Originally Posted by yank2451
Has anyone been experiencing 1-2 second sound dropouts on the HD channels lately? I thought it was channel specific to the broadcast HD channels, but then I noticed it happening on Discovery and USAHD. I thought it was my box so I returned it today, but the problem is still occuring with the box I swapped for. It is a PACE 787 box (the standard GCI HD-DVR).
Originally Posted by akshark
YES! I too I'm having this problem, I also have swapped the Pace box with another unit, tried a different HDMI cable. I'm running it through a Denon AVR-1611 receiver that has two zone capibility, the really odd thing is when it happens it only drops the main zone, zone 2 never drops out. I have moved the input on the receiver and it still does it. I feel the problem lies within the Denon unit, but I'm not sure. Was considering returning it to Best Buy as it's only 3 months old when your post showed up so know I'm not sure what to do, but it sure is annoying!
I recently had this same problem with the Pace HDDVR and my Denon 791 AVR. I swapped out the Pace box with the new black one with a larger HD and problem still existed.
Had a tech come out and he couldn't pinpoint any problems, I also wasn't getting OnDemand to work, he replaced the outside splitter and then OnDemand started working.
Strange problem as I would get the audio dropouts on ESPNHD, ESPN2HD,HISTHD,HGTVHD,TNTHD, and HISTInternationalHD.
I connected a Viso 42" LCD to the cable box and there was no audio dropouts.
Hard to wrap my head around the Denon 791 being the problem as only those HD channels were having the problem.
I pulled my equip stand back out from the wall, rerouted the TV cable, power cables, and speaker cables. Pushed the equip stand back and the problem went away.
Its either FM or the cables rat nest was the problem.
Cheers - YMMV