Originally Posted by wrk24wheel
I received my 80.2 last Monday. After owning it for a week I am ready to put my 9.8 back in service. I never had syncing issues with the 9.8. I am getting fed up with this thing and my direcTv DVR. Trying to watch tv is like playing roulette. Not sure if you are going to get a picture or not, just roll the dice and see what happens. If you don't get a picture, it can take a long time to get it back. The worst part, for some reason, every time you skip forward or back on the DVR, I hear a click from the 80.2. I have even lost the picture a couple of times just QS through a commercial. Lately, we have been letting it run through commercials just so we don't lose the picture. I still have not found a way to consistently get it back. Turning everything off and then back on works sometime, pulling out the HDMI cable and plugging it back in the DVD sometimes works, but the trick I found last night which may end up being the root of all evil here. I found that if I set the resolution on the DVR to 720p it brought the picture back and we did not lose it all night. I think the 80.2 has a problem with 1080p. I have tried changing just about every setting in the 80.2 except "resolution = through" as this will net me a black screen every time. Auto seems to be the only one that works the most often.
I have tried replacing all of the cables once again with new 1.4 HDMI cables and the problem still exist. I must say that it looks like I am one of the lucky ones as my Ethernet works great. This is the only thing that is keeping this unit in my rack. I love being able to access my iTunes library on my mac. This alone is worth working through the problems here.
BTW, I see a lot of people bashing XLR connections. I decided to try some this time around. The only thing I can say is WOW. Unfortunately, I did not AB the old cables, but I can tell you there is a significant sound difference between the 9.8 and 80.2 and the only thing that changed was the cables. I am not aware that there were many changes made to the sound quality of this unit over the 9.8. I went from MTI Terminator 2 cables to cheap Monoprice Premium XLR (3ft cables.) I can't believe how much better this 80.2 sounds over my old 9.8.
Hopefully, Integra will fix these issues fast and upgrade the firmware.
Have you set the DVR to auto out when you see your problems?
If you set your DVR to 720p out for everything all works and there are no problems?
What is the resolution being sent to the TV from the 80.2? Are you doing any video processing- 720p to 1080i ...?
What is the Direct TV DVR? Do you have latest firmware. Is this problem only for recordings but also for live? HD channels versus SD same kind of issues?
Do you have lip sync issues when it is working?
I have an HR20-100 and the latest firmware did fix some issues for me-but on my 885p I have seen nothing like you are reporting. The 80.2 I have ordered has not yet arrived-due on Wednesday PM.
Any other Direct TV users with an 80.2 seeing this?
Have you contacted technical support about this?