Audio dropouts?

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  1. Dec 26, 2009 #161 of 1365
    delco7

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    I'm getting the audio dropouts on most channels also. It does seem to be worse on the HD channels though. Started after the last NR. D* is clueless. Another reason I'm going to Comcrap after 11 years on D* !:bad_nono:
     
  2. Dec 26, 2009 #162 of 1365
    Stuart Sweet

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    I was not seeing a whole bunch of dropouts until the recent rainy weather here in SoCal. I do tend to think it's not because of rain fade on my receiver so much as the signal being degraded in transmission. I see the same dropouts OTA.
     
  3. Dec 27, 2009 #163 of 1365
    homebase

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    Had to reset one our HR22-100's today as there was no audio on any channel.

    A) I thought we lost the Yamaha head unit, but thankfully we didn't
    B) as a last ditch effort, reset the box. Suddenly all was well.

    Then came here today and noticed that others are having the same problems.

    God I love this board!

    Cheers,
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  4. Dec 27, 2009 #164 of 1365
    betterdan

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    Drop outs all the time here on various channels. local Fox, national Fox News and Speed channel seem to be the worst
     
  5. Dec 27, 2009 #165 of 1365
    brucegrr

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    Go back and read from post 67 on. Reported. Sent to engineering.
     
  6. Dec 27, 2009 #166 of 1365
    vilos

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    Getting numerous dropouts on NBA-TV and ESPN. Really severe on NBA-TV.
     
  7. Dec 28, 2009 #167 of 1365
    mciembro

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    I don't know if I agree it's a disruption in the stream from broadcasters - we have had some major dropout/stutter issues with Discovery Channel (278 HD) tonight during Mythbusters. It's occurring in the program and in the DirecTV advertising.

    Besides Discovery we also have seen major issues with the local FOX affiliate, again the HD version.

    I have tried three things tonight as I've been reading this thread. First, I switched my AV receiver to analog inputs so it's decoding the digital stream. The dropouts/stutters continued. Next, I activated the DoublePlay feature and the problems became much, much worse - which to me indicates the hard drives in these units are the main issue. They're too slow to keep up with the content. Finally, I switched to the non-HD feed of Discovery and haven't had a single dropout since. (Both DoublePlay feeds are recording non-HD content now.) Again I think this points to a hard drive throughput issue.

    Incidentally, we have seen very few of the brrrrp issues.
     
  8. Dec 28, 2009 #168 of 1365
    leprechaunshawn

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    I was watching Planet Green tonight and had several quick dropouts during the hour or so I was watching.
     
  9. Dec 31, 2009 #169 of 1365
    PMA

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    Earlier in this thread is a URL to contact DirecTV on issues such as this. It goes to the Office of the President. I went ahead and made contact about an hour ago and just received a call from D* to inquire about this and ask a variety of set up questions. They acknowledged the problem and said it is being worked on. They told me to call them again in a week if I had not heard from them directly before that. The person on the call seemed genuinely interested in solving the issue and collecting information that could help them investigate.
     
  10. Jan 2, 2010 #170 of 1365
    jgcox00

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    Throwing my issue on top of the pile... ESPN on 206 the audio drop outs make it almost unwatchable... switch to channel 73 and the audio is rock solid. Hope it gets fixed before ESPN is dropped from channel 73!
     
  11. Jan 4, 2010 #171 of 1365
    LoveDoc143

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    Sigh ... almost all night watching 'Heroes' on NBC here. Every few minutes, audio dropout. Sometimes for a "brrrt" second, sometimes for a few seconds with complete Dolby dropout. Happens both on live and recorded playback (on two tuners). Called DTV, just got a 'reset your tuner' junk response.

    Meh. This's getting very old - very fast. Oh well .. my ticket is in the hat as well I guess.
     
  12. Jan 5, 2010 #172 of 1365
    RexB

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    Same here in the Seattle area, audio/video dropouts, brrrrps and momentary black screens on all HD channels for the past two months. D* said "reset" might fix it. Been there, done that.

    Perhaps the new satellite in orbit will "ease" the bandwidth load, or whatever, and lessen these repetitive dropouts. My fingers are crossed for any fix.
     
  13. Jan 5, 2010 #173 of 1365
    BKC

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    The good news is the price increase is right on schedule.
     
  14. Jan 5, 2010 #174 of 1365
    RexB

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    !rolling

    Yep we can count on that, even with negative inflation
     
  15. Jan 5, 2010 #175 of 1365
    BKC

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    I may reset my bill :D
     
  16. Jan 6, 2010 #176 of 1365
    gquiring

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    Really strange I just watched the 2 hour Heroes and no audio dropouts. I guess it depends on the local feed, mine is NY. But I am noticing more and more dropouts on the nationals and virtually none on the locals.
     
  17. Jan 6, 2010 #177 of 1365
    crawdad62

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    Just came here and saw this thread. The reason I'm visiting is to see if anyone else has noticed the audio dropouts. I guess they have. Mine was very spotty until the last few weeks. Now it's to the point it's annoying. I've noticed it on both our local news broadcasts and national programming. I don't think I've heard it on any SD channels. I was watching Cartoon Network HD last night and it was particularly bad. I could hardly watch "Ed , Edd & Eddie"!:D
     
  18. Jan 7, 2010 #178 of 1365
    delco7

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    I've been having the audio dropouts on most channels since the last NR. I had perfect audio before then. While I am more than happy to blame D*, during the holidaze, I was watching a football game on Fox OTA, and lo and behold, audio dropout, with corresponding frame freeze on video. Hmmm....WTF? It's got to be something from the network source. BTW, turning DD off on the HR21 doesn't have any affect on my particular setup. Onkyo using toslink. It'll probably get fixed on the next NR. Any bets? :nono:
     
  19. Jan 10, 2010 #179 of 1365
    gquiring

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    I watched a lot of SyFy yesterday, audio dropouts were in full bloom:mad:
     
  20. Jan 10, 2010 #180 of 1365
    BKC

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    Last night on Speed for the Supercross it was non stop dropouts. It's been over two months now.
     
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