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Another Uverse pixelating issue

Not sure why but I cannot get the Coax/HPNA information to show up in the UV Realtime program. A little help would be appreciated.

 

The other thing, as much as I have played around with this I am at a loss as to how to post a screenshot. Do I have to post via a site like photobucket?

 

Thanks,

Ralph

 

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Re: Another Uverse pixelating issue

You can insert images into a message here on the forum using the icon that looks like a tree.

 

If you have U-verse receivers feed by coax, run the Extended Test using the link on the Coax/HPNA tab.  After the test is complete, close the UVRT tool and reopen.

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OK I tried the Insert/edit image icon. When the pop up opens it asks for the Image URL, the reason I asked if I have to upload to Photobucket.

 

I closed the 2wire and UVT windows reopened UVT and then clicked on the link, then exited UVT. I then went to Settings/Diagnostics and clicked on the Link Test icon, then the refresh icon. I opended UVT and nothing on the Coax/ HPNA tab.

 

 

For the record I hate new programs/forums look like such a noob!  EDITED TO ADD, I did not see an "Extended Test" icon

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Re: Another Uverse pixelating issue

DOH

 

After trying again I scrolled down the LAN page and found the Extended Test icon. Going to run it now.

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Re: Another Uverse pixelating issue


Dremwolf wrote:

 

OK I tried the Insert/edit image icon. When the pop up opens it asks for the Image URL, the reason I asked if I have to upload to Photobucket.


Are you sure that you are clicking on the icon that looks like a tree?  There is no prompt for a URL.  You have to browse on your computer to insert the image.

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Re: Another Uverse pixelating issue

 

 

 

 

 

 

OK after finding the correct test icon, it is amazing how the Image icon had much more options.

 

The rest of the problem story: At first just one of the TV receivers was pixelating very regularly. After doing the soft and hard boots it is even worse. Also the pixelating is occuring on all three TV sets to the opint of trying to watch TV is too frustrating.

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‎09-30-2015 1:39 AM

Re: Another Uverse pixelating issue

Thanks for posting the screenshots!

 

The PHY Rates shown on the Coax/HPNA tab indicates that you are having issues with your coax connections.  Call Technical Support at the number shown in my signature.  They will run tests on your system and will probably schedule a visit form a technical.

 

By the way, the Max Rate on the IP/Profile indicates that your system can support the higher 32/5 line profile which will provide you with 4 HD streams.  Technical Support should be able to upgrade you to the higher profile.

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We had a Tech out here earlier today and since she could not access one of the TV's she left without touching anything. When Uverse was first installed the Techs (yep took 3 of them) had problems with a number of coax connections.

 

When I used the Chat program last night with a Tech they mentioned they saw trouble on the line. When I mentioned that to the Tech today she said she saw nothing. So who are you going to argue with? She was the one who went to the box (assuming) down the street.

 

On the PHY Rates. I am assuming the 4HD streams would be in regard to HD TV? If so, no need as we have just plain old fashioned TV's. Plus the higher profile would probably cost more anyway.

 

I'm going to go check all the exterior/interior connections and see if that fixes it. If not then I'll deal with Tech Support again. If and when I do call them is there anything from this data I can tell them to be able to cut to the chase or do I just have to grin and bear it by starting at square one with them?

 

Finally, thank you for the assitance!!  Much better than talking to someone working off scripted material. Hope you are not melting over there in TX.

 

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Re: Another Uverse pixelating issue

There is not cost impact of being on a higher or lower line profile.

 

Sounds like you may not have had a great tech earlier today.  If you still have problems getting this resolved, send a PM to Alex who is an AT&T Community Manager on this forum.

 

Also, check the settings on your account to make sure that you will receive email notification when a PM is received on this forum.

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Re: Another Uverse pixelating issue

I called Tech Support back. Appointment for tomorrow scheduled. The Tech agreed lousy PHY Rates. How did the local Tech not see that??

 

Since it was after 7pm Eastern he could not verify/deny any cost for the line profile change so I have to call Sales tomorrow.

 

I checked all of the coax connections all appear to be clean and tight. During the install they had issues with two splitters, maybe the problem is there? Well for now no TV but thankfully internet.

 

Again thanks for the assistance!!

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Re: Another Uverse pixelating issue

Well, they PHY rates are between your RG and the DVR/STB's inside your house, and the tech can only measure this inside your house.  If the tech only measured your outside line, then he could not have seen it.

 

Your line stats and Bitloading graph of your outside line look pretty good, though they are only for about an hour (since your last RG reboot).

 

Your inside coax network needs fixing.  It may only be loose connectors, or it could be bad cable (bends that are too tight, etc.).  A competent Premises Tech should be able to help you with it.

 

 

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
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Thanks for the info on what the PHY Rate is telling me. Not sure where they measured or what they measured. The Tech that came out today did mention about there being trouble on the lines (before he actually touched anything). So not sure what they look or do not look at prior to arrival.

 

The Tech today had to replace one of the splitters on the outside of the house and I had to replace a coax cable from the new splitter to a STB. (Kind of knew that needed to be replaced since it was installed during the original cable TV company days. Well over a couple of decades ago. After replacing the splitter and doing the whole meter thing he determined the RG had to be replaced.

 

After he left and I made a Home Depot run for coax, connectors, staples etc I get the new coax run and connect the new STB (arrived today). And what happens, I get a Client unprovisioned at 99.xxx.xx.x message on the TV! Go figure. So back on the phone to AT&T. Real nice and knowledgable Tech out of Detriot (small world since I was born in Pontiac). After some back and forth with her system and another office they finally figure out that my old STB S/N was not in the system. Nor was the new one showing up yet. So through her and hte other office they get the S/N's taken care of and I have to unplug the STB overnight (after 8pm here) and all should be good in the morning.

It has been a long day to get U-verse back up and running but ALL of today's Tech's were very good at what they do and their customer service skills are top notch. Oh and being a Veteran the on premise Tech gets extra points as he is preparing to enlist in the US Navy. Even though I am ex-Air Force I'll not hold that against him.  Smiley Wink

 

To close this out my next entry will be a fresh screenshot from the UVT. To this UVT noob, the numbers sure look a whole lot better now! 

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Here are the final screenshots.

 

Curious how can I rest all information or if nothing else the Error Table since we have a new RG, STB, splitter and a new coax. Fresh start so to speak.

 

Texasguy37 and JefferMC, thank you for your assistance and input in helping me resolve this issue!!

 

 

[edited for privacy]

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Re: Another Uverse pixelating issue

To reset the Error Table, press the Reset Statistics button at the bottom of the link below.

 

http://192.168.1.254/xslt?PAGE=C_1_0

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Re: Another Uverse pixelating issue

Your bit loading graph doesn't look much different, and if your error counts don't stay down after the reset, I'd say you have some line problems still to resolve.  Didn't see your HPNA stats this go around to see if your labors on your COAX paid off.

 

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
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