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(Last Login: Sep 15, 2017 at 4:06:27 PM) vchimpanzee
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What channel do I use if there is no AUX?
Sep 1, 2017 at 2:56:33 PM  |  #1

In the "vile new color scheme" topic I explain what happened. Let me just say that I had to switch my Roamio to an 18-year-old TV and when I tried to switch to "AUX" as I had been told to do the first time I bought a TiVo above Series 2, there was no such channel and I had to swap the TV that is connected to my Series 2 with the 18-year-old TV. The Series 2 uses Channel 3 and a simple cable that plugs in to where the antenna used to go. The Series 3 and Roamio have to plug into a yellow hole and a white hole in the front and use AUX. The 18-year-old TV has the yellow hole and white hole.

 

And please don't criticize my old TVs. With the exception of the one that quit working this week, they work. They were all 13 inches and all had VCRs included which was easier than hooking up separate VCRs (and with converter boxes, that's an advantage.

 

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(Last Login: Sep 19, 2017 at 12:26:09 PM) tivosupport_mae
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Sep 1, 2017 at 3:50:17 PM  |  #2

Hello vchimpanzee,

 

Yes the tv has to be set to channel 3, then use the tv remote to look for the inputs----for the HDMI connection. If channel 3 is nt available, on the tv remote----look for maybe AUX, inputs, or menu.

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(Last Login: Sep 15, 2017 at 4:06:27 PM) vchimpanzee
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Sep 1, 2017 at 3:53:46 PM  |  #3

No, I've been using AUX for Roamio and Series 3.

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(Last Login: Sep 3, 2017 at 12:34:31 AM) darr247
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Sep 3, 2017 at 12:56:07 AM  |  #4

Do you have the breakout cable like https://www.tivo.com/shop/detail/av-cable or do you actually have a Roamio Plus or Roamio Pro?

 

The regular Roamios require the breakout cables, and you would use the yellow (video) white and red (left and right audio) RCA jacks on your TV. 

 

The selection might be called "Video In", "Baseband" or "Composite" in the TV's Input menu, instead of Aux.

What are all the options shown for picking the Input on the TV?

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(Last Login: September 20, 2017 6:29 AM) lpwcomp
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Sep 6, 2017 at 12:49:23 PM  |  #5

From where does TiVo get the "support" people who respond in these forums?  "Channel 3" hasn't worked since the Series 2 as that is the last model that had RF out.

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(Last Login: Sep 15, 2017 at 4:06:27 PM) vchimpanzee
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Sep 8, 2017 at 3:40:35 PM  |  #6

That is correct. I can only use the 18-year-old TV to record as long as the Series 2 works, then. Or switch it to an antenna and use the VCR, if that works. 

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(Last Login: September 20, 2017 6:29 AM) lpwcomp
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Sep 8, 2017 at 10:52:59 PM  |  #7
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That is correct. I can only use the 18-year-old TV to record as long as the Series 2 works, then. Or switch it to an antenna and use the VCR, if that works. 


You don't use your TV for "recording" at all, just to watch what the TiVo has recorded.  Most if not all TVs have had A/V inputs for >30 years..  Yellow for composite video and red and white for left and right audio.  Most if not all TiVos produce compatible output, although some models require a "breakout cable".

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(Last Login: Sep 15, 2017 at 4:06:27 PM) vchimpanzee
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Sep 9, 2017 at 12:18:24 PM  |  #8

Well, yes, I am only watching what has been recorded.

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(Last Login: September 20, 2017 6:29 AM) lpwcomp
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Sep 9, 2017 at 6:28:11 PM  |  #9

As Dan asked, what are your input options on the TV?

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(Last Login: Sep 15, 2017 at 4:06:27 PM) vchimpanzee
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Sep 13, 2017 at 1:27:35 PM  |  #10
I use the antenna input with Channel 3. Also, there is the same place to plug in the yellow and the white with AUX as on the other TVs.
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(Last Login: September 20, 2017 6:29 AM) lpwcomp
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Sep 13, 2017 at 1:48:20 PM  |  #11
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I use the antenna input with Channel 3. Also, there is the same place to plug in the yellow and the white with AUX as on the other TVs.


You can use the A/V inputs (yellow - video, white - left audio, red - right audio) with any model TiVo.  The only reason to use RF (antenna) is if the TV does not have A/V inputs.

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(Last Login: Sep 15, 2017 at 4:06:27 PM) vchimpanzee
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Sep 15, 2017 at 4:07:37 PM  |  #12

And, again, if I had used the old TV with the Roamio, what channel?

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(Last Login: September 20, 2017 6:29 AM) lpwcomp
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Sep 15, 2017 at 4:24:50 PM  |  #13

For the last time, it isn't a "channel", it's an Input/Source.

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