Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: Audio strangeness on 12-JAN-91
From: (Jack N Holt)
Date: 1991-01-14, 21:00

In article <62082@bbn.BBN.COM> sminkin@BBN.COM () writes:
> >Did anyone but me notice that the audio for the voice dropped out at several
> >different points during this TP?  I was watching it on videotape the day after
> >it aired and found that some scenes, most memorably the first scene with Ben
> >and Bobby,I could hear the "background" music loud and clear, but the dialogue
> >was extremely faint early on.  Also the scene with James and his new boss's
> >brother had some garbled dialogue.
> >
> >Does it mean anything?  I don't think it was my VCR as my girlfriend who
> >lives in a different town taped it and noticed the same things on her tape.

I had the same problem.  In fact, I've seen (heard) the same thing several
times on channel 5 (ST:TNG mostly).  I've heard of this happening with a few
other stations around the country, too, though usually the whole soundtrack
"drops out" for a while.  I guess TP's surround sound has something to do with
still getting the background sound.  The problem must be somewhere at 
channel 5, though I don't have enough experience with video equipment to guess
exactly what's going wrong.  

Perhaps Boston area TP fans should write and complain?

-- Jack