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#1 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 11:37 PM

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 07:12 PM

This is both over the air and DirecTV
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#3 OFFLINE   Michael D'Angelo

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 07:13 PM

None of the shows have been broadcast in HD tonight. Also the delay on the audio is way way off


I just watched "Survivor" in HD and I am watching CSI in HD right now. No audio problems tonight on CBS.

I have had a couple audio problems on FOX over the last week.

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 07:19 PM

Sorry its WMAR ABC channel 2 in Baltimore. None of the shows have been broadcast in HD tonight and the Audio delay is way way off..sorry for the confusion before
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Posted 09 October 2008 - 08:34 PM

I have not had one problem with DTV HD for a long long time until the lockup responded to the other day by DTV. Now today I find that FOX - WBFF (45) is basically unwatchable this evening due to the audio squawk issue returning in full force.

The other problem I have noticed, not related to local channels, is that shows recorded last evening on HD channels do not play. All I get is a black screen with no audio.

All I can say is "not this @$^! again!" :nono2:

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 04:11 AM

I have not had one problem with DTV HD for a long long time until the lockup responded to the other day by DTV. Now today I find that FOX - WBFF (45) is basically unwatchable this evening due to the audio squawk issue returning in full force.

The other problem I have noticed, not related to local channels, is that shows recorded last evening on HD channels do not play. All I get is a black screen with no audio.

All I can say is "not this @$^! again!" :nono2:



I have had to watch 45 over the air, the audio has been so bad!
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Posted 10 October 2008 - 02:23 PM

Having problems with HD 45 (Fox). The sound is way off from the video and there have been many audio blips making it hard to watch. It's too bad the baseball playoffs are on Fox. I hope this gets fixed soon. Anybody have an idea what the problem is?

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 02:54 PM

I have NO SOUND now on 45!
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Posted 10 October 2008 - 02:56 PM

I have been watching the LA/Phi game for the last 15 minutes and the picture is very jerky. There is also a audio sync problem but the buzz saw sound that I have been getting has only happened a few times. Before it would just keep doing it.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 03:07 PM

I have been watching the LA/Phi game for the last 15 minutes and the picture is very jerky. There is also a audio sync problem but the buzz saw sound that I have been getting has only happened a few times. Before it would just keep doing it.


I didn't have the buzz saw sound but I had to switch to the SD feed because I can't stand to watch this anymore. No issues in SD.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 03:10 PM

I didn't have the buzz saw sound but I had to switch to the SD feed because I can't stand to watch this anymore. No issues in SD.


BTW no problem OTA in HD so its something with Directv?
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Posted 10 October 2008 - 03:19 PM

i just got off the phone with directv - they say it's not their problem.

i got off the phone with Fox 45 - they say it must be DirecTV's issue cuz they're A-OK.

wonderful.

i have a blank screen. no sound, no picture.

gotta love morons.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 03:50 PM

Looks good here both OTA and SAT... watched for about 5 minutes just now.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 03:51 PM

yeah it appears to be 'ON' for the past 12-15 minutes.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 03:55 PM

Yup, just turned it back on and it is fine for me now.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 03:59 PM

Same here. Must be somebody noticed that there was a problem and fixed it, whether it was DirecTV or FOX 45.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 04:32 PM

I get the Baltimore stations OTA tuned on an HDTiVo. Wed. night I had a blank screen, but a high 90s signal on FOX 45. It was back and looked great for baseball last night. I don't know if it's related.

I've seen the CW do this twice (no picture or audio with a very strong signal) but be back hours later. I don't know if it's them or my TiVo. I should check them on D* when this happens. Haven't done that yet. It'll be interesting to see if one works while the other doesn't.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 09:20 PM

I get the Baltimore stations OTA tuned on an HDTiVo. Wed. night I had a blank screen, but a high 90s signal on FOX 45. It was back and looked great for baseball last night. I don't know if it's related.

I've seen the CW do this twice (no picture or audio with a very strong signal) but be back hours later. I don't know if it's them or my TiVo. I should check them on D* when this happens. Haven't done that yet. It'll be interesting to see if one works while the other doesn't.


I have noticed this but its always been Satellite, when I switch to OTA its been fine. Something is wrong either in the way 45 sends their signal to DirecTV or withe the way D is processing the signal. Since all of the other Baltimore locals appear to be OK I think it must be D..????
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Posted 11 October 2008 - 09:02 AM

Does anyone know the outer range of the HD spot for Baltimore? I'm on the road quite a lot for work and sometimes I take my receiver with me to plug in here or there while away. I've not had a problem with the SD locals but the HD feed seems off.

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 11:19 AM

I am watching the Texas-Oklahoma game on ABC - WMAR (2) and have a band of pixilated video just below the ESPN game info graphic at the top of the screen. It appears to only be WMAR and none of the other HD channels. Anybody else seeing the same thing?




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