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Brrrrriiiiip getting worse?

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

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  1. techntrek

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    I finally got tired of the CBS briips followed by 5 seconds of blackout, always 1 minute into their primetime programs (others in various markets have reported the same problem on this thread). I emailed my local station last night, so far no response...
     
  2. hasan

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    In addition to, or along with the brrrppp issue, which I see with some frequency, I am also getting periodic pixellation on my CBS HD-LIL. These are not usually accompanied by the brrrppp, but are more frequent and annoying.

    This may be a network issue (I haven't caught it on live OTA on the TV itself yet). My guess is encoder/decoder issues on the HD-LIL for this particular manifestation, and it may also be the cause for the brrrp.

    In any case, it hasn't been solved for either (HD-LIL or regular sat channels)

    It is my sense that it has gotten worse since my initial post (post #2 in this thread, quite a while ago)
     
  3. seern

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    I am in the process of watching the PGA match on CBS and at about 1610 I got a brrrrriiiiip followed by 60 seconds of black screen then a brrrrriiiiip as it came back. It affected both of my receivers. I have gotten several brrrrriiiiip's since but the picture has remained on but it has pixelated several times. This was the HD feed off the satellite.
     
  4. jimmyv2000

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    lots of BRRRRRIIIIIP'S on the Science Channel HD (284) today on Build It Bigger.
    Plus FNC Hd has been getting worse of late too

    My nephew thinks the brrrrriiiiips are cool :D
    although he's 4 years old.
     
  5. Ken S

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    Went a whole day without brrriiiiips on CBS local

    Then I realized I was watching it on Comcast. Switched back to DirecTV (what we normally use) and the problem occurred again.
     
  6. hawksprite

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    my local NBC and Fox stations have already made the switch to all digital.
    I have had no problems. I have directv HD DVR.
     
  7. sdirv

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    Week or so ago I was having so much trouble with the brriiippppp thing that TV was nearly unwatchable.

    I noticed here that others in the Phoenix area were having the same problem, sent off an email to ellen fillipiak (however it's spelled), got a phonecall from one of her "assistants" within 12 hours. Explained the problem to the guy at length, told him about the discussions here. He told me he'd look into it and turn it over to "engineering".

    I was promised a callback to let me know what the solution was, but haven't heard from them....

    Within a few hours the brrriiiiippppp was gone and has stayed gone since.
     
  8. hasan

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    I have noticed that mostly on espn one can observe an "aspect" of the brrrp stuff by watching the news crawl...it "jitters" frequently, even when there is no burp. That should never happen. (assuming espn isn't the source of the problem. I'm getting relatively frequent brrrps of very short duration on espn that I don't think I ever see on MSNBC.

    Overall, the problem has gotten worse (across the board) since the start of this thread.
     
  9. rebkell

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    It seemed to get better, on the nationals, in the last week or so it seems to be getting more frequent. I've been catching all the Burn Notice shows this week and they have started brrriiippping again, and the ESPN coverage of the Women's College World Series has had a ton of them. I've noticed several on SciFi in the last week also. I will say that since this thread, the brrripps are shorter in duration, but the frequency seems to be on the rise again, at least on the nationals.
     
  10. Jeremy W

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    Although there are problems with DirecTV's ESPN transmission, a lot of the BottomLine jitters are coming from ESPN.
     
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    Had this problem again on the season premier of Burn Notice tonight. This is getting old, it would really be nice if they would get it fixed sometime in the near future.
     
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    I noticed that as well last night.

    Been getting the briiips on Sci-Fi HD as well.

    Haven't noticed them up until a few days ago.
     
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    My daughter has Time Warner, and when I was over there, it was the same exact thing we get with D*. Guess it's just an MPEG4 thing.....
     
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    Jeremy W

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    Time Warner doesn't use MPEG4.
     
  15. c9house

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    Absolutely. I was watching the Cubs game on Comcast last night and it was happening. Happened during Family Jewels on A&E the other night.

    By the way, it's getting worse.
     
  16. keenan

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    So I'm guessing this is just not ever going to be fixed? Just chalk it up to acceptable collateral damage due to the MPEG2>MPEG4 conversion? If you want DirecTV you'll just have to deal with it?
     
  17. veryoldschool

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    "To some degree".
    Horrible brrriippps from my locals have subsided.
    Minor brriipps still seem to be around on various channels though.
     
  18. Ken S

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    No sign of the problem on Comcast HD in Edgartown MA...at least on the local HDs here.
     
  19. ecutchins

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    I'd been noticing the brppp's for a some time and they were starting to get annoying. Well, two weeks ago I changed out my old AVR and the strange thing is the brpppp's went away. They didn't completely go away but the noise is considerably lessened, now it only sounds like mild glitch. The new AVR is a Pioneer VSX-1019 hooked up with HDMI from HD-DVR to AVR and HDMI from AVR to TV.

    The receiver must be doing something with these brppp's. I thought D* must have fixed the problem.
     
  20. jdspencer

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    At first this was just a minor annoyance. But, now the playback is stalling for a few seconds and then continues. As long as it doesn't cause loss of content, I can live with it. Hopefully, the next software download will fix it.
     
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