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Why do locals look so bad ?
Posted 21 August 2008 - 09:47 AM
I would love to just put up an antenna to get the signals, but I live in a apartment and can't. I've tried set top antennas and that hasn't worked either. I live in a older building that is clad with aluminum siding so I think that is hurting the signal quite a bit.
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 10:16 AM
May God Guide and Guard the USA!
Posted 21 August 2008 - 10:28 AM
I live in eastern, NC and the locals that dish provides look like someone used a set of $5 rabbit ears to get the signal. It really is that bad. One channel even has interference in it. The others are so blurry and low bandwidth that they are annoying to watch.
Send an email to DishQuality@Echostar.com and tell them the problems you are seeing. DISH uses subcontractors to pick up their locals and send them back to them. In our market they don't do a good job either and I have to complain about once a month (although lately I am watching the OTA HD feeds more and more; DISH does not call our HD locals via satellite).
It sometimes takes them a few days to fix interference problems. Low bandwidth is another issue and you might not get that solved but it doesn't hurt to tell them how bad your locals look.
Posted 21 August 2008 - 11:27 AM
Can someone explain this problem which has been lingering since 2006 for the NO market?
DirecTV Slimline->HR21-100->Vizio P50HDTV20A 50" Plasma via HDMI
H21-100->42" Vizio LCD via HDMI
H21-100->Polaroid 32"LCD via HDMI
Pioneer VSX1015TX 7.1, Panasonic DMP-BD10 Blu-Ray,
SVS 2531PCi sub, Polk R30 mains, Polk CS125 center, Polk R15 x4 rears
Posted 21 August 2008 - 12:35 PM
Posted 24 August 2008 - 07:27 AM
It costs money to have fiber feeds directly from stations, more money than the local subs bring in.
Posted 24 August 2008 - 08:07 AM
i'm practically better off going upstairs and watching the Fox channel on my 26" sd tv---yet, it's sooo hard leaving my Sammy 46"er.
i contacted Dish about receiving locals in hd---they said there are no plans as of yet for this market to receive locals in hd, but, they would forward my request. yah, right.
Posted 24 August 2008 - 12:15 PM
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Posted 26 August 2008 - 06:21 PM
Posted 26 August 2008 - 09:28 PM
Posted 28 August 2008 - 05:24 PM
Here in the Cleveland DMA, the "Big-4" SD locals look fine, but the PBS feeds (especially the more distant one from Akron) looks like they use an OTA antenna to receive the signal. On a windy day you can see the ghosts coming and going as the wind whips the antenna.
SD may also suffer from over-compression. I recall one day watching a Browns-Steelers game played in a blizzard in 3-Rivers Stadium (yes it was that long ago). The long shots were unwatchable as the compression tried to make sense of all the blowing snow.