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Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   12-19-2014, 05:34 PM
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Posted By Jim1348
ATSC Tuners With HDMI Ports

Although the following would clearly NOT have "Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)", since HDMI ports would not have been permitted, this still seemed like the best place on the forum to post this. ...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-07-2014, 04:24 PM
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Views: 159,447
Posted By Jim1348
Samsung 22" Class 1080p Slim LED HDTV - UN22F5000

I just made another post, but then I ran across this. I am looking for a small HDTV that has 1080p resolution to use as a computer monitor? Is the Samsung UN22F5000 the smallest Samsung HDTV with...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-07-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 20
Posted By Jim1348
What Small 1080P DTV For Use As Computer Monitor?

I am looking for a new HDTV to use as a computer monitor. What is the smallest HDTV that has 1080P resolution?

I did find the Samsung 22" Class 1080p Slim LED HDTV UN22F5000. It looks like they...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   11-27-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 303
Posted By Jim1348
44" Princeton Media Fireplace

http://www.menards.com/main/p-2429642-c-13917.htm

My wife wants to get a Samsung DTV and put it on a media fireplace. My initial reaction is that heat is a killer when it comes to electronics. ...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-26-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By Jim1348
Is Th "Smart TV" Feature Worth The Cost? (Samsung UN24H4000AFXZA Or UN24H4500AFXZA?)

I am pretty close to buying another LED DTV to use as a computer monitor. I am toying with either a Samsung UN24H4000AFXZA or UN24H4500AFXZA. Both are currently on sale at Best Buy. They are $20...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-24-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By Jim1348
Is There An Official Samsumg UNXXH4000/UNXXH4500 Owners' Thread?

As posted above, is there an official Samsumg UNXXH4000/UNXXH4500 owners' thread?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-23-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 210
Posted By Jim1348
Samsung Television As Computer Monitor

For the last number of years I have used a Samsung TV as a computer monitor and to watch TV on the PIP (Picture In Picture) function. I want to buy a slightly larger Samsung TV, probably 24 inches,...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-28-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,307
Posted By Jim1348
TiVo Roamio OTA DVR

Thank you for the replies. With that in mind, it sounds like the TiVo Roamion OTA DVR would not be a good choice for them. What would be a better choice of a device that has one or more over the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-26-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,307
Posted By Jim1348
TiVo Roamio OTA DVR

This might me good for my in laws. They are not big fans of recurring monthly fees, though. What can this do without the subscription? Can it be manually programmed?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-24-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2,388
Views: 279,223
Posted By Jim1348
Minneapolis, MN - OTA

One thing that might be worth looking into is an antenna that allows you to point it in two different directions. I don't have one of these, so I can't recommend it, but I would encourage you to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-23-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2,388
Views: 279,223
Posted By Jim1348
Minneapolis, MN - OTA

As you pointed out, Brooklyn Park is not that far from the Shoreview towers. You might want to consider as small outdoor antenna, but put it somewhere inside the residence. Try different locations...
Forum: HD Radio   08-22-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,266
Posted By Jim1348
HD Channels In Minneapolis, MN

It is great to see a fellow Minnesotan discussing HD radio. I really don't use mine much anymore. I did enjoy the comedy format several years back. I think it was on 93.7-2. Unfortunately,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-23-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2,388
Views: 279,223
Posted By Jim1348
Minneapolis, MN - OTA

I am going to suggest that you try something that is going to sound incorrect. Depending on the receiver design of your particular TV, it is possible that you are actually getting too much signal...
Forum: HD Radio   07-18-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,826
Posted By Jim1348
HD Radio With Wifi Connection

I realize that HD Radio has a dismal future, but I had an interesting thought this evening. I just picked up an Audiovox Mobile TV Receiver With Dyle Mobile TV Model WiDTV1 http://www.dyle.tv/ For...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-16-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2,388
Views: 279,223
Posted By Jim1348
Minneapolis, MN - OTA

I did some comparisons after re-adjusting my antenna after the KMSP changes. I have noticed that even though I have some other TVs with newer receivers, the good old reliable Zenith DTT-901s still...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-13-2014, 07:39 AM
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Views: 279,223
Posted By Jim1348
Minneapolis, MN - OTA

Yesterday, I was adjusting my over the air antenna in an attempt to get as many channels as possible. I am doing exactly what I don't recommend, namely, I have an indoor antenna in the attic above...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-19-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2,388
Views: 279,223
Posted By Jim1348
KMSP/WFTC Digital Upgrade Coming

Next Tuesday we will be upgrading our digital signals on KMSP and WFTC.

As you know, we have had problems with KMSP reception in some homes because the signal is on the VHF frequency. So we will...
Forum: HD Radio   06-13-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,283
Posted By Jim1348
Has There Been Any New HD Table Radios In The Past Year?

As posted above, have we seen any new HD table radios lately?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-06-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2,388
Views: 279,223
Posted By Jim1348
.....Sometime before the November ratings book,...

.....Sometime before the November ratings book, KMSP and WFTC will start to do a "Channel Neighborhood" not all that dissimilar to what TPT and KSTP does.

VHF 9 will continue to carry KMSP in HD....
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-19-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 74,671
Posted By Jim1348
The Audiovox Mobile tv Receiver with Dyle Mobile...

The Audiovox Mobile tv Receiver with Dyle Mobile TV is now on sale for $59.99.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=29148426
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-26-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 74,671
Posted By Jim1348
I have no idea on that. I think it would be...

I have no idea on that. I think it would be worth e-mailing the station and asking them that very question. Please post the answer here for all to read.
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-20-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 74,671
Posted By Jim1348
I picked up an Audiovox MobileTV Receiver and...

I picked up an Audiovox MobileTV Receiver and did some testing with it in my area. It is more sensitive than the RCA 8” Mobile TV DMT580DU Tablet, but not as sensitive as the Elgato EyeTV Mobile TV...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-01-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2,388
Views: 279,223
Posted By Jim1348
I get no signal on RF channel 50 and I am in ZIP...

I get no signal on RF channel 50 and I am in ZIP code 55068. I get the other channels just fine from Shoreview. Is channel 50 a lower power output or a lower location on the tower? I am using a gain...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-20-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 74,671
Posted By Jim1348
From March 1-29, the Audiovox is $79.99. Other...

From March 1-29, the Audiovox is $79.99. Other than that, the Dyle website is very quiet.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-16-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2,388
Views: 279,223
Posted By Jim1348
I am glad that you got it fixed. Thank you for...

I am glad that you got it fixed. Thank you for posting the update.
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