HD Locals: Chicago, IL

Discussion in 'HD Locals' started by Doug Brott, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. Dec 7, 2008 #61 of 249
    HoosierBoy

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    Is anyone seeing a video stutter on Ch 32 during the Dal v. Pitt game?
     
  2. Dec 7, 2008 #62 of 249
    pappys

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    Many of the same video/audio stutter on Fox 32 as well.
     
  3. Dec 7, 2008 #63 of 249
    Lord Vader

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    Yes! That was giving me eye strain and a headache, which is why I had to flip to channel 398 to watch it in HD. MUCH better!
     
  4. Dec 7, 2008 #64 of 249
    pappys

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    I have issues with the following networks in Chicago:

    WBBM - CH2 - CBS (Extreme amounts of audio and video glitches). By far the worst channel.
    WLS- CH7- ABC (moderate audio and video pixelation).
    WFLD - CH32 - FOX (moderate audio and video pixelation).

    Local issues: Ch 26 (WCIU) is a horrible channel. Many graphic problems, and video issues.
    Comcast Sportsnet HD - CH665. Audio is out of sync 100% of the time on HD channel only. During bulls games, you can hear the ball being dribbled as the free throw is going through the net.
     
  5. Dec 7, 2008 #65 of 249
    ChicagoZag

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    I came to this forum seeking information on why the Bears game on channel two was so awful today. I seem to consistantly be having that problem on CH2. As I was researching, CH32 started having the pixelation problems, but it appears to have cleared up in the 3rd quarter of the game. I have not had problems as much with Fox32 as I have had with CH2.
     
  6. Dec 8, 2008 #66 of 249
    Doug Brott

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    I believe that DIRECTV is making some changes to this channel yes. Hopefully it will be resolved soon. They are aware of the issue.
     
  7. Dec 8, 2008 #67 of 249
    bear_brian

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    Does someone know whom the best entity is to contact and to complain? Watching Channel 2 is painful - the Bears game, 60 Minutes, etc. I get an audio or video stutter about every two to three minutes. It is ridiculous and makes me quesiton why I am paying for this sort of thing ...
     
  8. Dec 8, 2008 #68 of 249
    ICM2000

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    2 and only somewhat better 32 were awful since last Friday, at least I now know it is not related to my equipment -- Brrrrrrp!
     
  9. Dec 8, 2008 #69 of 249
    dam006

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    Here's my take:

    Ch 2 - HORRIBLE! This probably started about a month ago and wasn't an issue before then. Audio and video resets occur every 5 - 10 minutes. :flaiming

    Ch 5 - Used to be the worse but has been doing very well lately. Resets (video glitch or sound glitch) occurs maybe once an hour. :confused:

    Ch 7 - Sound on HD channel constantly loses sound. I've had at least 3 occasions when there was no talking, only sound effects and music, on recorded shows. :scratchin

    Ch 9 - Only time I have an issue is during Smallville. Center channel doesn't exist but dialogue gets pushed to R & L channels so you can at least watch. :icon_cry:

    Ch 32 - Haven't had much issues at all. :)
     
  10. Dec 8, 2008 #70 of 249
    2000voltz

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    agree with all of this except 7 seems pretty relieable for me.
    26 drives me nuts with the sox games, hd pic pushed in a sd frame. why do they do that?
     
  11. Dec 8, 2008 #71 of 249
    Doug Brott

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    Seems DIRECTV is not the only problem:

    Seems the real problem is with WBBM .. It is my understanding, though that progress is being made to improve the situation.
     
  12. Dec 8, 2008 #72 of 249
    tzphotos.com

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    I receive WBBM via OTA and have seen more glitches in the last month and a half.
    It may be something with WBBM not DirecTV or DISH.
     
  13. Dec 8, 2008 #73 of 249
    imtired1959

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    I do not believe that it is a DirecTV issue. On the AM21, all other Chicago digital channels give me 88-100% signal, CB@$$, WBBM Channel 2.1 gives a 771 error with no signal acquired. It momentarily came back Saturday evening with a 65% signal.

    The digital tuner on the TV will not lock either. The analog tuner on the TV provedes a very snowy picture.

    Something happened around the end of October that created this.

    I also believe that WBBM will not bother to spend the money to fix this until they swap frequenices (equipment) in February (after all, they have to pay for the new news studio fiasco that thier , now fired, General Manager Joe Ahearn left them :nono2: ).
     
  14. Dec 9, 2008 #74 of 249
    pjrocco

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    Audio and pixelation issue here as well... The Bears game was almost unwatchable.
     
  15. Dec 9, 2008 #75 of 249
    aa9vi

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    Guys, WBBM DOES have an encoder problem. They are aware of it and fixing it. I read it one day, but the post was edited on

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=815397&page=115

    I did also see some minor issues with WMAQ on D* also. I have seen the problems OTA on WBBM but not WMAQ.
     
  16. Dec 9, 2008 #76 of 249
    mcaldero

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    Whatever the problem is with Ch. 2, I hope it is fixed soon. As many have said, the Bears game was almost unwatchable on Sunday and all of my wife's favorite shows are painful as well (NCIS, The Mentalist, etc.).
     
  17. Dec 9, 2008 #77 of 249
    Lord Vader

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    I've switched all my channel 2 season passes to 390 for the time being so I don't lose these HD shows.
     
  18. Dec 10, 2008 #78 of 249
    aa9vi

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    Will D* be opening up the WCBS (CBS east) HD feed for us since WBBM is so problematic? This would make sense to many of us and get WBBM to fix the situation pronto!
     
  19. Dec 10, 2008 #79 of 249
    Doug Brott

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    Added PBS - WTTW (11) to the lineup
     
  20. Dec 10, 2008 #80 of 249
    erosroadie

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    Hmmm. Out here in the Western Suburbs, Channel 2 in HD (via sat) was fine last Sunday during the Bears game on my HR21-700. I occasionally saw pixilation, but it occurred maybe every 30 minutes or so. No sound dropouts. Game was watchable (helps that they won).

    I hope there isn’t a problem with the WBBM feed to DirecTV as it's the only local Chicago station that I cannot get using my AM21 OTA.
     

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