4 year old LG "Smart" 3D-TV.
Until Thursday, when switched on, and on the HDMI-1 channel, which the
TiVo box is connected to, if the TiVo was off, after about 5s, there
would be a message about "No Input" with an option to turn the TiVo on
via the smart remote, or close. Close took you to the next menu for
Now, when turned on with HDMI-1 not on, it just sits there.
No updates to TV *or* TiVo box for a while.
Any ideas ?
Not sure about your LG but my Samsung uses the CEC protocol to communicate
to devices via HDMI. As I recall, the TV acts as the controller and the oth
ers communicate via it.
A few times I had various weird behaviour and resetting it seemed to fix it
. I disconnected all devices from the TV and unplugged the TV for a few min
s. Then added them back one at a time until they were all registered correc
tly. The other issue I had was that one of the devices needed to be powered
on otherwise it seemed to screw up everything else.
On Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:04:09 -0700, leenowell wrote:
Is that the protocol where turning the TiVo on should switch on-and-to
that HDMI feed ? I have a vague memory from early days that Virgin
crippled that in the TiVo.
However the TV *is* capable of controlling the TiVo ... it's how the
"smart remote" works. The remote controls the TV which in turn controls
the TiVo. Which is why the TV *used to* give an option to turn the TiVo
on, if it found no signal on the HDMI channel it had been told the TiVo
In the grand scheme of things, it's no problem at all - I just have to go
to input select directly rather than as I have done. It's just the change
in behaviour that intrigues me. Very much a symptom of modern living
where an upgrade can bugger all sorts of things up, but no one GAS.
Rather like Android 7.1.1. killing call recording.
On Sun, 10 Jun 2018 19:50:57 +0100, Bob Minchin wrote:
The TV definitely not - it's set to "prompt for update".
Annoyingly I've just checked the TiVo, and it doesn't have that setting
(I thought it did. But then it's so rarely used these days). The revision
it's reporting doesn't indicate when it was released.
Leads to a subsequent question - if it is the TiVo that has changed, then
- Ah, just had a thought. Maybe the TV has "forgotten" that the smart
remote was programmed for the TiVo ????? Must check later.
You can't buy them in the UK. Virgin have sole rights and rent them.
I suspect the folks at TiVo central wish they'd not done that, as the
first thing Virgin did was to cripple the TiVos - and keep them that way.
The only reason I have one is Virgin would charge at least as much for
broadband only on a residential "bundle" - or so it works out every time
On Tue, 12 Jun 2018 07:26:16 +0100, Vidcapper wrote:
Can't access local network.
Can't be controlled via webpage. (No, I don't want a shitty Virgin "app"
to do it).
This is the 4-channel one. Can't speak for the 6 channel one.
I don't know if the US TiVos encrypt recordings, but Virgin do - meaning
a drive failure loses you all your recorded content.
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