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HBO blinking channel

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by iamqnow, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. iamqnow

    iamqnow Legend

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    Recently I (we) got more HBO-HD, 2 more channels actually. Channel 502 "blinks" at least once a minute. It does this on all 3 of my receivers. No other channel seems to have a problem. has anyone else seen this? I live on the right coast, at the Joisey Shore.
     
  2. JACKIEGAGA

    JACKIEGAGA N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

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    Working fine here Im on Long Island NY
     
  3. welshdalek

    welshdalek Cool Member

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    it's been blinking here too in phoenix, az for the last few days..
    very annoying!!
     
  4. shedberg

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    Have done an reset or refreshed your services? Either of those may help.
     
  5. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Try changing your video connection to component and see if the situation doesn't improve.
     
  6. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    Interesting, I had a similar issue for about a day on the History Channel. I didn't think that much about it and now it's fine.
     
  7. iamqnow

    iamqnow Legend

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    I will do a reset rbr and let you know. Have done so many lately for different issues I just didn't feel like another one. Mid-stream this should not be required but the Borg and Klingons don't quit. I will not be assimilated!
     
  8. rainbowblack

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    I have the same issue with hr24-500. The picture blinks damn near every minute. I also have the audio hiccup problem on a bunch of channels so I'm just about completely fed up with directv. What a joke!!!!
     
  9. HoTat2

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    Had the same regular blinking picture problem on the HallMark-HD channel back on 7/3. Screwed up a recording of "Dolly Celebrates 25 Years of Dollywood" at the time my sister recorded for a friend on her HR24-500 to be burned later to a DVD.

    All normal now since I last watched the channel though.
     
  10. paulman182

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    My wife says she has seen this problem move from channel to channel over the past several days.
     
  11. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Do Not do an RBR in this case. If possible, always do a Menu Restart.

    Menu->Parental, Fav's & Setup->System Setup->Restart

    Only do an RBR when you have no other choice such as no response from the remote and the front panel.

    When you do an RBR on a DVR you don’t know what the read/write state of the hard drive is. It’s like randomly pressing the reset button on your PC.

    Doing a Menu Restart is the preferred method of restarting a receiver.

    Mike
     
  12. JJJBBB

    JJJBBB Godfather

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    Checked and same here... a flash of black screen every minute or so on Hallmark HD Channel. This is new. Checked my signals and all sats are very strong.
     
  13. iamqnow

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    You are correct. A menu restart is always the preferred first attempt. Been so busy the past few days I have not done it yet, but keep in mind, it's on all 3 receivers.
     
  14. Racer88

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    Encore HD is doing this **** at this very moment. :mad::mad::mad:
     
  15. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Seems like a lot of D12 channels are blinking right now.
     
  16. Cannibalc

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    I have run into this problem on two occasions over the last few weeks. Last week on HBO2 HD during Curb your Enthusiasm and again last night on SHOWTIME 2 HD during PENN & TELLER. In both occurrences blinking persists every 3-4 seconds but not for the entire duration of the shows. Annoying to say the least... Hopefully the problem is just a temporary feed issue. At first I thought my receiver (HR23-700) was to blame but perhaps not since others are experiencing the same issue.
     
  17. noble1557

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    CSNBayArea has also been blinking all afternoon
     
  18. Gary*W*

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    I noticed blinking on Showtime HD Thursday night during "The Green Room W/ Paul Provenza"
     
  19. syphix

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    It is NOT video cable related, as I can reproduce it by simply rewinding. This is a glitch in the stream from DirecTV, and it needs to be addressed. My normally video quality passive wife alerted me to it on Lifetime HD, so I know it's now officially an issue in our house. It seems to be happening more/only on the new D12 channels (Hallmark, Lifetime, Encore HD's).
     
  20. R0am3r

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    The blinking channel bug is back today. I'm watching Encore HD on channel 535 and the James Bond movie (Octopussy) is blinking every 30 - 45 seconds.
     

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