I had a rescheduled TW service call this past Saturday morning to swap out my- constantly frozen, always need hard re booting, slow channel changing if it changes at all-- SA 8000 HD DVR. The appointment was set up and reconfirmed as: to check everything out, if all was ok with everyhting else, then swap out the box.
The TW Techy arrived, to my surprise, on time, (not surprised that he was on time, but that he actually showed up this time). Naturally, (you've got to be kidding me) he didn't have a replacement box with him. He had a DVR but not an HD DVR.
He checked everything out. Determined that everything was ok except the hard drive on my box. He wanted to reschedule a swap outdon't go there-- not even considered. I demanded (nicely) that he go and get one. He (nicely) went back to his facility and retrieved a new one.
About an hour later I was hooked up- all is fine. This unit appears to be functioning correctly. Much quicker. No freezes. Nothing to complain about.
I'm sorry I let it go on this long. I should have changed the box at the first sign of problems. I've always done that (with complete success) in the past, with all of my previous HD set top boxes. I guess the reason I hung on to this one for so long with all of the problems was because of the 30 or so hours of SD recordings and the 6 or so hours of the HD recordings that I was planning on watching.
No more. First sign of this box being "possessed" - swap.
I will try and look at this optimistically- my hard drive is not half full with great recordings, it's 100% empty with room for great new recordings.