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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-10-2014, 05:03 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
I looked for that so see if there was any...

I looked for that so see if there was any correlation. Ch 4, no sub-channels, was fuzzy, no stripes visible like Ch 8 with 2 sub-channels. Ch 5 was almost as clearly defined as Ch 11, and 5 runs...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-09-2014, 06:53 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Capacitors don't necessarily have to be bulging...

Capacitors don't necessarily have to be bulging to be bad. A capacitor tester with ESR test would help track down the bad caps on the boards, if that's the problem.

Have you tested it with...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-09-2014, 04:17 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
A picture resolution observation: Watching the...

A picture resolution observation: Watching the Prez giving a little speech now, on all the local channels and Fox-CNN etc. Noticing his pinstriped shirt. On Ch 8 and 4 you'd never know that was a...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-07-2014, 01:13 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
I don't really miss TVGOS and its own problems. ...

I don't really miss TVGOS and its own problems. The clocks on my two Pal DVRs automatically stay within 15 seconds + or - of actual time. And I normally set a timer for an individual program to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-07-2014, 07:04 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
You are getting there, just need to move it,...

You are getting there, just need to move it, raise it, lower it, more until you find the right spot.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-06-2014, 07:46 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
You may need to move the position of the antenna...

You may need to move the position of the antenna and mast a few feet in some direction to get rid of multipath distortion or other interference. Not so easy I know, being mounted on your roof. I...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-04-2014, 06:28 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
People can ask whatever price they want. What...

People can ask whatever price they want. What they SELL for is maybe another thing. Looking at recent DTVPal DVR "Sold listings" on e-bay since May, seven altogether, sold from $100-185. I would...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-03-2014, 05:15 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Only a half-mil $$ for a filter! Makes one...

Only a half-mil $$ for a filter! Makes one wonder why they just didn't exclude RF14 from TV.
Didn't KERA originally want to stay on RF13 and the FCC nixed that?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-02-2014, 05:55 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Didn't KERA 13 have a sideband filter or somesuch...

Didn't KERA 13 have a sideband filter or somesuch to prevent adjacent interference to radio communication, which was effecting KERA's received signal quality?
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-30-2014, 09:16 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
A $20 Weller from Home Depot would do it. But I...

A $20 Weller from Home Depot would do it. But I wouldn't recommend learning first time how to properly de-solder the old parts, replace, and solder in the new ones. It takes some practice.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-26-2014, 06:55 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Should work fine. Time will tell. It's internal...

Should work fine. Time will tell. It's internal heat buildup that causes the capacitor to swell and maybe vent out the top or sometimes push the rubber seal out the bottom. There are some "low ESR"...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-25-2014, 10:21 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Did you use "low ESR" capacitors? That's the type...

Did you use "low ESR" capacitors? That's the type specified for high frequency switching power supplies. Never would have thought about Amazon. I usually order those from Mouser.

Anyway excellent...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-24-2014, 02:05 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Good info to know... had I not already invested...

Good info to know... had I not already invested in EZ Docks. I hope others can learn from it. Your method with that type of external drive would be more desirable to me than handling raw drives.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-23-2014, 12:23 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Looking at the history of my 'Pal hard drives, ...

Looking at the history of my 'Pal hard drives, the one in 'Pal #2 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) that's misbehaved a few times is a WD10EARX. The one in "Pal...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-18-2014, 04:55 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Nah... I'll just file an Item Not As Described...

Nah... I'll just file an Item Not As Described claim and send it back if there's a problem. Claimed to be working perfectly with very low use. We shall see!
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-17-2014, 06:52 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
I just bought another one for $120 B-I-N ...

I just bought another one for $120 B-I-N shipped, on e-bay. Will be #3 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) for me, a back-up unit. Had been up for sale almost a...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-14-2014, 08:20 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Have you tried a different hard drive? ...

Have you tried a different hard drive?

Reason I ask.. last week when one of mine decided to go corrupt and lost the DVR functions, the audio was all screwed up on the channels I received while...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-13-2014, 04:09 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Yep got restarted at noon. It got really bad...

Yep got restarted at noon. It got really bad breaking up during the rain yesterday, then went completely black.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-13-2014, 09:25 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
No not paying much attention to KTXD these days. ...

No not paying much attention to KTXD these days.
I did notice 31.4 "Retro" went black yesterday and is now back to "TV31.4" programs. I guess the new Retro receiver went kaput.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-09-2014, 08:46 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
So much for Antenna TV .. "TV the way it was...

So much for Antenna TV .. "TV the way it was meant to be". They have added a highly obnoxious logo bug on 33.2 at what looks like full 100% bright white. TV prior to the mid-'90s was pretty much bug...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-08-2014, 03:26 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Watching 31.4 Retro.. haven't seen a single...

Watching 31.4 Retro.. haven't seen a single glitch in 30+ min watching!

No local inserted 31.4 ID happening either. Must be a work in progress.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-06-2014, 06:20 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
You can watch e-bay for Pal DVRs that sell, to...

You can watch e-bay for Pal DVRs that sell, to see what it may be worth.
If I was selling a Pal DVR I would certainly prefer to sell to someone experienced with one so they would understand the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-04-2014, 07:45 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
I seem to remember something about a corrupted...

I seem to remember something about a corrupted recording causing problems so I went into the recordings and the last program I recorded was ready to resume from where it messed up last night. I...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-04-2014, 08:53 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Quote:Originally Posted by P...

Quote:Originally Posted by P Smith http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1099071/the-official-avs-dish-dtvpal-dvr-topic/18120#post_24791654)

Should work...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-04-2014, 05:05 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
So last night was watching a recording on Pal #2...

So last night was watching a recording on Pal #2 the newest that gets the least use, fell asleep for a few minutes, and when I awoke the TV screen was completely white but audio OK. Tried changing...
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