Getting Pixilation on DC Local Channels

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by baws22489, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Dec 5, 2018 #1 of 11
    baws22489

    baws22489 Mentor

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    All 3 on my DVR's (HR44,HR24,HR24) are getting pixilation on the DC local channels. I checked and other channels like HBO, ESPN are fine. What should i check to see where the problem is. I bought a spare swm mulitswitch and power adapter if i need to replace one. Not sure if its that or one of the LNB(A) and if so which one is it. When I run a signal strength I get upper 90's on all expect 99 and 103(s).

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Steven
     
  2. Dec 6, 2018 #2 of 11
    MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    It's a known issue.
     
  3. Dec 6, 2018 #3 of 11
    rrbhokies

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    Live in the DC area and experiencing the same issue. I guess the bigger question is if DirecTV is doing anything about it. Been going on for 3 or 4 days now at least.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2018 #4 of 11
    WestDC

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    I wouldn't Have noticed it -because the only show I watch is Judge Judy (on locals) everything else is worthless
     
  5. baws22489

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    And it seems to have cleared up as watched the football games Sunday and last night and didn't see any issues. We even has snow Sunday evening night and it was normal. Probably shouldn't have said anything. :)
     
  6. catocony

    catocony Cool Member

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    The DC locals pixilation cleared up over the weekend. It's been on and off for a year. I'm also having chronic issues with 501 - but no other HBO channels - and 525. I program all of my HBO series to 504 for my DVR.
     
  7. radamo

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    I see random pixelation fairly often on recording I have made from locals here in NY as well. Really annoying. Been a subscriber over 20 years and never really had this issue. Nice to get the price increase letter while watching show with garbage on the screen 5 times during the broadcast.
     
  8. bpratt

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    I also see pixilation on local channels in Salt Lake City. My belief is they are taking bandwidth from local channels and using it for football games and 4K broadcasts and whatever might draw a high number of watchers.
     
  9. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    There are dedicated beams for locals in every market except LA & NYC so it isn't possible for Directv to take bandwidth away from locals to devote to other stuff.
     
  10. baws22489

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    Dc Locals messing up again today, had cleared up the past few weeks. Sunday watching Steelers/Saints and now KC/Seahawks has been terrible. Wonder what the issue is as i see other locations have random issues also. Wonder why its not always the same channel and not everyone is affected or maybe they just don't realize they are having issues? Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all.
     
  11. Legacy

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    I experienced the same issue on DC local channels as well during the football games. Part of the Steelers/Saints game was not showing at all due to, per DTV, technical problems.
     

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