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Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by Chimpware, Aug 5, 2007.
I would like to get an idea of the magnitude of the issue and potential causes.
with three polls?
Posting had problems because of my internet connection, sorry.
The poll would be more informative is there were separate votes for "no pixellation - with cable cards installed" and "no pixellation - no cable cards installed". In fact you should have separate options for "no pixellation - SA card", "No Pixellation - Motorola".
I thought I was one of the lucky Tivo HD owners that experienced no problems. I didn't have the CC 2 pixelation problem. Lately, I have noticed minor but recurring pixelation in my HD shows (I have 2 motorolla cable cards from comcast). I've only had pixelation maybe five times in the last 14 months with the comcast dvr. Now I see it at least once an hour. I trust Tivo will fix the problem, but I hope they see this poll to realize it is a problem.
I have the same problem on Verizon FiOS (using Motorola CableCards). I'm seeing brief pixelization anywhere from once to 10+ times per hour, depending on the channel and content.
Sometimes the pixelization only affects a small part of the screen, other times it affects the whole screen. In each case, it only lasts a few frames, i.e. fractions of a second.
I had no such pixelization with the Verizon DVR (or the Tivo Series3, when I had it) in the past year.
Update: I just wanted to clarify that this is random pixelization. The pixelization is not on the recordings. If i instant replay / rewind, I do not see the pixelization again.
I had the "slot 2" problem, which the update remedied. However, I do receive intermittent pixelation (including in the menu once in awhile). Megazone, on his tivolovers.com blog has stated that Tivo is aware of this issue. I find the problem to be a nuisance and would like to see a fix soon.
TWC installed my Motorola cablecards today. So far NO PIXELLATION! Not even after repeated "Instant Replays".
Previously my High Def came via a cheap indoor antenna. I was getting occassional pixellation then, but I'm sure that was just due to OTA reception issues. I've never had menu pixellation.
I do notice that my HD quality isn't as crystal clear as it was with my OTA antenna. But that's TWC's fault not Tivo's.
Anyone else care to weigh in?
I don't fit your poll at all, m-card installed but only get pixelation on 1 channel (24- halmark). Since it's just 1 channel and it doesn't happen all the time, seems to be afternoon/evenings. I don't think it's my box or my card. I think it's an issue from my provider up the line somewhere.