Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau
If you ever find out from Anthem what broke in your old board please post here. So far I don't think we've had any reports of installers being able to do something to ATTACHED equipment which breaks the video board -- except of course if they physically damage the HDMI sockets in the Anthem.
I wonder, for example, if your remote control system installer's equipment put a power surge or static discharge on any of the cables attached to your D2.
I will let you know what Anthem says after they check out the old video board.
After extensive discussions with Nick and my installer (who swears the D2 was dead before he touched the remote), it appears that my installer just happened to be the person who pushed the "on" button at the wrong time on a dying video processor.
For what it is worth, I suspect there has been something brewing with my old video board for a while. For example, my D2 has been VERY finicky about what firmware it likes (1.31 good, 1.29j no video, 1.33 borderline at best). Firmware 1.33 appears to be solid with the new processor. In addition, from time to time the old board would require a power cycle to get it working. Again, at least up until about 2:00am when I wrapped things up, it ran perfectly. Finally, the problem I noticed a while back involving overdriven sunlit scenes seems better or cured altogether (maybe this is just a placebo effect, but the picture really does look better to me)..
One thing that still is a problem is that the video processor locks up if I set my Tivo S3 on "native" and switch to certain SD programming from HD programming. However, I believe that Tivo's firmware may be the culprit here, based on reports on other web sites about describing similar issues with no D2 in the middle.