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5.1 sound issue on commercials

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Christopher Gould, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. Christopher Gould

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    I'm having an odd issue where it seems the center channel is playing on my left surround during commercials. Movies and shows are fine.

    Doesn't happen all the time. This commercial break the first two were fine third and fourth were wrong and fifth sixth normal. Never the same pattern.

    I believe it happening on history 269 and science 284.

    This is on a hr34 with 0x6db.
     
  2. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    First thing to try is resetting your DVR/
     
  3. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Or FF through the commercials..... :rolling:
     
  4. litzdog911

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    Almost certainly a problem with that channel's digital audio signal.
     
  5. Christopher Gould

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    Normally I do fast forward but when I have it on just for background noise and the center moves from center to left back and forth it's catches my attention lol
     
  6. Airgetlam

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    It's not just you. I've been noticing it for the last couple of days on 284 as well. Only on some commercials. Fortunately, the shows are fine. I find it odd, but not worth doing anything about.
     
  7. Christopher Gould

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    Yeah not a big deal just weird and I wanted to make sure it wasn't on my end.
     
  8. celticpride

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    I have a similar problem ,but i'm with verizon fios,when watching live or recoded programs on certain commercials i go from full surround sound to QUIET as if the audio is dropped from dolby digital 5.1 to analog 2.0 sound.
     
  9. ejbvt

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    It is doing exactly that.
     
  10. Laxguy

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    I notice more when a commercial is in SD and there's no apparent reason for it not to be in HD. It's one of those, "Well, someone's pretty careless here" as I hit the FF button.
     
  11. Christopher Gould

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    I have a similar problem ,but i'm with verizon fios,when watching live or recoded programs on certain commercials i go from full surround sound to QUIET as if the audio is dropped from dolby digital 5.1 to analog 2.0 sound.


    I believe my receiver still shows 5.1. It's just the center channel moves to left surround and I'd assume left to center because there is not much coming out of the surrounds
     
  12. captaink5217

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    I've actually noticed this on 284 but I also experience it during some of the programming as well, watching how the universe works was one such program.


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