I'm just so DONE with these audio drop outs. I have an Onkyo which gets "lost/confused" when it's DD stream is interrupted (it goes searching for 3 seconds before locking back on to DD.)
I've switched over to stereo PCM. The drop outs are still there but they are in the hundreds of milliseconds and barely audible because in PCM the receiver doesn't switch when losing the stream adding 3 seconds of silence.
It's pretty pathetic that I have had to give up on 5.1 completely just to watch TV. Stereo/Dolby PL isn't so bad, but really. If money wasn't tight have tried buying a different receiver that handles this better by now.
Sorry for the rant.
When the audio stream dies they should continue to send DD encoded silence rather than having a complete drop in the audio stream. This way the receivers won't go in to auto search.
Anyone know a band/model receiver that you can FIX/LOCK on DD so it doesn't try to auto switch when the DD stream is interrupted?
I may break down and cash in the change bucket despite having perfectly good Onkyo that isn't even that old.
I keep holding out hope that eventually DirecTV will address this issue. But it has been well over a year since this problem suddenly started happening (after being fine for as long as I could remember.) I know people complain about it. I see the complaints on twitter all of the time. I don't think anyone's actually trying to solve this.
I hear Dish has a similar problem. I hate digital cable, and I'm not switching to AT&T U-Verse.
OTA is fine last I knew. Some of my DVRs have OTA tuners so I think I'll start using those for network programing. It doesn't solve the problem with the USA, SyFy, HBO, etc.
Edited by taylorhively, 01 September 2010 - 12:29 AM.