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Anne-M
Posts: 7,551
Registered: ‎10-10-2011

Re: Unable to turn audio description off

Hi All,

 

For those who are expiencing problems where you are unable to turn off Audio Description (AD), can you try a planner rebuild and let me know if this makes any difference?

 

Thanks,

Anne
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Jon5
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Registered: ‎13-09-2011

Re: Unable to turn audio description off

I have the same problem - unable to turn off audio description. I have a Sky Plus HD box, and the latest Sky software is installed with the blue colour scheme. I have watched two episodes of Coronation Street where I couldn't turn off the audio description. When I phoned the Sky helpline I was told that if audio description was set to "on" at the time of the recording the audio description was a permanent part of the soundtrack. So the next time I recorded Coronation Street I ensured that audio description was off. But the audio description was still there, and spoiled the programme. Yesterday I did the planner rebuild as recommended here, and now I'm watching Emmerdale which has the intrusive audio description regardless of whether I set it to "off" or "on".  I think if I record ITV HD that might be the only way I can record without the audio description. But when are Sky going to get this fixed? It's very frustrating!!

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Jon5
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Registered: ‎13-09-2011

Re: Unable to turn audio description off

Okay, having now watched my recording of tonight's Coronation Street I am glad to say that there is no audio description. I don't know whether it is actually true that if you record a programme with audio description set to "on" the soundtrack will always have the audio description. If there was a way of setting my Sky box so that audio description is permanently de-activated and there is no chance of accidentally switching it on (eg when switching on subtitles) I'd be delighted.

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BenjiBry
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎27-07-2011

Re: Unable to turn audio description off

This is happening to me too, recorded New Girl on Tuesday, sit down to watch it now and 2 episodes with AD on, no way of turning off. As the previous person said, there must be a way of disabling it permanently? It is the most annoying thing if you don't need it!
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Skyire
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎14-07-2012

Re: Unable to turn audio description off

This keeps happening to me too ever since the update. I rang up a few days ago and went through a system reset but it's still happening. Very annoying, most of my recorded programmes are affected.

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Y4S
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎14-07-2012

Re: Unable to turn audio description off

Has anyone found a solution to this issue? I'm experiencing the same problem, sine the EPG update program's that have been on series link are ow being recorded with audio description and won't turn off. Also program's being recorded through mobile app have the same problem. Audio description is set to off on the options page. Need help, this is very annoying!
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Anne-M
Posts: 7,551
Registered: ‎10-10-2011

Re: Unable to turn audio description off

Hi All,

Can you let me know if you have tried the planner rebuild I requested earlier in this thread?

Also, how have you tried turning off the audio despription (is it through the menus or through the help button when on a channel)?

Thanks,
Anne
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blake4563
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Registered: ‎15-07-2012

Re: Unable to turn audio description off

Nope it didnt work

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blake4563
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Registered: ‎15-07-2012

Re: Unable to turn audio description off

didnt work

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Y4S
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎14-07-2012

Re: Unable to turn audio description off

Audio description is set to "off" Cant do the planner rebuild as it doesn't now work when I press 0 then 1 when settings is highlighted.
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Mark39
Posts: 20,427
Registered: ‎30-11-2010

Re: Unable to turn audio description off


Y4S wrote:
Audio description is set to "off" Cant do the planner rebuild as it doesn't now work when I press 0 then 1 when settings is highlighted.

Sounds like you're not doing the right key presses to get to the Installer Menu. It's Services,0,0,1,Select.

 

Look at the remote while you're doing it, not at the screen, and press each key in the sequence without pausing. Not all key presses make the screen change, and you won't see the Installer Menu until you press the final Select.

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Anne-M
Posts: 7,551
Registered: ‎10-10-2011

Re: Unable to turn audio description off

Hi All,

 

Can you advise me when you are hearing the audio continuing (when it is saved at off via the search and scan banner or in the menu itself)?

 

  • Is it when you first turn the box on from when it has no power
  • Is it when you have paused the TV and pressed play to resume watching the programme
  • When you have changed channel after pausing
  • Or any other scenarios

Thanks,

 

 

Anne
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Y4S
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Registered: ‎14-07-2012

Re: Unable to turn audio description off

Thanks M. Now done the planner rebuild. However..... It hasn't helped with audio description. Audio description is turned off in the settings menu and is also turned to off when pressing help button, but doesn't turn off audio off in the recorded programmes already stored. Only programmes recorded after the new EPG started are affected including those that were set to series link. Will be recording more tonight so will wait to see if it has made a difference to new programmes.
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Mark39
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Registered: ‎30-11-2010

Re: Unable to turn audio description off


Y4S wrote:
Audio description is turned off in the settings menu and is also turned to off when pressing help button, but doesn't turn off audio off in the recorded programmes already stored.

I'm sure I've read elsewhere on the forum that switching AD off won't get rid of it on existing recordings. The test will be whether new recordings can be viewed without AD.

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Anne-M
Posts: 7,551
Registered: ‎10-10-2011

Re: Unable to turn audio description off

Hi All,

I can confirm that if a programme is recorded with audio description turned on, then the playback of this programme will have audio description played out, even if the customer is to turn AD off in the menus.

Thanks,
Anne
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