A very interesting theory. It could also explain why sometimes the boxes crash. The only variable is why some are affected and others aren't. Perhaps the number of channels stored may have something to do with that, or another reason entirely.
I'll pass this theory along to the engineers to see what they say about it.
Thanks for the info!
C. Shawn Smith
Doesn't exactly fit, as Endless said also. i have a limited number of channels and the crashes are during shows. It does elude to a possible memory issue however. Assuming memory is the reason the giant posters slow it down.
I still say it's either faulty ram or a memory leak. That's a random guess also but I remember when Internet Explorer used to crash Windows 95 because it was loosing ram and windows couldn't recover ram without a reboot. The computer would slow down and lock up, which is what my old box did.
I haven't seen a signifigant slow down on my new box but I haven't had time to test it. If I hit the buttons too fast during hulu there is a ~1 second delay but that's to be expected. I need a month or so to be sure. I haven't allowed the box to reboot so I'm going to let it play out a season of Lie to Me on Hulu to see if Hulu triggers a bug.
I'm guessing Shawn that there haven't been any enlightening reboot logs.