I would definitely like to know if the attenuator solves the problem. I hate having to watch "24" in SD.
FWIW, Here's a source.
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Posted 30 January 2007 - 05:33 PM
Posted 31 January 2007 - 11:03 AM
I have found that a signal in the 60 to 70 range eliminates the dropouts. That then causes low signal on all the other Austin OTA channels, so it isnt an option for me...But there has gotta be something to Fox not liking a strong signal...what in the strong signal is overloading the 622... Admit i'm not a techie on any of this, just something to think about...
Posted 11 February 2007 - 10:05 PM
Posted 13 February 2007 - 10:03 PM
I am hoping that since it has been since January since anyone has posted that this hasn't gone away. I keep checking back to see if there has been any further developments but it seems rather quite.
Posted 14 February 2007 - 02:38 PM
Posted 14 February 2007 - 03:06 PM
Not that I want to hog this thread, but there has been some confirmation about one way to get around the problem of signal dropouts. It appears there is a very narrow window where the 622 is not affected by whatever is causing the problem. Several of us have been successful in getting a stable picture by making sure the reported signal strength of the problem station is kept around the 68-72 range. Maybe you might want to check this out.
Posted 14 February 2007 - 03:34 PM
I have the same issue with PBS HD channels 19-1 through 19-4 here in Kansas City. I posted the issue on the Local HDTV issues section of AVS forum for Kansas City (as per one mods advice, thanks!) and found another 622 owner is seeing the same thing exactly. I figure it is something the station is sending in the signal that the 622 doesn't like. I told an engineer at the station about the problem, but they didn't seem too concerned. I do get good signal strength on these channels (about 93), but every few seconds, the strength drops and then comes back. If you are seeing weak strengths on all channels, the OTA tuner on the 622 may be bad.
This forced me to buy the locals package which at least I get program info now too, that is nice. Would be nicer if it was free.
Posted 14 February 2007 - 03:41 PM
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Posted 14 February 2007 - 10:02 PM
This is very interesting information. I'll try and see if I can attenuate my affected signal so it is between the 68-72 range, so to see if that works. The attenuation that I've tried had caused it to be lower than that range and the problem still remains.
Posted 16 February 2007 - 07:32 AM
Once the signal drops to around 65, I find the picture starts breaking up again but this is probably due to lack of signal and not what is causing a similar problem, but different cause, at signal levels above 75.
Posted 17 February 2007 - 01:23 PM
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Posted 18 February 2007 - 01:01 AM
Ron, is there any news on whether or not the next release will update the tuner in the 622?
Posted 18 February 2007 - 06:56 PM
Just got a 622 installed this week in Austin. Same issues as everyone else with Fox OTA. Attenuation isn't an answer as Fox is one of my strongest channels, so adding enough to drop Fox's signal level will make other channels too weak to come in.
I'll go ahead and submit a trouble ticket with Dish so they know more folks are having the problem.
Posted 18 February 2007 - 07:55 PM
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Posted 19 February 2007 - 10:50 AM
Posted 19 February 2007 - 11:52 AM
Btw got the 622 in November and had no problems the first 3 months.
Posted 19 February 2007 - 01:10 PM
The coincidence is that, as I understand things with FOX, is that they control the HD signal entirely. With other networks, the local stations receive the signal and run it through their equipment for transmission to viewers. In the case of FOX, much of this "equipment" is skipped. The term I've heard used is "splice".
Maybe it's time to escalate the issue to Fox? It can't be a coincidence that so many Fox affiliates around the country are having similar issues.
Posted 19 February 2007 - 02:04 PM
The more information we can feed Dish the better. Attenuation may not be the answer for you but it might help them identify the problem if you can confirm attenuation does work in your situation.
Posted 19 February 2007 - 10:22 PM