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Originally posted by digby888
if you have a home hub or cordless phone near your box this will do that to the picture some times i had the same problems till i moved my home hub and phone
hope that helps
Originally posted by snoopyuk
i am in Central Portugal using a sky + box and a 2.1 m dish .....never had any probs ...but now all the ch4 channels are doing the same as you have experienced.
[edit on 4-1-2010 by snoopyuk]
Originally posted by InfaRedMan
Ummmmm... have you bothered to contact your service provider? That would appear to be the most logical course of action as opposed to posting on a conspiracy forum.
Originally posted by digby888
reply to post by tarifa37
i have heard that frosty and snowy weather can some times afect it could it be that
Originally posted by scubagravy
just to add , im in sydney and have about 40 digital channels, and you wouldnt believe it!!!
Channel 4 is distorted like a train wreck
Old 12-12-2009, 12:11 #1
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: New Ash Green N.Kent
Services: Sky, Freesat SD/ HD, Cable. Sony 5.1
ITV Channel 4 pixillating
I have noticed over the last week or so that Ch. 4 has been breaking up slightly and intermittently during late afternoon.
Particularly during 'Deal or no Deal'.
No other channels are affected.
With clear skies.
I have 100% signal and 95% quality into an oldish Pace box.
Anyone else experiencing this?
Yes same for me here in Essex with More 4 this weekend on my Pace box, and channel 4 last weekend on an Thomson box. No other channels seem to be affected.
It's happening on all my Ch4 and ITV channels. I can't believe it's anything to do with either my box or my hi fi, given that it used to be OK, and what's been said here.
bendigit is offline
i had this on more 4 ( at least) last week on a thompson box
Me too, began to think it maybe an iffy box, but maybe not, and of course when you record a channel it records the break up too!
swills is offline
Same here, the channel 4 picture breaks up - deep reds are vibrating etc. It's just an abysmal picture - it's almost like they've halved the bandwidth or something.
All fta versions of Channel 4 are fine , so its something at your end.
The UK versions use 10714H which is the lowest frequency in use at 28E, so problems may be caused by a lnb going out of tolerance or a box with a tuner thats starting to fail.
No this is definitely a broadcast issue, it occurs before shot changes on both E4, Channel4 and possibly More4. My guess is they are either using new video encoders, with poorer shot detection. Or possibly reducing the bitrate to fit in E4 HD.
Noticed this myself too!
It is doing it on both my sky boxes(sky HD and sky plus)
only started happening in the last few weeks.
It is as bad as ITV used to be
Also noticed this, very bizzare, not like a normal picture breakup, but more of a slight stutter, as though the frame rate was not constant.
I normally get the SE regional version of C4 but switching to 994 (C4 London) the picture was ok.