Is it just me or are the new HD locals (off the satellite) for Des Moines just God-aweful?
I am seriously considering changing my series links back to the OTA channels - they are much more solid.
The lip sync issues on most if not all HD locals are so bad you almost wonder if it is coming from the same source. The picture constantly breaks up into huge green stripes across the entire screen and today channel 17 (fox) had no picture, but was playing the sound from channel 13 (nbc).
I can switch over to the OTA channel and it is always perfect.
I'm less than impressed. Is this all the better it gets or is it just me?
Channel 5 (ABC) has been particularly bad, but their history is pretty poor even OTA without going through D*.
When HD-LIL is first turned on in a lot of areas, there may be problems for a few weeks to a few months. This has happened in quite a few areas, but a few have had little to no problems.
I would consider what is going on with our HD-LILs to be "pretty typical" for startup issues. I'm in central Iowa, so I don't need HD-LIL. OTA works perfectly here on my HR20-700, HR20-100, and HR21-200/AM21 combo. I have all my series links set to OTA and don't plan to change any of them. Any interest I have in HD-LIL is purely technical. If prior trends hold, they will eventually get it all figured out and HD-LIL performance will be very, very good. Just don't be in a hurry.