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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-08-2012, 08:27 AM
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Posted By renstyle
Morning, Seems this forum has alot more...

Morning,

Seems this forum has alot more activity than the Des Moines thread, thought I'd ask a general question about your WHBF (RF4), as I have a problem picking up our own local WOI (RF5).
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Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-28-2011, 07:01 AM
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Posted By renstyle
Was wondering if anybody had tried and had...

Was wondering if anybody had tried and had success getting traffic statistics from your digital tuner? I have an older Air2PC PCI card which registers as a network device on my test-mythbox.
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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-23-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4,315
Views: 436,473
Posted By renstyle
Can anybody relate their experiences with WOI...

Can anybody relate their experiences with WOI OTA reception using a "7-up" antenna? I'm in the Boone area and have an opportunity to pick one of these up, wasn't sure if it was worth it... Other...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-26-2010, 01:06 PM
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Views: 436,473
Posted By renstyle
I'm not sure how much of this is my half-a**...

I'm not sure how much of this is my half-a** setup or something tower-side. I recently installed an "intermediate" UHF only antenna about 20' off the ground, north side of boone. Just wanted to get...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-13-2009, 01:48 PM
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Views: 436,473
Posted By renstyle
Sitting in North Boone with houses surrounding...

Sitting in North Boone with houses surrounding me, I'm able to pick up 8, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23 with my set-top antenna (glorified rabbit ears). WOI didn't make the cut, but I expected as much.
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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-27-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4,315
Views: 436,473
Posted By renstyle
I've run into this OTA on 11.2 and 11.3...

I've run into this OTA on 11.2 and 11.3 especially. The delay is very slight, but noticeable when watching something other than Nova or Nature. I'm only using a wal-mart special RCA converter box,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-27-2009, 08:05 AM
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Views: 436,473
Posted By renstyle
I've been reading up on the differences in how...

I've been reading up on the differences in how VHF (especially VHF-LO) interact with "noise generating" devices nearby, compared to UHF.

In my situation I have a 2-story home on the north side of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-18-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4,315
Views: 436,473
Posted By renstyle
I was starting to get nervous when repeated...

I was starting to get nervous when repeated re-scans didn't pick up WHO, but after I got home frm wrk this afternoon the rescan worked like a charm!

I too can't wait for the instability issues...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-10-2009, 02:09 PM
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Posted By renstyle
Thanks much for the clarification. I didn't...

Thanks much for the clarification. I didn't think 500watts could push HD to me 23 miles away, even if LOS. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-10-2009, 09:45 AM
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Posted By renstyle
Quote:Originally Posted by hasan...

Quote:Originally Posted by hasan http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/15751960)

...As far as predicted signal strength after the switch for channel 5...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-06-2009, 12:21 PM
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Posted By renstyle
Quote:Originally Posted by hasan...

Quote:Originally Posted by hasan http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/15751960)

No...nearly all TV antennas are log-cell based. This means that no...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-06-2009, 12:18 PM
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Views: 436,473
Posted By renstyle
Having 1000kW way up on UHF 59 isn't anything to...

Having 1000kW way up on UHF 59 isn't anything to sneeze at, but that much power doesn't do nearly as much as it does in the VHF band, or even lower on the UHF band.

For instance the IPTV tower...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-05-2009, 03:06 PM
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Views: 436,473
Posted By renstyle
I was wondering, with this talk of WOI-DT moving...

I was wondering, with this talk of WOI-DT moving back to Lo-VHF, would it be possible (even if not advised) to remove the longer elements on the back of a VHF antenna to make it physically smaller...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   12-05-2008, 11:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,539
Posted By renstyle
Quote:Originally Posted by Neil L...

Quote:Originally Posted by Neil L http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/15224323)

Can't say for sure about "Dell" OEM MX440 as I don't have that card,...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   12-04-2008, 09:17 AM
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Views: 15,539
Posted By renstyle
Has anybody here any experience working with one...

Has anybody here any experience working with one of these cards? Supposedly they are one of Nvidia's OEM variants of the GeForce4 MX440.

I've found a cache for a good price but there are some...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   11-19-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,539
Posted By renstyle
Quote:Originally Posted by Rgb...

Quote:Originally Posted by Rgb http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/15037567)

When the LiveCD version of XBMC hits the streets, competition among...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   11-09-2008, 03:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,539
Posted By renstyle
Quote:Originally Posted by Rgb...

Quote:Originally Posted by Rgb http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/15024289)

Where'd you score the 4x FX5200 cards?

...fellow lowball deal hunter...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   11-07-2008, 09:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,539
Posted By renstyle
Quote:Originally Posted by Rgb...

Quote:Originally Posted by Rgb http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/15022413)

If you pick a remote and receiver supported in the ISO builder, then...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   11-06-2008, 07:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,539
Posted By renstyle
I would be one of those people that love Geexbox...

I would be one of those people that love Geexbox for what it does, and especially for the fact that it doesn't try to be all things to all people.

GB was never really intended to be a "primary"...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   11-04-2008, 09:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,539
Posted By renstyle
where would an appropriate place to discuss this...

where would an appropriate place to discuss this be? I am assuming this is a torrent-free forum? Could be wrong tho. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/wink.gif
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   11-04-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,539
Posted By renstyle
Heh, there is always a fine line between "retro"...

Heh, there is always a fine line between "retro" and "old fogey".

I lived my childhood in the 80's (32 now), with no cable TV except at my Grandpa's house. We also weren't terribly well off...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   11-03-2008, 09:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,539
Posted By renstyle
I have found geexbox to be an extremely handy...

I have found geexbox to be an extremely handy media center application for many of those "non-primary" rooms in the house.

I've created several geexbox machines for use in my own home. One is...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-30-2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4,315
Views: 436,473
Posted By renstyle
Quote:Originally Posted by hasan...

Quote:Originally Posted by hasan http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/14399712)

Make sure that the calculation engine takes in to consideration the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-30-2008, 08:49 AM
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Views: 436,473
Posted By renstyle
This is purely for conversation, but does...

This is purely for conversation, but does anybody know why the Azimuth numbers for antenna orientation are slightly different for Antennaweb.org and the actual FCC data?

Most of the Alleman...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-30-2008, 07:36 AM
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Views: 436,473
Posted By renstyle
Quote:Originally Posted by hasan...

Quote:Originally Posted by hasan http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/14393474)

The preamp is NOT mounted on the mast because it is not needed. With...
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