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Digital HD recording problems only during prime time

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by nrnoble, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. nrnoble

    nrnoble Member

    Aug 25, 2004
    I have comcast, and reasonably happy with the service provided, however I am starting to notice more and more digital breakups\freezes during prime time. And the other night I was unable to watch ESPN Monday Night football, however a few minutes after the game is was over, the channel appeared (game was not blacked out in Seattle) .

    As Comcast and other cable companies switch to 100% digital channels, are they having problems meeting customer bandwidth demand during peak hours, such as evening hours or during popular sporting events?
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    Are you sure you're not just having a problem with one of your tuners? I had a S3 that was doing something similar. I'd only get breakups and pixelation on some channels and only during peak times. I finally figured out that the power supply was dying which in turn was effecting one of the tuners. I only noticed it during peak times because that was the only time both tuners were recoding and it was #2 that was having the issue.

  3. nrnoble

    nrnoble Member

    Aug 25, 2004
    Thanks. I have two S3s, and a Premiere, next time I'll check all three and compare the results. I think all of them have had the problem, but its always been after the fact while watching recorded shows, not live, except the one time when I was watching Monday Night football.
  4. lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

    Dec 6, 2010
    Marion, Iowa
    I've seen some of that on my TVs that have a direct cable connection. Don't know if it is the cable company or the broadcaster. For instance, the other night I was watching a baseball game on TBS and lost the HD channel completely after some stuttering. Turned to the SD digital version and no problem.

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