Brrrrriiiiip, what and where

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  1. Rich

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    Good explanation. I get that a lot. On all channels, on all my HRs. Annoying, almost like it's planned.

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  2. TBlazer07

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    You need some HR20-100's. I get virtually ZERO audio dropouts or brrrips. :lol:
     
  3. litzdog911

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    It has nothing to do with the model DVR. When our local Fox station has the "brrrrppp" problem, it happens on all of my HD DVRs and HD Receivers, including my HR20-100.
     
  4. texasbrit

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    Same here. Every HD receiver/DVR is affected the same.
     
  5. veryoldschool

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    What some seemed to have missed is the HR20-100 "joke" by TBlazer07 to Rich584, who hates all -100s. :lol:
     
  6. litzdog911

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    Some of us knew it was a joke. I was just worried other folks visiting this thread might take it seriously .
     
  7. Rich

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    Wouldn't have one in my home.

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  8. Rich

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    Glad someone's paying attention. :)

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  9. Dec 2, 2009 #209 of 253
    philherz

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    Just tried to watch my recorded House 2 hour premiere on FOX/Buffalo and was wondering what that strange noise was EVERY 10-15 seconds!!!

    Never heard that before & hope I never do again!!!!
     
  10. Dec 2, 2009 #210 of 253
    Rich

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    I don't think that's the HRs fault. The Fox station in NYC rarely has them anymore. They fixed that problem after the first WS game. I haven't heard a BRIIPP in a long time.

    Rich
     
  11. Dec 2, 2009 #211 of 253
    philherz

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    No clue....been with D* for 18+ months and this is the first recording that has that strange sound.

    Hopefully, it'll also be the last!!!!!!
     
  12. Dec 2, 2009 #212 of 253
    Rich

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    Been reported all over the country. Apparently the Fox flagship station in NYC was the first to fix it. The first WS game was loaded with them and then the rest of the WS was free of them and yet other members in other parts of the country posted that they were still getting them on every game of the WS, which the Yankees won, making them the World Champions for the 27th time, the most championships of any of the major sports. God, I love it when they win. :lol:

    Rich
     
  13. Dec 5, 2009 #213 of 253
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    A couple of recent things, from a professional standpoint:

    1. A LOT of folks recently (last couple of months +) have noticed that yes, the 'Brrrip' has calmed down a bit, but that audio dropouts have increased to around the point of the 'Brrrrip' used to be. Geeez, think there's a correlation? (YES)

    2. Tandberg, the encoder company from Norway, which sold DirecTV their first bunch of Mpeg4 encoders, has been bought out by Cisco. Since DirecTV declined to take my company (which was heavily involved with engineering and designing the original Mpeg2 encoders that were purchased in 1993/4) offer to troubleshoot their system to nail down the 'Brrrrip' problems, I have no idea whatsoever if the Tandberg's may be part of the problem.

    DirecTV told us quite a while back that they were using in-house and manufacturers reps to track down the problem. As we can all see, they've been really successful in that strategy. (NOT)
     
  14. Dec 6, 2009 #214 of 253
    HerntDawg

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    We still get the brrip on our local CW in Portland, OR. it is the only one i notice it on.
     
  15. Dec 6, 2009 #215 of 253
    scottchez

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    I get them all the time on my Two HR20-100s Do some of the newer models have this fixed?
    My 2 year contract is up. I now have the power to call and ask to have this fixed else I switch.

    Anyone else have any luck getting new HD DVRs with the newer chips in them? Mayne an HR22 or 23 will fix it?
     
  16. Dec 7, 2009 #216 of 253
    litzdog911

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    I think he was joking. This problem has nothing to do with the DVR/Receiver model.
     
  17. Dec 7, 2009 #217 of 253
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    I had posted in the other thread which was shut down for redundancy about the Fox audio problems in Madison, WI.

    I sent an email to our local Fox affiliate and mentioned the problem. Here is the response I got today.

    Hi Michael, We have been working on this for sometime with Fox, Dish, Directv and the equipment manufacturers. Fox changed their digital satellite signal distribution system which stations use to pick up the Fox signal. About one-third of the Fox affiliates are having problems. I can't speak for the other stations, but we have found problems throughout the transmission chain. Fox is currently working on a software upgrade, we (WMSN) found a fiber between our studio and transmitter had degraded, our transmitter manufacturer has to perform a software upgrade and the manufacturer of the main receive boxes for both Dish and Directv in Madison have found a problem between certain frames and the plug-in receive/decode boards which create audio/video problems which then are transmitted throughout the satellite system. While the software upgrades are not installed yet, we did notice considerable improvement in our audio when we changed fibers. Also, I don't know if Dish and Direct have the frame/plug-in board issue resolved. A couple weeks ago Directv added PBS station WHA to the HD feeds out of Madison. In the course of the installation they also created a problem with the video pixelating intermittently on ALL Madison stations. They won't be able to get a technician in to Madison to correct that until this coming Wednesday. Please update me on your audio quality, as I subscribe to Directv HD/SD and haven't noticed any problems.
    Sincerely, XXXXXXXX Chief Engineer WMSN-TV

    I wasn't aware the HD feed had been added for WHA, Wisconsin Public Televison. I'll have to check that out. I use OTA to pull in the HD feed now.
     
  18. Dec 8, 2009 #218 of 253
    Rich

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    That was an "inside joke". Most folks know how I feel about the 100 series. All the HRs are gonna get the BRIIPPS until the stations, especially Fox affiliates, and D* get together and work the problem out. It isn't just D* and it's something you're gonna have to live with until it's straightened out.

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  19. Dec 8, 2009 #219 of 253
    Rich

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    And yet, amazingly, the Fox flagship station in NYC immediately after the first game of the World Series, which was loaded with BRIIPPS, fixed the problem. I do believe pressure was brought to bear upon Fox due to the tremendous number of viewers of the WS in NYC.

    By the way, the New York Yankees won that Series and are Champions of the World again. And I'm a happy camper. :)

    Rich
     
  20. ricksterinps

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    I was just recently going through a Blog post by the President of KESQ, the local ABC in Palm Springs, CA and he mentioned that they found out what the problem was and how to fix it. He mentioned that the problem was only with Direct and didn't occur on the OTA, or Dish Feed.

    http://www.kesq.com/Global/link.asp?L=247615&nav=menu191_11_10

    "...We worked very closely with DirecTV's engineering department, Heartland Video, our equipment vendor in Plymouth, Wisconsin; and the folks at Dolby laboratories to finally find a solution. DirecTV collected digital audio samples and sent them on to Heartland. Heartland technicians advised us to reduce the bit-rate of the Dolby 5.1 Encoder we have in our digital TV rack. Lo and behold, once we did this the "brrrrrrrp" went away, and so did lip sync problems that accompanied it.

    We've passed this information on to DirecTV. Perhaps they can use it in similar situations. TV stations have Dolby 5.1 encoders all over the country, so this could be a common problem. ..."
     

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