Sony Tv Causing My Tivo To Freeze

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by pashasurf7873, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

    Aug 31, 2003



    Thank you. I haven't laughed that hard in a very long time.
  2. lpinnell

    lpinnell New Member

    Nov 20, 2006
    Long Island, NY
    I took George's advice back in January (thank you, George!), and got myself the Belkin USB-to-Ethernet adapter to solve my S3 freeze issues. Once I hooked it up, I have not seen a freeze since in the last 10 months. I have an S3 and XBOX 360 Elite (which itself is connected to Ethernet) both hooked up to my R60XBR1 via HDMI. Tivo recognized the Belkin device without a problem, and the On Line Scheduling still works fine. I am sure the network throughput is a bit slower, but I don't care, I just want the S3 to not freeze. For those readers who don't feel like searching in this forum thread for the Amazon link to the device:

    George, do you have the Western Digital "My DVR Extender" drive?
  3. T-Shee

    T-Shee Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Just so we're on the same page, you're fix is to go with COMPONENT CABLES from the S3 to the Sony TV, and dispense with HDMI? Correct?

    Is that what your current config is? No crashes since? No other HDMI devices connected to the TV?

  4. T-Shee

    T-Shee Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    sjxmang, regarding post #180:

    Thanks for the "bug" history, and ostensibly keeping me from re-inventing the wheel, bug-wise. I feel your pain, retroactively.

    Just to be sure, your current fix is "component cables", no HDMI from the S3?

    (It's a major pain in the you-know-what to move the set for cable access, so this is a "measure twice, cut once" pre-emptive question.)


    By the way, what's your subjective opinion of the PICTURE QUALITY differences between HDMI and COMPONENT? How much will I be losing?

    [The Sony is a 60" A3000 (1080p) and the difference between 720p and 1080i is quite visible - my point is that resolution differences that are all but invisible on other sets are glaringly obvious on this set, one reason I'd prefer not to have to bail on HDMI from the S3.]
  5. sjxmang

    sjxmang New Member

    Jul 19, 2005


    NO HDMI from S3, just component. I've not noticed any degradation in picture quality at all...both at 720p and 1080i..

    Alternatively, you can just use a USB Network cable and keep the HDMI. The bug only occurs when the Cat 5 Ethernet port is connected and powered. If you want HDMI, I would just use USB Network Connector.

  6. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance

    Dec 1, 2000
    Silicon Valley
    That's what I'm doing. I have no desire to climb under the house to run Ethernet cables only to find they make my Sony Flatscreen turn off. The Wireless Adapters are on sale right now at for $36.99. I just ordered two of them. I've heard the speeds are on par with a direct wired network connection if you have a G or N network.
  7. bsather

    bsather Member

    Sep 8, 2006
    Connected the USB adapter, turned TV problems. Then, a couple of hours later while the S3 was recording two programs, the S3 decides to reboot. I'm not sure if the adapter caused it or not...but to be safe I changed the connection to the TV from HDMI to Component, and went back to the wired ethernet to see if the freezing problem returned.

    If I decide to go the wireless route, do I just need the TiVo Wireless G USB Network Adapter & a wireless router?

    Thanks for any info
  8. T-Shee

    T-Shee Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Yup. That's it. Been using the Wireless G since day one. Works great. No problems.

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