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Topic # 96517 29-Jan-2012 20:21
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Hi,

I just got a TiVo and I'm trying to figure out how to make HDMI work. The setup poster says to go to www.mytivo.co.nz/support for information on using HDMI, but there doesn't seem to actually be any documentation there (a search for "hdmi" simply gives a list of ports and specs).

I've connected via component in the meantime but can't find any output options. How do I enable the HDMI output?

Thanks :)

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  Reply # 574710 29-Jan-2012 20:27
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It should just work. One unit here at home is connected via HDMI and my parents unit is also connected via HDMI. Plug and go in both cases. A cable issue perhaps? Or input selection on your TV?



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  Reply # 574711 29-Jan-2012 20:29
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Hmm. I know that the TV and cable are fine because I can plug the same cable into the Blu-ray player and see its output. If I then swap the cable over without touching anything else, I get the "blue screen of death" (i.e. no signal).

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 574712 29-Jan-2012 20:29
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Haven't got a TiVo but maybe look here
http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/146 

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  Reply # 574717 29-Jan-2012 20:41
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It should just work. You could have a look in the video output settings, maybe the resolution it is trying to use is incompatible with your tv. Go to messages and settings>settings>video>video output format. Have you activated the TiVo device online?




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  Reply # 574718 29-Jan-2012 20:46
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I've just tried a different cable and connected it to a different port on the TV and it's still not working. Yes, the Tivo is activated. I've connected it through component in the meantime but even then I can't get HD; the menus etc are in SD even if I choose "Fixed 1080i" in the menu (the TV doesn't flicker when I change modes so I suspect that it's not actually changing). TV1/2/3 are also in SD.

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  Reply # 574738 29-Jan-2012 21:25
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The issue may be you switching it over while on.

HDCP and sync means it may need to handshake on start. My STB won't boot properly via the receiver if they start from the remote in the wrong order due to handshake error.



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  Reply # 574739 29-Jan-2012 21:26
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I've power-cycled the Tivo with the cable connected. No luck there.

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  Reply # 574750 29-Jan-2012 21:44
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You wont get HD via component cables. Have you tried altering the video output settings? I have a TV that wont accept some of the settings. As you have eliminated the cable and the TV then if fiddling with the output settings doesn't work I would suggest contacting Hybrid. It could be your TiVo is faulty.




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  Reply # 574795 30-Jan-2012 05:54
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another way to change output format is to connect the hdmi cable to tv, then on the tivo box itself press that 'Format' button. it should change from fixed, native,hybrid etc. I also had that problem when i first bought hdmi for my tivo.






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  Reply # 574803 30-Jan-2012 07:32
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scuwp: You wont get HD via component cables.

Component cables are capable of HD and the manual confirms this; "Component Video provides a high-definition picture using a Component Video cable (included). Connect a separate cable for audio."
Are you thinking of composite?

sonyxperiageek: another way to change output format is to connect the hdmi cable to tv, then on the tivo box itself press that 'Format' button. it should change from fixed, native,hybrid etc. I also had that problem when i first bought hdmi for my tivo.

I've cycled through all of the Format options and I can see them changing on the front panel but nothing changes on the TV.

I didn't mention this in my first post but it's actually my parents' Tivo. If I get a chance today then I'll bring it up to my place and see whether it works here, just in case their TV is doing something silly.

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  Reply # 574804 30-Jan-2012 07:33
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When you say "power cycled" you turned the tivo off at the wall or pulled the power plug out of the back of it? Also you have turned the tv off completely (not just standby) before pugging the cables in? And you have unplugged the componet cables and audio cable from the tivo?

What tv do you have? 



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  Reply # 574874 30-Jan-2012 11:16
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Tried it at my place (starting from everything switched off) and it doesn't work here either. Off to Noel's now...



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  Reply # 574887 30-Jan-2012 11:51
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...and the replacement worked immediately. Thanks to all of you for your help :)

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