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#26 OFFLINE   bikenski

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 09:56 PM

I'm seeing the artifacts on KUSA also. They look silver or white when viewed at normal speed, but if I rewind the DVR and go back through the offending scene in slow motion, they're actually green like the photo posted by avsrock90 on the previous page.

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#27 OFFLINE   patricw

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 08:47 PM

glad to see a couple more people have also seen this on KUSA... don't know who to contact...
whether it's a station problem, or a Directv problem, or a problem with our setups.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 09:04 PM

Holy cow, I am not going crazy! I have noticed this for the past probably 2 months. Honestly I started to notice it after the last NR for the HR-series machines. I see it most often during any 9news broadcast.

Frustrating to say the least, and a huge annoyance!

#29 OFFLINE   patricw

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 08:58 PM

Don't mean to be a newbie, but what's an "NR"?

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 10:09 PM

glad to see a couple more people have also seen this on KUSA... don't know who to contact...
whether it's a station problem, or a Directv problem, or a problem with our setups.


Well, I don't think its a problem with our setups because we're all having the same problem on one channel specifically. I don't think its a station problem, because 9News certainly couldn't accidentally broadcast an artifacted image for two months without the problem being corrected. Also, to the best of my knowledge, its not an issue on Comcast.

I called DTV, they tried to walk me through some troubleshooting inside my home, I got them to send an email to engineering. I'd suggest you do the same - maybe we'll get some traction.

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 11:18 PM

I've been seeing all sorts of picture issues with KUSA this year; I think it may be related to whatever form of compression is being used (either at the station level, or on the feed DirecTV is using). Any quick panning of the camera (most noticeable in sports broadcasts) shows significant artifacts/blocking. Since I don't see anything nearly as bad on the other locals, I get the feeling that the issue is somewhere in the KUSA signal chain, and not just a blanket impact of DirecTV's MPEG4 compression.

Can anyone who receives KUSA OTA comment on the quality of the stream?

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 04:33 PM

I just got through testing KUSA-Denver (Channel 9) between my HR24 HD DVR box, and the OTA antenna HD feed, and found that the channel has the static line problem on the OTA feed just as it did on the DirecTV feed, so I'm 99.9999% sure that this is a network/KUSA problem with their signal, and not a problem with DirecTV. Don't know who (or how) to contact KUSA to find out if they're noticing it, but since others on this forum have also reported it, maybe if we all email or call, it will get them to take a look at it. Hope this info helps. I know I thought something was wrong with my installation, or my boxes, but now I'm reasonably sure that it is KUSA's problem.

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 05:56 PM

In the last 15 minutes all Denver locals are having severe breakup issues. I have good signal on all satellites and clear sky. Are others seeing this?

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 05:59 PM

On closer look it is not effecting channels 2 or 12.

4, 7, 9 and 31 are breaking up. All problem channels are HD.

Edited by Phil T, 21 October 2010 - 06:01 PM.


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Posted 21 October 2010 - 06:05 PM

Same here in Longmont... SD locals are all okay. Strictly HD problem

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 06:42 PM

I went away for 30 minutes and just came back. All seem fine now. Strange

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 07:24 PM

Saw it here too...

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 09:05 PM

Is anyone still experiencing the static lines (white and or green lines) flashing on KUSA? We're still seeing them, especially on local newscasts, and during late night programming (Jimmy Fallon)?

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 11:27 PM

I'm seeing audio drops from KCNC over the last few days and those video artifacts on KUSA.

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 08:51 AM

Is anyone still experiencing the static lines (white and or green lines) flashing on KUSA? We're still seeing them, especially on local newscasts, and during late night programming (Jimmy Fallon)?


Yes, this is my single biggest pet-peeve. I can see they on every single newscast regardless of time of day etc. Always KUSA (ch 9). Last night it was particularly bad on the 10PM newscast. UGH!!!! :nono2:

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 08:25 PM

Yes, this is my single biggest pet-peeve. I can see they on every single newscast regardless of time of day etc. Always KUSA (ch 9). Last night it was particularly bad on the 10PM newscast. UGH!!!! :nono2:

They're BAAACCKKK. KUSA seemed like they had gotten this under control, but in the past week or so, the static lines have returned. Anyone else notice?

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 06:38 PM

Another quick question regarding DirecTV vs OTA: I'm seeing absolutely horrible artifacts when there's any quick movement on-screen during KUSA/NBC sports broadcasts (football is the most noticeable lately, but I was noticing them as far back as the winter Olympics). I don't notice the artifacting on any other channels (including KCNC, which also broadcasts in 1080i). Can someone with OTA comment on whether they're seeing the compression artifacts, or whether it's something happening to the signal running through DirecTV?

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:32 PM

Seeing really bad compression artifacts on all HD locals. Seems especially bad on KUSA and KCNC. Even relatively simple things like the local news are borderline-unwatchable.

I couldn't imagine trying to watch a football game or anything right now.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:59 PM

Yeah, it looks terrible right now. My wife called before I got home but they said they couldn't do anything about it.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 09:02 PM

Yeah, it looks terrible right now. My wife called before I got home but they said they couldn't do anything about it.


Glad I'm not alone here, but wish something like a reboot would fix it.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 09:34 PM

I have been seeing it all night also. Must be some kind of DirecTV compression or satellite issue. :(

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 06:55 PM

KCNC has lots of audio and video breakups tonight. Watching OTA via antenna does not. DirecTV must be squeezing the bits tonight. :(

Also on KUSA and KDVR.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 07:21 PM

KCNC has lots of audio and video breakups tonight. Watching OTA via antenna does not. DirecTV must be squeezing the bits tonight. :(

Also on KUSA and KDVR.


I'm seeing the same glitches on all the Denver local HD channels. Switching to the SD version doesn't show the glitches. Could there perhaps be a problem at the local uplink?

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 07:38 PM

Looks like the issue is resolved. :)

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:14 AM

Anyone having a problem with the lip syncing on channel 9? I have noticed it for awhile.

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