OK folks a little background on me. I was a Technical Services Supervisor for 34 years for the statewide public broadcasting system. I have retired and have no ties or connections to any type organization, I do own a small home business. As of June 2007 we have purchased common shares of stock in Dolby Labs. As of March 2008 we have purchased common shares of stock in Netflix and Sirius XM Radio, as of January 28, 2010 Netflix stock was sold. I have a Associates Degree in Electronics Technology, FCC First Class License (in the days before it was a box top) and General Class Amateur Radio License. I was a AES Member
for over 20 years.
Attached is a picture of several broadcast or receiving items that I was affiliated with or I was directly responsible for: Left – 300 ft. microwave tower; at the top of the tower are microwave dishes for a 145mb/s payload statewide digital distribution systems. Down the side is a Channel 20 DTV antenna. We went on the air with ATSC Channel 20 in November 1998.
Right Top – A 10 meter satellite dish and a 8.5 meter steerable satellite dish. The 8.5 meter is for receive and Ku up-linking. We had several other small dishes for various applications.
Bottom Right – A 15 ft. Rohn tower on top of the penthouse. We had several channel specific Blonder-Tongue (commerical grade) receiving antennas on this tower.
Bottom Center – Yours truly in Post Audio siting in front of a 96 X 64 Harrison Audio Desk with a Cinema (5.1) Monitor Group. Audio & Video is my true love. I designed and help construct this room and all the loudspeakers (8). I was responsible for most equipment items at the production center and the HD mobile production trailer.
My personal home theater:
ADC Audio Spectrum Analyzer
Crown DC-300 for Front Main Speakers
Crown XLS 1000 for Front Height Speakers
Crown XLS 1000 for Rear Height Speakers
Da-Lite Da-Snap Cinemascope Format, 52" x 122", HD Progressive 1.1 Perf Material***
Da-Lite Pro Imager Horizontal Screen Masking System***
Galaxy CM-140 (Cross Spectrum Labs calibrated) SPL Meter
GEOSATpro microHD Satellite Receiver
Hafler DH-120 for Two Back Speakers
Hafler DH-120 for Two Side Speakers
Hafler DH-200 for Front Center Speaker
Heathkit IG-1275 Lin/Log Sweep Generator
Heathkit IM-5238 dB Meter
HP 400EL dB Meter
HSU (2) VTF-15H MK2 Sub-woofers
JVC HM-DH5U D-VHS Machine
Marantz MKII IR Remote Control
miniDSP UMIK-1 (Cross Spectrum Labs calibrated) Measurement Microphone
Onkyo PR-SC-5508P Processor/Controller/AM-FM Tuner
Panasonic DMP-BDT220 Blu-ray Disc Player
Rigol DS1102E Digital Oscilloscope
Sony TC-RX311 Cassette Recorder
Sony ST-SE370 AM-FM Tuner
Sony VPL-VW600ES 4K Video Projector***
Tenma 72-6035 Dual Channel CRT Readout Oscilloscope
URC MX-850 Remote Control with MRF-250 RF Base
URC MX-980 Remote Control with MRF-260 RF Base***
Zektor HDVI5 a DVI ? S/PDIF Switcher/Selector**
HTPC with MIT MDP-130 ATSC Tuner Card/DVI Daughter Card,** Twinhan 102G Satellite Tuner Card, Prof 7301 Satellite Tuner Card, Tuner Card, Samsung 710n LCD monitor, Aura Vision Keyboard (back lighted) and Mouse. Specialty Software: True Audio 1/24 Octave Analyzer, SpectraPlus 3.0 1/3 Octave Analyzer, TSReader Transport Stream Analyzer, Generic CADD, Visual CADD, Auto CAD lt, Bass Box and Box Plot Speaker Design, Cool Edit 2000 Audio Editor, Electronic Workbench and Display Mate.
Added to other new computer: TBS6983 Satellite Tuner Card, Hauppauge 1196 WinTV-HVR-1250 PCI-E X1 Internal HDTV Card
Antennas: Winegard DS-3100 1M Satellite Dish (used for PBS HD)
Have used the following (now replaced or no longer used or in storage): Winegard PR
-9032 UHF Antenna and Winegard VHF Hi-Band YA-1713 with a Channel Master 9521 Rotor, 18 X 24 inch Dish for Dish Network at 110° & 119°, 18" Round Dish for 61.5° for Dish Network, Channel Master 5656 U/V Antenna, Channel Master’s 4408 FM Antenna, 3021 UHF Antenna, 4248 UHF Antenna and a Silver Sensor UHF Antenna.
*Items purchased from Jason Turk right here at A/V Science Inc.
**Items purchased from Digital Connection, a supporter of A/V Science Inc.
*** Items purchased from Mike Garrett at A/V Science Sales
All loudspeakers, 19" Equipment Racks, and HTPC were designed and constructed by me. Several of my hardware items is most likely older than many people on this forum.
12-20-2005: Added HM-DH5U D-VHS Machine
04-26-2006: Added Winegard YA-1713 Antenna
08-01-2006: Removed Dish Network 6000 HD Satellite Receiver and Dish Network 811 HD Satellite Receiver
11-04-2006: Added Tenma, Outlaw & URC
12-01-2006: Added Zektor HDVI5 DVI ? S/PDIF Switcher
01-07-2007: Added Panasonic DMP-BD10
01-07-2007: Removed: JVC HM-DH3000U D-VHS Machine ? Sony EP9ES Dolby Digital Decoder ? NEC AVX-910 Audio/Video Switcher/Selector ? NEC PLD-910 Dolby Pro-Logic Surround Decoder
12-05-2008: Added Panasonic DMP-BD55 Blu-ray Player
12-05-2008: Removed Sony DVP-S7000 DVD Player
02-02-2012: Removed Outlaw Model 970 Processor/Controller/AM-FM Tuner
02-02-2012: Added Onkyo PR
-SC-5508P Processor/Controller/AM-FM Tuner
02-21-2012: Added Rigol DS1102E Digital Oscilloscope
08-20-2012: Added Panasonic DMP-BDT220 Blu-ray Player
08-20-2012: Removed Panasonic DMP-BD10 & DMP-BD55 Blu-ray Players
12-24-2012: Added GEOSATpro microHD Satellite Receiver
02-25-2013: Removed JVC DLA-HX1U HD Video Projector*
02-25-2014: Removed Da-Lite Da-Snap 52 X 92 (106 Dia) with Audio Vision material screen*
12-01-2014: Added VW600, Da-Lite screen with mask and MX-980 with base.
09-09-2015: Removed Crown PS-400 for Sub-Woofer and DIY sub
09-09-2015: Added 2 HSU VTF-15H MK2 Sub-Woofers
Relocated to the mountains of North Carolina 01/02/2011. In the process of building a new home theater. Will use most of the existing hardware. Will experiment with OTA antennas once the weather warms.
OTA could prove to be difficult, will use QAM for the near term. Update 01-02-2012: Have decided to stay with QAM for the foreseeable future.
11/07/2011 Added a few photos of our Home Theater project on my Facebook page here.