Join Date: May 2010
Location: Toronto, East York (Greenwood & Mortimer)
I don't think this has anything to do with weak signal levels since my signals aren't weak.
Plus why would the picture only have problems during ads, replays, and news reports, while the main content works smoothly? Some ads are perfect and then the next ad skips all through. And then the next day the same ads work and the same ads skip.
I have even simplified everything down to basics with my extra antenna, an Antennas Direct CS2v unamplified pointed at the CN Tower only four miles away with a perfect line of sight.
Even when pointed at the CN Tower to the SW the same antenna picks up ION on rf23 to the SE. That is a weak signal and it is also working fine - not to mention all of the other Buffalo channels that work regardless of aim.
Definitely, I think we can rule out poor reception because way too many people are having the exact same video problem without any audio problems.
Plus the signal meters on all of the TVs and the HDHomeRuns' good signal meters are all showing CBC as strong as ever.
Maybe some clues can be found by someone at CBC talking with someone at that Chicago TV station that had the same symptoms reported.
I'll keep monitoring signal levels just to confirm I'm not experiencing what you describe. But I really don't think it can be signal levels when only certain types of shows are affected.
OTA, Winegard HD7679 UHF&VHF-high Antenna, CM7778 pre-amp
CM Rotator, CM3218 Splitter, TiVo Premier, HDHomeRun