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Old 10-05-2012, 01:56 PM   #1
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Digital HD recording problems only during prime time

I have comcast, and reasonably happy with the service provided, however I am starting to notice more and more digital breakups\freezes during prime time. And the other night I was unable to watch ESPN Monday Night football, however a few minutes after the game is was over, the channel appeared (game was not blacked out in Seattle) .

As Comcast and other cable companies switch to 100% digital channels, are they having problems meeting customer bandwidth demand during peak hours, such as evening hours or during popular sporting events?
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:02 PM   #2
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Are you sure you're not just having a problem with one of your tuners? I had a S3 that was doing something similar. I'd only get breakups and pixelation on some channels and only during peak times. I finally figured out that the power supply was dying which in turn was effecting one of the tuners. I only noticed it during peak times because that was the only time both tuners were recoding and it was #2 that was having the issue.

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Old 10-06-2012, 05:48 AM   #3
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Thanks. I have two S3s, and a Premiere, next time I'll check all three and compare the results. I think all of them have had the problem, but its always been after the fact while watching recorded shows, not live, except the one time when I was watching Monday Night football.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:43 PM   #4
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I've seen some of that on my TVs that have a direct cable connection. Don't know if it is the cable company or the broadcaster. For instance, the other night I was watching a baseball game on TBS and lost the HD channel completely after some stuttering. Turned to the SD digital version and no problem.
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