I'm trying to reach out again on this ongoing issue that I have - with audio dropouts.
I'm running my Bell Fibe (the old Bell Entertainment VIP 1216) receiver via HDMI to a receiver. I often get audioi 'dropouts' where the audio will blip for one second. If i use the replay feature and skip back 7 seconds, the audio doesn't drop out again at the same time, but it does continue none the less at other points while watching TV. I've got a 2 year old Denon 890 reciever, so it's not exactly 'cheap', and sometimes the cause of audio 'pops' when using cheaper audio receivers.
I just called Bell, and they advised that it was a known issue with the model of receiver I do have - being the Motrola VIP 1216 which is what was issued while they had the Bell Entertianment system in place over a year ago. They advised me on the phone that the newer model - the Motrola VIP 1232 did not have this issue, and that I'd have to purchase or rent a new model.
I'm fine if that is indeed the solution, but I'd like to hear from other fellow Digital Home members if they do or do not experience the audio dropout issue with the new model of receiver Bell is using - the Motorola VIP 1232. I thought the VIP 1216 and VIP 1232 shared the same guts with the exception of the Hard Drive size.
If I get the concensus that the new receiver does not exhibit issues like I have, then I can justify a bit more getting the new model. I just don't want to go and buy a $500 receiver and continue to have the exact same issues.
Any info from you guys out there would be appreciated! Thanks. Scott
Last edited by secotton; 2011-04-20 at 09:17 PM.
Reason: Adding info on my receiver