Text on 508 looks funny (with picture now)


SatelliteGuys Pro
Original poster
Sep 26, 2003
The text on my 508 seems to look abnormal lately. In the banner it seems to leak or blur a little. And in the recorded programs the letters sometimes are missing a few dots or have an extra dot to the side. I don't think it was like this before but maybe I just didn't notice it.

Here's a picture of what it looks like.

I am wondering if a certain type of interference would cause this to happen. It would be more visible on the bigger screened televisions.

I noticed my 721 would not display all of the information in the program banner that shows up at the top of the screen each time you change the channel.
David_Levin said:
Have you tried rebooting the box?

Yes, I have. My tv is only 27" so I doubt it's just because of the TV. I just want to make sure it's not an overheating problem. How safe are these chips in high temps? I've seen the main cpu chip at 140F with a heat gun I have.
Does the problem only show up after the box has been on for awhile?

Grab a fan and point it at the box - it'll stay plenty cool. See if the problem goes away.

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