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Last week my series 3 started to make this awful noise when you pause SD video. A burst of static or like the sound you get when you drop the needle on a record (for those of you that remember what that sounds like :) )

It is really annoying...

Any thoughts or help would be appreciated!
 

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KMACK
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litkaj said:
Are you using optical audio out?
Yes. I can't figure the pattern, but it isn't all channels. Definitely HGTV, Cartoon network.
 

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I just got a TiVo HD (not S3) and Comcast cable guy just left after installing an M-card. My TiVo HD is hooked up to an LG LCD HD TV via HDMI. When I change channels or use the 8-second back button, a static electric sounding noise comes out of the right speaker of the TV. The problem is consistent on HD broadcasts, and intermittent on SD broadcasts. Given that it is worse on HD broadcasts, I'm guessing it may have something to do with the HDMI interface not getting data fast enough from the TiVo unit during output changes? Have others had this problem; if so, any work-arounds?
 

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Problem solved. I was way off-base on the theory of HDMI interface not getting data fast enough on signal change. The TiVo default for audio was set to "Dolby Digital", which is a setting good when you are outputting to a receiver that supports it. I was outputting directly to a TV which apparently doesn't support it, at least not correctly. I changed the setting to "Dolby to PCM", and the static noise upon channel change and 8-sec back (and skipping to end of buffer) went away.
 

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Problem solved. I was way off-base on the theory of HDMI interface not getting data fast enough on signal change. The TiVo default for audio was set to "Dolby Digital", which is a setting good when you are outputting to a receiver that supports it. I was outputting directly to a TV which apparently doesn't support it, at least not correctly. I changed the setting to "Dolby to PCM", and the static noise upon channel change and 8-sec back (and skipping to end of buffer) went away.
The PCM did the trick for me, thanks! What am I missing out on, though, by not using DD?
 

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The PCM did the trick for me, thanks! What am I missing out on, though, by not using DD?
Surround sound if you have a 5.1 sound system from the TiVo. Directly into a TV you would normally not have 5.1 DD sound.
 
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