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Did L6.16 Improve your Audio experience(Take 2)?

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by Ron Barry, Jan 17, 2009.

Did L6.16 improve your audio experience?

  1. Yes it did.. My audio issues are 100% fixed.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Feels like partial fix. Fixed most of the issues. Still seeing some minor glitches.

    22 vote(s)
    15.6%
  3. Made my life worse. My audio issues went from bad to horrible.

    22 vote(s)
    15.6%
  4. I did not have issues before and still don't.

    8 vote(s)
    5.7%
  5. I did not have issues before, now I do. Would love L6.14 back.

    49 vote(s)
    34.8%
  6. I am seeing audio issues only on my locals.

    9 vote(s)
    6.4%
  7. I am seeing audio Issues both on my locals and other Channels.

    22 vote(s)
    15.6%
  8. I am not seeing audo issues on my locals, but I get them on other channels.

    12 vote(s)
    8.5%
  9. I have not received L6.16, and I believe I am having the audio drop out issues.

    4 vote(s)
    2.8%
  10. I have not received L6.16 and I am not having audio drop out issues..

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Ron Barry

    Ron Barry 622 Tips & Trick Keeper

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    Figured that we have had some time to evaluated L6.16. I would like to get quick feel on what are user feel about L6.16 in regards to audio drop out issues reported in L6.14. I know we have another thread for details so keep posts here brief and if you can supply this info it would be great. If you have not received L6.16, please provide feedback on the bottom two options

    I have broken the poll into three. The first 5 options are related to your general experience. The next 3 are to see if there is a trend towards the issues only effecting locals or does it appear to be widespread. The last 2 are for people that have not received L6.16.

    One thing to keep in mind when answering the poll. We are looking for reoccurring experiences. If you get the random occasional audio issue, I would consider it a random occurrence and not part of the audio issues we are talking about here and in the other thread. If it is more repeatable in nature, then I would classify it as the group of audio issues people have been experiencing and reporting in the audio threads that are stuck to the top of the forum.

    Please include the following info if you want to provide feedback. This is the same poll as the L6.15 poll I closed and also L6.16 (Take 1) that I messed up. If you have not had enough time to evaluate, feel free to wait until you have enough time to evaluate the release before voting in the poll

    DMA:

    For each DVR, Answer the following questions
    DVR Model:
    Type of Connection: (Specify Optical, RCA and what TV or receiver model you are connected to)
    Did You have audio issues before?
    Did L6.16 improve your audio Issues?
    If it did not improve, please provide a quick note as to what channels are showing audio issues.

    Note: This thread is for providing feedback. Please use the Sticky audio thread for discussion. Any discussion that occurs here will either be moved if possible or deleted if it would not make sense being moved to the general Audio thread.
     
  2. NTIMID8

    NTIMID8 AllStar

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    Sep 16, 2005
    I voted Fixed most but not 100%. Light years better for me.

    DMA: Detroit


    DVR Model: VIP622
    Type of Connection: Optical To a Sony TN9000ES

    Did You have audio issues before? Yes, a ton mostly on locals (Fox,ABC) both OTA and redistributed.
    Did L6.16 improve your audio Issues? Absolutely!

    Only quirk I have seen repeatedly is on redistributed locals (118 sat) a slight audio drop when in live but is not there on playback when rewound, ABC seems to be the only culprit so far. I have noticed about 5-6 per hour. The dropouts do not exist on the recorded show at all.

    EDIT: This audio drop also occurs on OTA locals as well during live, but not there when rewound
     
  3. Larry Kenney

    Larry Kenney Legend

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    Aug 19, 2005
    DVR: ViP622 HDMI to Sony Bravia LCD
    I had occasional quick lapses in the audio, which were really irritating during concerts.
    I haven't heard any audio problems since I got the L6.16 update! Yea!

    Larry
    SF
     
  4. HobbyTalk

    HobbyTalk Hall Of Fame

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    Jul 14, 2007
    DMA: Grand Rapids
    DVR Model: VIP622
    Type of Connection: HDMI
    Did You have audio issues before? Yes, mainly local channels but a few others
    Did L6.16 improve your audio Issues? Fewer dropouts on local channels (NBC). Have not noticed any on other channels but I did just watch The Beast in 1080p (downrezzed to 1080i) and it had a number of dropouts.
     
  5. fwampler

    fwampler Legend

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    Dec 2, 2005
    Fixed Fox for non-sports. Haven't had a chance with sports yet.
    DMA:#92 - Tricities

    For each DVR, Answer the following questions
    DVR Model:VIP622
    Type of Connection: (Specify Optical, RCA and what TV or receiver model you are connected to)HDMI Panasonic 50"
    Did You have audio issues before?Yes - Fox
    Did L6.16 improve your audio Issues?Yes. No problems now.
    If it did not improve, please provide a quick note as to what channels are showing audio issues.

    #Edit 1. Watched both games - CBS & FOX. Not one fade or other problem. Problem definitely fixed for me.
     
  6. vader22

    vader22 Cool Member

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    Oct 25, 2005
    For each DVR, Answer the following questions
    DVR Model: ViP722
    Type of Connection: Optical, Sony STR-DG820
    Did You have audio issues before? Yes
    Did L6.16 improve your audio Issues? No
    If it did not improve, please provide a quick note as to what channels are showing audio issues. -- NBC and CBS mostly, a little on FOX but not very much.
     
