How To Fix ‘No Signal’ Error On TiVo?

The problem of ‘no signal’ is quite common in TiVo. People after trying so many things are not able to fix this problem. TiVo help and support providers have also been consulted, but no solid solution has been provided yet.

In order to troubleshoot the problem of ‘no signal’ or ‘searching for signal’ on TiVo box, you will have to deeply check hardware and software of the device. The problem might have occurred due to faulty physical components or software settings. There is a huge possibility that connection problems or fault in settings can prevent the TiVo box from reading the signal in the proper manner from your cable box or satellite box.

It is important for you to note that the program recording function in your TiVo box will only work if there is a program to record. We in this blog post will discuss the problem of ‘no signal’, which applies to TiVo Series 2 DVR devices. So, read below-mentioned information very carefully, as this info will help you fix TiVo setup issue easily.

Step 1: Start off with turning off your TV and TiVo box. Check the cables running between TV, TiVo box, and video source. Make sure that all the cables are properly connected to their respective ports. The device acting as the source device should output to TiVo box, which should further output to the TV.

Step 2: Now, you have to change the settings of your TiVo box to match with your program source. For that, launch TiVo Central followed by highlighting ‘messages and settings’. Once done, go to ‘accounts and system information’ and choose ‘system information’ followed by ticking the ‘program source’ option.

This setting needs to match with the output device. If you don’t have a cable box, then it must say that ‘cable without a box’. If you want to change this option, then you will have to repeat TiVo’s guided setup utility by launching TiVo Central followed by choosing ‘messages and settings’ and finally, selecting ‘help’. Now, you need to select ‘restart or reset system’ and then, ‘repeat guided setup’ to open the utility.

Step 3: You need to check your satellite or cable box as well because if there is no power reaching this box, then you can’t do anything. Also, check whether the device is not set to automatic power off option. TiVo will not be able to read signals from the source device if the device is not powered up. There won’t be any use of performing TiVo com activate the process, as that is only effective when the device is in working condition.

Step 4: You have to verify whether TiVo is able to find a video source by launching TiVo Central followed by choosing ‘messages and settings’ and finally, choosing ‘Settings’. If you are not able to do so, then go to TiVo com support. Now, choose ‘video’, then, ‘video hookup, and finally, follow the instructions that you see on the screen to find out whether the video source is available or not.

Step 5: You can also try connecting the video source directly to the TV bypassing the TiVo box. This can resolve the signal issues at times, but if that doesn’t happen, then there is definitely some issue with your cable provider or the hardware of the source device, so work on fixing the error. The problem is not with the TiVo device, so don’t try experimenting things on TiVo device. You can still get in touch with TiVo customer service, as they know something about the problem and its solution.