Originally Posted by mastermaybe
I simply can no longer stand the 8 seconds it takes my HR-21 box to display a new channel after switching. It does this whether routed through my Denon 4311 or directly to my kuro.
The new box is much improved, correct? I've read there's an HR-25...if so, is it better/worhthwile over the 24. I've had DirecTv now for 4 years, so I'm now month to month, correct?
What needs to happen for me to get a new box?
I'd appreciate any advice...I've read a dozen pages of this thread and have yet to unearth this.
Oh and btw: when did the top banner start taking up a THIRD of the screen while staying on for THIRTY-FIVE seconds after switching channels!!!!!!? There is nothing in the settings for this, correct? Absolutely insanely annoying.
There isn't a HR25, only the H25.
The HR24s have a faster CPU.
If it's been over 24 months since your last receiver upgrade/install you're out of commitment.
Sounds like you're still using the old blue GUI, and exit should clear the banner. It's a pain, but it shouldn't take 35 sec to clear. The setting used to be 2, 4, 6 sec, but the latest blue GUI removed the 2 sec option and added 8 sec, which IMO was stupid.
The new HD [black] GUI "may help" when you get it, as it was developed with the HR21-23 to improve their performance.