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Cox - Northwest Arkansas - horrible PQ

Dynacuz
11-25-2007, 11:24 AM
I just bought a Samsung HP-T5054 and have it connected to a Motorola DCT6416 III via HDMI cable. The SD channels look horrible, very pixely, tiling, blurry around text, etc. HD channels look decent, but more like what I would expect from a SD channel. I have a 37" LCD by LG in the bedroom and it has a much better picture, with and without the HD STB. I have replaced all the splitters in the house with the most expensive Monster splitters Best Buy sold, installed a 10db signal amp, tried using component cables instead of HDMI, and tweaked every setting I could on both the STB and the tv.....all to no avail.

I ran the test shown below on my cable modem just to see if the strength looked good. It seemed fine to me. (Like I know what I'm looking for) lol

Downstream Value
Frequency 117000000 Hz
Signal to Noise Ratio 35 dB
QAM QAM256
Network Access Control Object ON
Power Level -1 dBmV The Downstream Power Level reading is a snapshot taken at the time this page was requested. Please Reload/Refresh this Page for a new reading


Upstream Value
Channel ID 21
Frequency 24000000 Hz
Ranging Service ID 274
Symbol Rate 2.560 Msym/s
Power Level 58 dBmV


I have an appointment scheduled with Cox for this Thursday. Is there any chance the tech will be able to remedy my problems? Do I need to have Samsung/Best Buy send someone else out as well?

Any and all help is very appreciated!!