Originally Posted by wexler2
why do I ONLY have problems with my elite and not my other TiVo's?
It seems the Elite/XL4's extra tuners put a lot of added strain on the processor that can cause conflicts while navigating the user-interface in households with worn cables or too many cable outlets. When I reported incessant Elite freezes to TiVo tech support they told me to go into my house's crawl space and see if a rat chewed on the cables.
There's an exhaustive discussion about instability issues on the "TiVo Elite User Experience" thread at:
Although this thread didn't help me prevent UI freezes, it supports a pattern of problems with the Elite/XL4 that suggests TiVo chose to build their flagship model with an inferior tuner component, weak processor, or bad software, or some combination of those shortcomings.