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#26 OFFLINE   TomCat

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 08:18 PM

Every time my HDMI shakes hands, it reaches for the hand sanitizer.
It's usually safe to talk honestly and openly with people because they typically are not really listening anyway.

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 10:48 AM

I have posted a number of times and sent a number of reports about problems with HDMI and my Sony system. It makes the Sony automatic HDMI functions not work by just having the HR24 HDMI connected to my amp. There is a serious HDMI problem with did not exist with my HR 20 or HR21.


I have a similar setup to Steven-H. Downstairs, I have a Sony STR-DG920 amplifier, Sony KDF-55WF655, and an HR24/100. I just had DTV installed for the first time a few weeks ago. I was having no problems watching live TV downstairs or watching anything live or recorded on my upstairs Panasonic Plasma with my second HR24/100 which doesn't have any kind of audio A/V receiver connected to it (and even no problems watching shows upstairs that were recorded on downstairs DVR). During playback of most recordings downstairs, if I paused or fast forwarded, or apparently breathed the wrong way, I would lose audio. And the DVR wasn't responding to fast forward / rewind commands from my remote very well either. After a red button reset, things would work fine, the audio would come back, until I tried to play a recording from the DVR. After reading on this site about the HDMI problems with the HR24 boxes being related to Dolby Digital decoding during playback of recordings, I turned off Dolby Digital on the HR 24 for a brief experiment. DVR playback was much smoother but the audio quality with analog audio was not acceptable. So I disconnected my HDMI cable from my HR 24 to my Sony amp and connected instead with component video cables and a digital coax audio cable. So at least for a day or so, no problems, I get my Dolby Digital audio, and no red button resets required. I don't see a difference in picture quality between HDMI and Component. Hopefully DTV will update the HR24 software to eliminate this bug, but until then, I'll stick with component video and digital audio over coax. Thought this suggestion might help people having the same problems as me.

#28 OFFLINE   Scott Kocourek

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 10:53 AM

[...] So I disconnected my HDMI cable from my HR 24 to my Sony amp and connected instead with component video cables and a digital coax audio cable. So at least for a day or so, no problems, I get my Dolby Digital audio, and no red button resets required. I don't see a difference in picture quality between HDMI and Component. Hopefully DTV will update the HR24 software to eliminate this bug, but until then, I'll stick with component video and digital audio over coax. Thought this suggestion might help people having the same problems as me.




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This workaround has worked very well for others. I don't think it will be too long before the HDMI issue you describe is fixed.

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#29 OFFLINE   Rich

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 11:08 AM

I have a similar setup to Steven-H. Downstairs, I have a Sony STR-DG920 amplifier, Sony KDF-55WF655, and an HR24/100. I just had DTV installed for the first time a few weeks ago. I was having no problems watching live TV downstairs or watching anything live or recorded on my upstairs Panasonic Plasma with my second HR24/100 which doesn't have any kind of audio A/V receiver connected to it (and even no problems watching shows upstairs that were recorded on downstairs DVR). During playback of most recordings downstairs, if I paused or fast forwarded, or apparently breathed the wrong way, I would lose audio. And the DVR wasn't responding to fast forward / rewind commands from my remote very well either. After a red button reset, things would work fine, the audio would come back, until I tried to play a recording from the DVR. After reading on this site about the HDMI problems with the HR24 boxes being related to Dolby Digital decoding during playback of recordings, I turned off Dolby Digital on the HR 24 for a brief experiment. DVR playback was much smoother but the audio quality with analog audio was not acceptable. So I disconnected my HDMI cable from my HR 24 to my Sony amp and connected instead with component video cables and a digital coax audio cable. So at least for a day or so, no problems, I get my Dolby Digital audio, and no red button resets required. I don't see a difference in picture quality between HDMI and Component. Hopefully DTV will update the HR24 software to eliminate this bug, but until then, I'll stick with component video and digital audio over coax. Thought this suggestion might help people having the same problems as me.


Sony's have been a PITA when trying to use HDMI since the HRs first came out. Samsungs were, but I don't see any posts about them anymore. I had two Sony TVs that I got rid of because of the HDMI problem. I don't think we can blame this on D*.

Rich




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