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Tivo pausing I can watch live programming with no problem, But when I go to my Now Playing List shows and select a recorded show to watch it plays for a minute and then pauses for a few seconds and then continues on for a short while. I can fast forward on x1 or x2 o.k. but if I click it on x3 it freezes up and then the show will jump way ahead when it un freezes. Any Suggestions? Thanks, ALepp

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Re: Tivo pausing

Most likely your hard drive. You can replace it and not junk the unit.

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