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Audio dropouts?

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

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  1. BKC

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    I think nothing of the sort. Have someone change the OP to your name that would be fine with me or remove my name from the heading.

    The guy that posted that up there said his brother's dropouts were "Much Worse" with FIOS than his did he not? While others that have made the switch say there are none with FIOS. There is even one poster here that is supposed to know what he's talking about that has said FIOS uses MPEG-2 instead of MPEG-4 and the dropouts don't exist with MPEG-2 I just want this thing fixed just like anyone else that has the problem.

    Funny when one of the fanboys say something about a hit and run post that takes a shot at DTV it's ok?

    I don't tell you what to post, I suggest you do the same with me. While we are on the subject, how was your post helpful to the subject and when did you become head man in charge? If you want to talk condescending, read your post to me. <No smiley here>

    I really don't care what you think of me, until today I hadn't formed any kind of opinion of you.

    I realize this thread isn't a popular thread as it's been almost closed before. I know it doesn't shed a very flattering light on DTV to have a problem go on so long and they won't fix it but that's the facts.

    Again, feel free to have your name put on the subject line, having a long thread with my name there means absolutely nothing to me. I would rather have the quality sound they advertise. <Again, no smiley here>

    Stuart and I had a little talk about this before and he and I know exactly where each other stand on this. I'm sure he would tell you I'm not here to impress anyone. I am not here to make enemies either :) <---------- Smiley
     
  2. sigma1914

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    Me too...we all do.

    Name calling? Real mature.

    I didn't come close to your level of sarcasm or condescending remarks...like your new way "<No smiley here>".

    If you form an opinion of someone based on forum posts trying to help you realize your demeaning nature here, then ok. I have no opinion of you whatsoever off of here. I don't judge people off there repetitive posts on an audio issue, maybe you do?

    Not popular?? 1,260+ posts & 56,000 views is quite popular. IMO, we need this thread and people like VOS who help educate others on it.

    And I'd rather have a week or even 2 days go by where some people here don't post snarky remarks and talk down on people with smart a$$ smileys. Maybe one of us might get what we want?

    I know we all want the same thing...no drop outs. But, we (all posters who've been here awhile like you & I) need to go about it with a level head & help new people understand the issue.
     
  3. txfeinbergs

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    You both get demerits! Now each of you go to a corner of the room for a timeout.:D
     
  4. BKC

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    :D When can I come out?
     
  5. BKC

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    And now we get to the root of it....... [​IMG]
     
  6. Carl Spock

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    Today on the Cartoon Network HD, I watched Looney Toons: Back In Action, a pretty bad movie but infinitely better than that Michael Jordon/Looney Toons POS, and there were multiple drop-outs each minute. They were in both the program and the commercials, but more severe during the movie. Switching to PCM made no difference. It was by far and away the worst I've ever heard drop-outs on DirecTV.

    I was using HDMI hookups throughout.
     
  7. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    There you go, again. I guarantee VOS has done way more than you & I for this issue.
     
  8. betterdan

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    In my opinion nobody has done enough as we are all still experiencing the issue.
     
  9. BKC

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    I couldn't agree more.
     
  10. BKC

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    I'm going to say one last thing and I'm done with you. There is a poster here that is supposed to be on top of this stuff but that poster burned the bridge with me when the told me that I have to be mistaken there were no audio dropouts on the channels I watch.

    This same poster has time and time again came up with many different reason as to what is wrong and told me that it didn't start with last fall's software update when in fact that's exactly when it started with mine and many others on here.

    I'm never going to fit in here because I don't spend endless hours in front of the tv and I only have one receiver not hooked to the internet, I could care less about MRV or doubleplay or any other trinkets. I don't buy PPV or any events. The only way I'll ever have 4K or more posts here is if this problem isn't fixed or if they screw up something else that causes problems. I'm not in the clique here and don't want to be. All I want is the service I pay for, nothing more and nothing less.

    And yes, I like to screw around a bit and have fun. You might say I'm normal. :lol: If you can't handle what I post then maybe you should go with VoS and use the ignore feature. Or maybe you can have me removed from the forum if you try hard enough.
     
  11. swans

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    of the DD5.1 audio. Hence the people experiencing the problem are running digital out from their HD-DVR to an AVR.

    The real issues revolve around the fact that the 'FAN BOYS' avoid this thread like the plague, and DirecTV pretends that there isn't an inherent problem with the delivery of a premium product to their most discerning customers!:nono:
     
  12. joed32

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    I really don't see anyone trying to hide this problem. I certainly have it on the sports talk shows that I watch and I do watch them now with DD turned off. So I don't see them anymore. I record a lot of movies to DVDs and never get any audio dropouts on those. Is anyone saying that there is no dropout problem? I'm not seeing anyone denying the existence of the issue.
     
  13. The Fuzz 53

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    There's one difference between our experiences. I have NEVER ONCE EVER heard a drop out on a commercial.
     
  14. The Fuzz 53

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    Who's this Ellen and how do I get a hold of her?

    As for just turning off DD, I've tried and can't do it. Turning off the DD makes it sound like complete dog-****. The bottom-line is that Directv is not holding up to their end of the bargain for the service that I am paying them dearly for.

    But then again, what company in this country does? Every single company we deal with is out looking to screw us every which way they can because they have zero respect for the people that keep them in business. They view all of us nothing more than $ signs.
     
  15. fornold

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    Cartoon Network HD was horrible all night long.

    BTW, my son loves that movie.
     
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    Tried this route about 2 months ago. They call and talk to you about the issue to obtain more information. Then for me they scheduled a service call to check signal which was fine. They called back about a week later to tell me the issue is probably with my AVR (even though the drop outs are in two rooms each connected to different brands of AVR's). The last thing was that the engineers are doing research. Anyway to make the wife happy I've subscribed to Cable (I hate their DVR's) and suspended my account with D. Only been about a week and I'm learning to cope but NO drop outs. Their DVR's are hooked to the same HDMI cables and all is well with the audio.
     
  18. hasan

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    Just so we don't go down a blind alley...there were several channels this morning showing severe pixellation and audio break-up. (MSNBC-HD among them). This is not the problem we have been discussing in this thread. They started for me about an hour ago, and stopped about 10 minutes ago. (on MSNBC-HD). There was no corresponding problem on CNN-HD. Discussion is in another thread.

    Just didn't want this thread to get polluted with an unrelated problem.
     
  19. corey99699

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    I just signed a 2 yr. agreement with Direct,had I known about this issue I might have waited.The date of the first post of this thread has me kinda worried since they've known about this issue for so long and no resolution.I was very happy coming from dish until I noticed these drops in audio.I have an Onkyo AV receiver that makes a loud clicking noise every time it happens so that makes it even worse.I have only seen this on DD programming so I disabled it and haven't noticed it since,but I hate not being able to use it.Sorry if it's been mentioned,but has Direct given an estimate as to when this should be fixed?
     
  20. Carl Spock

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    What receiver do you have, corey? If it is a HR24, I believe they are working on this. It's part of getting the bugs out of a new model.

    It sounds like what you are experiencing is a HDMI handshake issue. That's something diffferent than my problem last night with the Cartoon Network, and is also different than many of the other problems in this thread. Fortunately, HDMI handshake problems are often more identifiable, too. They come about because HDMI sucks. There have been many threads here recently about that (search using HDMI sucks).

    For now, you might want to try going optical or coaxial digitial out from your DVR to your Onkyo. You'll have to go into your Onkyo's menu to tell it to get the audio from that connection rather than the HDMI cable, but it might well solve your problem. You could turn back on Dolby Digital.
     
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