Is it just me or does the HDCP handshaking take quite a bit longer than before. It seems to take 5 seconds or so. Maybe I'm impatient, but that about 4 seconds too long.
2008-12-01, 10:11 PM
Use Component cable instead of HDMI. It's instant and has just as good of a picture. In fact I prefer it as HDMI seems too dark on my set. Plus it isn't plagued with the numerous industry wide problems that HDMI has.
The manufacturers all need to sit down and agree on an HDMI standard or hand it over to the IEEE. It's becoming a horribly incompatible interface for far too many devices. And this is nothing isolated to TELUS.
2008-12-02, 12:03 PM
I'm using component, and ever since the big software update a couple of weeks back that sped up the menus (and killed a few boxes), I've found tuning in to ANY HD channel will take about 5 seconds for the audio to sync up to the video. This never happened before the update.
2008-12-02, 12:52 PM
It does take longer for the audio to sync with the video. It shouldn't be as long as 5 seconds, closer to 2 or 3. It was done in order to make for faster channel changes and came from viewer feedback.
They settled on a happy medium of a slightly delayed audio sync to provide a faster video response when changing channels. You'll notice it more on HD due to the video buffer size difference from SD.
I'm already using both HDMI and component as I have two TVs connected to this STB.
As an added complication on the TV which I am using component video, the TOSlink audio that I am running to my Yamaha receiver was routinely dropping its audio connection. Though I was watching it last night and it didn't drop the connection...perhaps this issue was fixed with the latest s/w update.
Have a look at the following post on HDMI issues. These various subjects are addressed there as potential problems:
See also the following post, useful for those new to the forum:
Thanks for the links. I guess I'll chalk this one up to a change in s/w that modified the handshaking...but who knows based on the information in that link! The HDMI connection works. I'll put up with the extra seconds for syncing rather than investing in splitting the component signal.