I am having problems with audio dropouts on some cable channels. I have a Tivo Premiere connected to a AVR-591 via component video and optical digital audio.
I originally thought it was something with my cable card as the dropouts only happened on certain channels (e.g. HBO). I had the Time Warner cable guy out here and he said there was nothing wrong; of course. He suggested I connect the Tivo directly to my TV and voila, no dropouts. (I used the same recording as a test.) I was also using an HDMI cable at this point. I've been trying to monitor this thread and had read about all the HDMI handshake problems, so I removed the HDMI entirely and connected the component/optical. But I still have the same problem?!
If I switch the Tivo audio from 'Dolby Digital' to 'Dolby Digital to PCM' then the dropouts stop, but I also lose surround-sound.
Is this a Tivo problem rather than a Denon problem?
Also, and presumably unrelated, my 591 has started to use the screensaver even though it's turned off. I've tried turning it on (no change), then back off again, but it's still doing it. Does this mean I need to do the processor reset? If so, do I need to recreate all my settings?