Pixelation Out Of Control On DirecTV

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  1. Jul 16, 2019 #81 of 116
    Rob37

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    I watch just about ALL the RSN’s because I am an MLB Extra Innings Subscriber & Sports Pack Subscriber. But I do not & will not have a DVR.
     
  2. Jul 16, 2019 #82 of 116
    T.C.

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    My other receiver is a H24/200... the only issue I had was Freezing Commercials. I still get that from time to time. Wife uses that one all the time... but she says it doesn't bother her. On live sports broadcasts like ESPN... I don't recall any drop outs. Now, on my Genie... yes drop outs all the time. Only way to correct that... I'd tune to the station.... and hit pause for about 3-4 seconds... then press play. Audio drops tend to go away.

    I'll be calling up DirecTV to try and renew my deal with them. I'll see what freebies they offer... if any? Currently I'm on the Entertainment Package... 2 receivers... $65.00 a month out the door. I'll definitely let you guys know what rate I get it at... so you can call up and save a few bucks.
     
  3. Jul 16, 2019 #83 of 116
    T.C.

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    Last software update for my HR 24/200 was Thursday 11/29/18 4:22 AM

    Firmware: 0xba2

    Just to give you the heads up.
     
  4. Jul 16, 2019 #84 of 116
    T.C.

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    When I had the NBA League Pass for the 2017-2018 season... it was an absolute JOKE with the audio feeds. Every single night I had issues with almost every single RSN. Indiana RSN for Pacers basketball.... constantly echoed... like they were playing in a sewer or tunnel. Called up DirecTV techs... they said everything is fine on their end. lol Jackasses
     
  5. Jul 16, 2019 #85 of 116
    jamieh1

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    Was just looking at USA HD and picture is blurry and pixelated
     
  6. Jul 16, 2019 #86 of 116
    studechip

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    Mine looks fine.
     
  7. Jul 17, 2019 #87 of 116
    Rich

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    My point was, it's not YES related either.

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  8. Jul 17, 2019 #88 of 116
    Rich

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    I understand about the DVRs. What I'm saying is I see no audio breaks or pixies on YES and SNY and ESPN. If you are seeing such problems with your equipment I don't see how it can be caused by those channels since I don't see the same issues. Has nothing to do with DVRs. Why you have those problems is odd, to say the least. That's why I suggested a replacement.

    Rich
     
  9. Jul 17, 2019 #89 of 116
    T.C.

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    We all thought the same thing. But, for some reason.... DirecTV was having issues that were regional or zip code related. So possibly you're good at your location. I've waited for nearly 2 years for them to correct my issue. So far so good. I'm calling July 22 to negotiate a new deal.... all my discounts fall off July 21.
     
  10. Jul 17, 2019 #90 of 116
    Rich

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    I've never understood how a signal from a satellite could be regional, is that possible?

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  11. Jul 17, 2019 #91 of 116
    DR2420

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    I'm in Michigan and still have the occasional pixelation and picture judder on some sports as well, channel 206 (ESPN) being one. The pixelation is not as bad as it was, but it's definitely still there, for me at least. It seems to vary from channel to channel. Some channels seem to work fine, others, not so much.
     
  12. Jul 17, 2019 #92 of 116
    Willh

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    it looked like junk during WWE SmackDown Live last night, the WWE's graphic looks very blurry during the graphics transitions, also, when New Day's entrance happened it looked very blurry like i was watching a SD feed on the HD feed.

    i don't know if this was on DirecTV's end, USA's end or WWE's end, but it was not a good PQ last night.
     
  13. Jul 18, 2019 #93 of 116
    T.C.

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    I hope it gets better for you. It's a drastic change for me.... for the better. I've been waiting for it to screw up.... and it hasn't. Never changed any cables... no techs... no changes. Same setup. I'm not going to dance and jump up and down yet.... until the first week of college football... and first week of NFL.

    My Genie hard drive is basically at max capacity. So I knew it wasn't a hard drive issue. It's always been with DirecTV.
     
  14. Jul 18, 2019 #94 of 116
    slice1900

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    As far as I'm aware that's not possible, unless there is some sort of ground based interference (i.e. military, airport, etc.) The satellites have a single antenna to broadcast to the whole continental US, it doesn't make sense it could have signal problems limited to certain regions.
     
  15. Jul 18, 2019 #95 of 116
    studechip

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    Spot beams.
     
  16. Jul 18, 2019 #96 of 116
    makaiguy

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    Except that, as far as I know, spot beams are only used for regional broadcasts, not national ones like ESPN and USA, both of which have been cited in this thread..
     
  17. Jul 18, 2019 #97 of 116
    Rich

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    Yeah, it seems so obvious but this keeps coming up. Seems to me if folks are seeing nothing wrong and other folks are having problems it must be specific to those homes that are having problems. I had those problems and always blamed the RSN or D*. Made one major change to my system and all the audio and video problems ended very quickly. In my case, not D*'s fault or the fault of the RSNs.

    Rich
     
  18. Jul 18, 2019 #98 of 116
    James Long

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    Exactly. National channels delivered to the entire US are on ConUS shaped beams covering the entire US. Theoretically there could be hot spots and bad spots within ConUS coverage, but a design problem would affect more than a couple of channels on one transponder. Any problems with a transponder should affect the entire nation, not just one area.

    BTW: Even though RSNs are "regional" sports networks they are delivered nationally ConUS channels. The same signal nationwide.

    I'd look for local causes of interference.
     
  19. Jul 18, 2019 #99 of 116
    slice1900

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    Are used for locals only. If the channel number is over 69, it isn't on a spot beam.
     
  20. studechip

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    Of course. I was answering Rich who asked "I've never understood how a signal from a satellite could be regional, is that possible?" Yes it's possible on a spot beam.
     

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