At first I thought it was just me, but now i'm hearing this problem is happening to a lot of Cablevision customers...
For months now NBC Sports freezes for a second or two every 25-30 seconds during a hockey broadcast. When it freezes for a second during play is extremely annoying because you can miss a big check, shot, or even a goal.
Is there a way to fix it? I've tried resetting my box but that didnt do anything. It has to be on NBC or Cablevisions end since its just that one channel.
Who else is this happening to? Have you made any calls?
I've had no issues (Cablevision of Hudson County) with NBCSN, well no troubles besides when my DVR had a head platter collision earlier this year and I lost all my recorded games :'(.
The only time I had issues with video stutter/freezing was at my office and the problem was we were getting a direct feed from the distribution line without a tap in place (leading to extremely high TX/RX voltages and a very bad SNR.)
You can call the vision and ask them to do some diagnostics, they can generally get diagnostic information on your box over the cable network (the wonders of digital cable eh?) and determine if there is a wiring or signal issue to the box.
We haven't had any freezing issues. Some dropped signal for very brief intervals but very rare
I think it is the cable boxes. I had directv and switched to cablevision. I couldn't believe how old the tech was that they are putting in peoples homes. the DVR i got from cablevision is using IDE HDDs. You almost can't find those anymore.
I had to have them come out and give me a new box as the platter spin noise was unbearable. He told me they are all refurbished. I guess there is some new tech out there but he said most people still have the older units.
I've had the same issue with 4 different HD DVR boxes in my house for the last few weeks. We just had Cablevision come out two weeks ago to fix our Internet signal and while the guy was here he checked the signals to all the cable boxes and said everything was fine.
Other channels work properly, as does NBC Sports EXCEPT during game broadcasts. It's so annoying and almost unbearable to try and watch. It has to be on their end or Cablevisions end. Something's not right
As others have said, the best solution for CVC issues is to switch to FIOS or DirecTV. NBC Sports comes in with out any freezes or glitches on my FIOS service, and I literally have not dropped the internet for even a second since I got FIOS in September 2008. That includes several blizzards and Hurricane Irene. And MSGHD on FIOS is stunning (now that it finally got here!)
And MSGHD on FIOS is stunning (now that it finally got here!)
Ironic that MSG HD looks noticably better on DirecTV and FiOS than it does on Cablevision. All Cablevision HD channels have macroblocking/pixelation because they overcompress their HD. It really does look a lot better.