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On which channels do you have audio dropouts?


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#501 OFFLINE   jayman9207

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 01:23 PM

FYI, if you don't like Pioneer, what I would recommend is saving a show that has audio drops and marking down exactly when they occur and for how long, then buying an AMP you do like from a local store, trying it out by playing the same show/bad location, and see how the amp handles it. If good, you can either return it and get a cheaper price online for the same amp, or if you got a good deal locally, just keep it.

You can most likely sell your old AMP on ebay to recover some of the cost. That is what I did. Reduced my new receive out of pocket cost to about $200. Not a bad investment to remove the frustration. (plus I got a lot of cool new additional features such as iphone support, 3D capability, etc).

And, before someone says it, yes, I know you should not have to go through this trouble to fix what is clearly a DirecTV problem, but the way I see it, your alternative is to keep being frustrated by it, or change providers (and if you are locked in a contract, that changing providers may not be an option)

We almost need a couple of sub-threads for this thread. One for "I DO have audio dropouts and here is my equipment and setup" and one for "I DON'T have audio dropout and here is my equipment and setup". That way we can list out our equipment, cables, and another devices used in the setup.

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#502 OFFLINE   Richierich

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 01:40 PM

Well, if they say there is no problem, I guess they are not working on a solution. I must assume most subs use HDMI direct to their TV or through an AVR.

Us poor saps using coax or optical just have to suck it up and deal with it I guess. Not me. I was going to switch completely to Directv but not with this huge annoyance.


Well, I had an Audio Problem where my Audio was switching from Digital to Analog and then back to Digital and then back to Analog and so on...I then switched the Coaxial Digital Audio Cable to Toslink Cable and now the Problem has Vanished. Must be a bad cable or the port is losing sync.
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Posted 05 November 2010 - 01:42 PM

Well, I had an Audio Problem where my Audio was switching from Digital to Analog and then back to Digital and then back to Analog and so on...I then switched the Coaxial Digital Audio Cable to Toslink Cable and now the Problem has Vanished. Must be a bad cable or the port is losing sync.

Could be...you've seen firsthand that cables and connectors are in play for those kinds of symptoms.
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#504 OFFLINE   jclangston

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 07:33 AM

Has anyone noticed that sometimes when you have audio dropout the picture will freeze for a split second? It seems like on some HD channels that if the there is a panning shot the picture will be jerky. I have noticed this on all 3 of my HR-24's. I was noticing it on the History Channel just last night.

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 11:17 AM

Has anyone noticed that sometimes when you have audio dropout the picture will freeze for a split second? It seems like on some HD channels that if the there is a panning shot the picture will be jerky. I have noticed this on all 3 of my HR-24's. I was noticing it on the History Channel just last night.

Yes, It is like a micro-second skip.

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#506 OFFLINE   jclangston

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 01:00 PM

Yes, the audio is a micro skip. I have also noticed micro second skips in the video on some of the HD channels. I wonder what causes this problem. Is it a Directv issue or possibly a problem with the 24 series receivers?

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 07:55 PM

Yes, the audio is a micro skip. I have also noticed micro second skips in the video on some of the HD channels. I wonder what causes this problem. Is it a Directv issue or possibly a problem with the 24 series receivers?


Don't know if its just the 24 series, but mine is getting worse. Its a spilit second audio/video hiccup on most stations. However, TLC is by far the worst. Often, the picture will actually freeze like someone has hit the pause button for 1-2 seconds, then begin again.

Signal strengths are fine and the SD feeds do not seem to have this problem.

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 08:09 PM

Comedy Central with the DS and CR. Every episode for weeks has audio drops and glitches.

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 10:04 PM

We almost need a couple of sub-threads for this thread. One for "I DO have audio dropouts and here is my equipment and setup" and one for "I DON'T have audio dropout and here is my equipment and setup". That way we can list out our equipment, cables, and another devices used in the setup.


You will have 3 second audio drop-outs every single time DirecTV glitches with this receiver: Onkyo TX-SR805. (which I can't live with).

You will have 0.5 second audio drop-outs every time DirecTV glitches with this receiver: Pioneer VSX-1120-K 7.1-Channel 3-D Ready A/V Receiver. (which I CAN live with).

I would love to know if any of you have less than 0.5 second audio drop-outs, what receiver you have. Of course, those people probably aren't even visiting this thread since they don't even realize there is a problem.

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 10:08 PM

Yes, It is like a micro-second skip.


Yes, the problem is just not the audio, it is the entire signal seems to get dropped for a frame or two. Luckily, it doesn't seem to take long for TVs to recover the picture, whereas it can take up to 3 seconds for some amps to recover. Imagine the frustration we would be having if we lost picture for 3 seconds everytime it happened!

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 10:14 PM

You will have 3 second audio drop-outs every single time DirecTV glitches with this receiver: Onkyo TX-SR805. (which I can't live with).

You will have 0.5 second audio drop-outs every time DirecTV glitches with this receiver: Pioneer VSX-1120-K 7.1-Channel 3-D Ready A/V Receiver. (which I CAN live with).

I would love to know if any of you have less than 0.5 second audio drop-outs, what receiver you have. Of course, those people probably aren't even visiting this thread since they don't even realize there is a problem.


1.5 second dropouts with a Denon AVR-687 5.1 fed via toslink optical.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 08:50 AM

I am curious if this dropout is isolated to just one satellite. There are some channels that I don't notice it on, usually my locals are pretty good, espn's are good and others. Then channels that I have issues with are TBS, Bio, History, Discovery, TLC, Travel, and HBO. I'm sure it happens on others but like most people I have about 25 or 30 channels that I actually watch. All the channels I mention are the HD version not SD.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 09:09 AM

It happens on any channel that uses Mpeg4 and Dolby Digital audio. Some more than others.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 10:27 AM

Well, I guess we just have to deal with it until Directv does something to fix the problem. I hope their engineers are aware of it...

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 11:53 AM

Well, I guess we just have to deal with it until Directv does something to fix the problem. I hope their engineers are aware of it...


They would have to be Deaf, Dumb and Blind not to be Aware of it.
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Posted 07 November 2010 - 04:20 PM

Hear on all national HD channels. Most frequent on ComHD Daily Show. HR22-100 connected via HDMI To Denon AVP-A1HDCI.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 06:16 PM

They would have to be Deaf, Dumb and Blind not to be Aware of it.


Seems like they may be, since almost a year after the problems started a thread had to be made to help tell them where and when the audio drop outs happen... :nono2:
It would be quicker for them just to tune in their own HD programming than read this whole thread. I imagine they would get several audio drop outs in that time.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 12:40 PM

I think we also need to start a new thread about the video dropout. Most people are experiencing split second video freezing on most HD channels as well.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 06:28 AM

It seemed to me that they had abated for awhile, but they seem to be back on all the HD channels that I watch. They may be slightly shorter in duration, but back just the same.

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 08:10 AM

This issue alone and DirecTVs inaction is enough for me to cancel it once my commitment period is up. Never had this kind of annoying issue with FIOS and just amazed that D* are blaming my equipment.

Fix the f*****g problem already!




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