Audio drop outs
So I have been renting the 9242 since the last week of May '08 and I am extremely pleased with the HD programming on my Samsung pn50a550. I have noticed that I have been experiencing some audio drop outs during the playback of HD content.
For example, I recorded the Lost finale and when I got home to watch it, I would notice no audio for 1 or 2 seconds at a time in certain spots, but when I did a quick jump back of 10 seconds to replay the section, the drop out disappeared; this was an experiment I conducted to try and isolate the issue.
My thinking is that the audio information is there, but the PVR just doesn't translate it as consistently as it should. Similar situation when I pause a live program, then continue after a few minutes. The paused content would also have audio dropouts. I have my PVR going through a Samsung reciever and it shows when there is no audio signal present when there's a drop out. I switch the HDMI cable, still drop outs.
Other than the audio, I love the the dual tuner, the aspect ratio adjustment. Two televisions can access the recorded programs simultaneously in DUAL mode. I have an old 13 inch tv in my bedroom so I have to put the picture on "Stretch" to accommodate the 4:3.
Otherwise I love it. Hope there's some firmware upgrade to address the audio stuff; otherwise, I'm assuming Bell will make us pay to accommodate a hardware upgrade the address the issue.