A few more observations regarding Dish locals.
The WC match earlier on KGO looked good, especially closeups, didn't see any speaking closeups so I couldn't tell if there was any audio-sync issues, but PQ was certainly acceptable, good in fact, but I want to wait until I see some scripted dramas before making any thumbs up or down comments.
The NASCAR race on KTVU looks good as well, same comments as above, I want to check out House this week to see if there's any sync problems.
Haven't watched any KPIX but I recorded CSI:NY last week and took a look at it yesterday and there was a lot of video stuttering and because of that it was hard to tell if there were any lip-sync issues-bottom line, it was unacceptable. Will check out some live scripted programming this week.
KNTV, watched about 10-15 mins of the hockey game last night and it looked bad, it had the look of an old video made 20 years ago, I'm not sure what the problem was, but it didn't look right at all.
So based on my limited viewing so far, the 720p stations, KTVU and KGO look good but the 1080i stations, KNTV and KPIX look bad and will prevent my dropping Comcast, at least until they are fixed. Which is disappointing as KPIX has the best looking PQ in the bay area. I hope Dish gets it squared away.
All the above observations were made on a CRT-based RPTV display that hasn't been re-calibrated in over 10 mos, hoping to get it done this month, but I don't think there will be much, if any, difference in my overall observations