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I own a Samsung SIR 150 HDTV STB which is currently hooked up to an antenna in my attic. Works great for OTA HDTV broadcasts! Even for broadcasts not in HD, the picture is NOTICABLELY better than my Dish Network signal for the local channels I receive on both.


Is this because the line doubler and upconversion provided by my Samsung box is so much better than the line doubler included in the Mits 65809 RPTV I have? If so, can I run the Dish Network signal through the Samsung box and improve my picture? If not, would a product like ISCAN improve my Dish Network picture?


Sorry for the newbie questions, but am very frustrated with the pixelated pictures my Dish Network feed gives me...


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Probably has more to do with Dish compressing your network signal, vs. getting an uncompressed broadcast from OTA. As far as trying to run Dish STB through the Sammy, it's pretty much garbage-in-garbage-out. No harm in trying though.
 

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Going through the STB might help a little bit, but the root of the problem is that satellite providers are over-compressing their signals! Getting an iScan would probably help even more, but it's still going to have to deal with a signal that has been over-compressed so don't expect too much.
 
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