Originally Posted by hrada
I just set up my d2 and have run into a problem. When watching Directv and switching between high def channels and SD channels sometimes the D2 will lose the signal. I have to switch to a different source(like VCR) and then back to SAT to relock the signal. Any thoughts?
The easiest answer is to switch to Component video and Optical Digital audio from your DirecTV box. For the contents coming in on that box, this cabling will give you everything that HDMI does without the hassle. Even if you really want to stay with HDMI for video, switching to Optical for audio will avoid the delay in startup of audio after the video signal locks in.
Now for HDMI, another easy fix is to set the DirecTV box to output 1080i for everything. That eliminates most of the handshakes.
OK, so much for the easy answers. The problem you are having is a failure of the HDMI handshake. The first thing you should consider is upgrading your HDMI cables, particularly if you have a long run to your TV. Also keep in mind the HDMI plugs are just a friction fit. Make sure they are fully inserted STRAIGHT into the socket, and that there is no strain on the plug tugging it in any direction (such as the weight of the cable). It only takes a little bit of looseness to make the connection marginal.
That sort of thing aside, Anthem is working on new firmware for the original D2 with new HDMI code. There is a "test" version of that out now. I'm not sure when the new firmware will be released for general use. But the reports on the "test" version have been encouraging.
The "official" firmware for your D2 at the moment is V1.33. If you bought your D2 used, check to see if it has older firmware and upgrade to v1.33 if so. Press Select once on the remote to see the firmware version number in the display.
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