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Bills Game near unwatchable...

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by SteveHas, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. SteveHas

    SteveHas Hall of Fame

    Feb 6, 2007
    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.
  2. bills976

    bills976 Godfather/Supporter

    Jun 30, 2002
    It was unwatchable, but for reasons unrelated to the signal... sigh...
  3. rsteinfe

    rsteinfe Legend

    May 7, 2005
    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).
  4. Indiana627

    Indiana627 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 18, 2005
    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.
  5. tcusta00

    tcusta00 Active Member

    Dec 31, 2007

    Want to post your signal strengths and see if someone can help determine if it's an alignment issue?
  6. RACJ2

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    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.
  7. peano

    peano Icon

    Feb 1, 2004
    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%.
  8. Cyber36

    Cyber36 Legend

    Mar 20, 2008
    Byron NY
    You guys are STILL watching that pitiful excuse for a football team? Hop on Cincy's bandwagon. I'll move over for ya.......:hurah:
  9. taz291819

    taz291819 Godfather

    Oct 18, 2006
    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.
  10. BuffaloDenny

    BuffaloDenny Icon

    Mar 19, 2007
    Yep, that's all I saw too.
  11. cariera

    cariera Icon

    Oct 27, 2006
    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.:)
  12. wilbur_the_goose

    wilbur_the_goose Hall Of Fame

    Aug 16, 2006
    The HD feed on NFLST was perfect for me.
  13. thestaton

    thestaton Legend

    Aug 14, 2008
    x2. Sorry to hear it was bad for the OP.
  14. RACJ2

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    Maybe the game will be watchable this week, now that Jauron is gone. Hopefully the HD PQ will be excellent as well.
  15. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    I read the heading like you did....prompting the question....was he talking about the team or the broadcast. :D
  16. hasan

    hasan Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Ogden, IA
    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.:)
  17. homebase

    homebase Legend

    Sep 4, 2007
    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.
  18. kevinwmsn

    kevinwmsn Hall Of Fame

    Aug 19, 2006
    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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