Continuous Problems that aren’t getting FIXED

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Rob37, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. Feb 5, 2019 #121 of 125

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Yeah, I was expecting a spectacle. With good performances. I had no idea that politics was gonna ruin the halftime show. I had no idea who Levine was. Must have been better in the stadium spectacle-wise. All I could think of while watching it was how are they gonna get all the people and equipment off the field in time. That, I would have liked to see.

  2. Feb 5, 2019 #122 of 125

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    There is a YouTube video of all the equipment coming on the field. Something I think they practice multiple times during the week leading up to the game.
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  3. je4755

    je4755 Godfather

    Dec 11, 2006
    More than six months ago a first-level tech told me DirecTV engineers were working on a solution to the recurrent deselection of the 4k resolution box in Settings, mandating it be activated manually (and then pressing “info” on the remote) before viewing programs on channels 104 and 106 in 4k. Nevertheless, I still am encountering this issue.

    On a semi-humorous note, I was informed (presumably-senior) AT&T staff attending the recent golf tournament at Pebble Beach endeavored to look at DirecTV’s 4k coverage of this event at a location immediately off the course but initially received the “can only view in 1080p” message; maybe their enthusiasm for rectifying this long-lived problem will heighten as a result (but I doubt it).
  4. christheman

    christheman New Member

    Nov 13, 2014
    Cleveland Ohio
    Congrats on your solution using SSD hard drives! Must be expensive though, I have long read about other people's problems with this and suspected that for some time. I have read that the DVR recordings are made in hundreds or thousands of tiny little sequential files, all over the HDD (not really in order like people have come to expect with Windows file systems), and the bandwidth requirements for HD video exceed the time it takes for the traditional HDD to seek and find the next file. So it wouldn't do much good to try and defragment a DVR HDD. Also it is reasonable to expect performance to degrade over time, as the HDD falls out of spec.

    Interestingly enough, I have noticed that most people who complain about this issue on other forums also state that they don't have this issue with the SD feed, just the HD feed. So that corroborates with my "real-time bandwidth requirements not being met" theory.

    I have a Genie HR44 which is in good condition, the HDD is usually empty. Usually no pixellation, but I have seen pixelation occasionally, as everyone else has.

    Another case scenario - I have a secondary Directv H25 setup without any internal DVR hard drives, it is just constantly tuned to one channel, TCM. That is used as an input for an external capture device, which in turn a computer uses to record to its internal HDD, which I have complete control over. I have NO issues with pixelation. Period.

    Also, here's a short little article on the tech detail involved for the halftime show. For deeper info you can search on the specific products mentioned.
    Live From Super Bowl LIII: Halftime Show Tackles Live-Sound Challenges of Mercedes-Benz Stadium

    Agree on the biggest Superbowl issue being no technical issues.

    Congrats again on your deductive reasoning towards finding your SSD solution! :D
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2019
  5. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Thanx. Wasn't terribly expensive. For 3 SSDs I spent about $400 and I put them in docks that I bought years ago. For what I ended up with, it was worth every penny.


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