2007-01-13, 02:48 AM
I just got a 9200, hooked up and functioning.
Watching live TV looks fine, however when i view recorded programs the picture freezes for a brief moment and becomes slightly pixelated before resuming again. It happens randomly and infrequently, but enough to be annoying. Also, it's worse (more frequent) when watching HD as compared to SD.
Has anyone experienced similar problems and how did you remedy it?
Is it a faulty hard drive?
2007-01-13, 02:56 AM
I think the problem you're referring to is called "stuttering" and it's been discussed many times here. Just do a search for "9200 stuttering" and you'll get lots of good info.
2007-01-14, 09:37 AM
This also happens when they are attempting to insert a simsub of the canadian channel. I have also had the 9200 goto the green lines when inserting a CTV signal over a U.S. channel. The answer to that is one of two things, stop the playback (if recorded) and reboot the receiver (holding in the power button for about 5 secs) and resume playback after the reboot process. The other option is to hit PIP Swap to goto the other tuner and resume playback of your show from there. The green lines will remain displaying on the other tuner however until the receiver is rebooted but will not effect any recordings that are made from that tuner.
2007-01-30, 12:27 AM
I have read thru many old posts regarding stuttering. Since this issue is a dynamic one that is constantly changing, I need to know if the new firmware versions have improved or enhanced the problem. I need to know if the resets, dumps etc previoulsy discussed are the best fixes.
I find the stuttering to be the worst when watching "live" tv that is paused, then watched.(sometimes no more than 5 seconds between stutters for up to a 30 seconds, never good for more than a minute) However, on pvr'd shows watched after, I experience stutters of 0 to 3 times per minute.
Thank you for any help. I want my pvr to work!!!
2007-01-30, 12:55 AM
Simply disconnect the 2 RG6 inputs and unplug the unit from the wall, no power at all going to the unit. Leave it for10 to 15 minutes re-connect and the problem will be gone. Read the posts tried it and it works.
2007-01-30, 12:11 PM
I was told, by Bell's technical staff, to uplug the power for 15sec and plug back in. Allow the receiver to do it's thing (ie. acquire satellite signal, download program info, etc.) and it'll work. Well, i tried it and it solved all my pvr problems. No more jerky, stuttering picture.
2007-02-07, 05:01 PM
No more jerky, stuttering picture.
I'd like to know if this solution is still working for you? In addition to the many others listed, it is also one I have tried. Nevertheless, as of late, I have been experiencing the jerky imaging/stuttering picture. I really noticed it badly on American Idol last evening on Fox East (CTV simsubbed) when there was a BNSF Train in the background; that thing just jerked and twitched as it moved left to right--annoying as hell! :mad:
I called BEV today and was told that it's not my hardrive, rather it's from the source. Last time, when I did a memory dump etc. with the tech on the line, I was told it was likely my hardrive! Grrrr, can't these guys be consistent? He said he could send me a replacement 9200 but 'guaranteed' me that I would have the exact same problem! I should have wagered something, like a free year's subscription. :p
Anyhow, I seem to experience this phenomenon the most on ABCHE, CBSHE, and FOXHE. I almost never watch live TV; it's always PVR'd stuff. However, TMNHD, MPIXHD, CBCHD are fluid and problem-free. Maybe it is the source? So why aren't more people complaining?!
2007-02-07, 07:40 PM
I noticed this on recorded material last night. I had that dreaded stuttering problem last year but this is not the same. I'll try other recorded programs to see if it's still there and if so do a re-boot.
2007-02-07, 09:01 PM
I've got a delayed audio problem all of a sudden. On recorded shows the audio
doesn't match the movements of the people's mouths.