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Freezing problems

Discussion in 'General Cable TV.' started by scouse645, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. scouse645

    scouse645 Registered

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    Like some others i'm getting a lot of freezing now on cable, i'm using vix image, i have tried others, i have been messing about all day with it, but still the same, i think i can rule out the line as i have two on the go and one of them i have used for years with no problems, it was working fine up to a few weeks ago so can't see it being my setup, i have changed a few things to be sure, is this the start of it coming to an end like satellite? if so others should be getting problems? or before i change everything is it a general c/s issue?
     
  2. Jamf

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    Mines the same..sometimes quite bad. Softcam Panel reports "No new ECM info" when the freezing occurs, so I'm fairly certain it's a Supplier issue.
     
  3. scouse645

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    Thanks, i know we have had a good run, but just needed others to confirm the problems before i spend any more time poncing about with it, as my wife calls it, they don't understand.
     
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  4. pabloescaban

    pabloescaban TK Veteran Forum Supporter

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    what channels are you seeing freezing on?
    if it's sports and movies channels then this isn't acceptable, if it's the odd +1 channel or other unpopular crap like Dmax and W thn this is fairly commonplace
     
  5. scouse645

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    Thanks, it's racing uk, gold, eurosport2, at the races, some movie channels, bbc news Hd, yesterday, nat geo HD, and others.
     
  6. Jamf

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    Yes...some Movie channels, 1 or 2 of the Sports Channels. I don't bother much with anything else tbh
     
  7. pabloescaban

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    It must be your provider, I'm using knowsley netid and all these channels play fine for me, only watched a minute of each but not a flicker on any of them
    not seen any movie channels freeze for a long time
     
  8. scouse645

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    just to mention i'm now in Northants, if that makes any difference? i'm using 2 subs in oscam, hard to believe they are both no good, as i said i have been with one for years with little trouble, maybe i should try some others again?
     
  9. Jamf

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    Mine is currently randomly freezing on Sly Thriller HD, for appx 8-10 secs at a time. Softcam Panel reporting "No New ECM info" ect.
    Area 41069
     
  10. pabloescaban

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    If you are using 2 different lines in oscam then I'd be suspecting the splitter or cables, what name's on the splitter?
     
  11. lou2209

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    I've been having the same issues on Sly Disney HD
     
  12. scouse645

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    Where the cable comes into my kitchen it has a join on it, then through to the living room straight to the box, i tried using a Tratec splitter with no change. does it have to have a splitter?
     
  13. pabloescaban

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    No it doesn't need a splitter unless you're using VM broadband as you need a cable to the router and also to the box
     
  14. scouse645

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    i'm with BT fibre , so no need for a splitter in my case, trying to watch the racing on racing uk, that channel is the worst of them, freezing all the time, thanks for replies.
     
  15. smiffy46

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    Thought I would watch a bit of Racing UK -- no glitching (area 00022)

    Himself has just won the 8.15 at Kempton ... :)
     
  16. scouse645

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    (area 00018) slightly less freezing than before.
     
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  17. grog68

    grog68 TK Veteran Forum Supporter

    There have been a few reports of freezing from various providers.
    The trouble is only watching a channel for a minute or so doesn't prove anything, I had heard a few reports from people using different providers yesterday about freezing, channels like Drama, Discovery and ITV+1, I flicked through a few and saw no issues but then I left drama on and it was freezing badly. I tested same channels this morning and they were freeze free for me.

    There appear to be too many providers affected to be just a line issue.
     
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  18. cactikid

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    nice to see no one has posted what their signal level is on their bad channels,also bad cable or wrong splitters in use?
     
  19. scouse645

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    my signal levels on the channels in question are 99%snr 91%agc.
     
  20. grog68

    grog68 TK Veteran Forum Supporter

    is that when they are freezing or when playing nicely?