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#1 OFFLINE   SteveHas

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 04:18 PM

As if the team's play wasn't bad enough, the signal today was awful.
Clear sky, no dish obstruction (I've happily had D* & NFLST for 10 years), but today's picture got literally unwatchable with the pixelation.
I had to switch to SD, and HD game mix to watch.
Anyone one else experience this today?
It eventually went away late in the 3rd quarter.

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#2 OFFLINE   bills976

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 04:24 PM

It was unwatchable, but for reasons unrelated to the signal... sigh...
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Posted 15 November 2009 - 04:35 PM

I'm in WNY, and watched on the local CBS station (channel 4 in Buffalo) via D*. I didn't see any problems with the signal, only with the play. I think they're just trying to make it easier for us to accept when Ralph Wilson dies and the team is sold (and most likely moved).

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 04:43 PM

I watched it via ST in HD and the PQ was fantastic the entire game, well at least until late in the 4th quarter when I switched to some better games.
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Posted 15 November 2009 - 04:53 PM

Steve,

Want to post your signal strengths and see if someone can help determine if it's an alignment issue?

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 08:14 AM

PQ was fine down here on NFL ST, but as someone else mentioned the game became unwatchable. Mainly the later part of the 4th quarter. I had to turn it off.

Edited by RACJ2, 16 November 2009 - 01:30 PM.

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 08:55 AM

I watched it OTA via the WIVB feed and there was massive loss of resolution during motion. Must have been the source. My signal strength is 100%.

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 11:58 AM

You guys are STILL watching that pitiful excuse for a football team? Hop on Cincy's bandwagon. I'll move over for ya.......:hurah:

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 12:05 PM

I noticed during a national commercial break that the top 1" of the screen was screwing up. It kept doing it for about a second or two when it came back to the game, but then cleared itself up.

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 05:37 PM

I noticed during a national commercial break that the top 1" of the screen was screwing up. It kept doing it for about a second or two when it came back to the game, but then cleared itself up.


Yep, that's all I saw too.
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Posted 16 November 2009 - 05:56 PM

Watched the game on ST and it was fine. Do you have the ability to view the game on an OTA? The reason I ask is that the PQ coming from my local CBS OTA broadcast sucks. Not so much pixelating as artifacting. Football games are nearly unwatchable. Any wash or transition with the CBS logo is horrid (like when they do replays).

I have contacted my local station and they are "working on it". All broadcasts are affected, but it is most noticeable while watching sports. The Directv broadcast is exactly the same as the OTA broadcast. Which makes sense since I am told Directv picks up the OTA feed and then sends it out.

I guess the point is that before you start driving yourself crazy, make sure the feed from the station itself is clear and crisp.:)

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 06:00 PM

The HD feed on NFLST was perfect for me.

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 03:13 PM

The HD feed on NFLST was perfect for me.


x2. Sorry to hear it was bad for the OP.

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 03:17 PM

Maybe the game will be watchable this week, now that Jauron is gone. Hopefully the HD PQ will be excellent as well.
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Posted 18 November 2009 - 03:30 PM

Maybe the game will be watchable this week, now that Jauron is gone. Hopefully the HD PQ will be excellent as well.

I read the heading like you did....prompting the question....was he talking about the team or the broadcast. :D
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Posted 18 November 2009 - 04:42 PM

I read the heading like you did....prompting the question....was he talking about the team or the broadcast. :D


I couldn't help my instantaneous response either. I just knew he meant something else, but I couldn't stop myself from assuming the most likely failure point...the team.:)

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 08:27 PM

I agree with the unwatchable part. Especially Bud Adams special 'finger' after the game. lol

Yes, it was a terrible feed. Watching the game via OTA isn't possible as we usually start watching games about 90 minutes after they start to avoid any & all commercials.

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 08:42 AM

I agree with the unwatchable part. Especially Bud Adams special 'finger' after the game. lol

Yes, it was a terrible feed. Watching the game via OTA isn't possible as we usually start watching games about 90 minutes after they start to avoid any & all commercials.


The AM21 is supported on the HR2x HD DVRS to allow OTA reception.

I still remember the Double Barrol salute that Brian Cox gave to the Bills fans many years ago.
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