Originally posted by wehodavid
Has anyone else noticed an annoying problem lately with KCBS-DT OTA audio? It seems the audio switches from Dolby Digital 2.1 to Dolby Digital 5.1 and then back. It stays in 5.1 mode for just a second or two before reverting. This only happens on KCBS so I really doubt it's my equipment. Any input would be appreciated.
I contacted KCBS engineering and received the following reply (kudos to them for their open and timely response)...
"We know about this...it is a complicated issue....has to do with metadata coming from NY. We air programming "live" from the Satellite from NY...and some encoding takes place for the audio mix that is based on metadata that is sent as part of the program content, embedded in the picture content.
We are working to solve it...you may see the fix before the end of next week...Thanks for your note...
We appriciate you sending us a note if you see or hear something you do not think is correct, we like to get your feedback...and yes the problem is in HD off air, and Direct TV..."