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

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  2. Yes, if they don't fix it by April 1

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

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

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  1. Justin23

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    Anyone upload the vid of the problem to YouTube yet?

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  2. Mike Bertelson

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    I don't often disagree with you Ken but I have to this time…sorry but I gotta…:grin:

    It’s true that you and others have the problem. It’s also true that it’s something that DirecTV needs to address.

    I have had and do have this problem but it’s always been limited to my local Fox and CBS. This has always been a problem with these two stations (for me at least and especially with Fox).

    Beyond those two channels I rarely if ever see it.

    This begs the question; what makes you think it will wind up being a problem for the rest of us?

    Unless there’s a problem that causes the Brrrip somehow will manifest over time, I don’t see how you can say the rest just haven't seen it....yet. :scratchin

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  3. wilbur_the_goose

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    Put it this way. The Brrrrrrip is much less of an issue than the old "green puke" problem a lot of people had early last year. Now, that was an ugly issue.

    Thanks for participating in the poll. Pretty decisive in its result, no?
     
  4. Ken S

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    Anyone that is watching one of the national channels like MLB Network with this issue is going to encounter the problem that's what I mean by system-wide.

    It's part of the signal being sent. Many won't notice and many won't care, but it is still there IF they're watching/listening to those specific channels at the times it occurs. If they're not...then it's not a problem for them.

    I'm not saying the problem is going to spread to other channels...I don't know whether it will or won't.

    I don't get what people are disagreeing with unless they're saying it's not happening on the national channels I've listed for them. If that's the case then there's something wrong with the receivers.

    I'm not saying it's the worst problem in the world although it is annoying and shouldn't be there. It's not something that would be my primary reason for canceling at present.
     
  5. CCarncross

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    Poor poll choices AGAIN!

    Just because you wouldnt leave over it doesnt mean you don't care. I do care and I hope they can fix it. But I do it occasionally on OTA directly through my tv so it is not isolated to just D*. And I'm pretty sure DISH has it now too since they switched over to MPEG4. I dont think this was an issue for any providers b4 the transition to MPEG4. They'll get it worked out. Oh, and it rarely happens for me. Usually the very beginning of shows on FX, or USA, but other than that, a quick blip, and its off and running fine. Its not a huge issue.
     
  6. ramcm7

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    Had the issue two weeks in a row on my recordings of the Sarah Conner Chronicles from our local Fox affiliate. Very heavy in the beginning of the show, but by the end it appeared to be pretty much corrected.
     
  7. guffy1

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    I dont use DD at all when watching D*. Sound comes straight out of my TV, and I see and hear the issue all the time.

    I do believe it is getting better though. To me its not nearly as bad now as it was a couple months ago. Brrrppps are shorter and less frequent for me as of now. Definitely still there, and definitley not there on OTA or Charter in my area.
     
  8. RunnerFL

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    I've read other threads, there are very few people actually reporting the issue. Less reporting it than not having it.

    I'll pass on the MLB network, I think I'd rather watch home shopping...

    If it were a system-wide issue we would have all experienced it.
     
  9. RunnerFL

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    I have had DD on for years and never heard this "Brrrrrrrp" noise.
     
  10. RunnerFL

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    And that's not happening...

    Tom posted earlier that he didn't hear it on MLB.
     
  11. mopzo

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    My wife heard it..looked at me! As usual I blamed it on the dog! :lol:
     
  12. hasan

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    It happened 3 times while watching the (still recording) House episode. We were about 50 minutes behind "live". HDMI to home theater. It was accompanied by video break up as well. HD-LIL
     
  13. bagdropper

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    The brrrip sound seems to be almost completely gone, however the frame and audio drops are still occuring, if not increasing in frequency. SD, HD, doesn't seem to matter for mine. I will say, it seems to happen on upconverted SD more than anything else, such as BravoHD, SciFi HD, etc. Bravo HD is still, early in the morning, almost unwatchable at times.

    I do a lot of recording my s-video out/composite to my PC - I have several instances of this occuring recorded.

    And yes, I know this is not a case of my dish being aimed perfectly. When they installed the recent H23-600, everything tested perfectly, all sats mid to upper 90s for all correct xpdrs.

    My contract is up 9-7-2009 - I will be shopping cable and DN before that date - I do know no matter what I will be downgrading my service. I've already dropped HBO, and I'll prolly drop my grandfathered plan to whatever the least expensive plan is unless DN/cable make me an offer I cannot refuse.
     
  14. Ken S

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    Well, there you go...you've made your determination based on some substantial evidence. Thanks.

    Care to share with us what might be causing this issue...or are we just making it up?
     
  15. Ken S

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    I agree with you although I wouldn't be so quick to assume that Dish has it as well. They may...I just don't know. It's an annoyance. I started another thread because about a month ago the problem seemed to change from longer and louder disruptions that happened infrequently (once an hour or so) to much more frequent (5+ an hour) shorter/quieter incidents.
     
  16. jasonblair

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    That's my point... There's no answer in the poll that is similar to that response. The poll assumes everyone has experienced the problem, which I have not. I've had an HR-20 for 2 1/2 years now with the Premier package and HD+ pack. My MPEG 4 locals are Washington DC.
     
  17. Mike Bertelson

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    Ok that makes sense.

    It would seem that you're saying it is limited to only certain channels? Is this correct?

    Mike
     
  18. jasonblair

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    Then it's settled... It must be a problem with the receivers, because I don't have the problem. I'm not the type of person to put up with or ignore bad signal quality.

    (But then again, it seems that most people on AVSForum think I'm nuts because I've never seen "rainbows" on my DLP!)
     
  19. jasonblair

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    Perhaps it is an audio receiver problem? For instance, maybe a Sony or Denon receiver makes the noise, while Onkyo and Yamaha receivers do not...

    (I have a Sherwood receiver, and I've never heard the Brrrrrrrrrp.) It makes me wonder what "Brrrrrrp" sounds like. Is it high-pitched? Is it like a needle coming off a record? Or is it like a Homer Simpson/Duff Beer aftermath?
     
  20. DodgerKing

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    It seldom to never happens to me on Direct
     

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