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HD Discussion: The Smithsonian Channel (Channel 267)


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#141 OFFLINE   ICM2000

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 07:54 AM

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 08:00 AM

Back on here too

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 10:06 AM

Still having audio sync issues. The programming looks really good, but the audio makes it unwatchable at times. Has anyone spoke to D* about this?

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 11:09 AM

Here at my place with an HR20-700 the lip sync is off so badly that it is unwatchable. Pause/Play does not correct!
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 11:20 AM

VW & Dr....I have the same lip sync issue today, as well. It is waaaay off.

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 11:21 AM

Here at my place with an HR20-700 the lip sync is off so badly that it is unwatchable. Pause/Play does not correct!


Only lips are out of synch? On my HR20, all the sound is out of synch!

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 11:21 AM

Was watching a yellowstone piece last night. Several moments of momentary freeze up and some pixelating occurreed. I guesss it is this channel's problem as other MPEG4 channels were not doing this.

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 11:52 AM

Was watching a yellowstone piece last night. Several moments of momentary freeze up and some pixelating occurreed. I guesss it is this channel's problem as other MPEG4 channels were not doing this.


I noticed the same thing yesterday. Picture was breaking up. Other channels were fine.

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 12:27 PM

It's worse than that, it's dead, Jim....


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Posted 04 October 2007 - 12:37 PM

Audio is stuttering a bit still. Not on any other channels I can find, just this one.

The picture looks really great though.

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 02:24 PM

DirecTV either has a bad encoder, or Smithsonian has a problem on their end. Since no other carriers have this channel, we can't determine which one it is.

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 02:28 PM

At the start of the last two shows the picture goes out to a blank screen and comes back. Everything drops including sound. What gives? Has to be them turning something on at the studio? Anyone else getting this. It is right when each new show starts.


I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one with this problem. I can deal with it, since it doesn't happen too often, but hopefully they find a fix...

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 09:11 PM

At the start of the last two shows the picture goes out to a blank screen and comes back. Everything drops including sound. What gives? Has to be them turning something on at the studio? Anyone else getting this. It is right when each new show starts.


Me too and I'm having a bad audio sync problem on this channel along with pixelation issues.
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 10:22 PM

Smithsonian has been breaking up at the start of every show ever since day one. Since it happens regularly, it has to be on their end.

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 04:50 PM

Since it happens regularly, it has to be on their end.

Probably, but not necessarily.

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 09:44 PM

I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one with this problem. I can deal with it, since it doesn't happen too often, but hopefully they find a fix...


Saw it with a recording of "America Wild and Wacky" recorded last weekend.
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 04:41 PM

There's a very bad audio/video sync problem right now.
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Posted 11 October 2007 - 08:14 AM

I REALLLLLLLY wish the audio sync issue could get fixed. There are a lot of shows I want to watch, but am too annoyed because it's so out of sync.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 04:37 PM

The following quote is from Linn's Stamp News 10/15 issue:

Smithsonian Channel will be available to subscribers of DirecTV in two formats. It is currently offered by high-definition transmission on DirecTV’s channel 267. Beginning Dec. 31, it will also be available through a channel-on-demand option.

The channel will be free to DirecTV subscribers for three months. After that, it will be offered in a package of high-definition channels for a fee.

No source is offered for this information. It's in a hobby publication because one of the Smithsonian museums, I believe, is the US Postal Museum in Washington.

And, no, I didn't check the first six pages of this thread to see if similar information was already posted.

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 11:57 AM

Hi Coastsider,
May I ask when you saw All Dolled Up? Also what cable system do you have and what was the channel number?
Thanks, Artie




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