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channel change lag

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by carlatdmf, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. Feb 4, 2014 #1 of 10
    carlatdmf

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    I have an HR-24 hooked up to a Pioneer SC-65 receiver through hdmi and then connected to a projector. When changing channels or when turning the system on, the lag time before seeing a picture can be as long as 30 seconds. Is there a way to change some settings to shorten this time?
     
  2. Feb 4, 2014 #2 of 10
    jimmie57

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    If you have not done so already, reset the receiver. Menu, Settings, Reset, Restart Receiver.
    Go into Settings, Display, Preferences and Turn Scrolling Effects to OFF,
    Go into Settings, Display, Video and Set Native to OFF
    Go into Settings, Display, Resolutions and check only the 1080i setting.

    See if those help.
    If not you might have a hard drive that is failing.
     
  3. Feb 4, 2014 #3 of 10
    bnwrx

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    Sometimes this works....On your remote...
    Press and Hold "Mute" and "Select" until you get 2 Green blinks at the top of the remote...
    Then press in sequence...9-6-3-Channel Down...
    You should get 4 green blinks at the top of the remote....

    I have used this many times to improve response times. After re-starts, new software downloads, it is sometimes necessary to repeat this process.
     
  4. Feb 4, 2014 #4 of 10
    harsh

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    Is this something that changed recently?

    Does it happen when you tune to a local channel?

    It is possible that your projector reacts slowly to a handshake request and/or the AVR is slow to return the result.

    Make sure you have native mode disabled (as jimmie57 recommended) so the HR24 isn't changing resolutions with each channel change.
     
  5. Feb 4, 2014 #5 of 10
    carlatdmf

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    Thanks for the replies. Yes I did just change Pioneer receivers from an older to a newer model. The old one was slow enough but the new one is worse. It may Pio receiver related. I will try some of the suggestions tonight. I will also see if Pioneer has any suggestions.
     
  6. Feb 4, 2014 #6 of 10
    jimmie57

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    The new one, Pioneer, might also be working with the video to up convert. If there is a setting on the video that you can set it to 1080i then all would synch together and not be constantly changing.
     
  7. Feb 4, 2014 #7 of 10
    dpeters11

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    I know the sequence and what it does, but doesn't that just program the remote? I wouldn't think a software download would affect it. I would also think it would only apply to DirecTV remotes.
     
  8. Feb 4, 2014 #8 of 10
    harsh

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    Again, make sure that native mode is off. There can be quite a bit of delay when the DVR is negotiating with the HDMI connected devices to see what they all have in common.

    You should try bypassing the AVR altogether to see if it has a material impact.
     
  9. Feb 4, 2014 #9 of 10
    bnwrx

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    It turns off the IR identifier sequence, a small but noticeable gain. I have seen where for some unknown reason it gets reset, so therefore redoing it can help. I cannot explain why it re-sets itself.....You are right, it only applies to DTV remotes. It is not indicated what remote(s) are being used.
     
  10. harsh

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    While this could add a fraction of a second to the beginning of a channel change operation, the problem here represents a fraction of a minute of blank screen after the remote command has been processed.
     

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