Hi all! I'm new to the forum and have a few HD questions. I recently bought an Dish Net. 811 receiver and have had no problems with it. I receive Dish Network's HD package and am very pleased, with one exception. I should also mention that I have a HDTV Ready 47" Widescreen Samsung TV.
So here are my questions: ESPN HD is not even close to what I expected. Watching the College World Series today, the picture was better on standard ESPN (ch 140) than on ESPN HD (ch 9424). It's hard to describe, but the HD picture is fuzzy. Like looking out a screen door. The colors are crisp, but there are fuzzy lines through it. All the other HD channels are perfect. Is this a ESPN signal problem or is it something I need to change?
Regarding Local channels, I get all the locals OTA, and they come in clear. My question for these is: what programs should be in widescreen and what programs should have black/grey bars on the side? (For example, the evening local news has the black bars) And what is the reasoning for the black/grey bars?
I realize my questions are rather vauge, but any help anyone can give would be greatly appreciated.