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post #16891 of 17987
Thanks. I'll give that a try - didn't see that last step before.
post #16892 of 17987
I have noticed that at medium (or higher) volume, some content (movies from permium channels) is clipping sound when using my audio system. I tested the same content with blurays that I own and I can raise the volume to much higher without clipping. Anyone else noticed this? Anything I can do to fix it? I'm using Motorola 7232-P2 HD DVR connecting to a Pioneer VSX-1021K via HDMI.

Thanks for any insight you can provide.
post #16893 of 17987
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Originally Posted by wmcbrine View Post

I gotta say, I don't know what you're talking about. If there's been any decline, it's been too subtle and slow for me to notice. I understand that there are special cases like AMC, but that's not Verizon's fault.

I will post some not too subtle frames soon, wait no Im not, you have tivos, ive seen you over there on the tivo community website.. I think even the food channel has problems and nothing is moving there.. And trust me I am no FIOS hater. Had it for quite some time. I am very dissapointed in the drop off of PQ.
Edited by vurbano - 6/29/12 at 10:20am
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Originally Posted by wmcbrine View Post

I gotta say, I don't know what you're talking about. If there's been any decline, it's been too subtle and slow for me to notice. I understand that there are special cases like AMC, but that's not Verizon's fault.

I will post some not too subtle frames soon. I think even the food channel has problems. And trust me I am no FIOS hater. Had it for quite some time. I am very dissapointed in the drop off of PQ.

While I won't argue with what you are seeing I do have to question how you will be able to show anything as being proof that PQ is dropping and it's Verizons fault. My understanding is that Verizon passes on the signals it receives from all its broadcasters untouched with no further compression or other sorts of signal manipulation in order to preserve quality. Whether this is true or not you'd need to have access to the original signal from the broadcaster and then compare that identical signal (including it being the original/same program) to what you are getting via Verizon FiOS. You might be able to do this sort of comparison with major channels like ABC, CBS, NBC etc using an OTA signal with your own antenna and tuner but even then how can you know that the broadcaster is TRULY sending the same quality signal to FiOS that it is broadcasting over the air?

I'm just questioning how you can show unquestionable proof that FiOS PQ is degrading and it's Verizons fault.
post #16895 of 17987
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Originally Posted by IceTBC View Post

While I won't argue with what you are seeing I do have to question how you will be able to show anything as being proof that PQ is dropping and it's Verizons fault. My understanding is that Verizon passes on the signals it receives from all its broadcasters untouched with no further compression or other sorts of signal manipulation in order to preserve quality. Whether this is true or not you'd need to have access to the original signal from the broadcaster and then compare that identical signal (including it being the original/same program) to what you are getting via Verizon FiOS. You might be able to do this sort of comparison with major channels like ABC, CBS, NBC etc using an OTA signal with your own antenna and tuner but even then how can you know that the broadcaster is TRULY sending the same quality signal to FiOS that it is broadcasting over the air?
I'm just questioning how you can show unquestionable proof that FiOS PQ is degrading and it's Verizons fault.

It is no longer true that Verizon passes on signals untouched. In many cases, channels are being broadcast in MPEG4 h.264 format, which Verizon usually transcodes to MPEG2 for compatibility with 6-series STBs. Some MPEG4 channels are converted to MPEG2 with a lower bitrate, allowing Verizon to put three such HD channels into a single QAM slot (as opposed to their customary two HD channels per QAM slot).

Verizon is currently performing a "soft" migration towards MPEG4--all new low-demand HD channels are now in MPEG4, and customers with 6-series boxes who subscribe to those channels are being allowed to swap them for 7-series boxes free of charge.

Verizon still generally has better PQ than the other guys, but it does do transcoding now where it did not before. Presumably this situation will last until there are so few 6-series boxes in the system that Verizon can fully transition to MPEG4 h.264 broadcasting.
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My 7 series box appears to have gone belly up. No power or nothing. Online chat took forever and they wanted me to check the coax connection etc. They said the router is getting a signal from the box still but it will not turn on, or even show the clock like it normally does when it's off.
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Originally Posted by jamieva View Post

My 7 series box appears to have gone belly up. No power or nothing. Online chat took forever and they wanted me to check the coax connection etc. They said the router is getting a signal from the box still but it will not turn on, or even show the clock like it normally does when it's off.

I don't see how the coax connection would affect the power.

Did you try the usual things:
1) unplug it (from the power outlet) for 20 seconds or so, then plug it back in;
2) Use the diagnostic tools from another box in your house or from a PC using the tools on the Verizon website?

