Originally Posted by congo
I don't know if there's any relationship but when you experience stuttering on a recorded show, was that show being recorded while you were watching another show?
Since V149 was loaded (March 6/07) I see stutter on playback of 90% of any HD recording, regardless of what else the machine was doing at time of recording and regardless of whether the show was taped pre/post V149. I've tried many different combinations of pausing/viewing/recording simultaneously and separately and it seems to make no difference, although the worst stuttering I saw was while watching a "paused" show 15 mins. behind live TV while it was recording. I've also tried taping West coast feeds but they stutter too.
This playback freezing problem renders many HD shows unwatchable simply for the frustration caused by random, frequent chunks of the show being clipped off. Having seen enough people chime in here with the same problem, and now having someone acknowledge that BEV says they're aware of it, leaves me to accept that this problem will not go away until there is another firmware update. Until then, I'll record in SD.
Another bug introduced with V149, that IMO is nearly as bad as the stutter, is the auto-skip to Live TV while watching a "paused" show. These 2 bugs make V149 an inexcusable failure no matter what fixes were actually made. I can only hope there is a firmware update coming soon to fix these.
Originally Posted by ltldevl
I said this before and I will say it again, the QA on the firmware releases seems rather poor. Not enough regression testing...
100% agree (although I would omit "t enough")