Pixelation Poll - Tivo HD

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by Chimpware, Aug 5, 2007.

Are you experiencing Pixelation with your Tivo HD?

Poll closed Aug 30, 2007.
  1. Yes - No Cable Cards Installed

    8 vote(s)
    9.8%
  2. Yes - Scientific Atlanta SCards Installed

    22 vote(s)
    26.8%
  3. Yes - Other Cards Installed (MCards, Motorola, etc.)

    24 vote(s)
    29.3%
  4. No Pixelation

    28 vote(s)
    34.1%
  1. Aug 5, 2007 #1 of 11
    Chimpware

    Chimpware New Member

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    I would like to get an idea of the magnitude of the issue and potential causes.
     
  2. Aug 5, 2007 #2 of 11
    txagfan

    txagfan New Member

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    with three polls?
     
  3. Aug 5, 2007 #3 of 11
    Chimpware

    Chimpware New Member

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    Posting had problems because of my internet connection, sorry.
     
  4. Aug 6, 2007 #4 of 11
    jazmaan

    jazmaan New Member

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    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".
     
  5. Aug 6, 2007 #5 of 11
    brermike

    brermike Member

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    May 31, 2006
    Johns Creek, GA
    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.
     
  6. Aug 6, 2007 #6 of 11
    bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

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    DC Metro Area
    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.
     
  7. Aug 6, 2007 #7 of 11
    Tallguy001

    Tallguy001 Member

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    Sep 5, 2003
    Milwaukee, WI
    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.
     
  8. Aug 6, 2007 #8 of 11
    jazmaan

    jazmaan New Member

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    Aug 30, 2002
    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.
     
  9. Chimpware

    Chimpware New Member

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    Jan 30, 2002
    Anyone else care to weigh in?
     
  10. Dr_Diablo

    Dr_Diablo Dr_Diablo

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    Nov 23, 2003
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    Good Point
     
  11. Langree

    Langree The Gimp

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    Freezinmyass...
    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.
     

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