The title isn't quite accurate, but it's the best I can describe my problem: What's happening is that while watching a show, the TiVo acts like it does when changing a channel, while staying on the same channel: the picture goes black for about 2 seconds and the buffer restarts, displaying channel/current show info, as if I had just changed the channel. My gut feeling is that it's a TiVo issue, but the cable did go out much earlier in the day for a little while during an outage. Is it possible that a signal being sent from the cable company could be causing what I'm experiencing? Needless the say, the cable company says there's no signal degradation or issues on their side at this time, and to contact TiVo (they always say that). Thought I'd run this issue by the experts here to see if anyone else has ever experienced this. I've had TiVo since about 2000, and never have I ever experienced this random buffer restarting. Tech notes: this is a TiVo Bolt 1TB (the white/curved kind), about 3 years old.