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Topic # 93018 11-Nov-2011 05:20
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Purchased a TIVO unit of TM this week still in a sealed box - came home and plugged it in.

Came up with a screen 'Welcome to TIVO' and then shows 'No Signal' on my TV.

Any ideas? 

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  Reply # 544073 11-Nov-2011 06:14
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dumb question.... is it plugged in to a UHF aerial?



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  Reply # 544077 11-Nov-2011 06:54
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Yeah it is. the no signal is a no input detected rather than a no tv signal

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 544088 11-Nov-2011 07:31
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Is your HDMI cable at least version 1.3 




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  Reply # 544107 11-Nov-2011 08:13
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Sounds more like a TV issue than the TiVo. Sorry lot's of potentially dumb questions but have to ask...

Have you plugged the TiVo output into the TV?
What connector have you used? (HDMI?)
Is the correct input selected on the TV?

You could try another HDMI input on your TV if it has one, or change to the component cables included with the TiVo and see what happens (Make sure you change the input setting on the TV to match the cables)

If the component works then potentially a faulty HDMI cable included.





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  Reply # 544108 11-Nov-2011 08:18
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Also, after connecting have you power cycled the TV to ensure a proper handshake?




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  Reply # 544118 11-Nov-2011 08:41
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I plugged in one I had bought off TM this week also and it took ages for the picture to appear. I was getting worried so I plugged in a composite [yellow] video plug but then while I was doing that suddently the image came up saying it was powering up.
Once mine had recognised the HDMI connection it switched to 1080I fixed, also while it is booting you can try a different HDMI socket, mine didn't show a picture until I changed socket. Maybe something to do with the aforementioned HDMI handshaking.

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  Reply # 544165 11-Nov-2011 10:17
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BGNZ:
Came up with a screen 'Welcome to TIVO' and then shows 'No Signal' on my TV.

 


Another dumb question.
Are you actually in a Freeview HD coverage area?

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  Reply # 544233 11-Nov-2011 12:22
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Have you got a working broadband connection plugged in?
You need it for first boot.
With the poor tech support, your best move is to take it to a friend who owns one and plug it in in place of theirs. That'll at least verify that it works and enable you to take it home and start it up. (It'll have its startup information installed)
 



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  Reply # 544586 12-Nov-2011 14:16
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Tried it in another room and it seemed to work...so used another plug setup. All okay - and now also working with hdmi.

Cheers for all the tips!

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