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Topic: No siginal for 10 seconds when switching TV channels
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I have an Epson EX 70 projector connected to my receiver via the HDMI port. I am using an old VCR as a TV turner to get cable TV. It is connected to the receiver via the S-Video port. I am experiencing a no HDMI signal message with a pause for about 10 seconds when I switching TV channels. Any idea what is causing this.
[Edited by Andrew6123 on Aug 11, 2009 at 5:46 PM]
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The VCR is likely dropping sync with the receiver when you change channels. This is just a reality of the old tuners. They were designed to be used with analog TVs and you've moved into a digital environment with a digital connection.

You can try connecting via S-video, but at the end of the day, if you really want quality, get a HD cable box and connect it directly via HDMI.
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I'm also in Canada and have been using my VCR to watch TV.

I'm thinking of going HDTV OTA soon, so I am looking at different boxes with ATSC tuners built-in.

One such solution could be to go with a combo VCR/DVD player or VCR/DVD recorder. I was at Future Shop and Best Buy last week and both had them for $100 and $200 Cdn respectively.

I did not check, but had assumed that they would have HDMI outputs.

If you are with Rogers or some other cable company, don't they give you a (digital) cable box for free?

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Rogers charges $12.95/month or $249.99 to purchase a HD digital terminal plus the cost of digital basic cable. I am trying not to give Rogers anymore money.

Ideally I need an external tuner with an HD converter. It would also be nice if it accepted a feed from an OTA. I would be able to get the OTA HD channels from New York state.