I just received this response from PBS 8 regarding the dreaded Brrrrp audio and video stutter which makes some programs almost unwatchable.
"There has been an ongoing issue with Direct TV and their transmission of our HD signal. We have been working with Direct for some time on this but little has changed. The reception has actually improved from the early broadcasts but there are still problems. The standard version does not have the stutter/flutter. Since Direct down-converts the HD signal to broadcast it as the standard feed, Direct is obviously receiving a good quality signal initially. We believe that they probably need to upgrade or change out something in the HD transmission at their end but to date that hasn’t been done.
We know that Cox Cable takes the same over-the-air HD transmission and successfully broadcasts the HD version without any of the distortion that Direct is experiencing. We’ll continue to try to resolve the issue. In general we have found that most of the Direct TV techs are unaware of the discussions that have occurred between our engineers and the Direct TV engineers.
Thank you for your interest and for watching Eight."
Eight, Arizona PBS / KAET-Phoenix
Arizona State University
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Any guesses as to what DirecTV needs to do with their signal to get this fixed? I plan on writing DirecTV to see their response and I'll post it if I get one.
Thanks for posting your reply from KAET. I wrote to them for the 2nd time about a month ago but didn't get any reply.
I'm not techie enough to know what can solve the problem, but I sure wish somebody would figure it out. I'll write to D* also.