I reported my latest experiences to the station engineer yesterday emphasizing that the same glitch occurred on both the DTV feed and the OTA signal, and am waiting for a response.It can't be DirecTV's fault if it also affects their off-air signal. DirecTV has nothing to do with signal.
It is still possible that something about how DIRECTV's LRF and the AM21/HRxx are handling the stream is the problem.For the Thursday incidents, I verified that the picture dropouts occurred at the same time on the OTA broadcast, which I was also recording. Needless to say, whatever actions DTV took did not resolve the issue.
That depends on where your evidence of the OTA glitch comes from. If, for example, DIRECTV was using AM21s (or something functionally identical) at the LRF, that could be the problem.It can't be DirecTV's fault if it also affects their off-air signal. DirecTV has nothing to do with signal.
Jerry said it's in the OTA stream, that means it's not Directv's fault. It's that simple. There could be other issues on Directv's end but that has NOTHING to do with the glitch Jerry is seeing OTA.
JerryMeeker ...Jerry said it's in the OTA stream, that means it's not Directv's fault. It's that simple. There could be other issues on Directv's end but that has NOTHING to do with the glitch Jerry is seeing OTA.
If only it were that simple.Jerry said it's in the OTA stream, that means it's not Directv's fault. It's that simple.
The OTA signal is split and routed to directly to the TV as well, so I could watch the NBC broadcast directly without the DVR or AM21 in the signal path. However, since the picture dropout issue doesn't happen that frequently, that would mean watching a lot of live TV without being able to skip over commercials. Sorry, but I don't consider the picture issue as being important enough that I would want to watch that much live TV.I would connect a TV to the antenna only and see if the problem is still there
No US market models work that way and there isn't point much importing of EuropeanTVs given the frequency differences (50Hz vs 60Hz) and the fact that most of the EU uses DVB-T rather than DTV.If your TV have USB port, I would try add PVR function to it by connecting USB drive/flash stick. All EU models works that way.
This is the point that I've been trying to make in several posts. It is why I introduced the idea of wall clock time versus program run time.The same moment in programming is an important note. If there was some in home glitch (electrical issue, LNB issue, AM21 issue) that through some weirdness only affected the recording of this one station the glitch would occur at the same moment in time, not the same moment in programming. Such an in home glitch should appear in the OTA recording before it appears in the via satellite recording ... not synchronized to the moment in programming.
REASON: They are sending "FREE" over the air (both ways) --Even though we "PAY" for RE- transmission on D*TV equipment -so, you are correct NO ONE CARES as the check is sent either wayNo response from the NBC station engineer after my report last week, and the problem persists. There was a nasty picture drop-out during this morning's Meet the Press broadcast. I guess no one really cares about signal quality.
Have you tried parallel recording any of KING5's subchannels? This could narrow the scope to a bad multiplex/demux (station issue) and almost entirely eliminate a signal interruptionThere was a nasty picture drop-out during this morning's Meet the Press broadcast.