Tivo Roamio - recorded shows lagging after new skip mode feature?

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  1. Mar 3, 2016 #1 of 11
    jpiszcz84

    jpiszcz84 New Member

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    Hi,

    I use a Tivo Roamio and it has been 100% flawless over the past ~1 year or so. They recently introduced the new skip mode which is fantastic! However, I have seen a side-effect? When watching a recorded show, on occasion the entire show will freeze up and pause for 3-4 seconds, then it will continue.

    Has anyone else seen this problem?

    Thanks,

    Justin.
     
  2. Mar 3, 2016 #2 of 11
    moyekj

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    No, haven't had that problem.
     
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    jpiszcz84

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    Geezer38

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    I'm a new TIVO Roamio user since Xmas. Loved it for the first two months and then recently started having recorded shows freezing for several seconds and a more annoying problem with channel changes taking 10-15 seconds of black screen before showing the new channel. Tried changing video format and also restarting. I also notice that the skip feature to jump thru the commercials often hangs up for several seconds.

    Any suggestions???
     
  5. Mar 4, 2016 #5 of 11
    jpiszcz84

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    >> 10-15 seconds of black screen before showing the new channel
    I am also seeing this issue as well.
     
  6. Mar 4, 2016 #6 of 11
    JoeKustra

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    Perhaps some specifics can help the trouble be found. Model of TiVo, cable company or OTA, Guide selection or channel up/down, etc. and things I can't think of.

    Whenever I get strange behavior, like having my 1P entries reordered, I use the help, restart, Clear Program Information and To Do List. This takes about an hour on a basic Roamio, but nothing is lost.
     
  7. Mar 5, 2016 #7 of 11
    chicagobrownblue

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    No problem for me. Bought my Roamio a few months after launch.
     
  8. Mar 5, 2016 #8 of 11
    Geezer38

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    I did the help, restart first and the channel change delay improved significantly. Is the help, restart different from a simple power off, power on restart? I have not done the clear program info yet and may not need to.

    Too soon to tell if the freezing problems have gone away.

    I have a Roamio TCD846500 with a comcast cable card.

    I feel like a jerk if help, restart was all i needed to do, but how is that different from unplugging, counting to 30, and plugging back in which i did do?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  9. Mar 5, 2016 #9 of 11
    Geezer38

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    I did the help, restart first and the channel change delay improved significantly. Is the help, restart different from a simple power off, power on restart? I have not done the clear program info yet and may not need to.

    Too soon to tell if the freezing problems have gone away.

    I have a Roamio TCD846500 with a comcast cable card.

    I feel like a jerk if help, restart was all i needed to do, but how is that different from unplugging, counting to 30, and plugging back in which i did do?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  10. JoeKustra

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    If you are going to do a power cycle, I suggest you place the TiVo into Standby mode. That stops the writing of data to the HDD. Also, a power cycle can be more effective as a restart doesn't reset all the chips. It's the same with any computer. A restart is ok for clearing some of the counters, but a reset is either a button (which the TiVo doesn't have) or a power cycle. Personal preference.
     
  11. tampa8

    tampa8 Official Tivo User

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    After the Skip Mode update I did see a sluggishness of going from My Shows to the show starting, and an overall slowness of the menu items. No Picture freezes. I had restarted the device by going to standby and unplugging, I don't think it helped any. I now tried using the Help Restart and a noticeable difference, I'd say back to normal.
     

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