Ok so I finally got my DCX3400 yesterday. All was well until...I powered up my equipment and noticed that when I power down my TV there is a HDMI handshake that resets my HDMI options and resets me back to 720p and a bunch or resolutions I don't want on and my 4:3 override will not stick. It does 2 HDMI handshakes when I power up the TV. So I get to reset things to 1080i every time I watch TV. If I leave it in the default mode, I randomly get stretched 4:3 content for no rhyme or reason. Quite annoying, but the format button (if I happen to be recording or in OnDemand) does the trick (I wish there was a remote code for that button). Or I can just go into the 16:9 menu every time I turn it on.
I called Comcast to report this a a firmware problem. My box goes to my Denon AVR-1909 that has direct HDMI pass-thru before it goes to the TV (last years Sammy DLP 50"), so there could be something up there. The first dude I spoke to told me that all Comcast content is sent 720P, which I know is incorrect (at least I hope that is not the case) since I can set to native (that does not stick) and I get programs at their native broadcast resolutions. The dude I was speaking to was with the voice/phone group and obviously had no clue. He said he would report the problem, but stood by his claim that Comcast only broadcasts HD in 720p I then spoke to a cable lady and she was much more helpful and suggested that I may have a bad unit. I am running the latest 22.35 firmware, which I understand to be the latest code. They are coming tomorrow to swap to see if they can fix it. We will see what happens, you never know with theses things.
Anyone else having this problem. I could not find any posts about it in this thread, need to check the AVR-1909 thread.
Sadly they took my DCH-3416 away and I don't think they will give out the old units anymore, so I'm stuck with this POS. I don't understand why HDMI is such an issue with Moto, it is not like they have not been supporting it since almost day one. The HDMI code in the 3416 was rock solid and I NEVER had a problem with it.