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HD Locals: Syracuse, NY

Discussion in 'HD Locals' started by Doug Brott, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. BGummy

    BGummy Cool Member

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    The Syracuse HD Stations are terrible. Channel 3 promised over a year and a half ago that the "My9" Yankee Games would be shown in HD. Well, it still hasn't be done. Looks like I'll be waiting until 2010 to see if they're still not on the job. Plus, on my guide, I'll see something listed in HD on Channel 14 and it's not. Why do they even bother?:mad:
     
  2. BGummy

    BGummy Cool Member

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    Tell me about it. It's one reason why I hate seeing FOX broadcast the World Series.:mad:
     
  3. TequilaMockingbird

    TequilaMockingbird New Member

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    I found this forum while searching online for answers to our persistent problems with our local HD channels through DirecTV. I was quite surprised to learn how many people are having similar issues to ours.

    The worst channel by far is the local Fox HD. This has been going on since we "upgraded" to HD receivers and subscribed to the local HD channels about a year ago. We don't really watch a lot of shows on Fox, but one of our favorites is American Idol. Last year, we noticed a lot of sound drop-outs, brrrrrppps, and pixelly issues, but didn't pursue it once the AI season was over. But when the season started up again in January, the issues were all still there. A couple of times it's gone so far as to have absolutely NO SOUND for an extended period - in one case for two whole segments of the show, then last night, for almost the entire duration of the show.

    We've had DirecTV out to check out the system, they make some tweaks to our dish pointing, but it's had absolutely no effect on the problems. They tell us it's an uplink issue, and the problem is with the channel, not DirecTV, or our equipment.

    We are fortunately able to test the issue because we have two HD DVR's. We've recorded the same broadcast on both simultaneously, and both recordings will have the exact same brrrrrppppps or drop-outs in exactly the same place in the recording. We've also experimented with recording the national non-hd channel at the same time, and on the West Coast feed, both on the same DVR, and on the 2nd DVR. In either case, the national non-HD feeds do NOT have the same issues as the HD channel.

    Our other HD locals also have had some issues - sound drop-outs (I especially recall one episode of Numbers that was entirely without sound); but the Fox channel is the worst.
     
  4. sulfuric

    sulfuric New Member

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    Has anyone else been experiencing issues with abc/wsyr? Setting aside the fact they still refuse to broadcast in 5.1 and the audio is extremely low... For the past few months on all three of my boxes the video has been off. Its almost as if its dropping frames. Playing back recorded shows going frame by frame there are times when it will go 4 or 5 frames before I get a new one. Something is really wrong.
     
  5. Indiana627

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    So how are the Syracuse locals on D* these days? Still lots of problems with Fox, or have they all been resolved? Any other problems/issues?
     
  6. PrinceLH

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    Coming in September: WSYR Channel 9(RF17) will be adding MeTV as a new subchannel. It is supposed to be premiering on September 10th. Enjoy!
     
  7. PrinceLH

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    I see that MeTV's startup, on WSYR has been moved back until October 15th. Here is their press release:

     
  8. PrinceLH

    PrinceLH New Member

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    I see that WSYR has finally added MeTV to their subchannel after a number of delays. It looks like they need to work on the bit rate, because it looks fuzzy, compared to the MeTV subchannel on Rochester's WHEC. One other item, on the Syracuse MeTV affiliate, is that it doesn't show the whole MeTV lineup and has blocks of repeat newscasts of WSYR's ABC news.
     
  9. Rickt1962

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    Is ther any other way of Getting METV off of Dave ? I love ther Line up of shows :(
     
  10. PrinceLH

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    I wish they would too. I hate the slash and cut approach over the air. WSYR needs to ditch some of the news repeats and infomercials and run the MeTV lineup mostly intact.
     

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