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post #11611 of 11755
Brighthouse kept the SD feed the whole game, but the HD was out.
post #11612 of 11755
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Originally Posted by Jeremy W View Post

Comcast had issues in Southfield as well.
The intense rain actually interfered with Comcast ability to receive certain channels from the satellite dish
post #11613 of 11755
My college football TV set up
15 screens all
1080P

post #11614 of 11755
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

The intense rain actually interfered with Comcast ability to receive certain channels from the satellite dish
Not surprising, that rain was wicked.
post #11615 of 11755
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

My college football TV set up
15 screens all
1080P


Wow....15 different sources?
post #11616 of 11755
13 Comcast boxes
2 screens just for streaming
2 laptops
I can also stream via my PS3 my iPad or even my iPhone if I need to stream up to five things at one time
post #11617 of 11755
BTN-HD is still out via Brighthouse.
post #11618 of 11755
Anyone in the area have the X1 box from Comcast yet? I heard in the past that they were pretty buggy, so I was curious if anyone had one yet.
post #11619 of 11755
I tried to have the X1 box installed in early August and after five hours of fiddling around I told the guy just to take it out and return me back to normal

it is not ready for prime time as far as my exuberant and exalted college football viewing
post #11620 of 11755
WWJ and WKBD should be back this evening for those of you on the Bright House systems in Oakland and Wayne counties.
post #11621 of 11755
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Originally Posted by Michiguide View Post

WWJ and WKBD should be back this evening for those of you on the Bright House systems in Oakland and Wayne counties.
Both were back up 6-ish, here. Though there's still no Big Ten Network in HD.
post #11622 of 11755
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Originally Posted by DrDon View Post

Both were back up 6-ish, here. Though there's still no Big Ten Network in HD.

BTN HD is working here in Livonia.
post #11623 of 11755
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Originally Posted by yimitz View Post

BTN HD is working here in Livonia.
Your message prompted me to call BHN customer support. 30 minutes on hold. That always annoys me. Anyway, we went through the usual signal hits and reboots to both my DVR and non-DVR boxes. Still no BTN-HD

CSR then pulled up an email they'd all gotten from the tech department on Friday, when the channel went out (during the thunderstorm). She then said, "It looks like someone in management will have to hit your receivers [to re-authorize the channel]. I don't have that capability. I'll call you after I find someone to do that."

Really? They gotta kick me upstairs for THAT?

Kinda like the internet issue I had a few weeks back. 4 CSRs and 2 truckrolls and it still went out every half hour or so. Fixed it myself by changing the DNS servers off of RoadRunner and onto Google's DNS server. Lookup is noticeably faster, too.

UPDATE (not that anyone really cares) BHN did their thing to no avail. Another truckroll scheduled, though I can't imagine how that's going to solve an issue where just ONE digital channel won't tune on two separate boxes.

Just discovered that the "Start Over" feature works on BTN-HD from the non-DVR box. But still goes black if I try to exit to live TV

The DVR box still says "This channel will be available shortly."

Weird.
post #11624 of 11755
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Originally Posted by DrDon View Post

Your message prompted me to call BHN customer support. 30 minutes on hold. That always annoys me. Anyway, we went through the usual signal hits and reboots to both my DVR and non-DVR boxes. Still no BTN-HD

CSR then pulled up an email they'd all gotten from the tech department on Friday, when the channel went out (during the thunderstorm). She then said, "It looks like someone in management will have to hit your receivers [to re-authorize the channel]. I don't have that capability. I'll call you after I find someone to do that."

Really? They gotta kick me upstairs for THAT?

Kinda like the internet issue I had a few weeks back. 4 CSRs and 2 truckrolls and it still went out every half hour or so. Fixed it myself by changing the DNS servers off of RoadRunner and onto Google's DNS server. Lookup is noticeably faster, too.

UPDATE (not that anyone really cares) BHN did their thing to no avail. Another truckroll scheduled, though I can't imagine how that's going to solve an issue where just ONE digital channel won't tune on two separate boxes.

Just discovered that the "Start Over" feature works on BTN-HD from the non-DVR box. But still goes black if I try to exit to live TV

The DVR box still says "This channel will be available shortly."

Weird.

That IS weird. I can't say what was viewable here over the weekend (I was out of town) but it was working fine on Monday evening when I came home and is still OK.

I haven't used the RR DNS servers in years, after having lots of intermittent "I can't get there from here" issues.
post #11625 of 11755
The DVR box still says "This channel will be available shortly."

