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Has anyone noticed a "stutter" type effect on several Directv HD channels? It does not happen on every program, but for example, I was watching Mr. and Mrs. Smith on FX HD today, and it was almost unwatchable. It almost looks like REALLY bad judder. If a camera pans, it will be smooth, then "clip/skip" ahead, then smooth then clip ahead. I had really noticed this mostly on TNT HD in the past, where it showed up very often. But now I see it fairly often on FX, USA and TBS, and rarely Spike. Most other channels are not effected. If I change to the SD channel, it still occurs. When it goes to a commercial, it usually stops, then starts back up again when the movie starts.
I had something similar to this, only worse, when I had a Samsung 71 tv. That set had "stutter" that happened randomly, and would go away if you turned off their AMP function,,,,obviously a tv issue. But it would still have this issue I describe above, even when AMP was turned off, which is obviously a source issue. My new tv (the Samsung 750) does not have the stutter issues of the 71, but does get these same clipping issues on certain channels and certain shows. In addition, when I look on a crt screen, I will see the same issues, so obviously this is a directv issue. I just want to make sure others see it, and if there is a fix, or do we just complain to directv?
52" Samsung 750, finally satisfaction