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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-28-2014, 01:24 PM
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Posted By Tom Koegel
Rental Modem?

I've been away from Comcast for years (D*) but am thinking about reducing costs by jumping back into the Comcast via the Triple Play. But an online rep said that if I have to do this, I am forced to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-25-2012, 09:36 PM
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Posted By Tom Koegel
Quote:Originally Posted by keenan...

Quote:Originally Posted by keenan http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21925016)

When switched to PCM, the 2 channel feed comes through and DD PLIIx...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-25-2012, 09:30 PM
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Posted By Tom Koegel
I guess that's crappy sound to go with a crappy...

I guess that's crappy sound to go with a crappy game.

I'm so thankful that folks are talking about this here--and actually producing good information about the source. I thought the sound from...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-01-2012, 09:51 AM
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Posted By Tom Koegel
Thanks again for the info, Barovelli.

Thanks again for the info, Barovelli.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-31-2012, 01:24 PM
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Posted By Tom Koegel
Thanks, Barovelli. Does the Xfinity online...

Thanks, Barovelli. Does the Xfinity online on-demand content duplicate exactly what she can get via VOD through her box? Or is it a more limited subset?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-30-2012, 11:24 AM
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Posted By Tom Koegel
Former Comcast subscriber in the SF Bay Area,...

Former Comcast subscriber in the SF Bay Area, been with D* for several years now, but popping in with a question about Comcast service around here.

A friend of mine with Comcast . . . er . . ....
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-06-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,755
Posted By Tom Koegel
Quote:Originally Posted by mrvideo...

Quote:Originally Posted by mrvideo http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21605912)

. . . I would hope that the pizza-pan dish providers would get high...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-06-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 158
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Posted By Tom Koegel
Mr. Video, KNTV is my local NBC affiliate,...

Mr. Video,

KNTV is my local NBC affiliate, but I receive it through D*. Assuming they have this inverse telecine turned on, would that make it problemative for D* to encode? I saw horrible...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-06-2012, 10:17 AM
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Posted By Tom Koegel
Quote:Originally Posted by bobby94928...

Quote:Originally Posted by bobby94928 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21604581)

Looked just fine on Dish as well....


Score one for Dish...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-05-2012, 10:05 PM
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Posted By Tom Koegel
I was watching the Super Bowl on KNTV on DirecTV...

I was watching the Super Bowl on KNTV on DirecTV and had awful macroblocking problems starting in the midst of the halftime show and carrying over until early in the 3rd quarter. Did those problems...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-05-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15,200
Views: 1,633,833
Posted By Tom Koegel
Anybody getting video breakup/blocking in the...

Anybody getting video breakup/blocking in the Super Bowl beginning during the halftime show? I know that everybody gets locals differently, but I'm in SF and just saw a Twitter post from someone...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-08-2012, 10:34 AM
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Posted By Tom Koegel
Quote:Originally Posted by Matt L...

Quote:Originally Posted by Matt L http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21458601)

I've been running the new HD GUI since it's first inception on...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-20-2011, 11:14 AM
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Posted By Tom Koegel
My wife . . . really, it's true . . . wants to...

My wife . . . really, it's true . . . wants to get Sunday Ticket for the rest of the season. Being a baseball guy myself, with no interest in the NFL, I was shocked to find that the sticker price...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   10-04-2011, 10:23 PM
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Views: 805,173
Posted By Tom Koegel
Thanks for the tip. I'll give them a call.

Thanks for the tip. I'll give them a call.
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   10-03-2011, 10:30 PM
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Posted By Tom Koegel
Resurrecting a VERY old thread . . . My old 971H...

Resurrecting a VERY old thread . . . My old 971H may have died. After years of faithful service, it now has acquired a pinkish cast to parts of the screen that should be white or off white. Cycling...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-21-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15,363
Views: 1,644,435
Posted By Tom Koegel
I was skeptical about the Energy Star rating...

I was skeptical about the Energy Star rating regarding STBs. Here is the NRDC page, which confirms the report of the poster above. It is somewhat amazing that the boxes don't have any kind of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-29-2011, 09:00 AM
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Posted By Tom Koegel
Quote:Originally Posted by Persil...

Quote:Originally Posted by Persil http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20476584)

I would love to know Comcast's plans regarding the old analog...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-25-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 65,246
Posted By Tom Koegel
I'm pretty sure I was watching the Fox Sports...

I'm pretty sure I was watching the Fox Sports Wisconsin broadcast, so the phenomenon I was seeing (if I wasn't just imagining it) was different than the local broadcaster who doesn't do HD.

FWIW,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-25-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 65,246
Posted By Tom Koegel
This is not strictly speaking a local HD...

This is not strictly speaking a local HD question. But the participants in the thread are probably the experts.

I'm a baseball nut out in California and happened to flip on the Brewers-Astros...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-25-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15,200
Views: 1,633,833
Posted By Tom Koegel
Quote: Originally Posted by Tom Wellman...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Wellman http://images.avsforum.com/avs-/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-23-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15,200
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Posted By Tom Koegel
Thanks for the Padres update, Tom. I've always...

Thanks for the Padres update, Tom. I've always wondered why Padres broadcasts on MLB-EI were so limited. Not to take us too far off topic, but what is "Channel 4" anyway? I grew up in LA with...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-02-2011, 04:39 PM
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Views: 1,644,435
Posted By Tom Koegel
Just caught one of those "switch back to...

Just caught one of those "switch back to Comcast" commercials during the Giants-Dodgers game. (8-0 Giants . . . life is good!) The main pitch of the commercial was how Comcast has better on-demand...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-16-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2,717
Views: 302,601
Posted By Tom Koegel
Yeah, the upgrade wasn't cheap. I saved the...

Yeah, the upgrade wasn't cheap. I saved the shipping since I could drop the thing off in SoCal, and I don't remember them charging me for the return. I have a 7.1 speaker setup and I wanted the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-12-2011, 03:43 PM
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Views: 302,601
Posted By Tom Koegel
Quote:Originally Posted by rms8...

Quote:Originally Posted by rms8 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19994799)


My 4806 is the original 4806, not the CI version. (purchased my 4806...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-12-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2,717
Views: 302,601
Posted By Tom Koegel
Quote:Originally Posted by rms8...

Quote:Originally Posted by rms8 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19991570)


I've had my 4806 since they came out LONG ago....

I have a...
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