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Every 10 seconds or so I am getting this annoying buzz sound that lasts about a 1/2 second during the USC Ohio St. game. This has happened before but tonight it is really bad.

Anyone else have this problem? Is it a software issue?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Score023 said:
Every 10 seconds or so I am getting this annoying buzz sound that lasts about a 1/2 second during the USC Ohio St. game. This has happened before but tonight it is really bad.

Anyone else have this problem? Is it a software issue?

Thanks in advance.
I haven't seen this on either the latest national release software or the latest CE version, and I haven't heard of anyone else having this issue, so I don't think it's a software problem.

I assume you've attempted a reset of the receiver. Were you veiwing the game on an OTA channel, or on D*s local HD feed? You may also want to make sure you're running the receiver through a surge protetor or power conditioner, as many sound issues may be power related.
 

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Score023 said:
Every 10 seconds or so I am getting this annoying buzz sound that lasts about a 1/2 second during the USC Ohio St. game. This has happened before but tonight it is really bad.

Anyone else have this problem? Is it a software issue?

Thanks in advance.
This sounds (no pun intended :)) like the issue a few of us have been having with MPEG-4 locals in the Washington DC DMA (See posts here). It may be related to broadcast issues.

As TomA noted above, can you post what channel were you viewing? OTA or D* HD LIL? I don't think enough info has been gathered to make a determination yet, but since this is ABC related, (we've been noticing the issue with the NBC affiliate in DC), that may push this to software.
 

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Yes, that "brrrrrraaaaa" sound is typical of mpeg2 to mpeg4 conversion hiccups, and can probably only be corrected by adjusting the equipment which accomplishes this, usually, but not always, located at the local station.

Some DirecTV subscribers have been able to get this corrected by working with the local TV station engineers. It's a learning curve issue with them. Some are helpful, some are not. Perhaps you could make an audio recording of this for them. It seems that an amazingly large number of local TV stations don't monitor, or necessarily even have the willingness or ability to monitor, what comes back down from the satellite.
 

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Yes, that "brrrrrraaaaa" sound is typical of mpeg2 to mpeg4 conversion hiccups, and can probably only be corrected by adjusting the equipment which accomplishes this, usually, but not always, located at the local station.

Some DirecTV subscribers have been able to get this corrected by working with the local TV station engineers. It's a learning curve issue with them. Some are helpful, some are not. Perhaps you could make an audio recording of this for them. It seems that an amazingly large number of local TV stations don't monitor, or necessarily even have the willingness or ability to monitor, what comes back down from the satellite.
FWIW, I've sent a note to WRC-4 in DC alerting them to the problem and asking for an explanation, but it's been a few days with no response. I'm looking over at AVS to see if they've noted anything, but haven't had any luck yet.

What leverage does DirecTV have with the locals?
 

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I was watching ABC in HD through my HR20 700 (not OTA). It's almost more of a zapping noise. I do have this run through a Sony receiver.
Yes, that's what I'm hearing as well, along with seeing a little bit of pixelation. However, I'm also seeing a brief flash of an HR2X message which looks like a tuner message and they often coincide with the noises. So, it makes me wonder if it might be software related after all? Perhaps issues with the broadcast that the HR2X can't handle gracefully?
 

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Yes, that's what I'm hearing as well, along with seeing a little bit of pixelation. However, I'm also seeing a brief flash of an HR2X message which looks like a tuner message and they often coincide with the noises. So, it makes me wonder if it might be software related after all? Perhaps issues with the broadcast that the HR2X can't handle gracefully?
Hello......

I am having the same issues here in Detroit with NBC WDIV Channel 4. During Saturday Night Live, we experienced that buzzing issue and then my wife just informed me that she is hearing that same buzz when watching another show on the same station.

So this is a station issue? I have never had any issues with this station before. I wonder why the buzzing started so recently?

Any thoughts??
 
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