[extropy-chat] META: Cable Speeds and delays [was: related to SecondLife]

Brian Atkins brian at posthuman.com
Tue Dec 12 19:47:16 UTC 2006

"Channel temporarily unavailable" means the box can't lock onto the channel 
properly. This would likely be caused by a noise or other problem in your cable 
wiring. Also taking longer to build the display, or occasional bursts of digital 
garbage in the video, or occasional video dropouts.

If you have only recently begun using the digital version of the channels then 
you may be running into long-existing cable wiring problems that either you 
didn't see in the past (because the digital version of the channel is sent on a 
different frequency than the analog channel) or represented middling analog 
quality you were putting up with.

Bottom line if you see "Channel temporarily unavailable" often, or video 
dropouts then call a tech to your house to diagnose.
Brian Atkins
Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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