Audio dropouts afrer 6.3?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by EMoMoney, Sep 16, 2006.

  1. tbarker

    tbarker New Member

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    You are now officially my new hero. :up:
     
  2. bwaldron

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    I'll second that. Many thanks for getting the ball rolling...hopefully D* and Tivo will pick it up and resolve this issue.
     
  3. EMoMoney

    EMoMoney Big and Tall

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    Makes you wonder how much testing was actually done here. I'm in te IT industry so I know full well the process of releaseing a new product and the pressures of meeting deadlines. We've released products with bigs, but this is a pretty big issue to be missed.
     
  4. GalenMD

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    Since nobody responded to my prior post, I thought I would try again:

    Has anyone tried a Clear and Delete to try to solve this problem? I only found one post in another thread and he had good results.

    Updating a system software without doing a clean install seems like a difficult task and is likely fraught with problems. Though I do not want to lose my recorded shows, if I get the dropouts enough, I would likely try this (I'm still on 3.1).
     
  5. steven-h

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    I did that. It is better but, I still get the dropouts that end with video breakup. All from OTA stations mostly FOX but, I have also had them on ABC and CBS.

    Since the reformat I average one a night which is much better than before. However it has not fixed the problem altogether for me. And I lost all my recorded shows etc.
     
  6. videojanitor

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    Hey thanks, but I'll only take the kudos IF the problem gets fixed! Honestly, with this many complaints, I can't imagine that this will be ignored ...
     
  7. bwaldron

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    You get kudos regardless IMHO.

    I also believe it will be fixed. Hopefully Tivo can shake loose a programmer or two to work on this even while busy fixing their own S3 issues.
     
  8. thumperxr69

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    I will join the sadness. :( Received 6.3a last weekend and no problems so far until tonight and I was watching the NLCS OTA from my local FOX and audio dropped for about 6 sec. It was a really difficult decision stay plugged in and receive 6.3 or unplug and keep this pokiness and no folders??? I rolled the dice.

    Have we heard if there been any word from D* on a solution??? (I will admit I haven't been able to keep with all of these threads).

    Any word from the king of all info Earl???


    T
     
  9. aVOLanche

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    Beautiful...
    I've had the most problems with Fox,then ABC regarding audio dropouts on OTA HD from D*.Tonight I got a CBS dropout during Criminal Minds.It was exactly like the others:about 9-10 secs and a quick video blip at the end.I can't remember whether I've had NBC dropouts,but definitely Fox,ABC,and CBS.
     
  10. orange-man

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    Ditto for me on the dropouts, on the Fox NLCS tonight. 10 seconds and then a video blip. Unbelievable. I'm going to unplug my second unit until they get this thing fixed. I just got my 6.3a yesterday and I was so happy............not anymore.
     
  11. iwantmyhdmitv

    iwantmyhdmitv New Member

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    So I have a simple question:

    Does anyone out there who has read a majority of the posts on this thread still want to "upgrade" :) ??

    Deal..... or No Deal
     
  12. desulliv

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    Just watched last night's CSI Tivo'ed on CBS OTA. Four or five audio dropouts with pixelation finale. Have had 6.3a for over a week. As I reported before FOX OTA has same issues.
     
  13. efm

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    dropouts on ota fox and ota nbc (in chicago, 32.1 & 5.1, repectively). virgin unit which took the upgrade 3 days ago; never experienced dropouts previously.
     
  14. kbohip

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    So far I've not had a single noticeable audio dropout with 6.3a, but I'm using the old RCA jacks, not DD or optical out. The spontaneous rebooting is a whole 'nother story though.
     
  15. techno_riker

    techno_riker New Member

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    That can't be true. My pre-6.3 recordings were fine and now after the upgrade I have the drop-out issue.
     
  16. videojanitor

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    What he meant was that after getting 6.3, the audio dropouts will be heard when listening "live," and they will infect the recordings. Anything recorded when 3.1 was installed will play fine (as you noted).
     
  17. techno_riker

    techno_riker New Member

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    No, I mean that my 3.1 recordings (PBS HD only) also have the drop-outs. In fact, so far the PBS 3.1 recordings (Austin City Limits) are the only ones where I experience the drop-outs. I just got the 6.3 upgrade last Friday and all of a sudden I'm getting the drop-out on prior recordings.

    I'm just waiting for new recordings and "live" TV to start having the issue. :(
     
  18. videojanitor

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    Oh, thanks for the clarification. This adds an interesting wrinkle to whole thing. Do the dropouts on your 3.1 recordings follow the same pattern that many here (including myself) have described? That is, do you get a period of silence, followed by a blast of pixellation and then the sound returns?
     
  19. sluciani

    sluciani TiVowner Since '99

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    Never really paid attention whether there were more dropouts on OTA or Sat, but I'm only experiencing 1 or 2 one-second or less dropouts a night, same as with 3.15f. To save disk space, I try not to record OTA HD when there's a SAT HD alternative, unless for some reason I think a bit of extra resolution might enhance a particular show.

    /steve
     
  20. fjwagner

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    I was getting a string a dropouts on Fox Cards Mets last night OTA Houston, but then switched to FoxE HD and they stopped. I have noted many others mentioning Fox as a culprit, so more confirmation on this end. Fred
     

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