My box was working fine for a week with the new firmware.
But since today, both recorded programs (old ones) or live TV channels (HD or SD) are chugging and freezing every 5s or so. Unwatchable.
Tried cold reboot.
Tried removing external HDD.
Any idea - before I call videotron?
2 hours on the phone with Videotron, tried multiple reboots, HDCP resets, downgrade of firmware: freezing problem persists! Tried to reformat both HDD (internal and external): problem persists!
Sounds like my box is dying, the compressor/decompressor chip or something.
Had a slightly below specs FDC signal strength, and some minor software anomaly at boot when checking in the Status pages (hold Delect for 5s, then Info), but supposedly cannot be the issue.
Technician will come tomorrow to review and potentially change the box - thank god I am on a rental scheme. Still, lost all my programs...
Now the question is: is it a coincidence, or the firmware update actually fried my box?