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Sounds like they lost an encoder. Very bad if true.

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It's more because stations would rather you not notice that they're having a technical problem.

Keep believing that and see how far that gets you.

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Sounds like they lost an encoder. Very bad if true.

It might be, and when I posted before I should have said I noticed the dolby digital sound encoder had been disabled. Would that effect the picture settings also?
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It might be, and when I posted before I should have said I noticed the dolby digital sound encoder had been disabled. Would that effect the picture settings also?

If they lost an encoder, they may have a SD only encoder that was set up for something completely different, like a sat truck or something where AC3 isn't used.

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I'm sure it was a really bad day for WNCT engineers.
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It still is today too I'm sure. I know Foxeng said he knows Bertie, so our thoughts are with him as he tries to get our High Definition back up here in East Carolina. If you see anything going off the air or similar disruption, please just know that they are doing what it takes to fix this I'm sure.

Can encoders be repaired, or how long would a replacement take if needed? I wonder if they had a power surge?
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It still is today too I'm sure. I know Foxeng said he knows Bertie, so our thoughts are with him as he tries to get our High Definition back up here in East Carolina. If you see anything going off the air or similar disruption, please just know that they are doing what it takes to fix this I'm sure.

Can encoders be repaired, or how long would a replacement take if needed? I wonder if they had a power surge?

Encoders are just computers. I am sure if WNCT needs something to stay on the air, MG will ship it in from another station ASAP or get the manufacturer to send a loaner ASAP. That is SOP.

If they lost an encoder, it is possible they got something from WNCN maybe and that at least got them back on the air until something better can be obtained or the damaged part replaced. That is SOP as well. Just a few months ago I personally almost had to make an emergency run to our sister station in Richmond when they lost their STL microwave and someone cut their fiber STL feed while trying to get the microwave back up. Luckily they got the microwave back up before I could get out of town and some maintenance firm got to pay repair charges on the fiber break. It happens.

Yeah, I know Bertie. I worked with his wife in radio years ago and he used to work at the station I work for now. He left about a year before I came to work there to go to WNCT. He has been there about 20 years.

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Looks like WNCT is back up to par.
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Look for Bounce TV on WYDO TV. Just saw this while checking on WECT's announcement about it.

http://www.bouncetv.com/find-us/
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Well that stinks. I was hoping for Antenna TV.
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Looks like if we see Antenna TV, it would be from WNCT. WBTW has picked them up down in Florence/Myrtle Beach SC.
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Look for Bounce TV on WYDO TV. Just saw this while checking on WECT's announcement about it.

http://www.bouncetv.com/find-us/

Yea Ken12 told me this but didnt post didnt know if he wanted known yet, Its a african american channel due out this fall. I hope we do get antenna TV it is a great channel.

Looks like it is gonna be as bad as Live Well. Line up of shows are not very good, not something I would watch.

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I won't be watching either Jamie, and we aren't the only ones. Bounce is up in Wilmington on 6-2 right now, and people aren't thrilled. The comments on WECT facebook are 99% negative.

I gotta question the decisions on a station like this. Sorry, just being real here.
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WITN announced Phillip Williams as one of its new meteorologist. Also Greg Armbrecth returns

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Dang, I didn't get to play the guessing game. I see a lot said Phillip and David Sawyer on the "guess who" game. haha!

What is WITN going to do with 5 Meteorologists?

By the way, WNCT's low def newscast picture quality looks tons better to me over the last several weeks, even before the equipment failure. I'm glad they improved it, but I still mainly stick with WCTI. Now that Phillip is on WITN, I probably won't be able to resist turning over there more. WITN wants to maintain that most watched status!
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I was just going to post on here about WNCT's picture quality looking much better. It looks like they got some new lights or something. Are they possibly gearing up for HD News?

Also, saw that Phillips position on WITN will be part time. He will do noon and 5:30 several days a week and fill in work. If they were smart they would have him as the full time chief as he knows more about weather in one finger than most of the rest of their staff does in their whole body.
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I was just going to post on here about WNCT's picture quality looking much better. It looks like they got some new lights or something. Are they possibly gearing up for HD News?

Either lights, or maybe cameras?

They better get HD news, cause WITN will be taking some of 9's viewers I believe anyway.
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Channel lineup changes coming to Suddenlink digital channels above 100. Also some new HD. Mid October.

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Where is Camp Le"Jerne"? I have heard of Camp Le Jeune-generally Le "Jun" among Marines, oh well...

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Supposedly, "Le-Jerne" is the original pronunciation of the name. Over time it became "Le-Jun." There's a movement in Onslow county to change the pronunciation back to the original.
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CBS football game on WNCT looks horrible... more like 16:9 SD than HD. Anytime there is motion even the graphics wash out completely. Wish they'd finally fix this... they've had this problem for years now.
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CBS football game on WNCT looks horrible... more like 16:9 SD than HD. Anytime there is motion even the graphics wash out completely. Wish they'd finally fix this... they've had this problem for years now.

Have you sent an e-mail to their GM? Maybe she might look into it for you. I see the same thing, but when I put my TV's noise reduction setting on high, it helps take care of the blurriness. WRAL isn't much better to me.

It's HORRIBLe when I turn the noise reduction off. They don't have enough bandwidth.
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Supposedly, "Le-Jerne" is the original pronunciation of the name. Over time it became "Le-Jun." There's a movement in Onslow county to change the pronunciation back to the original.

Did you "supposedly" take any French speaking courses? Original or not where does anybody get an "R" into the phonetic pronunciation? I took two years of French in HS and a phantom phonetic R was never a case, go figure. I am also aware of the "old" habit of imposing a pronunciation regardless of the correct pronunciation. C'est la vie

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Zenyatto,

how do you rate WNCT HD picture quality out of curiosity?
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how do you rate WNCT HD picture quality out of curiosity?

I checked the Auburn VS SCar game and you are probably correct it is far from perfect. I compared it to the USC VS AZ and the latter looks hands down much better.
I only watch WNCT during NFL games, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday nights. My WNCT complaints before were for the WS and DD sound interruptions favoring the weather announcements.

Did I answer your question, Sir?

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I checked the Auburn VS SCar game and you are probably correct it is far from perfect. I compared it to the USC VS AZ and the latter looks hands down much better.
I only watch WNCT during NFL games, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday nights. My WNCT complaints before were for the WS and DD sound interruptions favoring the weather announcements.

Did I answer your question, Sir?

Sure did. Thanks. I agree and we got that weather warning system in HD thanks to the power of this forum.
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WITN announced Phillip Williams as one of its new meteorologist. Also Greg Armbrecth returns

WITN has a new viewer at 5:30! Whoever made the decision to put Phillip and Marvin on in the evenings together is doing their job well.
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I am also aware of the "old" habit of imposing a pronunciation regardless of the correct pronunciation. C'est la vie

There is way too much of that here in Eastern Carolina.
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Do any of the news stations there have live streaming of their newscasts?

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Do any of the news stations there have live streaming of their newscasts?

Not that I know of.
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