The **OFFICIAL** S3/TivoHD Bug Thread

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by steve614, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. solutionsetc

    solutionsetc Member

    Apr 2, 2009


    Do you even read the comments you argue with? Yes I said we will have to live with existing bugs in S3's; TiVo is moving on. How does one interpret that as "we will never receive another update from this point forward"?
  2. solutionsetc

    solutionsetc Member

    Apr 2, 2009
    Agreed… I'll move on.
  3. mmcgown

    mmcgown New Member

    Feb 7, 2002
    Austin TX
  4. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Mar 23, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    I can't believe I just wasted five minutes of my life reading this thread. :p

    SCSIRAID Active Member

    Feb 2, 2003
    Vero Beach, FL


    You can add the 'No Suggestions with a Tuning Adapter' issue that some are seeing. Ive got that on my S3 and my THD.

    Another issue that bugs me is the intermittent corrupted recording on my S3 where the recorded show is a series of frozen images with only some normal action. Audio is fine throughout the recording. Its not the stream as the same recording on my THD is fine. Ive only seen it on S3.

    And the SDV Macroblocking/Pixelation issue.

    I do believe that TiVo will continue to address issues on S3/THD. Its in their best interests to do so in my opinion. However, I believe Premier will be their 'first priority'. The Series 2 guys may be 'on their own' though... :D
  6. Tivogre

    Tivogre Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2002
    Springfield, VA
    Let's add the HORRIBLE audio glitch between MP3 songs that have embedded album art.

    This makes music through the THD / Tivo Desktop almost unlistenable.
  7. CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

    Feb 28, 2001
    You made an incorrect statement, tried to support it with your experience, and have been backing off from it ever since, going from having to live with *the* existing bugs (which bugs are *the* bugs that are not being fixed? It's strange how you've dropped the article "the" every time you've tried to quote what you said; that's just not being honest), to TiVo will fix only major bugs that affect revenue, to TiVo will continue to have software releases fixing bugs. That's quite a journey! I'm fine with dropping this now.

    We seem to now be agreed that this thread can be useful since TiVo will be fixing S3 bugs.
  8. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Unfortunately there is no "official channels" way to report a bug. (I wish there were.)

    No, I honestly haven't tried calling up customer support, because trying to explain a bug there would likely not get it into their bug database.. but I run into several reproducible or semi-reproducible bugs often, that I'd gladly write up if there were an official way to report bugs.

    (BTW, I also think you're being slightly too negative about deferred bugs. I don't expect the various bugs we run into often to be fixed -- but companies can and do fix old bugs. Heck, I know of over-decade-old bugs that have been fixed in OSes.. and to be clear, I mean bugs that were *known* for that long..)
  9. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX

    It also reminds me of another. Music that has "unknown" listed for the album info will not play at all (at least, for me). It just returns a "server error".
  10. kingkong316

    kingkong316 New Member

    Jul 12, 2008
    What? WHAT?
    TWC in Dallas is switching to SDV. I have had issues before with no suggestions being recorded(as others did in this forum) but it has since been corrected. I don't think I could handle that again. I got some packing tape ready to return my premier I just preordered if it happens on there.
  11. kika2000

    kika2000 Member

    Apr 20, 2009

    Is one of the references to Grey Screens supposed to be Green Screens?

    If not, I'd like to add my personal most hated 'feature' - the crash to the green screen accompanied by screaming alarm.

    I turn 'green' with envy when I read comments by people who have only ever re-booted their Tivo once or twice. I've seen the Tivo intro movie so many times in the last 10 months that it makes me want to put my foot through the screen just listening to the music. - Having a DVR that doesn't reliably record is just plain painful.
  12. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

    Mar 14, 2003
    You may be able to fix that by going to this page and checking the box at the bottom for "TiVo" and clicking "Continue". You'll have to sign back in on the TiVo box, but it may fix the problem.
  13. andyw715

    andyw715 Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2007
    Heres one.

    TiVo HD
    Analog TWC
    No rebooting, just frozen picture on both tuners at seeminly random times. I take that back, 90% of the time is happens is after recording on one or both of the tuners.

    Requires a switching channels a few times, or fliping between tuners, or playing some recorded content. Eventually gets going again, with out a reboot.
  14. sinanju

    sinanju Active Member

    Jan 3, 2005
  15. kb7oeb

    kb7oeb Member

    Jan 18, 2005
    The last displayed closed caption remains on the screen after turning captions off, have to hit clear.
  16. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    If anyone cares to verify whether these or any other bugs are fixed, I'll scratch them off the list.

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