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by: buckodgr8 August 19, 2008 12:09 PM PDT

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Cable guy say it's my TV! I don't think so. Your 2 cents?

by buckodgr8 - 8/19/08 12:09 PM

I'm experiencing a lot of pixelation. It's been happening for a long time, but the Olympics are really bringing it out.

To clarify, the actual presentation of the problem is tiny little boxes in fields of fast motion and sometimes slow pans. I only notice it on HD channels.

My setup: Time Warner Cable (Los Angeles) fed into my Tivo HD which travels via HDMI to my Samsung HP-T5064. I have a Philips DVP5982 Up-Converting dvd player hooked up to the tv with hdmi as well.

The cable technicians (three came by this morning) tell me that, because my tv is only a 720p set (though it can accept 1080i), it can not keep up with the HD cable signal they send out. They say that the problem is normal and there's nothing that can be done aside from me buying a 1080p set.

Here's why this doesn't make sense to me: When I play a dvd, up-converted to 720p, the picture is crystal clear. Not a hint of pixelation even during the fastest motion. And furthermore, I have the Tivo HD set to send all HD signals to the TV as 720p. As far as I can tell that means that the cable and the dvd player should be sending the same amount of information. What am I missing?

Could the Tivo be the issue? The dvr diagnostics say that, on NBCHD, I've got a signal strength of 68 and a SNR of 32.

Thanks in advance!

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