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Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   05-12-2007, 10:35 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 101,912
Posted By jpurkey
Does the Philips (or other in-production brands)...

Does the Philips (or other in-production brands) recorder let you do fast playback with audio? My current DVD recorder (a Panasonic E75V VCR/DVDrec, no hard drive), is starting to fail and...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   02-02-2007, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,497
Posted By jpurkey
Quote:Originally Posted by jcoconnor...

Quote:Originally Posted by jcoconnor http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

I'm considered the neighborhood geek so I was asked to help with this...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   02-02-2007, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,464
Posted By jpurkey
Quote:Originally Posted by a2gti...

Quote:Originally Posted by a2gti http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

Good question..i'm not sure if it's HD.

It is a 24 hour news channel...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   01-09-2007, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,951
Posted By jpurkey
Quote:Originally Posted by JeffStickney...

Quote:Originally Posted by JeffStickney http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

I have Cox cable, Motorola DCT6416, and every day when I watch TV I...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   01-09-2007, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,120
Posted By jpurkey
If you subscribe to any premium services like...

If you subscribe to any premium services like HBO, Starz, etc. OnDemand is nice to have. Most of the movies I've watched on Starz have been OnDemand.
- I can watch movies when I want without...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   01-09-2007, 11:44 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 28,105
Posted By jpurkey
I read half this thread before realizing it was...

I read half this thread before realizing it was from 18 months ago. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif

I have no interest in HD picture quality because of my vision. But a...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   12-21-2006, 06:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,576
Posted By jpurkey
Comedy: I Love Lucy Sci-Fi: The Twilight...

Comedy: I Love Lucy

Sci-Fi: The Twilight Zone (original)
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   12-15-2006, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By jpurkey
Quote: Originally Posted by epsilon The...

Quote:
Originally Posted by epsilon
The single most annoying experience in watching this were the mini-previews of the next segment before commercial breaks. I had to scramble for the remote to...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   12-07-2006, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By jpurkey
Quote: Originally Posted by kenglish Since...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kenglish
Since audio doesn't have "almost identical" frames, it is compressed differently, taking in to account certain pscho-acoustical "quirks" of human hearing. But,...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   12-04-2006, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By jpurkey
Even a perfect cable won't do anything about the...

Even a perfect cable won't do anything about the motion artifacts on DirecTV. But the amount of artifacts will vary depending on the channel. PPV and premium movie channels have the least. And...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   11-25-2006, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 925
Posted By jpurkey
Quote: Originally Posted by earthsong The...

Quote:
Originally Posted by earthsong
The one thing that's still kinda confusing is that the signal should already be digital even before it gets to the box, 'cause the cable company receives...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   11-24-2006, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By jpurkey
Lately my favorirte cable channel has been...

Lately my favorirte cable channel has been American Life TV.

Only reality show I watch anymore is Amazing Race.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   11-14-2006, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By jpurkey
As much as I rewind, pause, fast forward, etc.,...

As much as I rewind, pause, fast forward, etc., a person would get really annoyed wathing my OnDemand viewing. :)
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   11-05-2006, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By jpurkey
Well, some networks are already making their...

Well, some networks are already making their programs available free via the web. I just don't know how much market there is for pay-to-view online. Many people probably feel that if they are going...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   11-03-2006, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By jpurkey
Yeah. I don't see anything special, unless it's...

Yeah. I don't see anything special, unless it's transmitting the signal digitally for a clearer picture? Or can transmit more than one channel?

I've used A/V systems in the past, along with...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   11-02-2006, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By jpurkey
Quote: Originally Posted by DigitalOBX What...

Quote:
Originally Posted by DigitalOBX
What was your favorite cartoon when growing up ?
I remember watching Clutch Cargo (oldie but goodie :) ) and Bugs Bunny and Friends.....

I liked any of...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   10-27-2006, 10:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,282
Posted By jpurkey
The analog channels on FiOS appear to be digital...

The analog channels on FiOS appear to be digital up to some point, see below. Where they get decoded to analog and put on the line I don't know for sure. So unless the TV Guide info is preserved in...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   10-27-2006, 10:04 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,682
Posted By jpurkey
Heroes Jericho Amazing Race Family Guy ...

Heroes
Jericho
Amazing Race
Family Guy
Simpsons
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   10-23-2006, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 955
Posted By jpurkey
I just wish the cable and satellite companies...

I just wish the cable and satellite companies would come up with a system where after you've been a customer for so long you would no longer have to pay the receiver fees. It would be a way of...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-10-2006, 09:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,047
Posted By jpurkey
I'd hesitate to use cheap unknown brand...

I'd hesitate to use cheap unknown brand batteries in anything expensive because the batteries might leak. Of course, I've had Duracell batteries leak too, so it may not really matter. :)

However,...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-07-2006, 05:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,005
Posted By jpurkey
If there isn't a firmware update then I'll...

If there isn't a firmware update then I'll probably just disable the automatic DST option. I don't mind setting the time on the new dates, but having my recorder change the time on the wrong (old)...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-05-2006, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,093
Posted By jpurkey
Funny! I'd buy one if it were cheaper, less than...

Funny! I'd buy one if it were cheaper, less than $8. But $17+? Too much!
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   09-28-2006, 12:27 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 8,937
Posted By jpurkey
Quote: Originally Posted by vincentnyc ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by vincentnyc
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-rQ0TQrt...1925&s=0&cc=01 (http://www.crutchfield.com/S-rQ0TQrtqu1E/cgi-bin/prodview.asp?i=043561925&s=0&cc=01)

here is the...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   09-22-2006, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By jpurkey
If something is really important and if you have...

If something is really important and if you have the option then record it to both -R and -RAM. Regardless of which media fails first you will still have the other to make another copy from.
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   09-20-2006, 10:42 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,940
Posted By jpurkey
I was surprised at how many commercial tapes...

I was surprised at how many commercial tapes were not copy protected. It was mainly the tapes from FOX and MCA that had the protection. I copied the ones I could and kept the rest.

I still have a...
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