NBC-HD in S.F. Bay Area

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SteveinDanville

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I'm sitting here watching the U.S. Open on ESPN-HD for 3 hours and the picture is really, really good. At noon the coverage switches to NBC, so I go to KNTV-11-HD, and the HD SUCKS!!! I can't believe the motion artifacts and lack of focus; any movement and everything just goes totally blurred! I guess this is an uplink issue with KNTV, but Good God, this is Standard Def!!!
 
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SteveinDanville

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PLUS, the sound, even though it says Dolby Digital 5.1 on my Yamaha receiver, acts much more like a 5-channel stereo effect, with a crazy reverb. It's just horrible.
 
RandallA

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The HD local channels in the SF Bay Area are terrible. I tried to watch KTVU and KGO the other night and couldn't. One had no video and the other one was unwatchable. I don't watch NBC that much but I've also heard many complaints.
 
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hiker

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Comparing the KNTV-DT feed here on Comcast and with Dish 622 and they both look about the same, Comcast maybe just a bit better. PQ not terrible but not that good either. I haven't seen any artifacts. Looks like 480p at best.
 
pacman

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RandallA said:
The HD local channels in the SF Bay Area are terrible. I tried to watch KTVU and KGO the other night and couldn't. One had no video and the other one was unwatchable. I don't watch NBC that much but I've also heard many complaints.

Sorry RandallA :) , but you should have said that "the Dish Network HD local channels in the SF Bay Area are terrible." I am one of the lucky ones that gets all the OTA SF Bay Area locals via an antenna on my roof and they all look great here. I have no idea why the Dish versions look so bad...and I don't subscribe to the HD locals (still using my trusty 942) so I can't compare.
 
RandallA

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Yeap, you're absolutely right. :D I do have an OTA antenna but have it disconnected for some work I'm doing in the living room. I will connect it back this weekend since we all know the Dish Network HD locals are unwatchable.
 
keenan

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KGO and KTVU look pretty good right now. KNTV looks like crap and I haven't spent much time with KPIX.
 

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