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Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-07-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,623
Posted By Mike99
At the consumer level lets say a person does use...

At the consumer level lets say a person does use a new video card or drivers to correct the 29/59 stuttering. However you're saying the consumer may still have other issues with interlacing. Since...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-06-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By Mike99
I understand that. Dish also is only sending...

I understand that. Dish also is only sending 1440x1080 vs 1920x1080. Would that be 1080i or would they convert that to 1080p? I'm presuming a 1280x720p signal would be sent as 720p.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-06-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,623
Posted By Mike99
Has anyone ever tried changing this registry...

Has anyone ever tried changing this registry value?
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/371854-33-tomshardware

The person who posted the hack said his RefreshRate was zero & changing it to 60 fixed...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-06-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By Mike99
Thanks for the update. I dropped Comcast a few...

Thanks for the update. I dropped Comcast a few years ago so I'm not up to date on what they're doing. I'm using Dish which uses 1440x 1080 HD lite, but it does look good to me. The Dish DVR also has...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-05-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,623
Posted By Mike99
My 59/29 was not a flickering problem but was a...

My 59/29 was not a flickering problem but was a stuttering or skipping problem. Like a frame or two was missing every so often.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-05-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,623
Posted By Mike99
I basically use my HTPC with WMC7 as a DVR & it...

I basically use my HTPC with WMC7 as a DVR & it did exhibit the 59/29 bug with some SD OTA programs. IIRC WMPlayer & MPC-HC did not. I would have thought that Windows Player & Media Center would...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-05-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By Mike99
A few years ago I was talking to an engineer at...

A few years ago I was talking to an engineer at our PBS station & he said Comcast did not add any compression. They send out what is given to them.
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-05-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 18,439
Posted By Mike99
I had a problem with a "True Lies" DVD which is...

I had a problem with a "True Lies" DVD which is windowboxed. I did not initially realize it was non-anamorphic because it displayed properly when playing with my DVD player, automatically displaying...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-04-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 18,011
Posted By Mike99
Even Nolan came back to life after Irisa jumped...

Even Nolan came back to life after Irisa jumped into that cave or cavern.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-04-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,453
Posted By Mike99
Wow - that kind of steers me away from using an...

Wow - that kind of steers me away from using an HTPC case. And the GD07 is a large case as you mentioned.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-04-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 18,011
Posted By Mike99
I just watched the latest episode & IMHO things...

I just watched the latest episode & IMHO things are getting pretty wacky with people coming back to life.
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   06-29-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 18,439
Posted By Mike99
When the DVD is playing, press 4, 1, 1, then...

When the DVD is playing, press 4, 1, 1, then Ctrl-D. If you have a WMC remote you could also use 4, 1, 1, Info. This should bring up a series of diagnostic screens as shown in this example....
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   06-29-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 18,439
Posted By Mike99
WMC = Windows Media Center I was hoping that...

WMC = Windows Media Center

I was hoping that since you used MPC-HC that your PC also used Windows. Windows Media Center.comes with Windows 7 and I think it came with Vista. It is an add-on in...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   06-29-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 18,439
Posted By Mike99
I used MPC-HC to look at the frame rate, etc...

I used MPC-HC to look at the frame rate, etc after I built my HTPC that used integrated Intel graphics. This was mainly on OTA recordings & the fps were always changing. I did check a DVD & recall...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-28-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,453
Posted By Mike99
I re-used an old Dell mini-tower PC case. It...

I re-used an old Dell mini-tower PC case. It holds a pair of dual tuner OTA cards & a standard ODD. I stuck it in the corner behind an end table so it's hidden from site & therefore looks were not...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-27-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 792
Posted By Mike99
I'm about 20 miles outside of Chicago as...

I'm about 20 miles outside of Chicago as mentioned in this thread.
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/25-hdtv-technical/1534896-chicago-signal-strength-varies-only-one-ota-channel.html

In that thread...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-25-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,185
Posted By Mike99
Windows 7 x64 with WMC & Windows firewall &...

Windows 7 x64 with WMC & Windows firewall & Internet Explorer
Avast free antivirus
Malwarebytes free
Hulu Desktop
MPC-HC
IrfanView

VideoReDo to edit commercials, but is on another PC.
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-24-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4,797
Views: 1,098,652
Posted By Mike99
holl_ands...

holl_ands (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/members/7458516-holl_ands.html),

I'll take a look at all the links you suggested.

I need to do something. Everything was working fine for the last...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-24-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 792
Posted By Mike99
Just for reference take a look at this thread. ...

Just for reference take a look at this thread.
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/25-hdtv-technical/1534999-antenna-mount-question-ge-attic-mount-indoor-antenna.html#post25028842

I don't know if the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-24-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 4,797
Views: 1,098,652
Posted By Mike99
holl_ands...

holl_ands (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/members/7458516-holl_ands.html) -

Thanks for all the information. I'll have to see what kind of DIY plans there are for an antenna that includes VHF high...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-23-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 4,797
Views: 1,098,652
Posted By Mike99
Can anyone estimate the gain of this GE24792 (aka...

Can anyone estimate the gain of this GE24792 (aka GE34792) attic antenna based on its configuration? Or how it might compare to a DIY antenna?...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-22-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By Mike99
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. It's too...

Thanks everyone for the suggestions.
It's too hot right now to go into the attic & will wait till fall & try to re-adjust the antenna.
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-19-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By Mike99
From what I've read the antennas have to be a...

From what I've read the antennas have to be a couple feet apart if mounted on the same mast. If that is correct there is no room in the attic for that.

What are the spacing requirements if they...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-19-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By Mike99
Previously I tried to optimize things for the...

Previously I tried to optimize things for the weakest or problematic channel. I really tried to zero on it but being near the antenna sometimes affected SS. I had to keep getting out of the attic in...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-19-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By Mike99
Most of my stations come from one location & 1 or...

Most of my stations come from one location & 1 or 2 come from another location. There is only 2 degrees difference between the two transmitters according to TV Fool. When I adjusted the antenna...
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