Originally Posted by WhatHappend
I had basically the same lockup tonight. I had tuner 1 & 2 on HD channels. I was watching a HD previously recorded program from the HDD. The video started to play for 6 seconds and go blank for 2-3 seconds continuously. I quit the play back and both tuner were doing the exact same thing at the same time. I tuned both tuner to analog and the analog channels played for 6 seconds and went blank for 2-3 seconds (same). Trying to tune either or both tuner back to digital channels fails with the message box: "ONE MOMENT PLEASE, This Channel should be available shortly."The Cable Card Status doesn't look good:
Connection NOT PRESENT
VALIDATION State n/a
[ALL ITEMS] n/a
I had the lockup again last night 4/7/08 while recording a HD show. I don't know if this is significant but the show that was recording is listed in the content listing as "Video type : DIGICIPHER_II". Most shows are listed as MPEG2. Maybe the Cable Card's decoding of that video format is causing it to lockup.
NOTE: I was able to tune my SONY DVR to that channel when the PACE was flaking out and watch the program with no issues with its Mot. Cable card.
Any progress on this issue? This is a major bug in this DVR.
It as happened to me on 1/20, 3/15, 4/8 and probably on 3/8 (when I had the 700+ lock counts). This seems to be happening pretty frequently. This last time the box had only been up for 3 days since the last reboot.
The reason I feel the lock count issue was this same issue is that each time the unit loop back on itself it appears to bump the lock count. The show I was recording last night has a Lost Lock Count : 28 and Gain Lock Count 27. I was watching that show so I intervened and verified the issue was the same and stopped the recording and looked that the diagnostics before rebooting. Usually when a show has a real lost lock the show is split into another recording.