Disregard, they finally fixed it.
It is likely your motion and/or film settings on the TV. Turn all those off and see if it goes away. On Sony, Cinemotion is the culprit.Watching news channels, the scroll on the bottom will be very smooth, then for a few seconds it will stutter. Dont think its a setting on my TV. Internet is 900/900. Using a shield. Stats for nerds show no dropped frames. Is this just their encoding?
Is anyone else having YTTV default to 144p?
I had that same problem with the Firestick4k and TNF and SB, using the FoxSports app back in 2019. Tried the FoxGo app, and it worked fine.Fire stick here wont even do 4K. Sound plays, picture shows a freeze frame with a new one every couple seconds. Threw the piece of crap in the trash where it belongs. Get a Roku ultra 4800 or a Nvidia shield or even a google TV dongle.
I primarily watch with Apple TV 4K. I don't experience this. I do watch long racing events and usually come in delayed and watch until end or I catch up to live. I'm even guilty of long pausing and walking away. I had some early issues where I had to drop down to events to view a race in progress correctly; else the bar would be mostly gray or would change from red to gray as if I was losing buffer as I watched and it wasn't an actual recording. I reported that for a few weeks and it seems to have disappeared.I'm not sure everyone else is using the same test case scenario as me. I've done more testing so here are the results and how to reproduce it. Let me know if this does/doesn't happen to you. Here's the video showing the issue if you want to watch it before reading my long post:Happens on all 3 of my different Android TV/Google TV Devices so it's not the device.
There are threads around about scrubbing not working on YouTube TV and I confused that problem with the problem I am seeing as a new YouTube TV User. Most user's like me use the recording (aka Library) feature to be able to watch programs later and FF through the commercials. In many cases I will start the playback of the recording when it hasn't finished, sometimes right after it's finished and sometimes hours or days later. The latter isn't very common though for sports which is my most common recording usage and I like to catch up to watch the end of the game live.
I'm not sure if this is a bug or by design based on a contractual agreement with the networks. I'm guessing it's a bug and here's how to reproduce the problem. Simply add a live tv program to your library to record either after it's already started or before it's started. If you try to playback the recording before the program is finished you can FF/REW and scrub through and over the commercials. The red bar shows where the live program ends and of course grows as the program continues and is recorded. HOWEVER, if you try to play the recording even 30 seconds after the program has finished, you can't FF/REW AT ALL. If you press the down or left and right to bring up the progress bar, it's no longer red showing you the length of the recorded content, it's gray and it always shows the total length of the program as 2 hours 2:00:00 no matter how long the program is.
This happens on all channels, all program lengths, sports or no sports. Now I haven't had enough time to do enough testing to see how long it takes before you can watch the recording and have FF/REW capability but so far it appears to be somewhere in the 2-6 hour range. I brought this up with YoutTube TV Support and used a long sporting event as my example and their response was that it can take up to 24 hours to "process" sporting event recordings longer than 2 hours recording to allow you to FF/REW/SCRUB through the recording. But my tests have shown it the program type and length don't matter. I have also tested this on a Chromecast with Google TV, a Tivo Stream 4K, and an Nvidia Shield. They all do the same thing so it is an issue with the YouTube TV Service, NOT the device. You can see a short (unprofessional) recording of it happening where I recorded Jeopardy (half hour program) and starting watching the recording 4 minutes before the show was over and as soon as it was over I lost FF/REW capability.
So if you record a 1-hour sporting event and you try to watch it right after it's over OR you watch it while it's still live and you don't get to the end before the live program is over, as soon as the program ends you lose FF/REW capability until several hours after the program is over. See for yourself: