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On which channels do you have audio dropouts?


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#21 OFFLINE   bigzeto

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 05:55 PM

Another dropout in the bottom of the 2nd inning while Jason Heyward was at bat. I can't believe some people don't get these dropouts.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 06:05 PM

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About wasting time...How exactly is this list any different then the same channels others have been reporting in other threads for nearly a year now? DirecTV shold already know which channels have problems and if they don't shame on them.
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Posted 02 August 2010 - 06:08 PM

I decided to try something. I recorded Penn & Teller Bull**** first on the east coast feed and then the west coast feed. I used two different HR24-500's, one for each feed. When I played them back one was via the local recording, the other was via MRV. I was listening to the audio via TOSLINK to an Onkyo TX-NR901 with Dolby Digital 5.1 enabled.

Now here's the interesting thing, both recordings had a total of 5 dropouts and all of them were at the same point in the program, east and west feeds. The times were about 1:36, 3:58, 20:47, 22:16 and 23:40 and the audio dropped at exactly the same point.

OK, so does that mean that the problem was with the source at Showtime or is there something about the audio data stream that has something in it that's freaking out the hardware at DirecTV?

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 06:10 PM

Cartoon network - HD. 3-6 second audio drop outs (static/hissing) have been occurring on and off for 2-3 months on this channel for us.

Funny thing is, we upgraded to MRV about 3 weeks ago and the tech replaced my dish, the switches, and I received two new receivers. Yet the audio drop out problem continues with the new receivers.....and the problem continues on my old receivers they didn't swap out.

It's definitely a DIRECTV problem. :(

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 06:13 PM

I decided to try something. I recorded Penn & Teller Bull**** first on the east coast feed and then the west coast feed. I used two different HR24-500's, one for each feed. When I played them back one was via the local recording, the other was via MRV. I was listening to the audio via TOSLINK to an Onkyo TX-NR901 with Dolby Digital 5.1 enabled.

Now here's the interesting thing, both recordings had a total of 5 dropouts and all of them were at the same point in the program, east and west feeds. The times were about 1:36, 3:58, 20:47, 22:16 and 23:40 and the audio dropped at exactly the same point.

OK, so does that mean that the problem was with the source at Showtime or is there something about the audio data stream that has something in it that's freaking out the hardware at DirecTV?


When did you record the Showtime West HD feed? If it was Thursday night/early Friday, I can compare mine.
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Posted 02 August 2010 - 06:15 PM

Fox Sports Southwest HD

Just had a drop out. I'm pretty sure there are channels that I don't experience dropouts, but I need to pay attention to which ones.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 06:16 PM

When did you record the Showtime West HD feed? If it was Thursday night/early Friday, I can compare mine.


West coast recording was midnight 00:00CDT on 7/30, east coast was 21:00CDT on 7/29, three hours earlier.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 06:23 PM

West coast recording was midnight 00:00CDT on 7/30, east coast was 21:00CDT on 7/29, three hours earlier.


I recorded that west feed. I just did a quick run through (skipping to around times you noted) and had the same drop points. I'm connected via HDMI from a HR24-100 through a Yamaha RX-V465 with DD on. Luckily, the Yamaha handles drops very well with a very very quick drop.
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Posted 02 August 2010 - 06:28 PM

West coast recording was midnight 00:00CDT on 7/30, east coast was 21:00CDT on 7/29, three hours earlier.

I watch Penn & Teller too, and this week there was a problem that I don't normally see. I was using it to check the fix in the HR24.
If you got the same glitches on both east [what I watched] and west airing, it kind of sounds like it was from Showtime.
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Posted 02 August 2010 - 06:55 PM

Just about all that I watch. I obviously don't watch them all.

Watched a couple USA (Royal Pains) and Food network shows today and they were horrible. Loaded with dropouts. Get it occasionally on nbc, cbs, abc & fox (NY).

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 07:07 PM

I watch Penn & Teller too, and this week there was a problem that I don't normally see. I was using it to check the fix in the HR24.
If you got the same glitches on both east [what I watched] and west airing, it kind of sounds like it was from Showtime.
Not wanting to let DirecTV off the hook, but if they're given garbage, then that is all they can give us.


