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Brrrrriiiiip getting worse?

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

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  1. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    I think it's obvious there is a problem. With the locals all bets are off because they are obviously so different, we can't compare them to be honest. I personally think there is a huge combination of equipment/setup issues that determine why some people see it and some don't.

    Possible. If people want to get to the bottom of it those with problem need to post at a minimum the channel and the program, what time showing if there are multiples and if possible where in the program there were a brrrrrrp or two. But again with locals we can't really compare. My CBS may be terrible while yours is fine. Only true comparisons can be done with the national channels.

    I honestly don't post much in this thread. But when new people come to the thread and are confused that they don't see it then it helps them to know what some people don't see it or it's barely noticeable, for whatever reason. Also can help DirecTV with various data points. Many time finding the solution to a problem isn't finding out why someone has the problem but why someone else doesn't.

    So my latest data point. We just caught up with Dollhouse on Fox yesterday, last 5 episodes. Had no issues with the first 4, had one minor brrrrrp in the last one from Friday night in the first 10 minutes. I checked my OTA backup and it was there as well. Thus the problem was with my Fox affiliate and nothing to do with DirecTV....this time.
     
  2. Tom Robertson

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    I was listening closely to Dollhouse this week, especially after there was a glitch in Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, but Dollhouse was fine. (So my feeling was your glitch was either timezone dependent or local affiliate.)

    The good news for me is all my latest sound effects have been softer, not harsh nor loud has they had been in the past. (And still rare.) :)

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  3. rebkell

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    Out of curiosity did the gltich in Sarah Connor happen when John Henry was talking to Savannah? I had a real bad video/audio glitch on both cable and Directv both early in the show in the scene with John Henry and Savannah.
     
  4. Tom Robertson

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    I was early on when John and Sarah were camping and training. Right when the red parakeet chirped. (And hear a silent section on the SD version as well.)

    Nothing else that I heard (and was listening, since others had mentioned that episode.)

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  5. gphvid

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    I'm not at all certain that these are DirecTV's problems. Most of the networks these days air shows off servers and the servers can hiccup which will cause what we term at work as a digital hit or glitch. So when the program airs and the playback hits this spot causing the server glitch, Fox will air the glitch everywhere. Localized ones I've found on my boxes tend to be box-related. D* errors tend to be complete drops and then restores. As programming continues to go offtape and into servers for air, the likelyhood of glitches increases. Nobody's perfect and you must just accept that for now, this will happen but will be addressed with better servers and RAID drives and SAN banks. For me, as long as it doesn't horribly interrupt my enjoyment of a certain show, then I don't care. I'm just glad to have HD in the first place.
     
  6. PlanetBill

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    I also get the brrrriiiip. Have been for a couple weeks it seems. Only seem to notice on HD channels, well, thats all I really watch anyway.
     
  7. HRJustin

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    I notice this problem from time to time mainly on the local stations. It happens at least once on the local 11PM NBC news and The Tonight Show. I have also noticed it on other shows at random times. I barely ever have any visual errors just the audio blank spots. Every audio dropout birrrrrrrp that I have witnessed has been between 2-5 seconds.

    It really does suck when audio drops out in the middle of listening to the news or miss half a joke from jay leno. When im not watching the locals I usually skip around and I cant recall seeing this problem on non-local channels.
     
  8. Mrmiami

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    It is "possible" that servers may be a potential culprit to only some of the programs being affected with this problem but only in the way it also was able to capture the problem. This doesn't explain why this problem affects Live TV also such as the Presidential address or MLB/NFL/NCAA/NASCAR sports which it has. So to pinpoint servers, I just don't see any real connection to them being the problem but I do know that the West Coast has sevaral shows that are recorded from the East Coast in real time then time shifted to be broadcast to them at a different timeframe. So in theory, if the problem was seen on the east coast feed, it should then be reproduced on the West Coast Feed of the same program if recorded. We should try that scenario out to see what happens.
     
  9. erosroadie

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    This was a major problem several months ago, when WMAQ-5 in Chicago would have this occur while watching NBC Nightly News several hours later. Some episodes were almost unwatchable. Rewinds through the show have the sounds at the same points, so whatever it was, it was recorded as opposed to being random at playback. Also was a problem on some SportsCenter broadcasts on ESPN. Equipment is an HR21-700 w/AM21.

    Now I hate to mention this, but I don’t think this has occurred in the last three weeks, on any channel (holding breath here)...
     
  10. knoxbh

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    Recorded "Cold Case" last night on SD local channel and absolutely perfect when we had been having problems in the recent past on the HD channels. Also recorded "The Unit" last night but have not watched it yet. By the way, they were both on the CBS station where we had problems on the HD side.

    Howard
     
  11. veryoldschool

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    If you would read some of the early posts in this thread, you might get a better idea.
    "The problem" is layered.
    "Your servers" simply fall under problems from the broadcaster.
    "Another layer" comes from DirecTV's uplink, which has been "proven" when the same program/broadcaster is watched via OTA and doesn't exhibit it.
    A couple of my local network broadcasters air their programing an hour earlier and "your server" could explain some of their problems, but not when their OTA is fine.
     
  12. TBlazer07

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    I have never experienced this problem on recordings via OTA reception from the NY 4 major nets through my HR2x's (90% of our recordings are OTA NYC locals). When I accidently switch to the DirecTV satellite reception of these NY locals (usually that would be "live") I constantly have the issue. Outside that I have only experienced it (that I noticed) one time on USA network. We do watch/record a lot of FX and have never noticed it there.
     
  13. Prince Oz

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    I think I may have figured out what is causing the Brrrriiiiipppp. I was listening real close to the Brrrriiiiiip over the weekend and as I started to here it, I turned the volume up on my receiver. It seems to be some kind of alien message and they are using the D* satalites to send there message out to all of the people that have been abducted by aliens in the past that have received an alien chip unknown to them. The signal seems to indicated that the aliens are upset over the lack of added HD content and that they are planning a D* take over to get more HD added. :D
     
  14. Amerikes

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    My wife watches TV mostly in our living room(HR21-100), and I watch it in our tv room(H20-100), and in my office(H20-600). I asked her some time back, if she had noticed anything, and she said no. Could it be a firmware problem with the boxes?

    I will check with her again and confirm. I don't see how she could not notice it, had it been happening on that TV.

    I would guess, that it has been discussed in this thread whether it would be box/firmware related. Has anyone narrowed it down to box, satellite?
     
  15. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    yes and no it isn't. [read earlier posts in this thread please]
     
  16. Amerikes

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    No, I am not going to read 15 pages for the quick input I threw in. Your initial part of your response was fine and appreciated. Your second part was really not needed...... :nono2:
     
  17. LameLefty

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    Middle...
    Then use the Thread Tools to search the thread.
     
  18. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    While I understand 300+ posts aren't fun going through, on the other hand I put some work into posting some "good information" for others to read, and really don't want to repeat the effort.

    Look for my Avatar to shortcut to the info.
     
  19. Cobra

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    I have started to get it the last 2 ce's, including my h20, plus the ota channels audio is terrible
     
  20. Amerikes

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    Hey, regardless, the first part of the post was all that was needed. It was succinct and to the point and appreciated. Don't be ridiculous. IMO.
     
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