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Is my premiere dying?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by thalador, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. thalador

    thalador Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Hi folks. I am wondering if my Tivo is on the way out. Here are the issues I am having

    1. When I swap from 1 tuner to the other ( I like to watch 2 shows at once pausing and swapping ) there is a large flicker when doing it on the tv. I never noticed anything like that with my Tivo HD. It also, quite often, will lose sound when I do this and I have to either power my TV or swap a couple more times.

    2. The system has begun rebooting itself about once a week. This just happened tonight when I was watching a downloaded video podcast and went into the tivo menu while watching.

    3. The system is just dog slow. I am using HD menu's so I contribute some to that, but there are times when bringing up the menu takes 5-10 seconds. This does not seem right to me.

    I bought it in February and got an extended service plan on it. So is it just me or is something not right here? Are there any things I could try?

  2. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    Switch from HDMI to component video and analog audio feeds to the TV and see if the problem persists.
  3. lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

    Dec 6, 2010
    Marion, Iowa
    I agree with the previous post. HDMI can do strange things. The flicker is probably just the HDMI changing to a different resolution (I've seen the same thing). I also have one TV where using HDMI causes the audio to disappear until I switch away from and then back to the HDMI input. All of my Tivos are now on either component or composite inputs and I have no problems. I gave up on the HD menu even after the so-called SW fixes.
  4. windracer

    windracer joined the 10k club

    Jan 3, 2003
    St. Pete, FL
    Maybe your Tivo HD is using a fixed output resolution and the Premiere isn't? Like the previous posters said, the "flicker" sounds like a resolution change (although you shouldn't lose audio). Check under Settings & Messages > Settings > Video > Video Output Formats. I always use a fixed resolution because I hate the flicker/delay when switching resolutions as well.

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