Originally Posted by TPeterson
Only when the gremlins have taken over in the broadcast control room. Right, Larry?
You're sure right about that! I'm sure they were fighting one of those gremlins there at KGO when you guys were seeing those backward images. If I had seen that, I wouldn't have had any idea what to do. "Maintenance!!" LOL
FYI, for the newcomers, I used to work as a Technical Director in KGO's Master Control before I retired. It's hard to believe, but this Saturday will be the 4th anniversary of my retirement! How time flies!
DawnSun... you're apt to see lots of weird stuff when watching your new TV... and much of it will be a problem at the station. It's gotten so things are running pretty smoothly lately here in SF, but there are still occasional problems.
I've seen that pink screen and then the audio level change on KPIX, too, but only when watching via Dish Network. I haven't seen it when viewing the OTA signal. I watch 5 mostly via the satellite though, because it's one of the two Sutro stations I have troubles with. KRON is the other one. Multipath is killing me on those two channels... a major problem when you're just 3/4 of a mile from Sutro. The signals are too strong! 2, 7, 9, 20, 32, 38, 44 and 66 are all okay.
The three stations on Mt. San Bruno, 11, 26 and 65, are far enough away that I don't have any problems with them. I only get three out of the four stations from the Fremont hills. 14, 36 and 48 are okay, but 54 is really weak and hardily ever comes in. 47 from Novato has a good signal.
I cannot get the stations further north...22 in Rohnert Park and 50 in Santa Rosa, nor 42 from Mt. Diablo. 42 analog is fine, but I can't get the digital.
I can get one station from Sacramento in here solid 100% of the time... KMAX 31... at a 68 to 70 reading. I have never been able to receive any of the other digital stations from up there though.
All of this is with a Channel Master 4228.
Everyone have a wonderful Christmas! Enjoy your HD!