Any computers that I've ever seen have large memory chips. They snap into slots on the mother board and are a few inches wide. Laptops are a bit different and have much smaller memory chips that usually snap into a covered slot underneath.
The SA8300HD PVR does have the square type chips you mentioned.
That's very interesting. My 8300 changes channels in about a second and alway has. The only time it's a bit slower is if the resolution changes, say from 1080i to 720p.
Perhaps mine does not get along well with my Samsung Smart TV. Since I seldom watch live TV on it, it doesn't really bother me.
your box has its "RAM" dying out,... it's a memory lag and a very common issue with any boxes,... usually happens if the box is getting old, since all technology are not made 100% metal anymore, and mostly plastic peices surround metal chipsets, corrosion and degredation occurs...
You are talking nonsense. Digital media devices do not fail in this fashion...at all.
Moreover we checked our HD box (much newer than the PVR) and it is exhibiting the same delayed response to remote commands which points to the issue being a systemic one, probably from a recent box update pushed out from Rogers' end.
I never watch live TV either and also have a Samsung Smart TV. What are your video output settings?
My setting is the same. I find it very strange that it takes your box 7 seconds to switch channels.
I had just tried it, using the Last button, when I posted. I just tried it now and it takes about 2 seconds using the Channel Up/Down button, 4 seconds when punching in a channel number or using the Last button. Seems to take longer when switching formats, maybe 5 seconds.
By way of a follow up, hald way through the evening yesterday it, litterally, sudenly started responding normally. Still ok this evening...however there is no longer the "jump back" we are used to when resuming play from fast forward.
At this point I can only conclude that Rogers is mucking arround with software updates on me....
Bbeen having this issue since switching to rogers in February, keep telling me there is an update in the works, gave me a ccredit at one time. I am back to regular pricing, but issue still not resoved. I have had enough, Bell may be more money but there system works, I am going to switch back at the end of this bill.