I am using the DCT6412 PVR from Comcast. It is connected to my TV via a DVI - HDMI cable for video. Audio goes from the PVR to my receiver via an optical cable, but there's no problem there. I am using a Harmony 880 remote, but I tried turning everything on with the standard Toshiba remote and I got the same effect. I currently do not ever turn off the cable box, as I don't know if it will record while in the "off" state and haven't bothered doing any testing otherwise.
Can anyone help me out?
As for turning the DVR "off" there really is no "off" setting for these boxes. They go to a standby mode, but none of the internals turn off. It definitely does record when in standby mode, but the only possible problem with it is if you have it in standby mode and a recording starts, the box will be muted so you won't hear any sound if you want to watch it while it's recording. Overall it's just best to leave it ON all the time.
So sounds like if I turn off the cable box when I'm not using the TV, it might work. Looks like I will give turning off the cable box a try. Rather than wasting space here with a bunch of questions about the cable box, I'll search for the info first.
To ensure that the HDMI or DVI device is reset
properly, it is recommended that you follow
â€¢ When turning on your electronic components,
turn on the TV first, and then the HDMI or
â€¢ When turning off your electronic components,
turn off the HDMI or DVI device first, and
then the TV.
Thanks for your help.
I'd be interested to know what Toshiba would say if you told them that the DVI/HDMI device didn't really have an "off" setting (the box continues to operate even if you "turn it off") - but it's possible that standby setting is enough of an "off" to work with the TV.