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HR24's, H24.. freezing or rebooting

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Solsalia, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. Solsalia

    Solsalia New Member

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    How is the HDMI connection causing the receiver to freeze up or reboot itself. Component connections seem to resolve this. How could it cause a receiver to reboot itself?

    What is the quality of picture from component to hdmi? Does it change the picture that much? Is the only convenience of comp cables, less cables?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. hasan

    hasan Well-Known Member

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    Because there is handshaking between the TV and the sat box. If the response from the TV is not what is expected, and sufficient error trapping is not present in the sat box, very strange things can happen. Eventually, the sat boxes firmware is updated to take care of the problem, but it can be quite a while before it gets fixed.

    Picture quality is, in most cases, equivalent. Sometimes component may even look better on a particular TV. If HDMI is a problem for you, use component, and wait out the fix for HDMI if you want the convenience.
     
  3. Sam Houston

    Sam Houston New Member

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    DTV was installed in my home 3 weeks ago: HD satellite & HD DVR (HR24). I am using an HDMI cable provided by DTV to connect to my Sony Bravia 46". Approximately 25 times per day, a black screen appears for 3 seconds, then reverts back to programming. Same issues when watching playback (recorded programming). A DTV technician suggested that I purchase a Monster cable M1000 series because "...it appears you are having a refreshing issue." I have not purchased the Monster cable. Anyone else experiencing black outs on their screens? What's the solution(s) for this annoying issue?
     
  4. Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

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    Try a different HDMI Cable such as one from Monoprice.com and see if that works or use Component Cables and try that.

    Some Displays are just not compatible with all types of cables and it also depends upon the version of the HDMI Protocol for that particular cable.

    Monster Cables are a Ripoff. Monoprice cables are every bit as good as Monster and 1/3 of the price.
     
  5. mobandit

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    Do not waste your money on a Monster-brand cable. The difference between Monster and other brands is negligible for the vast majority of all home users. Monoprice cables seem every bit as capable as Monster, at a fraction of the price.
     

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