Originally Posted by tamanaco
When you say that the HDMI bug has been fixed in ODN 3.2 with a patch... was this patch included in the 3.2.0_15 update? or should I be looking at a specific version of the stack? My box has stack version 184.108.40.2068. The HDMI bug is not as severe as when my box was running ODN 3.1, but the HDMI is still not working as well as it did with my old 8300HD. It takes a little while to sync with my TV. When I switch from a SD to a HD channel... first I get the full picture with sound, then it goes black, then the sound comes in and after a couple of seconds I get both the sound and picture. Once in a while I get voice/sound drops and once in a blue moon I get a screen full of white noise. Are you having a similar experience with your 8640HDC? Btw, I agree when you say that the box is slow, but maybe this is an issue that will be resolved in future releases. This is a new platform and I doubt that TWC spent too much time optimizing its performance before it released it.
I do not know if the patch was part of the main stack or another piece of software lurking in there. What I do know is that many months ago Raleigh already had 3.2.0_15 and was still having the HDMI issue on their 8640s, then a "mystery" download occurred that fixed the HDMI issue. I don't think anyone here know exactly what changes with the fix, other than it not being inherent in 3.2.0_15 itself. AFAIK, no system on any version of 3.1 has ever had the HDMI fix applied.
I have had absolutely no HDMI issues with my 8640. It is set to output all sources at native resolution (480i, 720p & 1080i turned on... 480p turned off) and it does just that every time without issue (it is connected to an Onkyo 876 AVR). When it is connected directly to my TV the resolution changes are very quick... but my AVR adds some delay similar to what you describe. It has been good both with 3.2.0_15 and now with 4.0.1_0. I don't know the stack version off the top of my head, but I can check later. It was updated with ODN 4.0 over a month ago.
FYI, our system (Charlotte) is a late comer to the 8640 party - Charlotte was THE Samsung 3090 pilot system and the Sammies are pretty well entrenched here... it was somewhat of a surprise that they gave me an 8640 as a replacement when my 3090 died last month. I would prefer the 3090 over the 8640 based on speed and the full screen guide, but other than that the 8640 has been trouble-free. The only relatively minor quirk I've noticed is that when coming out of a FF operation, occasionally there will be no audio... briefly pausing and restarting gets the audio back. I would say this happens 1-2 times a week at most (I watch virtually all of my TV via DVR time-shift, so that's not really all that often.