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I am in the Detroit area and was wondering if anyone else is having a problem with their local NBC channel. The past couple of days there is an audio breakup about every couple minutes and once or twice a day slight pixelation. This is the only local channel it’s happing on.
 

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erict said:
I am in the Detroit area and was wondering if anyone else is having a problem with their local NBC channel. The past couple of days there is an audio breakup about every couple minutes and once or twice a day slight pixelation. This is the only local channel it's happing on.
I am in the detroit area too. I was having some issues last night with NBC, but it is fine now.
 

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I did notice it on channel 7 (ABC) last night as well. I did not check the other locals though. It’s like an audio hiccup and sometimes the picture will freeze for a split second or is slightly pixilated but not all the time. It’s the audio hiccup that is always present. Now this morning I had channel 4 (NBC) local news on and it was not doing it at all. Hopefully it’s fixed. I will see tonight.
 

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WMYD broadcasts 720P yet Directv broadcasts it at 1080I
 

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Hi All:

Noticed that WFUM-28 (PBS) was added in HD by DirecTV to the Flint-Saginaw market, and was wondering if there was any chance that WFUM could be added to DirecTV's HD lineup for metro Detroit as well, under the "significantly viewed" provision that I believe is allowed now for satellite tv.

The justifications would be as follows:

1 - WFUM is now carried in HD by DirecTV already;

2 - WFUM's transmitting tower is actually right near the intersection of Oakland, Genesee and Lapeer counties, such that the OTA signal serves at least the northern half of the metro Detroit market;

3 - Many cable systems in the northern half of the metro Detroit market already have WFUM on their lineups, so this would put DirecTV on an even footing competitively with local cable systems;

4 - WFUM shows some different programming from WTVS, and/or shows some of the same programming at different times;

5 - (Perhaps) adding WFUM to the metro Detroit channel listing for DirecTV would not necessarily require adding WFUM to the Detroit spotbeam, if metro Detroit is still sufficiently within the Flint-Saginaw spotbeam (not sure if a DirecTV receiver can be authorized to receive from more than one spotbeam at a time, though);

6 - (Alternatively to #5) perhaps there is sufficient space on the Detroit spotbeam to duplicate WFUM there, without adversely affecting overall satellite capacity.

Just wondering about this. I'd appreciate hearing anyone's comments about whether it might be possible, and who to contact at DirecTV to ask...
 
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Why we cannot get 5.1 DD on WTVS

Here is the response from our Head Engineer to your question about 5.1 Dolby Digital.

"We are not equipped to transmit 5.1 audio at this time. We were able to pass through 5.1 from PBS a couple of years ago. Changes in FCC rules for PSIP, closed captioning and the addition of Create and datacasting in our DTV channel forced us to process and switch all program streams through our MCR and that only gives us stereo audio output. The ability to process 5.1 (Dolby Digital) will be part of a future upgrade when we have funding to do so"

I hope this answers you inquiry.
 

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I am also seeing the stuttering on Detroit 4.
I have the AM21 and use it for Toledo OTA,although I am in the Detroit DMA for Satellite.
I was comparing the PGA tournament yesterday but gave up on the satellite.
 

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Kentstater said:
I am also seeing the stuttering on Detroit 4.
I have the AM21 and use it for Toledo OTA,although I am in the Detroit DMA for Satellite.
I was comparing the PGA tournament yesterday but gave up on the satellite.
Well at least I'm not alone. I knew something was up as this issue is on all my TV's. There was also a lip sync issue but that seems fixed.
 
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