Official Tivo HD issues thread

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by knownzero, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. Aug 4, 2007 #41 of 128
    aaronwt

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    So has anyone noticed a problem with the analog channels audio not being in stereo? The receiver does receive t2 channels but they are identical like a mono signal spread between the left and Right. I just realized last night that all the recordings I made from the analog channels are like this. The same recordings on the S3 are in actual stereo. I even swapped connections with my S3 and also connected the TiVo HD straight to the TV and had the same result.

    Has anyone else noticed this or is it just my box?
     
  2. Aug 4, 2007 #42 of 128
    knownzero

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    Nope, nothing worked to get the picture back (changing to analog, antenna or digital channel) until I rebooted the machine.

    I figured out why I didn't have a signal strength on one of them, I had the channel on an antenna station. :eek: Doh!
     
  3. Aug 4, 2007 #43 of 128
    aus1ander

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    Just noticed intermittent pixelation while watching an Unbox video...
     
  4. Aug 4, 2007 #44 of 128
    kochsr

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    i am having a problem where my TivoHD just isn't tuning analog channels intermittently. reboot seems to help, but then it dies again shortly thereafter. i plan on getting a cc installed... hopefully that will fix things.
     
  5. Aug 4, 2007 #45 of 128
    Phantom Gremlin

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    When you see pixelation you should hit 8-second-rewind and see if the problem repeats or fixes itself. That would determine whether bad bits are on disk or whether it's just the playback path that's screwing up.

    Quite often when I see pixelation it's only playback, not disk.
     
  6. Aug 4, 2007 #46 of 128
    WeBoat

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    Has anyone had a constant rebooting problem? My HD has already updated to the 'b software and today it has rebooted 3 times. Something I have not hd before. Seems to be rebooting when I hit the Tivo button.....
     
  7. Aug 4, 2007 #47 of 128
    gbronzer

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    Anyone tried playing MP3's over their network on the Tivo? Every time I do the Tivo reboots after several songs. It starts out fine, but after the 6th song or so, it reboots.
     
  8. Aug 4, 2007 #48 of 128
    aaronwt

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    Does it play WMA files? I don't have any MP3s.
     
  9. Aug 4, 2007 #49 of 128
    thinny

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    I have the pixelation issue with my tivo HD and 2 SA cards.
     
  10. Aug 5, 2007 #50 of 128
    aus1ander

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    Confirmed to be NOT bad data, but random pixelation on an otherwise good source (Unbox). This only happened twice in the 2 hour movie, and was limited to several lines at the bottom of the screen.
     
  11. Aug 5, 2007 #51 of 128
    kennedy

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    No problem here. I have made it through about 20 consecutive songs with any problems.
     
  12. Aug 5, 2007 #52 of 128
    aaronwt

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    I tried the analog outs and it has the same problem. Has anyone checked for me to see if their analog recordings that should be in stereo do the same thing? I really don't want to have to exchange the box unless it's warranted. If other people have the same problem then I know it's not my box.

    Otherwise it works fine for me for digital recordings. But since I don't have any cable cards I had planned on using my TiVoHD for any analog recordings and over for one third of my HD recordings.
     
  13. Aug 6, 2007 #53 of 128
    aaronwt

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    So can anyone check their audio from their analog recordings please. If it isn't doing what mine is doing I need to exchange it. Anyone? I'll wait until Friday though TiVo is supposed to get back to me by Friday.
     
  14. Aug 6, 2007 #54 of 128
    AGBulls

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    Well, i just connected my unit and am getting the gray background on every channel with the coax connected directly to the back. Any ideas?

    Edit: my tv and cable modem are on a 3.5dB splitter (3.5dB for each cable and cable modem). when I disconnected the cable modem and ran the coax directly into the tivo from the wall, the channels finally showed up.

    I have a three way splitter that is 7bB, 7dB and 3.5dB ... is using the two 7dB slots going to give me better performance here?

    My setup really doesnt make it possible to not have the modem and tv on this same line. yes, i know it sucks...but i really dont have a choice. help!
     
  15. Aug 6, 2007 #55 of 128
    Phantom Gremlin

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    Higher dB numbers are bad. You're measuring signal loss in dB. A perfect splitter would lose 3 dB.

    So in this case if your signal level is marginal you want to feed the TiVo with the 3.5 dB output.

    What's happening internal to the splitter is the signal is split in half once, giving 2x 3.5 dB signals internally. One signal is brought out directly, the other is split again, giving two other outputs, each of which has lost 7 dB compared to the original signal.

    Use the built-in signal strength test to guide you. Your numbers should be high, in the 90s. I see readings of 100 for many channels.
     
  16. Aug 6, 2007 #56 of 128
    AGBulls

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    I'm seeing 80's on these local access channels, and 100's on nbc, cbs, fox, wgn. i suppose i wont really know if i have issues until i get the cable card in there.

    i just can't figure out why the signal strength meter doesn't seem to match the channels numbers i have. something seems off...
     
  17. Aug 7, 2007 #57 of 128
    Dogen

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    2 things:

    1) This may clear up tomorrow, since I guess maybe something is still downloading (my cablecard only got activated about 5 hours ago), but I am not able to see information for a lot of programs if I try to search for them by using 'Find Programs'. Weirdly, I am able to see this information if I manually use the programming guide to scroll to whatever the show is. For instance, I can manually scroll to a show in the guide and set it for season pass, but then I go to look at the To Do List and not even the show I used to setup the season pass is on there. What gives?

    2) I am getting the pixellation on both menus and TV playback, but it's not the end of the world. It is neither frequent nor when it occurs is it that annoying.

    edit: Turns out number 1 must have been some kind of thing where the guide data had to percolate to the Tivo's database or whatever, kind of like I thought. Still getting the occasional pixellation, but it's still not that annoying.
     
  18. Aug 7, 2007 #58 of 128
    bhaas

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    Does anyone know if Tivo has acknowledged the reboot issue in the antenna signal strength scan?

    I just picked up a HD yesterday and saw it as soon as I tried to get a OTA signal measurement.
     
  19. Aug 7, 2007 #59 of 128
    aaronwt

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    I didn't have mine reboot the one time I looked at the signal strength from the antenna, but that was when I first got the TiVoHD and set it up.
    I'm still waiting to find out if anyone else has the problem from stereo audio from analog recordings where the TiVoHD sends it as a mono signal on the L and R audio channels.
     
  20. Aug 7, 2007 #60 of 128
    knownzero

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    I just came home for lunch and my Tivo HD was frozen...kind of. It's the same problem I've had before, the Tivo wasn't frozen per se as I could change channels but only a frame of the video would show up on the screen and then the picture froze. No matter the channel it would do the same thing until rebooted. Anyone else seeing this?
     

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