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Pixelation on HDNet/HDNet Movies! Anyone?

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For the last few weeks I've been experiencing excessive pixelation on a few HD channels with BOTH of my Dish 6000 receivers. The channels I have seen the problem are HDNet, HDNet Movies and Discovery HD Theater (to a lesser degree). HD-HBO has been perfect, as has ESPN-HD and CBS-HD.

I was curious if others have experienced similar problems, as I am trying to determine if the problem may be with my 64 switch or if it a problem with the channels themselves.

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I have not seen any problems, watched the special "Over Ireland" that looked great as well as some movies ie, "Strange Brew" and "Shawshank Redemption"
Watched Shawshank Redemption last night on HDnet or INhd. Lots of weird things going on with the video in that movie last night. Close ups seemed to go in and out of focus slightly a second at a time. Lots of movement on the prison stripped work shirts (that could be my display). Is this truely 1080i / I don't think so. Saw one green block appear briefly.
I'm using an E*6000 too and have noticed a bit of that lately. It seems to have started just recently whereas before, those channels seemed very stable. Watched a few movies on HDNet this weekend and they all had slight pixilation.
I just went to Dish from cable last week and have the 811 receiver.

I'm seeing the same problems you guys are seeing.

Seeing pixilation, jerky (servilance camera like) picture, and other oddities.

Happening only on HDnet and HD-Discovery. I just have the basic HD package, no HBO, ...
It is only going to get worse. We need to call/email Dish Network and DirecTV to let them know we don't want HDTV Lite. They are going to increase the compression they use until a significant number of people complain. Let's start complaining now before they do to HD what they have done to SD.

I watched part of the Shawshank Redemption last night on HDnet Movies via D* and I thought, as I did before, it looked pretty dang good.
I haven't seen the problem as excessively as when I posted this original thread, but it certainly is a problem I still see occasionally. Dishnet sent a tech to my house to check out the problem, but the technician just said that it was most likely a problem with the signal. The rep at dish acted as if they had never received any such complaints, so I was beginning to think it was my equipment. I'm glad I'm not the only one experiencing these damn pixelation problems. After all, misery loves company ;)
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