Picture on DSR704 gets 'blocky', loose audio at the same time
I have swapped cables and connections between my DSR704 and 2nd DVR and isolated the problem to the reciever. While watching live or recorded shows, sometimes the picture will get blocky and audio will be lost for very short but annoying periods of time. Sometimes it won't do it for days, sometimes often enough to make you scream. Sky is clear.....any ideas? Can I reformat the hard drive on this ?
Re: Picture on DSR704 gets 'blocky', loose audio at the...
Check the satellite signal strength on different transponders. On mine, 16 ands 17 are intermittent as are a number in the 20s but only on satellite 2 (even if you switch the cables). It's probably a bad 2nd tuner.
The only fix I've found is to repeat the "guided setup" and tell it you have only one cable coming in. That will take tuner2 out of the loop.
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You are correct. I feel your pain. This will not work.
HDMI is a pure digital signal and the providers require the content coming over the Dish DVR to be COPY PROTECTED. So it will not work unless the HDMI cable goes directly from the DVR to the TV. This is to stop people from being able to make their own recordings of Dish shows, or making copies of your DVR recordings. If you really want to run things through your reciver, you're going to have to use the "component" or "composite" video feeds, not the HDMI. Sorry.
Use an RCA audio/video cable for this set up (Yellow/Red/White).
Connect from the Video out (Yellow) connection on the back of the cable box to the Video in on the back of the DVR.
Connect the audio (Red/White) cables from audio out connection on the back of the cable box to the "Audio in" on the back of the DVR.
This should still get you a decent picture but not a true HD picture for your recordings.
When you set the timer to record set it to record either E1 or E2 depending on which input you connected the cable box to and ensure that the cable box is tuned to the channel you wish to record.
*** NOTE: If you keep the HDMI cable connected as you have for the cable box and watch normal TV through the HDMI input on the TV you will get HD programming for your general viewing but still have the option to record with the DVR at a lower quality. ***
The problem could lie in youir HDMI cable, this is a common issue. if you swap HDMI cables and still have the same problem then bypass your A/v rec and connect your 622 direct to your tv and see if the problem persists, it it does, then your DVR needs to be replaced, you can call dish for addition troubleshooting if it is in fact your DVR.
There might few possibilities:
Loose cable from the receiver to the diplexers, switches and LNB.
I would suggest to try swapping the receivers to isolate the possibility that one the receivers might defective as well.
Hope this helps.
Have you checked your cables? Start resetting one unit at a time until you isolate the culprit. Don't forget the simple unplug all units to let them reset. .
Motorola 6416 DVR
27 analog tv!
Sony 5 Disk DVD Changer
You think I have fun when something hiccups? A software snaffu? Bad a/v cable? Loose speaker wire? By the way-my online support is getting better and better. Charter cable has live chat, as does Sony and Motorola. Good luck. Also, I can't think of a single setting I've changed with the Panny. other than assigning digital audio out settings. DEcoder setting? Your Panny?
817-230-4017 if you haven't fixed it.
MY Sony (same model) has OUTstanding picture resolution and quality., I never have blockiness on any of the sports channels. I would say, give Comcast a call and complain about their signal.. they have a tech come over for free diagnostics on your wiring..