A newd recording always reboots TiVo S3

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by woodie, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. woodie

    woodie New Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Menlo Park, CA


    I recorded 'Dying to Love You' off ION (KKPXDT), Fri 9/21 9pm

    After a few seconds of playing this recording, it reboots the TiVo... 100% of the time.
  2. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Maybe your Tivo doesn't like "newd" recordings. :p ;)
  3. james.92

    james.92 New Member

    Jul 18, 2006
    "Nude" recordings? ;) Maybe your TiVo is just shy.


    What model is it?
  4. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY
    Don't mind those other guys, but it would be helpful if we knew the TiVo model number and what channel (frequency) you were recording? Do any other OTA channels give you problems?
  5. RoyK

    RoyK New Member

    Oct 22, 2004
    SW VA


    My guess is that your hard disk has a bad sector and when the recording is played it hits that sector.
  6. pninen

    pninen Member

    Jun 25, 2003
    Unfortunately, I'm beginning to believe this is a common S3 problem.

    I frequently have recordings which cause a reboot repeatably at specific places in the playback.

    Hard to believe its a bad sector, as I would expect TiVo software to handle bad sectors more gracefully than a reboot.

    Therefore, I declare this a software bug. One that is more annoying every day.

    Edited to add: I'm on Time Warner. The playbacks that have caused reboot have always been SD so far.
  7. jtown

    jtown New Member

    Sep 26, 2002
    You can declare anything you want but that doesn't make it a fact. This sounds like a hardware problem. If it was a software issue common to all units, there would be posts from many people experiencing similar behavior. (See: SA cards on the new HD Tivo, problems with FiOS, etc.)

    Call Tivo and go through their troubleshooting procedure. You'll probably end up having to exchange your unit. Better now than later (after the warranty expires).

    Edited to add: For the record, my Tivo really likes newd programming. It grabs 2 or 3 movies a week from HBO/SHO/TMC.

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