Still no Joy! Nothing I've done so far has resulted in a successful service data download and all the machines are becoming more and more unstable when recording programs, especially both HR10's.
There are 2 ways that a recording fails at this point; not all of them do, but it's becoming commonplace now. The first problem to show up was that recordings just stop at some point. Only a few minutes in most of the time, sometimes a bit further. Last night Hawaii 5-0 stopped 23 minutes in. I've been home a couple of times when this has happened. The show isn't over, the recording has stopped and the show is already gone from the "To Do" list. There is no indication that anything has gone wrong, except that it's not all there!
The second problem is much more interesting! The show does not record at all! When I check the recording history, it is listed as "Deleted" with the following explanation. "The recording of (Title on Day Date Time) has been deleted earlier than expected to make room for a recording at (exact SAME Day Date Time)" NO other recordings have been scheduled at that time and I have about 400 suggestions recorded that should be available to be deleted if there is space needed. Also, the end result is that NOTHING has been recorded at that time!
I've now gone nuclear on the HDVR2 as I can't think of any other way to solve this problem. I did a clear and delete everything late last night! I completed the set up about 5am, so I won't know if I've solved the problem until tomorrow night (when I can check to see if there is a successful service data download tonight) If this works, I'm going to have to do the same to the HR10's, but there is a bunch of stuff that I have to watch before I can do the same to them!
The HR10's are COMPLETELY unreliable at this point, so I hope that the HDVR2 is working correctly now. If not, time to get a couple of new TiVo Premieres for off-air recording!