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On which channels do you have audio dropouts?


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#651 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 11:55 AM

Anyone else seen an increase in the past couple of weeks??

I haven't with my HR24, but I may not be watching the same channels either.
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#652 OFFLINE   hidef2010

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 12:55 PM

Hi VOS, I watched "Shameless" last night off of the PVR recording on Showtime HD Ch #546 . I DID HAVE 2 small audio drop outs.:(
I think this maybe my HR22-100 PVR, but then again, why is it that I do not have a single audio drop out on any other channel whether watching live or recorded programming, OTA via AM21 or from my HR22?
If it is the HR22 than wouldn't I experience audio drop outs on other channels/recordings & live viewings?
Why is it only affecting Showtime HD CH 545 & 546.

PS. I have not noticed anything on other Showtime HD channels, but the drop outs may be there, I have just never experienced them.

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#653 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 01:07 PM

Hi VOS, I watched "Shameless" last night off of the PVR recording on Showtime HD Ch #546 . I DID HAVE 2 small audio drop outs.:(
I think this maybe my HR22-100 PVR, but then again, why is it that I do not have a single audio drop out on any other channel whether watching live or recorded programming, OTA via AM21 or from my HR22?
If it is the HR22 than wouldn't I experience audio drop outs on other channels/recordings & live viewings?
Why is it only affecting Showtime HD CH 545 & 546.

PS. I have not noticed anything on other Showtime HD channels, but the drop outs may be there, I have just never experienced them.

Thanks

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"Let me get back to you", as I have that recording off the east coast feed.
I haven't watched it yet, so...
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Posted 18 January 2011 - 01:19 PM

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 12:13 AM

I was regularly having dropouts on TBS, ESPN, Bravo, Food Network, and others, but have not had any in several months. It was quite annoying. The only thing I can think of is that the HDMI output on my HR20-100 died several months ago and D* would not replace the unit even though I have the protection plan. I had to change to component video with coax audio from the DVR to the AVR, but still have HDMI to the TV. Since that change, no dropouts.

Edited by Birdieman30, 20 January 2011 - 12:28 AM.


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Posted 20 January 2011 - 12:25 AM

I edited my original post. Component video and coax audio.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 04:03 PM

Hi VOS, I watched "Shameless" last night off of the PVR recording on Showtime HD Ch #546 . I DID HAVE 2 small audio drop outs.:(
I think this maybe my HR22-100 PVR, but then again, why is it that I do not have a single audio drop out on any other channel whether watching live or recorded programming, OTA via AM21 or from my HR22?
If it is the HR22 than wouldn't I experience audio drop outs on other channels/recordings & live viewings?
Why is it only affecting Showtime HD CH 545 & 546.

PS. I have not noticed anything on other Showtime HD channels, but the drop outs may be there, I have just never experienced them.

Thanks

Hidef2010

Finally had a chance to watch this. It was recorded Monday evening off the east coast feed.
Two losses of Dolby at about 33 mins and then 54 mins into the show.
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 09:29 AM

HA! HA!, so it is not my PVR....I thought as much....why would these audio drop outs only happen on Showtime HD channels....
VOS, you have to use your "connections" over at D* and make them understand what is going on here. If its not D* fault, than Showtime is dropping the ball on their end. Something is just not right with either the transmitting signal or the receiving end. Maybe a transponder glitch, bad MPEG2 --->MPEG4 conversion...who knows.:confused:

Thank you though, for remembering this issue.

PS. I saw that thread, that people were thanking you...... I too salute your great work on this Forum. D* should give you a free subscription for life for all that you have done/ are doing for them.:)

Let me know what you find out.

Thanks again

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 09:41 AM

Let me know what you find out.

Thanks again

Hidef2010

I'm afraid I really don't have any better "connections" with DirecTV than you.
I've got a PM option, that may or may not get a reply.
Posting here, may get the same attention.
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 09:57 AM

I had two or three video and audio glitches on CBS LIL HD during NCIS at 7 p.m. central, Tuesday evening. (They happened randomly throughout the program, and not during any commercial transitions.

I used to get a LOT of audio drop-outs while watching recordings of re-runs of NCIS on USA Network. In the last couple months or so, I no longer have been getting any drop outs at all.

