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post #2581 of 2587 Old 07-28-2015, 09:28 AM
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Must be some hefty HOA fees.

Yellow . On the one hand you can go for a shade that's almost white, on the other hand a shade that blinds them and go 'what did we do?!'

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Nope, FCC says (1996 + updates): https://www.fcc.gov/guides/over-air-...n-devices-rule

My inexpensive Philips 3-device u-remote I got at CVS two years ago has buttons that are biting the dust. Well it was inexpensive and sorta free via ExtraBucks rewards (to spend on future stuff). Have you guys had better luck with other brands? (inexpensive genre).

Hey saw an Insignia box on CL for $25 here the other day; great conditions (lol) and in the box too. Maybe a little cheaper because it isn't labeled Zenith?
Whatever color they chose, the ones that decide likely will not be here in 5 years anyway to look at their mistake. I would vote for Taupe on my place, but was told would never fly (there is brown brick that would compliment perfectly).

We also have to pay for our streets here, they use substandard materials & are being replaced after < 10 years, no one wants to watchdog any work being done here.... it's become downright corrupt.

I think this is where they will get me, though there are plenty of dishes on the roofs...

Q: If I live in a condominium, cooperative, or other type of residence where certain areas have been designated as "common," do these rules apply to me?
A: The rules apply to residents of these types of buildings, but the rules do not permit you to install an antenna on a common area, such as a walkway, hallway, community garden, exterior wall or the roof. However, you may install the antenna wholly within a balcony, deck, patio, or other area where you have exclusive use.
Drilling through an exterior wall, e.g. to run the cable from the patio into the unit, is generally not within the protection of the rule because the exterior wall is generally a common element. You may wish to check with your retailer or installer for advice on how to install the antenna without drilling a hole. Alternatively, your landlord or association may grant permission for you to drill such a hole. The Commission's rules generally do not cover installations if you drill through a common element.

They did provide the antenna, but now fail to maintain it as they (the HOA Nazis) are under the belief there is no such thing as OTA TV anymore.

Fees are running me $240/month ($175 + $65 assesment), they were $97 when I purchased the place in '97, & there never was an assesment till '98, which I have seen every year excpt for one since living there.

Would the Zenith nameplate be a value added feature? I'm surprised they never made these with the LG badge, there werre 2 flavors of the Insignia though??? for the passthrough.

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Your neutral color would make too much sense...

Streets. Sounds commune-like. I take it not in a city road district, etc.

Yeah I see, especially if your structure isn't stand-alone. I forgot you had a shared antenna. I think your best offense is the hypocrisy of the dishes on other roofs; a judge would rule in your favor as discrimination. The irony is that a sat dish doesn't need to be on a roof, it can be in a hole in the ground as long as it has line of sight to the sats; mine is about a foot off the ground. Any chance of the balcony, deck, patio, or other area? (yet I suspect altitude is needed there and you don't have an upper structure. Window?).

Wow that's some serious inflation, some is normal but I don't think my city taxes did anything like that. Maybe if insurance is included. My escrow is about $355 a month. You should have gone up a dollar a year ($97 in '97 ).

I perceive there's some Zenith goodwill on those used boxes. I think Insignia is Best Buy. Seems there were a couple of numbers with pass-thru suffixes. Oh that CL seller dropped it to $20.

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Your neutral color would make too much sense...

Streets. Sounds commune-like. I take it not in a city road district, etc.

Yeah I see, especially if your structure isn't stand-alone. I forgot you had a shared antenna. I think your best offense is the hypocrisy of the dishes on other roofs; a judge would rule in your favor as discrimination. The irony is that a sat dish doesn't need to be on a roof, it can be in a hole in the ground as long as it has line of sight to the sats; mine is about a foot off the ground. Any chance of the balcony, deck, patio, or other area? (yet I suspect altitude is needed there and you don't have an upper structure. Window?).

Wow that's some serious inflation, some is normal but I don't think my city taxes did anything like that. Maybe if insurance is included. My escrow is about $355 a month. You should have gone up a dollar a year ($97 in '97 ).

I perceive there's some Zenith goodwill on those used boxes. I think Insignia is Best Buy. Seems there were a couple of numbers with pass-thru suffixes. Oh that CL seller dropped it to $20.
Streets are association maintained replacement, snow removal ect, & external/structural insurance included. They removed a tree killed by the ash bore out of my front yard in '13 (which incidentally cracked my driveway which became my responsibility to replace) & was replaced by a no parking sign.... legal loophole so they wouldn't have to replace the tree. Driveways, Patios are my responsibility

my patio is on the opposite side (thus no LOS) I need to point at my antenna farm, so would need to be on the roof, I can see it being an eyesore if I mounted on my lower garage roof on the front of the house & visible from the street it would be too obvious. On the upper roof I can use the fact many of my neighbors are mounting dishes. There was one community dish provider that became a monopoly, so some bucked & got their own dishes & nothing seemed to be said.. I could care less if they maintained the antenna system which the currently fail to do.

