Yesterday, my first day with L616 was a captioning nightmare. Early this morning things looked pretty good, but as noted above, it is an ever moving target and this evening I am finding problems again although not as bad as yesterday. Here in the Wash DC area, I am not having any problems with locals (dish and ota) except the long running ABC HD problem noted in my previous post. The problems are all with satellite/cable channels, in particular the premium HD movie channels. The problems with CCs on the HD movie channels started shortly after they launched the additional HBO and Starz feeds last fall. Before that, I rarely had problems. I believe it is a signal issue vs. software (but I'm just guessing). I do know that whenever I have reported, say, HBO to have no or messed up CCs, they would make an adjustment and then it would be OK, but then at the same time one of the other HD movie feeds would go out. Seems like if they tinker with one, it is at the expense of another. At one point, they managed to get them all working for me (at the same time!) but that was very short lived. Around Thanksgiving I started having major problems with the movie channels that continue to today. As of today: (these are all HD problems -- all SD CCs are fine)
HBO - OK
HBO2E - Messed Up (garbled, skittish, etc Unwatchable)
HBOSG - Messed Up
HBOW - Messed Up
HBOFM - Messed Up
HBOCY - Messed Up
HBOZ - Messed Up
MAX - OK
MAXW - Intially messed up, but eventually straightens out, at least until you hit pause, cancel or any other remote button
ACMAX - Initially messed up (as above)
5-MAX - OK
STARZ - OK (today, for the first time since November!!)
STARZW - NO CCs
SEDGE - OK
STZC - No CCs
SK&FM - OK
SHO-E - OK
Additionally, I currently have no CCs for HGTV (which was working just this morning, but not yesterday), TWC, or DISCOVERY Channel (do not get the Smithsonian Channel, so can't comment on that one).
Tomorrow, the list could be quite different . . .
Edited by dschneider, 10 January 2009 - 06:02 PM.
hit post accidently