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Old 09-13-2006, 08:54 PM   #1  
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I have had nothing but problems with my H20 since I got. 4 receivers and 3 service calls and my local HD channels still seem to suck, as in "kung fu" type effects to slow motion effects while watching sports. I here there is a new download coming which is SUPPOSED to cure the problem. I have SERIOUSLY considered going to cable but have also heard that D TV will almost double the HD channels in 07. My question is should I hold out or is this more propaganda from D TV?
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Old 09-13-2006, 09:02 PM   #2  
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I have had nothing but problems with my H20 since I got. 4 receivers and 3 service calls and my local HD channels still seem to suck, as in "kung fu" type effects to slow motion effects while watching sports. I here there is a new download coming which is SUPPOSED to cure the problem. I have SERIOUSLY considered going to cable but have also heard that D TV will almost double the HD channels in 07. My question is should I hold out or is this more propaganda from D TV?
The adding of HD channels will happen after the 2 other sats get up and running.... That has been the word from D* since they enveiled thier expansion plans ...
As for the slo mo picture you have, what kind of sat signals are you getting... I think I would see if your dish needs to be tweaked a little.

Should you hold out, thats up to you.
The new HD DVR is out now, thats what I have been waiting for.

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Old 09-13-2006, 09:03 PM   #3  
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Plus I do have the 5lnb dish for my locals it wasnt available otherwise. I am not even looking for Tivo availability just GOOD TV that I'm paying for. For some reason my receaiver totally lost ALL fucntionality until I fully reprogrammed it. What a pain in the AZZ
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Plus I do have the 5lnb dish for my locals it wasnt available otherwise. I am not even looking for Tivo availability just GOOD TV that I'm paying for. For some reason my receaiver totally lost ALL fucntionality until I fully reprogrammed it. What a pain in the AZZ
You re-programmed your receiver ???
Do you mean you did the "Reset" ???
The HD DVR Iwas refering to is the new one, No TIVO ....

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...my local HD channels still seem to suck, as in "kung fu" type effects to slow motion effects while watching sports...
Do you notice this in all HD sports broadcasts, or just those broadcast in 1080i? That's what I'm seeing in the Boston spot beam. ABC and Fox (both 720p) are great, but I've been forced to use my OTA antenna for CBS, NBC and my RSN (NESN) because their 1080i signal "stutters" so badly.

I'm thinking D* may be doing a little bit too much bit-grooming to their 1080i signals to economize on the bandwidth needed to transmit them - so much so that it badly degrades PQ. Signal strength for all my spot-beamed signals is 85+.
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Old 09-14-2006, 06:52 AM   #6  
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I have had nothing but problems with my H20 since I got. 4 receivers and 3 service calls and my local HD channels still seem to suck, as in "kung fu" type effects to slow motion effects while watching sports. I here there is a new download coming which is SUPPOSED to cure the problem. I have SERIOUSLY considered going to cable but have also heard that D TV will almost double the HD channels in 07. My question is should I hold out or is this more propaganda from D TV?
What were the problems with the 4 receivers ? Which area are you in ? I have to watch the Orlando locals and they continuously chirp, stutter etc. Have had a technician to the house. Also, I have found that if I ever unplug the H20 (I moved it to a new TV cabinet) I had to wait 15 mins for it to come back up while it went through the "nearly there", "almost there", "just a few more seconds routine". It also runs scarily hot for me also.
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What were the problems with the 4 receivers ? Which area are you in ? I have to watch the Orlando locals and they continuously chirp, stutter etc. Have had a technician to the house. Also, I have found that if I ever unplug the H20 (I moved it to a new TV cabinet) I had to wait 15 mins for it to come back up while it went through the "nearly there", "almost there", "just a few more seconds routine". It also runs scarily hot for me also.
Jimbos, I had to reprogram my menu settings then reprogram all of my custom setting again.

Atari, As for the problem with the receivers I really have no clue. I initially was calling about the VERY NOTICABLE differance in volume between my standard feed and my HD signal. Then I was getting bad pixelation, then in weather conditions that receiver would go out but my older receiver still worked in my bedroom. Every time I called they told me that they would send me a new one because none of this is supposed to happen. All the techs have told me that all is good yet I am still having ALL these problems. My signal strength is in the high 70's and mid 80's. I am not using an OTA either maybe this would help?
My H20 get VERY hot as well, I questioned it and never really got a response.
I keep hear (from DTV) that there are 2 new satellites going up ( who knows when) and a new download for the hd receiver sometime in Sept. or Oct. depending on who you talk to. Basically I never hear the same story from them.
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Atari, As for the problem with the receivers I really have no clue. I initially was calling about the VERY NOTICABLE differance in volume between my standard feed and my HD signal.
You've probably done this already but turn the receiver off (standby) for about 5 minutes. When you turn it back on the volume issues should be resolved. I had this exact same issue last night.

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Then I was getting bad pixelation, then in weather conditions that receiver would go out but my older receiver still worked in my bedroom. Every time I called they told me that they would send me a new one because none of this is supposed to happen. All the techs have told me that all is good yet I am still having ALL these problems. My signal strength is in the high 70's and mid 80's. I am not using an OTA either maybe this would help?
OTA tuners are disabled until mid to late October so that won't help in this situation.

Your signal should not be in the 70's. That has to be the cause of the pixilation. My signal strength w/the HR20 is in the 92 to 96 range. I'm also in FL and have gone thru a few heavy thunderstorms since the install of 09/08/06 and I have had no issues w/pixilation.

Unless you can do it yourself, I suggest contacting D*TV for a dish re-alignment
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You've probably done this already but turn the receiver off (standby) for about 5 minutes. When you turn it back on the volume issues should be resolved. I had this exact same issue last night.



OTA tuners are disabled until mid to late October so that won't help in this situation.

Your signal should not be in the 70's. That has to be the cause of the pixilation. My signal strength w/the HR20 is in the 92 to 96 range. I'm also in FL and have gone thru a few heavy thunderstorms since the install of 09/08/06 and I have had no issues w/pixilation.

Unless you can do it yourself, I suggest contacting D*TV for a dish re-alignment
Thanks Lex, but I turn my box off everytime I turn the TV off. The box just plain ole gets to hot for my liking to leave it on. And as you said I have turned it off, reset,unplugged ect. for numerous amounts of time to no avail. And I did this with ALL the receivers I got. Plus the techs that have come out ASSURED me that my signal strenght is actually better than normal. As A matter of fact the last tech out wouldnt even check the alignment,saying it couldnt get better.

More or less I've ALMOST had it !!!! But I was thinking that down the road it might be better to keep DTV than to have cable.
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