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HD Locals: New York City, NY


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#21 OFFLINE   dclarke

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 11:30 PM

ditto on the late nite nonsense, Directv has no answer when asked about it eight

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#22 OFFLINE   tinhead

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 10:02 AM

I've posted this before but had no good answers so I am sooo happy to add my name to this complaint.
I watch or DVR Craig Ferguson on CBSHD almost every nite and wind up with either black screen or a lame excuse "No Need to Call Us...... " or "This station is having tech......." message evry few months. Makes me awful mad! I pay extra for HD so where is it?
I also have a cable connection and I GET CBSHD, NBCHD, ABCHD all night long as well OTA! WHY does DTV insist it's something else? There ARE HD programs on after 1 am and DTV ISN'T delivering them while charging me for them!
If Time Warner can deliver the HD why can't DTV? Why doesn't DTV have a clue when I call about it and all they want is to schedule an expensive tech visit when I know it ain't me? I decline of course.
Where do I write a letter to the powers that be to get a straight answer (hopefully)?
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Sorry didn't mean to sound angry at anyone here just at DTV! Ehhhh!

#23 OFFLINE   GP245

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 10:08 AM

Time Warner and other large cable providers are hard-wired via fiber connected to New York's television stations.

As I stated previously, with Direct losing its signals late at night, it is clearly evident, at least to me, that Direct is not hard-wired and depends on O-T-A.

That's the difference.

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 10:09 AM

I've posted this before but had no good answers so I am sooo happy to add my name to this complaint.
I watch or DVR Craig Ferguson on CBSHD almost every nite and wind up with either black screen or a lame excuse "No Need to Call Us...... " or "This station is having tech......." message evry few months. Makes me awful mad! I pay extra for HD so where is it?
I also have a cable connection and I GET CBSHD, NBCHD, ABCHD all night long as well OTA! WHY does DTV insist it's something else? There ARE HD programs on after 1 am and DTV ISN'T delivering them while charging me for them!
If Time Warner can deliver the HD why can't DTV? Why doesn't DTV have a clue when I call about it and all they want is to schedule an expensive tech visit when I know it ain't me? I decline of course.
Where do I write a letter to the powers that be to get a straight answer (hopefully)?
Thanx!
Sorry didn't mean to sound angry at anyone here just at DTV! Ehhhh!


As (I believe) was mentioned above: the NYC stations are having work done on the antenna...so the OTA HD/Digital signal is "shut down" at night. DirecTV (not DTV...DTV=Digital TV) gets their local HD station signals OTA IIRC, whereas cable gets there from hard wiring....ergo, cable has the signal/channel...whilst DirecTV (D*) has to put that info card up...or put nothing but a black screen up.

I record Conan (both episodes) EVERY WEEKNIGHT...and this has been going on for at least 3-4 months so I'm in the same boat with you. But, it's not D*'s fault...
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Posted 09 October 2008 - 09:17 AM

just wish I knew so I could record the SD instead of getting a blank screen!
That's all.

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 02:50 PM

WCBS on channel 2 has stuttering video, yet channel 390 is fine!
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#27 OFFLINE   JohnH

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 04:28 PM

80 and 380 look okay here.

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 08:45 AM

WCBS on channel 2 has stuttering video, yet channel 390 is fine!


I've had stuttering issues with channel 2 and channel 5 --- off and on for the last week. On Saturday, on my HD DVR, channel 2 was stuttering but on my non-DVR HD receiver I had a black screen on channel 2.

I called and they are sending a technician to my house but I have to believe these are transmission problems rather than issues of wiring or dish alignment.

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 08:47 AM

I had "stuttering video" on 5 yesterday and had to switch to my O-T-A feed.

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 08:54 AM

Horrible LIVE TV lip-synch issues on 2, 4, 5 and 7 this morning. /steve
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 10:23 AM

NY Locals are a mess today and over the weekend. Channel 5 NY-Fox had horrible video stuttering issues yesterday (Very Hard watching the Giants game) - Looked like movie footage from the 1930's. Channel 88 seemed to be ok though.

