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On some channels when I try to play audio through my Onkyo Dolby Digital receiver, I hear subtle distortion (like a chirping noise) in the left and right channels. Bravo and Nickelodeon are 2 channels I have noticed this on.

Has anyone else noticed this? Anyone have an explanation or resolution?
 
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I had this problem too. I have a Pioneer VSX-D508. I know the problem lies in the 501. I turned it on the other day and it was really bad. a loud squeeling chirping sound. I turned off the 501 and then back on again and it was fine.

also I had recorded Da Terminator. When I was listening to the movie it was crackling. Too bad I really like that movie and was set to record on my vhs but not with that crackling. I wonder if anybody else has had this problem.:(
 
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I haven't noticed chirping... I have a Sony reciever, and the only issue I have noticed is a faint static on ATL NBC commercials from the rear... sounds like prologic doesn't quite know what to do with some of the audio... but this only happens on commercials.
 
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Are you using the optical cable or analog? I have an optical cable ordered and I'm wondering if perhaps it helps this situation or makes any difference?
 
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Good thing you said that. I have optical hookup, and you say you are getting distortion with analog. I guess it's a signal problem from the sat. I won't worry about it then. It should clear up. :)
 
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I installed my optical cable today but there is still distortion on some channels. I hear them when I put my ear up very close to my tweeters on some channels. Nick, TBS are 2 of them. SOME channels are clear so I assume it is some kind of anamoly associated with the way those channel's signals are processed through the DISH system. I WOULD feel reassured however, if others could verify they hear it. I first noticed it on a friend's system so I know it is not my digital Onkyo.
 
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I should clarify that this distortion is on some channels only when listening in Pro Logic 2 mode. It is NOT present in simple stereo mode.
 
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I just found this information on the dish web site which may explain some of what I'm experiencing:

"Verify you are on a Dolby Digital channel. The channels that are being offered in the Dolby Digital format are 300, 303, 318, 319, 350, 351, 9428, 9430, 9440 and the PPV channels noted with a "DD" next to its title."
 
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I know what your hearing. The processor in the HT receiver cut's down the sound from the midrange and sends it to the center channel causing a distortion when listening up close. This is normal. I think some receivers process it better than others. What I was talking about was I had some crackling going on during recording. Which is not normal.
 
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