Besides all the HD channels disappearing two days ago . . are people still experiencing intermittent problems like pictures freezing when changing channels to one of the dead HD ones? Or very long waits (15-60 seconds) before the channels actually change?
The problems sort of fixed themselves Sunday night for me in Chicago Ridge . . . . for the most part anyway. But I'm continuing to have intermittent problems. An HD channel is there . . . and then its not . . for awhile . . . and then its back again later.
How about serious pixelizations (incomplete signals?) at times and frequent sound dropouts?
Some of these complaints I've experienced before the outage but they've increased significantly since. In the number of occasions and length of durations.
I'm not a techie for cable but it seems like a throughput problem. Something is tying up bandwidth and the cable lines or cable box just can't keep up the data stream. At least for the intermittent problems and not the total outages. Or the more cynical answer is they're trying to squeeze down the bandwidth to see what the minimum is that the public will tolerate before dropping cable. Time is money? Well so is bandwidth!
I hate intermittents. They are so hard to track down and fix if it happens to be working at the moment.
Beta . . . what a concept? Better Elevate The Antenna? Basic Electronic Testing Analysis, Better Electronics Through Anything (else)? Brings Everything To A(halt)? *lol* Hey, I needed the laugh. Bill (gates) Envisioned This Already . . . I'm having too much fun here.
Bill made Beta Cool. Now we know who to thank. Didn't MS also invent the "its not our fault it must be on your end" plausible deniability pat answer I've seen quoted here from ComCast(Company Omission Means Can't Assist Stupefied Technicians)? Sorry, still having too much fun. If they admit its their fault they might end up owing someone a refund, times X subscribers. $Kaching$ Won't happen. Money goes into companies, not the other way around. Lying is just an accepted part of business these days to keep costs down. If management actually told its techies or CSR's the truth? Someone might slip and let the public know. Better to look like complete idiots than cost the company money. Hey, its a job. Shrewd Business Acumen. Deny, deny, deny. Its the most cost efficient answer. Somebodies gotta pay the CEO's 25% pay increase this year. Think of all the money he/she saved the company by dumbing down the support staff! Harvard and Yale ain't cheap ya know to learn these kind of things. They've got kids and yachts to support too. *lol* Get use to it. Its the way of the corporate world these days.
Bill Envisions Total Assimilation
Enough of that . . .
I got the "Please wait a moment" message too when they were all out. Called on Sunday, they tried coming out on Monday and the rocket scientists the techs are couldn't ring my stupid doorbell . . . ? I was online tying up my phone line with caller ID for the internet. Their ID blocked calls went into voicemail with no messages left so I didn't know if it was telemarketers or Comcast calling several times. Needless to say I missed them by the time they finally left a message and I picked it up while online that they were outside my door. Now they can't even get out of their trucks to ring doorbells?
I'll guess they were kinda busy that day.