Originally Posted by whiteboy714
Got my replacement ceton today. Installed nice and smooth. But I have noticed WMC as a whole is slower now. Channel changing, browsing the guide. Slower than it was with the HDHR. Which surprises me as I figured the network aspect of the HDHR would make it slower.
Right now I hit "guide" to open WMC. And it opens but I see the blue loading orb for a good 10-12 seconds and the guide is unusable. Never used to be like that.
I am still running 188.8.131.52, haven't upgraded to '7'. I have had this long tuning problem since I first upgraded the firmware, day 2... some cases it is as long as 30 seconds. Due to an automatic re-sizing of the screen when the TV is shut down, I must shut down MC when the TV is turned off (or, restart it).
Last week I installed a signal booster at the POE, my signal strength is generally around +1.8 - +5 dB and SNR 34-37. I've had several crashes, two within an hour while I was watching. On some crashes, the program which is recording can't be deleted either from within MC or, directly from the drive it was recorded to (in one case, early on in the week I rebooted and then could delete the file). It is held up in Media Center Receiver Service.
In any event, these two problems (long start-up/tuning, dropped recordings without the ability to delete the file) along with the 'pixelation' horizontal line is resulting in a WAF of -4. Any suggestions? Trade her in for a 20 year old?