Originally Posted by lindend
Questions for both BillKen and wildrock.
1. If both of you stay on the Guide screen for several minutes, do you have any issues?
2. When you use component connections to access VOD, how long has it worked (i.e. minutes, hours)?
I just want to rule a couple of things out.
Ok so far - leaving it at "Guide" seems fine - no issues for me thus far.
I connected components up again and got VoD to do the black out / no sound thing after 10-15 seconds (on HDMI) and quickly switched to component 2 input and the show was playing fine (without sound of course since I didn't hook up any audio outs) but there was no HDCP warning or anything just playing as if nothing had happened. I swapped to the component input in less than 5 seconds once the hdmi input pic went black.
Like I mentioned before - it very obviously keeps playing - if you return the VoD menu and look at the previously viewed shows it will show exactly how long the show has played - even though the pic and sound went out 15 seconds into it.
Sometimes you can go back and restart the show and it's fine - sometimes you have to continue where you left off and it's fine - sometimes nothing works - but another show will. It's pretty madenning really.
Just seams like the HDMI output is just dropping randomly while trying to view VoD shows.
Sorry but I haven't really tried to just use the component inputs for VOD during the day since I have no audio out cables running to my TV (because I use hdmi) and I really don't want to tear my Harman Kardon receiver/DVD out and re-run all the cabling.
If you REALLY REALLY want me to go buy an optical audio cable, reprogram my Harmony 880 (my wife and son do most of the VoD'ing during the day when I'm at work and the remote must control it all or I'll not have a moment's rest at work) and swap the TV over to components for a few days to see if we still have the VoD issue I will though - even though it'll mean no xbox 360 for me.
Let me know Linden and thanks again for your help.
P.S. - for the love of God - WHY is the power button like a lighthouse beacon and the channel/clock display so terribly dim (even on the brightest setting)? It sure would be nice to be able to tone that darn bright blue power button WAY down and the clock display (we use the clock not the channel) WAY up beyond what "high" gives us now. Unless you're within about 4 feet of the box you can't read the clock.