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Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by knownzero, Jul 30, 2007.
It shouldn't be doing that. I would recommend you swap it out while you still can.
I'm kind of wondering about this one because my brother had an older Series 2 that used to have a similiar problem and I never figured out what it was. New hard drives, connectors, fans etc and it never solved the problem. I've still got some time to return if needed so I'm going to see how it plays out. I think this one is a software glitch because it's not *really* locking up like my brother's dd but just not catching the video stream. I may try hooking it up over Component and see if it still does it, could be an HDMI handshaking issue as well.
I've actually seen this problem too, but only on recorded content, and only after I got the "b" software (although its possible I didn't have "a" long enough to see it). It only happens on my digital OTA channels (analog channels are fine).
The tuner itself is not stuck, but the playback is. I can hit "30 second skip" and it will skip forward and resume fine. I've also noticed increased random pixelation on my OTA digital stations. In fact, I would say the random pixelation I have now is worse with "b" than with "a". I have a feeling whatever is the issue with these TiVos, its not confined to just cablecards, but probably the later have it worse.
Just checked some of my HD "suggestions" that were recorded over the last 2 days, and the pixelation is MUCH worse on digital OTA than it was last week. Nothing has changed with my setup (antenna position, cabling, no bad weather, etc).
All the shows exhibit the same behavior now (from at least last Saturday) where OTA HD *and* OTA digital SD recordings can get "stuck" in playback and you need to fast forward or hit "skip forward" to get it unstuck. I've had this happen on multiple stations (NBC and FOX so far).
The TiVo itself is still very responsive and responds to remote commands.
Just checked OTA signal strengths, and they're running in the high 80s for all of my channels, which is pretty good considering my sources are ~30-40 miles away.
After exiting the signal meter, I hit "Live TV", and it reboots. Grrrr.
Anyone got unbox working? I can't get it to pop up on amazon.com proper and if I try to order off the Tivo it wants me to link my account, but then it tells me that my account is already linked to another tivo or some such jazz. Is this because the current software kills the naming?
My Unbox is working properly, even though my TiVoHD name isn't showing up on the sysinfo screen. It's working at least for picking the box on Amazon and the content downloading to the box. I haven't tried picking anything on the TiVoHD itself.
Also can someone check their audio from their analog recordings on the TiVoHD and tell me if it correct please? Is it proper stereo or mono spread across both channels.
I have run into this same issue with my new TivoHD on a hard wired network. It seems to vary with how many songs I'll get through before it will happen, but it always happens eventually. I made sure to call Tivo and report this bug, and they logged it as a trouble ticket.
Very frustrating, because I was hoping to show the music feature to the wife. She would have enjoyed having one common box for TV and music, as opposed to the previous (and apparently still necessary) solution of one box for TV, and a separate ROKU soundbridge for listening to music.
I was indeed able to reproduce this same problem, and gave the details in the other thread that was dedicated to this issue.
My Tivo HD does this. I don't know if it is the bit rate the mp3 is recorded at that causes this or perhaps a mp3 recorded using VBR. It seems pretty random though.
Hmm, so now my OTA problems have all but resolved. Very weird.
Thanks! Now i don't need to worry about exchanging my unit since it should be a software problem that should be corrected in an update.
Mine did something weird just hours after my cable card install. I was browsing to channels and browsed to a premium channel.
The box locked up completely. The little yellow LED that blinks when it recieves a remote command wouldn't light up when pushing buttons on the remote and I couldn't get it to respond in any way.
After rebooting it (pulling the power plug) the machine has no problems tuning that channel on either tuner.
For all of the crapping on the Comcast DVR that I see around here I certainly can't remember the last time it locked up requiring a hard reset to come back into service.
I'm starting to wonder if I just paid $600 to be a Tivo Beta tester.
Did you buy 2 of them? I paid MSRP of $299 for mine :shrug:
Sometimes I wonder how much easier/more convenient we willing are making our lives with some of these devices. I know my wife gets sick of the new gadget.
You were fortunate with your Comcast DCT-641x if you never needed to perform a hard reset. Mine required them frequently.
Well it doesn't do much without the $299 3 year service contract.
I guess I'm spoiled by my $6.95 MSD
Yes, try to look at things the way a "new subscriber" will. I realize that the viewpoint on this board is heavily slanted towards folks with multiple Tivo boxes, lifetime service contracts, $6.95 a month service charges, etc.
The typical consumer buying one of these boxes TODAY will be paying $299 for the box and $299 for 3 yrs of service.
Many many consumers simply won't put up with this type of thing. As bad as the cable company DVR is, at least it produces a solid picture.
I've seen what might be a new one (for me anyway).
Noticed audio sync issues on several HD channels tonight. It was pretty obvious where the audio/video were out of sync by a second or more creating a lip sync problem.
I've only seen it on HD channels and it does not coincide with pixelation, audio dropout, etc.
Anyone else seeing this?
I'm on Comcast with two Motorola cable cards and I have not seen this on my other Comcast HD tuners.
I'm getting the audio dropouts on over-the-air HD.