Originally Posted by mypwisthis
Yes, I am using the HDMI cable packaged with the Tivo. I use the TIVO for cable only. I am on my second A2000 and had the same issue with both. Yesterday the suggestion was made to use smart screen (which should typically only be used for 4:3 sets, not 16:9 sets). This did not help. Per TIVO this is expected and not a flaw. Just was curious whether others may have found a setting on the TIVO or A2000 that may correct the flicker when set to native.
Here is what I see with my Tivo/A2000 when I change a channel that requires a resolution switch (the menu might also require a resolution switch since it defaults to 720p).
- About 1 second of a warped picture being rescaled (this might be the A2000 trying to get a lock on the new resolution). This also "might" be what you are talking about when you say "flicker".
- About 3-4 seconds of a black screen (with sound) before the picture appears.
I get similar "flicker" when I switch resolutions on my Xbox 360. I suspect that the first second of "flicker" is the A2000 locking on to a new resolution, and the 3-4 seconds of a blank screen is TiVo lagging on displaying the content (for whatever reasons). I'm hoping TiVo can optimize their code to display the content a bit faster.
Note: I have my TiVo output the native resolution at all times. This increases some channel display lag, but it also increases the quality. My A2000 is hands down better at scaling 480i than the TiVo is. The only way of getting a clean 480i signal out of the Tivo is to run in native mode. Since I'm seldom a channel surfer, I don't care about the channel change lag. I just use the menus to see what is on other stations if I am interested.