Bay Area Quality now...

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curtishd

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Jan 28, 2006
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So how is the HD local channels in the bay area now? Have issues been fixed? What channel are you getting in hd and the quality of each?
 
who_the

who_the

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HD locals in 720p (KTVU/2-FOX and KGO/7-ABC) look good. Not quite as good as OTA, but really just fine. 1080i locals (KPIX/5-CBS and KNTV/11-NBC) look very poor, like they're skipping frames in addition to being overcompressed.
 
Grandude

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email to dishquality@echostar.com once and need to repeat as no reply as yet other than a request for more details. I sure hope they fix this soon.
KNTV channel 11 is atrocious to watch and KPIX channel 5 (ABC) has audio sync errors all the time. Sometimes worse and sometimes not too bad.
VERY disappointing.............................
 
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Mikef5

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Grandude,
Not to nit pick but KPIX is CBS, KGO is ABC. I've noticed the lip sync errors on ABC with my OTA setup so it might be a station problem, I don't watch alot of ABC except for Lost or if they're showing a sports program. Also I noticed that there are drop outs once in a while on CBS that will drop the signal both on OTA and on my Comcast channel so I'm sure that is a station problem since it happens on both at the same time ( I used split screen on the tv to verify this ). Yes, I'm cable just waitiing for my Dish install.

Laters,
Mikef5
 
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hhkr

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KTVU and KGO have definately improved and the picture quality is better. I have to reset just about every day to get KGO into snyc though. KNTV goes up and down, mostly down lately, but last week I saw a couple of better pq shows. KPIX has been going downhill, the CBS hd programs are quite good at times, but tonight NCIS is a little grainy and slightly blurry. All in all its improving.

Tim
 

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