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Audio dropouts?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by BKC, Nov 7, 2009.

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  1. Nov 7, 2009 #1 of 1365
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    Anyone other than me noticing a lot of audio dropouts? I notice it more on Speed but it is on other channels too. I did a RBR but it didn't do a thing to help. HR20-100

    Last night I timed it a couple times and it would have a quick dropout five times in seven minutes. Once in awhile you can notice a little stutter in the picture at the same time. Receiver taking a dump maybe? It's been like this for a week and it's starting to get annoying. lol TIA
     
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    BKC

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    Well that's two of I guess. It's starting to get pretty old... :lol:
     
  4. Nov 7, 2009 #4 of 1365
    tsduke

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    Had a couple dropouts so far on ESPN HD during first 30 minutes of Iowa-NW game.
     
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    tsduke

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    These are really getting annoying. Is nobody else experience these dropouts?
     
  6. Nov 7, 2009 #6 of 1365
    dwlevy

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    Yes, I've been experiencing them as well, at least since the last software update on both of my HR20-100s. I haven't really noticed them on my HR20-700, but I do watch it less than the other two boxes.

    They usually only last for a second, happen fairly infrequently, but do occur on multiple HD channels.
     
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    bobnielsen

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    A few days ago, one of the locals lost audio completely but it would return if I switched to another channel and back. It happened three times, but since then all has been normal.
     
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    sigma1914

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    I turned on Speed today & it had serious audio issues.
     
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    I was watching local PBS HD and had my first brrriippp in a while. Mainly been the sound dropouts lately.
     
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    I've noticed on several different channels as well.
     
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    Rob77

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    yes...both on some national and local channels
     
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    BKC

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    Thank you! That's the worst one for me. Now that someone mentioned it above, it was right around the time of the update for me too. :nono2:
     
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    tsduke

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    It got really bad on ESPN at one point today. I called and reported. This has to be a software issue because I'm getting it on both my HR22's.
     
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    sigma1914

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    I think the dropouts on ESPN2 & Speed are not software or HR caused, but problems with the channels and Directv's signal. ESPN had it bad a few years ago & Directv fixed it.
     
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    At least for me, the brrrip audio dropouts are pretty constant on certain channels like Speed on the DVR.

    Lately I've noticed that Animal Planet doesn't dropout like the other HD channels, instead it just st-t-t-t-t-t-utters for 10 or 15 seconds, then "pops" back to normalcy. Weird.

    I'd really love to know what causes some HD channels to have audio dropouts but not others, and why it seems to affect some receivers more than others.

    We just got PBS HD locally (B'ham) and it is the most dropout prone channel out of all of them, both audio and video. It's a mess. Strangely, when it debuted, our CW HD affiliate began getting worse. Makes me wonder if some of the other national channels begin acting up when channels are added/subtracted from whatever transponder they're on. Maybe it's a load balancing issue.
     
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    I had the drop outs last night on ESPN 2, they stopped when I went into the HR 23 menu to turn off DD. Never had any dropouts before the last firmware upgrade.
     
  17. Nov 9, 2009 #17 of 1365
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    Constant small brrrips and dropouts on some programs from the "big 3" lately. While watching a recent Law and Order recording last night there were entire sections where the audio track had a very slight - but very annoying - constant "vibration". Kind of like a brrrip but with the audio still understandable.

    And yes, I think this has been much more prevalent since the last national software update.
     
  18. Nov 9, 2009 #18 of 1365
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    Lots of dropouts during the Venture Bros. last night. To the point that the return from break had nearly a minute of full silence. Funny though, it was only during the actual show. No dropouts during the commercial break.
     
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    Miggity

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    Yes I've been experiencing this on all channels for about 2 months.
     
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    gnahc79

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    ever since 0x368 it's been happening more often :(. Food Network, NBC, ESPN...except Disney Channel has been dropout-free.
     
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