[mythtv-users] Horrible Audio Problems on Video Glitch
brions at usalug.net
Thu Dec 20 11:18:17 UTC 2007
On Wed, 2007-12-19 at 21:00 -0600, Mitch Gore wrote:
> On Dec 19, 2007 8:35 PM, Bryan Murphy <bryan.murphy at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey guys, I just recently traded in my Hauppage PVR-350 for a
> 5500. I live in the Chicago Metro area, so my reception
> ranges from
> good to pretty lousy, but in general I get a passable signal
> on every
> channel but our local CBS affiliate (channel 2).
> The problem is, whenever there's a glitch in the video stream,
> I get
> VERY VERY LOUD popping and screeching noises. Now, I can
> audio and video glitches, but these noises are simply out of
> They are irritating, they hurt my ears, they annoy other
> watching the TV, they startle the dogs, and I'm afraid they
> might even
> damage my audio system.
> I've tried a bunch of things, and I simply don't know what to
> do at
> this point. My computer is certainly capable of handling the
> and video stream. I use mpstat/dstat/iostat to monitor my
> load level,
> and I'm using maybe 40% of my CPU and reading and writing
> about 6 to 8
> megabytes per second to/from the disk drive.
> Given that I live in the middle of the city, on the first
> floor, and
> am surrounded by tall buildings, I have little hope of
> enhancing my
> signal to the point where this isn't a problem. As I said
> earlier, I
> can deal with the glitches, but I really really wish the audio
> out instead of screeching.
> Can anybody please help me? I'm at my wit's end over this.
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> What kind of antenna are you using? Upgrading your anntenna can make
> great improvement. I had to buy a $80 directional anntenna at circuit
> ciy for mine to work good. I live about 10 miles from the tower in KC
My neighbor swears by this DB-2 antenna:
He lives in a city home with the antenna on the first floor and lots of
reflection. Supposedly it does a very good job of canceling reflected
signals and is designed primarily for HDTV on the UHF band. I don't
believe it's powered.
Maybe it's worth checking out?
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