That may be the case. But I've heard the drops on Showtime West for as long as I can remember. So if it's a case of Showtime being the source of the problem then I'd have to guess that it's been a problem with Showtime all along and that all MSO's are having the same issue then.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 07:11 PM

Just about all that I watch. I obviously don't watch them all.

Watched a couple USA (Royal Pains) and Food network shows today and they were horrible. Loaded with dropouts. Get it occasionally on nbc, cbs, abc & fox (NY).


A couple questions (since Royal Pains, among several others are on USA and represent a large portion of my viewing.)

1. Were these live, or recordings. I watch almost only recordings.

2. What is "horrible". How about a rough estimation of frequency like 3 or 4 per half hour or hour or whatever. The rate (even roughly approximated) is a lot more informative than a conclusion (like "horrible").

From USA network viewers, (me included), I get the impression that this may be one of the worst offenders, but it would help if we could compare approximate frequency for a give show. I record:

Royal Pains
Burn Notice
White Collar
Covert Affairs
NCIS re-runs

Lie to Me (Fox 17 LIL)

TNT:

Leverage
Memphis Beat
The Closer
Rizzoli & Isles

A&E:

The Glades

History HD:

Chasing Mummies

CNN-HD :

Fareed Zakaria's Global Public Square (Sunday's only)

I also record M-F, Morning Joe (MSNBC-HD, he Dan Patrick Show, (on 334 HD) and Mike and Mike in the Morning (209?), but I rarely watch the entirety of each show. I wouldn't rely on any observations of frequency on any of these, as I frequently just sample a few minutes here and there.

I'll make up a chart of these programs so I can note the drop out frequency as we watch the recordings. I can then report the frequency of the drop outs for each one. A caveat, however: I use 30 sec SKIP on commercials, so if there is a drop out in a commercial, I'm going to miss that count.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 07:17 PM

I record:

Royal Pains
Burn Notice
White Collar
Covert Affairs
Lie to Me (Fox 17 LIL)

TNT:
Leverage
Memphis Beat
Rizzoli & Isles

A&E:
The Glades

I'll make up a chart of these programs so I can note the drop out frequency as we watch the recordings. I can then report the frequency of the drop outs for each one. A caveat, however: I use 30 sec SKIP on commercials, so if there is a drop out in a commercial, I'm going to miss that count.

This would be interesting as the ones I left in your list, I record too.
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Posted 02 August 2010 - 10:22 PM

All HD channels. I've given up watching anything and listening through the stereo. I like my HR20-700 but this is not cool.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:07 AM

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 06:17 AM

A couple questions (since Royal Pains, among several others are on USA and represent a large portion of my viewing.)

1. Were these live, or recordings. I watch almost only recordings.

2. What is "horrible". How about a rough estimation of frequency like 3 or 4 per half hour or hour or whatever. The rate (even roughly approximated) is a lot more informative than a conclusion (like "horrible").

From USA network viewers, (me included), I get the impression that this may be one of the worst offenders, but it would help if we could compare approximate frequency for a give show. I record:

Royal Pains
Burn Notice
White Collar
Covert Affairs
NCIS re-runs

Lie to Me (Fox 17 LIL)

TNT:

Leverage
Memphis Beat
The Closer
Rizzoli & Isles

A&E:

The Glades

History HD:

Chasing Mummies

CNN-HD :

Fareed Zakaria's Global Public Square (Sunday's only)

I also record M-F, Morning Joe (MSNBC-HD, he Dan Patrick Show, (on 334 HD) and Mike and Mike in the Morning (209?), but I rarely watch the entirety of each show. I wouldn't rely on any observations of frequency on any of these, as I frequently just sample a few minutes here and there.

I'll make up a chart of these programs so I can note the drop out frequency as we watch the recordings. I can then report the frequency of the drop outs for each one. A caveat, however: I use 30 sec SKIP on commercials, so if there is a drop out in a commercial, I'm going to miss that count.


All my receivers are "H" models, so obviously I don't do any recording.
I hear the audio dropouts during the programs and on commercials.
I average 3 to 4 dropouts per hour and yes some of our watching includes the USAHD network, to include NCIS, Burn Notice, White Collar, Covert Affairs and Royal Pains.
Occasionally some of the audio dropouts can be associated with a slight picture stutter or some pixelation.
Also, lately, I've noticed I'll get some pixelation (without an audio drop) at least once every hour or two. Has anyone else noticed this lately?

