Not sure if it was my local station but everytime there is a switch to those "red filtered scenes" which were also pretty fast camera changes broke up really bad tonight. Some of the other ones are as well.
What do you mean by "break-ups", was it pixelation due to MPEG compression, or were you actually losing the signal temporarily (audio too)? If the former, it could be that some stations are more susceptible if they're broadcasting additional subchannels rather than giving the entire 19mbs to the HD feed.
I, too, am in Indy and I saw the horrible graininess/pixelation that would go into a breakup and then into a total video freeze frame. I'm not sure what was going on but it was very annoying. I almost switched to the analog feed. It usually happened only during the special "red scenes." I've never noticed anything like that on CSI before.
I have posted this issue with CSI before, but have gotten little to no response and I don't know if it related to the problem of this thread, but....with my Samsung TIR-150 STB, whenver there is a very rapid scene change (as is prominent on CSI), I get a temporary loss of signal and the STB "reboots" causing a 1-2 second loss of signal. Does anyone else have this issue?
I also commented about this on an Indianapolis thread. The breakups were visible on both an RCA 38" TV, and I even have a tape (from an HM30000) that shows the breakup (using a Samsung receiver.) (I started a recording for a subsequent show on CBS, because I wanted to watch ER.)I was watching the show on the RCA 38", yet also saw similar breakups during rapid/saturated scene changes on the tape. The break-ups weren't characteristic of the DVHS drop-out syndrome, and didn't really seem like RF dropouts (after one break-up on my RCA, I measured the signal strength as '88', which is about as high as I normally get, and on Ch9 HDTV, the reception is almost 100% solid.)
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