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Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-28-2003, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By Pete Putman
I have used Maxell S-VHS tapes on both the JVC...

I have used Maxell S-VHS tapes on both the JVC and older Panasonic D-CHS decks. The ST-62BQ yields 62 minutes of standard speed recording, while the ST-126BQ will give you 126 minutes (just over two...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-28-2003, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By Pete Putman
I have used Maxell S-VHS tapes on both the JVC...

I have used Maxell S-VHS tapes on both the JVC and older Panasonic D-CHS decks. The ST-62BQ yields 62 minutes of standard speed recording, while the ST-126BQ will give you 126 minutes (just over two...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-28-2003, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By Pete Putman
Haven't been on here in a while, and I am not...

Haven't been on here in a while, and I am not sure if anyone raised this question. So, here goes.

I recently tested the two Mitsubishi D-VHS decks (HS-HD1100U and HS-HD2000U) with Samsung's...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-20-2002, 11:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,467
Posted By Pete Putman
Quote: Originally posted by John Mason ...

Quote:
Originally posted by John Mason
Appreciate the marvelously clear explanation, spwace. All the Mbps talk makes sense now. Haven't yet picked my jaw up from trbarry's Fox-signal dissection...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-13-2002, 11:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,560
Posted By Pete Putman
At least one Terk antenna gives a good...

At least one Terk antenna gives a good accounting of itself on the test range. The TV35 is not a bad solution for suburban VHF/UHF reception. However, it looks very much like a traditional...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-09-2002, 12:13 PM
Replies: 781
Views: 83,546
Posted By Pete Putman
Quote: Originally posted by ricka Has anyone...

Quote:
Originally posted by ricka
Has anyone else noticed that this thing only records the subchannel you specify? That means that it will record FOX 480p stuff in STD mode instead of HS mode....
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-09-2002, 12:09 PM
Replies: 781
Views: 83,546
Posted By Pete Putman
"Tuning in" DTV channels means something quite...

"Tuning in" DTV channels means something quite different than tuning in analog channels.

DTV stations send out Virtual Channel Table (VCT) information as packets. The virtual channel is whatever...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-09-2002, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By Pete Putman
I have posted a bunch of articles on antennas,...

I have posted a bunch of articles on antennas, DTV STBs, indoor reception, outdoor reception, and preamps on my web site. You may find this useful and if others are getting started, have them check...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   12-06-2002, 12:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,510
Posted By Pete Putman
I wouldn't expect to see this module (for that's...

I wouldn't expect to see this module (for that's what it is, a module only) in any production pieces until maybe late 2003 and more likely 2004.

Right now, it appears that LG Philips and Samsung...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-06-2002, 12:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,435
Posted By Pete Putman
I have been running a T165 for several weeks...

I have been running a T165 for several weeks now.

Here are a few observations in response to the comments here. First of all, the signal strength meter on any Samsung tuner doesn't correlate to...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-06-2002, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By Pete Putman
If you want to find out more about the Zenith...

If you want to find out more about the Zenith HDV420, I have posted a review of it (with some comparisons to the Samsung T151) on my web site at

www.projectorexpert.com/Pages/zenith.html...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-06-2002, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By Pete Putman
The only DTV alllocation I see for CT is analog...

The only DTV alllocation I see for CT is analog channel 20 out of Waterbury. It was assigned digital chanel 12. This is from my FCC DTV allocations list (it's old and may not be 100% accurate).
...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-04-2002, 04:14 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 23,335
Posted By Pete Putman
Here's the list for the Nutmeg State. Pete...

Here's the list for the Nutmeg State.

Pete KT2B

BTW, the ERP is always in kilowatts (kW).

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CT BRIDGEPORT 43 42 50.0 156.0
CT BRIDGEPORT 49 52 50.0 222.0
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-04-2002, 04:08 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 23,335
Posted By Pete Putman
The digital channels in New York City are all...

The digital channels in New York City are all operating on UHF - for now. Many will go back to their original VHF allocations after the DTV transition is complete on January 1, 2007.

So, if you...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-04-2002, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Pete Putman
I just checked the Channel Edit table on an...

I just checked the Channel Edit table on an HDV420 here, and all it saves is the physical channel number - no minor channels are stored from VCT data into memory, unlike the Samsung tuners. So you...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-04-2002, 12:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,149
Posted By Pete Putman
(1) What channel is the new station on? You may...

(1) What channel is the new station on? You may not need as much antenna as you have up there. If it's high in the band, the 4-bay 3021/4221 could be adequate. I haven't been too impressed with the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-25-2002, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By Pete Putman
The T165 would require a software upgrade and...

The T165 would require a software upgrade and probably a chipset upgrade to at least demodulate QAM to MPEG data. The new Mits STB, several Mitsubishi sets and some of the Director's series Hitachi...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-22-2002, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By Pete Putman
The PV-HD1000 works fine in timed (scheduled)...

The PV-HD1000 works fine in timed (scheduled) recording mode with the T165. I have scheduled and made several recordings with this combination from local ABC, CBS, PBS, Fox, and NBC stations.

I...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-21-2002, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,659
Posted By Pete Putman
The problem is that implementation of PSIP data...

The problem is that implementation of PSIP data is not mandatory for DTV, but many think it should be. Assuming the DTV station does its part, the broadcaster's STT info will automatically set the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-21-2002, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By Pete Putman
Good morning to all. I have just posted a...

Good morning to all.

I have just posted a review of Zenith's new HDV420, a terrestrial-only ATSC-compliant DTV receiver, on my web site at

http://www.projectorexpert.com/Pages/zenith.html.
...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-07-2002, 03:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,936
Posted By Pete Putman
Quote: Originally posted by DHarp193 I was...

Quote:
Originally posted by DHarp193
I was told over the phone a couple weeks ago by a technician at Samsung that the 165 would accept and decode a QAM signal over cable for HD, as long as it was...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-07-2002, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By Pete Putman
For those members who are considering recording...

For those members who are considering recording off-air DTV programs with this combination:

I have found that variances between System Time Table (STT) info being sent as part of PSIP data by...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-07-2002, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,659
Posted By Pete Putman
For those members who are considering recording...

For those members who are considering recording off-air DTV programs with this combination:

I have found that variances between System Time Table (STT) info being sent as part of PSIP data by...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-06-2002, 09:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,936
Posted By Pete Putman
I have been corresponding with a Samsung...

I have been corresponding with a Samsung engineer in Korea about some of the 'glitches' on the T165.

Apparently the model I have is one of the first batch and the 480p component input on the rear...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-01-2002, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10,684
Views: 1,278,880
Posted By Pete Putman
I'm surprised you have had problems with KYW-26....

I'm surprised you have had problems with KYW-26. I have been taking regular screen grabs of their 8 VSB waveform since August of 2000 and never saw more than a 6 dB variation on their signal, as...
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