Advertisements I have been trying to troubleshoot a problem and was hoping for some advice. Has anyone ever experienced "crackling" sounds coming from their TiVOs - particularly on TiVo sound effects, but also on HD channels - and what was the solution? I have observed crackling sounds on the TiVO skip forward/backward sound and the TiVo du-dum sound for reaching the end of a menu. And it's happening both on an HD Tivo and a series 2 TiVo! I am currently mostly using the HDTiVo, connected via component, RCA and toslink to an Onkyo receiver. The Series 2 TiVo is connected via s-video/RCA to the TV and the TV via RCA out to the receiver. At first I thought it was my receiver, but a DVD player connected with optical works fine. Then I muted the receiver and turned the sound back on from my TV speakers, and noticed the crackling coming from the Series 2 TiVo. So that at least is happening on the TiVo side. It's the HD stuff that's beginning to get annoying. It's just an SDTV, but like to record the QAM channels for the surround sound, and I notice intermittent crackling here too. The video doesn't drop out, and the audio doesn't drop out - it just crackles. It seems to happen at repeatable points in recordings, and it doesn't seem to matter if I pull the toslink and keep just the RCA or vice versa (I think - I need to doublecheck). I'm planning on doing a lot more troubleshooting, but before I go pulling wires I wanted to see if anyone could help or offer insights into a similar experience. Thanks!