Common problems with DTV converters, reception, and solutions

Fringe Reception

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Pixelation is usually caused by your antenna receiving too little signal strength or the same signal being received from different directions at the same time (multipath). If the signal/s are arriving at your antenna directly and also arriving after being reflected from a building or a mountain, your tuner cannot decipher the competing identical signals. The third possibility is you have too much signal strength for your tuner to work with.

All three possibilities can be resolved by moving your antenna (up/down/right/left/forward/backwards) until the signal becomes dependable. Sometimes it requires a different type of antenna, so post more details for us to work with.

Jim and the DTVUSA Forum staff.