Fast-forwarding screwy?

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  1. May 6, 2005 #1 of 39
    natallica

    natallica Member

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    Hello all -

    I've noticed that every once in a while when I'm fast-forwarding a show, it will all of a sudden jump to a random part of a show.

    For example, let's say I'm trying to get from minute 8 to minute 11, it will be fast-forwarding and then suddenly when it is on minute 10, it will jump to minute 20!

    This has become more frequent since I've been updated to 7.1b.

    Tivo: 80-hour Tivo-branded series 2

    Has anyone else had this problem?

    Thanks...

    -- N
     
  2. May 6, 2005 #2 of 39
    wscannell

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    Try looking at the show in normal speed in the area where the problem occurred. It may be that there is a portion where the signal was lost or pixelization occurred. This seems to affect how fast forward works.
     
  3. May 6, 2005 #3 of 39
    natallica

    natallica Member

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    I have tried that and I didn't notice anything. If I then move back to the time before the skip happened and try fast-forwarding again, the skip doesn't happen.

    -- N
     
  4. tivozealot

    tivozealot New Member

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    I see the same behavior with one of my new Tivo2 units. While in FF, not touching any other buttons the Tivo will jump ahead to a random spot in the show. It seems to be around a 10 minute jump, and not to any tick mark necessarily. It seems to happen randomly (ie. you may not see it happen at all, or it might happen 2 times in an hour show).

    Others haven't seen this? Any hints as to a fix?

    Thanks
     
  5. jlb

    jlb Go Pats!

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    This has happened a couple of time with my AT&TiVO Series 2. Not too big a deal, unless you are watching something like Lost, Alias, 24, Idol, etc....and you jump ahead to a reveal. That sucks when that happens.
     
  6. BunkerBob

    BunkerBob TiVo is watching You

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    You are not alone on that one I also expeirinced this when my wife and myself were watching the contender finale and my 540140 unit did this(has 7.1b). I went back to recreate the problem and couldn't. I'll report back if more problems like this occur.
     
  7. natallica

    natallica Member

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    Yes. This is extremely irritating -- especially when watching sports and then you see a final result without seeing the whole game!

    Someone at the official Tivo forums posted a thread about this same issue. I am now trying to find out how we can escalate this to a bug with Tivo. Anyone know if we all have to call in to complain about the same issue?

    -- N
     
  8. MiakioAmy

    MiakioAmy New Year. New Name.

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    I just got this same thing for the second time in about a week. Strange. I hope it doesn't mean my TiVo is dying.
     
  9. slants

    slants New Member

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    I am seeing the same thing. I will fast forward and the show will suddenly jump 10-15 minutes ahead. This really sucks when you are watching sports.
     
  10. martin1

    martin1 New Member

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    This could happen if the (advance button) was getting push while fast forwarding seeing as how it is right below the fast forward button.
     
  11. natallica

    natallica Member

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    Right on...

    I just spoke to Tivo tech support and the guy on the line had never heard of the issue.

    He said that people experiencing this issue need to call in to report it so that it does get escalated.

    You can refer to my case #: 3177767 and just tell them you're having the same fast-forwarding problem.

    -- N
     
  12. mccub

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    I also have this probelm. The problem seems to happen to me while the program is still being recorded. For example, I will start watching a baseball game one hour into its actual start time while the rest of the game is still recording and I get the annoying fast forward glitch. I haven't confirmed that this is the case 100% of the time.

    Has anyone else noticed this or have you had it happen after the program is finished recording??
     
  13. natallica

    natallica Member

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    I've had it happen in both situations.

    I do urge you to call Tivo and tell them that you're having this problem. I think this is the only way that they'll actually look into it.

    -- N
     
  14. Cader

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    I have seen this too.
    I see is mostly when a show is still recording like mccub.

    When I see it I usaually go back to the beginning of the show.

    I have also seen it when rewinding.
     
  15. mccub

    mccub New Member

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    I called Tivo today and was told that there will be a software update coming out in the next month or so that will fix a variety of bugs. He is not sure that this problem will be one of the ones fixed, but there is a good chance it will be.

    So...we'll see.
     
  16. bosox18

    bosox18 New Member

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one. Thought I was crazy. I get the skip all the time when watching baseball games I've recorded (or am recording). Haven't noticed if it happens only when I'm still recording.

    Very annoying.
     
  17. timckelley

    timckelley run of the mill TCFer

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    Brushy...
    I rarely use the FF button because I use the 30 sec skip, and so I guess I'm mostly immune to this problem.
     
  18. mhalver

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    I seem to be having the same problem. It seems to jump about 10 minutes when it does it. I had thought maybe that I just wasn't paying attention how far I had fastforwarded, but tonight I happened to be looking at the progress bar when it did it and saw that it just jumps suddenly.

    I believe that it has done it to me four times in the past two months.
     
  19. jlb

    jlb Go Pats!

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    Of course if you have a reboot or power outage and didn't know it, and then went and watch something like sports, or whatever, it really really sucks.
     
  20. sghogan

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    Just to update this thread. I have also had this problem.
     

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