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Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Oakland, Ca. & Aventura (Miami), Fl.
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About a month ago we had to disconnect power to the DVR and reconnect to bring back signal. (Like doing the battery pull on a cell phone but it's not working properly.) Then, last week, for three or four mornings, had the turned the box off and on to get the audio to play. Video work, just no sound. Did not have to disconnect power.
Is Comcast sending OS updates that's causing these problems? I asked this for a couple of reasons. I noticed several months ago that our buffer almost tripled in size to two hours. Also, in our Miami home, the buffer remained at just over 30 minutes in size. And yesterday, my wife who was there called to say that there is no picture or audio coming from the DVR. I had her turn the box off and on, but that didn't help. Disconnecting the power solved the problem.
The irritating problem with disconnecting power is that it takes Comcast several days to repopulate the guide. That's been true for years. Has any explanation for this ever been posted?
Thanks to streaming now offered by many channels like HBO, Showtime, etc. we can have a more basic package here in Oakland because our Miami account includes an expanded package that every one in the condo building gets included in the HOA dues.