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ESPN problems confirmed


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#1 OFFLINE   BigJ52

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 06:42 PM

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Moderator Update [Tom Robertson]:

Yes, DIRECTV has confirmed there are problems with ESPN right now. The latest update did not include an estimate for repair, they are working on it.

I'll continue to post updates and update this post as I get more information.



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#2 OFFLINE   avonin

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 06:43 PM

Major break-ups on 73 and 206


Yes. Glad I'm not the only one.

#3 OFFLINE   djwww98

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 06:44 PM

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Yes, same thing here. Unwatcheable.

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 06:48 PM

Yes, same thing here. Unwatcheable.


Unbelieveable. I have the same thing. Unwatchable. If its not one of my locals having probs its ESPN. Quality has gotton worse over the past 3 months.
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#5 OFFLINE   chevy0

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 06:53 PM

ya same here
can't watch the rockets :(

#6 OFFLINE   Wolo

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 06:56 PM

Yup. Was hoping to watch the Bulls.

That looks like a bad idea right now.

#7 OFFLINE   fliptheflop

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 07:03 PM

Same problem here.

#8 OFFLINE   Mark L

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 07:04 PM

Wow, this is bad. Never seen the screen do this before.

I don't know what's going on. We're having bad weather here in Cali, but it seems this is a regional problem.

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 07:06 PM

Yep same problems here in CT, i was hoping on being able to see the Bulls in HD

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 07:06 PM

Wow, this is bad. Never seen the screen do this before.

I don't know what's going on. We're having bad weather here in Cali, but it seems this is a regional problem.


Its not bad weather its a little rain. Don't make excuses for them.
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Posted 24 February 2008 - 07:11 PM

Its not bad weather its a little rain. Don't make excuses for them.


Same here on HD. SD is watchable.

#12 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 07:26 PM

Yes, DIRECTV has confirmed there are problems with ESPN right now. The latest update did not include an estimate for repair, they are working on it.

I'll continue to post updates as I get them.

<personal note> I do not know if this is a problem at the provider side (ESPN), transmission to DIRECTV, or DIRECTV side of things.

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 07:32 PM

Unwatchable ESPN HD here as well.

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 07:44 PM

Same here on HD. SD is watchable.


HD is clear now.

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 09:34 PM

Major break-ups on 73 and 206

Moderator Update [Tom Robertson]:


Thanks To your the best
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#16 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 09:48 PM

Mocciat and everyone, you're very welcome. I'm happy to do my part.

I share the thanks to the many great CSRs who frequent DBStalk and pass these updates to us all via PMs to moderators. Thanks!

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 11:01 PM

Passing on the word regaurding the specific issue---root cause-- would help to illiminate calls to CSRs, message boads, etc...

It would add to the list of multiple excusses as to why the overall delivery system is just not there yet.

I see video and audio problems every day....and so do friends and family that don't yet have but are interested in HDTV via DTV. Yeah, it looks great 98% of the tie but that 2% is a PITA.

Tough to sell them on how great it is when problems occur regularly and are never adequately explained.

"Live TV can be that way" does not sell the issue any more when their OTA ar SD picture does not have theses issues.
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