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Old 01-25-2006, 10:00 AM   #1
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I recently had Comcast HDTV service installed and I'm getting "tiling" on many non-HD stations. Also, the HD stations every once and a while seem to be a little jumpy...almost like the picture is trying to catch up or something.

The cable wires that I have running from the outlet to the set top box are old (so old that there are actually 2 wires, one for A and one for B). Could the older wires be the problem and, if so, what should I upgrade them with. If it isn't the wires, anyone know what else it might be?

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Old 01-25-2006, 02:02 PM   #2
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(so old that there are actually 2 wires, one for A and one for B)
You kind of lost me on that one.

Generally your getting tiling on SD stations is due to marginal signal level. Updating your connections, wiring, splitters, and etc. should help. The cable company should be able to help you with that by making a free service call based on your complaining about the service. They may even add an signal amplifier, if required.
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Old 01-25-2006, 04:07 PM   #3
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what box does comcast use , if its the motorola series 1 0r 2 , that freeziing on hd is a glitch in the box ...they were supposed to correct it with the 3series box...the 1st series has just compnent out, the second has dvi, the 3rd has hdmi ......u should however not having any tiling at all on ur analog ch's if it does that on your analog its def a bad boxx...... u sed it was doing it on your anolog ch's right not ur regular non high def digital ch's ......if it's doing that tiling on your regular digital ch's it might be a signal issue...........i cant see a tech nstalling your high def on crappy signal... i'm more inclined to think its the boxxx
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Old 01-25-2006, 10:44 PM   #4
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Heya!

First post here, but just so you know I AM a Comcast employee. I just wanted to let you know that the tiling problem isn't your fault at all. It may be your existing wiring outside, but more likely than note, it's one of our nodes or it's a problem with your headend. Either way, I'd call them and tell them your problem. Tell them that you heard it might be the node in your neighborhood. They should send a tech out to the node and diagnose it and see if maybe the problem is there or that you're receiving too STRONG of a signal. That alone causes a lot of issues with tiling as well. I hope I've been of help.

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Old 01-25-2006, 10:44 PM   #5
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Double post sorry.... My mouse just died.

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Old 01-30-2006, 01:10 PM   #6
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I had the same problem w/ tiling. Comcast sent out a tech & the signal he was reading coming into my STB or DVR was around -20. He traced the problems back through the wiring & got the signal up to +2, so the problem went away. Ironically the thing that caused the huge signal drop was an amplifier I had put in the basement a few years ago, where the signal came into the house (Another Quality Archer Part!!!). P.S. for KJ - what would be considered too strong a signal. I'm sure +2 is fine, but if I were to get another amplifier, what should I limit the signal to? Thanks.

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Old 01-31-2006, 07:26 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I've got Comcast coming on Saturday morning and I'll make sure they check the signal and the node in the neighborhood.

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