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On which channels do you have audio dropouts?


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#861 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:50 PM

I am getting a lot of audio dropouts during MNF right now on ESPN HD...:nono2:


I'm on delay, and tend to FF between many snaps, but not a hitch in the audio here tonight- nearing end of first half.
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:53 PM

I'm on delay, and tend to FF between many snaps, but not a hitch in the audio here tonight- nearing end of first half.

Have you experienced any yet?

I am having them on ESPNU HD also, ESPN2 HD and ESPNews HD appear to be fine...

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:09 AM

Have you experienced any yet?

I am having them on ESPNU HD also, ESPN2 HD and ESPNews HD appear to be fine...


Hi, Joe. No, the only glitch was a bunch of frames dropped, so audio and video bonked for about half a second or less. I probably watched less than half the whole show; the other half was FF.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:43 PM

I am getting a lot of audio dropouts during MNF right now on ESPN HD...:nono2:


I made a post about my issues in the HD Receiver board, but I have been having HORRIBLE audio dropouts on ESPN for awhile now, and it is getting worse- sometimes every 5 minutes or so.

I have an HR24 connected to a Denon Receiver via HDMI.

I know there have been HDMI handshake issues in the past, but for me, I only get the dropouts on ESPN, and if I turn of DD on the HR24, the dropouts disappear.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:09 PM

Would post 859 work for you?
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:10 PM

So, it goes DIRECTV receiver->HDMI->TV->Optical link from TV (two year old Sammy) back to AVR (a new Denon, mid to low range) Works great, and often I don't need or want the AVR on, so it's easy to use TV speakers.[/QUOTE]

I would try this however I have a Panasonic Plasma and they will not pass Dolby Digital from HDMI IN -> Optical OUT It strips it. So you just have a Stereo feed. That is the one downfall of Panasonic TV's.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:22 PM

[quote name='haas']So, it goes DIRECTV receiver->HDMI->TV->Optical link from TV (two year old Sammy) back to AVR (a new Denon, mid to low range) Works great, and often I don't need or want the AVR on, so it's easy to use TV speakers.[/quote]

I would try this however I have a Panasonic Plasma and they will not pass Dolby Digital from HDMI IN -> Optical OUT It strips it. So you just have a Stereo feed. That is the one downfall of Panasonic TV's.[/quote]

To use the TV speakers,
I have my HR23 setup using Component cables to the TV and an Optical cable to the AVR.
I got a second remote and set one of them to control the TV speakers and the other one to control the sound using the AVR.
When I am going to switch to the AVR sounds I turn the volume way down on the TV speakers and do not o thru the hassle of turning them off and then havin to turn them back on.
I use the TV speakers about 8 hours and the AVR surround sound about 4 hours per day.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:26 PM

I'm watching Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma St. on ESPN (206) and seem to be getting dropouts every 4-5 minutes. Very annoying. OTOH, I don't seem to notice them as much on other channels like I used to (Fox News, locals, Hist, Disc).

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:48 PM

Me too!

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:40 PM

I wished I had checked this thread a long time ago. I've been having a lot of the same audio problems that other members have described. Most of the sports channels (ESPN, any game on the Sunday Ticket or MLB packages) have been doing the audio dropouts for a while. I've also noticed it on Food Network, Spike, the History Channel, and I think also NatGeo. All channels that I previously mentioned are the HD feeds. I've got a HR24-100 DVR in my living room with a Sony HDTV and a Denon AV receiver and in my bedroom I'm running a H24 receiver with a Samsung HDTV and a Pioneer AV receiver. Both setups are running HDMI and the audio is set to Dolby Digital. I've noticed the audio dropouts (sometimes the picture will freeze at the same times) on either setup so I don't think I can pin it to one AV receiver. I've also checked the satellite signal when the audio dropouts happen and the signal is running in the 90's for each available satellite. If there is a clear answer on how to fix this problem I would like to get it solved too.
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:10 AM

Are you going STB->AVR->HDTV all via HDMI?

Can you go direct to TV and then TV audio out (coax or optical) back to the AVR? There are few for whom this doesn't solve most dropouts on audio
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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:05 PM

Are you going STB->AVR->HDTV all via HDMI?

Can you go direct to TV and then TV audio out (coax or optical) back to the AVR? There are few for whom this doesn't solve most dropouts on audio


All connections between the STB/AVR/HDTV are HDMI. On your suggestion if I go HDMI from STB to HDTV and back from HDTV audio out to AVR (coax or optical) wouldn't there have to be another cable from the HDTV to the AVR for the video to allow for proper switching?

Thanks for your suggestion.
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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:33 PM

All connections between the STB/AVR/HDTV are HDMI. On your suggestion if I go HDMI from STB to HDTV and back from HDTV audio out to AVR (coax or optical) wouldn't there have to be another cable from the HDTV to the AVR for the video to allow for proper switching?

Thanks for your suggestion.


No, not on the setup with which I am familiar. With my Denon, I use its HDMI control and it syncs up with the TV's audio just fine. The Denon is new, and the Sammy it's connected to is only two years old, so YMMV.

It makes it easy to have the TV on with or without the AVR.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:27 PM

Laxguy,
What model Denon do you have? Mine is a few years old and I'm positive part of the problem is the Audyssey processing. I don't think it deals with errors in the audio data stream very well. If I turn off the Audyssey processing, I don't notice the dropouts (they're still there, but much shorter). I'm wondering if the newer models might deal with this better.

BTW, i'm watching the Sugar Bowl and it is happening every few minutes it seems. ESPN again :mad:

No, not on the setup with which I am familiar. With my Denon, I use its HDMI control and it syncs up with the TV's audio just fine. The Denon is new, and the Sammy it's connected to is only two years old, so YMMV.

It makes it easy to have the TV on with or without the AVR.



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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:12 PM

I see dropouts on every channel. Sometimes once and hour, Sometimes once a day.

I have an Onkyo TX-NR608 with HDMI hookups, only.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:50 PM

My Denon is a 1613, not exactly high end, but new.

I cannot recommend enough bypassing HDMI feed through. It obviates many problems or supposed problems in synch and artifacting. But to each his own.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:42 PM

Laxguy,
What model Denon do you have? Mine is a few years old and I'm positive part of the problem is the Audyssey processing. I don't think it deals with errors in the audio data stream very well. If I turn off the Audyssey processing, I don't notice the dropouts (they're still there, but much shorter). I'm wondering if the newer models might deal with this better.

BTW, i'm watching the Sugar Bowl and it is happening every few minutes it seems. ESPN again :mad:


I've got a 6 year old Denon receiver (AVR2307CI) that I use most frequently and the dropouts are especially noticiable on ESPN so you might be onto something there. I've also got a newer Pioneer receiver (VSX-60) that I've just purchased in the last 6 months and notice the audio dropouts on that receiver too.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:42 PM

2 KPRC NBC has tons of audio dropouts HR24-100

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:17 PM

The dropouts on ESPN during the Kentucky at Vanderbilt game tonight were worse than Kentucky's play during the last 15 minutes of the game. I think there were more dropouts than turnovers and missed free throws by both teams combined.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:54 PM

I'm connected to a pio 1021 amp and so far no complaints. had Directv for about a month. Just one quick audio drop out on TNT during the ASG.




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