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On which channels do you have audio dropouts?


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#151 OFFLINE   hasan

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 04:34 PM

Planet Green Ch 286 (Viewed Live)

Program: Ocean Blue, 2 p.m.

2 dropouts during the hour.

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#152 OFFLINE   DennisMileHi

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 11:50 PM

Tonight we were watching Pillars of the Earth on Starz (recorded but only about 20 minutes behind real time). For the FIRST time in a long time, there were NO audio drop outs at all while watching. We have had dropouts on virtually every channel. Now this is on a HR24-500, but I thought I would report what we observed. I have no idea what problems are relative to the HR24 or the other DVRs... we have three others which are not HR24s. Two are hooked directly to TVs and have no problems. The other one is using a very old Pioneer AVR but it also has little or no audio dropout problems.

We hope D* gets this problem resolved, but tonight was a nice break in the 3 to 5 minute occurrences of very brief audio drops. I would be interested if anybody else saw some improvement tonight.

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 04:13 AM

Last night on Fox News HD around 10:50pm there were audio drops every 20 seconds or so for about 3 minutes.

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 10:38 AM

Tonight we were watching Pillars of the Earth on Starz (recorded but only about 20 minutes behind real time). For the FIRST time in a long time, there were NO audio drop outs at all while watching. We have had dropouts on virtually every channel. Now this is on a HR24-500, but I thought I would report what we observed. I have no idea what problems are relative to the HR24 or the other DVRs... we have three others which are not HR24s. Two are hooked directly to TVs and have no problems. The other one is using a very old Pioneer AVR but it also has little or no audio dropout problems.

We hope D* gets this problem resolved, but tonight was a nice break in the 3 to 5 minute occurrences of very brief audio drops. I would be interested if anybody else saw some improvement tonight.


I hope it continues for you! As for us, we still had the usual 3 to 4 audio dropouts per hour while watching (live) USA and HGTV for most of the evening.

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 11:42 AM

Channel: SyFy (244)
Date: Friday, August 6, 2010
Program: "Eureka"
Time(s): 9:41 P.M. & 9:52 P.M.
AVR: Pioneer VSX-1019AH

NOTE: There may have been more drop-outs during the program, but these are two that I noticed and verified that they were repeatable.

Edited by Alan Gordon, 08 August 2010 - 10:57 AM.


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Posted 07 August 2010 - 12:31 PM

ESPN2HD CH 209 8/7 at 13:30CDT HR24-500 Onkyo TX-NR901 TOSLINK

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 01:05 PM

Channel: SyFy (244)
Program: "Eureka"
Time(s): 9:41 P.M. & 9:52 P.M.
AVR: Pioneer VSX-1019AH

NOTE: There may have been more drop-outs during the program, but these are two that I noticed and verified that they were repeatable.


Had the same two exact dropouts via Onkyo TX-NR901 (TOSLINK) and Denon AVR-891 (HDMI).

I just checked those two spots without playing the entire recording. Now that I am, server is a HR23-700, client is a HR24-500, AVR is an Onkyo TX-NR901 using TOSLINK for audio.

Two drops both around the 0:08 mark (approx 8min 27sec and 8min42sec), 44min 41sec, 49min 55sec.

Edited by RAD, 07 August 2010 - 02:07 PM.

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 07:46 PM

Last week's showing of Penn & Teller's Bull**** had four audio drops, at exactly the same spot, on both the east and west coast feeds. This weeks show, no dropouts the entire show on both east and west feeds shows.

And add Encore HD as another channel I'm hearing dropouts on, HR24-500, Onkyo TX-NX901 TOSLINK, Saturday 8/7 about 20:43CDT.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 01:25 AM

Had the same two exact dropouts via Onkyo TX-NR901 (TOSLINK) and Denon AVR-891 (HDMI).

I just checked those two spots without playing the entire recording. Now that I am, server is a HR23-700, client is a HR24-500, AVR is an Onkyo TX-NR901 using TOSLINK for audio.

Two drops both around the 0:08 mark (approx 8min 27sec and 8min42sec), 44min 41sec, 49min 55sec.


Add one about 9:17 or so (Don't have exact time, sorry).

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 01:52 AM

SpikeTV HD I get audio drop outs/skips.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 07:03 AM

I have drop outs on

USA
TBS
A&E
I also have been having freezes and drop outs on NFL Network.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 10:59 AM

Channel: SyFy (244)
Date: Friday, August 6, 2010
Program: "Haven"
Time(s): 10:43 P.M.
AVR: Pioneer VSX-1019AH

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 07:27 AM

I had 3-4 dropouts during my replay of The Next Food Network Star (Food Channel HD, Ch. 231) on 8/8/10.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 07:44 AM

I experienced numerous audio dropouts during the broadcast of last night's NFL game on NBC.
Not sure if this is just a local issue or national.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 09:17 AM

I took 2 videos to show how drop outs occur on my setup. In the first video, the drop occurs at 0:12. It's a close up of what my Yamaha does. The show was on Discovery at 10:00pm - 11:00pm cst.

