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post #10081 of 10083 Old 07-22-2014, 07:07 AM
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Center Channel Dialog low muffled

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ABC audio- Seems like every year I complain. Here we go again... Are they using "circle surround" for prime time and KXTV is converting to 5.1DD? Why is the center channel dialogue so muffled? Sometimes I can barely make out the dialog during the shows like-
Revenge
666 Park Ave
Once Upon A Time
Castle

The commercials during these programs seem fine, the local KXTV news seems fine, and all the 150 other Tv channels I have seem fine. I have turned the center channel on my system up and it doesn't seem to help. Do I go back to R/L analog - Pro Logic just to hear ABC prime time shows clearly?

Sorry to dig up the past, but the issue continues. Center channel dialog is muffled and low, bass is over bearing, background music/sound effects have a reverb echo distortion like a cave. Add shows like "What would you do" and "20/20" to the problem. Don't ever have this on "Jimmy Kimmel".

I have noticed, just within the past several weeks, that I am now having a very similar issue on many (but not all) shows on the Investigation Discovery channel. The difference is these programs don't have background music/sound effects that have the reverb echo distortion like a cave thing. I can rewind the show and have verified the level of the center channel dialog is in the file (it's not my surround system faltering).
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I received the August issue of the Worldwide TV-FM DX Association digest today, and it had the following FCC update information for stations in Modesto:
KEXT-CD, channel 27, application for digital service has been canceled.
K49EO, channel 49, has received approval for a power increase to 175 watts. Has anyone seen this channel on the air yet?

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I received the August issue of the Worldwide TV-FM DX Association digest today, and it had the following FCC update information for stations in Modesto:
KEXT-CD, channel 27, application for digital service has been canceled.
K49EO, channel 49, has received approval for a power increase to 175 watts. Has anyone seen this channel on the air yet?

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KEXT has been a mystery to me. They're part of the KUVS-KTFK-KEZT-KEXT group. They're a Class A station and have a great site, covering a large area with low power and no competition on channel 27 yet they're squandering it. It's a wasted channel showing the same UniMas programming as KUVS and KTFK that cover the same area. I've attached an image showing the overlapping Service Contours of these 4 stations. KEXT and KEZT are useless and with a better choice of antennas for KTFK, KUVS is just a duplicate too. That's 3 wasted channels in this area.

K49EO analog has been gone for a long time. Somehow I missed their digital application. Even if they come back on the air, is anyone going to see them? Look at their service contour.

https://maps.google.com/?q=http://tr...state%3DCA.kml

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