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#51 OFFLINE   babzog

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 08:53 PM

Are you Syracuse people still having problems? It seems quiet since February.


Nope, just have grown weary of complaining. It's still brrrrping, pixellating and whatnot. It's the HD feed. When I was watching the F1 broadcasts over the last few weeks, the HD sections of the feed (produced in-house by Fix/Speed) were pixellized up the wazoo, while the race (in SD due to the F1 worldfeed still not being HD) was fine.

I can only assume they turned on 398 due to the problems with Fox.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 08:55 PM

For me, FOX 68 either thru D* or 68-1 OTA still have break-ups and audio dropouts. Of course, this only happens on key evening primetime shows. Seinfield episodes after primetime (2200 hrs) are perfect...does anyone really really know whats going on? I have NO other issues with any other channel or D* service. -t


I get issues with other channels such as Versus (where they show the Indy races) pizellizes. Not so much during the race, but during the in-house produced bits. A few other channels still brrp from time to time.

Watching the Torchwood mini-series on BBC a couple of weeks back... brrp every now and again.

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 05:27 PM

What is up with channel 5 CBS? It has been out on the satellite for at least 4 days now.

Is their OTA signal down also or is this a hiccup between them and DTV?

At times, I can get ch 390 DNS, but at other times I get the 721 message on that channel.

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Upon further review I found this on the web - guess it explains things:

http://www.syracuse....el_5_remai.html

Edited by billgrayny, 09 September 2009 - 05:31 PM.
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Posted 10 September 2009 - 05:58 AM

What is up with channel 5 CBS? It has been out on the satellite for at least 4 days now.

Is their OTA signal down also or is this a hiccup between them and DTV?

At times, I can get ch 390 DNS, but at other times I get the 721 message on that channel.

Edit:

Upon further review I found this on the web - guess it explains things:

http://www.syracuse....el_5_remai.html


Yup, channel 5 OTA has also been out for few days.

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 04:00 PM

During the Giants - Chiefs game on channel 68 WSYT this afternoon the video breakups, video blackouts and the audio BRRRRPS were atrocious (again or maybe it is still). I probably had a hiccup every few minutes.

Can one of you guys with OTA tell me how the game was OTA? I suspect the OTA may have been fine and this crappy stuff is a product of too much satellite BW getting eaten up by Sunday Ticket.

It is just horrible to watch - now for one year with no improvement in sight.

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 08:27 PM

Yankees playoff game ...horible picture and sound breakups

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 10:34 PM

Watching Fringe.... still get the brrps. Occasional video stutters but the brrps are more annoying.

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 06:42 AM

Yankees playoff game ...horible picture and sound breakups


Yep - I agree, very bad. And this was not during a Sunday Ticket time - so it just seems that Chan 68 has issues, unless this is a national Fox problem.

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 06:53 AM

yep, still getting the brrrrps here also, very annoying. Like someone said, it seems to happen during primetime, or football games.

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 11:52 PM

Horrible, Horrible pixelization on WTVH-5 for about 2 weeks or so. I know it's not coming from the station anymore (like it was for a while before that), because it looks absolutely gorgeous both on OTA and on Verizon FiOS. I do know that they replaced their encoder about the same time, increased the bandwidth, fixed the problems that they had been having, and made it look better than it ever has - wonder if maybe D* needs to recalibrate their receiving equipment, and that's the cause of the pix.

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 07:17 PM

The Syracuse HD Stations are terrible. Channel 3 promised over a year and a half ago that the "My9" Yankee Games would be shown in HD. Well, it still hasn't be done. Looks like I'll be waiting until 2010 to see if they're still not on the job. Plus, on my guide, I'll see something listed in HD on Channel 14 and it's not. Why do they even bother?:mad:

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 07:18 PM

Yankees playoff game ...horible picture and sound breakups


Tell me about it. It's one reason why I hate seeing FOX broadcast the World Series.:mad:

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 07:17 AM

I found this forum while searching online for answers to our persistent problems with our local HD channels through DirecTV. I was quite surprised to learn how many people are having similar issues to ours.

The worst channel by far is the local Fox HD. This has been going on since we "upgraded" to HD receivers and subscribed to the local HD channels about a year ago. We don't really watch a lot of shows on Fox, but one of our favorites is American Idol. Last year, we noticed a lot of sound drop-outs, brrrrrppps, and pixelly issues, but didn't pursue it once the AI season was over. But when the season started up again in January, the issues were all still there. A couple of times it's gone so far as to have absolutely NO SOUND for an extended period - in one case for two whole segments of the show, then last night, for almost the entire duration of the show.

We've had DirecTV out to check out the system, they make some tweaks to our dish pointing, but it's had absolutely no effect on the problems. They tell us it's an uplink issue, and the problem is with the channel, not DirecTV, or our equipment.

We are fortunately able to test the issue because we have two HD DVR's. We've recorded the same broadcast on both simultaneously, and both recordings will have the exact same brrrrrppppps or drop-outs in exactly the same place in the recording. We've also experimented with recording the national non-hd channel at the same time, and on the West Coast feed, both on the same DVR, and on the 2nd DVR. In either case, the national non-HD feeds do NOT have the same issues as the HD channel.

Our other HD locals also have had some issues - sound drop-outs (I especially recall one episode of Numbers that was entirely without sound); but the Fox channel is the worst.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:02 PM

Has anyone else been experiencing issues with abc/wsyr? Setting aside the fact they still refuse to broadcast in 5.1 and the audio is extremely low... For the past few months on all three of my boxes the video has been off. Its almost as if its dropping frames. Playing back recorded shows going frame by frame there are times when it will go 4 or 5 frames before I get a new one. Something is really wrong.

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 05:22 PM

So how are the Syracuse locals on D* these days? Still lots of problems with Fox, or have they all been resolved? Any other problems/issues?

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:57 AM

Coming in September: WSYR Channel 9(RF17) will be adding MeTV as a new subchannel. It is supposed to be premiering on September 10th. Enjoy!

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 03:58 PM

I see that MeTV's startup, on WSYR has been moved back until October 15th. Here is their press release:

Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Many NewsChannel 9 viewers anticipated being able to watch Me-TV on our digital channel 9.2 this month, but the change has not happened.

Viewers who were looking forward to the new programming shouldn’t worry. According to NewsChannel 9 personnel, Me-TV will be available on Oct. 15.

There have been a few delays in bringing over some of the equipment needed to make the transition.

For those who are wondering, Me-TV stands for “Memorable Entertainment Television.”

The network showcases old-time favorite shows from the 1950s through the 1980s including “MASH,” “Cheers,” “Star Trek,” and “I Love Lucy.”



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Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:23 PM

I see that WSYR has finally added MeTV to their subchannel after a number of delays. It looks like they need to work on the bit rate, because it looks fuzzy, compared to the MeTV subchannel on Rochester's WHEC. One other item, on the Syracuse MeTV affiliate, is that it doesn't show the whole MeTV lineup and has blocks of repeat newscasts of WSYR's ABC news.

Edited by PrinceLH, 17 October 2012 - 01:30 PM.


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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:59 PM

Is ther any other way of Getting METV off of Dave ? I love ther Line up of shows :(

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:45 AM

I wish they would too. I hate the slash and cut approach over the air. WSYR needs to ditch some of the news repeats and infomercials and run the MeTV lineup mostly intact.




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