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Old 10-21-2014, 02:44 PM   #1
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Arrow Help: FIOS Stuttering with Roamio

I'm a long time Tivo Owner... Series 2, Series 3, Premiere, Roamio, etc

I've had Verizion FIOS for several years, worked fine with a few different Series 3 and 4 units.

I now own a Roamio Plus, Purchased in January 2014. For the first several months of it's operations, everything was fine.

However beginning several months ago, live TV started stuttering. On live TV, it typically appears as a brief pause of the picture, audio usually continues unaffected. I typically do not get a macroblocking effect while watching live TV... just a perfect freeze frame for a second or a fraction of a second. When playing back recorded TV, these pauses are far more pronounced, usually effecting audio as well as pausing video for several seconds at a time until it recovers. Likewise streaming these recorded programs or Live TV to my Tivo Mini lasts only seconds it at all before becoming interrupted.

I've tried several things:
1- Tried adding a coax attenuators, including stacking multiple attenuators; No effect.
2- Verizon has swapped out my cable card for the latest version (MCPOD3; No effect.
3- Ran Tivo Hard-drive tests via Kickstart menu; Passed

Please help!

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Old 10-21-2014, 03:59 PM   #2
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Could it be running hot? What does the menu say? What environment is it in (ventilation, etc.)?

Either way, I'd try replacing the hard drive.

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Old 10-21-2014, 08:08 PM   #3
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Dang, it could be the tivo, it could be the signal.... If its the tivo the drive could be dying, but I'd be concerned that the power supply or chipset might not be at 100% too.

Has FiOS been out to test the signals? Theres a lot more things that can go wrong with a signal than it being too hot.

Does FIOS pass any unencrypted signals? Can you use a tv as a tuner to pull in basic channels to see if the signal is clean? ... or do you have any other boxes, either FIOS boxes or tivos?
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Old Yesterday, 05:18 PM   #4
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What is FIOS???

Is my life bad because I dont care about a FIOS. I guess it is :-)
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