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Video 2 is a view from further away. The drop is the same as video 1, but occurs at about 0:13.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 09:24 AM

Stuart,
As a complainer, all I really want to know is that DirecTV views this as a legitimate problem and someone is working to correct it. I believe that the delivery of DD5.1 via MPEG4 is the issue. Granted it looks to be an encoding problem, but the end result is that my enjoyment of this enhanced audio is degraded due to this problem. I am obviously not alone.

I would like to say that DirecTV has done a very good job of delivering their HD video via MPEG4 and MRV. I am truly amazed some times at the quality of the picture. If they can handle the video, certainly they should be able to clean up the audio.

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DIRECTV views this as a legitimate problem and someone is working to correct it.

Is it completely on the encoder end, or completely at the receiver end, or is it some of both? I'm not qualified to answer that question. But I can tell you this... everyone agrees it's an issue and everyone wants it resolved. Not just us, but the DIRECTV people too.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 10:37 AM

I had 3-4 dropouts during my replay of The Next Food Network Star (Food Channel HD, Ch. 231) on 8/8/10.


I had some as well during my playback.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:04 PM

I had 3-4 dropouts during my replay of The Next Food Network Star (Food Channel HD, Ch. 231) on 8/8/10.


I had some as well during my playback.


A LOT more than 3 or 4 for me. Just finished watching it. It was really annoying but I'll take silence in place of Brrrips anytime.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 07:31 PM

Pretty much any channel in HD that DD 5.1 is enabled. When I switch my Onkyo Receiver to stereo is stops. I called D* for the third time in 6 month's about this issue, because I am sick of it. The rep told me they have not heard of this issue and then he checked my call history and saw the previous calls.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 08:00 PM

Getting a dropout every few minutes on Comedy Central HD - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 05:15 AM

I was in Ames Iowa over the past weekend, and had the same audio drop out there with Medicom TV service.
I think is is something with the transmission, and not from any DTv equipment.
I have 2 HR24-500s and 1 HR21-100.

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 07:13 AM

I was in Ames Iowa over the past weekend, and had the same audio drop out there with Medicom TV service.
I think is is something with the transmission, and not from any DTv equipment.
I have 2 HR24-500s and 1 HR21-100.

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 07:32 AM

DIRECTV views this as a legitimate problem and someone is working to correct it.

Is it completely on the encoder end, or completely at the receiver end, or is it some of both? I'm not qualified to answer that question. But I can tell you this... everyone agrees it's an issue and everyone wants it resolved. Not just us, but the DIRECTV people too.


Oh thank goodness. I an so tired of missing dialog in basically everything we watch. No discernible pattern to channel/dropouts/time.

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Pretty much any channel in HD that DD 5.1 is enabled. When I switch my Onkyo Receiver to stereo is stops.....I am sick of it.


Agree 100%.

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 07:46 AM

I guess I watch different HD channels than most. While I do have these and posted about them on last Thursday's recording off USA, I haven't really noticed any on what I've been watching since.
I'm not trying to diminish the problem, just to suggest maybe not all the HD channels are doing this all the time.
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Posted 10 August 2010 - 09:19 AM

I have it on ALL of them, but find Discovery and Comedy Central to be the worst.

I watched a recording of Futurama from Thursday night yesterday and that had 3 drops in it.

I've also noticed the problem on my local channels.

National Channels
206 - ESPN
209 - ESPN 2
241 - SPIKE
242 - USA
245 - TNT
247 - TBS
248 - FX (This one also has commercials that are twice as loud as the programs)
269 - History
277 - Travel
278 - Discovery
280 - TLC
296 - Cartoon Network
639 - SNY (Mets baseball)

NYC Locals
2 - CBS
4 - NBC
5 - Fox
7 - ABC
11 - CW

Equipment:
Living Room: HR22-100 connected to Onkyo TX-SR705 AVR via HDMI. AVR connected to Samsung HL-S5087W DLP 1080p TV via HDMI. Other equipment connected to Onkyo: Samsung BD-P1500 blu-ray player via HDMI, Xbox 360 Elite via HDMI, Nintendo Wii via component cables. Directv receiver, blu ray player and Xbox are connected to a D-Link switch via ethernet, which is connected to a Linksys e2000 router via ethernet.

Bedroom: H23-600 connected to Panasonic TC-L32C12 via HDMI. Also connected to tv: Panasonic DMP-BD60k blu ray player. Both are connected to a Linksys switch via ethernet, which is connected to a Linksys e2000 router via ethernet.

Edited by The Fuzz 53, 10 August 2010 - 09:36 AM.





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