Originally Posted by D_B_0673
Are you saying I need to check a recording while it is recording for errors?
Little dificult as I don't know ahead of time which recording will have a problem
If I see pixelation while watching live or buffered and then check the sys info and see a lot of uncorrected errors, are you saying that is more likely a comcast problem and not the drive? If I see pixelation and no errors then it is the drive?
If you want a smoking gun, then yes, you need to observe pixelation and check for errors while the program is still recording, since the error counts will be cleared when the recording ends. If TiVo would save error counts in the program header, we could check at our leisure, and even decide to re-record an episode if many errors had occurred. (Could that be automated?)
And yes, anytime you see uncorrected errors, that should indicate a Comcast problem. Pixelation with no uncorrected errors could indicate a drive problem, but you could also be seeing pixelation that actually occurred earlier (eg, at the station) and is just being passed through (accurately, as part of the video) to you.