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HR24-200 audio drop out

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Zenara25, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. Zenara25

    Zenara25 Cool Member

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    I'm 99% sure it's the Directv receiver because before I upgraded to the HR24 I was using an old Directv R10 Tivo and had no audio dropouts with the same Denon AVR. And no audio dropouts on the PS3, Wii, PS2, Macbook hooked up to the Denon. Only the Directv HR24.
     
  2. marke5860

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    Could that be because the R10 is not HD and the problem is with the Dolby 5.1 data feed?
     
  3. CCarncross

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    IIRC, even the SD R10 had an optical output that would pass DD5.1....In the old days, if you wanted to get the best sound from some of the premium movie channels, you had to have the DVR for the DD output.
     
  4. Zenara25

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    Yes I was using the optical digital audio with my R10 Tivo and Denon and no issues with audio drop out.
     
  5. CCarncross

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    It was/is a slightly different animal because it was obviously SD only, so its also all mpeg2....The problem is somewhere in the mpeg4 encoder/decoders and their handling of DD audio....I have friends who have other providers(Comcast, uVerse, and FIOS), and they all have occasional audio dropouts on the HD channels.
     
  6. Zenara25

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    The 2nd Directv HR24 upstairs works fine. Of course I'm using it on an SD TV currently (plan to upgrade to an HD tv soon). Maybe I can swap them and see if the upstairs one does the same audio dropout downstairs.
     
  7. CCarncross

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    Do you have the sound going through an SD tv upstairs, or a HT system? I'm pretty sure you will find that switching DVR's is not going to fix the issue. We've all been down this road already, no reason to try and reinvent the wheel.
     
  8. veryoldschool

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  10. veryoldschool

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    While the software between different models can vary slightly, I very much doubt this has anything to do with the receiver.
    You can swap them and when DD 5.1 is used, they all will have this, since it's in the SAT feed.
     
  11. olc

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    I went throughb thsi with them some time ago. They blamed my TV so I tried another TV (different brand). They blamed my receiver so I bypassed the receiver to the TV. They blamed it on HDMI so I switched to a Toslink connection for audio. The blamed it only my wiring or dish, so they came and rewired and moved the dish. Then it was the receivers so we replaced the receivers. At the end of all this, and now almost a year later, the problem is still there. I did, after all their weaseling about what caused the problem, call the President's office and ask that I be put in touch with an engineer. That never happened, but they did call me later admitting it was a problem on their end that the knew about and were working on.

    I don't expect it to ever be fixed.
     

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