Originally Posted by gregzoll
Make sure that he uses the compression fittings for quad-shield rg-6. If they do not know you have quad-shield, yes you could have problems again. There are some shows that will always have noise in them, but you should not have it on every channel at a whole.
And there is also a mis-understanding by some as to what the difference is in pixelation and macroblocking, and telling people to sit farther back, or adjust is not the complete package it finding out what is going on. A lot can be the set top, but in your case, that box is newer.
Just keep us updated and also hopefully you get a decent tech that does not rush through the job and leaves you hanging.
This is getting ridiculous. Please disregard anyone who tells you macroblocking is caused by a bad coax or RF signal. It is a waste of your time and the techs time to be changing wires and ends. Be it the wire, the fitting or the "quad-shielded" cable as gregzoll suggests(most cable companies have gone to tri-shield btw),macroblocking is NOT caused by any coaxial deficiencies.
And please gregzoll, could you please explain this misunderstanding people have about the difference between macroblocking and pixelation. I'd be real curious to hear it from someone as "knowledgable" about the subject, such as yourself.
Telling people who experience MACROBLOCKING during bright or fast scenes to sit farther back or adjust the set, or get a new set or accept the fact that pretty much any tv will show MACROBLOCKING depending on the quality of the source, are perfectly good solutions to the problem. Having them spend money on new coax or tech visits to correct MACROBLOCKING is not a good solution.
Telling people who experience non scene specific PIXELATION to sit farther back or adjust the set, or get a new set or accept the fact that pretty much any tv will show PIXELATION, are NOT solutions to the problem. Having them spend money on new coax or tech visits to correct PIXELATION would be sound advice in that case.
To the OP , I'd be willing to bet the problem your having doesn't look anything like the second set of pictures that Jed1 provided.