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Audio dropouts?

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

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  1. Mar 6, 2010 #501 of 1365
    gitarzan

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    I switched to Insight cable a few weeks back after putting my DirecTV in suspend mode because of this problem. So far no audio issues with Insight. My Motorola HD DVR pretty much sucks but at least has a fast guide. If the cablecard tuners start coming out in a few weeks for Windows 7 that will be my permanent solution for a while.
     
  2. Mar 6, 2010 #502 of 1365
    sigma1914

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    I hardly see any dropouts until tonight. For the first time in years, I recorded off the MPEG2 version of HBO...I usually record the MPEG4 version...dropouts were unreal! I'm glad I never record OTA & MPEG2.
     
  3. Mar 8, 2010 #503 of 1365
    lkatzeff

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    The latest update seems to fix the audio drops for now. Can anybody else confirm this.
     
  4. Mar 8, 2010 #504 of 1365
    veryoldschool

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    Maybe this has improved it for some, but I've been having issues with my local NBC and haven't seen any change.
    As I've posted in this thread before, most of these issues aren't in our receivers, so I don't really know how an update on our end will change anything.
    If it's working better for anyone... great.
     
  5. Mar 8, 2010 #505 of 1365
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    It seems to be a lot better but not 100% fixed. My OTA local running through the HR20-100 is better with this software too. If I watched it not running through the receiver it had no dropouts but going through the receiver it did. It seems they are almost back to where they were 4 months ago. lol
     
  6. Mar 8, 2010 #506 of 1365
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    you are lucky, I am still having issues, and the latest software reminds me of HR Pufnstuff
     
  7. Mar 8, 2010 #507 of 1365
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    Are you talking the stuff just released in the past few days or the stuff from a month or so ago? I'm still pretty gun shy waiting for it to return so please tell me you didn't get an update lately.... :lol:
     
  8. Mar 8, 2010 #508 of 1365
    veryoldschool

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    This isn't what I've been having, so maybe there is a software improvement for MPEG-2 OTA.
     
  9. Mar 8, 2010 #509 of 1365
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    OMG almost forgot about HR Puffnstuf lol, i am going to try and find it in torrents. ;) I am using STEREO now and haven't had drop-outs like I had with Dolby and after the last release. They obviously messed things up because my channels were fine before the last update and the networks suddenly didn't screw their feeds up and suddenly my stereo receiver didn't break down either.

    Its clearly a Direct tv issue.
     
  10. Mar 8, 2010 #510 of 1365
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    The software helped with all the HD channels, Speed, HGTV, National Geo. and many others. The OTA was just a bonus for me....
     
  11. Mar 8, 2010 #511 of 1365
    veryoldschool

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    With the races on Fox lately, I haven't watched much speed, and the few times I watch National Geo, they weren't anywhere as bad as a bad day on speed was.
    With the F1 being on speed this weekend, I'll have several hours to see how speed is. Last year's F1 had a fair amount [long before this or the past update].
    If yours are better... great, but it's going to take me a while to sign on to "the fix", since I've had problems with this for almost two years.
     
  12. Mar 9, 2010 #512 of 1365
    leprechaunshawn

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    I'm still having an issue with the HD nationals, HGTV especially. Never had a problem with my locals. I get Milwaukee, WI locals.
     
  13. Mar 9, 2010 #513 of 1365
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    Did you get the software update yet? Don't get me wrong, it's not perfect by any means but it's way better for me. I just hope it lasts and they continue to work on it.
     
  14. Mar 9, 2010 #514 of 1365
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    you should know that I am having issues on a series of old SD rcvrs. certain semi local channels which are sent to Directv as HD and downrezzed by Directv for the SD market
     
  15. Mar 9, 2010 #515 of 1365
    leprechaunshawn

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    Which update? My last software update was probably about a month ago. It was the one that included all the new guide information and smart search.
     
  16. Mar 9, 2010 #516 of 1365
    lkatzeff

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    The latest update that seems to fix some audio drops problem is 0x03A8. Not everybody got it yet.
     
  17. Mar 9, 2010 #517 of 1365
    BKC

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  18. Mar 9, 2010 #518 of 1365
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    Ugh! I got home today with the new firmware update. Turned on ESPNnewsHD and 3 audio dropouts in 3-5 minutes :( Back to 2.1 sound I guess.
     
  19. Mar 10, 2010 #519 of 1365
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    I got the newest software update at 12:26 this morning. Haven't had a chance to check it out yet though.

    Are there release notes available anywhere that explain what this update was supposed to do?
     
  20. Mar 10, 2010 #520 of 1365
    veryoldschool

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    Look at the top of this forum: http://www.dbstalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=112
     
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