same viewing channel, the tuners being on the same RF channel by itself wasn't enough to cause the issue by itself. If RF interference or phase shifting really was an explanation I would have expect it to afflict the tuners while they are on the same RF channel irrespective of the selected viewing channel, but this was not what was happening in my case. I have no explanation for that...

If you find the issue is happening for you just on back-to-back recordings, I recommend you check to see if you are receiving strong signal from multiple transmitters, and consider renewing the TV antenna and cabling if it's not in a good state. And avoid back-to-back recordings.

I hope this helps a bit.

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  Reply # 2061437 24-Jul-2018 07:30
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Hi there

 

Many thanks for your reply and for taking the time to explain the problem. You have explained the situation exactly, 2 programs back to back on the same channel (Emmerdale and Coro I know !!!) and with overlaps. It wouldn't be antenna related because we are in a new retirement village with a excellent signal so I will play around with the overlaps

 

Many thanks for your help

 

 


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  Reply # 2065096 30-Jul-2018 17:00
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My Tivo started telling me that there is no signal. I have powered cycle and same issue. Shows powering up then goes no signal. Tried different HDMI cable and port. Same issue. Tried with composite and got stuck on almost finished for about 5 minutes but booted fine and I was able to access the recordings. Anyone else had this issue. Right now it seems to be the HDMI port got busted.


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  Reply # 2065819 31-Jul-2018 18:37
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CrashAndBurn:

 

My Tivo started telling me that there is no signal. I have powered cycle and same issue. Shows powering up then goes no signal. Tried different HDMI cable and port. Same issue. Tried with composite and got stuck on almost finished for about 5 minutes but booted fine and I was able to access the recordings. Anyone else had this issue. Right now it seems to be the HDMI port got busted.

 

 

Is your TiVo telling you 'no signal' or is it your TV telling you 'no signal'? Seeing as composite works (or do you mean component?) then I assume it is the TV saying 'no signal' from the TiVo. It is quite common for the HDMI port to fail. Sometimes it can be fixed by resoldering the HDMI connector pins onto the motherboard. Otherwise just use component, both are limited to 1080i anyway.


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  Reply # 2065825 31-Jul-2018 18:43
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Yes I meant component. I ended up using it instead as the TV works with other sources using the same HDMI cable. I don't want to spend anymore to get the HDMI port fixed given that the TIVO could die completely anytime soon.


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  Reply # 2066073 1-Aug-2018 08:54
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Skolink:

 

CrashAndBurn:

 

My Tivo started telling me that there is no signal. I have powered cycle and same issue. Shows powering up then goes no signal. Tried different HDMI cable and port. Same issue. Tried with composite and got stuck on almost finished for about 5 minutes but booted fine and I was able to access the recordings. Anyone else had this issue. Right now it seems to be the HDMI port got busted.

 

 

Is your TiVo telling you 'no signal' or is it your TV telling you 'no signal'? Seeing as composite works (or do you mean component?) then I assume it is the TV saying 'no signal' from the TiVo. It is quite common for the HDMI port to fail. Sometimes it can be fixed by resoldering the HDMI connector pins onto the motherboard. Otherwise just use component, both are limited to 1080i anyway.

 

 

Component on the NZ software is SD only.  The Ozz setting gives you HD but of course no channels.  





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  Reply # 2066471 1-Aug-2018 17:59
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Hi All, Been a while since I posted on here. I was contacted by one of my customers pointing out EPG duration is lacking. I had a look myself and it fades out friday / saturday. 3 days worth. As I am unsure of the current systems in place for populating the EPG I thought make mention of it here for anyone in the know to reply.


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  Reply # 2066488 1-Aug-2018 18:34
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Yes, can confirm, only 3 days before fading here too...


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  Reply # 2066532 1-Aug-2018 19:42
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Yes same here only 3 days of advance programming. the its all one news at 6 on 1


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  Reply # 2066615 1-Aug-2018 22:38
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I have reported to our NZ Guide guys for follow up. 





Tivo upgrades to operate with the new OzTivo EPG, support and service. Over 300 performed here so far. See: www.hillcrest.net.nz


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  Reply # 2066704 2-Aug-2018 08:37
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The local epg for MythTV has the same issue currently.





Rob

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  Reply # 2071890 11-Aug-2018 22:21
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Is anyone else's EPG playing up again?

 

Tonight my TV3 movie Marigold Hotel is missing... then has at least 2 other programs listed.

 

And Choice has "Saturday Movie" instead of actual movie title "Jane got a gun"


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  Reply # 2093696 20-Sep-2018 11:06
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Here are the latest stats for Aust and NZ TiVos connecting to the OzTivo server for their guide updates. The number of TiVos being modified have dropped way back now but there's still a trickle coming through.

 

I'm supporting TiVo long term so please don't hesitate to PM me if you'd like your TiVo Series 3 chipped, hard disk or software upgraded or repaired. 

 

*2432 units seen (+2 since yesterday), 1834 active in the last 7 days*
> AU 1116 TSN's seen (+0.1% in 24hrs), 844 active (-0.1%) in the last 7 days
> NZ 1301 TSN's seen (+0.2% in 24hrs), 990 active (+0.1%) in the last 7 days

 

Tivo Stats 19-09-18





Tivo upgrades to operate with the new OzTivo EPG, support and service. Over 300 performed here so far. See: www.hillcrest.net.nz


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