Ok, first off this post is not about the Tivo freezing on reboot with the dongle plugged in. I have heard of that issue, but have never experienced it. So far I have searched the forum and haven't been able to find that anyone else has had the issue I am having.
I have a regular Premiere upgraded to a 2TB drive and the slide remote. I have noticed since the last software update that I have had a few random reboots, not a full reboot to the welcome screen, but more of a soft reboot where the box freezes up for a few minutes, plays the tivo animation, then is back to normal. I chalked it up to Premiere's usual software glitches and didn't think too much of it. Then one time it locked up completely, and I had to pull the plug to restart it. I know you're all saying what does this have to do with the slide remote and the bluetooth dongle, I wouldn't have related the two until the issue I experienced today.
I was in Messages, reading a message about a lineup change, and I went to hit CHAN DWN to scroll through the message. Hit it once, then again, nothing was happening, Tivo was froze up. I initially thought maybe it was just that the remote had died, so I got out the original remote, tried that, still nothing. Didn't want to pull the plug again because I was recording and didn't want to mess up the hard drive. Then on a hunch I decided to unplug the bluetooth dongle. As soon as I did, Tivo unfroze immediately.
Anyone else ever experience this issue? Sorry for the lengthy post but this really has me puzzled.