HELP A NEWBIE. HISS NOISE TOO.
My son just gave me a DD-A100GX. I know it's probably not the same as an A110, but I found the issue in the FORUM due to the white noise HISS problem. I have experienced the same problem with my A100.
The point at which it starts is not consistent. Recorded a 2-hour TV movie and the HISS started at about 37 minutes into the movie (bummer). Tried another 1-hour show a day or so later and got 55 minutes of good sound before the HISS started. Oh my, missing the last 5 minutes of a program...my wife was not a happy camper.
Thinking it might be the source, I tried to record from a VCR TAPE (front connectors), and the same thing happened between the 2 and 3 hour point.
Tried again on the rear connectors and the HISS came again (I forget the amount of time before it started).
Seems after a certain length of time, the normal audio will die and the HISS will begin. In fact, I don't have to be in RECORD mode for this to occur.
I can either change the SOURCE or RESET the unit to get it to stop and return to normal.
Any tips from those of you doing this for awhile? A "lemon" unit maybe?
I've e-mailed my son, but he hasn't responded yet so I thought I'd ask you folks.
Thanks for reading thru this.
--Norm in Texas