Constant Dolby Digital Sound Drop? (1 Viewer)

Sean Mota

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Do you experience a constant Dolby Digital sound drop? To me it is more severe on the HDnews channel. Is it just me? Today has been the worse...
 

rudolpht

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Haven't noticed drops, but my new box is less stable (but alive) compared to old box.
 

Geno

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I've noticed it on HDNews all day. Extreme volume change a couple of times. Haven't noticed it on the other channels.

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vasim

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yup.. every 10 seconds for me, digital in and out. sometimes on other channels, really bad on hdnews


i switched to analog out. No dropouts at all using RCA connections.
 

rudolpht

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Did you do anything with settings for audio. I know I have no compression set. Not a likely culprit, but just fishing.
 

Sean Mota

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rudolpht said:
Did you do anything with settings for audio. I know I have no compression set. Not a likely culprit, but just fishing.

No. Here are the settings right now...

Dolby Digital
Surround
No Compression

I am watching Cinema 3 and there's no sound drop but if I turn to HDNews the sound drop is there.
 

vasim

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Do i need to change audio compression settings?

I have it set to, "no compression"
 

Sean Mota

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No leave it as it is. I contacted Wilt with this problem last night. He said:

So far the Dolby 5.1 encoder seems to be the culprit on this Newsbyte issue. Still going at it though. Wilt

He's working on it.
 

Sean Mota

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I checked this morning HDNews and the sound drop had improved but I only watched for about 5 minutes to determine that it is gone... If anyone can comment on it, please post.
 

Sean Mota

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Well, I checked last night and this morning. The sound drop is still there but not as constant as before but it is still there.
 

Sean Mota

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This sound drops is getting to be very annoying. It is the same on Cinemax-HD 222 while watching the client. Plus I am getting momentary picture drops.
 

Sean Mota

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You know what's funny. While watching the LIVE soccer game, not even one drop of sound except for 6 momentary lapses. While watching the client on cinemax-hd 222, I get a drop every 15 to 30 seconds. HDNews is the worse. There is always sound drop. This only happens in the digital sound.
 

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i lost it 3 times during Platoon and 2 total pixelization (a small area of screen)moments in the 2 hours..8-10 pm
 

Sean Mota

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I got this email from Wilt regarding this problem. It should disappear after new software.

Some of it may be also related to a fix that's coming in the new code drop as well--this is the quick, random pop of video and corresponding drop of digital audio.
Wilt
 

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