Posted 10 January 2009 - 01:32 AM
THE TITLE SHOULD SAY,
"AM I GETTING HD LOCALS?"
I guess I'm getting local HD, but I'm unsure. Here's an example:
I have 2 CBS stations listed in my guide labeled as follows:
9 WUSA - This one shows HD programs in the guide. It is clearly a superior 1080i picture compared to the 480i picture mentions below.
9 DC9 - This one shows the same programs but at 480i SD resolution.
I ask because Oprah on ABC says "HD" in the guide on my ABC HD channel but it has the black bars on the sides, and even though it says 720p, it's very fuzzy and doesn't appear to be HD to me.
Also, my 99 degree(s) satellite says "Not Aquired". It has ZERO signal strength, and I was told satellites 99(s) and 103(s) are used for local HD's. My 103(s) has one transponder that reaches 92% and one transponder that reaches only 22%.
I ask these newbie questions because some shows that say "HD" in the guide, don't look HD to me, and I'm getting picture stuttering and 2-10 second blackouts with loss of sound more often than I think I should.