ESPN pixelating

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  1. tigercat74

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    The last couple of days the ESPN channels have been pixelating and freezing for a couple of seconds when I watch shows on playback on my Genie. Has anybody else been having this problem or is this a problem on my end? It happens on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Aridon

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    Hard drive might be getting ready to have issues.
     
  3. Stewart Vernon

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    For what it's worth... I'm a Dish subscriber and this thread caught my eye because I observed some pixelating on ESPN recently as well.
     
  4. litzdog911

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    This is an all-too-common issue with some of ESPN's broadcasts, especially basketball games.
     
  5. tigercat74

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    I thought it might have been the hard drive but recordings from other channels are fine.
     
  6. litzdog911

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    Then it's almost certainly not the DVR's hard drive.
     
  7. Rich

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    If he's only seeing it on particular channels it's probably not the HDD. You'd see freezing and pixies on every channel. Or not, who knows with these things?

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  8. Rich

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    Well, that blows the HDD problem right off the board. It's too easy to blame the HDDs, I think, and they're rarely at fault.

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  9. Rich

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    There you go! Good post!

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  10. tigercat74

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    ESPN also pixelating on the live feed.
     
  11. Stewart Vernon

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    Yeah, I should have noted... I've seen the pixelating live and on recordings. I watch some of the afternoon/evening shows regularly and sometimes it has been an every day occurrence during shows like Around the Horn or Pardon the Interruption.
     
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    Kinda amazing how this huge company (ESPN) that has so much power can't provide pixie free content.

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  13. ThaPhenom

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    Noticing the pixelation on ESPN2. Kind of like a blip every 90 seconds or so. Very annoying.
     
  14. tigercat74

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    The pixelating has stopped. I didn't do anything so I have no idea what got fixed.
     
  15. jimmie57

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    Sometimes certain channels develop some sort of problem and then they just go away without anyone knowing what caused it.
    Last weekend FS! had a screen full of vertical strips in the picture about 1/4" apart. They were there for the whole day no matter what was showing at the time. The next day the channel was perfectly clear.
     
  16. ThaPhenom

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    The pixelation/glitching has started again on ESPN for me. It's very annoying.
     

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