Possible fix for 6.3 Audio Drops

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by MikeW, Nov 1, 2006.

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  1. Nov 1, 2006 #1 of 18
    MikeW

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    One of the suggestions by a DirecTV tech was to configure my box as "Satellite Only", then back to "Satellte and Antenna". Takes about 15 minutes. I did this yesterday before recording Boston Legal. It actually seemed to work. I had no dropouts for the entire 60 minutes. Previous weeks had 3-5 drops per episode. I've had dropouts on ABC and Fox. I'm looking forward to seeing if Justice has any dropouts next week.
     
  2. Nov 1, 2006 #2 of 18
    redram38

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    I also read over at the Tivo sight that a rescan for OTA channels may fix it. The person that reported it tried this and had no drop outs on Prison Break or Justice Monday night. I just tried so only time will tell. Hope it is that simple
     
  3. Nov 1, 2006 #3 of 18
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    Does doing this screw up the season passes for the OTA shows?
     
  4. Nov 1, 2006 #4 of 18
    MikeW

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    No it did not. It reset my "Channels I Recieve", but the season pass for Boston Legal on OTA recorded fine.
     
  5. Nov 1, 2006 #5 of 18
    Gweeto

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    I just did it, it also cleared my Favorite Channels but seemed to preserve my season passes. I wrote everything down prior to doing it just to be safe.

    I did both. This first and then the rescan after. Worth a shot I thought.
     
  6. Nov 1, 2006 #6 of 18
    litzdog911

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    Keep us posted. This could be simple workaround if it works.
     
  7. Nov 1, 2006 #7 of 18
    MikeW

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    I'll try enduring another hour of Bones tonight. Will be a good test for Fox OTA. At least I'll be a little less frustrated if I do get drops. One drop is completely unacceptable during Boston Legal.
     
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    MikeW

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    Two days of recordings (including Bones on Fox) and NO audio dropouts !!!!!!!
     
  9. Nov 2, 2006 #9 of 18
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    I too recorded Bones last night, as well as watched some Digital (10-1) SD last evening after re-running guided set-up (first to go to SAT only, then back). I noticed audio drop-out, however MUCH less frequent (1-2 times an hour) and of MUCH shorter duration (less than 2 seconds, I believe). I have no reason to believe this was any better than one can normally expect out of anything but recorded media, and it's also not nearly as annoying as losing 8-10 seconds.
     
  10. jediphish

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    OK - I've given this a try: guided setup sat only then guided setup both sat and OTA. Then I scanned for off-air channels. Then I reset my favs. We'll see if Ugly Betty or Men In Trees suffer from audio drops tonight and tomorrow night. If this works, I'll be a very happy camper.
     
  11. rbarthle17

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    I tried it, and less than 2 minutes into The War at Home (FOX5 DC was the only OTA station giving me these problems, none of the others have) I got the audio burps again...
     
  12. litzdog911

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    Unfortunately this "fix" does not help. Hopefully a real fix will come soon with a new software update.
     
  13. moonman

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    A employee at a Fox station has reported 100% sucess when a certain
    piece of equipment was taken out of the stream...perhaps D* can
    research it out to find an answer?
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=4547353&&#post4547353
     
  14. litzdog911

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    My DirecTV contacts tell me they're working with Tivo on a fix. I've passed along Video Janitor's Fox engineering information.
     
  15. MikeW

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    Sorry I haven't got back to this thread. It must have been an anomoly that I didn't get dropouts. They are back on my box. Additionally, I've had several recordings become two recordings with some missing program in between and I'm having a horrible time with my remote. Pressing a button once sometimes is seen as twice. Makes it tough to type in a channel number and is very frustrating when doing a 30 sec skip. Called to request a new box today. Hopefully I'll get one of those magic boxes that doesn't have these problems.
     
  16. weaver6

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    While it's not a fix, I would like to remind everyone that you can enable closed captioning and "view" lost audio.
     
  17. JLucPicard

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    That's what I've been doing. At least I can still follow what's going on. There have been a few times with an "freeze up" that lasts more than a couple of seconds that it skips some of that, too, but not very often.
     
  18. litzdog911

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    Great tip. Thanks!
     
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