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Will you drop D* over the "Brrrrrip" issue?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by wilbur_the_goose, Mar 16, 2009.

Will you drop D* because of the brrrrrip issue?

  1. No - I'm OK with it or don't care

    0 vote(s)
  2. Yes, if they don't fix it by April 1

  3. Yes, if they don't fix it by June

  4. Yes, if they don't fix it by Sept 1

  1. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Jan 21, 2003
    LOL. Well, it's a problem for both Dish and DirecTV. DirecTV is working on it and reports are that it's gotten better in the past couple weeks. CBS itself is upgrading it's encoder software to try to help the problem, indicating that part of the problem is with the channel providers themselves.

    Plus where am I going to go? Charter? Yea right. :lol:
  2. Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    Jun 19, 2006
    DirecTV bought the crappy encoders, not me. It's their fault, period. Their own MPEG2 encoders have no trouble with the same data, so they need to either get their MPEG4 encoders up to the same level of error handling, or get the providers to clean up their signals. I don't care which route DirecTV takes, but it's on them to fix the issue.

    I pay DirecTV, DirecTV's equipment is crapping out, this is DirecTV's problem. You and others who try to place the fault elsewhere are doing the entire community a disservice.
  3. diggerg56

    diggerg56 Legend

    Sep 26, 2007
    exactly...I see the same thing on cable and OTA. It's not a Directv problem, at least not in my market.
  4. LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers New Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Poll results so far would seem to indicate that most people don't consider this a big deal. Frankly as I said in an earlier post, I can't even remember the last time I heard this sound.

  5. Araxen

    Araxen Icon

    Dec 18, 2005
    I don't have this problem so I can't vote on it.
  6. spedinfargo

    spedinfargo Cool Member

    Oct 5, 2005
    I've noticed that a good program that I notice it on is The Ultimate Trailer Show on HDNet. Happens consistently at least a few times an episode...
  7. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

    Nov 13, 2006
    Fort Pierce, FL
    Listen up all you skeptics. Here is an example being given and the showtimes.:)

    01 The Ultimate Trailer Show 79 HDN 11:00 AM EDT 03/19/2009
    02 The Ultimate Trailer Show 306 HDN 11:00 AM EDT 03/19/2009
    04 The Ultimate Trailer Show 79 HDN 5:30 PM EDT 03/19/2009
  8. Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    Jun 19, 2006
    Am I supposed to care what the poll says? Because I really don't.
  9. dennisj00

    dennisj00 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2007
    Lake Norman, NC
    Not an issue here. . . I remember a week or so back in the fall that we noticed maybe 1 a night on average, but haven't remembered one lately. . . . other than the blank frame / video breakup on MRV.
  10. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    I haven't...
  11. Dolly

    Dolly Hall Of Fame

    Jan 30, 2007
    I have NEVER EVER had this problem! I had to read the thread to even know what was being posted about. May be it just happens on certains channels and I don't watch those channels :shrug:
  12. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    Where was it made clear?

    I think it's more clear that it's not a system-wide issue just due to the number of us who have never experienced it.
  13. LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers New Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    OK... so you don't care what the poll says... But as you seem to be vehement that this is a make or break issue for you, I find it fascinating that the opinions expressed and poll results seem to indicate that this is a non issue for the majority, in fact, few even are hearing it. You seem to indicate that it is a major problem so I am wondering what is different.

    However, as you say, your contract is up in September, so I guess you can make it go away permanently then.

  14. Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    Jun 19, 2006
    I have my theories, but I can't think of a polite way to express them [...]. So I'll just continue to leave that subject alone.
  15. Ken S

    Ken S RIP

    Feb 12, 2007
    Read the other threads. Read some of VOS' posts on the issue. Or watch the MLB Network for a few hours.

    Or don't.
  16. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    I tried watching MLB last night, it didn't come up for me. I'll continue trying.

    Not trying to dispute anyone at all. I well understand that this might show up for some people and not for others, mostly based upon watching patterns.

    Heck, until CBS had problems, I almost never, ever saw it. But I believe everyone who says they see it, that it exists. Enough solid people here are reporting it.

    So I'd like to see if the non-CBS channels are improving or not. I know CBS has made improvements and I know DIRECTV is working on it. I'm curious if it has improved on non-CBS channels too.

    Oh, is it mostly during MLB games (now preseason), shows, or any other predictable times?

  17. dhhaines

    dhhaines Hall Of Fame

    Nov 18, 2005
    Ken I'm not disputing that you don't have a problem, but I watch the MLB Network a few hours a day while working and haven't seen it (or should I say heard it?) on this network at all. I did have this problem about 8 months ago with the local ABC network but that has been cleared up. There must be a number of factors contributing to this problem as it's not across the board with all customers at the same time or station. It's really hard to say how wide spread the problem is since I don't consider the posters here to be the average consumer.
  18. Bluegrassman

    Bluegrassman AllStar

    Feb 18, 2009
    I've had it on my local NBC station, as well as Fox news. Have only noticed issue on my DVR. Not to say it can't or doesn't happen on our standard boxes, we just haven't actually watched them very much yet.
    Also, sometimes it's not just a brrrrip sound. On Fox news yesterday, we finally quit watching satellite because it was a constant issue. My wife summed it up well: said everyone sounded like robots non-stop. Switched input to Comcast (still haven't returned my C* equip due to busy schedule) and the issue did not exist. I've never seen these issues until the past week since being a DBS customer.
  19. mickcris

    mickcris Legend

    Mar 16, 2008
    It may be that the people that are saying that they don't notice it, do not have Dolby Digital turned on. When I first noticed the problem, I had turned off the DD and the sound just cuts out for a second. With the DD on, it makes the Brrrrrrrrrrp noise.
  20. Ken S

    Ken S RIP

    Feb 12, 2007

    If you were watching the WBC games last night they had their own problems, but they announced that it would happen as they were using some type of "world" feed. For the most part stuff was okay. There were several problems during the afternoon however mostly during shows and commercials. I do have DD turned on if that matters.

    The number of incidents has increased over the past two months but the severity has dropped.

    I have also noticed the problem on TNT, Local Fox and Local CBS. I don't watch that much TV and the reason I catch it on MLB Net is because it's on in the background some days and the sound issue is very noticeable.

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