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Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   02-11-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 39,255
Posted By gring40
That's not trolling, it's brilliant sarcasm, and...

That's not trolling, it's brilliant sarcasm, and the ethos of most who post here.
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   12-25-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 579
Posted By gring40
In the end I downloaded the latest ETV3, ran the...

In the end I downloaded the latest ETV3, ran the Setup Asst (though it had trouble seeing my tuners) and Autotune, and then my recorded shows and channels were there. Not there were ALL my Smart...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   12-23-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 579
Posted By gring40
Found this error message when EyeTV awoke...

Found this error message when EyeTV awoke yesterday, ignored it, and found all my recordings gone, though the channels and EPG were still there. Rebooted, and was told that EyeTV needed the install...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   12-21-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,118
Posted By gring40
Take a look at the 60-odd posts in the "EyeTV...

Take a look at the 60-odd posts in the "EyeTV Stuttering" thread from 2012; lots of suggestions there.
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   12-21-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By gring40
Looked forward a week in the TVG for prime time,...

Looked forward a week in the TVG for prime time, and the blanks seem to be gone now; didn't have to do anything on my end. ūüėä
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   12-10-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By gring40
Any chance it's version specific? I'm running...

Any chance it's version specific? I'm running 3.5.1 on Snow Leopard; others?
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   12-10-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By gring40
Looked at the EyeTV program guide last night and...

Looked at the EyeTV program guide last night and found random blank areas with no show info listed; my Smart Guides can't record a show they can't see. Searched The AVS forum and found nothing, so I...
Forum: ReplayTV & Showstopper PVRs   11-18-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By gring40
IIRC, losing OP's clock setting after a power...

IIRC, losing OP's clock setting after a power failure means that his SS has a bad clock capacitor (unless the failure was very long).
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   11-14-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,598
Posted By gring40
OP, see topic 'Problem with cable signal' from a...

OP, see topic 'Problem with cable signal' from a bit back; still don't know if that poster found that TWC was encrypting the local channels, but it might be. Sounds like you need a DTA or STB in any...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-12-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,724
Posted By gring40
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MrBruce http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-11-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,607
Posted By gring40
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by AntAltMike http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-11-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,607
Posted By gring40
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kenglish http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1459359/on-upgrading-a-45-year-old-ota-distribution-system-in-my-condo/30#post_23934742)...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-10-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,607
Posted By gring40
OK, so the specs on the Monoprice splitters are...

OK, so the specs on the Monoprice splitters are either misstated or subpar; I'll check. Meanwhile, which brands would be trusted? I see some Extreme splitters on Amazon which seem to be selling...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-09-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,607
Posted By gring40
I'm back with more questions and some answers....

I'm back with more questions and some answers. To recap, we have an HD antenna, a fairly new TA-52 distribution amp, a bank of 45-year-old splitters, and RG59U cabling running to twin-lead...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   11-02-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,102
Posted By gring40
See posts about this topic under "Are all your...

See posts about this topic under "Are all your QAM channels scrambled?". The FCC gave the cable channels permission to scramble the local channels, and this is now sweeping the country; mine went...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   11-01-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,102
Posted By gring40
Locals encrypted by TWC?

Locals encrypted by TWC?
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   11-01-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By gring40
The Xfinity iOS app also has a search tool that...

The Xfinity iOS app also has a search tool that includes On Demand, FWIW.
Forum: ReplayTV & Showstopper PVRs   10-30-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,917
Posted By gring40
FWIW, bailed on my SS (post#113) after a week of...

FWIW, bailed on my SS (post#113) after a week of failed updates, put in a used 5xxx, and have been getting reliable online updates for several weeks now; the Program Guide info is still available -...
Forum: ReplayTV & Showstopper PVRs   10-25-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,623
Posted By gring40
Mostly we watch weekly shows recorded OTA on a...

Mostly we watch weekly shows recorded OTA on a 2-tuner HTPC, and the Replay is used as a more reliable backup, in case of hiccups. It also does the cable shows we like, though some of these are...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   10-22-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 39,255
Posted By gring40
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by JoeKustra http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1475637/are-all-your-qam-channels-scrambled/210#post_23863848)

I'm sorry for your...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   10-22-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 39,255
Posted By gring40
Yup, exactly as Comcast announced a month ago,...

Yup, exactly as Comcast announced a month ago, bright & early on Oct 22nd my locals (60202) are all scrambled; RIP clear QAM. Cable signal itself is fine, so this is clearly not a coincident...
Forum: ReplayTV & Showstopper PVRs   10-15-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,917
Posted By gring40
Sorry to say my SS also lost the Guide last...

Sorry to say my SS also lost the Guide last week, and though the 'brisk connection' method (describe above) had been working over and over, this time it just didn't. Kept trying for about 5 days,...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   09-21-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 39,255
Posted By gring40
Enclosed in this month's Comcast bill was a...

Enclosed in this month's Comcast bill was a letter announcing that encryption of the locals (service area just north of Chicago) will begin on 10/22/13. Here we go; one month to set up for OTA. ūüė†
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-08-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3,209
Views: 281,803
Posted By gring40
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Chuck_IV http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1278071/apple-tv-owners-thread/2220#post_23700458)

Quote:Originally Posted by...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   09-08-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 880
Posted By gring40
Possibly the antenna system has both an old...

Possibly the antenna system has both an old signal distribution system (as discussed above) and a (digital) reception problem in the antenna itself, amp, etc. OP's building management group should...
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