Originally Posted by trip1eX
I don't think it has to do with the sound effects if I read your post right.
I get video and audio drop out when switching back and forth between the main menu and live or recorded tv. I think its a resources issue. And that means either the software isn't optimized enough to handle it elegantly or the hardware (cpu/ram) isn't sufficient to do so.
It possibly could be related to sending video and/or audio through a receiver. And the switchover is causing the receiver to drop the video/audio stream briefly. Is your audio hooked up through a receiver and your video straight to tv? YOu didn't mention losing video briefly.
I think the TivO Roamio might be releasing the tuner briefly when it doesn't need to when going to the TiVo central menu.
It would be nice if someone in TiVO could look at their Program Design Specification for this and then check the program code to see if this can be easily fixed.
To answer your question directly though, even when using only the HDMI cable from the Romaio directly to the TV with TV audio enabled, the pause is very noticeable. Again, there is no audio pause whatsoever when going back and forth from the guide menu
to live TV.