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Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   08-10-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 71,631
Posted By dundakitty
In 2006 I plunked down over 3K for a 50" 720P...

In 2006 I plunked down over 3K for a 50" 720P plasma (Panasonic TH-50PX600U). I don't plan on replacing it until next year, when it will be 10 years old. The previous set was a 27" Sony XBR (CRT)...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-30-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 15,435
Views: 1,598,222
Posted By dundakitty
The CM4228 has fairly good performance on high...

The CM4228 has fairly good performance on high VHF, which is why I chose it. In my simple experiments I found it to perform on channel 11 just as well as the high VHF hourglass. I measured each...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-29-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 15,435
Views: 1,598,222
Posted By dundakitty
I'm in Durham and I first tried a Mohu Leaf,...

I'm in Durham and I first tried a Mohu Leaf, which didn't work for me.
Next I tried HD Frequency's "Cable Cutter", available here:
http://www.hdfrequency.com/best_indoor_hdtv_antennas.html
It was...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-13-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 548
Posted By dundakitty
Holl_and's hourglass (7 reflector rods) is now in...

Holl_and's hourglass (7 reflector rods) is now in my attic, about 6 feet away from the CM4228HD. I have two identical 8ft quad-shield RG6 coax runs connected to a standard 2:1 combiner, then down to...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-18-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 548
Posted By dundakitty
Any concerns about stacking horizontally? I have...

Any concerns about stacking horizontally? I have a CM4228HD in my attic and I'm planning on mounting a DIY hourglass high-vhf next to it.
I've built Holl_and's hourglass (7 reflector rods) and lent...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-23-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 1,826
Views: 177,544
Posted By dundakitty
Is there a posting that lists firmware quirks or...

Is there a posting that lists firmware quirks or usage tips?
I have the 27-Dec-2014 version 2.0 firmware and I've yet to figure out how to access a recorded show while the unit is actively...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-16-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 16,383
Views: 2,859,620
Posted By dundakitty
I think I'll try the hourglass-loop with seven...

I think I'll try the hourglass-loop with seven reflector rods. The project will have to wait a few months until I have time. I do dread assembling the antenna in the attic during the heat of the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-12-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16,383
Views: 2,859,620
Posted By dundakitty
I hung the CM-4228HD on two nails, 24" apart. I...

I hung the CM-4228HD on two nails, 24" apart. I used a compass app on my smart phone and found my house points "close enough" to the tower farm. I'm using ~40 feet of quad-shield RG6 from the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-05-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16,383
Views: 2,859,620
Posted By dundakitty
I should clarify that the only antenna I...

I should clarify that the only antenna I currently have is the HD Frequency Cable Cutter. By "4228 (still in the attic)" I mean that if I purchase a 4228, I would still mount it in the attic. Would...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-05-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 16,383
Views: 2,859,620
Posted By dundakitty
I'm in Durham, NC, and I've started exploring the...

I'm in Durham, NC, and I've started exploring the possibility of switching to OTA. Here's my tvfool report:
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3df1f0860089e630

I'm...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-29-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 15,435
Views: 1,598,222
Posted By dundakitty
Here is a TWC chat session: Marshal Hall: at...

Here is a TWC chat session:

Marshal Hall: at 8:36:44
I see that you have a cable box query?
Mike Mitchell: at 8:37:12
I do not have a set-top-box at all, my TV plugs directly into the TWC...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-24-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 15,435
Views: 1,598,222
Posted By dundakitty
I subscribe to Time Warner Cable's "standard"...

I subscribe to Time Warner Cable's "standard" service in Durham. The cable is connected directly to my TV, I do not have a set-top-box.
I've been able to receive HD versions of ABC, CBS, NBC, and a...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-13-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 40,494
Views: 5,005,003
Posted By dundakitty
I purchased my BDP-83 in May of 2009. About a...

I purchased my BDP-83 in May of 2009. About a year ago I started keeping a disc in the tray because of the sticking problem. It finally got so bad that I sent the player in for repair. It was a...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-04-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 40,494
Views: 5,005,003
Posted By dundakitty
My disc tray started sticking over a year ago. I...

My disc tray started sticking over a year ago. I keep a CD in it at all times. I've even used "reel grease" as suggested here:...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-15-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 26,732
Views: 3,465,730
Posted By dundakitty
Quote:Originally Posted by Clint...

Quote:Originally Posted by Clint S. http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-15-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 26,732
Views: 3,465,730
Posted By dundakitty
I installed SuperFW 727V on my 513 soon after it...

I installed SuperFW 727V on my 513 soon after it was available. I had occasional freezes, about once a week. Eventually I installed Ver02C and that cleared up the problem. Ver02C only changes the...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   11-02-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5,669
Views: 590,914
Posted By dundakitty
Color grading to enhance teal and orange is...

Color grading to enhance teal and orange is commonplace in Hollywood.
See http://theabyssgazes.blogspot.com/2010/03/teal-and-orange-hollywood-please-stop.html for some other examples.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-29-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 5,669
Views: 590,914
Posted By dundakitty
For fun here is a photo I took at Mahatamata,...

For fun here is a photo I took at Mahatamata, New Zealand, in January of 2011.
http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/301150/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-08-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 15,435
Views: 1,598,222
Posted By dundakitty
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by bnishida http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/147473/raleigh-nc-hdtv/15060#post_23175913)

Anyone interested in this?...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-08-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 15,435
Views: 1,598,222
Posted By dundakitty
I have TWC's basic cable service directly...

I have TWC's basic cable service directly connected to a Panasonic TV without a STB. I don't have much of a problem with the Clear-QAM HD versions of ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX. HD versions of CW and...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-15-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 40,494
Views: 5,005,003
Posted By dundakitty
I've had my bdp-83 since May of 2009. I...

I've had my bdp-83 since May of 2009. I purchased the 2-year extended warranty in April of 2010. I've had no problems until just recently -- now the loader doesn't open every time.
When it doesn't...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-12-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 26,732
Views: 3,465,730
Posted By dundakitty
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mrmazda http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-01-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 15,435
Views: 1,598,222
Posted By dundakitty
There are several threads in AVS Forums about...

There are several threads in AVS Forums about PVRs. One such thread is http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1390236
It has links to other similar threads on the first page.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-31-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 15,435
Views: 1,598,222
Posted By dundakitty
The ePVision PHD-VRX looks promising for a DVR. ...

The ePVision PHD-VRX looks promising for a DVR.
See http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1262996
I use a Magnavox 513 - see http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=940657
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   04-03-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 26,732
Views: 3,465,730
Posted By dundakitty
Quote:Originally Posted by rkg22...

Quote:Originally Posted by rkg22 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21859996)

hi greaser... this one is not too difficult to fix... it just...
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