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#21 OFFLINE   spidey

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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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Posted 14 January 2009 - 04:21 PM

According to WRAL, we will have another DTV soft-test on Thursday, Jan 15th at 6:25pm and 7:30pm. While we know the DirecTV HD locals will come in fine, this would be a good chance to see if the SD DirecTV locals have been converted from analog reception to digital. IIRC, the list of SD conversions floating around the forum indicated that Raleigh was scheduled for this week (after being delayed in December).

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 03:47 AM

Has anyone had problems with ths show 24 on WRAZ (50) showing up with lots of artifacts. Looks like it's being broadcast at 480 instead of 720 or 1080. But when HD commericals come on it shows up nice and clear again. I caught the tail end of House right before 9pm and the start of 24 and it looked clear. This was the 2nd week in a row that it has looked that way.

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 06:49 AM

I have 24 recorded but haven't watched it yet. I'll take a look. If you would describe the artifacts as "film grain", that is a change that Fox did a couple of weeks ago nationally. Something called 'edge enhancement'.

Either way, when I get a chance to watch 24 today, I'll check back in.

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 06:04 PM

Seeing if anyone else has serious lip sync issues with WTVD channel 11 especially during Good Morning America. My wife watches it before leaving for work and it's so bad I can't even look at the TV.

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 02:45 PM

Seeing if anyone else has serious lip sync issues with WTVD channel 11 especially during Good Morning America. My wife watches it before leaving for work and it's so bad I can't even look at the TV.


I watched WTVD last night and switched to it this morning (around 8am ish) and did not find any sync issues. I speficially waited until the GMA feed came on and everything looked fine to me.

If it happens again, check the SD version of WTVD and see if it has the same issue.

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 01:29 PM

In the local channel lookup feature at DirecTV.com it says that WUNC is in HD now. I'm going home from work soon, and am going to check it out to see if it's accurate. I checked because of a thread re: New Bern, NC market getting their HD PBS.
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Posted 30 June 2009 - 01:56 PM

Yep. WUNC Channel 4 in HD AND 4-2 UNC Kids in HD!
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Posted 30 June 2009 - 02:36 PM

Oh My oh my! Thanks for posting this! Since I use a favorites' list, I never know when things change.

This is awesome. Nova and Nova Science Now tonight in HD. Makes me very happy.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 03:12 AM

WRAL dropping off the air randomly late at night circa mid-July?

I've noticed this for several nights now: beginning somewhere in the span of 0230 to about 0430, WRAL will drop off the air for an extended period. I still get WTVD fine, and the Guide still shows scheduled programming for WRAL's time slot. Is this WRAL, or is DirecTV fumbling the signal somehow? I don't have an antenna hooked up, so I can't check to see if OTA is gone too. I'm not necessarily actively watching the screen at the time, so they could be briefly displaying a message like "we're doing testing and will be back on air in XX minutes". Tonight they were off-air during what would normally be their 0305 rebroadcast of local news, which is what I'm generally trying to watch at that hour.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 08:19 AM

Also, been getting bad pops in audio on WRAZ 50 between 7:00 and 8:00 (Two and Half Men). This is only on my HR20-700 reciever. All the rest are SD receivers.

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 07:17 AM

OK...wow, House on WRAZ last night was HORRIBLE...BRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIP, pop, lip synch. I was watching on my HR20-100. Did anybody else have this issue?

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 02:52 PM

OK...wow, House on WRAZ last night was HORRIBLE...BRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIP, pop, lip synch. I was watching on my HR20-100. Did anybody else have this issue?


It wasn't just you. Unwatchable last night.

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 03:30 PM

It wasn't just you. Unwatchable last night.


I'm glad to know...I wonder if TWC had the same issue. I tried to switch to my cable DVR only to discover it didn't record anything and my play list is GONE...so much for having a backup...

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 08:22 PM

I'm glad to know...I wonder if TWC had the same issue. I tried to switch to my cable DVR only to discover it didn't record anything and my play list is GONE...so much for having a backup...


I think it was a DirecTV MPEG4 encoder issue. My R-15 in the bedroom recorded the SD DirecTV feed last night and it was fine.

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 08:55 AM

I think it was a DirecTV MPEG4 encoder issue. My R-15 in the bedroom recorded the SD DirecTV feed last night and it was fine.


It could be...I have a non-DVR DirecTV box in the bedroom and FOX has the same issue there. Thanks.




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