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post #1 of 70 Old 04-10-2002, 05:48 AM - Thread Starter
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Okay... here we are.... what's new?

Went to the TWC store and was told the 3100's aren't available yet ??? How'd you guys get them?

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I can't speak for others, but I called and ask to be put on the list for the 3100's. Was told there weren't any and they didn't know when I would get one. About an hour later I got a call from a young lady at TW arranging for me to pick up my 3100. I am not sure how they are managing the program but it seems they tell everyone there are none and then if your request gets to the right person, you get one of the limited number they have. Good luck.

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I've been waiting for the April thread. Just got my HDTV and HD STB and am working...

However... my OTA Antenna (routed through diplexers) keeps knocking out SAT signals on my Tivo/DirecTV box. Any suggestions other than running a *forth* cable through the wall?

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Does anyone know if our local CBS is showing the Masters in HD Thurs and Friday, or do we have to settle for SD on USA until the weekend? It seems some CBS affiliates are showing the feed for Rounds 1 and 2 and some aren't.

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It's on! Thanks to WTSP-DT for carrying the Masters feed today. It was not in any TV listing that I saw so this is a pleasant surprise. And it looks fantastic! Can't wait for this weekend. Thanks CBS.
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What's everybody's opinion on the local OTA NBC station cropping the picture to make it fit 16:9 screen?

It doesn't have the black bars on the sides, but they are cutting off the top and bottom. During last week's Friends, everybody's head is touching the top of the screen (looks like a poorly framed shot), and during the Laker game last night, the stats at the bottom were cut off.

I want the OAR for a show (especailly if it prevents info from being cut). Even if that means getting black bars.

This is the same reason I buy WS DVDs instead of P&S.

Am I the only one that thinks this way? Any idea who I can email about this?
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OAR all the way, the rest is just wrong. Make it clear and tell Mark at WFLA that he should do 4:3 inside 16:9. This is the only way the transition to digital television will work.
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Is there going to be some sort of get-together this month?
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I think May is the timeframe for our next Happy Hour. Jim White is organizing it so I will let him share the details with you.

Jim?

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This is a copy of an e-mail I sent to Mark @ WFLA.
I urge others to do so as well.

Please !!!
If a show is native 4x3 leave it alone. We are grown ups and understand that we will have sidebars. I noticed that at the beginning of Crossing Jordan last night it looked as though you were streaching the 16x9 HD signal. This is just wrong. Please, leave things in their OAR.
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I'm currently in NY.... My Mom passed away and I'm here for the funeral... I hope that I will have the time and frame of mind to keep things going for the end of May....

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Sorry for your loss, Jim. Our prayers are with you.
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thanks.... it's been a rough year.... my Mom died 11 months to the day after my wife suddenly died.... on my son's 25th Birthday...

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Interesting thread guys.

Don't have OTA HD (waiting for Time Warner to deliver local channels) but do have the 3100 box and running Mitsubishi Projector. For those that don't know, I am in the business. See profile.
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Seeing the post about waiting for TW to deliver local channels on HD. Has anyone heard anything about that happening soon? It sure would be nice to see. I was in Sound Advice last week and they were showing a demo tape of a real HD football game and then a travel segment. It was incredible! Makes the upconverted stuff you get on HBO and all look really sad. Would have loved to have seen the Masters on it.

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PBS Tampa WEDU-DT 54 will begin on air testing next Monday !
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TW said "still in negotiations with the local stations as of Friday the 19th
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(yes, i'm still alive - just got real busy with a new business)

>PBS Tampa WEDU-DT 54 will begin on air testing next Monday !

... and hopefully the local WB & UPN are still on sched to start digital xmit in may!!!

AJ - nice to have you aboard - didn't know you guys existed.

PS _ Am auctioning a AccessDTV Card on ebay - item # 2018284878

Sorry to hear of your loss Jim !

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Can we begin some lively discussion about a May meeting? i would really like to plan to be there.
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Its up to Jim, who was nominated to do so. Originally, it was planned to be a Friday night affair out on the Beach - Treaure Island. Then, if anyone was interested, a trip to Jim's to see his setup.

Hopefully on a Friday night, and some talked about getting a room (its over an hour for me to be over there, and I never see a beach sunset, so what the heck).

Thats all I know - the date is yet to be set by Jim.

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Only 1 hour? Oh, you have a short trip...
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Hear ye all....

Just got off the phone with TW in Tampa. Because of my position at my company, TW wishes to use me as a filter for information out to the consumer level in Tampa. The marketing deptartment has said they expect to wrap up negotiations with the local stations before too long and be broadcasting soon. I asked her if that meant before the year is up and she said" Oh yeah I expect long before then". She said she would like to keep me informed of any changes to equipment (HDCP etc) or programming so hopefully I can pass this on to you before you can get the info for yourselves.
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As previously noted, my life has been a bit shaken up, and things are sorta starting to get back to normal. So the May meeting is back on the radar screen...

Hmmmmmm.... I thought we had decided on a Saturday? Jaymer, didn't your significant other say something about the beach in the hours before the meeting? Maybe my memory is getting fuzzy... too many Red Stripe's ?? At any rate, let's have a vote! Friday or Saturday guys (and gals)?? FWIW, the venue (Beach Nutts) is a bit less crowded on Saturday's...

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As previously noted, my life has been a bit shaken up, and things are sorta starting to get back to normal. So the May meeting is back on the radar screen...

Hmmmmmm.... I thought we had decided on a Saturday? Jaymer, didn't your significant other say something about the beach in the hours before the meeting? Maybe my memory is getting fuzzy... too many Red Stripe's ?? At any rate, let's have a vote! Friday or Saturday guys (and gals)?? FWIW, the venue (Beach Nutts) is a bit less crowded on Saturday's...

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Friday would be good for me. I might not be able to go on a Saturday.
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i'd rather stay out late on a Friday and could stay over, but not Sat

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Im new to the forum, and have a few questions for you guys. I am in the Rocky Point area, and am wondering what OTA you guys are using to get fox and NBC, i get cbs and abc perfectly, but i am going crazy moving the antenna all around to get the other two.


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i'd rather stay out late on a Friday and could stay over, but not Sat
Friday it is!

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Can someone help me with my problem with OTA antenna?


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Quote:
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Im new to the forum, and have a few questions for you guys. I am in the Rocky Point area, and am wondering what OTA you guys are using to get fox and NBC, i get cbs and abc perfectly, but i am going crazy moving the antenna all around to get the other two.
I bought separate antennas (necessary from my location in Largo) and use the Radio Shack IR controllable RF A/B switch to switch between them.

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