It seems that many of us are convinced that 8.3 is somehow causing sustained pixelation and audio drops in machines that previously worked great or at least had very sporadic problems pre-8.3. I reported this to TiVo two weeks ago and the techs didn't even seem to know pixelation/audio drops were a frequent issue, so you can imagine I didn't get much help. Instead, they sent a new Series3 my way. It is working great but is still on 8.1 and I fear what will happen when 8.3 is rolled out to it. I know many others have already posted this issue in other threads, and it seemed like it was time to give the issue a separate discussion forum. Hopefully, TiVoPony will chime in at some point.