Originally Posted by Vzylexy
My 6416 was acting fairly loopy last night. First it froze while I was watching a recording, then the screen went black. I unplugged the power and then plugged it back in, seemed to work fine for a bit then it restarted by itself two more times. Also, it seems like a new version of the guide came out, as my recordings are now sorted by folders.
- Mine has finally become useless. I keep the SD Overide set to STRETCH because any other setting causes an 8 second delay when I switch from an HD channel to an SD channel or vice-versa. I hated this, but I learned to live with the STRETCH mode. Then, for some reason, it would randomly switch from STRETCH mode to 480i mode all by itself. So I would have to keep changing it back from time to time. I hated this, but I learned to live with it. Two days ago, it decided to switch to 480i everytime I turn it on in addtion to randomly switching. Even worse, it will no longer handshake with my Onkyo 906 AVR when it switches to 480i, nor will it handshake with the 906 when I turn the 906 off and back on. I just get a black screen and intermitten audio. The only way I can get the DVR to handshake with the AVR is to unplug the DVR and then plug it back in. This is unacceptable. has anyone else noticed this?
OK, when I call Verizon, they say this is a known issue with HDMI handshaking, and the fix is to use the component outs. Of course, I used the component outs when I first got FiOS, but switched to HDMI because I kept getting a distorted image for the first 15 minutes of use. So component out is a non-starter. What's wrong with this DVR? Verizon told me they'd send me another box, but I'm thinking this is due to the latest firmware update, so I doubt it'll get fixed. Any suggestions?