Originally Posted by DaverJ
I'm glad you mentioned this - I thought it was my TiVo.
But then I checked the Comcast DVR upstairs that I never watch and it had the same glitches, so I figured it was the cable in our area.
Sounds like it was a wider problem. For me it seemed often to be on Bill Maher on Fridays on HBO for the last couple weeks. I rarely have glitches at other times on other channels, although it does happen from time to time. For example, I record Daily Show (mon-thur 11pm Comedy Central) and I don't think it ever glitches.
I could be HBO - Maher is a live show, which unfortunately is off 'till next year.
I got the same type of glitches on other channels I watched in recent week, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, principally, but HBO HD was the hardest hit. I haven't watched much of anything but Bill Mahr lately on HBO. Two weeks in a row his show was a mess.
If my Crumbcast service continues to deteriorate with each new round of HD channels, I'll get serious about getting another provider or going to antenna and net TV only. Come spring, if the Braves aren't on in HD, everyday, I will turn off crummycast, for sure. I'm getting tired of SD and "Intermediate Def" TV service.....not to mention that it's hard to get weather on the Weather Channel and that the History Channel hardly has any history anymore....other than Pawn Shop History...
Cable's products are getting unfathomable. Most of the channels I turn to, I wouldn't watch unless I was tied to a chair and my eyes super-glued open...
I hope that the dip in service for about two weeks was an uncommon aberration. If that sort of event gets prevalent and these little audio glitches persist, I may fire 'em...?