Advertisements How do I know that I'm not experiencing a power failure? How do I know that my cablecards are suddenly not working properly? What about some component on the S3 that has failed? Maybe it's my TV? My HDMI cable? There are a lot of variables that could cause the issue. There's nothing wrong with using intuition and observation to start a discussion. There are a lot of savvy Tivo owners that are posting based on their experience and that shouldn't be so quickly discounted. I probably wouldn't even have posted in this thread if it weren't for the condescending tone of some of these posts. There are a lot of people who started experiencing this problem right after 8.3. That is a fact. Is is possible it's conincidence? Sure. That's why a thread like this is useful for the entire community. The original poster wanted to know if he was the only person experiencing this issue, and clearly, he is not. On the flip side, there are some who have claimed that 8.3 fixed their pixellation problems. Are they wrong to reach that conclusion, or should they be calling their cable company to thank them for suddenly improving their signal strength? If Tivo's 8.3 update included software corrections to fix the issues for these owners, it is perfectly reasonable to imagine that the 8.3 software change may have caused problems for others. EDIT: I've noticed a few more pixellations with audio dropout and they appear only on analog channels. For me, I believe that rules out a signal problem, and I've never had this issue before 8.3. Can anyone else confirm if you are just experiencing this on analog channels? My analog default quality setting is high, but not best. Still, I would not expect that to cause pixellation and audio dropouts. In a way, this pixellation is similar to the type I've experienced on the Pioneer DVR-810H. The pioneer has a hardware problem that causes the pixellation, especially on lower quality settings.