Originally Posted by menos
I'm having a problem with my new Tivo HD. When I'm watching a HD channel (via cablecard) i notice occasional audio drop outs. I've also noticed that I can pretty much trigger it if I have one show recording and I'm watching an HD channel and I go into the guide. Paging up or down in the guide will often trigger a cutout.
I've got the tivo connected to my receiver via optical. I notice that when the audio drops out my receiver is loosing the optical signal from the tivo.
Has anybody else noticed something similar? Do I have a bad unit?
TiVo fixed similar behavior (audio drops when in guide) a couple of software releases ago. If you have a brand new TiVo, perhaps it hasn't updated to the latest software yet - it can take 2-3 days unless you help it along. Post another message here if you still have the problem and have had the TiVo going for 4 days or so.
Note that there will always be (rare) audio drops heard occasionally, especially in sports and live news. The networks don't have completely solid HD implementations yet, and problems tend to show up when using mobile equipment. But the problems you describe are worse than that and are pretty definitely TiVo related.