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#41 OFFLINE   billgrayny

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 08:00 PM

Maybe it is getting fixed. 24 on the 19th was much better. It still had short video freezes but no audio stutters.

That is the only programming I watched on 68 so far this week.

Keeping my fingers crossed...

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 09:41 AM

Everything I watched on 68 last night looked and sounded fine! I'm cautiously optimistic that it's all set now.

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 06:48 AM

24 yesterday (1/26) on 68 had a few video freezes. I think I heard one audio stutter.

So it is getting better, but still not perfect...

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 12:25 AM

Improved yes, fixed, no. Audio is improved somewhat, but there are still video freezes and the occasional stutter. Still find I have to watch with captioning turned on to catch the dialog.

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 04:26 PM

Still no improvement. Sigh. I feel like I'm watching Max Headroom running and gunning instead of Jack Bauer.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 01:20 PM

I agree with everyone here. Improved but not fixed.
However, I can tolerate occasional video freezes and drop outs. Audio stutters, on the other hand, can really kill a show for me. Screeching and screaming sounds just give me headaches every time. It reminds me of the guy who ran his fingers over a chalk board in Jaws.:nono2:

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 05:21 PM

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

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 06:17 PM

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


With the exception of the random D* brrrp issue, the problems have been resolved.

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 06:57 AM

Still having audio BRRRPS on most channels and sometimes brief video freezes.

Better than it was last winter, but not perfect...

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 12:27 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

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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.

Edit:

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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