Good luck,
Doug
post #16898 of 17987
VHO5 NY got a new HD channel this week -- WLNY channel #510.
post #16899 of 17987
I saw on the other board that JeepMatt has switched to Comcast and as such won't be posting on the FiOS boards as much. Just wanted to thank him for his terrific posts and overall insight into Verizon.
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Now whos gonna pick up the mantle for fretting that fios isnt adding any good HD channels ?
post #16901 of 17987
I'm sure Xizer will be willing to step up.
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I wonder what ever happened to Scorpiontail? He was VERY disappointed that Verizon hadn't added Cartoon Net HD. wink.gif
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The sitelist says he was last online yesteday but hasnt posted in awhile....guess hes just waiting to strike.
post #16904 of 17987
Despite what others have posted recently, I hadn't noticed any decline in PQ. However, last night, every channel (and I mean everything - I sampled broadcast, HBO, MGM, etc.) looked very poor. Everything seemed much softer, and the colors looked less vibrant. I checked my TV's settings - no change. I watched a 1080p Netflix program - no change.

Am I imagining it, or did something change recently?

Doug

PS I won't be offended if it's confirmed that I am imagining it.
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post #16905 of 17987
Maybe I was imagining things. Last night, everything looked normal. I swear I was relatively sober both nights!
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Doug
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I have noticed several things. DiscoveryHD channel is awful. yet some channels are stunning. Ive seen posts from the foodnetwork of motion blurr and etc of rachael ray walking back from the oven for god's sake! on food network or something. everyweek I record Trueblood, Borgais, game of thrones, boardwalk empire etc on my tivo premeire units and download to PC, run them through videoredo to mpg files and then burn to bluray media. Sometimes while watching the broadcast there are so many obvious problems that I have to rerecord them at a later time that night. Videoredo will flag the bad frames and resync bad audio and report the problems. most of what I see it macroblocking on Hbo and Showtime. On discovery its hard to describe. Its as if the picture sometimes takes a frame or two to fill in properly. On the other hand I was watching a cahnnel last night or two that struck me as stunning and perfect. IMO PQ is all over the place right now and its annoying.
post #16907 of 17987
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Originally Posted by rich3fan View Post

I wonder what ever happened to Scorpiontail? He was VERY disappointed that Verizon hadn't added Cartoon Net HD. wink.gif
Personally i dont want anymore. I am perfectly happy with the number of channels. Just give me perfect PQ accross the board.
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I'm happy with the amount of channels too. And I'm quite happy with the PQ recently, but what I'm still not happy about is the motion stutter that seems to be happening much more frequently these days. It's very annoying especially in light of the recent DVR rental fee increase. Oh and thanks for reviving this thread. Seems like many followed JeepMatt over to Comcast. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by vurbano View Post

Personally i dont want anymore. I am perfectly happy with the number of channels.

Does the Military Channel broadcast in HD? If so, I'd like to see that added. (yes I know that most of the content was filmed in the pre-HD days, it still looks better when shown in HD)
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Originally Posted by vurbano View Post

Personally i dont want anymore. I am perfectly happy with the number of channels.

Does the Military Channel broadcast in HD? If so, I'd like to see that added. (yes I know that most of the content was filmed in the pre-HD days, it still looks better when shown in HD)
Do you see it in http://www.avsforum.com/t/1058081/official-avs-national-hd-channel-lineups-cable-dbs-fiber-iptv-updated-5-26-12/0_100 If it is not in the list, it is not in HD.
post #16911 of 17987
Military Channel is not available in HD.
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Somebody in another thread on the interweb is reporting that BBC America HD has been added to FiOS. Anybody here that can confirm this?
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Originally Posted by sangs View Post

Somebody in another thread on the interweb is reporting that BBC America HD has been added to FiOS. Anybody here that can confirm this?

According to a poster at DSLR, it should launch in all VHO's by Thursday, filling the QAM space from the 3D Olympics channel.
post #16914 of 17987
Yeah apparently you have to go to DSLreports now to get info on FiOS programming. How sad.

Was BBCA showing Olympics on other carriers?
post #16915 of 17987
Big week for BBCAHD... Verizon FiOS and DirecTV picking it up...
post #16916 of 17987
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Originally Posted by rich3fan View Post

Yeah apparently you have to go to DSLreports now to get info on FiOS programming. How sad.
Was BBCA showing Olympics on other carriers?

Sad, but true. This used to be THE destination for such info.
post #16917 of 17987
great to see FiOS finally add BBC-A HD...the color bars are up here in VHO 5 (NYC) with the Guide listing BBC-A for channel 689
post #16918 of 17987
Does this mean BBCA HD On Demand will also be available, or is that something that is negotiated separately from the actual HD channel?
post #16919 of 17987
Is it a safe assumption that the channel-add and color bars indicated that we will actually be getting the channel?
post #16920 of 17987
Yes
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Originally Posted by brmeow View Post

Is it a safe assumption that the channel-add and color bars indicated that we will actually be getting the channel?
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