Directv and Nielsens

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by trixie, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. trixie

    trixie New Member

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    Hi All, I'm looking for some help. I have an R10 Directv Tivo and I just became a Nielsen family.

    Everything is fine except that I am noticing a lot of artifacts in the picture (both live and Tivo'd). Lot's of pixelization.

    I am wondering if there is anyone else out there that has experienced this problem?
     
  2. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    Sounds like poor signal level. Should have nothing to do with Nielsen.
     
  3. trixie

    trixie New Member

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    It is more evident in the locals, but everything was fine until the Nielsen boxes were installed.
     
  4. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    How are the Nielsen boxes hooked up?

    Between the R10 and the TV? Or some other method
     
  5. trixie

    trixie New Member

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    It's really difficult to identify the path because there is so much cabling and black boxes in addition to the set top Nielsen box.

    I have called my Nielsen tech rep and alerted him to the issue. I was wondering if this was a known issue with Nielsena and Directv/tivo. Something that cannot be fixed.
     
  6. herdfan

    herdfan New Member

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    They have upgraded their systems then. I was a Nielsen house once, but when I told them I had satellite, they told me I had to write all my viewing down.
     
  7. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    Ah, then indeed the Nielsen box may be reducing your picture quality. I thought that Nielsen could tap into the TiVo data directly if you opted in.
     
  8. cowboys2002

    cowboys2002 Well-Known Member

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    A couple of things..

    1. As a N Household, you are not suppossed to tell anybody.

    2. (I'm breaking rule #1) I am a Neilsen houshold with 3 directivo's and have been for the past 1 year or so. I don't write down jack. You give them permission to monitor your viewing from your directivo box.

    3. I assume they get it from the phone call or something.
     
  9. mphare

    mphare New Member

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    They can (and do) ;)
     

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