I've never had a pixellation issue in the 15 months I've had Fios, but tonight I'm getting it regularly on TNT HD and NFL Network HD. Anyone else?
Have you noticed any FiOS TV ads on those channels?
I don't regularly watch those channels so I haven't compared. I do know that FiOS is now reprocessing the ESPN channels for the purposes of commercial ad insertion, something they were not doing before. Except for those channels that allow ad insertion (ESPN is the big one), I don't seen any reason for Verizon to reprocess their channels given the bandwidth they have.
I just scheduled some recordings for TNT-HD and NFL Network HD so I will compare their current bitrates to what they were before.
Besides pixelation on the Thursday night football game, I also got momentary loss of audio. For some reason it seems that my audio dropouts only occur on sporting events.
When I called Verizon tech service, they told me that they had received no complaints about the game, so they concluded that the problem must be localized to my setup. I guess tech service doesn't read this forum! .