I’ve had some real problems in my area, suburban Detroit, MI in the past several years getting a good picture from my local cable station for EWTN.
It had nothing to do with my cable equipment, and I called the cable tv company, and they said no one else had complained.
The problem was just recently fixed though, say, in the last three months. Now I get a good picture.
For several years I hardly had any picture (this goes back a year or two before JP II died). It looked almost like EWTN was being scrambled. It would come on for maybe two minutes, then go off for five, then back on. I couldn’t watch the programs. Sometime, if I was watching World Over Live, for instance, I’d turn the local Catholic radio station, WDEO, on in order to get sound.
On a certain VCR, if I recorded the programming, I could watch programs in black and white on the videotape. But that didn’t work with all VCRs.
:hmmm: Oddly, when JPII died, the picture and audio came in perfect for the funeral coverage, then by the time of Benedict XVI’s inaugral papal mass, the reception went bad again.:shrug:
The Catholic channel on Cable in my area is not EWTN per se; it’s called CTND (Catholic Television Network of Detroit) and is run by the Archdiocese of Detroit. It has mainly local AOD and a few EWTN (e.g., like the Mass; Rosary) programming during the day, then about 8:00 p.m. starts running EWTN programming.
Someone during the 25th Anniversary EWTN Celebrations said they had problems getting the reception somewhere in Arizona or Colorado.
Does anyone else have problems getting a good picture for EWTN in their area? Just curious.