I just got a new HDTV to replace a failing HDTV. Both had HDMI inputs with which I connected the blu ray player, Scientific Atlanta DVR/cable box and Roku box. On the former TV, I would be able to freeze live TV on the DVR and switch over to the blu ray player or another port on HDMI. When I came back to the DVR, there would be no disruption of the HDMI switching back and the DVR would be exactly as I left it (paused in live action). However, on my new TV, a Panasonic, the same scenario I described would cause the DVR to disrupt (as if it was turned off and on) and when the picture returns it would be dumped back out to live. I know this has something to do with the HDMI handshake between the TV and the DVR which is somehow different from my last TV. Switching between sources is a regular part of my viewing habit and I want to be able to go back and forth on the DVR HDMI link without it treating it as a restart. I suppose my only alternative is to forgo HDMI in favor of component but I am wondering if there is another way.