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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-26-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7,470
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Posted By mlcarson
It turns out I didn't have my preamp set to...

It turns out I didn't have my preamp set to combined UHF/VHF so only the UHF channels were getting any amplification. Now that I fixed that, I'm getting a strong signal on all of the VHF channels...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-26-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7,470
Views: 609,747
Posted By mlcarson
Los Alamos

I'm in Los Alamos trying to get the ABQ stations. My house has what looks to be something similar to a Channel Master 3020 antenna and I put a Channel Master CM-7777 preamp on it. I'm mainly...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-17-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By mlcarson
HTPC - how am I doing?

Most of this equipment is stuff that was purchased early last year and some of it is much earlier.

Coolermaster Elite120 case
Intel DH77DF mini-ITX mainboard
Intel I3-3225 Ivy Bridge 3.3Ghz LGA...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-16-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By mlcarson
If your'e asking if that's right, it is. The...

If your'e asking if that's right, it is. The unit spent most of its life in bypass mode except for the home theater movie stuff. No idea what prompted the issues it's now having. It was on a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-16-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By mlcarson
SR8100 Troubles

I haven't seen a lot of feedback on this receiver so I'm going to add my 2 cents. I'm about to send mine back for service for a second time in less than a year. The first time was for something...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-18-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7,470
Views: 609,747
Posted By mlcarson
Any chance that KRTN will ever be able to be...

Any chance that KRTN will ever be able to be picked up in Los Alamos? I can get a lot of the ABQ stations here but not that one.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By mlcarson
I just purchased one today. I plan on using it...

I just purchased one today. I plan on using it with an HTPC and a Dish receiver. My thoughts on it were that it got rid of a lot of the connectivity features that I didn't need and concentrated on...
Forum: Great Found Deals   09-13-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,758
Posted By mlcarson
I actually meant NM but am from northern MI. I...

I actually meant NM but am from northern MI. I made a mistake on how the system was actually working. I don't think I hit the Shop Now button or something and was also trying TV & Home Theater...
Forum: Great Found Deals   09-12-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,758
Posted By mlcarson
Are you guys just searching every area of the...

Are you guys just searching every area of the country and having things shipped? I live in NM and there was nothing from the second day this was posted in the entire state.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-06-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 450
Posted By mlcarson
I'm calling this an HTPC since it's only...

I'm calling this an HTPC since it's only connected to the TV but might not fit the standard compared to some of the builds I see here. I currently have an Intel Core2 Quad core 9550 with a fanless...
Forum: Xbox Area   11-15-2011, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5,471
Views: 392,812
Posted By mlcarson
This is more PC related but this still seems to...

This is more PC related but this still seems to be the right thread. How well do you think this will work?

1. ATH-AD700 headphones
2. Antlion ModMic to convert headphone to headset
3. ASUS...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-13-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,104
Posted By mlcarson
I just bit the bullet and purchased an LG55LH90...

I just bit the bullet and purchased an LG55LH90 since I was tired of looking. It was about $200 cheaper than the Vizio XVT553SV. I could have waited and got a Samsung un55c6300 for about the same...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-13-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,104
Posted By mlcarson
As the title states -- is there a current model...

As the title states -- is there a current model that's better than the LG55LH90 while also considering current prices? I'm looking for a 55" TV and from what I read -- this TV beats most of the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-12-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 953
Posted By mlcarson
My parents are looking for a new 54-58" TV for...

My parents are looking for a new 54-58" TV for the living room. Big window in the room so glare can be an issue in the daytime. They currently have a Sharp 47" LED LCD that will be moved to a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-25-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,988
Posted By mlcarson
Wow, I was planning the same thing but in Las...

Wow, I was planning the same thing but in Las Cruces, NM. I purchased an HDHomerun and was hoping to ditch cable TV and just stick with Comcast HSI -- probably still keep the limited since it's...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-31-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2,606
Views: 315,746
Posted By mlcarson
Unpacking this is a breeze. Simply some plastic...

Unpacking this is a breeze. Simply some plastic brackets to pull out and the whole box lifts up over the TV. The TV is fully assembled -- just lift it on the stand.

Quote:Originally Posted by...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-30-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2,606
Views: 315,746
Posted By mlcarson
I don't even know what a Magnolia Best Buy is...

I don't even know what a Magnolia Best Buy is but I'm pretty sure there weren't any in Okemos, MI or Las Cruces, NM. I'm glad that Walmart carried Toshiba and wish their online store would carry...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-27-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2,606
Views: 315,746
Posted By mlcarson
Thanks for the info. Called the number -- got...

Thanks for the info. Called the number -- got transferred around (hung up on once) and was told that they called yesterday (which they did) and left a message (which they didn't -- I have the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-27-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2,606
Views: 315,746
Posted By mlcarson
Ceva received my shipping order on 5/18. They...

Ceva received my shipping order on 5/18. They got it to within 50 miles of my place by 5/20. It's been sitting at this same place for the past 7 days with an estimated shipping date of today....
Forum: Rear Projection Units   05-20-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,729
Posted By mlcarson
I have a new Toshiba SV55670U on the way now....

I have a new Toshiba SV55670U on the way now. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the Sony. Maybe I'll look at getting a rebuilt optical block if the Toshiba doesn't work out. I just can't see...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-18-2010, 02:42 AM
Replies: 2,606
Views: 315,746
Posted By mlcarson
Just pulled the trigger on the Toshiba 55SV670U...

Just pulled the trigger on the Toshiba 55SV670U after reading Bama29's and BFJ96's comments. I just hope I don't get a lemon now. It appears I can return at a local Walmart store up to 90 days so I...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-16-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2,606
Views: 315,746
Posted By mlcarson
I'm looking at replacing a Sony KDF50WE655 rear...

I'm looking at replacing a Sony KDF50WE655 rear projection 50" LCD TV (has the optical block problem). My top choices at the moment are the Toshiba 55SV670U and the Sharp LC-52LE700UN. The price...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-16-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,850
Posted By mlcarson
Don't get the Sony! I'm not sure why...

Don't get the Sony!

I'm not sure why anybody would consider them based on what they did to their previous customers of the rear projection LCD TV's. The way I understand it is that Sony was aware...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   05-15-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,729
Posted By mlcarson
My Sony KDF50WE655 rear projection LCD TV is...

My Sony KDF50WE655 rear projection LCD TV is getting the blues. This was purchased with a Circuit City extended warranty (now expired as is Circuit City) back at the end of 2004. This appears to be...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-20-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,127
Posted By mlcarson
Rural people are taking it in the rear on this...

Rural people are taking it in the rear on this DTV transition. Try Northern MI -- hilly terrain with high trees and these lower KW numbers just don't work. So congrats urban dwellers on lots of free...
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