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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-04-2016, 10:26 AM
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Posted By ProjectSHO89
The Lavas and their ilk are generally cheaply...

The Lavas and their ilk are generally cheaply made imports that are very flimsy. Recommend avoiding them as well as their outrageous performance claims.

How about supporting a local (Ellisville)...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-01-2016, 04:35 AM
Replies: 16,559
Views: 2,886,422
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Yes, by a long shot. Unknown. I've never seen...

Yes, by a long shot.
Unknown. I've never seen either modeling or field testing that characterized either antenna on the VHF band.
On UHF, absolutely not as the 8 bay antenna is designed to be very...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-30-2016, 04:07 PM
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Posted By ProjectSHO89
All I can see is that one box is bigger than the...

All I can see is that one box is bigger than the other. The graphics on the boxes appear, at least in the photo, to be of the same antenna.

There's very, very little about "RCA"'s marketing...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-30-2016, 05:32 AM
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Posted By ProjectSHO89
They're probably the same antenna, Walmart often...

They're probably the same antenna, Walmart often has specific packaging requirements that force manufacturers to have a Walmart-exclusive model number or SKU. A google search of "RCA ANT7511" comes...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-26-2016, 11:55 AM
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Posted By ProjectSHO89
It depends on the nature of the "deficiency". ...

It depends on the nature of the "deficiency".

More likely than not, there was a combination of a worn out female connector (very loose) and a too-small center conductor of the "defective" cable. ...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-18-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Most, but certainly not all, of the external...

Most, but certainly not all, of the external tuner boxes have a miserable user interface and an extra remote to keep track of. If you want a really capable one, you can't beat a Tivo.

By that...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-17-2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By ProjectSHO89
You need to look at TV sets, not the display-only...

You need to look at TV sets, not the display-only monitors then. Yes, there is a difference.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-17-2016, 03:55 AM
Replies: 11,211
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Posted By ProjectSHO89
The Leviton 47690 is an 8-port distribution...

The Leviton 47690 is an 8-port distribution amplifier with a variable attenuator at its front end (input).

Is the attenuator adjusted correctly?

Do you have its power supply connected and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-03-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13,402
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Posted By ProjectSHO89
He purchased both. Not even close in that...

He purchased both.

Not even close in that judgement. It is QUITE directional. Go here and scroll down to the last section. http://www.hdtvprimer.com/antennas/temporarypage.html
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-03-2016, 05:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 100
Posted By ProjectSHO89
The 7694 should be a completely appropriate...

The 7694 should be a completely appropriate antenna for your location based on your TVFool plot.

It's unlikely that you'd overload anything unless you also have an amplifier in the system, none...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-26-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 258
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Go back and use the interactive map to pinpoint...

Go back and use the interactive map to pinpoint exactly where you'll be at. See if there is any significant difference and, if so, post the revised plot.

As high as it takes. It's impossible for...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-24-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12,581
Views: 1,325,126
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Good thing you didn't update to Techshield...

Good thing you didn't update to Techshield shingles....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-21-2016, 05:18 AM
Replies: 12,581
Views: 1,325,126
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Try being more specific: Sub-channel, program,...

Try being more specific: Sub-channel, program, time of day, etc.

Check your SAP setting, check on an alternate receiver, etc.

Mod: Merge into Chicago thread.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-12-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14,330
Views: 1,100,709
Posted By ProjectSHO89
You cannot leave an un-powered amplifier in the...

You cannot leave an un-powered amplifier in the circuit without seriously weakening the signals. You must remove BOTH components of the preamplifier kit as was specifically noted before. If you...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-09-2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 14,330
Views: 1,100,709
Posted By ProjectSHO89
KGO operates a UHF 35 translator from Mt Allison....

KGO operates a UHF 35 translator from Mt Allison. KNTV's primary programming is broadcast on KSTS UHF 49, also from Mt Allison. Both stations cover the southern Bay area very well and may make a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-29-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Every single element of your calculation is...

Every single element of your calculation is incorrect.

75' @ about 1 dB/15' = 5 dB
4- port splitter = ~ 8 dB
Run 2 furthest TV set ?? Say 45' = another 3 dB.

That's about 16 dB total from...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-20-2016, 04:40 AM
Replies: 14,330
Views: 1,100,709
Posted By ProjectSHO89
The tip about the attenuator sounds spot-on. ...

The tip about the attenuator sounds spot-on. Didn't know the meter even had one.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-19-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14,330
Views: 1,100,709
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Present the query "convert dBuV to dbm" to Google...

Present the query "convert dBuV to dbm" to Google and watch the magic!
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-19-2016, 04:40 AM
Replies: 14,330
Views: 1,100,709
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Back in 2009 when I got bitten by this bug, I...

Back in 2009 when I got bitten by this bug, I bought a used Sadelco signal meter off eBay. I don't recall the model number, but I do recall that its signal display range was limited to -23 dBmV (-71...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-18-2016, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14,330
Views: 1,100,709
Posted By ProjectSHO89
It's a limitation of your meter. You can't...

It's a limitation of your meter.

You can't see the signal because your meter is too noisy. If your displayed noise floor is only 41.7 dBuV (-67 dBm), you're about 40 dB shy of measuring the noise...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-14-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16,559
Views: 2,886,422
Posted By ProjectSHO89
The odds of that would be zero. A $4 splitter...

The odds of that would be zero. A $4 splitter will do the same thing (except for the LTE part).
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-10-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 261
Posted By ProjectSHO89
... or simply ignored by those who are most...

... or simply ignored by those who are most likely able to assist but don't feel like pulling teeth to get details.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-20-2016, 05:27 AM
Replies: 9,867
Views: 1,086,759
Posted By ProjectSHO89
I would be quite (pleasantly) surprised if that...

I would be quite (pleasantly) surprised if that were correct. First, that a Directv CSR knew about the AM21 and secondly, that they still offer them for $50. That was the price when I last ordered...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-19-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9,867
Views: 1,086,759
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Directv does not offer that equipment option...

Directv does not offer that equipment option anymore, either built-in or add-on. Their last unit with a built-in tuner was the HR20, IIRC. They discontinued the AM21 box a year or two ago although...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-17-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 677
Posted By ProjectSHO89
The difference between purple and blue as a...

The difference between purple and blue as a difference in wavelength is about 50 nm.
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