I have been having this problem ever since I first got cable, around 10 years ago! It seems to have gotten worse in the last couple of years. And I have noticed that since I got the digital transmission set top box and remote that I'm having an additional problem with the sound. It just cuts in and out constantly. It makes a clicking noise when the sound goes off and then when it comes back on, as if someone is turning off and on. It's driving me crazy!!! Even if it's only off a few seconds, that's an entire news topic, or the ending to the plot of a TV show that I've spent an hour watching. And yes, it also does that weird freezing and catch-up pixelating, with both sound and picture. When I did the digital conversion, I needed customer service help. The rep who helped me kept saying he wanted me to see how great and clear and enhanced my TV would be with digital. So far, I've noticed nothing like that. Only problems I never had when I had an old-fashioned antenna on the roof of my house.
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