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Another bad day for D* on NBC HD


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#1 OFFLINE   elvisisded

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 06:34 PM

Once again, just like last week, NBC is cutting out constantly during the football game making it unwatchable. I live in the Los Angeles area. Anyone else experiencing this. I am really regretting my decision to sign up with D* at this point. Before you ask, I'm getting signal strength in the 90's and it's a clear sunny day. This
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#2 OFFLINE   FenceMan

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 07:41 PM

Same problem with OTA antenna, probably has nothing to do with D*...

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 08:56 PM

As mentioned last week, NBC's HD signal is the worst in the industry. DirecTV (or Dish or cable) can only give you what your local NBC station gives them. Crap in, crap out.

NBC OTA is just as bad in most places.

#4 OFFLINE   elvisisded

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 10:59 PM

As mentioned last week, NBC's HD signal is the worst in the industry. DirecTV (or Dish or cable) can only give you what your local NBC station gives them. Crap in, crap out.

NBC OTA is just as bad in most places.


Thanks for the info. I hope they get that sorted out before the season starts.:mad:

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 12:15 AM

Thanks for the info. I hope they get that sorted out before the season starts.:mad:


I was only able to watch maybe 15 minutes of today's game, but it was solid both via DTV and OTA (Seattle local). I wonder if it varies depending on the local station.

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 06:32 AM

NBC OTA is just as bad in most places.


All the problems I saw with the hall of fame game were gone for last night's game. I get NBC HD via my OTA antenna (Buffalo). Both races from Watkins Glen were flawless too.
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Posted 14 August 2006 - 06:46 AM

NBC out of Milwaukee is awesome. Great Picture & DD 5.1 Sounds great. This is with an OTA antenna.

My only complaint is that the idiots John Madden & Al Michaels still can be heard. I would rather hear white noise than those two bumbling idiots.
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Posted 14 August 2006 - 11:23 AM

NBC out of Milwaukee is awesome. Great Picture & DD 5.1 Sounds great. This is with an OTA antenna.

My only complaint is that the idiots John Madden & Al Michaels still can be heard. I would rather hear white noise than those two bumbling idiots.


Get a sirius receiver. Problem solved...:D
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Posted 14 August 2006 - 01:13 PM

Thanks for the info. I hope they get that sorted out before the season starts.:mad:


Doubtfull. The problem isn't so much NBC themselves as the local affiliates. Most NBC affiliates have at least 1 subchannel if not 2. This starves the HD feed making it look like crap at best, dropouts at worst.

So if the local affiliate delivers their HD signal to Dish, DirecTV or cable via OTA (which many do) then you'll see the same issues on Dish, DirecTV or cable but only magnified due to the extra compression put on the signal.

Some NBC are fine, such as Milwaukee it seems. But many are not. So you should find out if your NBC has digital subchannels OTA and if so then you'll know the root of the problem.




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