Originally Posted by golinux
Austin PAL owners . . . did any of you record CSI on Wednesday and only get the SAP channel? Happened to me. Couldn't get it to switch from the button on the remote. Trying to determine whether it's KEYE or a quirk in my machine. Thanks.
May not have been the station, I have one (of 5) DTVPALDVRs that occasionally will record only the SAP soundtrack.
Here is text from a previous post I made on this quirk from 10/6/2012:
One time I recorded a program with the DTVPal DVR, and the audio track was entirely in Spanish. Checking back on the SAP settings there was nothing to indicate that anything had changed. Other people I talked to that watched the program live said it was in English on their sets.
Another time I was recording a prime time movie at the same time I was watching it (one of the Jesse Stone dramas). I noticed right off that the program audio track sounded strange. All the background (surround?) sounds were quite loud, and there was no music track at all. After a few minutes of the introductory credits rolling and the characters finally appeared on screen I realized there were no voices present. (This is very similar to what Pete-N2 just posted, but not quite the same.) I thought this was strange that the broadcasters could have made such a mistake, and that they must be getting a lot of calls complaining, especially with such a hyped up show. When commercials came on, they appeared normal. When the commercials ended and the program came back on, there was still no main audio information. I checked the TV and DVR settings to see if SAP had been selected, and both indicated that English was the only choice available. Pressing the SAP buttons on the DVR and TV made no difference. I then went into another room and turned on the TV to find the audio track was normal in that room. Both TVs were being fed by DTVPal DVRs, both with identical settings and the same (F208) software. I never did find out why the one box played and recorded only the background audio and not the main track. I asked here, but was told by an "expert" here that what I described was impossible, as he said the additional background audio is not broadcast separate from the main program. But in actuality, the main audio track was absent on one DVR while simultaneously present on another.
A third time was similar to the first instance. I was watching an old rerun of "Cops" on the local "MyNetworkTV" channel and the audio was again in Spanish. I checked the SAP, and English was the only choice available. I turned on a 2nd DTVPal DVR to find it in English on that one. I went back to the first one, turned it off and back on, still in Spanish. I then did a reboot (Hold power button down until it reboots) and when it came back on the audio was then in English, as it should have been.
So there is a quirk somewhere, I'm not the only one to have reported it here in this thread in the past, but it is apparently a rare occurrence. As such, there is likely no cure, it must be an incompatibility somewhere between the broadcast signal and the DTVPal DVR, and only appears as an occasional glitch.