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HD Locals: Phoenix, AZ


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#21 OFFLINE   dlt4

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 08:02 PM

I got the same thing here. With hockey season over (at least for the Yotes) I won't really care for 6 months.


My wife likes some of their evening programming, so that was my main motivation for trying to find out the HD status. Oh well, maybe one of these days.

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#22 OFFLINE   teebeebee1

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 05:53 PM

per the thread on the other page (d* programming) locals in PHX are going bonkers with video and sound dropout.

All of them, not just one or two channels, only the HD versions however that i've seen (and others have as well here http://www.dbstalk.c...990#post2103990 )

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 07:03 PM

per the thread on the other page (d* programming) locals in PHX are going bonkers with video and sound dropout.

All of them, not just one or two channels, only the HD versions however that i've seen (and others have as well here http://www.dbstalk.c...990#post2103990 )


Just backing up what Teebeebee said. Every HD Local channel is suffering bad audio glitching and video glitching.

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 09:20 PM

And I've also seen video glitches (not pixelization) on channel 7 (SD) on my R15.

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 09:34 PM

Getting audio burps, full and partial green screens (mostly lower half), partial black screens, pixelization and complete black screens. It has been happenenig every day since last Saturday on the following stations. No particular time, as it happens every few minutes ( 30-40 times an hour). Local OTA is fine.

ABC - KNXV (15)
CBS - KPHO (5)
NBC - KPNX (12)
FOX - KSAZ (10)
IND - KTVK (3)


The problem is really severe in the evening (heat of the day),. 14 straight days above 100 deg. The problem is observed on all 4 HR2xs. All sat broadcasts are mpg4


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Posted 20 May 2009 - 09:41 PM

Getting audio burps, full and partial green screens (mostly lower half), partial black screens, pixelization and complete black screens. It has been happenenig every day since last Saturday on the following stations. No particular time, as it happens every few minutes ( 30-40 times an hour). Local OTA is fine.

ABC - KNXV (15)
CBS - KPHO (5)
NBC - KPNX (12)
FOX - KSAZ (10)
IND - KTVK (3)


The problem is really severe in the evening (heat of the day),. 14 straight days above 100 deg. The problem is observed on all 4 HR2xs. All sat broadcasts are mpg4


bob


Ditto, the old engineer speaks the truth

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 09:46 PM

Someone over at AVS isn't having these issues anymore?

It appears that someone at D* has fixed something since last night. I have been flipping channels since 4:30 this afternoon and not found any of these problems today on Channels 5,10,12,or 15. Only KAET-8 continues to have their ongoing issues, apparently they are beyond hope.

I'm not sure who took care of this, but whoever it was gets my thanks. Let's hope hope these problems don't make a return visit.



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Posted 20 May 2009 - 10:12 PM

Someone over at AVS isn't having these issues anymore?


Pardon my ignorance, but what is AVS?

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 10:37 PM

Please post broadcast issues with DIRECTV satellite delivered HD Local Channels only

DMA: Phoenix, AZ
Established: 5/17/2006
Rank: 12

HD Locals available in this DMA

  • ABC - KNXV (15)
  • CBS - KPHO (5)
  • NBC - KPNX (12)
  • FOX - KSAZ (10)
  • PBS - KAET (8)
  • CW - KASW (61)
  • MNT - KUTP (45)
  • IND - KTVK (3)

For instructions, please visit this thread


I watch mainly Fox and CBS. I do a lot of recording and seldom watch live. I see a lot of brppps and skips.
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Posted 21 May 2009 - 07:28 AM

Pardon my ignorance, but what is AVS?

http://www.avsforum.com/

Heres the Phoenix thread.

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 08:18 PM

I get severe Brrrippps on KAET channel 8 HD programming. I do NOT get these errors on the OTA channel 8.1. I know because I've recorded both DirecTV and OTA versions of the same show. The DirecTV transmissions are almost intolerable there are so many break-ups.

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 12:01 PM

I get severe Brrrippps on KAET channel 8 HD programming. I do NOT get these errors on the OTA channel 8.1. I know because I've recorded both DirecTV and OTA versions of the same show. The DirecTV transmissions are almost intolerable there are so many break-ups.


I don't watch the local channels very much, but KAET is definitely the worst of the bunch based on my experience.

At the same time, the local problems reported by me and lots of others recently seem to have gotten better the last few days. My wife said the Wednesday night recording of American Idol was almost perfect, whereas the Tuesday night recording was pretty bad in places.

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 02:31 PM

FOX HD channel is acting up similar to the probs we had in the past few weeks, nothing quite that bad but some brrrip 'n here and there

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 03:07 PM

I sent an email to KAET last weekend about their terrible audio and video problems during the Memorial Day concert from DC. I didn't get a reply, but of course I wasn't them money so I guess they weren't interested in what I had to say.

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 07:57 AM

A friend of mine had D* out about a week ago on a service call related to the audio and video problems on the locals. He fixed a couple of minor things, but he also said that some of the local stations are having problems related to the upcoming digital transition. According to the tech, the problems should go away on June 12. Let's hope he knows what he's talking about.

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 09:53 AM

Got so bad for me that I sent an e-mail in to D*'s "Customer Advocate", got a phone call back from her office the next morning. Spent about 30 minutes on the phone with the guy explaining the problems, which stations, as much detail as I could. Told him about the brrriiippppp message thread here with nearly a thousand messages posted.......:lol:

I was told he was turning the issue over to "engineering", nearly right away the problem went away.

Funny how that works......

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 11:26 PM

ya i only really see probs on FOX 10 now, it was so bad on Sunday during Family Guy my 2 year old (ya he was watching GOOD PARENTING) looked at the screen and said OOOOHHHH NOOOOOOO! all worriedlike

I laughed

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 02:25 PM

Hey noone has posted since my last post

Had some insane audio last night on Fox 10 HD, heads up to anyone that can possibly pass that info on!

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 02:51 PM

For the second week in a row I have had audio issues with Fox 10 and their NFL programming. The audio wants to cut out or make a rolling stutter sound and my AV receiver shows that it is losing the Dolby Digital audio signal.

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 10:03 PM

I called PBS 8 several months ago and asked them about the blurps problem with the audio. They said that they knew about it. Here it is several months later and it is still there. It is unwatchable. Looks like I won't be watching Ken Burns Parks series. I still get it a little on the other locals but not near as bad as PBS 8.




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