Originally posted by Barry928
This is a classic HDCP handshake problem. If you get digital snow or the HDCP warning message please post here what model display you own, what causes the loss of handshake (change inputs, power down...etc), and what you have to do to reset the HDCP path (unplug hdmi, power cycle, reboot 8300). ...
I got a reboot last night on the 8300. I was experimenting with output formats, and selected all four outputs in settings. I was scrolling though channels, and got to the first 'on demand' channel (can't remember number) and got hung up, seemingly as the output was changing from one format to another. Got lots of flickering, a screen full of snow, and then an auto reboot of the 8300.
My TV: Hitachi 65XWX20b, connected to the 8300 via HDMI->DVI. (for now...may go back to component as HDMI seems buggy)
Some observations (not all related to the reboot): It is PAINFULLY slow when the SA8300 switches between output formats. This was part of the reason I asked the question about benefits of selecting all four output options. This stinks, b/c I do believe, based on my eye only (which is really all that matters
), that my Hitachi does a better job at upconverting 480i and 480p to 1080i than the SA830 does. I can't tell any difference from 720p (and I didn't expect to).
As cool as HD-DVR is, I am ONCE AGAIN disappointed by how quirky the hardware and software is. I hated my first HD box from BHN, and I'm not thrilled with this one (although overall satisfied). I'm not an engineer, but it just seems like it should be better than this
I am going to leave it to the SA8300 to upconvert everything to 1080i, at the expense of PQ, as this is the only way to make channel surfing bearable. Plus that was the wife's orders
SA can put it in a slick, sliver package (wish it were black anyways), but can't fool me with sub-par hardware and buggy software
Still, I'm not going to send it back, and I acknowledge that it is my best option.