Originally Posted by caunyd
So am I to assume that it's a problem with my HR23 box? Because an 8 second lag is almost unacceptable. Is there anything else I can do besides complain and change the output to native?
Nope. DTV's DVRs are not (and never have been) good for channel surfing. Native "off" will help with speed, but may degrade your picture; not a good trade-off IMO. Reducing the number of screen resolutions that your TV will accept to a couple will help a little (I just have 720P and 1080i selected for my 1080P TV).
It is best just to use the User/Channel Guide to go to the channel you want and select it. If the show turns-out to be a bummer, just go back into the Guide and move on.
I am lucky that I have always hated to channel surf, however, my wife use to love to surf up of down one channel at a time, which drove me nuts. Finally, she got it! Just use the Guide.