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Audio dropouts?


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#1 OFFLINE   BKC

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 08:03 AM

Anyone other than me noticing a lot of audio dropouts? I notice it more on Speed but it is on other channels too. I did a RBR but it didn't do a thing to help. HR20-100

Last night I timed it a couple times and it would have a quick dropout five times in seven minutes. Once in awhile you can notice a little stutter in the picture at the same time. Receiver taking a dump maybe? It's been like this for a week and it's starting to get annoying. lol TIA

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#2 OFFLINE   tsduke

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 08:08 AM

Yes, at first I thought it was just a particular channel, but noticing it on 2 or 3 channels so far.

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 08:25 AM

Well that's two of I guess. It's starting to get pretty old... :lol:

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 11:30 AM

Had a couple dropouts so far on ESPN HD during first 30 minutes of Iowa-NW game.

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 12:29 PM

These are really getting annoying. Is nobody else experience these dropouts?

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 12:44 PM

Yes, I've been experiencing them as well, at least since the last software update on both of my HR20-100s. I haven't really noticed them on my HR20-700, but I do watch it less than the other two boxes.

They usually only last for a second, happen fairly infrequently, but do occur on multiple HD channels.

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 01:49 PM

A few days ago, one of the locals lost audio completely but it would return if I switched to another channel and back. It happened three times, but since then all has been normal.

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 02:07 PM

I turned on Speed today & it had serious audio issues.
If you stop responding to them or put them on ignore, then eventually they'll go away.

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 02:26 PM

I was watching local PBS HD and had my first brrriippp in a while. Mainly been the sound dropouts lately.
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Posted 07 November 2009 - 03:03 PM

I've noticed on several different channels as well.

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 04:27 PM

yes...both on some national and local channels

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 05:32 PM

I turned on Speed today & it had serious audio issues.


Thank you! That's the worst one for me. Now that someone mentioned it above, it was right around the time of the update for me too. :nono2:

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 07:32 PM

It got really bad on ESPN at one point today. I called and reported. This has to be a software issue because I'm getting it on both my HR22's.

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 07:53 PM

I think the dropouts on ESPN2 & Speed are not software or HR caused, but problems with the channels and Directv's signal. ESPN had it bad a few years ago & Directv fixed it.
If you stop responding to them or put them on ignore, then eventually they'll go away.

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 03:39 AM

At least for me, the brrrip audio dropouts are pretty constant on certain channels like Speed on the DVR.

Lately I've noticed that Animal Planet doesn't dropout like the other HD channels, instead it just st-t-t-t-t-t-utters for 10 or 15 seconds, then "pops" back to normalcy. Weird.

I'd really love to know what causes some HD channels to have audio dropouts but not others, and why it seems to affect some receivers more than others.

We just got PBS HD locally (B'ham) and it is the most dropout prone channel out of all of them, both audio and video. It's a mess. Strangely, when it debuted, our CW HD affiliate began getting worse. Makes me wonder if some of the other national channels begin acting up when channels are added/subtracted from whatever transponder they're on. Maybe it's a load balancing issue.

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 08:38 AM

I had the drop outs last night on ESPN 2, they stopped when I went into the HR 23 menu to turn off DD. Never had any dropouts before the last firmware upgrade.

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 08:26 AM

Constant small brrrips and dropouts on some programs from the "big 3" lately. While watching a recent Law and Order recording last night there were entire sections where the audio track had a very slight - but very annoying - constant "vibration". Kind of like a brrrip but with the audio still understandable.

And yes, I think this has been much more prevalent since the last national software update.
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Posted 09 November 2009 - 08:53 AM

Lots of dropouts during the Venture Bros. last night. To the point that the return from break had nearly a minute of full silence. Funny though, it was only during the actual show. No dropouts during the commercial break.

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 11:53 AM

Yes I've been experiencing this on all channels for about 2 months.

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 02:20 PM

ever since 0x368 it's been happening more often :(. Food Network, NBC, ESPN...except Disney Channel has been dropout-free.
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