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post #8581 of 8589 Old 12-08-2016, 11:32 AM
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Is WHDH ch 807 severely out of sync for anyone else here? I had to add a +140ms lip sync delay through my receiver last night to watch Hairspray live properly. This is the only channel that appears so out of sync. Other channels do seem slightly out of sync but nothing like 807.

I can't tell if it's the X1 box, the WHDH source signal, or if Comcast is mucking around with the signal as revenge for the whole NBC fiasco.
Same here, and I'm not on a Comcast box...I have a TiVO Roamio. Several friends of mine with TiVO (and without) called last night with the same problem. Just the beginning of the NBC-change fiasco, I suspect.
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Same here, and I'm not on a Comcast box...I have a TiVO Roamio. Several friends of mine with TiVO (and without) called last night with the same problem. Just the beginning of the NBC-change fiasco, I suspect.
It's out of sync on Comcast boxes on both ch 807 and the SD ch 7.
The over-the-air signal is slightly out of sync too, but nowhere near as much as on cable.
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I severely doubt that the lip sync issues on a national televised live broadcast had anything to do with a local NBC rights owner's dispute. I too noticed that there were audio / video sync issues, which I also noticed on WCSH, NBC Ch. 6 out Maine, which I get, in addition to WHDH, on my Comcast system. I'm sure it was a technical issue associated with the live broadcast and / or satellite uplink and had nothing to do with X1, Comcast, WHDH or NBC Boston, which isn't even broadcasting NBC yet.
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I severely doubt that the lip sync issues on a national televised live broadcast had anything to do with a local NBC rights owner's dispute. I too noticed that there were audio / video sync issues, which I also noticed on WCSH, NBC Ch. 6 out Maine, which I get, in addition to WHDH, on my Comcast system. I'm sure it was a technical issue associated with the live broadcast and / or satellite uplink and had nothing to do with X1, Comcast, WHDH or NBC Boston, which isn't even broadcasting NBC yet.
On WHDH, NBC news programs are slightly out of sync but Hairspray was unwatchable. I looked on Twitter, AVS and searched google but found no other mention of the severeness out of sync so I thought it was simply a WHDH issue.

I'll try to catch a local WHDH news broadcast to check the sync on that.

I did watch a few clips of Hairspray on Hulu and it was correctly synced. It still had the same mic dropouts in the opening song as the broadcast did.

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On WHDH, NBC news programs are slightly out of sync but Hairspray was unwatchable. I looked on Twitter, AVS and searched google but found no other mention of the severeness out of sync so I thought it was simply a WHDH issue.

I'll try to catch a local WHDH news broadcast to check the sync on that.

I did watch a few clips of Hairspray on Hulu and it was correctly synced. It still had the same mic dropouts in the opening song as the broadcast did.
On the 11 PM news right now, it is way off on Comcast, though the over the air signal seems OK. This could be at WHDH or Comcast, since there is almost certainly a direct feed, and may just be an audio / video delay / sync adjustment was disturbed.
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Dumb question, but in Attleboro, I have WGBX-HD on both 801 and 818. It was originally added on channel 818, but was then supposed to be switched to 801 and removed from 818. That last step hasn't happened. Is it using up bandwidth taking up two slots at once?
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I wanted to reach out & see if anyone is or was in the same boat as myself.

I've been a D*TV customer since 1998 (yes...98') I went to them because of the Sunday Ticket (KC Chiefs fan living in Metro Boston) Here's my current breakdown of my D*TV bills per month (taxes included) DirecTV has gone up every year for awhile now.

$199.66 (for 6 months no Sunday Ticket)
$262.65 (for 6 months w/ Sunday Ticket)

Currently I use Xfinity/Comcast for my internet & phone. Current bill is $130.36 per month for both services. I have an extra phone line for my fax machine.

Comcast offered me a 2-year locked-in deal for their "Triple Play" @ $224.38 (taxes included) for every channel they offer, plus of course phone & internet. My web D/L speed will pick-up as well.

I think I'm going to walk away from D*TV for the 1st time in almost 2 decades. I'm worried about the picture quality from D*TV to Comcast. Called D*TV this morning & they tried their best to keep me, but only could do 6 month discounts.

It's like leaving a old friend or a girlfriend. I really LOVE D*TV, but the money aspect is pretty huge. Big difference in pic vs. the two?

