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post #721 of 978 (permalink) Old 2008-04-14, 10:15 AM
 
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They are rare. I know a Hockey Hall of Fame commercial has run in HD. Putting them into the list is a bit of work. It has to be done manually due to the routing requirements. An automated method will be the norm, but there are few things that have to be done before that can happen. The placement within a break doesn't make much difference from a technical point of view.

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Audio Problems

There have been reports of audio problems on CBLT-DT Toronto HD over the past few days.

1. Thursday, April 10 to midday Saturday: Prologic sound instead of Dolby Digital.
The carrier had an encoder issue. It has been corrected.

2. Saturday, April 12 - Loss of audio during hockey.
This was due to equipment failure at a distributor's site. It has been corrected.

Both problems were isolated to the individual cable or satellite company and were not production related. CBC was transmitting Dolby Digital 5.1 (or 2 active channels within 5.1) at all times.

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Coronation Street

I thought I had posted this earlier...
Coronation Street has been bumped from its weekday slot during the playoffs, but if you can't wait for Sunday, it's available online. It has been very popular with the fans.

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post #724 of 978 (permalink) Old 2008-04-16, 10:07 AM
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Problems with CBOT-TV

The picture on CBOT-TV (analog broadcast) is being panned up, causing the top to be cropped a bit and a small black bar on the bottom. It is most noticable on letterboxed programming as you get a thin black bar at the top and a thick black bar on the bottom. In the hockey game last night it caused the scoreboard to be sligtly cropped on one of my older TVs. I just checked about half an hour ago and the problem is still there.
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Re: CBOT

There was a problem with the fibre running from Toronto to Ottawa's transmitter which caused the picture to shift. It has been corrected.

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I havent been able to get cbc for a week now. Only a grey screen. What gives?
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I havent been able to get cbc for a week now. Only a grey screen. What gives?
It would help to know which CBC station you are trying to receive (or the city). How you are receiving the station would also be helpful (antenna, cable or satalite). If using an antenna, if it is the analog or digital broadcast you are having troubles with, otherwise the name of your service provider (though most likely it would be an issue with the service provider and not CBC).
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post #728 of 978 (permalink) Old 2008-04-22, 10:34 AM
 
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Im sorry, im in London Ontario, cbc HD is 513. All i get is a grey screen but all other channels are fine. I called rogers and they said its probably cause my signal is low, yet like I said all other channels are fine. I moving on saturday so its not a problem yet but very weird. HDGlobal is also like this.
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biggyk, The person at Rogers you talked to is right and the signal they are providing you is too weak. It isn't uncomon for signal strength issues to affect some channels and not others. However, we are getting off thread here so I will leave it at that.
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Marc. The Nature of Things (Lynx programme) was on this evening, 8PM I believe, however, the first half of the hour was shown windowboxed, with the last half hour shown properly. Sound was DD5.1, however, only LF & RF working, which may have been the way it was produced...

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re: Nature of Things

That was caused by a data entry error. It was only seen that way in Toronto.

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Back in December I wrote:
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Aren't CBC ever going to fix their schedule on their website? It's been weeks since I've been able to see what was coming up.
Half-a-year later schedule still rarely works. E.g. http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/sched...&endTime=25:00

Will CBC ever fix this? A year or two ago it worked great! I'm tired of seeing:

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We are Experiencing Technical Difficulties

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... and of course after complaining yesterday, today it's working fine. Seems to be up and down ...
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It has often been erratic for me to. I can go to the site sometimes without issue and sometimes it takes forever....

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Marc: "I'm told Torchwood is gone altogether."

Unlikely. A second season of 13 episodes has already aired in the UK, so the show did return. The question is whether or not CBC will show Season Two. Since they're holding back "Doctor Who" Series Four until the Fall this year (September 19th) because of the Olympics in August, it's possible that "Torchwood" Series Two is being held back until next Spring (and could air on Friday nights again, after "DW" finishes in that timeslot).

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