This is all a mystery to me. For a while, the audio drop-outs were all over the place. Now they are much less frequent on regular sat channels, but still prevalent on HD-LIL (both fox and cbs, as I don't watch much of the other networks)

Strangely, I haven't seen a single audio drop-out during any NFL football game since the playoffs started (on either CBS or Fox, nor on NFL Replays on NFL Network (212).

Things have improved significantly for me, overall, but HD-LIL is still problematic.
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 07:40 PM

is it me or has comedy central been freezing

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:40 AM

I recorded Quantum of Solace on a recent freebie weekend on Showtime HD. The sound format was DD5.1 and my DVR is an HR24-100 with 0x452. The AV receiver is a Pioneer SC-27 and the connection is by HDMI. The audio glitches occurred about every ten minutes for the whole duration and that was enough to spoil the movie. I do not get audio drop outs from Blu-ray or any other sources. I am not aware of other DirecTV channels with audio drop out problems. I have no times or dates, because I only found this thread today and I have already deleted the recording off my DVR.

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 02:47 PM

i had no trouble with solace , maybe it likes hr20s. actually havent had stutters in a while on the machine.

edit: just adding in that i've watched a variety of locals and nationals since i got this replacement HR20 a few weeks ago....i cannot remember any recent stutters at all. so maybe i got an immune box :)

Edited by newsposter, 25 January 2011 - 07:09 PM.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 10:45 PM

Yes, Comedy Central has been freezing on my TV too.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 11:14 AM

cbs always but its not a drop out its a fuzzy sound. it crackles and gets fuzzy then goes back to normal.
NBC and ABC have short drop outs but it has gotten better over the past 6 months

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 04:56 PM

for me it's mostly the HD-LIL channels. I get them on ABC a lot, and to a lesser extent on CBS, Fox and NBC. They're far less infuriating than they used to be with the brrrriiip sound gone, but it's still really annoying.

70% of what we DVR is on those channels, I'd estimate. The other 30% is mixed HBO/Showtime and cable channels (Lifetime, HGTV, etc).

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 03:05 PM

I've just finished watching 2 hours of NCIS on USAHD 242. During that time I had 9 audio dropouts.

Nothing has changed for me!!!

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 07:15 PM

Just started wtaching the Screen Actors Awards on my HR24-500 on TNTHD 245 and there are many audio dropouts.

Anyone Else?

Thanks

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 08:00 PM

Ditto - TBS dropouts during the awards show.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 08:40 AM

I've noticed some dropouts with my HR24-100 watching Californication on ShowtimeHD, each of the last two weeks.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 01:25 PM

This issue was much better for me over the past few months but The Office (LIL) had many dropouts for me last night (multiple per minute at times) and Califonication has many dropouts for me as well.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 03:54 PM

for me it's mostly the HD-LIL channels. I get them on ABC a lot, and to a lesser extent on CBS, Fox and NBC. They're far less infuriating than they used to be with the brrrriiip sound gone, but it's still really annoying.

70% of what we DVR is on those channels, I'd estimate. The other 30% is mixed HBO/Showtime and cable channels (Lifetime, HGTV, etc).


I see far more on HD-LIL than anywhere else (at least lately). There was a time it was on most sat channels, but a lot of that has been cleaned up.
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Posted 06 February 2011 - 03:15 PM

Dropouts have been pretty bad on NFL Network (ch 212) all day today.
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Posted 06 February 2011 - 06:07 PM

I see far more on HD-LIL than anywhere else (at least lately). There was a time it was on most sat channels, but a lot of that has been cleaned up.


I'm happy for you, but I have not seen any improvement at all on any channels, sat. or HD-LIL.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 09:03 AM

I don't frequently use the digital out to the surround processor, but did Sunday for the Super Bowl. Very frequent audio dropouts (Dolby Digital lights went out on the surround processor) on channel 206 (HD). Fortunately, this didn't happen later in the day with the local Fox channel (although I thought their 'surround' mix was pretty bad).

I checked yesterday, and there were no dropouts on ESPN. The only difference... all day Sunday the HR24-500 was also recording channel 560 through the other tuner.

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