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Trouble with sound on Time Warner Cable

by samsungashok / February 12, 2013 5:37 PM PST

Have TWC and connect through HDMI via Sony home theater system; sound skips or stutters or goes silent, especially when watching a recorded program via dvr; have tried connecting with component and also by passed cable box and directly to tv still have issues; used to have scientific atlanta box now have different cable box still same problems; have switched hdmi cables to see if they r a problem and also plugged into different hdmi ports on tv to see if that makes difference and it might for a day or two but then skipping/stuttering comes back; no problems with picture just sound. most noticeable on Jeopardy when portions of clues are being read the sound skips/stutters or goes silent; any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Need to know all makes/models involved
by Pepe7 / February 13, 2013 12:05 AM PST

This way we know exactly which models you are working with, including the HDTV.

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by samsungashok / February 14, 2013 11:51 AM PST

I have a CISCO 8742HDC dvr; sony bvd100s home theatre system and vizio xvt3d474sv tv. the latest HDMI cable I am using is from monoprice and it is 15ft Ultra Slim Series High Performance HDMI® Cable w/ RedMere® Technology.

I previously had a Samsung TV and had the same problems but not as much as now and so I was hoping I could help someone troubleshoot for me. Also previous had the Scientfic Atlanta cable box/dvr before getting this Cisco.


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I have nearly identical problem
by seymour277 / February 25, 2014 1:07 AM PST

Sound drops out for 1/2second intermittently. Sometimes every few minutes; sometimes once a half-hour,. Drives me crazy! Never had the problem before so I though it might be my new a/v receiver, but tech person who is very good said it was the cable box. Sucks!
I've a t-w box hooked up to an Anthem380 a/v receiver and a Panasonic 55VT60 plasma tv. No real complaints with the video (given how often the video is messed up, am I supposed to be ok with loss of audio?).
Read elsewhere to try a different HDMI, which is very same as your Monoprice red mere. So I'll try that....
Ever resolve your problem?

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I agree. It's the TWC issued cable box
by Pepe7 / February 25, 2014 1:50 AM PST

There have been similar reports @ You might want to go over there and peruse the forums for specifics (sorry I don't have a thread to share, just the forum itself).

Have you tried bypassing the receiver w/ digital optical as an 'end run'(?) Like this:

TWC box (HDMI out) --> (HDMI in) HDTV
" "" (digital optical out) --> (digital optical in) AV Receiver

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