Service Update: 8.0.1c

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by Jaegermark, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. Dec 15, 2006 #81 of 158

    shaown Member

    Jun 30, 2002


    Endless Reboots! Triggeered by the update!!!!
    Note pulling my cablecards does solve the problem, bu tI just got out of a hell week, and I have so many shows stacked up to watch.... C&DE is not appealing
    I'm going to try to rerun guided setup to antenna only, then switch back to cablecard only, see if that does it.
  2. Dec 15, 2006 #82 of 158

    etkelley New Member

    Jan 10, 2005
    I don't know if it was the update or not, but my S3 has gone way wacko. It would lose the HD channels occasionally before, but since the update it has gotten worse. I can't get any of the HD channels, and it will get itself into the process of endless reboots. Needless to say, after 4 calls to TiVo lack-of-tech support yesterday, I'll be visiting UPS this afternoon to ship the S3 back to them and will be getting a new one in a few days (they say...)

    Also with the update, the HD channels now have the audio dropout problem people are taking about, where the audio cuts out about every 10 seconds. I never had that problem before.
  3. Dec 15, 2006 #83 of 158

    JKay Member

    Feb 8, 2001
    Well I got my 8.0.1c endless reboot cycle to stop and I used a slightly different approach than Austin Martin or JimPA.

    Pulling the cablecards stopped the reboot cycle, but putting them back started it up again. So I pulled them and let the S3 down load a new copy of the program guide (analog only). The S3 was stable, but of course no digital channels.

    I pull the plug and replaced both cablecards, on boot up the S3 was still stable, but wanted me to get the proper guide info. So I down loaded the full analog/digital guide and let the TiVo set it up. So far, I have all my channels and no reboots.
  4. Dec 15, 2006 #84 of 158

    Chas_M Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    North East...
    I got 8.01c last night with a "pending restart" notice on the network status page. Restarted OK. With 8.01c it appears that the missing analog channels problem has been fixed. Tivo could have saved a bunch of "pain" but saying it was going to be a SW fix and not have people return their boxes for another one!

    I will be tracking the missing analog channels on a regular basis using the tune status line you can put at the bottom of the screen with the Select-Play-Select-Replay-Select shortcut. It allows you to see which tuner is active (focus) and what channels the other tuner is tuned to.
  5. Dec 15, 2006 #85 of 158

    scastria New Member

    Sep 25, 2006


    I got the update last night at 2AM while watching a show. It rebooted 2 times and then was fine. I haven't noticed anything major. The main thing I have noticed is a slight hesitation after a 30sec skip or a replay. Before the update, I could hit the 30sec button multiple times repeatedly and the picture would update immediately after every skip so I could see where I was. Now the update is slow enough that I have to wait after every skip button press to see where I am. Same thing for the replay button. Have to wait a half sec for the picture to update. This is very annoying.

    I would rave to everybody about how great the TiVO software was and how much better it was than the cable company provided DVRs. With all of these bugs, that is getting to be less true.

    My audio/pixellation problem is horrible. It seems to only happen on HD channels. It used to happen only during the middle of the day. Now it seems to happen everytime if I watch an HD show for longer than 30 minutes.
  6. Dec 15, 2006 #86 of 158

    slimoli New Member

    Jul 29, 2005
    That's great but probably the cableco just switched from MPEG to AC3 and this has nothing to do with the new software. All my 7 channels without audio , including LMN, are still mute.

  7. Dec 15, 2006 #87 of 158

    shaown Member

    Jun 30, 2002
    I was able to use the same method as JKAY, I went in and reran gudided setup as digital antenna only
    Them I rebooted, reran as cablecard only, and boom I am ok
    Now I ahve to go back and rerun as cable AND antenna (I had to do it this way cause the season passes switched to the antenna channels, then back to the cable channels, and for the last run they should not switch at all)

    more importantly, when I called, they did not offer this method, they told me to call my cable company. WHat bad advice.
  8. Dec 15, 2006 #88 of 158

    ajfajf1 New Member

    Nov 22, 2006
    Hey OrangeKid,

    My 705 and 725 also started working last night, but now 700 is acting up (audio drops and pixelation), how's yours?
  9. Dec 15, 2006 #89 of 158

    JKay Member

    Feb 8, 2001
    It is troubling that TiVo just points their finger at the cable company and wants you get replacement cablecards when ever you have a problem that can be remotely associated with cable card issues. It appears everyone here that reported the rebooting problem with 8.0.1c has managed to fix it without replacing their cablecards.
  10. Dec 15, 2006 #90 of 158

    moyekj Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    You guys are scaring me with the reboot cycle following an update. I'm out of the country for the next 3 weeks with no way to check if my Tivo is OK. Guess I can try scheduling a show online to see if it goes through...