Today, still seeing issues with Fox. Now video and audio stuttering issues with NBC and CBS is horrible, pretty much unwatchable.

I never had any problems like this (been on Directv since 1997). Seems like it all started with the last upgrade..when all the DVRs locked up.

Its starting to get rediculous.

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 09:37 AM

i had a lot of 771 errors over the weekend and it doesn't appear to be an alignment issue since others in the metro area chimed into my thread and confirmed that they too were having issues. the majority of the problems happened between 23:30 on saturday night - 01:00 on sunday morning.

anyone know if D* is screwing around with the spot beams or something?

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 08:42 AM

i had a lot of 771 errors over the weekend and it doesn't appear to be an alignment issue since others in the metro area chimed into my thread and confirmed that they too were having issues. the majority of the problems happened between 23:30 on saturday night - 01:00 on sunday morning.

anyone know if D* is screwing around with the spot beams or something?


Interesting that you bring up 771 errors...because for me, my HR22 and a separate HR20 were recording LOST via WABC-DT on D*....and they were pixelated and frozen and all mucked up...but we didnt' see a 771 error message when we watched the recordings.

Do the 771 messages only appear when you are watching in real time...and on a recording they just show up as a frozen picture or pixelation ?!?!

I know we had heavy rains on Sat night but they ended WAY before the 11pm-1am timeframe...and I'm aware of the rain fade issue and 771 on MPEG 4 channels...but I've never had it "happen" to me before.

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 08:49 AM

i don't record on the HD LIL channels, i use OTA HD for recordings... but my fiance always uses the HD LIL channels for real-time viewing b/c she forgets to key in the '-1' at the end.... so she pointed out the errors to me.

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 09:20 AM

i don't record on the HD LIL channels, i use OTA HD for recordings... but my fiance always uses the HD LIL channels for real-time viewing b/c she forgets to key in the '-1' at the end.... so she pointed out the errors to me.


Since D* Swapped out a problematic HR20 that kept getting 771 errors on Tuner 2 I haven't had ANY 771 errors on that particular box. But, since it's an HR22, I lost the ability to record OTA---I have an AM21--but haven't hooked it up on that unit since I'm still reading about trickplay issues WRT the OTA recordings

AFA my HR20, my wife stopped recording OTA on that one because we went through a stretch recently (month ago?) where the OTA locals were consistently a problem in the late primetime hours...and I couldn't pin down whether it was the tuner, my antenna/wiring or just a problem during that particular week (they weren't my shows so I really didn't care to investigate.....:grin: )
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Posted 31 October 2008 - 04:19 PM

Per http://www.dbstalk.c...48&postcount=52

NYC 2/4/5/7 on D11 (99) TP#16.

NYC 9/11/13 on D11 (99) TP#20.

I have 100% signal strength here.

Interesting that PBS HD is on D11 just not turned on for us yet.

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 04:45 PM

100 also for TPs 16 and 20.

Located in the East 60s and Second Avenue in Manhattan.

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 04:47 PM

100 also for TPs 16 and 20.

Located in the East 60s and Second Avenue in Manhattan.

100 is a beautiful thing! (especially since a large percentage of everything I watch is right there).

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 07:46 AM

Thanks for posting this. I'm also at 100 on both TP's

Having that 13 PBS HD feed live/active would really make me happy so I could not have to rely on getting another AM21 to occasionally watch/record PBS programming OTA......
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Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:20 PM

I posted in another thread about severe video stuttering issues on WNBC ch 4 (mpeg4). Tonight that seems to have cleared up, but now I'm getting the video stuttering on WCBS ch 2 (mpeg4). I recorded a program on WCBS on Monday night, 11/3 and it was fine, so this is a more recent problem.




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