Originally Posted by cast&pray
No I haven't. I still have my antenna mounted in my attic from my directv days, and that will get hooked back up for Sunday if the problem continues. Thinking back, I first noticed this on Sunday and it persisted through at least Tuesday (didn't even turn a TV on last night). I have two HD cable boxes in the house of different types and it was happening on both. Good to know it wasn't coming through OTA that way.
Are you noticing this only during FOX programming or does it also happen during Syndication, My Network, or HD Local News?
Due to the implementation of Wide Screen Graphics at FOX, we were forced to replace our KYLE FOX decoder to pass Active Format Descriptor (AFD).
NOTE: D* and Dish carry KWKT from OTA (not KYLE) and are not affected by this change
(The KWKT FOX Splicer passes the entire FOX stream to KWKT untouched by us).
We installed the new decoder January 19th and worked with Suddenlink to get their SD (Channel 7) down-converter to switch from full screen to letterbox correctly during FOX programming.
This change should only have affected Suddenlink SD (Channel 7) during FOX programming.
(The new decoder actually improves the quality of the FOX video OTA and on the Suddenlink HD channel)
One side benefit of this decoder is that it can be configured to pass Dolby Surround and we have ordered an Evertz Dolby encoder to be able to implement it.
The issue that you describe sounds like bit starvation that could be occurring at several points in the delivery system including our system or Suddenlink.
We monitor KYLE OTA here in Waco full time (Quad Channel 28 antennas on our STL tower here in Waco).
I was here for the Sickle Cell Telethon and stayed for the first quarter of the Pro Bowl to verify AFD switching on Suddenlink Channel 7. (via the Slingbox in our Bryan office)
I did not see any indication of pixelization or stuttering OTA or on the SD Suddenlink feed. (I was not monitoring the Suddenlink HD channel for the reasons stated above)
If this issue can be traced to something we have done here, I am anxious to work with all of you to get it corrected as soon as possible. We value your input and I check this forum every day for any new concerns expressed.