    EDIT: Just remembered I opened up a port in my router to get access to my S3 via the WAN. I verified that the index.html file still comes up via the WAN so the server is still running which means the S3 must be OK.
  11. Dec 15, 2006 #91 of 158

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Madison, WI
    My tivo rebooted at 2AM. I didn't realize it was that late because I was in a vicodin induced stupor all night. Think House. Then it rebooted again after applying the update. But hasn't rebooted since. I continued watching random scrubs reruns, no problems there. Didn't check live channels much. Seemed ok.

    Is it normal for tivo to just reboot when it wants to without prompting me or saving my position in a show? I can't say that I recall being up at 2AM during an auto reboot due to service update before.
  12. Dec 15, 2006 #92 of 158

    mportuesi As seen on TV

    Nov 10, 2002
    My S3 had a "pending restart" last night. I manually restarted, it said "installing service update", then after a short time it rebooted again. I didn't think this was abnormal - oftentimes installing an OS update on a computer requires a second reboot, as anyone who has upgraded a PC or a Mac can attest.

    After the second reboot, I got the CableCard screen. I tested both CableCards and found channels on each. The Tivo advised me to run Guided Setup, but I ignored that advice and I still have the same channel lineup as before the upgrade.

    Everything seems the same as before.
  13. Dec 15, 2006 #93 of 158

    JoN8282 New Member

    Feb 26, 2005
    my second s3 (the more finicky one) auto updated last night while all were sleeping... it was working in the morning, so it did not get stuck in the endless reboot cycle. guide is faster. no other changes noticed. will check to see if intermittent cp auth failure on cable card 2 is resolved in the coming week.
  14. Dec 15, 2006 #94 of 158

    hutchca New Member

    Oct 23, 2000
    Santa Rosa, CA
    I got it last night.
    It sent my TiVo into an endless re-boot cycle.
    TiVo would come up and when I tried to tune to live TV I got a screen that said something like waiting for signal. Then it would re-start.
    Did that about 4 times before I unplugged it.
    After a cold start it stopped re-booting and seems to be working normally now.

    And it fixed the one tuner problem with the upper analog channels.
    All seems to be well (for now)
  15. Dec 15, 2006 #95 of 158

    hookbill Feathered Member

    Dec 14, 2001
    Northeast Ohio
    OK. I've waited several hours. Has anybody tried eSATA to see if it works?

    I know I can try it myself but why should I take a chance of screwing something up? :D
  16. Dec 15, 2006 #96 of 158

    Jerry_K Don't know much

    Feb 7, 2002
    I tried to force mine last night. It said no dice there buddy, I am waiting for a 2:00 am software update.

    This morning it was at c and no problems. OTA only and darned glad of it.
  17. Dec 15, 2006 #97 of 158

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    New York
    Hey Hutch - (or anyone...)

    What exactly is a "cold start"?
  18. Dec 15, 2006 #98 of 158

    hookbill Feathered Member

    Dec 14, 2001
    Northeast Ohio

    It means after everything is powered off. Cord pulled.

    Oh btw I've rebooted my S3 many times and it's always rebooted properly. This is just for those who are reading and maybe thinking about buying the S3. I don't think this happened to the majority of us.
  19. Dec 15, 2006 #99 of 158

    Sy- New Member

    Sep 29, 2005
    Ewa Beach,...
    Cold start comes from old school geek dictionary.

    Cold start means a turning on a machine from a complete powered off state

    as opposed to warm start which would be for example doing a reboot where the power was never completely shut off.

  20. MPAC

    MPAC New Member

    Nov 14, 2006
    Only 23 more software updates until 8.1!!

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