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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-31-2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6,188
Views: 634,439
Posted By holl_ands
Lowest price I found for Amplified Terk LOGTVa is...

Lowest price I found for Amplified Terk LOGTVa is $50 from Amazon, so the addition of the AMP resulted in it exceeding the OP's price cap....
BTW, whenever I see a Brandname change, I immediately...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-30-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6,188
Views: 634,439
Posted By holl_ands
Sooooo.....you must be within 5-8 miles from the...

Sooooo.....you must be within 5-8 miles from the Houston Transmitter Group located just outside the Sam Houston Parkway on the S-E Side.....which means you should AVOID using Amplified Antennas. We...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-27-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
Posted By holl_ands
Most I-N (Wi-Fi or Data Service) Videos that...

Most I-N (Wi-Fi or Data Service) Videos that ANDROID Mobile Phones/Tablets are currently displaying are MUCH Lower Rez and/or Lower Data Rates than OTA ATSC....so they would need to be capable of...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-24-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By holl_ands
AUTO means the Cable Box & TV have to go through...

AUTO means the Cable Box & TV have to go through the entire HDMI I/F Startup Procedure every time the SOURCE Resolution changes....which usually means a visible glitch while you wait for this process...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-21-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4,873
Views: 1,182,785
Posted By holl_ands
Real Ch26 is on 545 MHz and Real Ch46 is on 665...

Real Ch26 is on 545 MHz and Real Ch46 is on 665 MHz. You can't simply pick a Whisker Length and hope for the best....the overall design, including Bowtie Spacing, Feedline Separation (which...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-20-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By holl_ands
Many current ATSC stations broadcast TWO HD...

Many current ATSC stations broadcast TWO HD Channels, including TWO at 1080i plus one or more 480i Channel.....and SOME actually broadcast THREE at 720p: KVCW...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-20-2016, 02:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By holl_ands
I think it is likely that your "In-line...

I think it is likely that your "In-line Amplifier" is being overloaded by the EXTREMELY Strong UHF Signals....is there any improvement when you remove it....perhaps driving ONLY one TV until you sort...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-19-2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 14,954
Posted By holl_ands
MOST 4K Content in near term is Ultra HD Blu-Ray...

MOST 4K Content in near term is Ultra HD Blu-Ray Discs....which spurs availability of Movie Downloads/Streaming via I-N/SAT/Cable:
http://www.trustedreviews.com/opinions/what-is-ultra-hd-blu-ray...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-19-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 223
Posted By holl_ands
Two things to try: 1) LOCATION, LOCATION,...

Two things to try:

1) LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: Try to MOVE the Antenna at least TWO TO THREE FEET up/down and/or back/forth and see if it makes any difference, trying to avoid Spatial NULLS:...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-18-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By holl_ands
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION..... You might get...

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION.....
You might get better results if you placed the Antenna LOWER in the house (behind a Curtain or a Picture....or in a nearby closet???), so it can receive signals...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-17-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,020
Posted By holl_ands
FM NOTCH Filters built into Preamps is very...

FM NOTCH Filters built into Preamps is very narrowband and intended to suppress the lower part of the FM Band to prevent Interference to Ch6....so they aren't all that useful to prevent second...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-15-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,020
Posted By holl_ands
Second Harmonic of WYCA-FM (102.3 MHz) is the...

Second Harmonic of WYCA-FM (102.3 MHz) is the primary concern, since it falls on top of Ch12. If your location is close to the FMFool location (Post Office???) then it's not a problem.....but if...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-15-2016, 12:34 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,020
Posted By holl_ands
If you drop the strength of the VHF signals so...

If you drop the strength of the VHF signals so they don't overload a Preamp, you reduce the Sensitivity by the same amount...NOT the best approach.

Order the right part number (they're cheap) and...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-14-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4,873
Views: 1,182,785
Posted By holl_ands
From a PERFORMANCE viewpoint, it "shouldn't" make...

From a PERFORMANCE viewpoint, it "shouldn't" make any difference whether the Reflector is grounded or isolated.

From a LIGHTNING PROTECTION point of view, it is better to ensure that there is...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-14-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,020
Posted By holl_ands
UVSJ from Hollands, Pico-Macom and Blonder-Tongue...

UVSJ from Hollands, Pico-Macom and Blonder-Tongue do NOT have DC PASS on UHF Port, so they are NOT suitable for your situation.
You need to use an inexpensive VHF/UHF Combiner from either...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   01-14-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,913
Posted By holl_ands
DTS Audio is a SMALL fraction of the TOTAL File...

DTS Audio is a SMALL fraction of the TOTAL File Size for Movies, which are primarily VIDEO...so it looks like better video compression is ALSO being used for the DTS Audio high rate Movies. Also...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-09-2016, 10:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 339
Posted By holl_ands
Since DD5.1 is under 2 Mbps, RG-59 and smaller...

Since DD5.1 is under 2 Mbps, RG-59 and smaller coax cables can also be used....easier to thread thru walls....
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-09-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 339
Posted By holl_ands
I have the Samsung UDTV....I do NOT have to...

I have the Samsung UDTV....I do NOT have to disable internal Speakers to listen to DD5.1, such as from internal Utube, Vevo, etc source. I simply connected UDTV's Digital Audio (Optical) OUTPUT to...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-04-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 465
Posted By holl_ands
Here's an update of the Theoretical Parabolic...

Here's an update of the Theoretical Parabolic Dish Gain Calculators per Formulas found in Wiki "Parabolic Antenna" and various text books:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parabolic_antenna

I ...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-03-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By holl_ands
Probably....but you should download and read the...

Probably....but you should download and read the User Guide to make sure the "Chosen One" doesn't require TWO CAT-5/6 cables per Extender Pair.....
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-02-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By holl_ands
I'm betting on the DB-8e which [prior to...

I'm betting on the DB-8e which [prior to subtracting 0.5 to 1.0+ dB RF Combiner Loss] has 1 dB more Gain on 698 MHz (Ch51), rising to a whopping 3 dB on 470 MHz (Ch14).....and I believe that the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-02-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By holl_ands
1) Search for "HDMI Extenders" that operate via...

1) Search for "HDMI Extenders" that operate via CAT-5 and/or CAT-6 cables...(or RG-6/59 Coax), which have much smaller RJ-45 (Ethernet) connectors that are much simpler to replace....and if you are...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-02-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 465
Posted By holl_ands
The FCC doesn't "allow" stations to use very low...

The FCC doesn't "allow" stations to use very low power levels...the FCC's interest is to minimize interference BETWEEN Stations and hence may only limit the MAXIMUM power. If stations CHOSE to use...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-30-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 465
Posted By holl_ands
If you are interested in BUILDING a Parabolic,...

If you are interested in BUILDING a Parabolic, you might want to consider a QUASI-PARABOLIC (aka K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Stupid):
http://imageevent.com/holl_ands/quasiparabolic/kiss4panel8ellpda...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-29-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 465
Posted By holl_ands
Here is the link to the Theoretical Parabolic...

Here is the link to the Theoretical Parabolic Gain Equation....and Spread Sheet Calculations for various Dish Diameters at the Center of the UHF (584 MHz) and Hi-VHF (198 MHz) Bands, where I...
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