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Forum: HDTV Technical   05-26-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By mikepier
Could be your STB audio volume is set to high....

Could be your STB audio volume is set to high. Some STB's have a separate volume control other than the TV.

Any way you can hook up an OTA antenna and see if the same thing happens?
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-16-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By mikepier
I'm a couple of miles west of you in Wantagh. A...

I'm a couple of miles west of you in Wantagh. A couple of years ago, I tried several indoor antennas in my attic, and always had issues with VHF channels ( 7,11,13).

I finally got fed up, and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-08-2014, 08:55 AM
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Posted By mikepier
I think I remember seeing 1080i OTA. As a...

I think I remember seeing 1080i OTA.

As a sidenote, Cablevision has it in HD on 721, but on Ch 21 it shows it in SD.

It does not appear they have mapped the SD channes to the HD channel, like...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-22-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 352
Posted By mikepier
I'm not a big fan of those "amplified" outdoor...

I'm not a big fan of those "amplified" outdoor antennas, they don't really perform well and are not designed optimally.

Based on the current channels you can receive, I think you actually have a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-05-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By mikepier
A lot of the older TV's like my 2006 Mits DLP...

A lot of the older TV's like my 2006 Mits DLP has 2 Ant inputs, which is great because I switched inputs right from my TV remote. Too bad they don't make TV's with more than 1 ANT input anymore.
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-01-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By mikepier
Being you are close to the towers, you might get...

Being you are close to the towers, you might get away with putting an indoor antenna in the attic.
If you are serious about getting the North stations, you would need a separate, good sized outdoor...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-23-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By mikepier
We need to see your tvfool results to get an...

We need to see your tvfool results to get an idea of what reception is like in your area. Also please put your location in the title of your thread ( city,state)

I'd prefer one antenna instead of...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-20-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By mikepier
Based on that TVfool report, you DO NOT need an...

Based on that TVfool report, you DO NOT need an amp. If you do use an amp, you are probably overdriving your signals. Try removing the amp completely out of the mix. Don't just unplug it, it will...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-20-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By mikepier
The Research pre-amp looks like it was made in...

The Research pre-amp looks like it was made in someone's garage. I would not waste time with it.

Any way you can post your tv fool results?

Also what kind of results do you get if you just go...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-15-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By mikepier
It looks doable, but I would prefer to get a...

It looks doable, but I would prefer to get a more conventional VHF/UHF mounted outdoors
If you are absolutely certain you can't put on the roof, then I would get an Antennacraft HBU-22 from Radio...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-14-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By mikepier
Your Canadian channels look very weak from where...

Your Canadian channels look very weak from where you are. I would not be too optimistic about getting them. And they are both VHF and UHF channels. So you need a huge VHF/UHF antenna on your roof to...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-14-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By mikepier
No, you can't hook up the coax directly to the...

No, you can't hook up the coax directly to the antenna. It has a different impedance, 75 ohms, so there will be a mismatch. That's what the transformer is for, to convert the 300 ohm impedance to 75...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-13-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By mikepier
There should be a terminal with 2 wing nuts....

There should be a terminal with 2 wing nuts. It's located in middle on the underside of the antenna.
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-09-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By mikepier
Getting channels where you live will be a bit...

Getting channels where you live will be a bit challenging, but it looks doable.
First off, forget about using an indoor antenna. You need a fairly good sized outdoor VHF/UHF antenna. At 62 miles...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-07-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By mikepier
Your TV and amp should have the CEC feature,...

Your TV and amp should have the CEC feature, which means you can link the tv and amp together with an HDMI cable, and use just 1 remote for the TV and amp. Look in the manuals for each, it should...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-04-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By mikepier
Make sure you are aiming the antenna towards the...

Make sure you are aiming the antenna towards the towers which are to the SSW of you.

If you still get dropouts, try eliminating the splitter and go direct to 1 tv. If the dropouts stop, then you...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-04-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By mikepier
You got pretty good signals around you. The...

You got pretty good signals around you. The HBU-22 should work. Make sure you point the antenna to the NNE.
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-03-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By mikepier
There is a dedicated thread just for specific...

There is a dedicated thread just for specific broadcast that you can report on local reception in your area....
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-02-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By mikepier
Can't you use other inputs on the TV ( Video 1,...

Can't you use other inputs on the TV ( Video 1, Component 1, or HDMI 1, etc) to hook up the Xbox?
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-02-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By mikepier
Please post your tvfool results so we can get a...

Please post your tvfool results so we can get a better idea of reception where you live. Your address will not be shown.
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-02-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By mikepier
WRGB is your major concern. It is on VHF6, which...

WRGB is your major concern. It is on VHF6, which is almost impossible to get with an indoor antenna. Fortunately you can still get the WRGB simulcast on the CW 45.3, it's only 480i, but it is in...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-27-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By mikepier
We need to see what reception is like in your...

We need to see what reception is like in your area. Post your tvfool results. Also what kind of antenna you using?



When you scan for channels, make sure you scan under "Digital" and not...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-26-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 934
Posted By mikepier
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by waltbro http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1514101/no-analog-outs-on-newer-blu-ray-players#post_24265370)

Here's my problem.  I...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-25-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By mikepier
CEC can be an issue too depending on the...

CEC can be an issue too depending on the manufacturer, but I am fortunate that my setup in the basement works great with CEC. My Panny LCD, Panny BD player and Onkyo amp work great together.
My...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-25-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 155
Posted By mikepier
What happens if you use a separate...

What happens if you use a separate coaxial/optical cable from the STB/ BD player into the amp? Do you get sound?
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