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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-31-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8,226
Views: 630,879
Posted By pmbtv
no such thing as HD antennas. that's a sales...

no such thing as HD antennas. that's a sales gimmick. there are indoor antennas good, so-so and bad and outdoor antennas good, so-so and bad. most hidef channels are in the UHF band. a few are still...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   02-04-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 35,569
Posted By pmbtv
ref comments about dish service, i had dish a...

ref comments about dish service, i had dish a long time ago ... not long after it became available in our area. i discontinued it primarily because i didnt have enough time for watching a lotta tv....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-20-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8,226
Views: 630,879
Posted By pmbtv
Im using the great LEAF indoor antenna. It...

Im using the great LEAF indoor antenna. It brings in at least 20 channels and subchannels ... EXCEPT WYES-channel 12, the main PBS station for metro New Orleans. I have no idea why it does not come...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-09-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,581
Posted By pmbtv
Im thinking about getting one of these (the...

Im thinking about getting one of these (the kdlinks), too ... maybe a used one from the amazon warehouse. but im concerned that the manufacturer rather openly encourages people to give their product...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-03-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,515
Posted By pmbtv
does the kdlinks 680 have usb 3.0 connectivity?...

does the kdlinks 680 have usb 3.0 connectivity? that seems to be the coming standard.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-03-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,812
Posted By pmbtv
roku 3 vs kdlinks hd700 ... any thoughts on...

roku 3 vs kdlinks hd700 ... any thoughts on which is better, preferably from those who have tried at least one of them. i have first generation roku (handles up to 720p) and it's a pretty good...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-31-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,554
Posted By pmbtv
It apparently does matter. I've already seen...

It apparently does matter. I've already seen that my Seagate external drive (USB 3.0) will not play a MKV hidef movie thrugh the USB 2.0 app on my Roku player, whereas several MKV videos in my USB...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-31-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,554
Posted By pmbtv
are one or both of the usb ports usb 3.0 on the...

are one or both of the usb ports usb 3.0 on the kdlinks hd680? It seems that most of the external hard drives being sold today are 3.0.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-16-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,857
Posted By pmbtv
i recently purchased an indoor antenna called...

i recently purchased an indoor antenna called Mohu LEAF. just hang it high on your wall. it's excellent, picking up 22 regular and subchannels. i live about 30 or so miles from the local channel...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-16-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8,226
Views: 630,879
Posted By pmbtv
i agree on the over-use of large, brightly...

i agree on the over-use of large, brightly covered graphics that promo upcoming shows, etc. it's maddening, and wwl-tv isn't the only offender. many of the cable channels, are worse.
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-09-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3,663
Views: 322,052
Posted By pmbtv
Wow ... Turner Classic Movies in HD at last is...

Wow ... Turner Classic Movies in HD at last is coming to Charter. I have it currently on Dish Network thru a contract that still has 11 months to go. The video bitrate on color movies leaves a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-09-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3,860
Views: 633,948
Posted By pmbtv
my goof. a recent rain storm with lightning...

my goof. a recent rain storm with lightning briefly knocked out my receiver and, as it turns out, apparently it reset to default factory setting of 480p. i discovered this today - after i posted on...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-09-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3,860
Views: 633,948
Posted By pmbtv
Until recently, the video pass-thru size from my...

Until recently, the video pass-thru size from my Hauppauge 212 was 1920 x 1080 with a 29.970 (30) frames per second rate on all high-def material. Now, the resolution size on all newly recorded...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-09-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 299,842
Posted By pmbtv
Quote:Originally Posted by HDMe2...

Quote:Originally Posted by HDMe2 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20073652)

I thought Dish carried PBS in SD in all markets by now. I'm sure they...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-27-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 299,842
Posted By pmbtv
In metro New Orleans, Charter carries the main...

In metro New Orleans, Charter carries the main PBS channel WYES in two versions, standard and HD. The video quality of the HD feed is superior. I switched to Dish a few months ago, and it offers...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-04-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3,860
Views: 633,948
Posted By pmbtv
i intend to buy this device for video archiving....

i intend to buy this device for video archiving. however, my desktop pc is about 34-35 feet from my a-v complex in the tv room. not a lotta room to set up a pc in that room. so, what might be the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-23-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3,860
Views: 633,948
Posted By pmbtv
thanks, slim, that is what i feared.

thanks, slim, that is what i feared.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-23-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3,860
Views: 633,948
Posted By pmbtv
ive read thru this thread twice in the past 18...

ive read thru this thread twice in the past 18 months. it briefly touches on an issue i face: my a-v complex is 35-40 feet from my desktop pc. stringing that much usb repeater cable across the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-06-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3,299
Views: 262,936
Posted By pmbtv
the networks, cable channels and local stations...

the networks, cable channels and local stations all have gotten worse in recent years with their frequent crawler or static promos and the bottom of the screen DURING A PROGRAM. these are, in...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-04-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3,663
Views: 322,052
Posted By pmbtv
Charter recently added several more HD channels...

Charter recently added several more HD channels to St. Tammany Parish, La. (north of New Orleans) lineup. Much appreciated, but the one channel I and many others would really like to see is TCM-HD....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-13-2008, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5,195
Views: 968,834
Posted By pmbtv
ive gotten thru 28 of the 39 pages of this...

ive gotten thru 28 of the 39 pages of this thread so far, and my eyes are weary. im not planning at this point to tie into my computer, but the hauppauge 1212 seems like you could download a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-14-2008, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2,074
Views: 305,152
Posted By pmbtv
it's now april 2008 can anyone tell me where i...

it's now april 2008 can anyone tell me where i might buy, or at least order, a sherwood newcastle 772, 872 or 972. i cant seem to find one anywhere online. seems like S-N has been putting off...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-13-2007, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,591
Posted By pmbtv
ref bfdtv comment: eBay is full of Motorola...

ref bfdtv comment:
eBay is full of Motorola DVRs and reception-set-top boxes. Motorola MAY not sell them to individuals, but i seriously doubt that all of them on eBay are stolen. could you provide...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-28-2007, 05:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,616
Posted By pmbtv
an alternative, which ive been experimenting...

an alternative, which ive been experimenting with month or so, is transferring the dvhs tape to DVDs (take a look at the avs guide to hd dvd authoring). most movies will spread across three and...
Forum: HD DVD Software   11-15-2007, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3,175
Views: 573,950
Posted By pmbtv
Quote:Originally Posted by bfdtv...

Quote:Originally Posted by bfdtv http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/12148127)

HD DVD is supported if you have a HD DVD writer and 15Gb HD DVD...
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