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#21 OFFLINE   starchilds

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 11:04 AM

Who is to blame for the poor HD picture quality of live sporting events on local channels (San Diego) via DTV. Its only on locals, switch to ESPN, TBS, Sunday Ticket no issues. What can be done short of installing "off air" antenna. This is unacceptable if one is blaming the other. If using antenna, can it run through hd dvr with all dvr functionality?

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#22 OFFLINE   Kdiddy

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 08:20 AM

The San Diego HD locals have really gone from suck to blow over the last few months. NFL games are nearly unwatchable with the pixelation/compression artifacts. Funny how the games on the NFL Sunday Ticket channels look considerably better. I can flip back and forth between cable and DirecTv and the picture quality on sports is vastly inferior on DirecTv. I end up leaving it on my cable feed for sports now on the locals due to the poor quality.

Is this poor picture quality just a case of DirecTv getting carried away with compression rates of locals? Or something else?

#23 OFFLINE   dan9960

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 04:15 PM

When watching the Sugar Bowl last night the HD picture kept looking fuzzy and then snap back to HD quality. Lots of ghosting and pixelation. Today for the Cotton Bowl, on the same FOX channel, it is doing the same thing. No other channels are doing this. All the other channels carrying bowl games are fine. Anyone else seeing this on FOX?

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 04:18 PM

When watching the Sugar Bowl last night the HD picture kept looking fuzzy and then snap back to HD quality. Lots of ghosting and pixelation. Today for the Cotton Bowl, on the same FOX channel, it is doing the same thing. No other channels are doing this. All the other channels carrying bowl games are fine. Anyone else seeing this on FOX?


I see the same issue on my Cox Clear QAM feed, and the LA local KTTV is showing just fine. I believe it's on Fox 5's end, as this type of thing is common with their broadcasts.
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 11:50 AM

I see the same issue on my Cox Clear QAM feed, and the LA local KTTV is showing just fine. I believe it's on Fox 5's end, as this type of thing is common with their broadcasts.


KSWB 69 (Fox 5) is by far the worst, but Channel 8 (CBS) and Channel 39 (NBC) are just as bad at times. I thought it was a DVR issue until I was able to compare the two feeds on Sunday Ticket due to game overlap. I had just about had it and was ready to call for new equipment or an antenna adjustment, but now I know its the programing feed. I'm sending an e-mail to Direct. I think we all should. This is unacceptable. I noticed the problem of a few other programs as well.

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 03:24 PM

Do you have a specific e-mail address? I'll send one too. I watch a lot of sports and trying to watch games on FOX 69 just ruins it. I'm glad they don't have the olympics!

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 05:06 PM

Do you have a specific e-mail address? I'll send one too. I watch a lot of sports and trying to watch games on FOX 69 just ruins it. I'm glad they don't have the olympics!


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#28 OFFLINE   dan9960

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 02:37 PM

Thanks

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 08:00 AM

I know DirecTV has now made some changes to the San Diego feeds, has that improved things??

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 01:47 PM

Anyone else have a problem with San Diego Fox HD last night during Idol?
It was terrible between the audio center channels coming out the back speakers and video going to SD. Eventually it was fixed during the show but really annoying.

Was it just San Diego?

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 09:51 AM

Any fellow San Diego DMA'ers have issues with KPBS 15? I seem to get a lot of pixelation issues with it during most every recording I watch. I do not have any where near as many issues with any other local station.
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Posted 19 April 2010 - 12:39 PM

Any fellow San Diego DMA'ers have issues with KPBS 15? I seem to get a lot of pixelation issues with it during most every recording I watch. I do not have any where near as many issues with any other local station.


I will pay special attention to PBS and check several recordings I already have. But in general, I have not noticed problems with PBS HD. I'm assuming you are not talking about PBS StdDef.

The usual problem here in San Diego has been with FOX/69...


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Posted 24 May 2010 - 11:13 PM

Tonight on KFMB 8 (CBS) "The Big Bang Theory" recorded at 9:30. When I went to watch it at 10; the file showed a 30min show, however no recording occured, just a black screen that went immediately to the "Would you like to delete" popup.

For the record, "24" on KSWB 69 (FOX) recorded fine from 8:00 to 10:00.
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 03:12 PM

There's a forum that's been around awhile specifically for the San Diego DMA. It's a good resource for overall San Diego television.

http://www.sandiegoh...orums/index.php
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