> Several neighbors here in the Phoenix area are having trouble with the
> quality of Cox Cable TV. The problems include black picture and no
> sound lasting from a second to a minute or tiling (discolored squares
> popping up on the screen). This happens once or twice a week on
> different channels. Cox has been called numerous times for repair and
> all trouble reports have been closed, but the problem persists.
> Is this just a normal downside of the digital technology that we have to
> live with to get a better picture most of the time? Is there anybody
> out there measuring vendor quality based upon these short outages?
Hard to say with so little to go on. Does this occur with signal coming
from cable box, cable line hooked directly into TV, or both? Is this a
retransmitted OTA signal, or a "cable channel" ?? Someone's going to have
to keep an accurate and detailed log of this to get an answer.