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post #11221 of 11228 Old 11-20-2016, 07:49 AM
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There was no mention of it in any bill that I can see, but FYI and Viceland have moved from Starter to Preferred. The only notice appears to have been on the Comcast forums.
http://forums.xfinity.com/t5/Channel...11/m-p/2803351

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Last two nights I am having issues of not getting channel 5. I get it fine the daytime, and I was getting it fine the last two years. Just issues the last two nights. I am getting all the other channels fine and have reprogrammed the tv, so not snl or sunday night football. Just curious if it is all on my end.

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Are you sure you are talking about through Comcast? Reprogramming the TV should have nothing to do with reception, as that will be done by the cable box or DTA.

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My fault wrong section. I ment OTA section. I did get reception back last night at 11. I also have it a strong signal this morning. Just have never had issues before, and I suppose I was not patient enough.
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I clearly hear what sounds like very low bitrate audio, with a constant aliasing or ringing static noise and crackling that gets worse during loud action scenes. I clearly hear it on a 5.1 system and also just on TV speakers.
I sampled tonight's Supergirl episode and checked the audio.

Audio
ID : 4012 (0xFAC)
Menu ID : 1 (0x1)
Format : AC-3
Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
Mode extension : CM (complete main)
Format settings, Endianness : Big
Codec ID : 129
Duration : 1mn 0s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 384 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel positions : Front: L R
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 2.76 MiB (4%)
Language : English

In short, it's a 384 Kbps audio stream (range for other channels is 128 - 448). So the bandwidth is there for a high fidelity audio. Whatever is making the sound come out crappy appears to be an encoder somewhere upstream from Comcast.

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I sampled tonight's Supergirl episode and checked the audio.

Audio
ID : 4012 (0xFAC)
Menu ID : 1 (0x1)
Format : AC-3
Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
Mode extension : CM (complete main)
Format settings, Endianness : Big
Codec ID : 129
Duration : 1mn 0s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 384 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel positions : Front: L R
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 2.76 MiB (4%)
Language : English

In short, it's a 384 Kbps audio stream (range for other channels is 128 - 448). So the bandwidth is there for a high fidelity audio. Whatever is making the sound come out crappy appears to be an encoder somewhere upstream from Comcast.
I'm in the SF bay area and our CW(KBCW) is a CBS affiliate and Supergirl should be a 5.1 audio signal. That may or may not have something to do with your audio problem.
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I'm in the SF bay area and our CW(KBCW) is a CBS affiliate and Supergirl should be a 5.1 audio signal. That may or may not have something to do with your audio problem.
Here in the Chicago area the CW used to be on WGN, which broadcasts in 1080i/5.1. They recently switched to WPWR (owned by our Fox affiliate), which broadcasts in 720p/2.0. So yeah, we've got some sort of re-encoding problem somewhere.

As I mentioned before, if the audio on WPWR is too annoying, you can always catch the episode in 1080i/5.1 via On Demand.

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The WPWR audio issue is NOT Comcast. It exists OTA, too. As I had mentioned in the OTA thread, WPWR is also owned by Fox, and is an obvious second step-child. It may be an older or misconfigured encoder/combiner for the main/CW, Movies!, and Buzzr channels.

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