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Video Stuttering worse lately?


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#1 OFFLINE   n3ntj

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 05:25 PM

Is anyone else now getting regular video stuttering?

Today while watching hockey, I witnessed video stuttering at least hourly for approx. 5 seconds at a time. It has gotten worse with 13d and 13e. I saw this occasionally starting back in January, but in the past day or so, its gotten even worse.

Would be nice if D* would address this problem in a new update.
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#2 OFFLINE   litzdog911

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 05:27 PM

What channel(s)? Doesn't seem any worse to me on any channels.
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#3 OFFLINE   pdawg17

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 05:28 PM

Is anyone else now getting regular video stuttering?

Today while watching hockey, I witnessed video stuttering at least hourly for approx. 5 seconds at a time. It has gotten worse with 13d and 13e. I saw this occasionally starting back in January, but in the past day or so, its gotten even worse.

Would be nice if D* would address this problem in a new update.


I was just going to start a thread about this...last night on FSN Bay Area every 20 seconds or so there would be a sudden "jerk" in the picture for a split second...happened during the entire Warrior game...the audio does NOT hiccup however...had not seen this on any other channel...

#4 OFFLINE   Racer88

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 06:40 PM

During the Busch race this afternoon on WABC (86) national mpeg-2 there was numerous video and audio interuptions that I witnessed. Dunno if it was station, D*, or HR20 related.

The video would go all haywire with big green areas dominating most of the frame.

#5 OFFLINE   n3ntj

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 08:08 PM

What channel(s)? Doesn't seem any worse to me on any channels.


I noticed the video stuttering today on NESN (623) while watching the Rangers beat the Bruins, but also on other channels. Same thing when watching a recorded PBS program today (from my local SD PBS station via D*). I've also seen video stuttering worse lately while watching hockey on MSG (via Center Ice) in SD. I don't know what other channels, but I don't think it is a station issue.. since it happens on SD and HD channels, plus when watching recorded programs, I think it is an HR20 issue. Its just gotten noticeably worse lately. The audio continues to play fine when the video stutters.

I see quite a few people report this problem, yet each time a new release comes out, the release notes never mention a fix for video stuttering. I wonder if D* is either:

1. Aware of the problem, although many report it here, OR
2. D* has no idea what is causing this problem.

I wonder if Earl can chime in on this one? This video stuttering issue is really annoying! Don't know if its a software issue, an HR20 hardware issue, or a datastream issue or what.
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Posted 25 March 2007 - 08:45 AM

I have gotten horrible studdering (to the point where I actually get blue messages on the screen as if I don't get the channel) on the mpeg2 HD channels. This has been bad since the last 2 updates and it seems worse at night. At first I thought it was loose cables (it indeed stopped for a short time after tightening the cables, but started up again hours later) but it looks like that wasn't the issue.

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 01:51 PM

I am getting digital breakup watching Nascar today (local channel 11) and was getting it earlier on NHL (local channel 4).

I noticed it last week on the prime time network shows as well.

#8 OFFLINE   n3ntj

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 02:20 PM

pkd88 - Digital breakup (aka pixelation) is different than the video stuttering I am referring to. Video stuttering is when it looks like every other video frame is missing and its slightly choppy.
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Posted 26 March 2007 - 07:50 AM

I have been noticing stuttering when watching Battlestar Galactic on Sci Fi (ch. 244). It seems to more noticable when I am either recording or watching something recorded.

I thought it might be my display, but now I'm leaning toward the HD DVR, particularly the recorded material. Any thoughts?

#10 OFFLINE   n3ntj

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 03:51 PM

No idea of the cause.. I've been reporting it since January, but its only gotten worse with 13d and 13e. Would be nice to see a fix.
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