Delay on Satellite vs OTA

AlaJoe

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What is up with this? I am watching the NASCAR race on Fox. In my living room I am watching it OTA in HD threw my 622 and in my office I am watching it in SD over satellite. The Satellite is 52 seconds behind OTA.
 
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2 22,000 mile trips (uplink center to satellite, satellite to you) vs. however far your local FOX station is from you. Even at 186,000 mps, it takes longer than roughly line-of-sight ever would....
 
Peter Parker

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52 seconds is more than the standard delay though. If that is true there must be another factor.
 
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Yeah, it is usually only a couple seconds.
 
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Right. So where do we get 52 seconds? Or is that accurate?
 
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Yeah my delay is only about 3 or 4 seconds. I don't think it's a big deal? But 52 seconds that has to be a made up number???
 
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OP - are you watching the SD channel on a DVR? Maybe you are behind regular time?
 
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do do do do ...do do do do ...do do do do (bad rendition of Twilight Zone theme lololol :D )
 
Pepper

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they might have put a delay in the public broadcast because of the flap caused a few weeks back when one of the drivers said the "S" word on the air live during an interview, so they would have time if necessary to bleep something.
 
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I too only experience a 3-4 diff between OTA and SAT locals, as others have said. Are you sure you hadn't paused one of the sets for a few seconds?
 
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ripnbigc said:
I think it sounds pretty cool when you hear both sources at the same time.

Why? It annoys me, but it isn't usually a problem.
 

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