I have been getting the blanks for sometime, but this past week the blanks have increased greatly.
I have called, the 'idiots' who answer the phones are useless. Same stupity when my hard drive failed in my HR10-250. I ended up replacing the drive myself because they kept insisting that I reboot the unit.joetoronto said:me too.
i can't call directv, i wish i could though.
My sat strength on all three is a low of 91 and averages 93. I watched Lost and Invasion last night on ABC NY (86) and no black outs. I watched my recording of last nights Olympics with blackouts and stuttering every few minutes. I did get one very short stutter on UHD today but so far the bulk of my issues are NBC.avdiscolo said:Just curious, what is the HD satellite signal strength for those of you with this problem?
I have had a UPS on my HR10-250 from day one. The dropouts and black screens for me are almost entirely on NBC HD NY (82). I rarely get any issues on any other channel. I also see the issues watching SD broadcasts on channel 82. I watched the US hockey today on 82 and I don't think I saw a single issue, go figure.ntakidoo said:Okay, I know that it hasn't helped everyone, but for what it's worth, our dropouts diminished dramatically (although they did not disappear altogether) once we hooked everything up to the UPS
100% agree with you. The last two days the Olympics on 82 has been almost flawless. UPS makes no difference except that is a huge help when you have a blip on your power, waiting for the Tivo to boot and download is about a 5 minute issue, I can't imagine watching 24 and having to wait that long!!Wirelezz said:As far as I'm concerned this problem is an interruption of the HD video/audio stream from the satellite and is either originating from D*'s NOC or the Networks themselves. I've seen a noticeable improvement over the last few days however, especially in regards to the Olympics.
Then how do the blackouts explain the no audio?? Your audio goes also during the blank out?avdiscolo said:The DirecTV technician that came out to my house this morning hooked up an S-video cable between my HD10-250 and my TV to determine whether something to do with my TV could be causing the blackouts. When he replayed the very same recordings that had many blackouts at a lower definition, the blackouts went away completely.
I have a 5-year-old Sony HDTV that has only component inputs for HD that must be run at 1080i, so I'm kind of out of luck for HD in this configuration.
My conclusion is that there is either something wrong with the 1080i conversion in the HD10-250, or some interaction between the HD10-250 and my TV running at 1080i that is causing the blackouts.