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#21 OFFLINE   n3ntj

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 04:47 PM

Can anyone in Philly get 35.1 (plus other subchannels) OTA on an HR20-700? I could get them this spring OTA but can't now. I have no issues on my TV's tuner but can't get it through my HR20-700. I wonder if D* has these channels mapped wrong.. all I get is 771 on all of the 35.x channels. I get 3.1, 10.1, 17.1, 29.1, and 57.1 on my HR20-700 with no problems.
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#22 OFFLINE   wilbur_the_goose

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 07:42 AM

I'm having a lot of problems with WHYY-DT via DirecTV. This channel is messing up both of my HR20's.

I usually don't watch PBS, but I decided to record The National Parks series this week. For some reason, when record WHYY, I get tons of pixelization on all other channels, and WHYY is horribly pixelated.

Problem stopped once I canceled the recording. I recorded OTA on 39.1 at 11pm with no issues.

#23 OFFLINE   wilbur_the_goose

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 09:42 AM

Channel(s) affected: WHYY-DT (12)
Date: 10/30/09
Time: 8-10PM EDT
Description of Issue: I'm having a lot of problems with WHYY-DT via DirecTV. This channel is messing up both of my HR20's.

I usually don't watch PBS, but I decided to record The National Parks series this week. For some reason, when record WHYY, I get tons of pixelization on all other channels, and WHYY is horribly pixelated.

Problem stopped once I canceled the recording. I recorded OTA on 39.1 at 11pm with no issues.

#24 OFFLINE   Rhoq

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 04:18 AM

All of the Philly locals are a pixilated mess this morning.

#25 OFFLINE   wilbur_the_goose

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 04:51 AM

Rhoq is correct - National channels are fine, OTA is fine, but the HD locals are very badly pixelated.

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 01:44 PM

the brrrip on NBC this week is insane. They need to fix this!
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Posted 19 October 2009 - 05:06 PM

FOX - WTXF (29)
Problem: Brrrrrrrrip Brrrrrrrip Brrrrrrrrip

Happening on both of my HR20-700's. Makes watching the baseball game quite difficult.

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 09:18 AM

NBC has been especially annoying this week. Strong signals but still have cutouts and pixelation.
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Posted 10 December 2009 - 06:11 PM

Ok this is crazy...great signals but on 6 it literally just stopped, black screen, then started up again. It did it on bravo the other night too. So now i'm wondering if it's just an hr20 issue.
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Posted 21 May 2011 - 05:12 PM

Hi - new WPHL OTA subchannels are not viewable through a DirecTV HR2* receiver. Channels at 17.3 and 17.4

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 07:40 PM

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Zap 2 it has added it to there guide but still not in the Directv data.

#32 OFFLINE   wilbur_the_goose

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 07:30 AM

Jamieh1 - you're posting in the wrong thread. This one is for Philly.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 06:19 PM

For the last few days, ive been noticing that the HD picture quality has gotton very soft on my ABC and CBS locals here in Philly. Examples being that in the afternoon, General Hospital, All My Children and the Young and the Restless have looked very soft. Another example is tonights episode of NCIS. it looks very soft. All my signals are in the 80s and 90s. Was wondering if anyone else has noticed less HD sharpness?

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:54 PM

I'm noticing little sparkles on 6 WPVI HD. Reminds me of C-band sparkles you would see on analog NTSC broadcasts from years ago.

Its subtle but being a digital transmission I wonder why they are even there. Also severe color banding in shadows and other dark area's. Picture is a bit soft.

I switched to the cable QAM tuner and its the same issues. I guess it's WPVI's issue then.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 04:19 PM

CBS 3 is pixelated. Abc 6 NBC 10 and fox 29 all have no need to call us messages
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 05:44 PM

CBS 3 is pixelated. Abc 6 NBC 10 and fox 29 all have no need to call us messages


It has been this way for at least 2-3 hours that I know of...I wonder what the problem is. SD channels are working.

#37 OFFLINE   wilbur_the_goose

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 07:01 PM

There goes my Stanley Cup. I'm not happy.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 07:21 PM

Been this way for those channels since I turned on my TV about 5:45 PM today. Must be a big problem if the outage is lasting this long.
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 07:28 PM

There goes my Stanley Cup. I'm not happy.


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Posted 02 June 2012 - 07:38 PM

Looks like Boston is out too

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