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Anyone receiving KOIN/CBS from Portland - Is your audio 'Screechy'?

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by RVRambler, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. Orion9

    Orion9 Legend

    Jan 31, 2011
    Perhaps the ~2 million people in the KOIN area are all one-eared and could educate themselves so they could experience the joy of: "just awful, very strident, screechy voices", "screechy, ugly sound", and women who "sound like Pirates". Then again, maybe they don't think that's worth the effort! :)

    I'm comparing the 2 million who don't appear to be complaining and the ones here who are specifically not complaining to the 1 (and only 1 so far) who is. Debugging 101 leads me to the conclusion that it's most likely on your end. It could be your equipment (as YOU originally suggested) or it could be your hearing as you seem to prefer now. If there were two or three complaining, then we might be able to find some common thread, but with 1 it's hard to do.
  2. winman97

    winman97 Cool Member

    Jan 29, 2013
    This thread is quite long with a lot of back and forth, but did you DISCONNECT your sound system from the dish receiver and connect dish receiver audio output to the tv's audio input and listen to the sound through the TV speakers. If so, was the screechy sound still there?
    If so and the sound is still there, it is your dish receiver. Do you have a second dish receiver in the house that has the screechy sound on the same channel?

    It could even be the LNB on the Dish. I once had a customer that had one or two channels that would just blank out and not return until the next morning. Then that afternoon the same channel(s) would blank out again and and not return until the next day. Changed the LNB and that fixed the problem.
  3. WebTraveler

    WebTraveler Icon

    Apr 9, 2006
    What is your point?

    KOIN is fine. I have it on right now, for example. I have NEVER noticed any issues with KOIN.
  4. RVRambler

    RVRambler Legend

    Dec 5, 2004

    Thanks, but I can tell you did not read all MY posts, I compared & eliminated the equip, long ago.

    Being a past audiophile and having an Elec. Engineering degree & long interest in audio, methods of and equip., designing some stereo equipment even, & reading many research lit. on hearing and ppl's perceptions, I am not surprised with the responses here.

    What's funny is the 'certainty' of ppl's convictions, especially when they have ONLY 1 CBS station to sample (I compared KOIN to at least 4 other CBS stations), no ability to compare but yet, they are so certain its my problem not KOIN's.

    Strange, Funny, Sad, but not surprising with the casual/layperson's perceptions and certainty with so little foundation of experience or education, and not knowing how easily a humans senses/thoughts are fooled, good and bad.

    The human brain really does some wonderful things, both hearing and seeing are SO very complex, human perceptions are fooled so very often (to the good often, ie mp3, mpeg2/4, etc) but you do not or may not perceive it unless you know the science, and maybe not even then.

    So I should have NEVER started this thread, but first thought it a 'Dish' signal issue, even though I heard it with DTV the previous summer, but had forgotten, my mistake in starting and maintaining this silly thread !! :)

    I just wonder why it is ONLY KOIN that I hear this, oh forgot, KCBS (LA) did not have screechy audio either - 5 CBS stations!!

    Let this dead horse lay dead! Please! RIP dead horse! :)

  5. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    People tend to get lost in windy posts after the first couple of sentences; especially when the poster seems to be talking more about their life story than the supposed problem.

    The insistence that posters who didn't agree must have an intolerable sound system or must have significant hearing loss didn't win you any support.

    A real EE might have offered instrumented analyses and certainly wouldn't make comparisons based on memory.

    AVSForum might be a better fit for a thread like this as there are many there who discuss such things (their self-decided awesomeness) at every opportunity.
  6. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

    Jan 23, 2008
    Harsh wins the thread! :)
  7. Orion9

    Orion9 Legend

    Jan 31, 2011
    Well you claimed that women sound like Pirates which I think most people would notice without looking at a difference signal through an oscilloscope. :)

    Why close the thread? You might someday find a second person who can hear an issue. Maybe you'll both be golden-eared audiophiles and it will confirm your suspicion. Or maybe it will tell you something else.

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