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Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-15-2015, 08:51 AM
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I have problems on a few local stations with...

I have problems on a few local stations with multipath. The tuner in my DHG500 delivers flawless PQ. My TiVo Premier XL is a total mess on ABC and too broken up to watch a few other stations. Score...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-01-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By humbug2
I have had tinnitus all my life. It was...

I have had tinnitus all my life. It was inconsequential until I was in my mid-40s. I could hear 20kHz in my 30s. High frequency hearing is not desirable, there is all sorts of annoying noises in the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-11-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 88,976
Posted By humbug2
I am in a NW suburb of Detroit. I have a 2-year...

I am in a NW suburb of Detroit. I have a 2-year old Tivo Premier XL and a 9(nine)-year old Sony DHG-HDD500 DVR. For most channels both are fine. But the antenna for 7.1 (ABC) is 3.7 miles away with...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-09-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11,943
Views: 1,186,429
Posted By humbug2
Problem has been identified. I fired up a Sony...

Problem has been identified. I fired up a Sony DVR not used in over a year and ch 7 was great. I then worked at tuning both tuners of my TiVo Premier XL to 7.1 and 7.2. One of the tuners has good PQ...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-08-2014, 10:35 AM
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Posted By humbug2
A lot. I have cursed the former American Motors...

A lot. I have cursed the former American Motors building at 11 Mile and Franklin on innumerable occasions.



It is almost 30 years old.



A Monster Cable 4-way splitter to Tivo, Sony...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-08-2014, 09:05 AM
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Posted By humbug2
I use a Tivo Premier XL for monitoring signal...

I use a Tivo Premier XL for monitoring signal strength.

For 25 years or so there has been an Archer VU-110, VHF/UHF/FM Antenna on a mast on the roof of a single story house. There are trees in...
Forum: Screens   11-16-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,280
Posted By humbug2
If you are or have been an audiophile you are...

If you are or have been an audiophile you are probably sensitive to the placement of sound images. A major but seldom mentioned issue is the positioning of the center speaker. Do you want dialog...
Forum: Speakers   10-10-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20,555
Views: 2,049,863
Posted By humbug2
Mix and Match NHT & Di

I have NHT VT-2 mains and VS-2a for center and on-wall surrounds. And it has to be on-wall surrounds on the back wall flanking the MLP. And tower speakers that are not more than 14" wide for mains. I...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-06-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 112,737
Posted By humbug2
I applied Protostar Hi-Tack to the front of a...

I applied Protostar Hi-Tack to the front of a metal screen casing about 2 months ago. Some corners and edges would not stick. I tried two-sided tape which failed to stick to the Protostar within...
Forum: Display Calibration   10-06-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6,321
Views: 496,788
Posted By humbug2
Lumagen XS, Sony Vaio laptop, win 7. X-Rite...

Lumagen XS, Sony Vaio laptop, win 7. X-Rite EyeOne Display 3 PRO with ChromaPure Standard + Auto-Calibrate add-on.

Is it advisable to use this with a 25 ft USB extension cable between the meter...
Forum: Display Calibration   10-06-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6,321
Views: 496,788
Posted By humbug2
Lumagen XS, Sony Vaio laptop, win 7. X-Rite...

Lumagen XS, Sony Vaio laptop, win 7. X-Rite EyeOne Display 3 PRO with ChromaPure Standard + Auto-Calibrate add-on.

Is it advisable to use this with a 25 ft USB extension cable between the meter...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-16-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 112,737
Posted By humbug2
I too have sent emails this Summer and received...

I too have sent emails this Summer and received no response. I did order some HiTack and received it about a month later without any contact in the interim. You might want to wait until October...
Forum: Video Processors   09-03-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 150,253
Posted By humbug2
For a few years I have had my sources cabled hdmi...

For a few years I have had my sources cabled hdmi to XS and where possible to a Demon AVP-8000 SSP by digital audio and analog audio and video. And it all worked. A few days ago I wanted to do a...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-22-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 112,737
Posted By humbug2
I have been trying Protostar Hi-Tack on the...

I have been trying Protostar Hi-Tack on the curved front of my metal screen casing for a few weeks. For uncertain reasons it seems to stick well in most places but not others. In particular it is not...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-01-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 112,737
Posted By humbug2
The desk chair rolls around and is very wearing...

The desk chair rolls around and is very wearing on carpets. It will not roll very well on a thickly padded carpet. While I have a hearth rug and fireplace screen, embers do get out of the fireplace...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-30-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 112,737
Posted By humbug2
I spent the weekend researching carpet tiles. I...

I spent the weekend researching carpet tiles. I am thinking black or near black with a pattern that would hide lint, ashes, insects, confetti, crumbs, & c. Nothing acceptable found yet.

The...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-28-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 112,737
Posted By humbug2
Nothing in this house is typical, level, flat,...

Nothing in this house is typical, level, flat, parallel, or perpendicular. Built in 1948 or so and major remodeling sometime in the 1960s.

The tiles are secured to a backing, probably with...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-28-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 112,737
Posted By humbug2
After many hours of research I am at: 1....

After many hours of research I am at:

1. Moving furniture, masking, covering, priming, painting, 2nd coat, removing masking and covering then restoring furniture is VERY much work. And there are...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-25-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 112,737
Posted By humbug2
I have been thinking about a black ceiling for...

I have been thinking about a black ceiling for over a year,reading and following everything I could find on AVSf.

The room is 7' 6" high. The ceiling is 12" square white acoustic tiles. The floor...
Forum: Home Automation   06-08-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,455
Posted By humbug2
I think I detect several cases of tunnel vision....

I think I detect several cases of tunnel vision.

I implemented Vizia+ z-wave (25+ devices including controllers) by myself. I still use over a dozen X-10 devices for seasonal and infrequent...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-20-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 112,737
Posted By humbug2
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by zombie10k http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-15-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11,943
Views: 1,186,429
Posted By humbug2
I am in Farmington Hills and it seems to me that...

I am in Farmington Hills and it seems to me that the OTA signals for 4.x, 2.x, 7.x, 62.1 are unwatchable more often this year. Any rain or wind and I am out of luck. Many times the weather seems...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-04-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By humbug2
As long as it misses why might there be a...

As long as it misses why might there be a problem? I have had an air conditioner duct about 8" above the rear half of a Sony Ruby projector for 7 years without any issues.
Forum: Speakers   05-04-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20,555
Views: 2,049,863
Posted By humbug2
Sorry. I thought I was in the B&W speakers...

Sorry. I thought I was in the B&W speakers thread.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-28-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 22,555
Posted By humbug2
Since the word "wood" does not appear in JL...

Since the word "wood" does not appear in JL Audios information on the E-112 am I correct in assuming the Black Ash finish is vinyl?

Does anyone know what the black gloss finish is material-wise?
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