HWS freezing

Karri

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About a week ago now my hopper decided that it needed to reformat my drive and eat hundreds of recordings. I'm just now starting to re-record things and tonight the hopper seems to be randomly freezing while playing back recordings, recordings that were fine yesterday. Is my hopper on the way out? Do I need a new one?

Thanks for any input!!! :)
 

JasonSu

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Are you seeing any error message related with the freezing? Does it only happen when you are watching a DVR or pausing live TV?
 

Karri

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No errors. Mostly noticing it while watching something off of the dvr, haven't really watched live TV yet. Was watching one show and there was a delay between hitting pause/rewind/etc on the remote and something happening on the screen while it was freezing. Then just now after the nightly reboot, it took a good 30 seconds to a minute of black screen before anything happened. No live TV or anything. Now the freezes are happening every few minutes for anywhere from 2-10 seconds where it just freezes then keeps playing like nothing happened.
 
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Karri

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Had live TV in for a bit. Doesn't seem to be having trouble yet.
 

pweezil

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I had all the same symptoms and my HWS hard drive failed several days after I first noticed the delays when pushing buttons on the remote.
 

Karri

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Yep, new hopper on the way as we speak.
 

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