Any & all insight would be appreciated!
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I wanted to reach out & see if anyone is or was in the same boat as myself.

I've been a D*TV customer since 1998 (yes...98') I went to them because of the Sunday Ticket (KC Chiefs fan living in Metro Boston) Here's my current breakdown of my D*TV bills per month (taxes included) DirecTV has gone up every year for awhile now.

$199.66 (for 6 months no Sunday Ticket)
$262.65 (for 6 months w/ Sunday Ticket)

Currently I use Xfinity/Comcast for my internet & phone. Current bill is $130.36 per month for both services. I have an extra phone line for my fax machine.

Comcast offered me a 2-year locked-in deal for their "Triple Play" @ $224.38 (taxes included) for every channel they offer, plus of course phone & internet. My web D/L speed will pick-up as well.

I think I'm going to walk away from D*TV for the 1st time in almost 2 decades. I'm worried about the picture quality from D*TV to Comcast. Called D*TV this morning & they tried their best to keep me, but only could do 6 month discounts.

It's like leaving a old friend or a girlfriend. I really LOVE D*TV, but the money aspect is pretty huge. Big difference in pic vs. the two?

Any & all insight would be appreciated!
I have this package. It's good value for the price considering the competition and their other plans. It's really $199.99 intro price plus $24 in taxes. You get all the Premiums (HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz and The Movie Channel) plus 4 HD Anyroom DVR X1 boxes. Those boxes are worth $30 on their own and the DVR is like $15 on its own on the lower channels. Each Premium is $10-$20 depending on the "prestige" of the network so if you back all these addons from the total price then compare to the lower level packages, you'll see how much value you are getting in the bundle.

As for PQ, Comcast's PQ is declining overall and honestly its becoming barely tolerable. They are re-encoding all channels as 720p60 MPEG4, even the 1080i networks. See details here

I basically stream every show I can through Hulu or HBO Go as the PQ is noticeably better on my OLED (Westworld, Fargo, Brooklyn 99, Scream Queens, Mad Men when it was on). Hulu which to me has the worst streaming PQ out of all the providers, does look better than Comcast at this point. They may have upgraded to 1080p streaming in recent months. AMC, FX, & HBO looks horrible on Comcast and FX has a stutter in the frame-rate which really ruins the PQ.

I will likely keep the package until the promo runs out and drop TV all together, keeping just internet. It is a good value since you get everything for a lower price than piecing it together yourself. And it sorta a catch 22 since you need a cable subscription to get many streaming services like HBO Go.

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I have this package. It's good value for the price considering the competition and their other plans. It's really $199.99 intro price plus $24 in taxes. You get all the Premiums (HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz and The Movie Channel) plus 4 HD Anyroom DVR X1 boxes. Those boxes are worth $30 on their own and the DVR is like $15 on its own on the lower channels. Each Premium is $10-$20 depending on the "prestige" of the network so if you back all these addons from the total price then compare to the lower level packages, you'll see how much value you are getting in the bundle.

As for PQ, Comcast's PQ is declining overall and honestly its becoming barely tolerable. They are re-encoding all channels as 720p60 MPEG4, even the 1080i networks. See details here

I basically stream every show I can through Hulu or HBO Go as the PQ is noticeably better on my OLED (Westworld, Fargo, Brooklyn 99, Scream Queens, Mad Men when it was on). Hulu which to me has the worst streaming PQ out of all the providers, does look better than Comcast at this point. They may have upgraded to 1080p streaming in recent months. AMC, FX, & HBO looks horrible on Comcast and FX has a stutter in the frame-rate which really ruins the PQ.

I will likely keep the package until the promo runs out and drop TV all together, keeping just internet. It is a good value since you get everything for a lower price than piecing it together yourself. And it sorta a catch 22 since you need a cable subscription to get many streaming services like HBO Go.
PatsFan: Glad too see you're from my neck of the woods. I spent over an hour yesterday @ my friends house w/ his Comcast & X1. Sorry...but the picture looks like crap in comparison to D*TV. Not even remotely close. The sound is no bargain either. Cut's out in DD 5.1 all of the time. I decided quickly I'm was staying with D*TV. They gave me $88.69 credits for 12 months & the Sunday Ticket for free next year. That's not bad. I'm glad D*TV worked with me, otherwise I would have been a Comcast customer.
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