justsatellites said:If it is worse than a compression issue, the the problem is a bad cable somewhere. Unlike the old C-band days, or the use of an off air antenna, a "fuzzy picture" is not possible with a digital receiver (unless it is a bad connector on the receiver). With DTV or E* you either have (1) Good Picture (2) Pixelization <sp> (3) No Picture. I would start replacing cables.
First of all let me say I disagree with everything that has been posted in relation to compression. This is simply NOT TRUE. Yes the signals are compressed, however, kslates likely has a poorly crimped connection or a pinched cable somewhere in the chain.kslates said:I have a 57" Sony TV rear projector and I just got 1 3room system on Saturday but my picture is really fuzzy and isn't clear at all. I got the Directv d10 receiver. Is it my TV, cords, or receiver that is messed up? What should i do? Thanks for your help
Your Sony TV has a mode to change aspect (Wide, Zoom, Normal, Standard) something like that. You will want to find the mode that gives you an actual 4:3 ratio ... it will put black or grey bars on the sides of the picture. Usually you can set them to black as grey can be distracting to the picture. Some receivers do this also, like the Hughes HTL-HD.kslates said:OK, first of all my TV is a 57" widescreen Sony. My other 2 TV's are 19" and 32" and the picture is fine on those. I went to the settings on my directv menu and changed it to 4:3 for viewing, is that what you are talking about?
I have a Funai Oval triple LNB dish and it came with 3 Directv D10 receivers. The dish is mounted on my roof and there is a tree nearby but it doesn't affect the other 2 TV's. The cable goes from my roof to the basement and then back up to the living room on the main floor. I would say the cable is about 50 feet.
Like I said, it was a very good picture with just my rabbit ears when I watched a football game on Friday night, got the dish installed on Saturday and then this happened. I am pretty upset because I was expecting a much better picture.
If you have any other questions I will be happy to answer
That is because the image is not stretched, so inherently there are less defects. You did have bars on the sides of your screen when you changed it to 4:3 right?kslates said:The cables are RG6.
Thanks for your help! I don't think it helped too much when I changed my TV to get the 4:3 picture but it was a little better.
Neutron said:One thing you will have to learn about a big screen TV is since SD programming wasn't intended for a large screen you will see artifacts (imperfections) in the picture.
slacker9876 said:Mr Greer
I am saying that I have taken note of the issues that he is seeing. When I change to 4:3 on my 16:9 TV for SD programs, my picture is substantially better. Not saying is is without defect. About 40% clearer. Problems in your connections will cause this .. ask the installers here.
I do know a good pic when I see one. I have OTA DTV & sometimes HDTV ... now those are plain gorgeous .. but I did say that before too. BTW: My D* locals are far clearer than anything I get analog ... it is simple math 400 horizontal lines "looks" better than 225 horizontal lines OTA unless it si DTV is plain horrid here in Colorado.
Have you seen Pulp Fiction? Just checking ...