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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-10-2005, 10:45 AM
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Posted By Mbode
I'll second that motion!!!

I'll second that motion!!!
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-21-2004, 04:08 AM
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Views: 470,253
Posted By Mbode
Just wanted to take an opportunity to publicly...

Just wanted to take an opportunity to publicly thank all those who participate in this forum for the great flow of information over the last year. A lot has been learned by all. As with any emerging...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-23-2004, 04:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Mbode
Unplugged it for about thirty minutes last...

Unplugged it for about thirty minutes last night, no change. Looks like I am going to need a service call. Got one scheduled for Monday between 2 and 5. Let you all know how it goes.
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-22-2004, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Mbode
Held a race party yesterday for the final nascar...

Held a race party yesterday for the final nascar race. TV worked great throughout. 20 minutes after the last guest left the TV turned itself off. Picture went black, then the relay clicked off and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-18-2004, 04:14 AM
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Views: 470,253
Posted By Mbode
When I first tuned in to the prerace show it was...

When I first tuned in to the prerace show it was in HD or near HD anyway but the lip sync was so far out that they would be a few seconds into the next interview (switching to different pit...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-30-2004, 04:00 AM
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Views: 520,051
Posted By Mbode
The locals provide a much needed service to the...

The locals provide a much needed service to the public. Try looking at their budget and then you would understand better. Just replace the TWT's in the xmitters once and there goes the whole home...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-02-2004, 03:59 AM
Replies: 7,949
Views: 520,051
Posted By Mbode
My condolences as well to all who knew and loved...

My condolences as well to all who knew and loved Ed. He was fixture in broadcasting in Hampton Roads and will be sorely missed. My prayers go out to his family and coworkers who are suffering during...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   05-06-2004, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By Mbode
I bought the extended warranty for my toshiba...

I bought the extended warranty for my toshiba plasma at BB when I got the tv. If memory serves it was about 500 bucks for four years worth. I think considering how mush a plasma costs to fix it was...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-27-2004, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7,949
Views: 520,051
Posted By Mbode
Almost a year now. It's a Toshiba 42HP83 and I...

Almost a year now. It's a Toshiba 42HP83 and I love it. I was almost convinced to buy a RP because of the price but the wife wanted the plasma and I have to admit it looks great over the mantle....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-27-2004, 08:17 AM
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Views: 520,051
Posted By Mbode
Only if all the gas leaks out!...

Only if all the gas leaks out! http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

Actually mine stays on nearly as long and has suffered no adverse effects. I guess as long as it's not a...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-16-2004, 04:04 AM
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Views: 520,051
Posted By Mbode
Depends on how you look at it! Could be a...

Depends on how you look at it! Could be a blessing. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/biggrin.gif
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-26-2004, 10:23 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 30,192
Posted By Mbode
Sounds interesting Ted but, how do you watch 4...

Sounds interesting Ted but, how do you watch 4 at once and do I have to rescan for the additional subchannels on my Samsung 160. I think as of now I only get 1 through 3 in my guide.
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   02-26-2004, 05:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By Mbode
Great picture. Very pleasing design and the...

Great picture. Very pleasing design and the speakers sound OK. I agree that no built in speaker sounds as good as a good 5.1 receiver setup but these sound pretty good.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-16-2004, 06:44 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 30,192
Posted By Mbode
Watched the race yesterday, matter of fact had a...

Watched the race yesterday, matter of fact had a race party to show off the plasma. Everything was fine, sound in sync, picture great with the exception of few of the handheld cameras in SD. Problem...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-09-2004, 04:27 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 30,192
Posted By Mbode
Les, Can you give us a rundown on what's going...

Les,
Can you give us a rundown on what's going to be in HD for the upcoming Daytona 500. I think NBC missed a golden opportunity to practice their HD skills this last weekend with qualifying. I am...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-30-2004, 09:32 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 30,192
Posted By Mbode
I don't know...can't you drink beer and hoot and...

I don't know...can't you drink beer and hoot and holler at 9am? :D
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-30-2004, 07:19 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 30,192
Posted By Mbode
What are my odds of getting a waiver? I really...

What are my odds of getting a waiver? I really need to get the antenna out of the attic but with the weather the way it is I don't think thats going to happen until spring. Besides I'd have to clean...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-21-2004, 05:49 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 30,192
Posted By Mbode
Check out this from CBS Sports: ...

Check out this from CBS Sports:

http://cbs.sportsline.com/u/cbs/spor...4superbowl.htm (http://cbs.sportsline.com/u/cbs/sports/news/012004superbowl.htm)

Looks cool to me. Sounds like I might...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-19-2004, 07:52 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 30,192
Posted By Mbode
Pretty poor reception all through the game. lots...

Pretty poor reception all through the game. lots of snow and the digital channels up and down continuously. Not sure what the problem was but when 3-1 popped in it was at around 96% then would just...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-19-2003, 09:43 AM
Replies: 721
Views: 27,482
Posted By Mbode
You guys are all doing a great job. As an old...

You guys are all doing a great job. As an old broadcast engineer from the old AM radio days I know a little. Well just enough to be dangerous. It's major undertaking and as with anything this...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-02-2003, 08:17 AM
Replies: 721
Views: 27,482
Posted By Mbode
My vote as well!

My vote as well!
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-28-2003, 10:06 AM
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Views: 27,482
Posted By Mbode
Speaking of Sleeping Beauty did anyone else...

Speaking of Sleeping Beauty did anyone else notice that at points it had music but, no voice in the dolby digital stream. How is this possible?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-28-2003, 09:59 AM
Replies: 721
Views: 27,482
Posted By Mbode
You would think that NASCAR races drawing and...

You would think that NASCAR races drawing and audience second only to the NFL NBC would be broadcasting them in HD. Well just asking (begging :) ). Watched last weekend not Atlanta but previous and...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   10-27-2003, 11:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,490
Posted By Mbode
I have noticed this as well. I believe they are...

I have noticed this as well. I believe they are compression artifacts from the signal and not the fault of the TV. I am not 100% sure but different source change the degree of artifact. DVD don't do...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   10-20-2003, 06:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,490
Posted By Mbode
I received mine from Best Buy yesterday, Sunday....

I received mine from Best Buy yesterday, Sunday. I had spent half of Friday and all day Saturday making preps such as installing wall bracket and moving all the surround gear, rerunning speaker...
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