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On which channels do you have audio dropouts?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by veryoldschool, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. MISpat

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    Doug, do you know if the other providers with this issue are all satellite companies? I ask because I never had the issue with Cablevision. But then again, I didn't have their set top box for very long before switching to DirecTV.

    I'm happy to hear that DirecTV is putting in so much effort trying to fix this!
     
  2. HerntDawg

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    Tonight's episode of 2 and a half men. recorded, hr21
     
  3. gitarzan

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    What exactly was great about taking 15 months to make it better?
     
  4. betterdan

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    I was wondering the same thing.
     
  5. tsduke

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    I'd also like to add that it was 15 months of denying an issue even existed.
     
  6. Barry in Conyers

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    The audio problems (lip sync, brrrps and dropouts) appeared when DirecTV started transcoding from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4.

    The DirecTV transcoding system takes MPEG-2 content that any el cheapo HDTV or AVR can handle with no problem and converts it to MPEG-4 content with audio problems.

    Blaming the audio problems on content providers is convenient, but it is far from the "whole truth".
     
  7. veryoldschool

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    I always liked blaming Harmonic. ;)
     
  8. Barry in Conyers

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    That is a lot closer to the whole truth from someone who is in a position to know. :)
     
  9. tsduke

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    5-6 dropouts on Sho HD 545 in last 30 minutes.
     
  10. orbeavhawk

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    I have the HR24 Receiver and I get Audio drops quite often on various channels but what is even WORSE - to even get Audio at all on most of my SD Channels I must re-set the box everyday.:mad:
     
  11. betterdan

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    I still continue to get audio drops. They are much shorter in duration now with the new receiver but still there. Happening quite a bit more the last couple of days.
    Doesn't seem like Directv has solved anything... except shrinking my bank account a little each month.
     
  12. Die Hard

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    Since last Wednesday I've noticed a bump up in the frequency of the audio dropouts. I checked my setup and notice a software upgrade occured the night before. Coincidental???

    All I know is it's been well over a year and still counting for me!!!
     
  13. Richierich

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    I'm not getting any Audio Dropouts here so I must be Lucky.
     
  14. Drucifer

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    I'm not noticing any live dropouts, but a lot my recent recorded stuff have it.
     
  15. orbeavhawk

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    DROPOUTS! I have NO Audio at all on SD Channels with my HR24 until I re-set the receiver then I get Audio for HD and SD.:(
     
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    j-man

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    I had a period of time in Nov/Dec where I'd loose center channel on most channels. If I switched to normal stereo or 5 channel I was fine - but of course that stinks not getting true 5.1 with a center channel. I've not had any problems here in the past two weeks - hoping this continues......
     
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    Lord Vader

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    Try tightening the center channel, then.
     
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    jmschnur

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    There has been a lot of buzz about clicks with Onkyo/Integra products with Direct TV. It seems that there is a break in the DTV stream that causes a relay to click in the AVR. While the clicking issue can be fixed for Comcast and Fios broadcasts just by choosing the right listening mode in the AVR, it does not get fixed for Direct TV because there seems to be an actual break in the audio stream as commercials change. For example this was very pronounced last night in ESPN.

    Can this issue be addressed in firmware for the Direct TV receivers- i.e. buffering the sound for 1-2 seconds when there is a break so that the AVR does not think the stream has changed?

    Joel
     
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    marc1023

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    The worst station for us is 229 HGTV. I have had the receiver replaced, now HR21. Then they sent a tech to the house who 'tweaked the dish" and replaced every coax connector inside and outside the house. result: no difference
     
  20. hidef2010

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    Just when I thought it was all over...... Last night while watching the recorded version of "Californication" I had 3 dropouts on Sho HD 545 in this 30 minute show.

    Something is not right with Sho HD 545 and D*, one or the other or both, may be to blame!! Who knows!! All I can say is that I don't experience this on any other Sho HD channel.

    THIS SUCKS!!!!!

    Hidef2010
     

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