Sounds like your provider was messing around with extra compression on that channel.
The $25 Channel Master 4228 works quite well for me, but it's not going to look very good out in the open.Maeglin said:This is one reason I'm looking into OTA for local HD channels as well... it seems like the only problem children, at least as far as HD channels on Comcast Atlanta, are locals. I was once getting that with Showtime HD, but not recently.
As I've never done OTA HD before, any recommendations for a good antenna? I live in a condo, so anything external is out of the question.
Uhhhhhh, the 4228 is an outdoor antenna and it's not $25.bkdtv said:The $25 Channel Master 4228 works quite well for me, but it's not going to look very good out in the open.
Sure your cable provider didn't change its QAM channel?kmp14 said:Since 9.1, QAM CBS won't tune in at all for me.....hum......
Did I say 4228? I meant 4221. The CM4221 is often used in attics and closets.JYoung said:Uhhhhhh, the 4228 is an outdoor antenna and it's not $25.
Maeglin is looking for something more internal.
Dude, check your links... that's two to the same antennaTAsunder said:I have this one and it seems to perform better than this one which broke in less than 8 months. But both were better than a couple other random rabbit eared ones I tried.
I lost CBS HD OTA recently too. Quite annoying....kmp14 said:Since 9.1, QAM CBS won't tune in at all for me.....hum......
Thanks, Fixed that.Maeglin said:Dude, check your links... that's two to the same antenna
Viewed my recording of CSI: Miami from Monday past, and it was without any pixelation or audio dropouts...TAsunder said:Maybe this is among the known issues for 9.1, but last night I recorded how I met your mother on my cable CBS HD. It was somewhat pixelated. I went to live TV on the same channel, and it was now REALLY pixelated, to the point of being unwatchable. I switched to the antenna feed, which I currently only use for a few stations, and it was crystal clear.
All other HD stations I've checked seem fine.
Thanks for the tip, I'll check into it.morac said:I'll mention this since you are using both OTA and cable. The antenna strength can cause interference on certain frequencies that your cable channels might use. For example, if I turn the AMP on my Radio Shack Antenna up too high (which isn't very high) a bunch of HD channels on my cable system (all in the same frequency range of 717 MHZ) become horribly pixelated or go out all together. Lowering the amp on the antenna fixed the cable channel.
So if you you an amp for your OTA antenna you only want to amp it just enough to get the OTA channels and even then that can sometimes cause problems with the cable signal.
Thanks for the suggestion to use the Channel Master 4221 as an indoor antenna. It is working quite well and has virtually eliminated my RS errors.bkdtv said:The $25 Channel Master 4228 works quite well for me, but it's not going to look very good out in the open.
Edit: That should say 4221. The 4228 is significantly larger and more expensive.