Edited by Die Hard, 03 August 2010 - 06:30 AM.


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Posted 03 August 2010 - 06:42 AM

All HD channels. I've given up watching anything and listening through the stereo. I like my HR20-700 but this is not cool.


You are going to get chastised for this :D

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 07:03 AM

These posts are completely useless to everybody.

Without giving channels you're simply wasting everyone time, which in the end will have anyone from DirecTV turning away from reading this thread and so you're only prolonging the problem.

Don't BE THE PROBLEM,

but instead become PART OF THE SOLUTION to the problem.


EVERY CHANNEL... I'm not being an ass... I am serious... EVERY CHANNEL. So if you would like, I will print out every HD channel D* has in a post, but since we are all very aware of EVERY HD Channel D* has, that would be a WASTE OF MY TIME.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 07:14 AM

EVERY CHANNEL... I'm not being an ass... I am serious... EVERY CHANNEL. So if you would like, I will print out every HD channel D* has in a post, but since we are all very aware of EVERY HD Channel D* has, that would be a WASTE OF MY TIME.


I tried to tell him the same thing but he doesn't want to hear it because it doesn't match what happens on his. I too have them on every HD channel I tune to. Looks like it happens to more than just you and I too.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 07:39 AM

Here is my complete list of HD channels that I hear audio drops outs on. I hope this helps... :lol:


A&E HD
ABC Family HD
Animal Planet HD
BET HD
Big Ten Network HD
Biography HD
Bravo HD
Cartoon Network
CBS College Sports Network HD
Cinemax HD East
Cinemax HD West
CMT HD
CNBC HD+
CNN HD
Comedy Central HD
Crime & Investigation HD
Discovery Channel HD
Disney Channel HD
Disney XD HD
Encore East HD
ESPN HD
ESPN2 HD
ESPNews HD
ESPNU HD
Food Network HD
Fox Business Network HD
Fox News Channel HD
Fuel TV HD
FX HD
Golf Channel HD
Hallmark Channel HD
Hallmark Movie Channel HD
HBO HD East
HBO HD West
HBO2 East HD
HBO Zone HD
HD Theater
HDNet
HDNet Movies
HGTV-HD
History Channel HD
Lifetime HD
MGM HD
MLB Channel HD
MSNBC HD
MTV HD
National Geographic Channel HD
NBA.TV HD
NFL Network HD
NHL Network HD
Nick HD
Palladia
Planet Green HD
Showtime 2 HD
Showtime Beyond HD
Showtime Extreme HD
Showtime HD
Showtime HD West
Showtime Next HD
Showtime Showcase HD
Showtime Women HD
Smithsonian Channel HD
Speed Channel HD
Spike HD
Starz Cinema HD
Starz Comedy HD
Starz Edge HD
Starz HD East
Starz HD West
Starz Kids & Family HD
Starz in Black HD
Syfy HD
TBS in HD
Telefutura HD West
Tennis Channel HD
The 101 HD
The Science Channel HD
The Weather Channel HD
TLC HD
TMC HD
TMC Xtra HD East
TNT HD
Travel Channel HD
Universal HD
Univision HD East
USA Network HD
Versus HD
VH1 HD
WGN America HD
YES HD
ABC HD East
ABC HD West
CBS HD East
CBS HD West
FOX HD East
FOX HD West
NBC HD East
NBC HD West
Altitude HD
CSN Bay Area HD
CSN California HD
CSN Chicago HD
CSN Mid-Atlantic HD
CSN New England HD
FS Arizona HD
FS Detroit HD
FS Florida HD
FS Midwest HD
FS North HD
FSN Northwest HD
FSN Pittsburgh HD
FSN Rocky Mountain HD
FS South HD
FS Southwest HD
FS West HD
Madison Square Garden HD
MASN HD
MSG PLUS HD
NESN HD
Prime Ticket HD
SportsNet New York HD
SportSouth HD
SportsTime Ohio HD
Sun Sports HD
FS Cincinnati HD
FS Ohio HD




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