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Forum: HDTV Programming   07-29-2014, 05:43 PM
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Posted By zaphod7501
That wouldn't be fair, do it the other way...

That wouldn't be fair, do it the other way around. Just give the guns to the trollops far away from me.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-24-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By zaphod7501
You probably should double check the wiring and...

You probably should double check the wiring and connections from the splitter to the card. Cables can develop problems. It's also possible that the TV has a better tuner than the 1600 and signal...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-23-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By zaphod7501
I have a 1600 but don't use the same software -...

I have a 1600 but don't use the same software - and my analog tuner section has died. (not a big deal, it's connected to a cable box and outside antenna anyway)

From a basic troubleshooting...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-14-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 213
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Posted By zaphod7501
He was just too subtle about it. I'd have praised...

He was just too subtle about it. I'd have praised the second showing as being "much improved" over the pilot, or some such nonsense. With lots of emoticons and punctuation marks for emphasis.
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-14-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,198
Posted By zaphod7501
Sour grapes, perhaps? Or, someone like...

Sour grapes, perhaps?
Or, someone like ABC/Disney won't be able to demand that Aereo carry all their programming just to get the OTA stations? That's the leverage the conglomerates use on "Real"...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-14-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 22,094
Posted By zaphod7501
In "The Old Days" people would put staples at 90...

In "The Old Days" people would put staples at 90 degrees across 300 ohm lead wire (instead of 180/parallel) effectively shorting out the RF field. (or taping it to water pipe in the basement, etc)...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-10-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5,095
Views: 635,382
Posted By zaphod7501
I'm sure this has been mentioned before, and it...

I'm sure this has been mentioned before, and it may or my not be a solution/workround for others, but adding local storage to the SMP (an 8GB USB stick in my case) solved(?) all the problems of...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-09-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 22,094
Posted By zaphod7501
I'm sure one of those antennas would work just...

I'm sure one of those antennas would work just fine. All you would need is a good mounting bracket - like a CM4221 or CM4228.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-04-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 213
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Views: 6,418
Posted By zaphod7501
Exactly my feelings. I was, however, skeptical...

Exactly my feelings. I was, however, skeptical from the start when they didn't want to release any details - "to pique interest" (?) - by slowly letting hints "slip" out about it.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-02-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1,613
Views: 428,449
Posted By zaphod7501
When they try to legislate technology, it rarely...

When they try to legislate technology, it rarely works out well for the consumer. In this case, one law says no analog on BD players but another says to retain it on Cable boxes. Go figure.

The...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-30-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,613
Views: 428,449
Posted By zaphod7501
I suspect many people have done what I have done....

I suspect many people have done what I have done. I very carefully Never select Internet@TV for fear that it will break basic operations trying to update things that have not been ported to this...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-26-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,157
Posted By zaphod7501
Showtime used to have "Sci-Friday". (Stargate...

Showtime used to have "Sci-Friday". (Stargate SG-1, Jeremiah, and Odyssey 5) and then dumped the entire batch. I think they were contractually obligated to finish out Jeremiah or they would have...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-26-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,157
Posted By zaphod7501
For me, I would also add "Dark Human Drama" to...

For me, I would also add "Dark Human Drama" to your "POST-APOCALYPTIC SHOW AND MOVIES!" rant. And maybe a sidebar to "Serialized Drama".

Of course. I'd watch Bruce Campbell in any of them. I need...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-25-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 22,094
Posted By zaphod7501
If AEREO lost because they have been declared a...

If AEREO lost because they have been declared a "Cable Company", (due to the dubious claim of "individual antennas") then do they also have to go through State and Local franchising laws?...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-20-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5,095
Views: 635,382
Posted By zaphod7501
While I have one of those RCAs, I have bunch...

While I have one of those RCAs, I have bunch (6+) of the old URC6131 OneForAll remotes that I use. (with extender)

Some other alternatives for pg_rider are the apps for smartphones (if you have a...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-20-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5,095
Views: 635,382
Posted By zaphod7501
The supplied remote controller has two problems....

The supplied remote controller has two problems. Low power and the internal LEDs are not aimed straight ahead, but at about 30 degrees off center. It will actually work better if you aim it to the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-17-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5,095
Views: 635,382
Posted By zaphod7501
I'm guessing a memory leak from something in the...

I'm guessing a memory leak from something in the software, an app, or firmware. When navigation slows to a crawl, I'm ready for a power cycle.
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-16-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 45,317
Posted By zaphod7501
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by gwsat http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-14-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 45,317
Posted By zaphod7501
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by slowbiscuit http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   05-07-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 87,600
Posted By zaphod7501
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Ratman http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1100609/comcast-dta-adaptor-boxes-not-working-for-me/150#post_24691584)

To me, it would...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-05-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 31,512
Posted By zaphod7501
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by keenan http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1465802/orphan-black-on-bbc-america-in-hd/570#post_24685952)

That would be fun,...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-02-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By zaphod7501
Cable box, media streamer(s), BD player,...

Cable box, media streamer(s), BD player, (DVD/VCR player), AV receiver(?) off the top of my head.
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-02-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,128
Posted By zaphod7501
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Ratman http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1529996/when-did-pay-t-v-become-the-norm-over-ota-broadcast-television#post_24675647)
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Forum: HDTV Programming   04-29-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2,252
Views: 144,432
Posted By zaphod7501
Quote:Originally Posted by Matt...

Quote:Originally Posted by Matt L http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/580328/supernatural-on-the-cw-hd-syndicated-on-tnt-hd/2190#post_24664401)

Well I hated...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-27-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 31,512
Posted By zaphod7501
Quote:Originally Posted by daryl...

Quote:Originally Posted by daryl zero http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1465802/orphan-black-on-bbc-america-in-hd/570#post_24654055)

I liked the ep but it...
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