Let me preface my post by apologizing if this has been covered somewhere already, but when I search for this issue it only comes up related to adding an external drive. I am also a bit of a newbie here to make things worse.
I have an SA 8300 HD stb running SARA with Comcast in Richfield, MN (Minneapolis suburb). Don't know the SARA version off the top of my head, and don't know if it's relevant or not.
Basically, every so often, like every other day, I'll turn on the tv for the first time that day and begin watching tv. Everything's cool, and then all of a sudden my tv screen goes blank, and I look down at my 8300 to see its display counting down in hexidecimal numbers all the way to 000 and then rebooting, a process that takes a good 10 - 15 minutes, a major annoyance when you're just trying to watch tv.
This happens totally random, sometimes I'll be switching the channel, sometimes not, sometimes it'll happen consecutive times, sometimes not for days. This didn't begin happening until probably 2 weeks ago. I had no problems like this since I first got the box probably like 5 months ago.
I don't have an external drive hooked up to it. It's totally vanilla.