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Forum: HD Radio   09-28-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By kenglish
Most people can't seem to get a good signal on...

Most people can't seem to get a good signal on AM, in analog, or "HD".
Might as well try full-power digital, and see if it cuts through the crud.

We DX'ers will just have to move to a tropical...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   09-17-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 491
Posted By kenglish
I'm hearing a lot of talk about Cablecard being...

I'm hearing a lot of talk about Cablecard being on the way out, too. That might make the Cable company's box the only way to go.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-16-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 851
Posted By kenglish
OK....next thing to do is see what else is...

OK....next thing to do is see what else is connected.
Anything like Cable TV or some other devices, should be disconnected, so there's no path for current to flow back down the audio cables.
Most...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   09-16-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,532
Posted By kenglish
Can you raise or lower the ceiling? Changing...

Can you raise or lower the ceiling?
Changing the ratio of L:W:H could help. You could also slope the ceiling a bit (making the resonant frequency very broad), and add some bass traps or resonators...
Forum: Speakers   09-16-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,138
Posted By kenglish
If they are wireless speakers, you can jam them.

If they are wireless speakers, you can jam them.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   09-16-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 851
Posted By kenglish
Is everything plugged in to the same AC outlet? ...

Is everything plugged in to the same AC outlet?
There should be less opportunity for hum that way.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   09-16-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By kenglish
I wish the FCC would require them on everything....

I wish the FCC would require them on everything. Maybe it will happen one day.
Probably won't happen until it interferes with the precious cell-phones, though.
:rolleyes:
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-16-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By kenglish
It's a very old VHF antenna. If you just want to...

It's a very old VHF antenna. If you just want to play machinist/metalworker a bit you could clean it up and use it in combination with a new UHF antenna, and the appropriate V/U combiner.
Also, the...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   09-15-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By kenglish
Depends on whether you (and your neighbors) want...

Depends on whether you (and your neighbors) want to listen to radio, or watch OTA TV on certain channels ;) .
Shielding, if it is continuous and well designed, works. Problem is, if the noise gets...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   09-10-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By kenglish
RFI can radiate from cables that are carrying...

RFI can radiate from cables that are carrying digital signals, and RFI can also get in to cables carrying digital....the RFI can "blur" the waveform (eye-pattern) of a Digital signal, although the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-09-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By kenglish
Agreed. Two antennas, one for UHF and one for...

Agreed.
Two antennas, one for UHF and one for High-band (7-13) VHF is a great solution.
While at it, you might want to add a small, omnidirectional FM antenna in the attic, and run it (on a...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   09-08-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By kenglish
Ferrite cores are used to absorb Radio-Frequency...

Ferrite cores are used to absorb Radio-Frequency noise that is flowing on the outside of the cable (usually the shield).
They are made of different mixes of metal powders, and are selected by the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-03-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By kenglish
Also, remember that a VHF-HB with UHF antenna...

Also, remember that a VHF-HB with UHF antenna (like the ANT-751) will not include channels 2-6 and FM Radio.
The upcoming "repack" of OTA channels "may" require some stations to move back to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-01-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 3,752
Views: 384,518
Posted By kenglish
One of my co-workers mentioned it had been on for...

One of my co-workers mentioned it had been on for about a week.
(I haven't had OTA DTV reception at home for a year or so, since my converter died. No free time to fix it....or, fix anything else.)
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-31-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3,752
Views: 384,518
Posted By kenglish
Noticed that KTVX now has a Weather channel.

Noticed that KTVX now has a Weather channel.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   08-20-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By kenglish
I use several of these: ...

I use several of these:
http://www.newark.com/pomona/4969/test-lead-bnc-jack-to-leads-500v/dp/94F1506?MER=PPSO_N_P_EverywhereElse_None

They let me connect a 50 or 75-ohm coax to the wire-clip...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-13-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 2,150
Views: 228,495
Posted By kenglish
See listing #12...

See listing #12 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=12) :

http://www.radiotvdeals.com/35m8/georgia.html?i2039437:page=2
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-23-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By kenglish
Are you sure you are not hearing the "Spanish/DVS...

Are you sure you are not hearing the "Spanish/DVS (Descriptive Video Service)" channel?
That will have some really weird sounding stuff, as they bring DVS narration in and out. Also, when shows are...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-23-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,536
Posted By kenglish
Give us an idea where you are located (city, zip...

Give us an idea where you are located (city, zip code) or look up your results from tvfool.com or rabbitears.info and link them here, and we can help you with some troubleshooting ideas.
It's...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-13-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3,752
Views: 384,518
Posted By kenglish
Comcast is in the process of converting the...

Comcast is in the process of converting the standard-definition feeds of the local stations to "all-digital".....meaning that they will down-convert the HDTV feed to SD on the SD channels. ...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-13-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3,752
Views: 384,518
Posted By kenglish
About the closest to any clubs, would be the...

About the closest to any clubs, would be the local forums. This one is good for anything to do with TV.
There are a couple of others:
http://talkingutahradio.proboards.com/...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-13-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,894
Posted By kenglish
There's also some wonderful stuff called...

There's also some wonderful stuff called "WireMold".
A strip of that in a corner, or use a piece of their wide "Home Theater Big Screen" duct right down the wall behind a big-screen TV (floor to...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   07-09-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By kenglish
We had something like a "regenerator" here. It...

We had something like a "regenerator" here. It was a huge flywheel, driven by a huge motor, and ran a huge generator.
It was a prototype unit.
The first day it was being tested, a small diode blew...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-09-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 739
Posted By kenglish
End of OTA TV in the Netherlands?

http://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2014/07/07/decision-on-future-of-dutch-dtt-in-2015/

They are saying that, since most everyone has Cable TV at home, and can also get satellite both at home and on...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-07-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 2,150
Views: 228,495
Posted By kenglish
I've seen them on both HD and RDS. Why would...

I've seen them on both HD and RDS.
Why would they WANT to put the wrong info on?
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