I have a question did directv stop opening up the dns channels when locals go down? I remember them doing this quite often in the past, but since I decided to get a direct sub again they haven't done it once when I have checked the channels.
Redwings +1 as far as the screen going blank/black. All day today. I called DTV and made sure they have kept the ticket open and they have. Wasn't aware of channel 9, just 4 and 5. You might want to call that one in.
Not really, it always depends on what the issue was exactly and they almost never say what it was unless you press; which doesn't help it get fixed any faster. When my local affiliate had similar issues a couple years ago it was deemed a "bad encoder" and it was 2 - 3 weeks in the fix stage because of needed replacement parts that was not on-shelf spare nor readily available.
LOL. I spoke to soon. Issue is still on 4 , 5 , wife is watching some Xmas special , she says it's terrible. You're right about the encoder part, I remember that and you know, this seems to be mirroring that! Some audio stuttering now, dang. The bowl games could be interesting.