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Toshiba SD-H400 no cable tv pic help?

post #1 of 9
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so i was trying to get my parents tivo box up and going. i have connected the coax from the wall to the tivo and composite cable(y,r,w) output to tv. i can see tivo gui(and detail of show thats on) but while the tv is on..i cant see the tv picture for some reason?! my cable service is not all digital because i can turn off tivo box and output a coax to tv and can see a cable tv picture just fine..but once i turn tivo back on...nothing. this tivo comes w/ basic lifetime service so i have guide up to 3 days and should be able to record like a vcr manually, which is all the parents need in sd quality. its not the composite cable because i've ran it from a cable box to tv(just for trial purpose) and it outputs cable tv pic just fine. however, right now im just trying to get a tv picture of say seinfeld to display while the tivo gui is displayed. it is on interlace mode in the back. there isnt a cable card on this older box btw. any suggestions?
Edited by dz2k - 7/31/12 at 5:50am
post #2 of 9
Does it have a cable/air setting? if so is it set to cable? does it have a cable mode setting IRC,HRC,STD? if so most likely should be STD.
What country are you in? could it have a PAL tuner instead of NTSC tuner if you're in US ?
If none of above works i would say return for replacement.
post #3 of 9
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i didnt see a cable/air option but i went through guided setup and stated its using cable tv direct from coax. im in the U.S. the parents bought this several years ago so its not returnable at this point. i could say it worked w/ cable tv at that time also so its ntsc.
post #4 of 9
What cable company?
post #5 of 9
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charter
post #6 of 9
If the service still has an analog band, then I suspect the TiVo is futzed.
post #7 of 9
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i think so also. i can turn off tivo and the input from wall to tivo and output from tivo to tv...the cable pic is fine. when i turn on the tivo..only tivo gui is shown and it states "searching for signal"
post #8 of 9
dounds like you have NTSC TiVO and your provider is not rebroadcasting NTSC anymore. Probably just ATSC or Clear QAM.
post #9 of 9
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wow. i used coax input to tivo then coax out to tv and i see some local channels thru tivo along with gui.. i bypassed composite/component outs altogether. it works this way. ill try cable box setup later again. glad i plugged it back up after a weeks break.
Edited by dz2k - 8/2/12 at 2:07pm
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