Sci Atlanta 8300 DVR HD sound in HD channels soft - analog channels OK
I have Dayton, Ohio Time Warner HD DVR 8300 box that was recently replaced twice with the same "problem" (my older 8200 DVR HD box did NOT have this problem.)
The HD channels have 'soft' sound during the shows. My HD Mitshibishu TV needs to be set at about 65-70 out of 100 to hear properly. However , the commercials BLAST at that volume. We need to be quick on the remote to prevent "wndows shaking!" However, the corresponding Digital (NOT HD) channels need the volume set at about 35-40 for the same loudness with NO increase at the commercials.
Example = channel 707 HD WHIO soft show and loud commericals . Channel 7 Digital WHIO fine at lower volumes.
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Re: Sci Atlanta 8300 DVR HD sound in HD channels soft -...
Experience has shown that with this relatively new mode of transmission, audio levels can be quite dynamic. If your set provides it, you may try turning on "Audio Compress" or whatever the name might be. Could also be called Dynamic audio also or some such. Reason for all the hubbub is that along with HD, mixing engineers are also providing the most range for the audio dynamics as well the most video composition info in the new broadcasts...Accordianman.
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Hi Jerry, This is from the link below......... The Time Warner Cable CLIKR-5 is designed to offer complete control for all digital, HD and DVR set-top boxes. The UR5U-8780L is factory programmed to operate Scientific Atlanta/Cisco and Samsung set-top boxes while the UR5U-8790L is factory programmed for Motorola set-top boxes. Time Warner Cable CLIKR 5 Universal Remote Control
Everything I've read on the web says cable box to tv connection must also use component (rgb) cables. The error is coming from the cable box (STB). All the Scientific Atlanta (SA) cable boxes seem have this Digital Rights Management (DRM) bug and the only way to be totally rid of the error is to replace the digital connection from box to the TV with an analog connection.
I am in Atlanta and have a
Panasonic DVR that was working fine and sometime during the past month
or so we lost the channel listings. I've tried many resets as well with
I called Comcast tonight. The agent helping me
took a long time to research the issue and gave me this answer (which
sounds reasonable). By the way, this is for the Atlanta area and may
not be applicable to other areas of the country.
Due to delays
in the conversion to broadcast digital and the fact that Comcast is
experiencing bandwidth issues, they have digitized the "channel
listing" signal. By mid-June Comcast's signal will be all digital and
you won't be able to watch a TV connected directly to Comcast cable -
regardless of whether it has digital or analog tuner (or both). This is
contrary to what I'd heard before.
After mid-June, you'll either
need to use a cable box OR what she called a "Digital Transmitter
Adapter" (let's call it a DTA). Prior to being converted to "full"
digital, you'll get notification from Comcast. She said I'd be able to
get 2 DTAs at no charge (I currently have one Comcast HD DVR box).
Additional DTAs would be $1.99 a month. DTAs will only provide access
to the "basic" cable channels, but the good news is that the Panasonic
DVR should be able to obtain its channel lineup through this DTA box.
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Not gonna happen. SA uses a proprietary file system. The USB is only designed for a keyboard or mouse when in a special diagnostics mode. The best you can do is use an eSata drive to the port on the back. IF you have the Mystro software on the box (most do) it won't even allow you to move programs to the storage drive until the box's drive is mostly full. Even then, I'm not sure that it gives you the option to choose what you want to offload.
You are best off buying a DVD burner (stand alone unit) or output the video to your PC. and re-encoding it to the file you want. Alternately, wait for the Series 4 TiVo with tru2way.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
Actually, there is a setting in the cable box for this. You hit the settings button on the remote TWICE, then scroll down to Viewer:Power On. Click on what channel (or last channel) you want it to go to when you power on. Hope this helps. I have the 8300 HDC DVR.
I'm not a tech person, so take this for what its worth. I had the same problem with my Vizio and my Time Warner Cable HD/DVR box using the HDMI cord connection. HD channels were always fine, and non HD channels were fine until I went to an HD channel and back. When switching back, the non-HD channels would be shifted to the left as you describe. After much back and forth with both Vizio and Time Warner (each saying its caused by the other), I stumbled across the following fix...
I went into the cable box (scientific atlanta 8300) "settings", under "display," under "output resolution." There was a list including 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and "auto select." I unchecked both 480 options and left 720 and 1080 checked. Problem solved. The other "Display" menu settings are as follows: Picture Size = Stretch, Aspect Ratio = 16x9.
I had the offset left issue for non-HD channels with my Panasonic 42" plasma, using Comcast HD cable box. Went into the configuration menu (to get there with the newer Comcast boxes, you have to turn the box off, then hit the menu button on the box immediately after). You will see on the menu a resolution (probably says 1080i), then below it a "4:3 override". Our said 480i. When I changed it to "none", so that it stayed 1080i, it worked! It also works by selecting 480p, but then the picture is stretched.
Yes. This problem comes about by actually pressing the center ring accidentally during normal viewing. Just press and hold the left or right side of the ring until the pciture straightens itself out again (if the black portion of the screen is to the right of the picture, press the right ring; if it is to the left side, press the left ring).