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post #19081 of 19089 Old 12-14-2014, 10:07 AM
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Call BH at 1-866-309-EASY (3279) or use the direct forum on DSL Reports. You have a signal problem, only BH can fix that.
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Yeah, I suspected as much. But it is hard to do anything about it when not in front of the actual TV and cable boxes to see what is happening. Work is annoying that way.

Hopefully (?) it will still be a problem tomorrow morning and I can report it in real time...
So as it turns out, the problem happened again Friday night, so I went to the Diagnostics pages on the box - nothing super obvious looked wrong. I called BHN, and described the problem, and how long it had been occurring. They said they'd send out a tech Sunday morning (earliest possible, but fine by me anyway). So about two hours after calling BHN, the signal issue went away, and hasn't resurfaced. Figures...

Anyway, tech came by today (Sunday) as promised, right on time, and he mentioned my neighbor had complained at the exact same time about signal, so the tech figured it was something wrong with the street box/bollard, and like me, thought it was getting messed around by the low overnight temps. He was right - the splitter/booster was bad, and he said the signal coming into the box is pretty degraded - probably the whole street upstream of me is having issues off and on (I live at the end of a dead-end), and the feedline should probably be replaced. He said a crew would be out here within days, likely, possibly even today to have a look-see.

Anyway, no signal issues right now, and hopefully a new line means no issues for years!

Ya know, if you think about all the signalling that gets shoved down these fiber lines and coax cables (phone, internet, High Def TV), and the abuse the physical infrastructure takes from the environment, animals, and us stupid humans, it is a wonder it works at all...
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4K TV report #1 :

OMG! The picture quality is ridiculous! We watched Guardians of the Galaxy on Blu-Ray last night. I made it through the whole movie, not because it was a good movie, but because I was so enthralled by the images.

Watching the local news: the anchors look good but every video clip they play looks terrible. There is a lot of twitching in the videos.

We are watching football today and am having a hard time with the judder or lag or whatever you call it (remember we are coming from a rear-projection antique with none of these issues). Maybe it is because Jax suck so bad that it sucks the quality right out of the broadcast? LOL! I will have to tweak the settings so see if I can make it better.
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At least the colts are doing well.
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Has any noticed their internet is faster because It looks like bright house has upped their speed.
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Yep, they upped the speed for all tiers.

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Minor follow-up to my previous posts:

The signal was loud and clear all day yesterday, except for one complete loss of service (internet, phone and TV) for about 30 min. About an hour after that loss I was driving out of my street and saw a BHN service van parked up the street, so I assume they were checking out overall signal strength and hopefully replaced something that was degrading.

So if you don't hear from me in a while and I return to lurk mode, it is probably because everything is going just fine...
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4K TV report #1 :

OMG! The picture quality is ridiculous! We watched Guardians of the Galaxy on Blu-Ray last night. I made it through the whole movie, not because it was a good movie, but because I was so enthralled by the images.

Watching the local news: the anchors look good but every video clip they play looks terrible. There is a lot of twitching in the videos.
A classic case of "garbage in, garbage out". A Blu-ray should have sufficient detailed content that upscaling algorithms will be able to add (nicely faked) details, especially interpolating textures. Whereas news video clips seem to be so compressed even as 1080i/720p OTA transmissions displayed on a 1080p set that I would imagine they would not be ideal fodder for upscaling to 4K. Just like how some DVDs can upscale nicely for 1080p, but VHS is not so good - in theory the DVD and VHS tape were both NTSC...

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We are watching football today and am having a hard time with the judder or lag or whatever you call it (remember we are coming from a rear-projection antique with none of these issues). Maybe it is because Jax suck so bad that it sucks the quality right out of the broadcast? LOL! I will have to tweak the settings so see if I can make it better.
You probably have whatever motion interpolation mode enabled (they are usually on by default). TruMotion, MotionPlus, ClearMotion, stuff like that. It can make some stuff look smoother, but can also introduce artifacts. Or maybe the feed was just bad - I did have that game on for a while, but I wasn't paying much attention to it, so I can't comment on whether issues were present in the feed.

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This coming week, it's possible we will see a preview of our notice via Michigan since the 1st of January is a Thursday. Friday is also a possibility for our notice.

It's possible they will add NUVO TV HD or something like Showtime FamilyZone HD, Flix HD or Daystar HD.

More than likely, we will not get anything but an updated MTM list.

As always, It's still good to keep up with these though.
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looks like TWC Dallas is pushing the digital adapters out now more widely to go all digital soon.

Also looks like we are getting Movies! network finally on TWC Dallas.

noticed that Gunnsion and Telluride finally got their local channels in HD after all these years

also the Idaho, Washington, and Colorado TWC systems switch to the NCL in January.

TWC has been moving channels around in dallas on the QAM carriers they moved Golf Channel SD from 645MHz to 669MHz.

also they are getting ready for a new ODN release soon.
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