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HD Locals: Syracuse, NY
Posted 14 November 2009 - 07:17 PM
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.
Posted 08 April 2010 - 07:17 AM
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.
Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:02 PM
Posted 30 September 2010 - 05:22 PM
"We named the dog Indiana."
Family Room: HR24-100; WD10EVCS 1TB drive in Antec MX-1; connected via HDMI to Denon AVR-2313CI; 5.1 setup with Boston Acoustics A250 fronts, A225C center, A25 surrounds, ASW650 sub; video to Sony 52W4100 via HDMI; hardwired to Linksys WRT54G
Bedroom: HR21-200 with AM21 & Philips PHDTV1 Antenna, HDMI to Dynex 32" TV; hardwired to Linksys WRT54G
(1) Slimline 3 LBN dish (2 lines direct to each HR2x. No multiswitch.)
D* since January 2003
Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:57 AM
Posted 11 September 2012 - 03:58 PM
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.”
Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:23 PM
Edited by PrinceLH, 17 October 2012 - 01:30 PM.
Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:59 PM
Come from the land of Pennsylvania where Cable TV was invented ! Had HBO back in the 70's and total cable bill was $ 12.00 and all TV's got Cable with no extra fee !
Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:45 AM