Originally Posted by DredTek
Hi Marty. Channels 4.1, 6.1, Univision and 19 broadcast antennas are all on the same tower. We had a tower crew go up the tower on Monday morning from 1:00 am until 5:00 am to perform maintenance. To protect the crew from radiation all of these transmitters were turned off during that time. When maintenance is performed it is usually done on a Sunday night/Monday morning time frame because that is the least watched time of the week. Everything was brought back to normal at 5:00 am. Our power level at WTVJ is the same that it has been for 6 years. I'll double check the signal to noise ratio, but I'm sure the problem is not with my transmitter. We have undergone quite a few changes at the studio which could have caused a few data glitches. Unfortunately, with the changes in the market over the last few days it might be a good ideal to perform channel rescans often. Let me know if you're still having problems receiving.
Earnest, not a reception question, but a question on 6-1 audio.
For months now, audio is being broadcast out of phase over 6-1. It's not everything, but only some content. I hear it sometimes on things ranging from network broadcasts, local news broadcasts, commercials, and just about anything. Even during local news, audio flips from in phase to out of phase depending on the shot or content. It never flips within the content, only when the content changes. It's almost as if there are different audio routing banks to handle various content, and one of those banks is wired out of phase.
The result is that what's supposed to come out of the center channel in a 5.1 system comes from all around. Sound is extremely dispersed with no real focal point at all. Nothing at all comes from the center.
I know that this is unique to 6-1, because the exact same network program on 5-1 (WPTV) will sound perfect (e.g., Law And Order). Tune to 6-1, and the audio is out of phase. This is all OTA, so it has nothing to do with cable or sat systems.
I've posted this issue before, and I've e-mailed WTVJ engineering about it - I've never gotten a response.
Why is 6-1's audio sometimes out of phase???