Audio problems with HBO using Dish Network.

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  1. Gregg Hart

    Gregg Hart Stunt Coordinator

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    I don't know if this has been universally discussed here. The search feature is not work as usual.
    Ever since Band of Brothers started showing in DD5.1 sound, I get audio dropouts. Usually this was limited to 5.1 content which HBO now offers. (Thank you HBO for release 5.1 material, it all sounds excellent, when it's working).
    As of last night I am getting these audio dropouts in non 5.1 material, for example Mind of a Married Man was unwatcheable from the audio dropouts. Has this been addressed by HBO? Is this happening with DirectTV as well.
    For reference I am using the Dishplayer 7200 and a Dish 500 dish.
    Thanks for any help.
    Gregg
     
  2. Robert_J

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    It's another known bug with the Dishplayer. It has been discussed over at DBSforums.com. The work-around is to set the audio out to PCM instead of mixed. I did it last Sunday on my 7100 and the audio was fine.
    -Robert
     
  3. Gregg Hart

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    Thanks for the advice. I will try this tonight when I get home.
    Gregg
     
  4. Jerome Grate

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    I know DirecTV was doing 5.1 on HBO, is Dish doing it now as well?
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  5. Gregg Hart

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    Yes HBO is doing 5.1. It's killer when it works correct. Band of Brothers in 5.1 is so sweet.
     
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    its not just hbo i have the same problems with 5.1 ppv as well, it looks like 5.1 signals in general are screwing up, don't get me wrong they sound awesome but the drops are annoying
     

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