Strange TiVo HD problem

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by sneagle, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. sneagle

    sneagle Addicted Member

    Jun 11, 2002
    New York area


    I just had an issue with my relatively new (2 weeks old) Tivo HD.

    Specs: Verizon FiOS, 2 Motorola 'S' cable cards, HDMI cable, Samsung DLP

    Problem: Watched a fair amount of TV today on Tivo (working nights this week) without any issue. Just sat down to watch a few more minutes before I went back to work. Screen blank (sort of gray) and cannot change the channel. Any attempt to channel up/down got me a 'bong' from Tivo. I could see the guide and all Tivo settings without a problem. Could not change channels in Guide either. In the end, I rebooted the Tivo and everything works again.

    Any ideas? Should I be worried?
  2. lmsyl

    lmsyl New Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    I would say video decoder is dead.
  3. tootal2

    tootal2 Active Member

    Oct 14, 2005
    That happened to me 2 times. But my tivo has been working fine. I think a bad channel misses it up.

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