The Comcast boxes we have at work say this when the signal level is too low. And it can affect just a few channels and they don't have to be adjacent to each other. Good luck.
post #11626 of 11755
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Originally Posted by DrDon View Post

Just discovered that the "Start Over" feature works on BTN-HD from the non-DVR box. But still goes black if I try to exit to live TV

The DVR box still says "This channel will be available shortly."
Just a wild guess, but it sounds like they might have changed the channel's physical frequency, and your boxes haven't been able to pick up on that. The "Start Over" feature is just a shortcut to VOD, and essentially unrelated to the actual channel.
post #11627 of 11755
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Originally Posted by Jeremy W View Post

Just a wild guess, but it sounds like they might have changed the channel's physical frequency, and your boxes haven't been able to pick up on that. The "Start Over" feature is just a shortcut to VOD, and essentially unrelated to the actual channel.
That's kind of what I figured with the "Start Over" function. It's very possibly a signal issue, then. The DA is getting up there in years and it has to drive the sports bar, three computers and the other rooms of my house. I recall having superband fits when I first moved in here. Got rid of the ancient cable in this place and re-ran RG-6. Added the amp and all has been well, since.

Guess I'll find out, tomorrow. Would be easier to troubleshoot on this end if I had an actual map of what channel's where.
post #11628 of 11755
Yeah, it sounds like a signal level issue to me. If a box did not get a channel I moved its cable to a different splitter (maybe a 4 way instead of an 8 way) and it worked fine.
post #11629 of 11755
Yeah, it's a signal issue, but it's upstream from my house. BHN is out there now trying to figure out exactly where. I always wind up with the unusual issues.
post #11630 of 11755
The nice thing is that there probably were other channels on the edge of dropping out, so raising this one caused others to increase at the same time before you lost them too.
post #11631 of 11755
I'm just happy it wasn't in any of MY wiring. Granted, I'm no Gary S, but I pride myself on my work. smile.gif BHN bucket truck will be out later to determine just how much digging they're going to have to do. At least it won't be my yard wink.gif
post #11632 of 11755
Wow, I didn't think it was that extensive. I figured they just needed to adjust an amp out there somewhere. Sounds like a cable had a puncture.
post #11633 of 11755
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Originally Posted by Gary S View Post

Wow, I didn't think it was that extensive. I figured they just needed to adjust an amp out there somewhere. Sounds like a cable had a puncture.
The first tech said the tap was poorly connected and that there was an RG-6 jumper installed on it. I'll get you a photo. The next level tech (whom I did not meet) came out Friday. Ran a cable from the curb box into his truck where he remained for about two hours. Sometime during his stay, BTN-HD returned.
post #11634 of 11755
So over a month since the last reply, kinda sad considering how active this thread used to be
post #11635 of 11755
Maybe it's because we don't have any issues wink.gif

I did post something NFL related 2 wks ago, but deleted it when it was no longer relevant.

Here's an observation. Must be some new encoders in the field. Spent the weekend in Tampa. WTSP (CBS) has one subchannel and usually a very bit-starved main channel picture. Not now. It's really quite good and rarely broke up. TINY bit softer than WWJ-DT. The Weather subchannel was a mess, but not due to the encoder. Seemed like the computer that runs it and maybe a TBC weren't on good terms. Jitters, programming floating around the screen, video starting and stopping, etc. Still, 10.1 was 100% better than the last time I was there.

This week, CBS must've gotten some bad trucks or bad backhauls. While the Lions was pristine on WJBK, the Steelers (Via Sunday Ticket) looked washed out and soft. The later Tennessee game was a little better, but still seemed off to me.
post #11636 of 11755
I haven't seem much difference between encoders, but there is the option of static vs. dynamic bit rates, and perhaps they went to the dynamic format. (This only works if you have 2 or 3 subchannels, not the signal channel like 62 has.) Rather than allocating a specific bit rate for each channel, you set the main channel as priority and it steals some bits from the other channels if they are not using them and the main channel does. 56 uses that format (or at least did) to support the extra channels. (And remember that even if you see only one channel doesn't mean they don't have a mobile channel or use or sell some of their bit stream for other purposes.)
post #11637 of 11755
The results were quite nice. I'm sure the untrained eye (local advertiser) can't tell much difference (and, therefore, will not gripe about how bad his commercials look).

I did record some primetime while there. Not as demanding as live, obviously. "NCIS" via WWJ: 8.4Gb. Via WTSP: 6.3. (approximate). Which is about what you'd expect from a 1080i with a single sub.
post #11638 of 11755
My DVR was busy with 3 recordings last night so I was planning on using my OTA to watch Tigers. I could not lock on the signal last night. I placed the yagi in all the familiar positions but no luck. Anyone else have OTA problems yesterday?
post #11639 of 11755
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Originally Posted by TeeJay1952 View Post

My DVR was busy with 3 recordings last night so I was planning on using my OTA to watch Tigers. I could not lock on the signal last night. I placed the yagi in all the familiar positions but no luck. Anyone else have OTA problems yesterday?

No OTA issues last night from 11 miles south of the Fox-2 WKBD transmitter . Using a MOHU Leaf antenna from a second floor.
post #11640 of 11755
Thread Starter 
This may be germane, if Aereo is able to supply HD-quality images -- Aereo is coming to Detroit:
http://www.tvpredictions.com/aereo101813.htm
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