Hi!DCabrera said:I was a long time (7 years) Dish customer. I recently decided to make a change from DISH to Cox Digital cable. The HD DVR provided by Cox is a Motorola 6412 which is hooked up to my 37 inch Sharp Aquos via Component cables. The HD picture quality is incredible. However, all non-HD channels are just plain lousy. The picture seems fuzzy and out of focus most of the time and no amount of adjustment seems to help. To my eyes, the picture quality that I got from my DISH non-HD receiver hooked up via s-video was superior to what I now have. Has anyone else observed this or is it just my imagination? Is there a fix to this issue or should I just go back to DISH?
I can tell you I left Cox HD/Digital Cable about 3 or 4 years ago and I know I'll never look back. There's just no comparison between the quality you can get on satellite versus cable.
I originally signed up for DirecTV, but being very sceptical of the whole satellite thing (you know the propoganda put out by cable...'every time it rains, you'll lose signal'...BAH!) I had only gone with the most basic non HD service I could get. I was on Cox's HD service. the DirecTV man came out and asked me to look at an HD channel first on Cox. i did. He then hooked me up on their basic service. I kid you know when I say their SD service beat the he** out of Cox's HD service! I'm on Dish now since when I moved and bought a house, Direct made me wait 3 weeks for an install date, sent a tech out taht showed up at 9PM mind you and then claimed no line of site and went home. when i called them back to try and get someone else out there, I was going to have to wait antoher 3 weeks! I said no way, called Dish and was hooked up and MUCH happier within 4 days! Dish's picture, not to mention customer service and HD service, has beat Direct, from my experience.
So...all that to say...yeah, if you want a good picture quality, go back to Dish and dump Cox! You'll be much happier!