Originally Posted by bdfox18doe
Not quite.. if DD went out you'd have no audio. Center and sub are sent as a pair, which is what it sounds like WCNC lost. TWC (nor any other cable company) don't have the ability to affect the audio in that manner. I'd suggest you give WCNC a call, they may not even be aware of the problem.
We lost more than that. The only information that was being transmitted were the surround tracks, and they were being shunted to the front speakers. We lost center channel (dialog) information, yes, but also the majority of the rest of the sound which typically come from the front L&R speakers. So, we got to watch the last half of the show hearing only the background effects sounds. Weird, to say the least. Thank goodness for closed captioning.
Seems like this would be a network-wide problem stemming from the head end in, I guess, Rockefeller Center in New York. But when I posed the issue in the 'Heroes' thread in the HDTV Programming Forum, nobody else mentioned it, so I guess it was
a local issue. How can that be?