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Purple HDMI TiVo

I thought I had dodged this bullet, but this morning when I turned on my HD DirecTV TiVo I got “purple haze”. Although, this was different than I’d seen it before. Usually if I just hit the ratio button on the HR 10-250 it would correct after a couple of times, but this is pervasive. It seems that all true blacks are showing up as purple.

This setup has been working since I got it in January! But today it decides to give up the ghost. I called up DirecTV and after 33 minutes of support discussion, and having the support person tell me “the HDMI port just doesn’t work on these, it’s a known problem, you need to use component video instead” I got them to send me a replacement unit. We’ll see if it solves my problem.

This is a very common problem.

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  1. By way of follow-up, I got my new HR 10-250 and it works fine. TiVo really needs a way to backup season passes and such though, what a pain to get setup on the new unit! Hoping the HDMI port on this one holds out.

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