Poor Audio Mix on Fox NFL Telecasts
uncledennis
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   During the current NFL season I have noticed that the audio on Fios' Fox HD NFL telecasts is drowned out by crowd noise and other background noise -- even the stadium public address announcer.  The TV commentators are barely audible.  The audio on yesterday's Green Bay-Philadelphia playoff game was particularly bad!  My hearing has admittedly declined with old age, but I do not notice this problem on the studio segments on Fox sports, on football telecasts on other networks, or on other types of TV shows.  I don't even notice it very much on the Fox standard definition game telecast.  It's only the Fox NFL telecasts in high-def.

   So I can't figure out who to blame.  I don't really have an easy way to compare my service to that of neighbors using other providers.  Just curious if anyone else has experienced this problem and found the cause or a workaround.  For what it's worth, I'm a Fios subscriber in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., and I'm watching WTTG in Washington on a Vizio LCD HDTV, using only the audio equipment built into the TV.  Both the TV and my Fios service are about 5 months old.  Thanks for any help. 

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It is most likely a FOX issue (from your local affiliate) as Verizon passes the signal exactly as sent by the local affiliate.  I didn't notice any issue with the 5.1 audio on that game in VHO8 on channel 29 (don't know which VHO / affiliate you are getting your feed from).

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uncledennis
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   Thanks for the reply.  I did a little further research on the Fios distribution system, and I suspect you're on the right track.  I would almost certainly be serviced by the Video Hub Office in Silver Spring, MD (VHO4), and as I said, I see the problem when watching the local Fox affiliate in Washington, D.C.  So it makes sense to think this would be just a local or regional problem.  Hopefully some other subscribers in this region will chime in if they experience the same problem.

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bobbo527
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@uncledennis wrote:

   During the current NFL season I have noticed that the audio on Fios' Fox HD NFL telecasts is drowned out by crowd noise and other background noise -- even the stadium public address announcer.  The TV commentators are barely audible.  The audio on yesterday's Green Bay-Philadelphia playoff game was particularly bad!  My hearing has admittedly declined with old age, but I do not notice this problem on the studio segments on Fox sports, on football telecasts on other networks, or on other types of TV shows.  I don't even notice it very much on the Fox standard definition game telecast.  It's only the Fox NFL telecasts in high-def.

   So I can't figure out who to blame.  I don't really have an easy way to compare my service to that of neighbors using other providers.  Just curious if anyone else has experienced this problem and found the cause or a workaround.  For what it's worth, I'm a Fios subscriber in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., and I'm watching WTTG in Washington on a Vizio LCD HDTV, using only the audio equipment built into the TV.  Both the TV and my Fios service are about 5 months old.  Thanks for any help. 


This has absolteuly NOTHING to do with FiOS or Verizon, it's a problem with Fox.
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nesbitt1
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I am having the same issue with the Saints-Bucs telecast.  Every so often I get the full audio for a couple of seconds, then it goes bad again.  Definitely only on Fox.

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