So I have the RPi connected to a Samsung TV that supports CEC/Anynet+ , which is awesome. I'm using XBMC and it can stream 720p video to my TV through my network share only using my TV remote, and that's ultra cool. Also got the sound working through HDMI without a config file, so that's great too.
However, my only remaining issue is that every few minutes, the video will cut for a very tiny fraction of a second. I can't even hear the sound cutting, the video doesn't actually stop or jitter or anything, it's just that the display kind of "resets". The TV shows the channel and the current time just like if I had changed the input selection.
It does this at a variable rate, anywhere between a minute and 5. Since I'm using XBMC, I'm not sure where I should look for logs, if there are any. It does not do this in the menus, only specifically when playing a video.
Update: It seems that this does not affect XviD files, as I've watched multiple episodes of a show that is in this codec and it doesn't happen. However, an MKV does it, and an H264 AVI does it too. Basically, only xViDs are safe as far as I can see? So this isn't all video and definitely not a cable issue.