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HD Locals: Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Discussion in 'HD Locals' started by Doug Brott, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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  2. markandsusan

    markandsusan Duplicate User (Account Closed)

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    We are about 90 miles NE of Dallas proper, in the Dallas DMA. We receive our HD locals via sat and, until recently, also received the HD NY feeds DNS because we're so far away. Anyway, we've noticed now that we're recording shows using Dallas feeds, not NY, that we have lots of problems on the ABC station: drop outs (sound and picture blacks out and then comes back slowly having skipped a few seconds), pixellation, etc.; usually several times per hour (6-10). The most recent episode of "Pushing Daisies" was almost unwatchable. We did not have weather in our area, so that wasn't it. Are we the only ones with this problem. We don't seem to have the issue on other HD locals, or our national channels. (USA and Bravo HD did this a lot, for a while, but seem fine now.)
     
  3. mbuser

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    I've had several black screen recordings on channel 11 HD at 8:00 or 9:00 on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Seems like too many to be a coincidence. THere has never been a black screen on an off-the-air recording, just those from the dish.
     
  4. Nov 1, 2008 #4 of 45
    mickcris

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    Has anyone been noticing audio dropouts on the locals? In the last week almost everything i recorded have been doing this. One example was the office on Thursday. It had quite a few. The picture stays great, but the audio goes away for a few seconds. on the screen on my receiver the Dolby digital icon disappears when this happens.
     
  5. Nov 1, 2008 #5 of 45
    tfederov

    tfederov DIRECTV A-Team

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    I'll take a look around but to my knowledge we haven't had any issues here (Plano).
     
  6. absolutbob

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    I am also having a problem with ABC's local feed on both SD (Tivo) and HD (HR20). As others have reported, I'm getting pixelization and audio dropouts. I'm located in northeast Richardson and I know it's not weather related.

    I thought my dish had gotten out of alignment so I called DIRECTV and they said they're aware and working on it.

    Bob
     
  7. 767fr8dog

    767fr8dog New Member

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    Having problems in the morning with NBC ABC pixelating. Happens on HR-20 and HR-21.

    CBS has audio pop 24/7
     
  8. mickcris

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    I have noticed it on cbs and nbc. fox seems to be ok. i am not sure that i ever watch anything on abc because i haven't noticed a problem on that channel. i have resorted to using ota to tape shows from cbs and nbc until they fix it.
     
  9. bware

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    I've experienced Dolby Digital dropouts periodically at irregular intervals on Channel 11 both from DirecTV's feed and off-air.
     
  10. psychobabbler

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    I have experienced the same on Channel 11.
     
  11. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    I don't have dropouts, but I have audio stutters (for lack of a better word). It's like when you slide the needle on a record for a second. As was mentioned in another thread, this happens across several local channels and on multiple DVR's.
     
  12. texasbrit

    texasbrit DIRECTV A-Team

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    I also get this problem in DFW mainly on CBS...
     
  13. markandsusan

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    Our problems with ABC (see initial post above) seem better, but now the local CW, which wasn't ever a problem in the past, is very, very bad. Lots of pixelation and dropouts, sometimes to the point of being unwatchable.
     
  14. texasbrit

    texasbrit DIRECTV A-Team

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    Over the last few days the problem on CBS seems to be solved - anyone still having problems?
     
  15. Doug Brott

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    Added PBS - KERA (13) to the lineup
     
  16. ccr1958

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    KDFW FOX4 News is now full 16x9 720p as of 5am this morn
     
  17. CindyJ

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    HD local outage on channels 4, 5, 8, 11, 13 beginning today at approximately 1730 CDT.

    cj
     
  18. rgraham541

    rgraham541 AllStar

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    San Antonio having the same problem. Ch 4, 5, and 12 only
     
  19. mickmodt

    mickmodt New Member

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    4,5,8,11,13 out since 17:40CST
    Has anyone called DTV to report the problem. I called and was told that my dish was the problem the problem lies with the HD LOCALs on 103(a) there is not signal for that part of the system.
     
  20. gdn

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    It is not a local dish problem - lost all locals in Dallas - near Coit and Campbell about 5:40 or so. Getting searching for satellite signal - ran checks - all transponders are posting very good reception - from 90's to 100 - all satellites all transponders good. Looks like it is locals only as I've got HGTV and other channels - but no locals. It is a DTV problem.
     

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