SLOW Series 3

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by ckelly33, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. ckelly33

    ckelly33 Member

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    I just had my Series 3 replaced due to chronic crashing/green screens (several times a day). The one that arrived to replace mine looked to be new so far as I could tell. I have noticed that when I use the now playing list and choose any title I get such a delay that I wonder if it is ever gonna start up.

    My other one didn't do this and if it did, it wouldn't ever start up - and of course it wound up failing. Any one else seeing ths? I almost didn't hook up my external hard drive (Seagate FreeAgent Pro 750mb) thinking using an external drive prematurely (before official release) might be a part of the problem. Now I'm wondering the samething again.

    BTW - once I go through the menu and press PLAY, it takes about 8 seconds to actually proceed to playing a video.

    Thanks

    Chris
     
  2. drew00001

    drew00001 New Member

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    It may be running slow because it is still processing guide/setup information. This would be especially true if you plugged in your eSATA drive while the TiVo is still processing these functions.

    Edit: Nice TV.
     
  3. ckelly33

    ckelly33 Member

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    Still slow as crap starting up most programs from the Now Playing List. 3 days out from starting the TiVo up. Processing shouldn't be a problem at this point.

    Any other suggestions or experience with this issue?
     
  4. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

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    Has it updated to the latest software yet? What version is it running?
     
  5. dig_duggler

    dig_duggler Member

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    I'm seeing kind of the same thing here. Slow response on everything, no indexing is going on, hoping the hd is not crapping out on me...
     
  6. ckelly33

    ckelly33 Member

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    Mine finally did die and was replaced by TiVo (still in warranty). The next one started doing the same but once I removed the Seagate FAP 750, I've never had a probelm again.
     

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