Audio "Clicks / Pops" on CBS HD

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by ADG, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. proudx

    proudx Member

    Sep 16, 2008
    yoru right Andyf, the clicks are totally a source thing I just heard the clicks on my Samsung hdtv internals tuner. I'm going to contact the engineer at cbs in Atlanta again.

    Now if I can get tivo to fix the audio drop outs when first tuning some over the air hd channels I'd be happy. I think its an easy fix by just adding additional delay before the tuner is tuned, like if I tune a hd atsc ota channel and hit pause and wait 1 second then play no drop outs ever. So they just need to add just a little extra buffer before the channel is tuned is my guess. Prob a resrouce issue, like the dropouts people had when scrolling through the guide real fast.
  2. ikishk

    ikishk New Member

    Apr 27, 2003
    Austin, TX
    I get this on my HDVR2 (SD) and only on Numb3rs intro/exit fades. only this season.
  3. videonut

    videonut New Member

    Sep 12, 2007
    TivoHD here, Comcrap in Atlanta. ALL CBS shows have intermittent split second audio drop outs.
    NBC shows, during certain scenes, have crackle ONLY in rear speakers. Drives me nuts, and it's a short drive.
  4. proudx

    proudx Member

    Sep 16, 2008

    i'm in atlnata too but I do believe most of these issues are local. ABC seems to be solid for me, you?

    i know the nbc crackle has been discussed over on another forums atlanta ota channel, its at the source in Atlanta.

    The cbs dropouts, I have heard the snips, drop outs on my samsung internal tuner as well so I know that comes from our local station as well too.

    on a positive note looks like tivo fixed the audio drop outs when changing ATSC ota digital channels in the latest firmware revision
  5. videonut

    videonut New Member

    Sep 12, 2007
    Yep ABC is fine here. Don't do any OTA, yet. Might be coming. So I can't comment on OTA audio.

    So ProudX, are you saying the CBS drops and NBC popcorn popping are generated locally? Nobody else is hearing this but here in Atlanta?
    Since my TivoHD audio is sent to a Denon 5.1 receiver via optical cable, it WOULD be nice to confirm it's not in my setup. Which I would doubt since so many other channels are fine. Do you have anything from Comcrast?
  6. proudx

    proudx Member

    Sep 16, 2008

    yes on the nbc, see this thread

    wxia claims to have fixed the problem as of yesterday but who knows.

    on the cbs I personally have heard the drop outs and clicks from it ota as well as via comcast qam and even on my samsungs hdtv internal tuner.

    I also have heard drop outs on nbc at times too on the samsung tvs tuner and tivo.

    Bottom line is your tivo isn't the source of the problem. I spent many many hours blaming it, when it fact as AndyF suggested it was likely from the source.
  7. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

    Sep 19, 2006
    In the ATL
    Confirmed with CBS HD in the ATL, and it's not a Tivo prob. NBC fixed their problem by replacing equipment, according to a post over at AVS. I haven't noticed any pops on NBC since.
  8. ADG

    ADG Allan

    Aug 19, 2003
    New Jersey, USA
    The problem seems to have gone away with the latest service update - at least for me.
  9. OHSam2008

    OHSam2008 New Member

    Nov 5, 2008
    I used to have this same problem on CBS and CW channels. CW was worse with the pop/click every so many minutes it almost made me switch channels and stop watching Smallville. At the time I was with Time Warner Cable and it occured on both my TiVoHD and Series2. Ever since I ditched cable a month ago for free OTA digital (a much improved picture/sound quality experience), the problem was resolved. I blame Time Warner for their lousy service.
  10. jeffw_00

    jeffw_00 Member

    Sep 19, 2000
    I watch a lot of NBC HD, and there are often clicks/pops (as often as one every 5-7 seconds) on the network shows. Sounds like audio decoding problems. I think I've had this on/off for quite a while but it's gotten more noticeable. I don't get it on non-NBC shows. I have tried the HDMI connected directly to the TV (TV speakers), or through my receiver/speakers, and no difference (clicks/pops both ways). I don't think the TiVo is defective (no other problems), but maybe it can't decode every format?.

    Do I complain to TiVo, COMCAST, or the local NBC (please don't say all of the above).

  11. consumedsoul

    consumedsoul Member

    Jan 13, 2013
    Sorry to resurrect this old thread... found the finale of Hannibal (NBC) so annoying tonight, pops every 20-30 secs watching it on my Roamio base (via stream >> iPad). :( Guess it's still an issue after initial report in '08?

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