HD Locals: Indianapolis, IN

Discussion in 'HD Locals' started by Doug Brott, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. bamm1956

    bamm1956 New Member

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    I too have noticed how poor the quality is lately especially NBC & ABC. Very noticable in fast action such as sports or even from when switching from one camera to another. Very distracting. Almost as if the picture was smearing or some type of compression of the signal resulting in what looks like a low-res signal. Other times the entire picture just doesn't look very well in focus.
     
  2. Dan1

    Dan1 Cool Member

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    WXIN - Fox 59 had terrible sound last night on HD. SD was fine. Lots of background noise. On both Terminator and Prison Break.
     
  3. Doerner

    Doerner Mentor

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    I had to put the closed captioning on just so I could understand what was being said during Terminator. It was a nightmare. First time I've noticed this problem on any of the locals.
     
  4. hawk259

    hawk259 New Member

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    WOW, that SUCKED! I just watched this recording last night and I had to do the same thing. What is up with Fox?

    I also watched the Desperate Housewives and while the audio was OK, the picture was really jerky.

    What is the best course of action to get the locals fixed? Who do we call?

    Brian
     
  5. hoosierfan227

    hoosierfan227 Cool Member

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    I agree that the Indy locals on D* have been terrible lately with Channel 13 the worst. I would go to the station's website and use the contact information to send an e-mail.

    A poster over in avsforum has been communicating with channel 13 on the issue and supposedly WTHR is working with D* on the issue. In the meantime I have reverted back to my antenna.
     
  6. bscott

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    Last nights Colts/Chargers game was MUCH better on WTHR than the Sunday night games have been for weeks. I only noticed a few artifacts and that was very fast moving action and I think I only noticed them because I was looking for them.
     
  7. bhelton71

    bhelton71 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '09

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    I watched it also - it did look better but I was experiencing some dropped frames - ie a couple of times it looked like a player was doing stop motion animation. Also I compared to 13-1 from an AM21 - didn't see it there. I did see macroblocking particularly on fleshtones - like the center's arm just before a snap stood out to me.
     
  8. Doug Brott

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    Added PBS - WFYI (20) and CW - WTTV (4) to the lineup
     
  9. nucat95

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    Anybody in the Indy area having trouble with their local hd channels not having any sound?

    On both of my HDDRVs, I have no sound on WISH (8), WTHR (13), WXIN (59) or WFYI (20)

    Both WTTV (4) and WRTV (6) have sound.

    All SD versions of the above channels have sound.
     
  10. bb37

    bb37 Godfather

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    Just checked the HD channels from the satellite for 4, 6, 8, 13, 20, and 59. All sound fine with my HR21.
     
  11. bama2032

    bama2032 New Member

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    I have had problems on all of my receivers while watching the bowl games today on all of the hd locals on dtv. Picture is blurry at times and pixelating. Anyone else having problems? Switched to over the air and it came in clear. ESPNHD other HD channels are fine only local hd. I called dtv and they wrote up a service request.

    Anyone else having problems in the Indy area? Or anyoe have any thoughts as to why?

    Thanks
     
  12. bb37

    bb37 Godfather

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    I agree, Bama. I was watching the NHL hockey game from Wrigley Field today on WTHR in HD via DirecTV and found the blurring and pixelation to be annoying. I switched to WTHR OTA and the picture was much better.
     
  13. bscott

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    I had no problem with sound....but I do agree that WTHR, WRTV, WXIN and WISH all had MAJOR pixellation issues during the day. WTHR had been bad for a couple of months especially noticeable during Sunday night football but had cleared up over the last month or so. Now all 4 major networks were bad today. WRTV (ABC) was at times almost unwatchable. WISH (CBS) was just as bad.
     
  14. bb37

    bb37 Godfather

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    Things change. Last night and this morning I'm getting picture but no sound on WFYI-HD Ch. 20. The other HD locals are fine. This is with an HR21.
     
  15. hoosierfan227

    hoosierfan227 Cool Member

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    I agree the picture has been really bad the last few days. This problem occurred a month ago and then it seemed to clear up.

    I contacted WTHR today and they said the issue is with D* over compressing the local signals. It has to be D* because when I switch to OTA the picture improves significantly. WTHR is going to contact D* and the other locals GM's and report the issue. Maybe they can bring enough heat to get it corrected
     
  16. bama2032

    bama2032 New Member

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    Hopefully they will get more accomplished with D* than I did...I completely agree with it being a problem on their end. I am really getting tired of not being able to speak w/someone at D* that is actually working on the problem instead of csr who doesnt have a clue...
     
  17. fliptheflop

    fliptheflop AllStar

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    Anyone else have major issues on wthr 13 (during the office and 30 rock) and wrtv 6 (during Grey's Anatomy) last night. All my recordings on those channels have major braking up and the brrripp sound through out the recordings. Also happened on WISHTV channel 8 (Harper's Island).
     
  18. hawk259

    hawk259 New Member

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    I had the same problem while trying to watch the news at 11pm (was watching recorded stuff before then). I rebooted the box and went to bed.
     
  19. fliptheflop

    fliptheflop AllStar

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    I went ahead and recorded the replay of the news to see if it was still doing it and it wasn't looks like it was a problem from 8-11:30 ish.
     
  20. fliptheflop

    fliptheflop AllStar

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    Anybody else seeing that every show on WTTV channel 4 that's suppose to be HD isn't?
     

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