Originally Posted by Kansas_Tom
I agree on the CableCo analog interference. I have two 2160A's that were flawless until I upgraded the firmware which forced me to do a channel rescan. My CableCo (Cox KS) had rearranged/added/deleted channels since I'd had to rescan and they changed something the 2160A's didn't like. I had the 24 hour clock/freezing/locking up problem until I went through and set my channel lineup the way it was before I had to rescan and they have been flawless since.
I haven't had to do a rescan on my 2160 and 3576 so I don't know if they would react badly to the CableCo's changes.
This just jogged my long-term memory of the times I was testing for The 11:57 Procedure. I tried LOTS of Manual channels in the Auto Clock menu and, when I tried a local-access analog cable channel (ch. 2), cuz it had a clock in it
, my 3575 froze solid. I tried again and it froze again.
(Hmmm, I wonder if analog ch. 2 is used by other cablecos and it has a recorder-destruct signal in it... they wouldn't do that on purpose, would they?)
So, it might be interesting to see how many people with freezes have Auto Clock set to ON, or a local access channel in the Manual box?
All units up until the late-513 and 515 have Auto Clock set to ON as default.
In this cable-tuning environment, I don't think you want your Auto Clock scanning all the channels actively
searching for ANY embedded signal content... passive reception is all you need? If you can find a good time signal with The 11:57 Procedure, that's the only way to go for an SAFE auto clock setting.