Originally Posted by Herman Trivilino
Aren't you now routing the HDMI signal so that it bypasses your Pioner receiver?
You should be able to route component video cables to your receiver, and from there run HDMI from the receiver to the TV, returning you to the situation where your receiver is doing all the processing.
Personally I find that I get a better video signal with HDMI, but if I had the handshake issues you're experiencing I'd seriously consider component video cables. Especially is there was little or no reduction in the video quality.
I have the HDMI connected directly to Pioneer 5010 Kuro and the adio is connected to my Onkyo by optical.
I received a reply back from Pace and they tell me that they can not deal with customers directly and that I have to have my cable company investigate the matter. And if they find that they can not fix the issue then they are to inform Pace and that they will investigate the matter further and see if a firmware update is in order.
I can not see how Pace didn't see this when they were testing this box prior to release. I think they just dumped the box onto the market and is now dragging their feet to fix it.
Currently I managed to turn off the 1080i and 720p and 480i and just have 480p and 1080p enabled. At least the problem only exists when chaging from Hd to SD. The only problem with this is if the box loses power and it will reset it back to its default settings.
I do not want to use component cables as this will add additional processing of the signal. I think I am going to give the box back if it is not fixed by summer and drop video service with them as I am tired of this type of nonsense. I started using HDMI about 7 years ago and I really didn't experience these type of issues until I got this Pace box.
I do have to note that the Motorola DCX 3400 that this box replaced did not have this issue and the Motorola also supported the same resolutions as the Pace.