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Odd picture quality issue with KWSD (Sioux Falls)
Posted 04 November 2010 - 06:08 PM
Im wondering if the problem is related to our Dish Network recievers. We still have an old Dish Network 301 receiver upstairs, and I have a Dish DVR 501 in my bedroom. A couple months ago, I was at a RadioShack, and I checked out KWSD on one of their newer Dish Network recievers they had on display. I noticed that the artifiacting shown in the screenshots was not present.
I did email Dish Network (firstname.lastname@example.org) about a year ago to let them know about the problem. I can't remember the exact reply, but it said they were going to look into it. The artifacting still appears on the channel today. Should I email them again?
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Posted 04 November 2010 - 09:36 PM
Should I email them again?
Posted 05 November 2010 - 02:35 PM
I'm fortunate that I live in the "antenna farm". Whenever there is a problem with a local, I can tune to the OTA version to see if the problem is at the station.
BTW: E* had no choice in the matter, E* did not "switch" to the OTA digital feed, it was KWSD that switched off their analog feed (along with virtually every other station with the exception of a few LPTV's).
That green interference (as well as pink) is usually related to weak digital reception, except that the green splotches should look more like well defined blocks.