I'm the guy that had the reception problems acouple threads ago. I got a tv calibration dvd called Home Theatre Set Up disk. My picture is a little better, but still some pixellation. The local channels are definetely not as clear as my cable was. Maybe the new 522 dish is sending me will be better. How does everyone elses local channel picture compare to the rest of the channels? Is direct tv better in picture? I'm just wondering as if the receiver doesn't fix it I'm calling dish to either fix it or take it back. My other question is even though my satellite cable run is only 40 or 50 feet, would it maybe help if I used one of those in-line rca satellite amplifiers? They just screw into the cable before the receiver.