The only thing I have noticed about Ch 8's volume is that it is slighly louder then all the other OTA channels I receive. But I am currently no longer able to record on my Dish TV DVR any programming from channels 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, and 8.4. I even sent the station's chief engineer the following in an email:
"Dear Mr. Lee,
About two months ago, my DISH Tv DVR developed an issue whenever I attempt to record a program on channels 8.1, 8.2, 8.3 and 8.4. When I then try to view the recorded program, the receiver immediately skips to the end of the program that I have recorded, no matter how long of a recording it is. The same thing happens when I "'pause" live TV on these channels. I unpause the program and instead of resuming the viewing from the pause point, I am instead taken back to live TV.
At first I thought the problem was with my DVR. I did all the usual stuff like resetting my receiver, checking my channel 8 signal strength (100% where I live) etc. to no avail. All other local OTA channels work and record just fine.
Then I noticed a thread on DBSTALK.COM that discussed this issue. The fellow writing I beleive is an engineer at a TV station somewhere in California. Anyway here is what he said to a person having a similar problem with a Direct TV DVR:
"Possibly there is a specific issue with that channel. If there is a PSIP setup glitch with how the presentation time stamp is coded, that could confuse the receiver into thinking it is at the end when it isn't. General playback may be OK, because it may survive without the PST, and the frames may fall naturally simply because of the order they arrive in, but when you jump around non-linearly with the remote, it may need to rely on the PST to keep its bearings as to where it is in the program and so gets confused (thinks it is at the end when it isn't, so puts up the "keep/delete" dialog; DVRs usually have some sort of "K/D" routine that they use, otherwise the program would just freeze on the last frame, and it usually is keyed by the latest PST or decode time stamp in the program; IOW, if there appears to be no PST/DST later than the previous one decoded, it assumes it is at the end, but if it just can't find a later PST or DST that really is there, it will assume it is at the end when it may really not be)."
"Excessive PCR jitter can also cause this. If the station has this issue it may not even realize it unless they monitor it with a stream analyzer. Everything else will seem fine, but odd little issues related to PTS and DTS may manifest just on certain STBs."
I am writing you to ask if perhaps the above scenario is plausible ...could there be a PSIP or Excessive PCR jitter problem at your station?
Thank you for any assistance or advise you could provide in this matter."
There has been no response. This is the 2nd time I've ask the fine people at KIFI a question....and the 2nd time my question has gone un-answered.
Is anyone else having this same problem? I should note that I receive my local programing though an outdoor antenna, and not from DishTV (Yes I'm to cheap to pay $5.95/mo for something I can get free!)