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Crackling sound on ABC HD only

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Crackling sound on ABC HD only

Strange happenings here and could use some assistance. First, I have a TCL Roku tv with a Comcast X1 box. I noticed beginning yesterday that on my local ABC HD channel (WJRT in mid-Michigan) I could hear  noticeable static. It does not do this on any other channels or on the SD channel for ABC.  I then tried the Xfinity Stream App through my Roku tv thinking that would give a clear signal. No, still static. I then tried the Xfinity Stream App on my tablet connected via WiFi and you guessed it, still static.  These facts would suggest it's not my box or connection.

 

I next tried to listen to my local ABC station directly from the channel's website. No static. I also tried the station through the NewsOn App through the Roku tv and again, no static. Earlier today I called Xfinity and although the woman I talked with indicated that she would pass this problem along to their engineers, I can't say that I was filled with confidence regarding a solution.

 

Anyone have any thoughts on what this might be?

 

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Re: Crackling sound on ABC HD only

I have the same issue, but noticed it a few weeks ago, also only on WJRT.  At first I thought it might be my soundbar, but then realized it's only on that channel.  Seems to be intermittent.  Sorry I don't have any solution.

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Re: Crackling sound on ABC HD only

I have the same TV same issue with ABC. It's annoying. I even turned off my sound bar to make sure my speaker wasn't bad nope, it's for sure the channel.
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Re: Crackling sound on ABC HD only


@Mpeck0103 wrote:
I have the same TV same issue with ABC. It's annoying. I even turned off my sound bar to make sure my speaker wasn't bad nope, it's for sure the channel.

Sounds like a local ABC channel issue; can you test the channel with an OTA antenna?


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Re: Crackling sound on ABC HD only

Or the connection of that local channel into the Xfinity feed.

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Re: Crackling sound on ABC HD only

FYI, the crackling / static stopped a day or two after I posted here. Still, very odd.