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Rattler

join:2001-04-13
Havertown, PA
reply to DHangover

Re: QAM vs. STB Delay - settings for super bowl

Not that it has any bearing, now, but we have an HD DVR in the family room and a DCT700 on a TV in the kitchen (15' away from each other). Last night, with the DVR tuned to 503 (local CBS HD channel) and the DCT700 tuned to 3, the HD DVR was about 1/2 to 1 second AHEAD of the DCT700. I'm guessing that is because the SD channel is cropped from the HD transmission and there is a delay caused by the conversion time.

However, if I tuned to a movie channel (e.g. HBO 401, or 901), the DCT700 programming was about 3 seconds ahead of the HD DVR. Tuning to other channels and then back on the DVR did not change the delay to any noticeable extent. But, the local 3/503 broadcasts continue to favor the DVR by about a second and that is still the same today.

I don't have any TVs connected to receive clear QAM signals.
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matcarl
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join:2007-03-09
Franklin Square, NY

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said by Rattler:

I don't have any TVs connected to receive clear QAM signals.

You will notice the difference with Clear QAM, it's ahead of all boxes by about 2-3 seconds. I should have watched the Super Bowl that way, then I could have gotten to bed a few seconds earlier


Rattler

join:2001-04-13
Havertown, PA

said by matcarl:

said by Rattler:

I don't have any TVs connected to receive clear QAM signals.

You will notice the difference with Clear QAM, it's ahead of all boxes by about 2-3 seconds. I should have watched the Super Bowl that way, then I could have gotten to bed a few seconds earlier

Heh, heh!

But I couldn't... I wanted to watch Elementary and couldn't record it because the SB screwed up the programming times (would've happened anyway, Super Dome blackout or not). But, then again, Elementary would've finished a little earlier as well. So, I guess you're right...

I also wasn't sure whether CBS would've put that episode on VOD or not.
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Never raise your hands to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected. -- Red Buttons