Some folks have, some have not. Same with the THD.thepcdoc said:I returned my HD because the macroblocking was unbearable. I would spend the extra $300 for an S3 if it didn't suffer the same problems that the HD has currently. Is anyone experiencing pixelization on their S3?
None here, Comcast cableccards + OTA. Happy user since September.thepcdoc said:I returned my HD because the macroblocking was unbearable. I would spend the extra $300 for an S3 if it didn't suffer the same problems that the HD has currently. Is anyone experiencing pixelization on their S3?
Do you have an S3 or an HD? I am trying to figure out if the S3s have the same problem that the HDs have and if SA CCs are a factor in the problem if so.frostrambler said:I am on Cablevision with SA cards in Brooklyn and I get sporadic pixelatization too.
No difference in this form as the terms are used interchangeably. TiVo does call it macroblocking.Wheens said:Would someone be so kind to define...preferably in non-techie terms... what the differences are between pixelation, macroblocking, and tiling? Word pictures would be helpful. Methinks they are thrown together... and confused with each other... in most of the discussions.
Showtime and Showtime HD are fine for us on our S3, but Show Too (Showtime 2) has macroblocking and audio drops every 5 seconds. HBO 2 is the same way. All the rest of our regularly watched channels seem fine. Comcast said the signal is about as good as it gets. I'm not even sure it's worth complaining to Tivo about it because its been going on for so long for other people here.Terial-DeVo said:I have an interesting prob with my S3:
I get pixelization on showtime only
i have 2 showtime channels that get it
both channels broacast the same shows at the same time, one is HD and one is not.
I have 3 cable cards:
2 in my S3 and one in my TV
when i try these 2 channels with my S3, pixelization occurs. If i try the cable card in the TV for these 2 channels, no issues.
I also have a Series 2 box and the non HD channel has no pixelization.
Basically, the S3 is causing pixelization on an HD and non HD channel, all of my other channels seem to work with no issues including other HD channels.
Yep! That's what I used to have. Interestingly enough, it really only caused me problems watching Hell's Kitchen. I don't remember it being a big problem on any other shows/channels. Since sometime earlier this year, now I can watch chef Ramsey humiliate those ignorant chef-wanna-bes in clear, non-tiled, HD.Terial-DeVo said:This is a picture i took not 5 minutes ago of Showtime HD
I call this Pixelization