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What's With The Audio Dropouts Today 9/1

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by EdL, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. 242424

    242424 AllStar

    Mar 22, 2012
    DTV has had this problem for years off and on (more on than off) and doesn't seem to care. It's not your equipment.......
  2. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    That's your experience; mine is different: no significant nor ongoing audio problems.

    As to caring, you have no way of knowing what priorities exist within the company.
  3. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    I presume those threads show others feel the same? Some how this proves intent on the part of DIRECTV®??

  4. orbeavhawk

    orbeavhawk Mentor

    May 17, 2010
    Turns out, I spoke too soon, RATS - I still am having 5-15 second Audio Drops {DD synch problem] just on ALL the Major Networks, ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX. Since it is only on these channels -- to me - it would appear that it is something on DTV's end.....but T. Support sure did not seem to think so.

    I came fm Comcast and my 1st 2 yrs with DTV is up in DEC.....I have loved DTV till this, and planned on staying with them "forever"......I HATE this , but will call Comcast to get an idea of what kind of deal I might be looking at in a few months, YUCK!!!
  5. mark40511

    mark40511 Legend

    Jul 18, 2008
    Lexington KY
    Well, I had this problem for years! What I noticed is that the receiver I watched most "the HR21 in the living room" would have audio drop outs. I rarely watched the other rooms but assumed that it did it on them too. The HR21 in the living room finally gave out and was replaced with an HR24 and I don't notice the audio problems at all, so all this time it was the HR21 receiver causing the hiccups in audio. I hated that HR21 and I hope every nut, screw, wire and bolt in that thing burns in hell forever!
  6. orbeavhawk

    orbeavhawk Mentor

    May 17, 2010
    WISH I could say the same........I have had the HR 24/500 DVR for this past 1 3/4 yrs,,,,,w/o these problems - until NOW!!!:mad:
  7. brucegrr

    brucegrr Icon

    Sep 14, 2006
    Ney, Ohio
    Audio dropouts here too. Highly unlikely it is my equipment since I had no dropouts, made no equipment changes and now I have dropouts on both receivers, one of which is hooked up to an Onkyo receiver and the other is hooked directly to the TV via HDMI.
  8. HarleyD

    HarleyD Hall Of Fame

    Aug 31, 2006
    I have had this problem for a very long time but it has gotten significantly worse over the last month or so, but only on my HR20-700.

    I have always had the audio hooked up to my AVR using a TOSLINK optical cable since by AVR does HDMI switching but it is strictly a pass-thru switch. It doesn't pull the audio off the HDMI.

    It happens on all channels. I'll be sitting there watching and suddenly no sound. I can press the back skip, rewind, or pause and resume and it is fine...until the next time it happens. And since when I back skip or rewind I can now hear the audio on sections where I did not hear it originally I know it is coming down with the signal and it is sitting in the buffer. It just stops being passed to my AVR until I "wake it up".
  9. hasan

    hasan Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Ogden, IA
    I see the same problem, but with accompanying video breakup, and when I rewind it, I get the same audio and video glitch, but it doesn't always kill the home theater audio. It isn't on all channels.I haven't seen any of it on Mike and Mike in the A.M., or The Herd. I see it frequently on USA network and TNT. All of these are recordings, as I don't watch much live.
  10. orbeavhawk

    orbeavhawk Mentor

    May 17, 2010
    SOLVED my audio dropouts on all my Local Channels!

    Want to share - might help others. Since I could not figure it out and DTV could not either I decided to do something I knew would give me good audio again....go to OTA signal via Antenna for my Local Channels........so I see my HDTV has an Optical Digital OUT so I connect that up to my AVR.....turned everything on before I connected up my Antenna..........Thank God! Turned on my DTV Receiver and my dropouts were history.........did not have to use that OTA antenna. :)
  11. EdL

    EdL Mentor

    Sep 1, 2007
    DirecTV came out and, "repeaked", the dish and the problem is solved for now. Prior to the fix, some of the levels were in the 60's. The rep did mention that internally they have acknowledged that their is a problem with the local feeds. I was his 3rd call of the day with the problem.

  12. flashfast

    flashfast AllStar

    Dec 12, 2006
    As it turns out my problem was with the Logitech Revue for Google TV that was failing. Everything has been great since I trashed the thing. I'm happy that I could figure it out and fix the problem.:rolleyes:
  13. Eben

    Eben Legend

    Sep 10, 2007
    What sound system are you using? Are you sure you were getting DD 5.1 before? Are you sure you're getting it now? I'm asking because many TVs with optical outs won't pass the DD signal (except for OTA). You may be getting ProLogic2 from stereo. Just want to confirm.

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