I would think the LG badge would have gone over better, though the Zenith badge was more popular for those who remember & enjoyed OTA TV long before the cable monster took the stronghold. Those boxes are going for astronomical amounts on the bay.
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Dayum, they're a sneaky bunch. There's a movie in these tales if you're a writer.

Well the dish part of all this tells me your entitled to mount an antenna too despite the coop common area stipulation (now I wonder who lobbied the FCC for that part of it?!). GL my friend! I guess the last resort is back to the attic antenna (yes I now remember that - broken element(s)); maybe have to replace with one of those newer compact high gain ATSC-optimized models and possibly an amp.

Maybe they're LG overseas (if they have converter boxes) and Zenith over here. "The quality goes in before the name goes on." Yeah I think you're right per the older TV crowd, which was probably the majority buying boxes. Isn't it 'LG' for TVs and such? I haven't heard much of Zenith anymore.
Yeah it seems everyone thinks these are the golden goose, I beg to differ. Weren't even in the top tier of PQ. They claim pretty reliable though despite your experience, plus great reception. Built-in power supply makes them 'seem' a step above. Are they actually selling for those higher prices? ('Completed listings'); I see all kinds of pipe dream nonsense on ebay.

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That Zenith trademark has likely gone through several owners in the recent past, my 1984 19'' Zenith lasted 27 years. Note they are back to the Lightning "Z" logo. I have a Zenith Clock radio from the late '90's, the touch buttons did not wear well at all.... great sounding, & nice features, but what good is it if you can no longer set the time or set the station (other than the presets), it even has an analog VHF TV Sound & Weather Band, actually has nice sound, just poor design with the buttons, Im pretty sure made in China.

Yes the Attic Antenna still is functional & serves the bedroom(s) set(s). Havent tied it in with the line going downstairs yet.

Curious to why it exactly went out, quit on a Sunday Evening last year.

I'm taking the Roof is considered common, therefore the no, no, didn't seem to bother the "D*, or E*" customers.

The HOA hasn't told me what kind & color drapes/blinds I can have... yet there were some short stories on OC type HOA's.

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Ironically I had about the same year RCA 19" that lasted about the same number of years. Moving out to college TV. Dad was primarily a Zenith man but for some reason we had to go with the RCA at one of those now defunct old TV shops, maybe it was price and/or availability. He got tired of coming out to my apt. to fix the old black metal box hand-me-down Zenith with funky corona arcing of the HV transformer cable (maybe he started worrying about a fire ). I think that RCA was one of the first with a digital keypad and two digit digital display, was so cool then.

My mom recently got a good laugh when I told her I'm still using the GE clock radio/phone my oldest sis got me for college graduation (1988). Digital display but analog tuner, the tuning mechanism recently started getting tough to turn though (I think the cable/band that pulls the display marker).

BTW some of those ol' Made in Japan items are collectors' items now. Funny how we used to treat them like Made in China. Now I'm proud that my Panasonic HD CRT has Made in Japan on the back.

I take it the Zenith CECB went out on a Sunday evening.

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Ironically I had about the same year RCA 19" that lasted about the same number of years. ..... I think that RCA was one of the first with a digital keypad and two digit digital display, was so cool then.

My mom recently got a good laugh when I told her I'm still using the GE clock radio/phone my oldest sis got me for college graduation (1988). Digital display but analog tuner, the tuning mechanism recently started getting tough to turn though (I think the cable/band that pulls the display marker).

BTW some of those ol' Made in Japan items are collectors' items now. Funny how we used to treat them like Made in China. Now I'm proud that my Panasonic HD CRT has Made in Japan on the back.

I take it the Zenith CECB went out on a Sunday evening.

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Got you beat on the Clock radio, still using my 1981 Direct entry GE Clock radio (4800-4600 series ?) (xmas 1980 or '81) those vintage GE's were built like a battleship, still looks like new, down side, no battery backup & loses clock settings at the slightest outage, not sure why they did not include capacitive backup, my brother still uses his old Red LED from a few years prior to that, those GE clock radios are common finds at Goodwill/Salvation Army... always keep a couple spares but likely will never need them! (just wish other things were that reliable!)... they have a cult following.

We had a '77 Magnavox Touch Tune (LED display & Keypad), that replaced a '65 Motorola Color, with the flat black non glare tube.... the Magnavox was replaced in '85 with a Mitsubishi that had the crushing picture syndrome & was eventually pitched in '11 (along with my Zenith the same day).

No my antenna went out on a Sunday night (Memorial Day '14... or was in '13??)... the Zenith CECB's are still working, just have the power up issues & really really hate the cold!
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