Advertisements I purchased a refurbed Bolt in late 2016. Almost a year later, I purchased two new Mini VOXs but only connected one of them. Everything is hard wired via ethernet and has been working great up until some point in May where I started having two problems with the Mini. (The Bolt continues to operate without any problems at all.) First problem - local HD channels stutter Local channels play as if you're watching a damaged DVD. It'll play fine for about 2-3 seconds, then the audio cuts out and it continues to play video as if it were a slide show, showing a new frame every few seconds or so. Audio may cut in and out but only brief sounds. All other HD channels work fine and these same local channels in SD work fine as well. Second prolem - Can't Play Now, Please try again later Playing back recorded shows usually results in "Can't Play Now, Please try again later." although sometimes it will actually work for a bit but you can tell that rewinding or fast-forwarding feels a bit laggy compared to usual performance. Even when it is working, if you stop playing the show and try another, I can encounter the error. I haven't introduced anything new to my network. I've simplified my network arrangement to isolate any issues as well as performed a hard reset of all network gear, and have spent hours with TiVo support reps explaining the problem each time and going through restarts and connecting to the TiVo service. They had me open my unused mini and set that up in a different room but it also has the same problems. The last thing they advised was to introduce signal attenuators to drop my signal to noise (snr) ratio which it did but it made no impact. They are now advising that I buy a new mini as a troubleshooting step but I'm not convinced that's going to solve the problem. I mean what are the odds that Mini #1 was working fine for over a year then developed a problem that Mini #2 had right out of the box? This leads me to what is common among them, a software upgrade, the bolt, the network, the cable feed, or something else? Streaming tv is becoming more attractive. With Xfinity On Demand and HBO streaming not supported, I was already warming up to the idea of making a change once this hardware became obsolete. I'd like to continue my 9+ year relationship with TiVo so I'm hoping someone here can give me some ideas to try out.