That has been an issue down here in Charlotte for the past few months. The odd thing is that if you are monitoring the box's diagnostics during these "events", all is well... good signal levels, good S/N and not a single blip in error count, either corrected or uncorrected. It's been driving us crazy, and most other folks I know around here as well (not necessarily in the same part of town, either).
As you may recall from the local Charlotte/TWC thread, I was experiencing that phenomenon plus video freezing in a bad way a few months back. But regular -- meaning at least weekly -- cold reboots (unplug/replug) seem to have mitigated the problem. I still see it occasionally, but not nearly as often. I'm running an SA8300HD w/ a 750 GB expansion drive.
Thank you for your suggestions and replies.
I have a SA 8300HD connected to my AVR via component video cable and the audio by optical. No external HD connected.
Up to just a couple months ago, I was using a SA 4250 box and never experienced any issues. Actually still have the 4250 on another tv at the moment.
My original 8300HD had a bad hard drive and was replaced about a month ago; recording now possible. I rebooted the box Friday night but still getting the annoying freezing issue about once every 40 min of watching. The audio/video freezes for about 10-15 seconds, then the program resumes, skipping over the content that was aired while frozen. Only happens with cable box as source.
Edited by bmurray716 - 2/4/13 at 7:50am