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#1 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 08:08 AM

Please post broadcast issues with DIRECTV satellite delivered HD Local Channels only

DMA: Syracuse, NY
Established: 9/17/2008
Rank: 81

HD Locals available in this DMA
  • ABC - WSYR (9)
  • CBS - WTVH (5)
  • NBC - WSTM (3)
  • FOX - WSYT (68)
  • MNT - WNYS (43)

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 01:44 PM

Channel:
24 (WCNY-PBS)
Date: 2008-09-17
Description:
Instead of showing the high-def feed from 24-4, it is showing a cropped SD version of 24-1

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 01:57 PM

Channel:
68 (WSYT-Fox)
Date: 2008-09-17
Description:
Looks like there are occasional breaks in picture. DirecTv might not be picking up a strong steady signal from the tower. Picture from my OTA antenna is smooth (no breaks).

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 12:02 PM

Cnannel 5 HD is out for the past 24 hours with a DTV message displayed, so they obviously know about it.

I am wondering if anyone with OTA can tell me if Ch 5 HD OTA is OK? I am in a no-OTA zone down here. Just wondering if it is the station or the delivery of HD to DTV where the problem lies.

The other Syracuse stations are ok for me.

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 12:13 PM

Cnannel 5 HD is out for the past 24 hours with a DTV message displayed, so they obviously know about it.

I am wondering if anyone with OTA can tell me if Ch 5 HD OTA is OK? I am in a no-OTA zone down here. Just wondering if it is the station or the delivery of HD to DTV where the problem lies.

The other Syracuse stations are ok for me.


WTVH is having problems with their digital signal. It's out OTA as well. There's a small snippet about it posted on their website.

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 02:32 PM

WTVH is having problems with their digital signal. It's out OTA as well. There's a small snippet about it posted on their website.


Thanks for the info. I never thought to check their website!

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 07:01 PM

Fox 68 HD
09-22-08
8:15pm

Drop out of picture and sound, sound like sound is stuttering, SD appears ok

Only started during prime time..was ok until 8:00pm

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 08:22 PM

Fox 68 HD
09-22-08
8:15pm

Drop out of picture and sound, sound like sound is stuttering, SD appears ok

Only started during prime time..was ok until 8:00pm


It has been getting worse since last week. It is now pretty much a constant problem that is becoming unbearable. Getting my antenna out if this keeps up!

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 09:21 PM

Wow the fox feed is just awful. The audio glitching made both of the shows I record completely unwatchable. Now I have to hook my antenna back up just for one channel. they really need to fix this asap.

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 11:51 PM

Wow the fox feed is just awful. The audio glitching made both of the shows I record completely unwatchable. Now I have to hook my antenna back up just for one channel. they really need to fix this asap.


Just as an fyi, WSYT has been having this issue with the network shows for MONTHS. As in since the Super Bowl months. There's a long discussion of the ongoing problems on the AVS forum. Last week I recorded the repeat of the season premier of Fringe and it was near unwatchable because of the drop outs. I was hoping that having the channel on D* would eliminate this problem, but from the comments above I'm sure I'm going to be disappointed when I (try to) watch Sarah Connor Chronicles from tonight. I take it from this that D* is just uplinking the ota signal that is still having problems. *sigh*

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 05:54 AM

Just as an fyi, WSYT has been having this issue with the network shows for MONTHS. As in since the Super Bowl months. There's a long discussion of the ongoing problems on the AVS forum. Last week I recorded the repeat of the season premier of Fringe and it was near unwatchable because of the drop outs. I was hoping that having the channel on D* would eliminate this problem, but from the comments above I'm sure I'm going to be disappointed when I (try to) watch Sarah Connor Chronicles from tonight. I take it from this that D* is just uplinking the ota signal that is still having problems. *sigh*

I had been watching OTA feed for months and it was not as bad as it is the past days.

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 06:12 PM

Channel 5 is back two days ago and is looking pretty good.

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 06:14 PM

Apparently, the OTA signal from channel 68-1 (Fox) is OK. The problem we are seeing must have originated from DirecTv. I recorded same program via OTA antenna and DirecTv HD locals and made comparison. OTA signal is perfect.

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 06:39 PM

Yesterday during NFL, the early game had audio stutters like crazy. The second game was fine, and then later Sunday night, the stutters were back.

I don't see any video probs - just the audio difficulties which make it unwatchable.

I wonder why the audio issues come and go?

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 06:58 PM

Yesterday during NFL, the early game had audio stutters like crazy. The second game was fine, and then later Sunday night, the stutters were back.

I don't see any video probs - just the audio difficulties which make it unwatchable.

I wonder why the audio issues come and go?


There is definitely video problems if you can stand the audio problem and watch it for a longer period. Picture freezes and skips all the time.

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 07:06 PM

How is this not fixed yet? The OTA feed is fine. It is still doing it tonight on Sarah Connor Chronicles and Prison Break.

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 08:47 PM

WCNY is fixed. Its just the SD channel unfortunately, but at least its a clean feed and not cropped.
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Posted 09 October 2008 - 05:56 PM

Ok, it has been a week and a half and it is pretty quiet here on this forum.

Channel 68 continues to be bad for me. Since my earlier post when I said it was ok during some Sunday football, I have been checking more closely and I have to agree, it is unwatchable/unlistenable.

I can't get the OTA to compare, but I assume based on earlier data that the OTA is OK. So what gives with this and will it ever improve?

Fortunately, I still have a waiver for DNS for NYC FOX, but sooner or later they will cut that off on me and then I'll have to watch Eli with this stuttering audio and video!!

Also, Chan 43 shows lip sync issues. I tried all the tricks to get sync and it didn't work. Right now that is not a major issue since I don't really watch the channel.

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 01:45 PM

As of today (Oct 23), the audio/video problems on channel 68 are not fixed.

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 07:27 AM

As of today (Oct 23), the audio/video problems on channel 68 are not fixed.


On the World Series game last night - it seemed not so bad. I mostly had issues on the commercials. But I agree - it is still there.

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