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'Brrrrip' and 'Slo-Mo' Effect Update

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by 1948GG, Feb 19, 2009.

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  1. 1948GG

    1948GG Icon

    Aug 4, 2007
    Just a minor update on the two most egregious problems with DirecTV systems as a whole, which have existed for a very long time now, and which it still appears to be in the 'will ignore it and maybe it will to away' category at what passes for DirecTV engineering.

    Fairly recently (in the last month or so) the 'Brrrrip' problems seem to be concentrated around what I'll term 'top of the hour', i.e., the effect is clustered right at the hour change (i.e., 6:59-7:00), and of course is irrespective of channel (although it's primarily on the HD's, local or national)

    The 'Slo-Mo' effect (both on HD and SD channels) seems to have really increased at the same time. It is particularly noticeable on channels (local or nations, SD or HD), with 'crawls', like CNBC-HD, where the crawl speed jumps and wavers all over the place, generally at least every 5 min. or thereabouts.

    The ignoring of these problems by DirecTV (the 'brrrip' has been there since day one of Mpeg4 transmissions in 2005!), is really disconcerting. I've had two very large MDU complexes, in the FIOS area, that have seen significant churn in subscribers, where the biggest complaint has been these 'neat effects'.

    What is it going to take to get the problems solved? Am I going to have to come out of retirement, go down to DirecTV's HQ in LA, and 'kick butt'?
  2. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

    Sep 28, 2006
    Please do. :)

    I haven't noticed any slo-motion type things on my end, but the audio glitches (now occasionally accompanied by visual artifacts again - noticed last night on CSI: NY) are getting worse.
  3. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
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