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Virgin ... Ex-TW NW Area problems....

MontyMole1970

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Since last Friday Sky Sports 1 and UKTV Gold have started to play up, they glitch, jutter, pixelate and lockup, seems to be just the channels on the following transponders:

<transponder id="0004" onid="f020" frequency="547000000" inversion="2" symbol_rate="6952000" fec_inner="3" modulation="3">
<channel service_id="0418" name="Classic FM" service_type="02"/>
<channel service_id="041c" name="Utd Christian Bcstng" service_type="02"/>
<channel service_id="042a" name="Core" service_type="02"/>
<channel service_id="042b" name="Planet Rock" service_type="02"/>
<channel service_id="042c" name="Chill" service_type="02"/>
<channel service_id="0461" name="UKTV Drama" service_type="01"/>
<channel service_id="0462" name="UKTV Gold" service_type="01"/>
<channel service_id="0463" name="UKTV Documentary" service_type="01"/>
<channel service_id="0465" name="UKTV Style" service_type="01"/>
<channel service_id="0466" name="UKTV G2" service_type="01"/>
<channel service_id="0467" name="QVC" service_type="01"/>
<channel service_id="046a" name="UKTV History" service_type="01"/>
<channel service_id="0473" name="UKTV Gardens" service_type="01"/>
<channel service_id="04c8" name="UKTV Food" service_type="01"/>
<channel service_id="04d6" name="102.2 smoothfm" service_type="02"/>
</transponder>

<transponder id="0005" onid="f020" frequency="539000000" inversion="2" symbol_rate="6952000" fec_inner="3" modulation="3">
<channel service_id="0406" name="Disney Cinemagic" service_type="01"/>
<channel service_id="040f" name="Test5" service_type="01"/>
<channel service_id="0487" name="Sky Sports Xtra" service_type="01"/>
<channel service_id="0489" name="Sky Sports 1" service_type="01"/>
<channel service_id="048c" name="British Eurosport" service_type="01"/>
<channel service_id="0497" name="Disney Channel +1" service_type="01"/>
<channel service_id="0498" name="Toon Disney" service_type="01"/>
<channel service_id="04c9" name="The Box" service_type="01"/>
<channel service_id="04cb" name="Q" service_type="01"/>
<channel service_id="0502" name="Old Sky News" service_type="01"/>
<channel service_id="0623" name="Adult Channel PPV" service_type="01"/>
<channel service_id="0643" name="Disney Channel" service_type="01"/>
<channel service_id="fff7" name="Adult NVOD" service_type="04"/>
</transponder>

Is anyone else having any issues with these channels ????
 

Devilfish

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My sky sports 1 has been like that for ever. In Lanarkshire area and I know a few other peeps who have the same problem so I don't think it's an individual problem. Some of the other channels on the transponder also stutter but not as much as SP1. Just learned to put up with it.

I've actually bought a variable attenuator to play with the signal to see if I can improve it but not had a chance to try it out yet.
 
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No not me mate mines running like a dream. However if you ring 150 they do tell you of problems with some of these channels in our area Cheers .......Paul
 
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I posted about this on Saturday, seemed to go better for a short while but is now the same as yours, only mine just freezes for split second every so often
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MontyMole1970

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No not me mate mines running like a dream. However if you ring 150 they do tell you of problems with some of these channels in our area Cheers .......Paul
Do you have the BT line equiv of the 150 so we can get upto date info from VM please ?
 
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There are lots of local problems at the moment, and apart from that, several channels now have break-up and heavy pixelation built into the broadcast stream, and I don't mean the kind of pixelation that's the result of low compression rates, although that has been a recent and frequent problem too, and to make matters worse, they have even dropped the bandwidth and resolution of a number of channels from 720 x 576 to just 544 x 576, including the movie channels, I suspect to make a better case for HD. What a f**king joke this whole Virgin (or)deal has become.
 
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These problems seem to have been resolved now. Had Sky Sports 1 on for an hour with no glitches compared to every 30 secondfs or so last night and previous 4 days, hopefully its been sorted for good.
 
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My sky sports 1 has been like that for ever. In Lanarkshire area and I know a few other peeps who have the same problem so I don't think it's an individual problem. Some of the other channels on the transponder also stutter but not as much as SP1. Just learned to put up with it.

I've actually bought a variable attenuator to play with the signal to see if I can improve it but not had a chance to try it out yet.
MY sky sports 1 has also been like that, i also bought a variable attenuator & it didn't help, like you say, you just put up with it.

It seems to do it at random, sometimes no glitches at all during a game, then others it happens 3 or 4 times.
 
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the only thing i have noticed that i have not seen on my boxs for a while is every know and then slight freezes then it releases and it ok then maybe a hour or so it will do the same thing again . this started about 2 weeks ago i have tried other images on diffrent boxs seems to do the same a minor irritation
 

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i have started to notice this also on sky sports 1 also on celtic tv it keeps freezing but ha ho got to give and take a little (brighton area)
 
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hi i have tried out a few images over the last two day some stick a little but release some go blocky and clear could this be down to n . l messing with the system
 

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I am having similar problems in the north east, only its worsened in the last few weeks or so. getting sound or picture lockups, sometimes both. . I wondered if it was Dickie B trying out new countermeasures or something similar. Its now that often, that during a movie or football match, you may need to switch to a different channel and back to resolve it, at least four or five times. . .And leaving stuff to record to DVD unattended is now a definite no no.
 

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I get momentary freezes but then they also happen on my cc box.

If they are sending crud then the box can't fix it.