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Brrrrriiiiip getting worse?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Ken S, Feb 19, 2009.

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  1. May 6, 2009 #681 of 831
    dsexton

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    Finally got around to watching House last night. It was horrible. Multiple bbbrrriiippp's, black screen 3 or 4 times. Dammit!
     
  2. May 6, 2009 #682 of 831
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    Something weird BRPPPp have gone away, but Mon<Tues,Wed of this week a blank screen followed by a major brrrpppp at or between 8:00 and 8:01 on CBS in DC and nothing else the rest of the night...Just weird.
     
  3. May 7, 2009 #683 of 831
    hoos51

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    Back again ever 3 to 4 :(
     
  4. Ken S

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    No relief from the problem on MLB Network yet. Discovery during Deadliest Catch was good last week.
     
  5. ziggy29

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    Yes, same here -- wow, it was terrible. Ours was actually recorded OTA, not from satellite. So either the source signal from KTBC (Austin FOX) was terrible or else there's something the DVR hardware didn't like about replaying it...
     
  6. Jeremy W

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    I had just one brrriiiippp during MythBusters last week.
     
  7. seern

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    This morning while watching CNN, it was not only the Brrrriiiip with the sound but the picture stuttering was back. I had not seen that for a while even though the sound still did it's thing on a lot of channels.
     
  8. hbkbiggestfan

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    I notice it on USA HD alot. Seems to usually happen at the very top of the hour. I notice it more so when watching sportinf events or anything televised that can over run it's schedule.
     
  9. FlBillsfan

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    I am getting it on locals & premium channels. If not fixed soon, I will go to fios.
     
  10. profbobo

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    I've been looking at FiOS TV lately as well. The briippps are bad on NBC33 HD here in Fort Wayne. Missing 5 seconds of a show from the wife's DVR is not good.

    Good thing America has been conditioned to accept issues like these in our electronics as the norm.

    I've had FiOS Internet for almost 3 years and it's been great. Only ever had one issue when the supplied Actiontec router failed. I called Verizon and they had me plug the laptop directly into the cable. It worked. So my connection never really went down. A tech. dropped off a new router the next day.

    I've looked at the FiOS TV packages off and on over the past few months. I hate how they price their receivers. $20 per month for a Multi-room DVR and $10 for a stand along HD receiver.

    I would be more expensive to replicate my DirecTV setup with FiOS TV. However, it's still tempting. I have the legacy TOTAL CHOICE package, grandfathered DVR from TiVo lifetime days, HD Access Fee and 2 HD receivers.

    Anyway, I'll stay with DirecTV since cost is such a major factor in decisions. Although DirecTV's price advantage isn't what it used to be. Also, the FiOS receives don't look like they are there yet either. The hard drive is super small.
     
  11. Jeremy W

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    What does this have to do with America?
     
  12. Kenkong586

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    NBC and CBS affiliates here in Detroit are just getting REALLY annoying with this problem. I'm finally out of contract and exploring options as I write this. It's a shame that something hasn't been done about this. If I can't weasel my way into a free HDDVR, I don't see any reason to stay with Directv at this point.
     
  13. Jeremy W

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    FOX and ABC aren't any better.
     
  14. Kenkong586

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    I haven't noticed it on either of those. That being said, I only watch the news of FOX2 and Lost on WXYZ, so that could be why.
     
  15. teebeebee1

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    None of this happens in Canada!
     
  16. techntrek

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    I've had them all over the place lately. Especially big ones 2-3 minutes into a program with a long 5 second blackout. This is getting really old.
     
  17. AZTracker

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    Somebody make it stop! It has been horrible the past few nights! I'm watching KSAZ Phoenix and it is non-stop. Earlier it was horrible on KPNX too.
     
  18. Ken S

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    Last night's Orioles/KC game had several incidents. MLB Network today has been horrid.
    It's pretty clear that IF DirecTV is even working on this they're not making much headway.
     
  19. gnahc79

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    It's occurring more often now, yesterday it occurred in the last 2 minutes of CSI:NY during a key scene. It also occurred with the season finale of Ugly Betty. And House too. All of these for season finale episodes. The wife is not happy. duck and cover!
     
  20. gnahc79

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    How do I troubleshoot this? It's occurring often enough across different channels to become quite bothersome.

    1) reset dvr
    2) check signals
    3) call dtv for a replacement dvr? if so how do I word the request to get one? I have the protection plan.
     
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