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ice
Sleep Less, Game More

join:2002-07-01
Wind Gap, PA

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[CATV] Garbage reception on certain channels - Wind Gap, PA

It's been like this for as long as I can remember, finally getting tired of it. Most importantly, AMC is unwatchable.

This is just an HD converter box connected vis HDMI. Everything is tight. Do I just need a new box?

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn0tQ-G-u74

ice
Sleep Less, Game More

join:2002-07-01
Wind Gap, PA
Well, it's not the box. I put it downstairs and it worked fine on a new TV. I switched the cable coming from the wall and that didn't help either, god I hate this house.


Deadwalking

@rcn.com
reply to ice
This is a known issue and has nothing to do with rcn. It's AMC that is sending over compressed picture to cable companies:

»AMC HD Quality


shadyman777
The Hero of Time
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join:2009-03-02
Bath, PA
reply to ice
I've seen it where sometimes electrical interference from unshielded cable wires in close proximity cause this to happen. Also, older wiring can cause this too. The thing to check here is, what's different between both areas tested. Distance from where the main line is connected to the house, electrical wires around cable lines, etc...

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rcnman
Jason Nealis
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reply to ice
I would request a trouble call, you may have a splitter in the wall gone bad, bad tap. It could be anything, is it JUST AMC that does this? Does it do it on other jacks in the house or just this one?
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ice
Sleep Less, Game More

join:2002-07-01
Wind Gap, PA
said by rcnman:

I would request a trouble call, you may have a splitter in the wall gone bad, bad tap. It could be anything, is it JUST AMC that does this? Does it do it on other jacks in the house or just this one?

Whoops, forgot about this post.

AMC is the worst channel, but it's not the only one. I think Comedy Central also skips every 10 seconds or so, and so does SpikeTV. Doesn't do it on any other jacks in the house that I'm aware of. I guess having someone come out is the only thing to do.
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