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Spring update fix the stability issues?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by farmermac, May 25, 2012.

  1. farmermac

    farmermac Recorder of shows

    Jan 31, 2012
    A few months ago I bought a premier box that I couldnt get to stay up. It would randomly crash as I navigated the UI, recorded shows, etc. Almost every single day I had it, I would wake up and find it stuck in a reboot loop. Obviously not normal behavior but a little research on these forums and google seemed to be pretty common. I ended up returning it after about 10 days.

    I have a S3 HD XL that I love but still have an itch to get the 4 tuners and 2tb. Whats the consensus on the spring update? Has it fixed most problems? At the time my box was crashing, TiVo was promising software fixes to address the problems I was having but I wasnt willing to gamble.
  2. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

    Feb 4, 2008
    No, it is not and was not very common (hard to measure as people don't normally post who do not have issues). You certainly had a bad experience, either a bad box or some other issue causing reboots. Most here have solid machines.

    New software just went in that addresses some bug fixes and provides new apps from Netflix and Youtube.

    If you get one, check in here and with TiVo with your issues. These folks can help. I see from your post history that you did post your problem, but I don't see any of the troubleshooting. Could have been the box/drive/cablecard/signal or other issue.
  3. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    I'm not sure if it was a crash, but one of my Premieres would get 'stuck' and the only way out was to restart it (unplug and plug back in). I had that happen several times with that one and only once with my other one. It (crossing fingers) hasn't happened since the update.

    I had just replaced my old S2 boxes with these two Premieres in March, though, so I don't know if it was just the settling in period or if it was software problems.
  4. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Active Member

    May 7, 2006
    we just got our spring update and now it's saying cox made a lineup change and will not get past that.
  5. mrrjm1

    mrrjm1 New Member

    Sep 9, 2009
    Had the same problem before the hard drive failed. After I got the free replacement unit I replaced the hard drive with a Western digital RE4 drive. The TiVo is much more responsive and rock solid.


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