Audio dropouts?

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  1. Apr 9, 2010 #701 of 1365
    sigma1914

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    You hear the ball bounce after or before it hits the rim or floor. TNT's studio show. Face time with commentators.
     
  2. Apr 9, 2010 #702 of 1365
    IseWise

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    Has anyone tested the results of audio dropouts on HDMI versus Toslink optical? I am using an HDMI cable every since I setup my HR22-100 and the audio dropout have always been there, so I am thinking about switching to optical and see if that fairs better. Can anyone tell me its worth switching out my cables?
     
  3. Apr 9, 2010 #703 of 1365
    brucegrr

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    I am using the optical connection, as are a lot of others. There are audio drops.
     
  4. Apr 9, 2010 #704 of 1365
    betterdan

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    Yep, using optical with bad audio drop outs.
     
  5. Apr 9, 2010 #705 of 1365
    hdtvluvr

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    Recently switched to HDMI (same AV Receiver). Dropouts occurred with optical and now with HDMI.
     
  6. Apr 10, 2010 #706 of 1365
    tsduke

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    I gotta say I'm really getting sick of these dropouts. ESPN has been awful this week. I didn't think I would say this, but I'm getting to the point of switching even if I lose things like NFL ST. This has been going on for over 5 months with no fix. Inexcusable!

    I replaced my Onkyo receiver with a Denon, but still have the dropouts, but I will say the Denon handles them better.

    I don't care who's at fault these dropouts and it's time for Directv to get it corrected! I'm not giving more than a month or 2 and I'm leaving.
     
  7. Apr 10, 2010 #707 of 1365
    Carl Spock

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    Your schedule should be about right to keep you subscribed. In the past when DirecTV has brought on line a new satellite, drop out and lip sync problems have increased dramatically. They soon get worked out.

    Why this happens on old stations that have been running fine, I couldn't guess. You'd have to ask DirecTV. All I can say is that history seems to be repeating itself.
     
  8. Apr 10, 2010 #708 of 1365
    JJJBBB

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    Tried to watch Meet Joe Black again on HBO HD East yesterday and got half way through this time before the audio drops became unbearable. I'm going to half to buy this on Blu-ray if I'm ever going to make it all the way through. TNT, FX, Sci-Fi, and most other channels except the premium Pay channels don't have this problem on my system, it's a shame the most expensive channels I pay for do.

    H20-100
     
  9. Apr 10, 2010 #709 of 1365
    V'ger

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    Just before a new satellite is ready, D* has usually maxed out the bandwidth of the prior sats. Afterwards, they spread things out until everything is maxed again. Key is when they start turning off shopping and PPV channels to support sport packages and you see 'Channel will return at...' in the guide.

    Now, the people with dropout, do you see them when you are set for stereo rather than Dolby digital. I recently recorded Star Trek:TMP off HDN Movies and played OK via stereo, but had drop outs on my AVR in DD.
     
  10. Apr 10, 2010 #710 of 1365
    RAD

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    Sorry but disagree with your premise. The Ka satellites have basically had only 5 channels per transpnder since D10 first went up and D11 has continued with 5/TP. The HD PPV channels have always been 'sharable' with the part time RSN channels or the sports subscription channels like NFL-ST or NASCAR HotPass which aren't just remaps of a RSN channel.
     
  11. Apr 10, 2010 #711 of 1365
    kbtv

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    I don't know if this would be causing others audio problems but about a month ago I suddenly started getting severe audio dropouts both over HDMI and RCA audio (mainly when playing from buffer or recorded content - I could temporarily get audio back by hitting pause for a short time but dropouts quickly came back). This had never happened before and seemed to correspond with a software update. It was apparently somehow related to having the HR20-700 connected to my network (even though I was not using any networked features other than several months earlier I had tried the TV Apps). When I disconnected the network cable, it immediately improved but there were still some dropouts. When I restarted the receiver with the network cable disconnected (I restarted from setup menu, not red button reset), the dropouts were gone and have not come back.
     
  12. Apr 11, 2010 #712 of 1365
    thatsgreat

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    Have an HR23 and getting severe audio drop outs especially on ESPN. Did the same thing, disconnected the ethernet connection and the drop outs have quit with DD still on. I have a Pioneer SC05 receiver and have turned off DD on the HR23 which would make the drop outs stop. These all started around the OCT software update on my receiver. I had an HR20-700 and it was doing the drop outs but I never tried disconnecting the ethernet on that one, just turning off DD which caused them to stop on it as well.

    Follow up:
    Well, unplugging ethernet didn't work very long. Was watching The Tudors on Showtime and there was 5 audio drop outs. SO much for that idea. It seems turning off DD on the receiver will stop the drop outs but doesn't sound as good
     
  13. Apr 11, 2010 #713 of 1365
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    BKC

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    I sure hope everyone is emailing or calling and not just posting it here.........
     
  15. Apr 11, 2010 #715 of 1365
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    I have called them twice. The second time I called they sent me a replacement receiver, of course its still happening.

    As others have said, if this doesn't get fixed soon, I won't be renewing when my contract is up in a few months.

    Its that annoying.
     
  16. Apr 11, 2010 #716 of 1365
    betterdan

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    I am going to try unplugging my ethernet cable and watch The Apprentice tonight. It always has drop outs so I'll see what happens in about 10 minutes when it starts. For the people who said it fixed the drop outs by unplugging the network connection, did you have to reboot the box or not after unplugging the cable?
     
  17. Apr 11, 2010 #717 of 1365
    RAD

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    I just must be lucky since I don't have this issue on the HR21-100, HR22-100 HR23-700 and HR24-500 that I use regularly. The HR22-100 and HR23-700 are connected via HDMI to the TV. The HR21-100 is used with either the HDMI connection to the TV or a TOSLINK to a Onkyo receiver. The HR24-500 is TOSLINK to a Sony receiver and all are network connected
     
  18. Apr 11, 2010 #718 of 1365
    bjamin82

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    Any Luck?


    Are they on national software releases or CE's?
     
  19. Apr 11, 2010 #719 of 1365
    bases1616

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    I have the H23-600 and I am getting a lot of audio dropouts. I have had too many to count while watching ESPN HD tonight. I turn off the DD and it seems to fix the problem. I hope the new national release fixes the problem. It has taken forever to get over to the southeast. It started rolling out 2 months ago.

    It sounds like it is mostly the national releases.
     
  20. Apr 11, 2010 #720 of 1365
    betterdan

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    Well no luck. I got 5 audio dropouts in just the first 9 minutes after disconnecting the network cable. I went ahead and hooked it back up.
    This is starting to suck more than Richard Simmons Sweatin to the Oldies.
     
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