TiVo HD picture freezes

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by andyw715, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. Jul 15, 2008 #741 of 1091
    Abouna

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    Thats what Tivo wanted me to do. I don't think I should have to do that though, this is one of the reasons I went with the HD instead of the S3. Plus, I'd then have to get 4 cards, upping my monthly cost for the cards to $8.
     
  2. Jul 15, 2008 #742 of 1091
    nemein

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    I know it sucks but if it's what works though...
     
  3. Jul 15, 2008 #743 of 1091
    Tom White

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    I can't say for certain, but it appears that way.

    Don't bother asking Tivo reps monitoring these threads why a rollback can't be done, you won't get an answer. Guess how I know that.

    My wondering is this. It seems that members of this board who have had a chance to view these threads and see the problems, will go ahead and buy one of these units. I can't figure out why anyone would buy one until the problems are resolved.
     
  4. Jul 15, 2008 #744 of 1091
    RoyK

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    That makes two of us.
     
  5. Jul 15, 2008 #745 of 1091
    Langree

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    Some people have held off, if what a few have posted here is true.

    I personally would still go out and buy another one today.

    I've seen the lockups discussed here about 4 times in 6 months, nothing near what others claim to be seeing.
     
  6. Jul 16, 2008 #746 of 1091
    outpost

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    I had a freeze this morning, and you could see from the buffer that it occurred at exactly the moment I turned the tv on. Coincidence?

    Connected to Samsung LN37A550P3F via HDMI. Off air only -- no cable.

    I also noticed that during the freeze, the "Tivo video tours" played, and the Music Choice music videos also played.

    Hope that adds a bit of useful info.
     
  7. Jul 16, 2008 #747 of 1091
    dallastx

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    I've been doing preemptive reboots for the last five days. This warm reboot each day seems to have stopped the freezing.

    I've got a TiVo HD with 9.3a. I started getting freezes the last week in June. These freezes occurred about once a day, usually after just changing channels. They were easily cleared by changing channels or hitting the review button.

    Last Wednesday, the 9th, I had a freeze and any channel that I changed to froze instantly. A warm reboot cleared the problem. The next day I had another freeze that I couldn't clear by changing channels. Since them, I've done a warm reboot once a day, at my convenience, and seem to be running okay.

    I never saw a screen froze when I turned on the TV. Most often, if not every time, the picture freeze is immediately after changing channels.
     
  8. Jul 16, 2008 #748 of 1091
    Beachbum55

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    I got home last night and plugged my Series 3 back in and all was well in the world again. No freezing, quick response on the menus, all functions seem to be working.

    My Series 3 was dead in the water (not useable at all) on Monday and Tivo support indicated that it would be a week or more before a fix was in place, so I'm a happy camper!

    I'm still on 9.3 as of last night (don't have the exact version on hand), so I'm wondering if they pushed out a different version or fix on Monday night.
     
  9. Jul 16, 2008 #749 of 1091
    seedysailor

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    I turned on my TV and I now have a new software download. Its 9.4L6-01-652. I sure hope this works, but no more than the rest of you I am sure.
     
  10. Jul 16, 2008 #750 of 1091
    Ziggy86

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    Let us know if you have any more freezing issues.
     
  11. Jul 16, 2008 #751 of 1091
    seedysailor

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    I certainly will. It was not advertised as a "freeze" fix, so I hope it is?
     
  12. Jul 16, 2008 #752 of 1091
    andyw715

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    I really hope this post doesn't jinx me.

    Two weeks after posting the first post in this thread (back in Nov 07) my Tivo HD stopped its freezing up. And hasn't since :)

    The only difference was changing the settings on my season passes. All were set to KUID. And I also turned off recording suggestions.


    Man I really hope it doesn't start freezing up.
     
  13. Jul 16, 2008 #753 of 1091
    Ziggy86

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    What is KUID?
     
  14. Jul 16, 2008 #754 of 1091
    andyw715

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    Keep Until I Delete.


    Back then as a TiVo newbie, I didn't really know what I was doing and had all the SP's set for KUID. This could screw up the scheduling as TiVo might not know to record future episodes of SP's due to it thinking there won't be enough space.

    Maybe there is some bug between buffer recording and programming storage.
     
  15. Jul 16, 2008 #755 of 1091
    Langree

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    Freezinmyass...
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  16. Jul 16, 2008 #756 of 1091
    jkbrowne

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    I sure hope this new 9.4 update fixes the freezing/stuttering issues. I'm ready for my THD boxes to be stable....tired of rebooting.
     
  17. Jul 16, 2008 #757 of 1091
    morac

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    I don't know if it's one way or the other, but I'll point out that TiVo never lists bug fixes in their update messages. They only list new features.
     
  18. Jul 16, 2008 #758 of 1091
    erick0305

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    The freezing is annoying. At least I now know I am not alone.
     
  19. Jul 16, 2008 #759 of 1091
    vader1918

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    Add Me....
     
  20. Jul 16, 2008 #760 of 1091
    jhawkstew

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    I have a 652 box which is having this problem now. I got this system from an exchange of my other box, which I think was a 648 box having the harddrive failure problem. I'm not having great luck so far. I'm still expecting TiVo will save the day sometime soon.
     

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