I posted this on tivo.com because I completely forgot about this site. It's been years since I had any real problems but that appears to have changed.
Within the last week, I have been having problems with cable channels on one of my Series 3 DVRs. I will tune to a cable channel and within 5-10 minutes, the signal drops out and the screen goes blank. My other TV with same type of DVR and cable card has no problems. I can watch network channels, CBS, NBC, no problem. I called Cox and they tried to reset the cable card but nothing happened. She said that the card was not receiving any signal and needed to change out the card. I did that today and called and had it authorized. Still the same problem but now there is no picture at all on the cable channels. I restarted the TiVo and tried to get through Guided Setup but it stopped responding during the last stage of trying to contact and download information from TiVo. I had to unplug the DVR, plug it back in, it got stuck on "Almost there. Just a few minutes more..." It is now back to the Getting Setup Info screen again.
I have an Sata drive attached to this Tivo box but that should not matter, right? There is also a tuning adapter.
Sounds like the TiVo box? Ugh, all my lost recordings if this is true.