Advertisements Using TiVo Series2, Software 8.3-01-2-140 Last night I started to observe digital noise (MPEG blockiness) appear on all channels. First I thought it was my cable box (it happened before due to a weak cable signal), but I have a separate output from my cable box direct to my TV and the picture on that was perfect. Today I get picture that is okay for a second or so, then it gets a lot of digital noise, then it pauses for a second or two, and this cycle repeats. This happens on Live TV and to all recordings that are being made now. A 60 min show had only 30 min of recording, and it was all skippy throughout. Existing recordings play fine. Cable output is also fine. It's definitely the TiVo doing this. I rebooted both the cable box and the TiVo - problem remains. After getting panicky and finding out from online forums that this symptom might indicate a HDD failure, I found postID 10335917 on the TiVo forums (sorry, this is my first post, they don't allow me to hotlink, yet). What are the chances of both of our HDDs going wrong right after getting the SAME software updated? So, I'm thinking this might actually be a bug in TiVo's latest software version. Can anybody confirm this? Is anybody else having this problem on the same Series2 box with the same SW version? Or is it really my HDD crapping out? (Which would be very sad.) PS: I intend to try the mfscheck tomorrow morning (since I am pulling down all my recordings off the box right now), then call TiVo tech support.