My Tivo is being Good, is yours?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by csgraber, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. ldudek

    ldudek New Member

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    I think the S3 is fine. I think the two issues I currently have are not related to the S3 itself. One is occasionally losing sound on ABCHD. It doesn't happen as much as it use to but still it happens. I actually think that might be something in the sound stream but I can't prove it. I would consider that a cable card matter.

    The other is I can't get the Fox Financial Channel, which my cable company acknowledges is their problem but they have yet to fix it.

    Since I never would look at FFC that is not really a problem.

    So overall, I think it's doing well.
     
  2. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    I was really happy until a couple of weeks ago when SDV has started to kick in my area...
     
  3. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

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    MRV shows the wrong times for shows that you extend the recording time for. Suggestions have priority over regular recordings. Back to back recordings do not use the same tuner so you can't watch live tv anymore. So, no, my TiVos aren't being good to me.
     
  4. Luke M

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    Ran into one minor bug so far. When fast forwarding, at a certain point the Tivo inexplicably jumped forward in the recording. Was an analog recording.

    No doubt all Tivo versions have bugs. If you haven't found any, it just means you don't use your Tivo much.
     
  5. njdtivo

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    Let me start by stating that I like Tivo. I've owned 5 of them and recommended many.

    This thread is actually quite sad. Intended to counter balance many of the threads reporting problems, very few of the posts in here are actually reporting problem free experiences. Even some of the positive posts have a but.

    Are there really so few S3/THD users who are really completely problem free? I was until 9.2. Now my S3 has become very unreliable.
     
  6. singletb

    singletb New Member

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    Check your guide's properties. It took me forever to figure out that it defaults to "all channels" instead of "channels I receive".
     
  7. demon

    demon BURNINATOR

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    My Series 3 (with an external 500 GB eSATA) is behaving just fine, even connected via HDMI (through my Onkyo TX-SR674 to my Toshiba 46H84 RPTV). I just recently put it and the drive on a 750 VA UPS to keep things that way; after a recent power outage for no apparent reason (sunny Sunday morning, sky was clear, weather was nice), I decided to throw down and get one. Hopefully all will now stay happy... :)

    Edit: Using Moto S-Cards, FYI...
     
  8. ldudek

    ldudek New Member

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    It's not sad. The majority of people do not have problems with their S3. In fact I have seen quite alot of positive threads and they are usually the first to fall off the front page. You only hear from people who want to complain and quite honestly most of their complaints IMHO are frivolous. I'll probably get flamed for saying that but that's how I feel.

    Even if it doesn't work as perfectly as everyone would like, it's still the best thing out there.
     
  9. Georgia Guy

    Georgia Guy Early Adapter

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    S3, everything about it works great. Fast transfers, external drive, everything good after 9.2

    My 3 S2's.....MRV transfers used to transfer a best quality 1-hr show in about 15-20 minutes. Now, with 9.1, it takes 2 hours. To transfer a best quality 1 hour show from my pc takes 3 to 4 hours, if it works at all. About 50% of transfers from my pc fail entirely. They appear to start fine, then when I check hours later, there is nothing there.
    I had very fast speeds before 9.1 on both wired, then wireless on my S2's and when they slowed to a crawl, I ditched the wireless and went with wired again. No change.

    Very disgusted with my once dependable S2's.
     
  10. retired_guy

    retired_guy New Member

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    All five of mine are working fine. Very happy with the latest software.
     
  11. lastdeadcat

    lastdeadcat 22 years in Alaska

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    Three S2s, all behaving great. All networked by wire. The 540 is slightly slower than the two 240s, but that's to be expected. There's even a Vista computer in the network with TTG that's running great, also, with auto transfers.

    I expect to retire the 540 soon and replace it with at TiVo HD. I'm not expecting any problems with the replacement.
     
  12. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    I have two Series 3 Tivos both with expanded storage via the eSATA port on the back. Everything has been working fine for months now. The only problems I have had are guide data problems ("To Be Announced") and of course the infamous 30 second skip and Instant Replay "static image" problem that many still have on HD programming.

    I am getting my first wireless router on Friday and am planning on exploring some of the Network features on my two S3's. I will report back on that later. :)
     
  13. Jerry_K

    Jerry_K Don't know much

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    Two S3 units which have been just fine for over a year. I had to do a few restarts when I expanded my second unit. Other than that no problems.
     
  14. windracer

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    I just want to point out that the "but" in my post was about Brighthouse, not my TiVos.
     
  15. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

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    I've been the proud owner of eight TiVos over the years. The only one that ever had a hardware failure was my very first TiVo, purchased back in August 1999 -- the modem died after five years.
     

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