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On which channels do you have audio dropouts?

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

  1. newsposter

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    just got a replacement hr20 100 and TWC has glitches but the SHO preview seemed ok
     
  2. Syzygy

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    I recorded SHOeHD's first showing of Californication on Sun 1/9 (I believe at 8pm CT) and just got around to watching it yesterday. I had your post in mind, and was looking for glitches. To my surprise, there were none at all!

    To me this indicates there may be a problem with your equipment or your setup.
     
  3. veryoldschool

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    This kind of supports what I was thinking too. I'd watched it before reading that post, and when I did, I couldn't remember having them either.
     
  4. hidef2010

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    Thanks Syzygy & VOS, I am baffled here, for its been a while since I have had an audio drop-out. In fact, this is the only channel that has given me a problem. Everything else I record on other channels are fine (HD/SD). I'll try and rule out the PVR by watching it live this Sunday to see if this occurs. ie (watch live -no recording).
    Wait a minute, I just remembered that I also recorded the new show called "Episodes" & "Shameless" which followed "Californication". I watched "episodes last night and there WERE NO AUDIO DROPOUTS. I 'll watch "Shameless" tonight and post back.

    Any thoughths???

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  5. veryoldschool

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    Also try a manual recording off SHOWest to see if there is anything similar and maybe the timing of it/them too.
     
  6. lokar

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    I recorded Valkyrie off ShowtimeHD last week and it had at least 3 audio dropouts, plus the mixing was either terrible or my center channel was low/absent during the movie, some dialogue was hard to hear.
     
  7. Dan B

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    FWIW, I replaced my 7 year old AVR with a new one (now connected via HDMI instead of optical) & the audio dropouts are at least significantly reduced. Actually, I have not had one at all yet, but it's only been a few days. This is on shows recorded on the hard drive a while back, so it's not entirely due to whatever efforts DirecTV has made recently to improve things.
     
  8. hidef2010

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    Thanks VOS, like I said yesterday..... I finally got around to watching the recorded version of "Shameless" last night and encountered 4 AUDIO DROP OUTS. It was also airing yesterday at 10, so I decided to watch it LIVE on the same ShowHD channel (545) & there were NO AUDIO DROP OUTS when watching it live.

    What the hell is going on????
    Any thoughths???

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  9. veryoldschool

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    "Next time", when watching it live, back up into the live buffer and see if you have any.
    I had to do all kinds of things to narrow down what was going on with the HR24-500, which has since been fixed.

    The main focus of this thread's topic is for audio dropouts that happen LIVE.

    If you don't have these live, then there is another thing going on, which further testing should show if it's related to your hardware/software.
    With the HR24, "what nailed it", was watching a show live without any problems and then backing up into the buffer and re-watching the exact same portion of the show and having them repeat every 4 mins "like clockwork". This was fixed with a software update, some time back.
     
  10. hidef2010

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    Thanks VOS, I was actually thinking of doing that....backing up into the live buffer to see if it would affect the audio but I just wanted to rule out live TV first. BTW, I have the latest FW update as per the HR22-100 thread.

    Thanks again, I'll post back.

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  11. Cobra

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    my ota channels via am21, and espn
     
  12. veryoldschool

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    Sticking with the topic of this thread, then only espn would have anything to do with DirecTV, as your OTA don't come from them.
     
  13. Hutchinshouse

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    Just had two audio drops. Several minutes apart. Live show on ch. 278

    HR24-500 (0x452) via HDMI to Sony 52XBR4

    Had to press pause then play to restore audio both times.
     
  14. Hutchinshouse

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    Just had another audio drop. Same channel. This time the audio returned before I could grab the remote. I jumped back 30 seconds and replayed the suspect clip. The audio drop was NOT present. This confirms the channel was not at fault.
     
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    Just had another audio drop. This time during a DIRECTV commercial. No joke. :lol:

    Had to press pause twice to fix issue.

    Channel 280, live TV

    (HR24-500 (0x452) via HDMI to Sony 52XBR4)
     
  16. Cobra

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    Wrong! When I connect ota straight to the tv, no audio drops period. Run the cable from the hr21-200/am21 straight to the tv, no avr, drop outs start again, so no, it is a dtv problem
     
  17. sigma1914

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    That'd be a DVR problem.
     
  18. Cobra

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    either way you want to look at it, the problem is on Ds end, not the local channels
     
  19. veryoldschool

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    Does turning Dolby off on the receiver change this at all?
     
  20. sigma1914

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    Then, try a different DVR.
     

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