Independent Film Channel problem on DirecTV?

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  1. DeT

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    Just wondering if this only happen to me

    Anyone got problem with Independent Film Channel on DirecTV? I can't watch that channel without having sound and/or picture skipping like once every 20 seconds of the movie.

    I am not having problem with any other channel by the way.

    thanks
     
  2. Dan B

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    I'm not having any problems with it. Is it still skipping for you?

    -Dan B.
     
  3. DeT

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    yeah, it still skipping. Comedy Central also seem to be doing that. None of the other channels are having this problem, well, none of the one I am watching everyday anyway.

    Aside from those skipping, picture and sound seem to be perfectly fine. weird
     
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    I have a problem with the channel going pixelated frequently. Is this what's happening?
     
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    I have Time Warner digital cable, and I have the pixelation problem. There's a glitch every few minutes, I'd say. Sometimes just a part of the picture pixelates, but it's frequent enough to be annoying.

    It's only on this channel; my other digital cable channels are fine, as far as I know. I doubt it's IFC's fault, however.
     
  6. Ralph Summa

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    I watched "Swimming with Sharks" and "La Femme Nikita" last night with no problems at all. I have DirecTV.

    Ralph
     
  7. DeT

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    hmm, its weird cause it only happen on some channels, maybe I'll unplug then reset the receiver and see what happen.

    Or maybe its the lousy RCA receiver.
     
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    do you have any audeo settings that can be changed?
     
  9. DeT

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    alright, so here is what I found out

    My current Directv RCA model DRD450RG allow me to have the optical out to connect to my Denon receiver. I have been using this configuration all this time which result in a loud noise like a screech sound everytime the glitch occur on the screen. Sound scary at first.

    Tonight, I've just change the audio output from optical to the regular red and white wires. The picture glitch is still there but the screech noise is a little less frequent, but still there.

    I think that everytime the picture got a glitch, the directv receiver cutoff the audio on the optical connection to my Denon, so it got confuse for a second. It would switch to analog, then gather itself together, then switch to digital. Everytime it did this, a loud screech it be heard.

    This is not very cool for me at all since the whole reason I spend the extra bucks was to get one with optical out, now I can't really use it. Gonna call DirecTV tomorrow to see what's going on.

    btw, I don't understand what you guys mean by pixelation, if you mean the picture got jerky for half a second, then its probably is it.
     

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