Think there is a HSUD issue with my Nextbox. It was freezing while watching live TV (within a few minutes). Followed the advise from http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=156392 which, presumably for an 8300 box, and the problem goes away. Thinking this is a firmware version issue. My second Nextbox does not have this problem. Going into the diagnostic screens, it appears my signal levels are fine on both boxes. What can I do to get Rogers to update my firmware?
Having your Cable service freeze up while watching is no way to enjoy a favourite TV program. =(
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Wow, I haven't heard the term HSUD in quite a while. Although it was an issue with the 8300s a while back, I don't recall it ever affecting the Nextboxes (8642, 9865, etc), either with RTN or Navigatr firmware.
Have you performed a reboot of the box? It's possible the firmware didn't download correctly at your location. Rogers has been rolling out new firmware to various locations in Ontario recently. There is nothing you can do to force a (new) firmware download. What is the make/model number of your box and how old is it (date can usually be found on the back or on the bottom)? It's possible your hard drive is starting to fail. Are you renting or did you purchase the box?