I tried using the analog audio outs from my HR20-100 the other day, and the regularly repeating sub-second audio drops are still there--one every ~48 seconds. I was hoping it was a problem with the way my AV receiver was interpreting the DD (or PCM) signal, but no dice. As far as I can tell, Cartoon Network HD is the *only* channel I receive that has this bizarre audio problem.
Any thoughts? Anyone else notice this?
There are other HD channels that have experienced this problem. In the last two weeks it's been a common problem in the new MPEG-4 Tier of HD channels. In the last few days, it's gotten much better.
For the first week or two 202 (CNN-HD) was just awful, and so were several other HD channels (MPEG-4). I have seen a smattering of these reports, so it's not just me, and my signal levels are strong and stable. Same dish, different line and a different receiver had none of the same problems, with the same signal levels and stability. It all points to a combination of firmware problems and D* early shake out problems.
In a very few cases it is dish/cable/switch problems...but there are too many other reports from reliable people to see a sudden rash of those.