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Brrrrriiiiip getting worse?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Ken S, Feb 19, 2009.

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  1. Mar 1, 2009 #181 of 831
    bonscott87

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    Ok, so I don't understand.

    Watched BSG late last night, 10pm EST recording. HR21-200.

    I had the one mentioned above right after Kara says "toothpaste", lasted maybe quarter second. After that I didn't have a single brrrrrrrip or drop out.

    So if it's totally a transmission thing, how can we both have different experiences?

    Perhaps it is a transmission issue and our various hardware/software is handling it better or worse. Mine obviously better for some reason.

    I have an HR21-200 and an HR20-700, both on current national release, I haven't done any CE this cycle.

    Oh, I asked my wife who watches CSI/CSI:NY a ton on Spike HD if she sees this and she said she hasn't noticed it, maybe once every other episode.
     
  2. Mar 1, 2009 #182 of 831
    rebkell

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    If you still have the show on your DVR, check the Domino commercial after the opening Segment of BSG(the next commercial break after the toothpaste part). I think there was one there, I wouldn't normally notice it, but when I was finding the other one, I was typing and the recording was playing back and I noticed it during the commercial.
     
  3. Mar 1, 2009 #183 of 831
    hdtvfan0001

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    That would seem to reinforce that you are correct that it is a broadcast issue, with different units handling it in slightly different ways.
     
  4. Mar 1, 2009 #184 of 831
    bonscott87

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    I deleted it already. I do have a backup on my HR20 but it was from the midnight showing. I'll probably rewatch it anything since it was good and it'll be interesting to see if the later showing had the problem in the same place.
     
  5. Mar 1, 2009 #185 of 831
    bcltoys

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    Is this problem happening with all hd receivers or just dvrhd receivers.
     
  6. Mar 1, 2009 #186 of 831
    hdtvfan0001

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    A good comparison point is if you see it in live TV that you also are recording, and then it shows up in the recorded version playback...that would seem to reinforce it being a broadcast issue....

    Also...if anyone has examples on their existing recordings...further evidence..
     
  7. Mar 1, 2009 #187 of 831
    retromzc

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    Trust me, it also happens on h20-100 and h20-600 non dvr receivers. Much too often.
     
  8. Mar 1, 2009 #188 of 831
    veryoldschool

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    Also on my H21-200, which should point to the SAT feed as "the source".
     
  9. Mar 1, 2009 #189 of 831
    rebkell

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    If you notice it and then skip back and it's still there, should be the same thing. I've never jumped back and the brrrripppp disappear, but I have seen the slo-mo strobing effect change on the video. I was recording Leverage last week and it was doing the frame slo-mo/strobe effect a lot, I finally stopped the playback and restarted it and it played back fine(video, any audio brips were always there).
     
  10. Mar 1, 2009 #190 of 831
    hdtvfan0001

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    That would seem to validate the broadcast stream as the problem then...
     
  11. Mar 2, 2009 #191 of 831
    bonscott87

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    Just so others can compare. Yesterday watched several hours of programs from during the week.

    CSI:NY, CSI and Numbers from local CBS - No problems (which is actually amazing taking our local CBS into account)
    Burn Notice off USA - no brrrrrrrrrps (not even when it started like there was last week)
    Cops off local Fox - no problems
    Chuck off local NBC - One brrrrrrrp about 5 minutes in and they stayed in SD after a local commercial break about 40 minutes in but came back to HD about 2 minutes later (obviously a local problem there)
     
  12. Mar 2, 2009 #192 of 831
    c9house

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    This has been happening to me also. I recently upgraded to HD and never saw this issue on SD. I have the HR23.

    Watched a DVR'd DollHouse ep. last night from Friday and it happened during that show. For me I've really only noticed it on Locals. Maybe I just watch more locals.
     
  13. Mar 2, 2009 #193 of 831
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    Here's my issue, Tom. Directv chose this technology, deployed it, sold it to customers, and they're charging a pretty good price.

    Its clearly complex stuff and they haven't figured out how to make it work really, really well yet, nor do they seem to have tuned the inter-company relationships such that they can identify and resolve the problems in a more timely manner.

    But theres no hesitation to continue to stuff more HD channels into the mix, more features, and even more complexity when they havent worked out the bugs in the basic audio and video transmission.

    The HD is pretty. When it goes brrrriiiiiiipppppp!!!!! 5 or 6 times in a show, the enjoyment goes down a little bit.

    So I appreciate the complexity of the technology, but it was directvs choice to implement it, and their responsibility to get it right before they sold it to a lot of customers.
     
  14. Mar 3, 2009 #194 of 831
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    UPDATE.......After 2 long weeks of fighting, as of this morning I have gone many hours without a video or audio glitch. So far so good again this morning.

    I went 24 x 7 for 2 weeks to all of a sudden its gone. Sure would like to know what the hell they did.

    Many calls to the station , to Casey's office, to people telling me I was the only one that had it, etc....

    The engineer did tell me he started to get more calls, maybe they took more interest after that. Again, have no idea who had ownership on this issue

    Channel 9 WUSA Washington, DC
     
  15. Mar 3, 2009 #195 of 831
    hoos51

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    This is a key word and is the term the engineers or the broadcast guys in LA use. Now do ya think they know about the issue when they have a given nick name for it.....

    They seem to think when it appears it's very hard to fix????? Thus my 13 day adventure. But damn it, Never, Never give up ! I Called every day ( wife says I have some real issues ) but I can work that problem !

    So if you guys ever call about this issue Ref: Motor Boating, maybe that will help.
     
  16. Mar 3, 2009 #196 of 831
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    Jeremy W

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    No kidding, I realize that. But when you call DirecTV, you're not talking to an engineer. You're talking to a dumb CSR. And a dumb CSR is more likely to associate it with my definition than yours.
     
  19. Mar 3, 2009 #199 of 831
    Tom Robertson

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    Woohoo, hoos51! That is fantastic news.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  20. Mar 3, 2009 #200 of 831
    hoos51

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    Hell, I know you guys were tired of me b-----ing, I know my wife was :)
     
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