Originally Posted by supervisionsound
Thanks, but this situation occurs randomly, without any changes to menu or channels, all of a sudden the picture starts flashing black screen, quickly, and comes back on. Sound continues throughout black bursts. Happens on network TV, ESPN, HBO, etc...
I had a similar situation to yours, but with a little different gear. My setup is Samsung FP-T5084, Dish ViP 722, Onkyo 605 (and other random stuff). My issue was I was running everything thru my receiver. For example, I had the DVR hooked to the receiver via component cables, and out from the receiver to the TV via HDMI. I too would have the screen flash black for a few seconds, and then come back, and then flash, etc. But what I noticed was, it ONLY happened while it was on ESPNHD for some odd reason.
I tried all sorts of solutions. New set of component cables, new HDMI cable, etc. Then I just decided to hook the DVR directly to the TV. And bingo, haven't had a screen flash since, and it has been 6 months. I would suggest just trying the cable companies solution, and using component instead of HDMI. IDK if it is HDMI handshake issues or what, but HDMI always seems to have problems when it is involved with cable/satellite boxes.
If you are asking why I didn't use HDMI to go from DVR to TV, it is because for some odd reason, HDMI fades the colors on my DVR. I tried EVERYTHING to fix that problem, but nothing I did could make the colors "pop" like they do with component. I changed the color, I changed the tint, white balance, color offset, but it still was faded. HDMI is good in theory, but it seems to have a lot of problems.
ALSO: Same goes for thescotchzombie above. Have you tried switching from HDMI to component? Just as an experiment, try it out. If the problem remains, bypass the receiver entirely, and hook it straight to the TV. If the problem still persists, its more than likely a problem with your DVR. If the problem goes away, then it's probably a problem with your receiver.