Terry Wright here. I am the new Chief for WLTX. Having only been here for a few days it will take me a little time to accustom myself to WLTX's technical plant.
The Chief Engineer (Dan Stalnaker) who originally installed the HD system here did an excellent job and I had always heard that WLTX's HD was the best in the beginning. So I was somewhat troubled when I heard reports of 5.1 audio issues.
We are expecting several CBS and in-house capital purchases arrived at the station, begining after the first of the year. Any reports of noisy 5.1 audio will most likely disappear with our new receiver and decoder/encoder replacements but tweaking will always be part of the process.
Many of this forum's participants have state of the art HD/Dolby equipment and are blessed with keen audio/visual senses. Input from these viewers is quite important and is beneficial in maintaining the most pristine signals which is the goal of WLTX. I want to encourage the forum participants to scrutinize, evaluate and report its observations.
For now I will on occasion post to this forum pertinent WLTX notices/updates. Later I would like to participate more in forum discussions. In the meantime please email me with any observed technical problems. Unfortunately I may not be able to respond to all but be assured your observations will be logged and attention given.
FYI this past weekend we had a HD card failure that caused heavy pixilation during the game until it was replaced by one of our weekend engineers.
Have a happy holiday season and may all your technology from Santa work right out of the box.
Director of Technology & Operationstwright4@wltx.gannett.com