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Lifetime HD flickers

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by syphix, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. syphix

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    My wife is not one to complain about picture quality. She routinely watches SD channels with no complaints. But today was different.

    As a stay at home mom, she's been flipping around the dial and recently has been watching programs on Lifetime HD (252) and noticed numerous flickers/black flashes. And I have to agree. After watching a few programs off the channel, I'm seeing the same thing: the picture quickly blacks out, then comes back in a fraction of a second. At first, I suspected an HDMI handshake issue, but it's recorded on the program, and completely repeatable when rewinding. The audio never drops out, only the picture...and only for a fraction of a second, but several times per show.

    Are we the only one's seeing this?
     
  2. Taltizer

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    I see it also and it has happened before on the Travel HD Ch. and The Hallmark HD channel and it has done this on Lifetime HD a few weeks ago its something on Directvs end maybe the encoders.
     
  3. Tom Servo

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    Yup, seeing it too, and on Hallmark/Hallmark Movies, Travel and it seems like one other 'newer' addition. Although the Hallmark Movies and Travel channels seem fine now, maybe they're working on it.
     
  4. Bowtaz3

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    It happened on ESPNHD earlier also
     
  5. syphix

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    I've seen it repeatedly on Encore HD, too. Seems to be affecting the "new" HD channels more than others.

    Satracer: any insight or way to pass this on to the engineers?
     
  6. retromzc

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    Seeing the brief blackout flashes here too. Sometimes it's as often as twice in one minute.
     
  7. MaxFan

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    The flashing is so annoying! I am glad its not MY setup though. Whew!
     
  8. psunate77

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    :lol:
     
  9. pdawg17

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    I've seen it the last few days on my local CSN Bay Area HD channel...I thought it was the broadcast but it seems like a problem on D*'s end I guess....
     

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