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USAHD issues?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by dthoman, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. nc88keyz

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    Ive been having these issues with USA for about 2 weeks or so now.

    pixelation, audio drop outs, have to skip back and forth,

    I was pondering calling directv this morning to swap boxes, after trying the same thing on HR24, it wasnt as bad. Ive rebooted HR20s that were doing it. Fortunately have 4 HD DVRS in same room so its kinda easy to trouble shoot some of that stuff.

    There is definately something not right in directv land with this.

    To my knowledge, I am not seeing this on live tv. Wife commented she purposely watched comercials on a live show to troubleshoot the issue. We watch a lot of USA and that is where I am seeing it at this point in time.

    Just for any second guessers, I recently had a service call to fix an alignment issue on diish. It seems the bolts on the tripod rusted and broke, Thats both of the legs, ( That is what salt air will do to metal or really anything on the coast) That issue was fixed and rain dropouts got much better too, It has been about 5-6 years since the dish has been upgraded and moved from fence post to roof. this was when we went from 5x8 switches to 6x8 and went from one dish to another. Yeah its probably a great idea to call directv to get a maintainence check after 1/2 decade just to be sure all is well up on the rooftop.
     
  2. veryoldschool

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    Late to this thread, but haven't seen any of these issues with my recordings of the first airings of: Burn Notice, Suits, Royal Pains, White Collar, and Covert Affairs.
     
  3. nc88keyz

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    Anyone else?

    Burn Notice, Covert Affairs, Nessecary Roughness, Royal Pains, White Collar....all effected.
     
  4. mangumb

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    I am having the same issue with HR20-700 on USA HD.

    Has anyone called Directv? I hope they know.
     
  5. islesfan

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    Same issues here, only USA shows, only recorded, not live (although I'm never available to watch prime time live). Any ideas?
     
  6. makaiguy

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    Started seeing freezes on other recorded channels too. Uh oh. Did a reboot and disk test and it failed the "Short SMART test". Won't even run the "Long SMART test". Double Uh Oh.

    Guess it's time to see what kind of deal they'll give me for upgrading to an HR34...
     
  7. TBlazer07

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    Yes. just noticed it on Royal Pains and my wife saw it on another USA show I didn't watch (forget which it was). Had to download the VOD (SD) versions.
     
  8. Beerstalker

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    Have you guys tried pausing the show for a second? Like I said before when I watch these shows and start having an issue, pausing for a second and then playing seems to clear the issue up. This works for me watching recordings on both the DVR where they are recorded and over Whole Home DVR on another receiver. I never watch this stuff live. I have noticed the issue for the last couple weeks on Burn Notice, Suits, and Common Law, but pausing and playing again a second later has always cleared up the issue for me.
     
  9. makaiguy

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    Yes, that's an old trick that sometimes helps on this, but sometimes it doesn't.
     
  10. Racer88

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    Seems to be a vast improvement this week. Still piling up EPs of some shows, but for Burn Notice, Suits, and White Collar I've seen no more than 1 (maybe 2) glitches across those 3 hours.
     
  11. Racer88

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    Well so much for this being actually "fixed". Suits was totally screwed up this week.
    The first showing with bad video glitching at about the mid-way point, then the second showing had massive audio glitching at the same point, with some video glitching prior to the mid-point. Going to try tonights showing and see how that goes now...

    Most of the rest of this weeks shows I've also watched were pretty much ok, but they each have had a handful of video glitches scattered about.
     
  12. veryoldschool

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    I had/saw those too. Checked a couple of recordings and they both had them in the same places. It did clear up after 5-10 mins.
     
  13. montanaxvi

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    Suits had issues for me this week, I don't recall anything prior to this week having any issues on USA. Suits and Covert Affairs are the only shows we watch on USA though so I don't have a lot of viewing time to compare to.
     
  14. charlie460

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    Yep, noticed these too. Annoying.
     
  15. veryoldschool

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    I got the feeling it might have been on the USA side, since the audio didn't have any problems, like what happens when it is the DirecTV transcoding having the problem.
    This and it seems to happen coming back from the 30 min commercial break.
     
  16. charlie460

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    There were slight audio blips in my recording of Suits. Made a few points of dialogue difficult to hear.
     
  17. Racer88

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    Ok just started the recording of last nights showing of Suits at same point and all is well with this one so far.

    The problems with both of Thursday night's showings started at almost exactly the 30 minute mark which was during the commercial break. Not after.
     
  18. veryoldschool

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    You actually watch the commercials?
    That's what I use 30skip for, so I only saw it after the break.
     
  19. Joe Spears

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    Anyone watching it right now? It keeps flickering and audio dropping out. This is happening live non recording right now. SD channel is fine.
     
  20. dthoman

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    Still having issues!!!!
     

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