Originally Posted by kodaker
My setup is LG 47 inch 3D tv and Onkyo receiver. I have a severe audio problem. On any channel that the Onkyo shows as using PLIIx sound I get lots of audio dropouts, and they are especially bad when there is voice and music together. Any channel that shows as Dolby D is perfectly fine. I have been working with Onkyo support and they have no answer. I have tried HDMI and digital optical inputs, several cables, many settings, etc and nothing I can do helps. Could it be that my Uverse box is the problem? I have had a few instances where the screen goes blue and a message pops up saying all connections have been lost and I should power the Uverse box off and on to reconnect. Is that a sign of the Uverse box going bad?
I also have an Onkyo TX-SR707 receiver and experience the same audio dropout problems as kodaker described above with the VIP-1200 STB streaming via HDMI. I've only had the Uverse service for 1 week, but the audio dropouts are awful. Yes, turning off the Surround Sound signal on the STB stops the dropouts, but I don't feel that is acceptable solution.
The audio dropouts seem to only occur when an HD source program was not encoded in Dolby Digital (like TruTV HD or E HD channel), or during a commercial break of DD encoded programming (i.e. national telecast goes to a local commercial break).
I have read on att uverse forum that the new Cisco wireless stb does not exhibit the audio breakup issue with the Onkyo receivers. Here is the link http://forums.att.com/t5/Receivers/H...e/td-p/2948959
I called my technician and he is bringing me one to swap out. Hopefully, this will work!