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Choppy hi-def channels?

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by hackwriter, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. hackwriter

    hackwriter Cool Member

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    Anyone else having problems with choppy signal on the hi-def channels? I've had it since like Saturday night, where the hi-def channels come in choppy frames rather than a smooth flow. It's only on the hi-def channels, and only in the last few days.
     
  2. tnsprin

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    Time to force a hard reboot of your receiver.
     
  3. BJK

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    I have seen a similar, if not the same, problem in that while watching HD recordings this weekend, the picture would freeze for a few second and then jump to another frame and freeze again (etc, etc,etc) while the audio was unaffected. It was so consistent that I thought it was a new kind of special effect. It turns out that I had done a double recording (two different time slots) of the season primer of Sanctuary. I dumped the first recording and jumped to the same location in the second one and finished the show. Later on I started the the season primer SGU and had the same problem show up in the middle of that play back. This time I did a power switch reset and went back to the same place in the recording and the problem did not reappear.

    BJK
     
  4. Paul Secic

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    Are you sure you're not using U-verse? Sorry I couldn't resist.
     
  5. DustoMan

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    Word of warning to you guys, I forced a restart when I had this exact problem Sunday morning and my EHD came up corrupted and I lost everything on it.
     
  6. Paul Secic

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    I'm seeing a little pixalation now.
     
  7. phrelin

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    I had some pixalation in the storm. Hopefully, that's all it was.
     
  8. BJK

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    Just a follow up on the quoted post that I previously put up.
    Last night I was watching a live SD program while taping a SD program on another channel. I once again had the video freeze for 1-2 seconds then jump to another freeze frame, etc. This time I hit the "View Live TV" and then "Cancel" in quick succession and the problem disappeared. I was not in delayed mode at the time and audio was not affected.

    BJK
     
  9. commodore_dude

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    I've noticed this as well. Both at home, and then last night in a hotel that was using Dish Network.
     
  10. oneyedmason

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    I noticed the same thing I thought it was my TV, but at least I see that there are others out there with the same issue. Time to address the carrier.
     
  11. Jim5506

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    What are your temperature readings.

    This symptom could be caused by overheating.
     
  12. inazsully

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    I've had my 722 for over a year and have started having this problem during the past 5 or 6 days, on recorded and live material, on air and off air. This unit is well ventilated and used a great deal.
     
  13. manicd

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    I have had it happen twice in the past 10 days and have had to reboot both times to fix it.
    The one time I had placed the live show on pause, came back after about 4 minutes and started playback and it did the free picture good audio. The other time it did it on a recording after jumping ahead. This was with the 722 version L6.22
     
  14. Paul Secic

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    It's just on the premiums. A second or two. Nothing like U-verse where it frozed for a hour on multiple days.
     
  15. inazsully

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    It's not just on the premiums for me. ON air, off air, live and recorded. Nationals and cable channels, audio and video. Too much stuff already recorded to install a new 722.
     
  16. CeeWoo

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    I've had some of this for quite a while but recently even more. Actually I'm glad to see this thread and will try the hard reset to see if it clears up some of my problems. I was thinking it could be bad sectors on the hard disk (BTW-I have a HD ViP 612 receiver)
     
  17. redelephants

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    Having the same problems here as well. Lot of pixelation, grainy picture and digital artifacts on both SD and HD content. Also have had frozen picture with little green blocks. I have checked my signal levels and all are within normal limits. Looks like E* might be experiencing some problems, has anyone been sucessful in reporting this issue? I haven't called due to already knowing the answer I will receive, reboot your receiver. I have rebooted to no end with negative results. Aggravating to have a less than 100 percent picture quality, because that is what we are paying for.
     
  18. BJK

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  19. olds403

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    Last couple of days have had similar problems. When first turning the box on for the day, the video is frozen and jumps from scene to scene like a slideshow while the audio continues normally. Doesn't matter what channel, HD, OTA or SD, the channel that the box is tuned to when it is turned on does this. I can change the channel to another and that channel is fine, change back the original channel is still screwed up. It eventually goes away and behaves normally, takes a couple of minutes.

    Hard drive temps are 118-high, 82-low, 95-average. It does not repeat the problem after being turned on, only when first turned on, and only the channel it is tuned to when turned on.
     
  20. Tulsa1

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    Exactly the same for me, happens randomly
     

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