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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-30-2014, 06:21 PM
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Posted By tylerSC
Time is running out. We shall soon see if WBTV...

Time is running out. We shall soon see if WBTV and DirecTV reach a last minute agreement. But nice to see them suggest an antenna. And they want you to ask for a refund if you lose service.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-30-2014, 05:10 PM
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Posted By tylerSC
re:CinRG: As I thought, that junction box may be...

re:CinRG: As I thought, that junction box may be blocking the signal. And do you need 8 ports at that splitter? If you could, I would replace that splitter with a 3 or 4 port version if that is all...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-30-2014, 11:01 AM
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Posted By tylerSC
You may want to look at some of the F4500...

You may want to look at some of the F4500 settings, although not 3D.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-30-2014, 07:49 AM
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Views: 355,547
Posted By tylerSC
I am trying to set up the On TV menu in the Smart...

I am trying to set up the On TV menu in the Smart Hub with a Samsung 530 cable box. After I put in the zip code, it says install and pair the IR Blaster. Well, I must have misplaced that item. Do I...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-30-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,843
Posted By tylerSC
Can the Samsung remote that operates this box...

Can the Samsung remote that operates this box also be programmed to control a Samsung TV? All I see is a TV power button. And what about a Samsung soundbar? Seems silly and annoying to have to use 3...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-29-2014, 12:17 PM
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Views: 1,568,474
Posted By tylerSC
Will NBC-17 top mount their current antenna after...

Will NBC-17 top mount their current antenna after the channel 55 antenna is removed? Or will they remain side mounted? I believe the Charlotte DTV signals in Dallas are still side mounted, except for...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-29-2014, 12:05 PM
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Views: 999,394
Posted By tylerSC
He should probably consider a Winegard 7698...

He should probably consider a Winegard 7698 HiVHF/UHF Fringe Combo Antenna, and a Kitztech 100 preamp with adjustable gain. And an FM Trap. Or an Antennacraft HBU-55 similar antenna, but the Winegard...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-28-2014, 08:41 PM
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Posted By tylerSC
Disappeared again at 11:35pm OTA. But returned a...

Disappeared again at 11:35pm OTA. But returned a minute later.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-28-2014, 11:19 AM
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Posted By tylerSC
If you still need a rotor, Solid Signal has a...

If you still need a rotor, Solid Signal has a daily deal on Antennacraft rotor for $57, Thursday 8/28 only. Don't know if this is the most durable brand now available, but should be about the same as...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-28-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 362
Posted By tylerSC
Would it be easier to just go to Fry's...

Would it be easier to just go to Fry's Electronics and get a DB8e? Also, Fry's sells Channel Master 7778 16db preamp, as well as the Channel Master distribution amps. Same as PCT amps.
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-28-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By tylerSC
The 751 is made by Winegard but sold by Audiovox...

The 751 is made by Winegard but sold by Audiovox under the RCA brand.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-28-2014, 10:48 AM
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Posted By tylerSC
Those Homeworx and iView boxes are a bit buggy as...

Those Homeworx and iView boxes are a bit buggy as a DVR. But they do function well as a cheap HD converter box with HDMI connection. The original converter boxes back in 2009 did not have HDMI, only...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-28-2014, 10:39 AM
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Views: 589,081
Posted By tylerSC
I think having both AntennaTV and MeTV as...

I think having both AntennaTV and MeTV as neighboring subchannels is a great combination. I just wish a GSP station would pick up AntennaTV since I don't reliably receive WCCB at my location....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-28-2014, 10:28 AM
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Posted By tylerSC
I believe they still have that $100 off promo...

I believe they still have that $100 off promo code for Lifetime service. And they should also deduct the $15 a month charge you have been paying the past 8 months if you purchase the Lifetime...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-27-2014, 07:06 AM
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Views: 589,081
Posted By tylerSC
^^I added the Radioshack FM Trap. Signal strength...

^^I added the Radioshack FM Trap. Signal strength did improve a bit on WSPA and WBTV. But still no luck with the WSOC 9.5 translator. But it is too low power to realistically receive, despite being...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-27-2014, 05:16 AM
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Posted By tylerSC
Overall, that Channel Master 4248 antenna...

Overall, that Channel Master 4248 antenna outperforms my other UHF antennas. I also have a 43XG from Antennas Direct which also performs very well. The HBU-33 is a great antenna, but the UHF gain is...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-26-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8,686
Views: 589,081
Posted By tylerSC
Take a look at the Iview 3500 and Homeworx 150...

Take a look at the Iview 3500 and Homeworx 150 models for the cheaper versions. See HDTV Recorders thread. But if TiVo is too pricey, the next choice would be Channel Master DVR+. No subscription...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-26-2014, 03:50 PM
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Posted By tylerSC
The DB4e is not expected to receive FM radio....

The DB4e is not expected to receive FM radio. Basic rabbit ears would work better. But to receive 94.5 and 98.9 from GSP, then a good dedicated FM antenna such as Winegard 6000 should perform very...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-26-2014, 03:35 PM
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Views: 69,420
Posted By tylerSC
If you put ii in Standard Mode, the colors really...

If you put ii in Standard Mode, the colors really pop and there is no issue in bright rooms, other than glare. But have the cell light at 20, and brightness turn down to 35. Contrast about 96 and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-26-2014, 03:17 PM
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Views: 589,081
Posted By tylerSC
What type of new HD antenna do you have pointed...

What type of new HD antenna do you have pointed west? And is there an amp?
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-26-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 478
Posted By tylerSC
Denny's Antenna site has a good diagram on how to...

Denny's Antenna site has a good diagram on how to install a splitter with a preamp, and the use of voltage blocks. But if you place the power injector in the attic before the splitter, then that...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-26-2014, 02:48 PM
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Views: 589,081
Posted By tylerSC
Yes the antenna is in the attic. Channel Master...

Yes the antenna is in the attic. Channel Master 4248 UHF Diamond Yagi, original American made version. Very good UHF antenna. And a Kitztech 100 preamp, and 4-way Holland splitter. The antenna will...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-26-2014, 02:32 PM
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Views: 589,081
Posted By tylerSC
The TiVo Roamio has the best menu interface, and...

The TiVo Roamio has the best menu interface, and less problematic issues. But you are required to have an internet connection for it to function properly. While it may or may not work as a stand...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-26-2014, 12:09 PM
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Views: 589,081
Posted By tylerSC
I asked earlier, but I think I need an FM Trap...

I asked earlier, but I think I need an FM Trap because my Channel Master UHF antenna and Kitztech preamp gets all the GSP radio signals full strength, including the HD Radio. As well as 95.1, 96.1,...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-26-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 478
Posted By tylerSC
If you use a splitter between the power injector...

If you use a splitter between the power injector and the preamp, then you ideally need a splitter with one port passing power. Or if you use a satellite power passing splitter, you will have to use...
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