Originally posted by sccofer rcase -
have you had someone come out and check your cable lines in your house? Signal strength, etc. Maybe you need a line amplifier or something. Although not outstanding I don't have a problem with my SD channels...
Just call TW and tell them you are having a problem and they should come out and check it for you.
I asked when the guy came to hook up my HD STB and he said the lower channels will look bad and the upper channels which he said are true digital will look better. He is right my upper channels look much better than my lower channels. He said what I had was the best he could do.
Originally posted by rcase13 I asked when the guy came to hook up my HD STB and he said the lower channels will look bad and the upper channels which he said are true digital will look better. He is right my upper channels look much better than my lower channels. He said what I had was the best he could do.
When I tried Digital Cable from Adelphia I noticed that the channels on the Digital Tier looked just awful. Way too much compression. It took a long time for the channels to load as well.
To answer your earlier question...right now I do not subscribe to any HD channels on DirecTV. My DirecTV receiver (Hughes E-86) also receives the over the air DTV stations. I am able to pick up all of the Charlotte DTV stations including WUNG with a set of rabbit ears on top of my TV.
I bought the Hughes receiver and an elliptical dish from Tri-City Electronics in Conover for around $600 I think....
OK, I've read this all 28 pages of this thread and the other thread mentioned re: issues w/ Pioneer STB's and Samsung DLP TV's -- I have three questions, please:
1. What is the latest model HD STB for TWC Charlotte? I've been using the first one they came out with (SA Explorer 2000HD - no pic preview in guide while in HD) for a year or so and was told by a CSR not to upgrade 6 months or so ago because of "issues" with the then current model -- any issues with the latest and greatest? I like the idea of the scaling built into it and the supposed faster guide scrolling.
2. All of my previous HD viewing has been on my 61" 4:3 Toshiba RPTV or, for a very limited time, my Philips EDTV 42" Plasma w/ e-box. My new 56" Samsung DLP TV should be here this week and I was hoping to use it's DVI port for my, also soon to arrive, Samsung DVI-equipped DVD player but now am wondering if I should invest in a DVI switch to handle the "new" cable HD STB from TWC, but maybe it doesn't even work with the Samsung. Any suggestions?
3. Any way to view the hidden channels (292 & 293 for now) on my SA 2000HD? I don't havce a "diamond" button on my STB remote that I see.
Thanks in advance, E.
ps: Watching the Panthers/Cowboys game right now in HD -- awesome stuff, but I didn't watch the early game but read PQ was even better on it!
As far as I know the latest box is the Pioneer box. Hopefully Pioneer will release the firmware update soon. I would really like to take advantage of the DVI port.
If I were in your shoes I would hold off on buying a DVI switch box until the DVI problem on the Pioneer box has been corrected.
I am not sure how to get in diag mode on your box. I did a search and found this post that may tell you how to get into diag mode on your STB http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...ic#post3145627 .
Originally posted by inmailstuff On digital TWC in Concord w/ Pioneer Voyager DVI, the NFL game pixelates, glitches and the sound is like being in a bath room. The analog picture is OK but the sound is still off.
Anyone using TWC or OTA having these issues?
Not OTA or TWC in Gastonia. Of course it's not HD so the picture looks bad as usual. No audio problem at all. I'm using the Pioneer Voyager via component cables. Same with OTA. This is the Green Bay/Seattle game.
inmailstuff, I had a lot of the same problems with TWC Fox Digital. Channel 240 for me. A lot of freezes, slow downs and glitches. Sometimes the picture would break up. This is the norm for me with football games on channel 240. I just watch the analog feed most of the time. All other channels look great.
I would like to know if it is best to set my Pioneer STB to output 720p if my HDTV's native resolution is 720p. My box is currently set to output 1080i but I was wondering if I gain or lose anything by changing the output.
A 1080i broadcast is not converted by the STB, but by your tv to 720p
A 720p broadcast is first converted by the STB and then by your tv
Therefore not matter what the output from the station is you convert to watch
Changing to 720p setting out
A 1080i broadcast is converted by the STP but not the TV
A 720p broadcast is passed through without any convertion.
Now if your tv is better than the STB at converting then you can with the TW box output both 720p and 1080i and let the tv do it all. I have found that the STB is quicker than the tv for conversion and since I flip around a lot I prefer to only output 1080i to my 1080i tv
Originally posted by NUPE009 Well I guess I will answer my own post. TW responded and stated the following :
Pioneer did a firmware update which corrected several problems but not that one.
The problem is with the Digital Privacy Interface Protection Scheme which is an
industry standard. While it is possible that Pioneer could "tweek" there OS,
they probably won't. The problem is with Samsung as other manufactures accept
the DPIP from Pioneer the way it is. At any rate, TWC is current on all
Thanks for the interest,
David G. Krueger
Technical Operations Supervisor
This sounds like a blaming game between Sammy and Pioneer. Oh well... I thought the problem was with more than just Sammy's though?
Originally posted by Davew0670 is fox true hd? The panthers game did not look anywhere close to Pats/Tenn game which not even as good as usual. I think the weather had something to do with that.
I was wondering if it was just me but now I see that others noticed that the game looked like crap. The picture was grainy and wasn't as crisp as what I'm used to seeing for football from networks such as ABC. I was up all night flipping between the 13 HD channels to determine if my TV had a problem. I also wondered if the weather influenced the picture because I recently move into my house and my cable line has not been burried yet. It seems that this weekend, HD has appeared to be grainy. Right now I'm watching Trading Spaces on Discovery and it looks pretty good so maybe everything is ok.
all my hd channels were fine except the games. I noticed they showed the majority of the Tenn/NE game from the overhead camera. I figured they did this because that seemed to be the best picture they could get. The sideline angles were pretty bad all game.