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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 2013-08-21, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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(HiFi) channels acting weird

Has anyone else noticed that three specific channels are having weird picture breakups and sometimes going to a color-bars test screen?
Rad-X, HiFi, and EQHD have been doing this for many days now...

I checked the signal quality screen, and all seems well and stable, but for both of our HD PVR and HD box are experiencing it. We have the new extended KU LNBF, installed on an older oval dish as per the most recent visit from an installer.

Something tells me that it could be something happening at shaw, since the signal numbers look good, and I peaked the dish not long ago using my spectrum analyzer. According to Lyngsat, there are a few other channels on that same transponder, and when I watch those other channels, everything looks perfect.

If anyone else is noticing the picture breaking up or showing color-bars, then I can call Shaw direct and skip all the troubleshooting of the home equipment, so they can send it straight to their department who handles such things.


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 2013-08-22, 07:25 AM
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Yeah, I've seen that too. I don't watch those channels much, but I think two nights ago I was watching a show on EQ and saw that a handful of times. It's most likely a disruption at the source, so my bet is calling Shaw will be an exercise in frustration.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 2013-08-23, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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It's as if they saw this thread... The channels look better now.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 2013-08-23, 03:17 PM
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It happened to me this afternoon when I was watching HiFi, colored bars like the old test patterns.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 2013-08-27, 12:17 AM
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I think there may have been a similar discussion about the quality of these channels on the TELUS Optik TV board not too long ago.

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