WLVI 56 color bars

Doug Drown revdoug1@verizon.net
Wed Jan 31 08:00:56 EST 2007

While we're on this subject . . . excuse me, please, for what may be a dumb
question, but are there any TV stations that still play test patterns in the
wee small hours?  I haven't seen one in years.  As most stations now operate
24/7, I'm assuming they're a thing of the past.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert F. Sutherland" <madprof@ix.netcom.com>
To: "B-R-I" <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 1:18 AM
Subject: WLVI 56 color bars

> I thought someone would mention before I got to it....
> tonight (1-30) just before 8pm  (& CW feed for Gilmore Girls),
> ch56 aired about 2 minutes of color bars  / audio tone,
> then about 1 minute of blank screen & dead audio.
> Then CW popped in on time.
> I'm guessing this is another glitch caused by the 56 move
> to the ch 7 building(s) & "switching errors".
> gee, don't they have enuf personnell who can handle 56,
> or is it forgetfulness / higher priority placed on ch7's signal?
> Bob Sutherland.

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