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Stuttering or frame hitching/skipping on some channels?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by guitarguy316, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. Rich

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    I don't like listening to people who have that mindset. I know a few folks like that, nothing is ever wrong with anything they buy, all the contractors they use are simply wonderful, it's annoying.

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  2. Duke Sweden

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    Out of the box I still had the genie in the tv room for a few weeks. I don't remember it turning the genie off, it started when the D* guy switched it with the C61K. Initially my main problems were with the remote but that was because the genie kept losing the wi-fi connection. After the tech hard wired it the only problem was if you gave the remote too many voice commands it couldn't handle it. It would actually say that and suggest I try again later. Now that I'm used to finding the right button combo I don't talk to it as much and all is well. Anyway, all these semi-minor blips is what made me go get the Sony. A day of that monstrosity convinced me the Sammy wasn't all that bad.

    Samsung sent me a new one so I have no idea how much they cost and I certainly had no idea they cost as much as $500 bucks. That's insane! Is it too late for you to ask for a free replacement? If it were me and I was past the warranty I'd go to Best Buy and get the smallest Samsung they had with a OC, bring it home, swap out the OC's and return it. Well, in my younger days, anyway...

    Now, as for guitarguy and ESPN, I watched two consecutive NBA games on ESPN last night with nary a glitch. Sorry, bro. Your mystery continues...
     
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  3. Duke Sweden

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    At least you have someone to listen to. All I have to talk to is my remote. :pensive:
     
  4. texasbrit

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    For many, the One Connect box has been reported as the source of these problems since day 1.
     
  5. Duke Sweden

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    I don't know why they continue to ship the defective ones with new tv's, then pay for 1 Day Air to send replacements, which, as I've mentioned, so far is working perfectly. btw, they also require that you return the defective one, shipping costs paid by them. If I didn't return it, how could they charge me? They don't have my credit card information. I returned it anyway since I'm an honest guy.
     
  6. Duke Sweden

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    I mentioned this already but just to make sure you get the notification I'm responding directly to your comment. I watched both NBA games on ESPN last night with absolutely no problems. I'm sure you have but just in case, have you been in contact with Directv about this? Maybe you're not getting full signal on the satellite that ESPN is beamed from? If anything you should get a credit on your next bill. When my C61K kept turning off I got $60 off my normal $81 bill, and the following month another $25 bucks, and it turned out it wasn't even Directv's fault.
     
  7. guitarguy316

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    Do you know what satellite it’s on for hd?
     
  8. Duke Sweden

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    No idea. I'm not a fanatic about this stuff like you guys.
     
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    Some sellers on Amazon have strange offerings and prices, not the first time I've seen that. I guess they figure some dope will pay that price.

    I just checked my OC boxes, they are different, different configurations, different model numbers. I have no idea if they are interchangeable. If I have to replace one I think I'd use the same model box.

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    I wasn't aware of that. Can't help but wonder if my AVR problems were caused by the OC box. I think the box and the umbilical cord are great ideas, especially for someone wanting a wall mount.

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    Samsung seems to be plagued with problems caused by trying to save money and skimping on parts. Remember the too small capacitors they used in set a few years ago? Then they stuff a battery in a fine cell phone, give it no room to expand and almost go out of business...just to save a few bucks.

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    I think he'd see the problems replicated if he clicked back in that case. It's not that...I think.

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  13. Duke Sweden

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    Yeah I remember once I needed something that normally cost $3.00 and one guy was selling it for $300.00. I asked him if he realized he'd made a "typo" but he never wrote back and never changed the price. In the link you provided someone asked if the OC's were all compatible with each other and the answer was yes, but who can you trust these days.
     
  14. Duke Sweden

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    Yeah that was getting ridiculous for a while. Remember the exploding washing machines? At least that was funny ;-)
     
  15. Duke Sweden

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    Agreed.
     
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    Gary Toma posting XLSX tables full of info about ch/sat/etc, updating each week
     
  17. Rich

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    Great question. That would make a good thread. Not many people, that's what I think.

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    Long list of things they've done, just to save pennies, that have bit them in their nether regions. Apparently they don't believe in looking at their history. They just keep repeating their mistakes and hope for a different outcome. Einstein would find this interesting.

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    I'm beginning to think these problems have a lot to do with HDMI. I watched the Pats-Titans last night on our CBS local, saw not one audio breakup and nothing with video at all. That was on the KS8000 using a soundbar that uses only optical cables, no HDMI. Is this a clue?

    Why, oh why, is Ellsbury still on the Yankees? Everytime I get a notification from the Daily News I think he's gone, now I'm thinking he's gonna be here until that dopey contract is up.

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    Link, Pete? Have mercy...

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