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Original XBox VS Tivo on S-Video

benc007

Standard Member
For my Panasonic plasma TV, I only have 1 video input, made up of 3 connections (red, white and yellow) and 1 S-Video connection right beside it.

I have my Original XBox connected to the 3 connections and Tivo connected to the S-Video connection. The problem is that when S-Video is connected, I can't see my Xbox. What should I do? Please help.
 

Joe Fernand

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‘For my Panasonic plasma TV’ - if you list the model number and or link to the Specs for your TV folk can advise better.

Joe
 

Joe Fernand

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AVForums Sponsor
Does your TiVo box have an AV Input on it?

That would potentially allow you to ‘switch’ the Xbox via the TiVo – the problem you have is that the AV Input on the rear of the TV has both Composite + S-video Input sockets but only one can be active.

Joe
 

benc007

Standard Member
Tivo audio output (red and white) are going to home theater, and S-video is going to the TV. On the Tivo, there is a audio / video input (red, white and yellow) and s-video input that aren't used. I connected Xbox audio / video out to the Tivo, but when I use the Tivo remote to select inputs, it controls the TV's input sources and I can't see the Xbox.

I can change channels, but not all of the time, via IR / RF wires that connect to Tivo and hang in front of the cable box? :(
 
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Joe Fernand

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AVForums Sponsor
Can you use front panel controls on the TiVo box to test the AV Input works with the Xbox.

Joe
 

Joe Fernand

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Problem solved then - assuming you can live with manually selecting the AV Input on the TiVo box?

Joe
 

benc007

Standard Member
No the problem remains. I have to plug the Xbox into the video2 input at the front of the TV. The Tivo box does not have AV input input on the front. I want to connect the Xbox to the rear of the TV.
 

Joe Fernand

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On the TiVo remote can’t you control just the TiVo rather than the TV?

On the TiVo chassis are there no buttons to allow you to manually select the AV Input – with the Xbox connected to the AV Input on the TiVo box?

Joe
 

benc007

Standard Member
On the Tivo, I can select the input but it shows the same inputs as when I click on the input / source button on my TV. On the Tivo I can not manually select the AV input.
 

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