Originally posted by Jeff Williams
I was watching the HD feed for the first time last night. There was a small problem with it. There was a green line on the right side on the very edge. It was flickering thoughout the whole night and was distracting. Another thing I noticed about it was when the feed switched over to local channels, there was a pop and the line was gone. Once the national feed came back, there was a pop and the green line came back. I replied to one of the Toy Story threads about it, but no one noticed the line I guess. Everyone said it looked great. Could it have been WNEP's equipment causing it? Maybe Dave could help us out. Or maybe he couldn't? I am assuming that if you watched the feed on a TV, you would not see it due to overscan. I mean it was the very, very edge. I could see it because on the computer monitor, there is actually a small amount of black along each side before the picture begins. It gives me true edge to edge.
I took your advice and called the station when I first saw it. I tried the engineering department, but no one answered. I left Mike a voicemail explaining what I saw, but not with as much detain as I have here. I hope it's not always like that because it really distracting you from the otherwise flawless picture. Let me know if I'll crazy, picky, or right!
One last thing, is it normal to experience more pixelation and audio dropouts at night? Your feed seems to do it more that PBS's. Do you think some kind of Channel Master preamp or distribution amp would help?
I'll look into the green bar problem tomorrow. I don't have a PC tuner card there but do have a Sony HD monitor with an underscan button. I'll look for it during the daily ABC test and report back.
Mike told me you called. Have me paged if it's before 2pm.
As far as the pixelation, I would definately look at putting your antenna outside before purchasing a preamp. The roof definately attenuates the signal and once you get snow or ice on it, forget it.
- Stu -