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#1 OFFLINE   Inverno

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 05:45 AM

I have a D12 receiver in my living room hooked up to a SD television. For some reason, a lot of the channels seem to have "artifacts" associated with them and the picture quality is not that good. The Eagles-Giants game on NBC was really bad. Has anyone experienced this? I have the receiver hooked up to 2 tvs and the other one is fine. I've mess with the settings on the TV but to no avail. Any idea what causes this?

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 06:31 AM

The picture tube may be getting weak, it happens slowly over time so you do not know it until you see a better picture on a differnt set. Also if you are using the tuner on ch 3 or 4 there may be problems there, try the S video if the set has one.

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#3 OFFLINE   Inverno

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 07:01 AM

The picture tube may be getting weak, it happens slowly over time so you do not know it until you see a better picture on a differnt set. Also if you are using the tuner on ch 3 or 4 there may be problems there, try the S video if the set has one.


I'm using S-Video. Possibly it is the TV, although with cable the PQ seemed fine.

#4 OFFLINE   boba

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 08:15 AM

If the D12 is feeding 2 TVs and one has a good picture and the other dosen't, it isn't the receiver. That leaves 2 possible problems the TV and the connecting cables. Try connecting the "bad TV" with coax seeing that is the way cable was connected.

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 09:50 AM

Before I upgraded to HD, I had a decent Sony Trinitron TV hitched up via S-Video. The picture was definitely LESS then good. Upstairs, I have a D12 hitched to a 9 year old RCA tube tv via Coax, picture is actually pretty decent. Its a small TV which helps, (19inch) but there was a NOTICABLE difference in the pic quality. Like the others said, I would try switching connecting cables and seeing if that makes a difference.
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Posted 10 November 2008 - 11:09 AM

I just tried out AT&T U-Verse. The SD picture was very much better than Directv but the HD picture was much worse. The whole house DVR was nice.

Since I nearly always watch HD i discontinued U-Verse after six weeks.




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