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Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-01-2016, 05:21 AM
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Posted By wildwillie6
Just a question, OLDXTECH: How's the tuner...

Just a question, OLDXTECH: How's the tuner performance on your Tivo? (I'm in a fringe area but my old Pals bring in all of my stations just fine, even some that are 95 miles away.)
Forum: Speakers   10-10-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,013
Posted By wildwillie6
Wow, I wish I had the opportunity to audition...

Wow, I wish I had the opportunity to audition that system against the originally mentioned Onkyo HTIB, currently showing at $1,145.95 on Amazon.

[My personal experience: I had the good fortune to...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-14-2016, 05:33 AM
Replies: 16,553
Views: 2,886,160
Posted By wildwillie6
What are the odds that Channel Master (1)...

What are the odds that Channel Master (1) discovered a little electronic thingie that would isolate those problems and (2) placed it into the sub-$40 new JOINtenna?

Just askin'.
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-13-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16,553
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Posted By wildwillie6
Return of the JOINtenna?

I received email from ChannelMaster today regarding a good old name -- "JOINtenna" -- for combining antenna inputs. (See http://www.channelmaster.com/JOINtenna_p/cm-0500.htm). But as I read through...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-12-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 13,379
Views: 835,137
Posted By wildwillie6
That inference comes because of the absence of...

That inference comes because of the absence of RF-out on the DVR+ (unlike earlier versions such as CM-7000), right? You have to add splitters, etc., to make the DVR+ something other than your only...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-02-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3,718
Views: 392,550
Posted By wildwillie6
Checked just now -- it was CBS, showing rerun of...

Checked just now -- it was CBS, showing rerun of Friends on 3-2, matching what titantv.com had posted:
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Forum: HDTV Technical   06-22-2016, 06:46 AM
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Posted By wildwillie6
Yes, and that will become important to some of us...

Yes, and that will become important to some of us after repacking (http://deadline.com/2016/03/fcc-begins-broadcast-tv-spectrum-auction-1201727834/), as we'll then be much more likely to have...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-05-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,027
Posted By wildwillie6
Yes -- I have an old CM 4248 on a mast 25' AGL,...

Yes -- I have an old CM 4248 on a mast 25' AGL, coupled with classic CM 7777 amplifier, and I get Richmond Va. stations from 90 air miles away, rock solid. (When local friends ask me about antennas,...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-27-2016, 05:42 AM
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Posted By wildwillie6
I know the final details won't be available for a...

I know the final details won't be available for a while, but do we know what general range of channels -- after repacking -- antennas will need to handle? Say, channels 7 through 30? (The optimist in...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-19-2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16,553
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Posted By wildwillie6
Join-Tenna update?

Perennial question, I know, but maybe someone has an update on this:

Is there a vendor currently offering a Join-Tenna or equivalent (antenna combiner that passes ~1 channel from one antenna,...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-17-2016, 06:16 AM
Replies: 16,553
Views: 2,886,160
Posted By wildwillie6
So I see an ad for the ChannelMaster LTE filter...

So I see an ad for the ChannelMaster LTE filter (http://www.channelmaster.com/TV_Antenna_LTE_Filter_p/cm-3201.htm) in my inbox, and I see that LTE filtering is now included in a preamp that has the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-07-2016, 03:27 PM
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Views: 790,610
Posted By wildwillie6
Same here . . . less compression, I guess. ...

Same here . . . less compression, I guess.

And: I'm a big fan of running cabling to the attic especially when remodeling, etc., would make it easy. If it works, it works. If not, you have a head...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-07-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19,246
Views: 2,222,540
Posted By wildwillie6
Obsolete someday anyway

I'm just hoping my Pal and my newer 7000 will hold up until ATSC 3.0 blows them both away. They're both super at pulling in distant stations -- and they have the all-important (to me) RF Out to pass...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-28-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 26,495
Posted By wildwillie6
ESPN performance over SlingTV

How about it, sports fans? What kind of performance are you getting from Sling TV for the college bowl games?
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-21-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6,421
Views: 1,548,642
Posted By wildwillie6
My BD550 is doing the same thing. I did a factory...

My BD550 is doing the same thing. I did a factory set and it worked fine for maybe 45 minutes and now it's either freezing or shutting down as a track or commercial ends. Pandora seems to be the only...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-19-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 20,089
Posted By wildwillie6
I see -- priced more for headend operators than...

I see -- priced more for headend operators than home hobbyists.

The other solution for my friend is a DVR with two antenna inputs, but I guess they're rare (rare like a unicorn).
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-19-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 20,089
Posted By wildwillie6
Coming back to this subject after a long absence...

Coming back to this subject after a long absence -- is anybody making new Join-Tenna equivalents? (I have a multi-antenna setup that works great, thanks to a Channel 49 Join-Tenna; now trying to help...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   06-07-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,192
Posted By wildwillie6
How does old (non-Atmos) content sound on ...

How does old (non-Atmos) content sound on Blu-Ray and DVD through this system?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-06-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 26,495
Posted By wildwillie6
Here's a review that says "Sling TV doesn't feel...

Here's a review that says "Sling TV doesn't feel like TV" (feels like Netflix instead) and I wonder -- how much of that is the input-device-changing business vs. buffering and other issues?...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-05-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 26,495
Posted By wildwillie6
Hardware and remote integration?

I think I'm a prime prospect for this service (cut the cord in 2002 and OTA-only since). I have great OTA channels from an antenna array and a small household that watches TV together when it watches...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-22-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3,718
Views: 392,550
Posted By wildwillie6
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by tylerSC http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/386678/harrisonburg-charlottesville-va-hdtv/3630#post_23125884)

wildwillie I like your...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-25-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3,718
Views: 392,550
Posted By wildwillie6
Here's an update to my situation, I'm finally...

Here's an update to my situation, I'm finally getting CBS!!! The channel is 43.2.. which is strange as it doesn't come up in a TVFool scan. On clear days I can pull in WTVR-DT 6.1 which is included...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-11-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3,718
Views: 392,550
Posted By wildwillie6
WHSV's bit rates are stretched pretty thin with...

WHSV's bit rates are stretched pretty thin with the 4 feeds. The fox feed (3.2) is basically unwatchable to me.

And now WHSV seems to be running a bandwidth-starved version of its CBS affiliate...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-02-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16,553
Views: 2,886,160
Posted By wildwillie6
I'd swap supplies before taking down the antenna...

I'd swap supplies before taking down the antenna but I have a multi-meter for troubleshooting.

You assume the risk here.

Thanks -- much appreciated . . . always dealing in probabilities....
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-02-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16,553
Views: 2,886,160
Posted By wildwillie6
I have two antennas with separate ChannelMaster...

I have two antennas with separate ChannelMaster 7777 amplifiers, both on a remote and difficult part of the roof to get to.

One of the antennas started returning no signal. Before climbing out, I...
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