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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 87932 10-Aug-2011 20:38
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I am in Rotorua, and have a 2011 Samsung TV.  On some Freeview|HD channels, I receive regular audio drop-outs.  I have noticed it so far on:

I have never noticed it on TV3, and that got me wondering whether it was related to the HE-AAC audio they broadcast (TV3 being Dolby Digital).

I am interested to hear if you have encountered similar issues, and if so:
Where you are
What you use to receive Freeview|HD
What channels it occurs on for you

Likewise (particularly other Rotorua people) if you have never encountered any audio drop-outs, I would be keen to know what you use to receive Freeview|HD.  Some postings in the UK mention audio drop-outs being related to inbuilt receivers, but I am not too sure how relevant that is to us here in NZ.

Others on the Freeview Facebook page (and on here) seem to be experiencing the same thing.  I queried it on fb, and was told to send an email to freeview, so that they could determine what was up.  I did that, only to receive a generic reply, telling me it wasn't them, and to check my equipment and aerial...


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Master Geek
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  Reply # 504818 11-Aug-2011 09:29
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Yeah It's been happening to me. Hytek which is also from Invercargill said he was having drop outs as well (

Where you are: Invercargill
What you use to receive Freeview|HD: PS3 / PlayTV
What channels it occurs on for you: All channels that arn't in Dolby ( seems to be something with the AAC stream )

I've taken a recording of the dropouts as well and will upload it to youtube at some point today

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