Friday, December 07, 2007

I did it again... Killed another Time Warner 8300HDC

Well my name isn't Brittney but Opps, I did it again! Another "wonderful" Scientific Atlanta product has bitten the dust at my house. Time Warner pushed down a firmware update for the 8300HDC - cable card units - sometime this week. My units picked it up tonight when I power cycled them due to no guide data being available (common problem).

One unit updated itself and came back fine. The other unit still hadn't turned back on 20 minutes later. So I turned the TV on and found this:

The firmware update had stalled at 99% and bricked the cable card. Ghee. Whee.

So here's my obligatory - Time Warner Sucks! for the week.