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DTV and TNT HD

Cheapdive
08-21-2005, 03:11 PM
When TNT broadcasts in HD, I get either very bad video and audio or no signal at all. I experience this also with OTA when locals broadcast in HD I have to switch to network feed from DTV.

When either of these sources is not broadcasting in HD, everything is fine. I'd say that eliminates equipment problems.

A call to DTV "technical assistance" is useless. Email to DTV says I shouldn't have this problem and should call "technical assistance".

My last call to get help suggested I change the "format" but that didn't change a thing!

Right now NASCAR is on TNT in HD and I have no signal. The 3 hours before the program came on everything was fine.

Does anyone else have this problem and is there a solution?

I'm in Dallas.

Thanks.

Smthkd
08-21-2005, 04:21 PM
Directv doesn't have TNTHD!!!

Cheapdive
08-21-2005, 04:36 PM
I know they don't. "They're working on it".

Surely I'm not the only person with this problem.

jeffreydj
08-21-2005, 05:58 PM
I know they don't. "They're working on it".

Surely I'm not the only person with this problem.

What in the world are you talking about? Because D* doesn't have TNT-HD, of course you'll have no signal.

Are you trying to say when you're watching TNT-SD that shows simulcast in HD don't show on your SD channel?

DiceManCometh
08-21-2005, 07:01 PM
any time is see TNTHD threads i have to read them all....

Cheapdive
08-21-2005, 08:22 PM
What in the world are you talking about? Because D* doesn't have TNT-HD, of course you'll have no signal.

Are you trying to say when you're watching TNT-SD that shows simulcast in HD don't show on your SD channel?

When I turn to 245 while they are broadcasting an HD show, I either get very poor video and audio or no signal at all.

jeffreydj
08-21-2005, 08:34 PM
Well, that makes a little more sense, I suppose. But, I have not noticed that myself. Perhaps this should be in a general D* forum then, since this doesn't deal directly with TNT-HD.

borromini
08-21-2005, 08:41 PM
When I turn to 245 while they are broadcasting an HD show, I either get very poor video and audio or no signal at all. Don't have that problem, and I haven't heard any one else mention it.

Fl_Gulfer
08-21-2005, 10:00 PM
MIne looks like crap too. :cool:

biggie4852
08-22-2005, 12:16 AM
I see no difference in PQ either.

daveinva
08-22-2005, 06:37 AM
Yes,
I've had, and unfortunately, still do have that problem. Check the post (it is relatively recent) titled 'haze around details' (or something like that), it is under the direct view tube tv category on this forum not this directv category. I have a sony hd directv receiver and a sony 34 xbr hd tube. The problem has driven me crazy, I've talked to both sony and directv several times and they tell me that they've never heard of it (BS) and I must have something adjusted wrong. I've done and adjusted everything that there is to adjust and no luck. REad my post in 'haze around details'.. If you could or do find out what the heck the story is on this PLEASE post the solution on here. But I'm right there with ya brotha... SAME EXACT PROBLEM.....

Cheapdive
08-22-2005, 05:55 PM
I've got the same setup as you Sony 34 XBR and Song HD tuner. I don't get haze. The signal is very pixelated and the audio is terrible. This only happens when a program is originating in HD on TNT, NASCAR, or any sports programs.

Other programs on TNT are fine.

Damnest thing I've ever seen. D* says it shouldn't be happening and recommends I pay for a service call!

I think D* knows whats going on but won't admit to it.

daveinva
08-23-2005, 06:20 AM
Yeah,
I guess mine would be better described as 'pixallated' like yours, rather than a haze. But again, I've tried everything and haven't had any luck. Something tells me it is a Sony problem and not a directv problem, but either way I can't get help, so what is one to do??????
I talked to Sony at length and they were no help other than to say to have a technician look at it. I wouldn't mind paying to have that done, but I know that in the end (after I pay the guy) all I"m gonna here is that they can't find anything wrong or don't know what is wrong with it. So why bother??
My dad has a new Sony HD projection (LCD type I think) and his is crystal clear when watching these same type programs.
SOMEBODY PLEASE FIGURE THIS OUT!