Originally Posted by Pete-N2
Did the station make any changes?
I sent a nice letter to Dusty on 10/26 and then again on 11/12. I made the case for the theory that the ROVI encoder is being forced to buffer its output because the KEYE ATSC bandwidth is "overstuffed". He has never replied to any of my emails since we started taking TVGOS timestamp data direct from the ATSC stream using TSReader. I checked yesterday or the day before and KEYE was still allocating 16.35 Mbps to their primary HD channel, (apparently in violation of industry standard practices and CBS station rules for stations that also broadcast a sub-channel). Anyway, he's ignoring me so if one of you that has a more 2-way "relationship" with him wants to give him a call and see if he ever plans to do anything, be my guest...
Meanwhile I've been forced to edit all timers padding the start time by 15 min. This is a pain, plus it creates un-necessary dual-timer conflicts, plus it causes the recordings to be mis-named, so I'm not very happy with KEYE. I'm considering sending a snail-mail letter up the food chain to:
- Dusty's boss at KEYE
- Nexstar (broadcast group that manages KEYE)
- Four Points (broadcast group that owns KEYE)
- CBS (on the assumption that the affiliate agreement may contain language placing technical restrictions on affiliates who broadcast the CBS feed)
Anyone got any other suggestions for where I might vent my frustrations? FCC? I'm sure all of the above will prove fruitless, but at least I'll feel a little better...