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On which channels do you have audio dropouts?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by veryoldschool, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Nov 5, 2010 #501 of 929
    jayman9207

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    We almost need a couple of sub-threads for this thread. One for "I DO have audio dropouts and here is my equipment and setup" and one for "I DON'T have audio dropout and here is my equipment and setup". That way we can list out our equipment, cables, and another devices used in the setup.
     
  2. Nov 5, 2010 #502 of 929
    Richierich

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    Well, I had an Audio Problem where my Audio was switching from Digital to Analog and then back to Digital and then back to Analog and so on...I then switched the Coaxial Digital Audio Cable to Toslink Cable and now the Problem has Vanished. Must be a bad cable or the port is losing sync.
     
  3. Nov 5, 2010 #503 of 929
    hdtvfan0001

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    Could be...you've seen firsthand that cables and connectors are in play for those kinds of symptoms.
     
  4. Nov 6, 2010 #504 of 929
    jclangston

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    Has anyone noticed that sometimes when you have audio dropout the picture will freeze for a split second? It seems like on some HD channels that if the there is a panning shot the picture will be jerky. I have noticed this on all 3 of my HR-24's. I was noticing it on the History Channel just last night.
     
  5. Nov 6, 2010 #505 of 929
    Drucifer

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    Yes, It is like a micro-second skip.
     
  6. Nov 6, 2010 #506 of 929
    jclangston

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    Yes, the audio is a micro skip. I have also noticed micro second skips in the video on some of the HD channels. I wonder what causes this problem. Is it a Directv issue or possibly a problem with the 24 series receivers?
     
  7. Nov 6, 2010 #507 of 929
    jkf

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    Don't know if its just the 24 series, but mine is getting worse. Its a spilit second audio/video hiccup on most stations. However, TLC is by far the worst. Often, the picture will actually freeze like someone has hit the pause button for 1-2 seconds, then begin again.

    Signal strengths are fine and the SD feeds do not seem to have this problem.
     
  8. Nov 6, 2010 #508 of 929
    armophob

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    Comedy Central with the DS and CR. Every episode for weeks has audio drops and glitches.
     
  9. Nov 7, 2010 #509 of 929
    txfeinbergs

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    You will have 3 second audio drop-outs every single time DirecTV glitches with this receiver: Onkyo TX-SR805. (which I can't live with).

    You will have 0.5 second audio drop-outs every time DirecTV glitches with this receiver: Pioneer VSX-1120-K 7.1-Channel 3-D Ready A/V Receiver. (which I CAN live with).

    I would love to know if any of you have less than 0.5 second audio drop-outs, what receiver you have. Of course, those people probably aren't even visiting this thread since they don't even realize there is a problem.
     
  10. Nov 7, 2010 #510 of 929
    txfeinbergs

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    Yes, the problem is just not the audio, it is the entire signal seems to get dropped for a frame or two. Luckily, it doesn't seem to take long for TVs to recover the picture, whereas it can take up to 3 seconds for some amps to recover. Imagine the frustration we would be having if we lost picture for 3 seconds everytime it happened!
     
  11. Nov 7, 2010 #511 of 929
    Davenlr

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    1.5 second dropouts with a Denon AVR-687 5.1 fed via toslink optical.
     
  12. Nov 7, 2010 #512 of 929
    jclangston

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    I am curious if this dropout is isolated to just one satellite. There are some channels that I don't notice it on, usually my locals are pretty good, espn's are good and others. Then channels that I have issues with are TBS, Bio, History, Discovery, TLC, Travel, and HBO. I'm sure it happens on others but like most people I have about 25 or 30 channels that I actually watch. All the channels I mention are the HD version not SD.
     
  13. Nov 7, 2010 #513 of 929
    Davenlr

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    It happens on any channel that uses Mpeg4 and Dolby Digital audio. Some more than others.
     
  14. Nov 7, 2010 #514 of 929
    jclangston

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    Well, I guess we just have to deal with it until Directv does something to fix the problem. I hope their engineers are aware of it...
     
  15. Nov 7, 2010 #515 of 929
    Richierich

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    They would have to be Deaf, Dumb and Blind not to be Aware of it.
     
  16. Nov 7, 2010 #516 of 929
    gimp

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    Hear on all national HD channels. Most frequent on ComHD Daily Show. HR22-100 connected via HDMI To Denon AVP-A1HDCI.
     
  17. Nov 7, 2010 #517 of 929
    betterdan

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    Seems like they may be, since almost a year after the problems started a thread had to be made to help tell them where and when the audio drop outs happen... :nono2:
    It would be quicker for them just to tune in their own HD programming than read this whole thread. I imagine they would get several audio drop outs in that time.
     
  18. Nov 8, 2010 #518 of 929
    jclangston

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    I think we also need to start a new thread about the video dropout. Most people are experiencing split second video freezing on most HD channels as well.
     
  19. Nov 9, 2010 #519 of 929
    john18

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    It seemed to me that they had abated for awhile, but they seem to be back on all the HD channels that I watch. They may be slightly shorter in duration, but back just the same.
     
  20. Brit_In_NY

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    This issue alone and DirecTVs inaction is enough for me to cancel it once my commitment period is up. Never had this kind of annoying issue with FIOS and just amazed that D* are blaming my equipment.

    Fix the f*****g problem already!
     

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