  7. Henry

    Henry Retired Member

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    Nov 15, 2007
    Pine, CO
    DVR Model: ViP622
    Type of Connection: Component to Sharp 37" HDTV
    Did You have audio issues before? No
    Did L6.16 improve your audio Issues? No problems prior or after L6.16
     
  8. moman19

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    I live in St. Louis where this issue is very real for some. In my case, L6.16 completely cured my 622 which had dropouts on the Fox and and ABC (720p) locals. However, my 722 is a completely different story. On that DVR, the drops moved from the Fox and ABC locals to the CBS and NBC (1080i) locals. In addition, they are now more frequent and severe and appear almost exclusively during delayed (non-real-time) film events (a series such as CSI Miami or a commercial, for example) and never during a video event (Leno, Letterman, etc.).

    DVR Model: VIP 622 & VIP 722
    Type of Connection: HDMI to TV and Optical to audio system with simultaneous drops on both
    Did You have audio issues before? Yes
    Did L6.16 improve your audio Issue? 622 = YES. 722 = NO.
     
  9. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

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    Still have problems with CBS and NBC after nearly two weeks with L6.16. Will be giving Fox and ABC a workout this week.
     
  10. CopyChief

    CopyChief Legend

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    Jan 17, 2005
    Indeed, the problems on my 722 with L616 seem as if they are confined to satellite-delivered NBC and CBS locals in St. Louis. I have not noticed them on any nonlocal stations, nor have they been evident on other locals (ABC, at least -- haven't watched anything delayed on FOX in a while.)
     
  11. ImBack234

    ImBack234 Godfather

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    Aug 26, 2008
    My audio problem seem to start with L6.16 on my 622, atleast I never heard it before. Last night I recorded The Mentalist on CBS-HD and every time it came back from commercial I lost audio for a second or two.
    Thanks charile.

    DVR Model:VIP622
    Type of Connection: HDMI
    Did You have audio issues before?No
    Did L6.16 improve your audio Issues?No
     
  12. 24dB/octave

    24dB/octave Cool Member

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    Sep 30, 2008
    I now have L616 on my 722. Last night (Sunday) I watched the previous Monday's 2 hour (episodes 3 & 4) second night special of 24 on the SF Fox feed. It had 3 or 4 very short dropouts as played through my Onkyo receiver via the optical link. Much better than before. I also recorded a repeat Simpsons. I did a very quick scan & didn't hear any dropouts. Previously the Simpsons was almost unwatchable, so much so, that I recorded it in standard def.

    --Alan
     
  13. plasmacat

    plasmacat Legend

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    Mar 14, 2007
    In the Bay Area
    622 DVR
    Optical connection
    Audio issues before - yes (dropouts on ABC and Fox)
    L6.16 did improve audio issues

    Everything seems OK though last night on 24 I did experience a picture freeze and pixelation but the audio was OK.
     
  14. ncted

    ncted Cool Member

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    Aug 19, 2006
    I have had L616 for a few weeks now. No problems with audio before or after, but my 722 has now told me twice that my smart card is not authorized to receive a channel, and then it will not let me do anything until I reset it.

    Ted
     
  15. keiths2112

    keiths2112 Cool Member

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    May 17, 2007
    DMA: Raleigh NC

    For each DVR, Answer the following questions
    DVR Model: 722
    Type of Connection: Component

    Did You have audio issues before? No

    Did L6.16 improve your audio Issues? NO!!

    If it did not improve, please provide a quick note as to what channels are showing audio issues.

    Never had audio issues before, now have audio issues with both recorded (HD and SD) and live broadcasts. Recorded Wed's Lost, it was unwatchable due to sync issues. Had to watch episode at ABC.com. Was watching my
    local news (Chanel 5) terrible audio sync. This is terrible!

    Is there anyway to revert to my 6.14?
     
  16. Dood

    Dood Legend

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    Mar 16, 2006
    Mine is so much worse it is unwatchable. CBS must have 500 dropes per 1/2 hour - Yes, it is that bad!
     
  17. PRIME1

    PRIME1 AllStar

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    Nov 29, 2007
    I now have L6.16 on my 722 and it does seem to have fixed the audio dropout problem I was having. Recorded and watched Funniest Home Videos last night with no audio dropouts at all. This program always had the most dropouts for me. It was almost unwatchable before.
     
  18. Ron Barry

    Ron Barry 622 Tips & Trick Keeper

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    PRIME1. are you in in the Raleigh DMA? if so, It would be an interesting Data point to record LOST and see if you are seeing the same thing as keiths2112 is seeing. You are reporting that it fixed your issue while Keith is saying his has gone bad. Definitely an interesting scenario if you are in the same DMA.
     
  19. Ron Thamon

    Ron Thamon New Member

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    Sorry, I don't understand all the verbage here. Don't know about VMAs and all that.

    This thread caught my eye only because I was just watching Powerblock PVRd off Spike. I had't noticed any audio sync problems in a while. They seem to be very random. However, they used to ALWAYS occur on Spike TV.

    It went away for a while but yesterday I watched Powerblock off Spike, and the audio was worse than ever. I just checked and confirmed I now have the 616 update. I'm not sure when I got it.

    I am in the Detoit market but watch very little local channels (almost none). I did watch/DVR the Superbowl and it looked and sounded fantastic.

    I watch several hours per week off the Spike channel and it not only has the audio sync issue more than any other channel for me, but the worst picture quality!

    I use the 722 optical output to a Beresfore D/A convertor if that matters.

    Ron Thamon
     
  20. aaronM

    aaronM New Member

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    Feb 16, 2009
    I concur. Very bad. CBS is awful (CSI Miami). I just had Dish Network replace my box before I found this thread. I use high end Monster HDMI for all of my connections. Back to rabbit ears.

    VIP722
    Yamaha YSP-4000
    Panasonic TH-42PZ85U
    Monster HTPS 7000
     

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