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Audio dropouts?

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

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  1. Apr 11, 2010 #721 of 1365
    seern

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    The Masters the last 2 days had a lot of audio dropout. At times it was hard to follow the commentary because you would keep losing key words.
     
  2. Apr 12, 2010 #722 of 1365
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    FYI: The dropouts did not disappear until I restarted the receiver (HR20-700) with the network cable disconnected (I restarted from the setup menu).
     
  3. Apr 12, 2010 #723 of 1365
    tkrandall

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    Last night about 11 pm Eastern I watched a little bit of ESPN sportscenter and I was getting audio dropouts about once a minute on average. HR20-700 is hooked up to Onkyo receiver via HDMI, and likewise to the TV. Very annoying, as the Onkyo receiver makes a loud mechanical "click" anytime the audio format changes, such as in routine with network programming switches such as programming to commercials, and back to programming. I have not tried turning off DD.
     
  4. Apr 12, 2010 #724 of 1365
    RAD

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    Dripping...
    CE's
     
  5. Apr 12, 2010 #725 of 1365
    bjamin82

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    Interesting. :)
     
  6. Apr 12, 2010 #726 of 1365
    leprechaunshawn

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    I took off work to watch The Masters all weekend. ESPN on Thur-Fri was terrible, at least 15-20 drops per hour, and CBS on Sat-Sun was only slightly better. I've only had D* for about 6 months and am beginning to regret the switch from TWC. At least when I called TWC with a problem they tried to fix it. It seems that D* has done nothing.
     
  7. Apr 12, 2010 #727 of 1365
    housemr

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    ESPN has been the worst for this. It is such bs as i just started having it happen a few weeks ago.

    Does anyone notice this hooked up just by hdmi directly to an hd tv?
     
  8. Apr 12, 2010 #728 of 1365
    Maleman

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    Hmmm I should try that as well. I currently have it hooked up via my Onkyo.
     
  9. Apr 12, 2010 #729 of 1365
    RAD

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    It appears my luck ran out, watching a recording on Show-HD West of Tudors and heard a drop. I happened to have recording the same exact showing on a HR22-100, HR23-700 and HR24-500 and all three recordings has the audio drop at the same exact place. All three STB's running latest CE code but since their from different manufacture the base code is different.
     
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  11. Apr 13, 2010 #731 of 1365
    GenTso

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    I read the first few pages, but I didn't see anyone specifically say what they mean by "audio dropout."

    I've been experiencing problems with audio on voice tracks ... like I'll be watching a program and people are talking at a reasonable volume compared to background music or noises, but occasionally I notice that people talking can barely be heard over the background noise.

    For me, the audio dropout is the decrease in volume on a voice track, usually from the center channel speaker. But I don't think it's an issue with that speaker since it never happens when watching Blu-Rays.

    Is this similar to what others are experiencing?
     
  12. Apr 13, 2010 #732 of 1365
    gphvid

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    Sounds like a PCM lock/unlock issue. When it unlocks, it mutes and then unmutes when it relocks. That would be a source issue if it is across all receivers/DVRs.
     
  13. Apr 13, 2010 #733 of 1365
    bjamin82

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    I haven't tried this my self... but has anyways noticed any drops when playing HD On demand content or HD pay per view?
     
  14. Apr 13, 2010 #734 of 1365
    brucegrr

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    Well, this discussion has become so broad I suspect that an audio dropout could be just about anything.... :)

    Originally.......when the discussion first started.... an audio dropout is a short period of time where there is no audio.. The dropouts are random.

    I don't think your problem is this problem. This problem is NO sound at all for a short period of time. (sometimes just a blink, sometimes a second or two.)

    Bruce
     
  15. Apr 13, 2010 #735 of 1365
    shendley

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    Though I have noticed audio drops with both of these, the problem has been much less pronounced with HD On Demand.

     
  16. Apr 14, 2010 #736 of 1365
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    I have the audio dropouts... seems like it happens on HGTV to me a lot... And I tested the whole TV volume (where my HDMI cable is going) vs. stereo (where my optical cable is going), and the TV does NOT have the dropout issue. My receiver is an Onkyo.

    Jason
     
  17. Apr 14, 2010 #737 of 1365
    tkrandall

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    by "dropout" I mean a random instananeous and short interruption of the audio signal that causes my Onkyo receiver (receiving and passing HDMI to the TV) to lose the sound track for maybe less than a second or so and to also go through the loud mechanical clicking as the format information is lost and then re-set/re-gained. HR20-700
     
  18. Apr 14, 2010 #738 of 1365
    brucegrr

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    I don't notice the mechanical clicking (but that may be because I am hard of hearing) but the rest of your definition is exactly what I am experiencing.

    For the first time in a good while, I watched TV using the TV speakers connected via analog rca connectors. Not one audio dropout. I was watching ESPN and ESPN always has the dropouts. I am so used to PTI and Around the Horn having dropouts that I would be shocked if they WEREN'T there.

    Bruce
     
  19. Apr 14, 2010 #739 of 1365
    housemr

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    my wife just emailed me saying that our abc has been horrible this morning to the point where she couldnt follow anything on there but then flipped to our off air antenna and it was fine.

    also, we compared snl from this past weekend, both on dvr, from antenna to directv locals and the directv locals have a lot of audio dropouts. this should prove, i would think that this is directv causing the issue and not the audio or directv receivers.

    edit we are watching our locals through the am21 off air turner (i think i got the number correct)
     
  20. Apr 14, 2010 #740 of 1365
    sigma1914

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    I was shocked last night at ESPN HD...watched the entire documentary about Iverson's trial and had ZERO dropouts.
     
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