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On which channels do you have audio dropouts?

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

  1. bbeeman

    bbeeman Cool Member

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    I see frequent audio drop outs, usually with some pixelization, on

    Sacramento Local PBS (KVIE, Channel 6)

    Very obvious on both an HR21-700 and an HR23-700, consistent, and I don't see it on other Sacramento locals.
     
  2. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Winters,...
    Just tuned it, all o.k., but a ten minute look see doesn't prove much.

    Are you using an AVR? If so, how is it hooked up?
     
  3. glick1

    glick1 New Member

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    Every channel that is in DD. No consistency.Some nights every 10 minute others every 1 1/2 hrs.
    Hr24 with optical to panasonic btt195. At least the pictures decent but this is really getting old. Might have to make a switch to dish or dare I consider Brighthouse.
    I have changed every cable and tried other AVRs all have done the same.
     
  4. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Try this: run your optical cable from the TV back to the AVR.....
     
  5. glick1

    glick1 New Member

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    Tried that quite some time ago. Same result. Also lost dd from the tv optical
     
  6. acostapimps

    acostapimps Hall Of Famer

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    I'm getting a lot of dropouts on local Spanish station UniMas ch 60 wxft
     
  7. coolman302003

    coolman302003 2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

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    Experienced two audio dropouts within about 15 minutes between the two.

    Affected channel: HBO Comedy HD (506)

    1st around 3:15 AM ET.

    2nd around 3:30 AM ET, also noticed during the 2nd dropout there was a glitch in the video feed.

    Signal was 96 on 103ca tpn 13 (location of HBOCHD).

    Digital coaxial audio out from satellite receiver to audio receiver. Dolby Digital turned on. Was watching channel live.
     
  8. Apr 1, 2013 #888 of 929
    glick1

    glick1 New Member

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    Crazy amount of dropouts tonight!
    At least one every 15 minutes...........this is really getting ridiculous!
     
  9. glick1

    glick1 New Member

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    Any solutions yet ?

    If I switch to Component cable from hdmi will that help?
     
  10. haas

    haas Cool Member

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    I tried component and fiber optic just to make sure it wasn't a hdmi hand shake issue and it still occurred and does today. Maybe the new genie's don't do it but I would "guess" they do...
     
  11. glick1

    glick1 New Member

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    Just an update.............
    S/w directv they sent a tech out. Tech has the same problem at his home. Says problem is similar on allot of his calls. He doesn't know a solution.
    Tech claimed he replaced dish all wiring and he still has problem. S/w directv reps they say to keep a log of audio drops and they will call back.
    I'm off to office depot to buy a case of paper!!! lol

    Back to Square one!
     
  12. marke5860

    marke5860 New Member

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    Which AVR are you using? Denon?
     
  13. glick1

    glick1 New Member

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    Started with Onkyo .....sold it on craiglist thinking that was the problem
    Purchased Denon same problem, sold that
    Now Panasonic thinking hdmi match would be perfect with my panasonic plasma
    Same problem

    If dish had NFL I would change in a minute!
     
  14. marke5860

    marke5860 New Member

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    If I remember correctly, when I turned off the Audyssey processing on my Denon, the dropouts went away. I proved this by replaying the same show with the DVR. I can't remember the setting, but it is the one that bypasses all the processing (which makes the Audyssey feature worthless). I believe I could still hear a slight 'tick' noise where the dropout was previously. I need to try the experiment again.
     
  15. glick1

    glick1 New Member

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    So, in short...............There is no solution known or in progress as has been mentioned over the past 5 years.
    Shame on you Directv.
    I'm outta here.............
     
  16. Joe Schmuck

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    I have an HR24 connected via HDMI to an Onkyo TX-NR515 and a Samsung 55" 6500 series TV using the Audio Return Channel (ARC) HDMI connection. I have not had any audio dropouts in many many months but I don't typically watch ESPN or HBO. I typically stay around locals (Washington DC Channels), HGTV, AMC, Comedy Central, History, ABC Family and a few others. The only thing I do experience [which has gotten better] is an audio dropout when I fast forward and then hit play, but those of quickly fixed with a pause and play.

    Just thought I put that up there.
     
  17. glick1

    glick1 New Member

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    Anyone else that has had this problem get it solved through DIRECTV?
    Is anyone with the HR34 or 44 having this problem?
     
  18. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Not to the degree you seem to be having.
    Way back when I started this thread, there was a problem with the encoders on the uplink. My worst was with my local HD channels.
    For the most part, this isn't a problem anymore, which isn't to say I never have an audio dropout, but to say they're few and far between.
     
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    hdrick

    hdrick New Member

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    I have also had audio drop outs and used to think it was my Denon receiver, but it also happens in my office and bedroom HD-DVR units which are connected HDMI without a receiver. I wear WIDEX hearing aids and this week I received a TV-DEX (from WIDEX) to test with my hearing aids. It is connected to the analog output (Red & White) of my HD-DVR and I get the same audio drop outs there as well. Glad to know it is not my equipment or my ears. : )
     
  20. May 7, 2013 #900 of 929
    glick1

    glick1 New Member

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    Does anyone with the "Genie" have these problems
     

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