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On tonight's Miami Heat basketball game on channel 96 (spot beam HD using MPEG4) the 8mm effect is finaly gone! YAY!

HOWEVER, there is something else going on that maybe DirecTV doesn't know about yet. It seems like the encoding equipment/software still needs some updating as, ocassionally, the screen will flicker for like 1/2 second. This is not anywhere near as bad as it used to be since, at least, the motion does appear to be smooth.

This flickering happens every 10 or so seconds (it looks they way that wiggling a poorly connected coaxial cable carring an analog signal would).

Is anyone else watching the Miami Heat game on channel 96? If so, are you noticing this?

Don't get me wrong...this is not really a complaint since, believe it or not, it actually looks much better than the Comcast HD signal that I get for the same channel (colors appear brighter). But it is noticeable.

Bernardo in Miami

P.S. The 8mm effect is still VERY noticeable on the NBC Sunday Night Football game. Apparently they have not yet tackled the local channels.
 

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If it's only fixed on some of the channels then they may still be in the process of updating the equipment in Miami. When they updated the NY channels there was some weirdness for about 24 hours, maybe from them tweaking things.
 

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They fixed NESN HD in Boston as well, but the locals (NBC and CBS) still had the 8mm effect last night.
 

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roguebjp said:
On tonight's Miami Heat basketball game on channel 96 (spot beam HD using MPEG4) the 8mm effect is finaly gone! YAY!

HOWEVER, there is something else going on that maybe DirecTV doesn't know about yet. It seems like the encoding equipment/software still needs some updating as, ocassionally, the screen will flicker for like 1/2 second. This is not anywhere near as bad as it used to be since, at least, the motion does appear to be smooth.

This flickering happens every 10 or so seconds (it looks they way that wiggling a poorly connected coaxial cable carring an analog signal would).

Is anyone else watching the Miami Heat game on channel 96? If so, are you noticing this?

Don't get me wrong...this is not really a complaint since, believe it or not, it actually looks much better than the Comcast HD signal that I get for the same channel (colors appear brighter). But it is noticeable.

Bernardo in Miami

P.S. The 8mm effect is still VERY noticeable on the NBC Sunday Night Football game. Apparently they have not yet tackled the local channels.
Yep, i noticed the same thing. I remembed on the first game in HD on tuesday vs Seattle it was there, but last night it was better but the flickering was crazy. I went to 73 to watch them lose! WFOR is still bad, but FOX and ABC are good now.
 
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