DTV Audio snafu

Brian Vita
Sat Dec 3 22:47:44 EST 2005

Doug Drown wrote:

>I'd be amused too.  Sounds hilarious --- worth taping (and maybe sending to
>Jay Leno). :-)
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Matthew Osborne" <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Saturday, December 03, 2005 9:55 PM
>Subject: DTV Audio snafu
>>OK I am watching something pretty hilarious right now.
>> WNYT(TV) (Albany NY), our local NBC affiliate, is
>>having some issues with its  DTV signal.  I am
>>watching the digital video signal, but for the audio
>>you can only hear the background noises but not the
>>main audio channel (people speaking, the characters in
>>the foreground, etc can not be heard).  Would this be
>>something as simple as a missing audio channel on
>>WNYT's end, or does this sound like a problem on the
>>network side of things?  Also, during the local
>>commercial break, while the analog signal had all the
>>spots and everything, the digital signal had what
>>appeared to be an NBC screensaver up (several
>>different animations of the NBC logo on a black
>>screen, I'm guessing just a placeholder so master
>>control operators know they're tuned to the right
>>satellite channel)
>>    I have to admit though, its rather interesting
>>watching something and having nothing but the
>>background noise to listen to.
>>                                           Matt
>>Schenectady, NY
>>Yahoo! DSL - Something to write home about.
>>Just $16.99/mo. or less.
Were you watching it in stereo or mono?  Could be an artifact of the 
channels being out of phase.  Anything mono would cancel.  The only 
sound would be the out of phase background stuff.

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