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Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by metalcoater, Jan 20, 2021.

  1. metalcoater

    metalcoater GC Hall of Fame

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    Mine is cutting in and out, but my wife is watching Vikings on Amazon Prime with no trouble. I am trying to watch CNN. Never had this problem before.
     
  2. BLING

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    Sounds like Joe Biden is definitely trying to cancel your cable.
     
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  3. leftcoastgator

    leftcoastgator Ambivalent Zealot Premium Member

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    I had it too. Likely a problem with the feed.
     
  4. BLING

    BLING GC Hall of Fame

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    Or maybe you just need to tighten the connection. :cool:
     
  5. WC53

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    Turned on n Fox, Tucker came in alwhite
     
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  6. AndyGator

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    no problem with CNN at all
     
  7. RIP

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    A central hub sends a signal via fiber optics to a digital converter near me. Then the node distributes the signal to me using coaxial cable, which eventually comes to a tap in a ped in my front yard. Then RG gets the signal to my cable box. That's how everyone's cable works.
     
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  8. wgbgator

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    Sir, this is not your cable provider it’s a sports website
     
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  9. metalcoater

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    Well this has been helpful, I am missing every other word from the entertainers.
     
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  10. BossaGator

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    I had no problems, but I get that special Deep State cable.
     
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  11. mutz87

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    The one with the taps pre-fitted?
     
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  12. citygator

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    I had some freezing too. On CNN. Have Spectrum. Wasn’t bad but noticed I a few times.
     
  13. carpeveritas

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    First I would verify that CNN is the only channel you gave this problem with. Checking frequently watched channels isn't good enough you should check them all.
    Second if other channels have the same issue my recommendation is:
    1. If you have a router reset the router and see if that resolves the issue. If not
    2. Turn everything off.
    3. Unplug your set top box.
    4. Remove the coax from the set top box and make sure the conducting wire is clean.
    5. Re-seat the coax into the set top box and turn everything on.
    6. Check the channels and make sure they are clear if not contact your provider.
    As a side note do not place speakers or appliances near the set top box as they may cause electromagnetic interference.
    There are other troubleshooting measures such as replacing the coax from the feed to the house if your a do it yourself kind of person. Of course that assumes you have inspected the cable and have reason to believe it is damaged. In some cases cables are internally damaged and the only way to find out is with a multimeter. If it gets to that point it's time to call for service.
     
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  14. WESGATORS

    WESGATORS Moderator VIP Member

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    Cox is the health department of ISPs around here. You get plenty of valuable resource, but there's a genuine lack of interest in fixing some important problems that exist.

    Go GATORS!
    ,WESGATORS
     
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    You in Gville?
     
  16. AgingGator

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    We had Cox when I was at UF. We used to call them Cock’s Cable.
     
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  17. WESGATORS

    WESGATORS Moderator VIP Member

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    yep

    Go GATORS!
    ,WESGATORS
     
  18. RIP

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    I can verify Cox is working to make things better. I'm doing the design work to improve the fiber and CATV network. They do move pretty slow though (as far as actually building what I design).
     
  19. WESGATORS

    WESGATORS Moderator VIP Member

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    I just wish they put as much enthusiasm into their tech support as they put into their sales.

    Go GATORS!
    ,WESGATORS
     
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    Tech support is completely dead these days. It's all outsourced and script based. I am better at trouble shooting than they are.
     
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