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Pixelation occuring on NBC?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by futurerebeldr, Jun 14, 2011.

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  1. futurerebeldr

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    I have strange green pixelation and audio dropouts on my local NBC station off and on. It seems to occur at random, sometimes every few days...sometimes weeks between occurrences. Does anyone else have a problem with this? It most recently occurred a few minutes while I was watching The Voice on NBC. I know it's not a weather issue, clouds, rain, etc., as it hasn't rained here for weeks in south Alabama.

    It doesn't occur on any other channel, so I'm wondering if it's just my local station.
     
  2. infounlim

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    I have something similar here in the ATL area. Everyday lately around 6:00PM the local HD channels pixilate and drop. Usually lasts for 10-30min.
     
  3. Beerstalker

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    Thanks, but I had already checked and my DMA wasn't listed. Unless I overlooked Montgomery, AL.
     
  5. Beerstalker

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    Yep your right, looks like Montgomery-Selma, AL (DMA 117) doesn't have a thread. You could try sending a Private Message to Doug Brott to see if he wants to start one for that DMA, or if you should just use this thread.

    Sounds like it might be either an issue at your local broadcast station, or it could be an issue at DirecTVs receiving facility.

    Have you tried watching the channel OTA at when the issues pop up to see if the problem is still there?
     
  6. futurerebeldr

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    I have no way to watch the channel OTA as I don't have an antenna. We just purchased this house as new construction about 8 months ago.

    I've contemplated getting one as D* hasn't reached an agreement with the local FOX station since locals were turned up back in late October 2010.
     
  7. lgb0250

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    I've had the same problem with a couple of shows this week while recording off of the NBC digital channel using my AM21. America's Got Talent was totally unwatchable and portions of the US Open Golf tournament were also unwatchable. This just started recently but because I thought my hard drive was starting to go out I ignored it. Now it seems like the problem is other than that. Found Dougs thread for my DMA but there hasn't been a post on it for almost a year!
     
  8. lgb0250

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    Just as a quick follow up I'm sitting here at 2:15pm watching the US Open again and still getting the pixelation and the occasional "searching for signal on off air tuner (792)l" sub screen that pops up! Beautiful day with no clouds around!! This is getting old quick. Switched over the the regular satellite NBC station and have no problems whatsoever!
     
  9. khark

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    I saw quite a lot of pixilation on the US Open yesterday on the satellite local from Salt Lake City.
     
  10. Dr_J

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    Turned on football briefly tonight on NBC, and it was almost constant pixelation for the few minutes that I watched on HD (channel 10 in Providence). No problems on any other stations.
     

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