Originally Posted by lovswr
Mark, this is entirely the fault of the craptaculer Motorola cable box. I too, have a 3400 (Comcast here in Atlanta) & about every 3rd day it goes back to 4:3L (which means 4X3 Lock). You see the cable companies cannot bother to bring their equipment up to date to something that is quite standard in 2010. Namely, the handshaking of HDMI. You will also get the problem, say if you have a PS3 or Blu ray player hooked up via HDMI. Go back to the cable box & it will default to 4:3L
The best "technique" to try is to ALWAYS turn the 3400 on dead last (like 30 seconds at least after everything else has come on) & ALWAYS turn the 3400 off first. As long as you don't "switch" from one component to another it should keep from going into 4:3L
Don't even get me started on so called native mode or horrible Closed-Captioning implementation, sheesh
Everyone at Motorala & at the cable companies involved with the release with the abomination that this DVR is should be fired.
So I guess I should cancel my appointment w/ TWC for Wednesday... :-) Thanks for your reply-I'm ass-u-ming using the component outs and not the HDMI s I asked does effect the picture or you would have done it also?? I'm using a LogitechONe so I'll dive into the programming to set up some delays on startup/power down.
In other news, I'm getting used to the 667.. It is not the same build or sound quality as my 2300-it sounds a bit harsh and squeezed compared to it, and the overall feel and look of the controls isn't quite as pro, but I think I can dial it in to be pretty close with the parametric if I fiddle with it another day. (sorry, I don't trust a $20 mic and the auto set up). I miss having ZERO digital outputs, no phono section, no switchable AC outlets on the unit. I do realize the price difference between the 667 and the 2300 was @ 150% if I remember right. The many positives are that the 667 has full pre outs, so I "could" get my accuphase and perreaux power amps our of storage, but that's not the point of this...so says my wife. :-) The tuner is noticably better on the 667, and the onscreen GUI is pretty intuitive and helpful if rather basic looking. And the myriad of modern inputs (Dock, Sirrius, HDMI) for the $ is hard to beat.
Of course the day after I got the 667 I see where Yamaha is coming out with the 1000/2000/3000. But in looking up the specs on the site, you've got to go to the 2000 to get significantly more features, and it's well over twice the $. The 3000 is not an apples to apples comparison. I get USB and wi-fi with my BluRay. Considering the weight and power specs are very similiar 2000/667 I'm doubting the power amp design is much different. Overall I'm happy and I would buy it again, especially after finding out the PVR is my issue...