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HD Locals: San Francisco-Oakland, CA

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

  1. cody21

    cody21 Icon

    Sep 26, 2007
    The "brrrrr" happens on BOTH, as I mentioned. We really don't get much pixelation .. that seems to come and go - which I tend to blame more on the actual Broadcast or maybe work they're doing at Sutro Tower from time to time ... since when we DO experience that, it is usually a very clear day, so no other explanation for it.
  2. Woochifer

    Woochifer Cool Member

    May 11, 2009
    For whatever reason, KPIX 5 is now showing a lot of pixelation on live sports events. This issue started during the NCAA tournament, and it got progressively worse week by week. Lots of macroblocking around the players in motion, and pixel shifting in the background. It was also noticeable when I watched the KPIX feed at a sports bar with Directv. I also have an OTA antenna hooked up for comparison, and this was not an issue originating from the TV station.

    I have previous college basketball games from earlier in the season recorded on the DVR (HR22) that don't exhibit any pixelation whatsoever. Before, KPIX was one of the best local broadcast channels, and now it has to be one of the worst.

    Also, beginning last weekend, I began noticing some of the same issues cropping up when watching the Stanley Cup playoffs on KNTV 11. As with KPIX, this was another station with a very clean feed until this degradation began showing up.

    KGO 7 just seems to have a noisy signal, but it also looks noisy on the OTA antenna.
  3. pnyberg

    pnyberg Mentor

    Oct 31, 2007

    KTVU-DT (Fox) Channel 2; Came home from vacation to see that audio and video mismatched; constant audio "stutter" every 5-10 seconds. No other DMAs affected.
    This is NOT an OTA signal.

    HR-21/700 DVR
  4. AirShark

    AirShark Legend

    Oct 28, 2006
    Channel(s) affected: 2 (KTVU-DT)
    Date - 7/2/09

    Time - 8PM - Now (10:20PM)

    Description of Issue - Audio not synced and BRRRRIIIIIIPPPPPPP is so bad that it is unwatchable (Almost a constant audio stutter). No other local channels appear to be affected. Rebooting DVR does nothing. Same issue on recorded (So You Think You Can Dance) and currently on Live 10 O'Clock News.

    DVR: HR20-700
    Signal is received from DirecTV and is NOT OTA.
  5. redfiver

    redfiver DBSTalk Club Member

    Nov 18, 2006

    I had the same problem on my HR20-700, via DirecTV, not OTA.
  6. Woochifer

    Woochifer Cool Member

    May 11, 2009
    Been a few months, and it seems that the picture quality on KGO, KPIX, and KNTV remains mediocre. Still getting a lot of pixel shifting and macroblocking during live sports broadcasts.

    Does anybody have any suggestions about who I should contact at Directv about this? (I'm already at my wits end about the Versus dispute, which forced me to look elsewhere to watch the Cal-Stanford game despite the fact that I pay extra for the sports package).
  7. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
  8. troman

    troman Mentor

    Mar 8, 2007
    On both 2 hour season premier episodes of 24, Sunday and Monday night, there was a significant glitch in video and audio that lasted for a few seconds.

    The video would freeze then advance a frame or two then come back to normal. Meanwhile the audio would disappear, then I'd hear a noise burst sort of like a jackhammer, then it would come back.

    I've seen threads on transcoding issues with local channels. Could this be that?

    My signal's OK - I actually just had the dish replaced and signal levels are all high 80's or above.
  9. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    I saw this as well happened once or twice each night.
  10. Woochifer

    Woochifer Cool Member

    May 11, 2009
    I saw that happen as well.

    But, over the last couple of weeks I have noticed a huge improvement in the picture quality for the local HDs in general. The pixel shifting and macroblocking that I'd seen on the local channels since last March seems to have been resolved.
  11. AztecRol

    AztecRol Mentor

    Nov 1, 2003
    Bay Area,...
    Has anybody noticed that NBC, Ch 11, has been out all day? I woke up at
    6am and it was already giving the "no need to call us message". As of this
    minute, 1:30pm, its still out. Anybody know whats going on? Is this local or
    across the nation??
  12. keenan

    keenan Godfather

    Feb 8, 2005
    Local issue, KNTV is coming in fine on Comcast. Maybe something wrong with the fiber link connection.
  13. AztecRol

    AztecRol Mentor

    Nov 1, 2003
    Bay Area,...
    I dont know, but its still out as of this moment. That is a long time for
    one channel to be dead. Especially since its a major network!!

    Maybe I should post this in the gen disc forum??
  14. dod1450

    dod1450 Legend

    Dec 16, 2009
  15. dndell

    dndell New Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    Anyone else have heavy signal breakups on last Sunday's CBS Emmy Awards show? I have a Genie box. Other programming seems fine...
  16. leprechaun106317

    leprechaun106317 AllStar

    Apr 5, 2011
    Is anyone else's ABC HD feed having a weird framerate issue? Since last niight the framerate seems to be really weird and slow to where every show on here looks filmed. It is really odd.
  17. SFNSXguy

    SFNSXguy EOE DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2006
    Near San...
    I've been seeing pixelization/picture tearing on ABC 7 (San Francisco) on and off for the last several days. it's hit/miss as to time of day -- comes and goes. Did it during Monday nights "Castle"
    Anyone else?

    EDIT.... after three days of this, it looks like Ch. 7 got it's act togetjher and fixed its updoaded signal. It's been fine today.

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