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#1 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 11:04 PM

DMA: Raleigh-Durham, NC
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#2 OFFLINE   MattWarner

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 06:23 PM

Very minor issue, but it has been this way since HD channels were turned on:

Channel(s) affected: 17
Date: Since prior to Feb 2007.
Time: N/A
Description of Issue: If you pull up the guide and move left, you get a brief description of the local channel. Channel 17 shows the following:

NBC television services from WTVD-TV DT 17 Raleigh-Durham, NC.

The callsign is incorrect (and probably copied from the above channel 11). Text should read:

NBC television services from WNCN-TV DT 17 Raleigh-Durham, NC.


Just a typo on the call sign.

#3 OFFLINE   EricRobins

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 06:56 PM

Anyone else notice lip synch issues on WRAL's 11 PM news? I usually have to watch the OTA feed to be able to watch.

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 08:09 AM

I have noticed that WRAZ FOX 50 10pm news has awful audio issues

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 08:16 AM

I have noticed that WRAZ FOX 50 10pm news has awful audio issues

Could you be more specific?

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 12:18 PM

I just noticed this thread so that is the only reason I'm posting so late. Channel 11 WTVD has horrible lip sync issues and has for the last day or two. It's occurring right now as I type this.
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Posted 02 September 2008 - 07:58 PM

I am having the same issues with WTVD HD in Raleigh with horrible sync issues. Most of the time it's in the AM. Not only bad sync issues... but the audio has bad artifacts kind of like a CD skipping when it's dirty. I have only seen this on WTVD HD channel.

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 01:37 AM

Yep, I'm getting it too. The audio glitch sounds like the noise in the Matrix when an agent takes over a person's body. The audio doesn't sync with the video either, it seems to lead the related video by about a quarter-second. I see it on both of my receivers (DVR/non-DVR). Of note, the video feed seems fine, with no artifacting like a signal drop typically causes.

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 02:11 PM

Yep, I'm getting it too. The audio glitch sounds like the noise in the Matrix when an agent takes over a person's body. The audio doesn't sync with the video either, it seems to lead the related video by about a quarter-second. I see it on both of my receivers (DVR/non-DVR). Of note, the video feed seems fine, with no artifacting like a signal drop typically causes.


I had that same sound issue last while watching a recording of Monday's One Tree Hill from WLFL. I wonder whom from DBSTalk is taking down this information?
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Posted 03 September 2008 - 03:49 PM

WTVD 11 was having major audio cut out problems on monday evening. Only other issue we notice is lip sync issues at times on WRAL 5 news.

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 04:38 PM

I am having the same issues with WTVD HD in Raleigh with horrible sync issues. Most of the time it's in the AM. Not only bad sync issues... but the audio has bad artifacts kind of like a CD skipping when it's dirty. I have only seen this on WTVD HD channel.


I am hearing it now watching World news tonight. It is so bad I had to switch to the SD feed.
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Posted 05 September 2008 - 07:27 AM

WTVD was better during the early morning local news on Wednesday. I thought that the problem had been solved, but by that evening's 18:00 news, it was back just as bad as before. FWIW, these are not intermittent glitches; they occur every ten/fifteen seconds. It's enough to make one not watch the channel or go OTA.

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 05:24 PM

Anyone else having no audio on Fox50 and digital glitching every 8-10 seconds on their HD feed? Been doing that since at least 3pm this afternoon; had audio glitching this morning as well. I called DirecTV and sent an email to Fox50.

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 06:42 PM

My son complained about no audio on 50 WRAZ about 8;20pm during Bones on his HR20-700. I checked my HR20-100 and its also in run silent mode. I suggested closed caption, then he remembered OTA, for what its worth there's sound.

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 06:54 AM

Well, audio is back, but we're still experiencing the audio glitches every 3-5 seconds, just like yesterday morning. Sure hope someone at DirecTV is working on the issue. If you're in the DMA and experiencing these problems, please call DirecTV and report it. That's the only way to get someone out there to solve the problem.

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 04:13 PM

Just a quick update. Got an email from the engineer at Fox50 stating that DirecTV swapped out some piece of equipment overnight last night. When I told him that the issue was still ongoing, he rang them up again. By 2pm this afternoon, DirecTV told him that they found the issue and it has been corrected. As far as I can tell, everything seems to be back to normal.

Big thanks to the Fox50 engineer who has the super secret DirecTV "Hey, I'm the chief engineer and you're messing with my signal" phone number! :)

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 05:18 AM

I'm watching WTVD 11 right now and there is a issue with slight lip sync.
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Posted 29 September 2008 - 07:12 PM

The last couple of weeks have been terrible on WTVD 11 with lip sync. On Extreme Home Makeover last night it was like watching an old film that forgot to put subtitles in. Is anyone else have problems with 11?

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 05:10 PM

My recording of Boston Legal from last night didn't have any sync issues. Did it clear up before 10pm?

In the past, I have seen issues with TVD. The one time I caught it live, I switched over to the HD feed on cable and saw the exact same sync issue. Haven't caught it again since that time.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 08:28 PM

I have been seeing pixelation on WTVD lately.
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Posted 01 December 2008 - 10:03 AM

last night sunday night football multiple audio/video freezes finally had to switch over to OTA. I also recently lost my NBC and ABC network feeds and switched all recording to the locals instead and am noticing more pixelation, audio/video syn and overall issues much more than when I had the national feeds out of NY

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 09:26 AM

Every morning I turn to ch 17 and get these breaks and buzz in the audio. I am also noticing alot of minor glips in recordings off CBS and NBC mostly. I have started tuning to the OTA channels for news versus the DTV feeds.

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 07:20 AM

Channels Affected : WRAL 5 and WNCN 17. Both channels showing numerous 771 errors on all 4 receivers in the home.

Date and Time: 12/12 at 7AM
Transponder readings seem different but on 101, 119 and 110 seemds normal readings of high 90s etc

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 07:55 AM

Just FYI - those channels are coming in fine for me in Rky Mt. We do expect some loss of channels this week as WRAL does their antenna change. But that should only happen between 9am and 4pm. (and will, supposedly, take 17 off the air completely)

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 08:25 AM

And here is the official information about future outages as WRAL updates their tower. This is from the WNCN NBC17 blog:

You may know by now reading this blog, that we share space on the DTV tower with WRAL, WRAZ, WLFL, and WRDC Digital antennas. WRAL has to remove their temporary antenna to install a new antenna for February. This means all the stations must shut down while the workers are on the tower during the daytime hours for safety reasons. This will not affect most Time-Warner customers fed by fiber, but will impact DirecTV and Dish Network as well as smaller systems.

This shutdown affects both our analog and digital signals for WNCN. The other station’s analog signals will not be affected since they are on different towers. The work should be completed in about a week.

We appreciate your patience and understanding while the work is going on, and this should be the last outage until after February.

We will be off the air on these dates and times: (Subject to weather conditions, etc)

12/17 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

12/18 9:00 Am - 3:00 PM

12/19 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

12/20 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

12/21 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

12/22 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

12/23 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

12/24 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

12/25 No Scheduled Shut Down






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