Originally Posted by jwbelcher
Yep, sounds very very similar. The only diff is that I just had black screens (no on-screen error messages) and all my tuner statuses were "Response Pending". I was very shocked because it also happened on the TivoHD too. I've had the HD since 2008 and never had a TA lock up like this. I'm wondering if the cable companies are doing stuff behind the scenes that cause these types of errors to occur.
I've not read anyone complain about this in the forums until this week. How long as this been going on for you? I'm curious if its somehow recently started across cable providers... I'm still not sure to blame Tivo, since my TivoHD just had the issue and hasn't had a major s/w upgrade in years.
For the most part, and for quite some time, this forum has been eerily like a ghost town, when it comes to on-topic threads. The off-topic areas are still going strong, but I don't subscribe to those...
I have a few things going on that I keep neglecting to start threads on. To answer your question, this started around the same time as the "random reboots" that brought some life back to the the forum.
What was a bit scary, was how many people went straight to the upgrade threads, asking what replacement drive to buy, convinced theirs had gone bad. I was thinking the same thing when it was one out of three. When it was three out of three randomly rebooting, it was clear the drive was not to blame.
I've had other varieties of TA issues where I lose SDV channels only, and a TA power-cycle is required.
I've also had (continue to have) an issue with all three Roamio base models acting like I have a faulty HDMI cable, or a bad HDMI cable connection, with some phantom force wiggling the cable around for me. It used to be if I backed-up in the recording, or buffer, I'd get the same loss of picture and sound with a loud pop at the loss, and another loud pop upon restored A/V, in the same place, fully repeatable. No A/V receiver is in use, direct to TV. I've done all the proper diags and due-diligence measures. It's isolated to the TiVos, and nothing else. I've tried changing my fixed output to 1080i, instead of 1080p, with no luck. What is odd, is that since TiVo changed whatever the TiVo service was doing to cause the random reboots, now I can go back in the recording or buffer, or live buffer, and the dropout will be gone. So, a completely repeatable behavior in one way, now becomes completely random as soon as TiVoMargret says they have fixed what the TiVo service was doing to incite random reboots, cross-platform. What am I supposed to think, given that the behavior changed in such a formidable way? Since base Roamios don't come with component ports, or even a breakout cable, I can try as a test.
I'd ask for log monitoring, except I'm running on upgraded drives, and don't want to invite TiVo to spot and document it. I'm always waiting for somebody with stock drives to report the same problem, or problems, so I can ask them to volunteer for log monitoring.
Sorry for going OT on so much. I'm reaching the threshold, where you may see me actually start several threads on each individual matter, and I'll have reached the breaking point, where I am no longer a happy camper with my Roamios, and start venting my frustration in every way I can...