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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-12-2015, 11:01 PM
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Posted By re_nelson
I was originally at 16 GB of RAM and increased to...

I was originally at 16 GB of RAM and increased to 32 GB because I frequently run multiple virtual machines. That made a considerable difference. But, far and away, the biggest bang for the buck was...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-12-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2,595
Views: 248,472
Posted By re_nelson
Since it's my main desktop environment, I opted...

Since it's my main desktop environment, I opted for a pretty hefty platform a few years back when I upgraded. The system is equipped with 32 GB of RAM:

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. P8Z77-V LX (Quad-Core...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-12-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2,595
Views: 248,472
Posted By re_nelson
I found it exceedingly simple to build, configure...

I found it exceedingly simple to build, configure and use. My platform is a home-grown system loosely based on Linux from Scratch and all applications are built from source so I'm quite accustomed to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-16-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14,566
Views: 1,231,473
Posted By re_nelson
Is Phil Donahue there too? :)

Is Phil Donahue there too? :)
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-09-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7,032
Views: 774,397
Posted By re_nelson
Just curiously what was the actual coverage on...

Just curiously what was the actual coverage on the former 75,000 milliwatt facility? Were there any area of the metro where it came in reliably without a clear shot of the West Austin Antenna Farm?...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-07-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7,032
Views: 774,397
Posted By re_nelson
Has that happened yet? 75 (less than my light...

Has that happened yet? 75 (less than my light bulbs) to 15,000 watts is certainly a significant increase.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-20-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7,719
Views: 827,419
Posted By re_nelson
Since the data is acquired from Frisco, not far...

Since the data is acquired from Frisco, not far from Collin College/Preston Ridge, it's useful for that part of the D/FW area. This is the link I generally keep open 24/7 on a browser tab to get an...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-20-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7,719
Views: 827,419
Posted By re_nelson
Take a look here -- they've been off during the...

Take a look here -- they've been off during the time period you cited:

http://www.rabbitears.info/tvdx/signal_graph/103DB6F5/tuner0/K31GL-D

I have no idea what's going on there. I just track...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-08-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7,719
Views: 827,419
Posted By re_nelson
No, KWDA has full programming on all 9 of its...

No, KWDA has full programming on all 9 of its streams.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-18-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7,719
Views: 827,419
Posted By re_nelson
Trip Ericson told me the map will come later. For...

Trip Ericson told me the map will come later. For now, I'm just happy to have the charts back and the means to record again. My first impressions are that the HDHR3-US tuner doesn't quite match the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-18-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7,719
Views: 827,419
Posted By re_nelson
The dead HDHR-US was just now replaced with a new...

The dead HDHR-US was just now replaced with a new (and surprisingly small) HDHR3-US. So the signal charts are back again at this URL for your dining and dancing pleasure:


...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-09-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7,719
Views: 827,419
Posted By re_nelson
Since my name came up, this gives me a chance to...

Since my name came up, this gives me a chance to mention that my HDHR just died. As a result, the live scans at the URL below have to come to an end until I get a new one:

...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-12-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9,719
Views: 1,201,933
Posted By re_nelson
This Slashdot article needs some technical help...

This Slashdot article needs some technical help from those here on AVS:

http://mobile.slashdot.org/story/14/09/12/1324221/la-tv-stations-free-up-some-spectrum-for-wireless-broadband

The S/N...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-24-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7,719
Views: 827,419
Posted By re_nelson
Not only that but the audio is beyond...

Not only that but the audio is beyond ultra-sonic! The re-arrival of KVFW has been nothing less than a cultural landslide to fill my home entertainment center. I'm sure the Dallas Times-Herald will...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-22-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7,719
Views: 827,419
Posted By re_nelson
Easily the most exciting news in the Dallas-Ft....

Easily the most exciting news in the Dallas-Ft. Worth market is the triumphant return of KVFW/38! My eyes have been glued to this facility since it recently returned to bless the viewing public with...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-02-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7,719
Views: 827,419
Posted By re_nelson
There's an interesting document here about the...

There's an interesting document here about the challenges of RF-14:
...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-26-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7,719
Views: 827,419
Posted By re_nelson
On my Sencore analyzer, the raw power did not...

On my Sencore analyzer, the raw power did not change one bit. Only the MER value increased and the BER went down to the lowest reading possible.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-24-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7,719
Views: 827,419
Posted By re_nelson
If anyone is still on it, they'll have to move...

If anyone is still on it, they'll have to move since the tower property is going to be used for other purposes, to wit, "THE 'TOWER OWNER OF KERA-TV'S LICENSED SITE HAS ADVISED NTPB THAT THE TOWER...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-09-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7,719
Views: 827,419
Posted By re_nelson
It's been almost five years since the DTV...

It's been almost five years since the DTV transition. I well recall communicating with several members here in this forum about reception problems on that fateful day, in particular KTVT's 23 kW...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-18-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7,719
Views: 827,419
Posted By re_nelson
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by K5ING http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/529070/dallas-tx-hdtv/7260#post_24733847)

WFAA Ch. 8 is the only VHF station in the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-26-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7,719
Views: 827,419
Posted By re_nelson
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ed_in_tx http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/529070/dallas-tx-hdtv/7230#post_24652549)

Now that you mention it, checking now KERA...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-31-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 7,719
Views: 827,419
Posted By re_nelson
After the Kentucky-Michigan game, I watched...

After the Kentucky-Michigan game, I watched every bit of KTXA/21.2-MeTV's Sunday Night Noir (my idea of Must-See TV) . Not a single dropout or a glitch of any type.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-01-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7,719
Views: 827,419
Posted By re_nelson
Quote:Great tropo last night! And some...

Quote:Great tropo last night!


And some of the locals were getting slammed by the tropo, notably KFWD. Check out the link below before things settle back down to normal with the cold front:
...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-25-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7,719
Views: 827,419
Posted By re_nelson
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by K5ING http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/529070/dallas-tx-hdtv/7170#post_24398272)

Are 33 and 31 on the same tower?


No....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-12-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7,719
Views: 827,419
Posted By re_nelson
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by JHBrandt http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/529070/dallas-tx-hdtv/7140#post_24200903)

What we're seeing on 21.2 is different:...
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