Screen flashes every 2-3 seconds then installs service update

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by atomarchio, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. atomarchio

    atomarchio Member

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    Yesterday I had issue with my Premiere. The TV screen was going black every 2-3 seconds. I then rebooted the Tivo and it said installing a service updated which took a few hours to install. Since this was during primetime, we were quite upset about missing our shows.

    I have another Series 3 unit in our bedroom. Am I going to same black screen and service update also? If so, is there a way to force so it does not interrupt the shows we want to watch tonight?

    Please let me know. Thanks.
     
  2. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    Was this an update to the TiVo software or perhaps a CableCARD update? I think TiVo updates are usually done in the wee hours of the morning.

    Series 3 and Premieres have different software so no reason to think they would have simultaneous updates. Also, there's a lot of doubt there will ever be another Series 3 update -- certainly they will be few and far between.
     
  3. atomarchio

    atomarchio Member

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    I am not sure. It said installing "service update" which take an hour or longer.

    Just hoping to avoid the same situation tonight with the Series3.
     

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