Originally posted by lufters
I was somewhat reluctant to buy the Samsung since I've been hearing bad things about it....but since it was available locally and I don't plan on keeping it that long, it wasn't that big of a deal.
I would have to say I've had a very steady picture and sound since Mon. I've had an audio drop out here and there (probably the network)...but that's about it. I was pretty surprised that I picked up WRGB since they're on low power, but I have almost full signal strength for both WRGB and WNYT.
At first I had a hard time getting to WRGB with constant drop outs (with close to a full signal)but according to what I've read, it was because of interference within my house (walls, appliances, etc.). I moved the power antenna closer to a window, made some adjustments, and never had a problem since.
Tomorrow will be a good test when I watch the entire Miami at Dallas NFL game on WRGB in HD .
I finally had some time to evaluate my new Samsung OTA tuner. During the Thanksgiving NFL game on WRGB, I was constantly getting audio dropouts every few minutes...not sure if it was because of the Samsung, Network, or WRGB on low power. For WNYT there are audio drop outs, but not as many. It looks to be the Samsung has some issues.
One thing I would like to mention....and maybe MasterFX1 can comment with this...I was very disappointed in the WRGB 6-1 picture quality for the Maimi@Dallas NFL game on Thanksgiving, it was almost unwatchable at times. The picture was very clear (better than MNF on TWC 1810) during close ups with very little movement....but if you had a camera angle with a close-up of players running or with any fast movement, the picture became extremely pixilated. I've read on the other AVS Threads that this seems to be a hit and miss problem around the country. MNF on TWC 1810 does not have this problem at all.
Is this because of WRGB stretching their Bandwidth to thin (more than one dedicated channel) with their broadcast of UPN on 6-2? Could it be a CBS issue?
Now I'm beginning to think why TWC wants to choose what channels they want to broadcast from the locals.