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post #8911 of 8914 Old 02-22-2014, 09:11 AM
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I started noticing a few months ago that commercials are getting a strange combing effect. I've noticed this the most on 9.2, but I have seen it on other stations. This occurs on both my 1080p TV with built in ATSC tuner, and on an older 480i CRT television with a converter box. I've also noticed that sometimes near the end of the commercials (the last second or two), the picture will go black for an instant and then return without the combing, just before returning to the show. So this appears to be something that the stations are applying when showing commercials. The combing effect is apparent on everything, but especially noticeable on text. So what is going on here?
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Well, Time Warner has definitely shuffled channels around.

Good: My Silicon Dust grabs them correctly.
Bad: My Windows Media Center's guide doesn't see any of them as HD.. though if I chose one it clearly is in HD. So, I can't sort by HD or not.. I have no idea what is and isn't in HD...
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I was glad to see that the local HD channels seem to all be in the same place via clear QAM at work (standard tier,TWC,KCMO), even though the locals stations were alerting us to virtual channel number changes.

I heard small audio drop outs on ch 5 OTA during entire programs at 9pm Sunday and last night. This cleared as soon as the news started at 10. I still use matrix surround and heard it from the converter on my tv's digital out and on the analogue out of a stb HD tuner, which was amazingly in sync with the picture from the tv's tuner.

And unfortunately, Fox 4 chooses not to pass network audio in favor of the lousy audio we hear during local programming, so they can insert the ridiculous sound FX when weather alerts are scrolling. I guess I should be thankful they don't have to switch to SD video for this.
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SureWest AKA CCI finally got around to adding new channels.

420 - FYI Network
435 - Fox Sports 2
450 - One America News
484 - PAC 12 Network
493 - MLB StrikeZone Channel

597 - One America News HD
658 - Fox Sports 2 HD
685 - FYI Network HD
695 - MLB StrikeZone Channel HD
696 - Fox Sports Midwest Plus HD
700 - Hallmark Channel HD
701 - Hallmark Movie Channel HD
702 - Lifetime Network HD
703 - Lifetime Movie Network HD

The One America News Network looks like a 24/7 news network run by a low budget college production. The graphics are not even sharp on the HD channel.
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