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Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by worachj, Feb 25, 2009.
Ranging from 95-100%.
OK. Here's a new one (at least to me). Not sure when it started but it happens all the time now.
If I am watching Live TV on Tivo, but on a delayed basis (e.g. in the middle of the 30 minute buffer) and then switch tuners, and then switch back immediately, the LiVe TV is reset to the current time (end of the buffer). This also happens if you are in the middle and go to TiVo Menu and go back. It doesn't happen if you Pause the Live Buffer before switching, but I don't remember this happening before.
When I was having this same problem with 11.0 (prior to getting 11.0b) the recording would be in the To-Do list until the next Network Connection (scheduled or forced) at which time it would move from To-Do List to the Recording History as "Will Not Record due to Program No Longer in Guide".
Today the other Tivo HD has the new update, however, I'm not having the same issues. So I thought it might be the cable cards, but I swapped them out and the same TiVo is having the problems. It will start to record something for a couple of minutes, and then stop. It looks like it's recording, but the screen is blank. It happens on both tuners.
Plus I've found I can't do any transfers from the other TiVo. It freezes up and I have to pull the plug to reboot.
anyone getting audio dropouts on recorded shows for a good 3-5 seconds?
could just be a some bad recordings but getting mer nervous that it's happened a few times since b came along and i never really experienced this before.
Yes, we experienced it several times last night while watching a recording of NCIS. Complete audio drop for maybe two to three seconds, repeatable on playback. Normal HD recording, TiVo not doing anything else (at least while we were watching it, there may have been other activity while it was being recorded). Happened only on that recording about five times or so. Never experienced before either.
In a somewhat related incident, I turned on the TV today and noted that the audio was completely out of sync with the video on a program that was playing (buffered, but not being recorded). I hit "Live TV" to change to the other tuner (A/V in sync there) and then back and the audio was in perfect sync. Never experienced that before either.
yikes- seems there could be a new bug then.
Exactly the same for me- repeatable on playback like its a bad recording. But it's happened a bit across different digital channels- some cable and some antenna so that's why it seem suspicious to me. Especially since the video has been perfect during the same time- no pixilation or anything.
Maybe just a coincidence but not looking good.
I think I may have discovered a reason for my Recently Deleted folder being empty or at least close to empty. Well, to be honest my wife did and color me red. She suggested that the hard drive might be close to full and that TiVo was busy making space for new recordings. D'oh!
I took a look at my iTiVo program and this is the estimated usage:
878 GB used out of 1TB (or slightly less to account for OS, etc.) would mean that the HDD is about full! First time I've run into that...thought that much space would last forever! 231 shows to watch?
In any case, that might explain why the RD folder was zeroed at the time of the upgrade. My WAG is that it happened to ensure that there was enough room for the update and/or upcoming recordings. The TiVo HD's HDD was in about the same shape. So hopefully mystery solved.
Now, to add a 1TB eSATA, transfer some recordings to the computer or...gasp...delete some shows we'll probably never watch? Or maybe just let TiVo do it for me. Decisions, decisions.
Possibly something new or it might have been a problem with the broadcast, hard to say for sure. I'll certainly post back if it happens again.
I was having some serious freeze-up issues with my Series 3 prior to 11.0b. That seem to have stopped (for now), although sometimes I do get a 2-3 second freeze and then back to normal.
Channels are not going black anymore either (well, so far)
But, I have also had the occasional brief audio loss and twice in the last 24 hours the audio starts to "warbble" and I have to restart to correct.
Does TiVo issue "release notes" with their service updates, like normal companies do?
Better get busy and watch all those.
I have a brand new TivoHD that I setup yesterday. It shipped with software ver 9.4. I forced a connection this morning and it picked up version 11.0b. I did a reboot via the menus to install it. I also had a cablecard installed this morning. I've used the Tivo a lot today, including watching a few things on Netflix, some Youtube, Picassa photos, and Yahoo weather. I've gone through just about every menu more than once. I have not seen a single problem or software glitch. This is my first Tivo, and I am very impressed so far!
Edit: I am not using a SDV tuning adapter. I am using a Belkin wireless gaming adapter for connectivity (powered via the Tivo USB ports).
From what I can tell reading on this forum, the TiVo's tuners "go out" if the SDV adapter is reset or rebooted. If the SDV adapter is reset or rebooted, you lose the tuners until you reboot the TiVo.
This is an obvious issue for customers that have power issues (brown outs, surges, etc) that cause their SDV adapter to reboot or reset, because then the TiVo doesn't record anything later that day. Some SDV adapters also appear to reset on their own; it's not clear why this happens, but it may be related to a hardware or software configuration issue at the cable company.
For a future release, TiVo really needs to improve the "robustness" of their SDV implementation. They need to be able to reacquire the tuners automatically after a SDV adapter resets or reboots, rather than requiring a reboot.
There's are no plans for SDV in my area, but if there were, the first thing I'd do would be to stick the SDV adapter on a UPS.
Hope I didn't miss a post with my issue: I have my Tivo HD connected to a Bose V30 via HDMI and, in addition, use an optical digital audio connection from the Tivo to the Bose receiver. In Tivo audio settings, I have it set to Dolby Digital. Since the 11.0 b update, I lose the audio to the Bose receiver when I turn off the TV. I regularly listen to Music Choice channels and turn off the TV. Now, when I turn the TV off, I lose the audio to the Bose receiver after about 10 seconds. I have to turn the TV back on again to regain the audio. Any ideas would be appreciated!
They never have.
That has ALWAYS happened. I've always just paused the live buffer before switching tuners; I do that quite a bit actually, so I'm very aware that this has always been the case (as far back as I can remember with my S3).
I have two TA's and dont have that behavior. If the TA reboots or you yank the USB... recordings will stop but I dont have to reboot the TiVo. I havent tried pulling power though.. Mine are on UPS's
I agree that TiVo needs to improve robustness. I would like to see TiVo not drop the recordings... or at least not drop recordings that are for channels in the Cablecard channel map and OTA. Of course.. TiVo must discard TA channel map when it goes offline per the spec... so no new SDV tunes until the TA comes back.
Thanks. I always Pause also, but forgot to do it this time and just notced it. Seems a little quirky.
I couldn't agree more with SCSIRAID!! My Cisco TA box reboots frequently ... long story itself ... and when that happens TIVO jumps to it normal 'CONTINUE' and 'TIVO ADAPTER' screen and anything recording is stopped. TIVO should be less sensative to these TA box reboots, in particular when your recording non-affected SDV channels.
Both of mine just did their reboots within the last 30 mins...
The other aggrevating thing is that if you are watching a recording when they reboot (and what self respecting TiVoite is watching something live)... you dont get a resume point saved. When you restart the playback... it goes to the previous resume point instead of where it was interrupted.
And.... TiVo is aware....