On the 10-1 blocking- I don't see it on my USDTV 4th gen set.
Any receiver bought up to this date and probably until Christmas is junk. We're actually throwing our "early" stuff away. I've seen the 5th gen receiver reports and they exhibit none of the wide varieties of complaints I see here on the VERY few times I return these days, due to the direction these forums took. We can't keep adjusting transmitters to the lowest common denominator box, many of which can't even handle the PSIP load.
And even the 5th gen receivers (which you still can't buy) will be toasted by the EVSB stuff, which will force all of us to retire our 2 or 3 -year-old receivers since EVSB will not be backward compatible.
And to those who say - you promised this or that and didn't deliver, none of the program providers have kept to their promises, so the locals have to just take what we get dealt. Mr. Willis- our channelization choices now are different than planned, because the national cable agreements are now inked and coming, and that dictates our channel mapping.
We slapped some of these $198 USDTV tuners now at WalMart on the bench next to our 2 year old $5000 pro receivers, and our 1-2 year old home receivers, and the USDTV boxes beat them all hands-down every time on blocking, locking, tuning and PSIP. Using a table top antenna.
It's a good thing when we work as a team and identify real problems, and maybe that is what has been happening here lately. But everyone needs to understand just how bad the equalizers, decoders, and filters are on every receiver marketed to date. And there is not time in my world to debate minutia over badly-built receivers.