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Forum: HDTV Technical   02-24-2017, 08:01 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
Obviously at this point it's all speculation, but...

Obviously at this point it's all speculation, but my prediction is that VHF and particularly VHF-Lo will pretty much become the LPTV band. Of course some full-power stations are moving to VHF, but I...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-24-2017, 03:51 PM
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Views: 862,269
Posted By JHBrandt
Firmware was one of the possible factors I...

Firmware was one of the possible factors I originally mentioned. Max or criggs could certainly try downgrading to 114R if they wish - Wiscojim has it posted somewhere, I think. 114R can be a bit...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-24-2017, 03:40 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
That's good news; it means they don't interfere...

That's good news; it means they don't interfere with each other, at least as long as they're all roughly equally strong.

So if the top station in your area is RF 51, you'd need to skip up to RF 55...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-24-2017, 03:30 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
Well, yes; but (once the new channel data is...

Well, yes; but (once the new channel data is available) TVFool.com does all the work of figuring out which stations can/will be received at your exact address, how strong they are/will be, and what...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-23-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,809
Posted By JHBrandt
I bet you could get 30 subchannels per carrier if...

I bet you could get 30 subchannels per carrier if they were all SD; maybe even up to 50 if you really, really pushed it and didn't care about lousy PQ; but over 100 subchannels per carrier is absurd...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   02-23-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2,295
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Posted By JHBrandt
If you post a screen-shot of the iKonvert's menu,...

If you post a screen-shot of the iKonvert's menu, we can tell right off. (Either way, $13 is a heck of a deal.)

What chipset does it (and your Westinghouse TVs) use?
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-23-2017, 08:08 PM
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Views: 275,455
Posted By JHBrandt
As the construction permits for all the changes...

As the construction permits for all the changes are filed, TVFool.com can incorporate them into their database.

There's already an option on the TVFool.com reports to view either current or...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-22-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8,501
Views: 866,368
Posted By JHBrandt
Looks like the channel 7 weirdness is gone. I...

Looks like the channel 7 weirdness is gone. I think they're back to no PSIP, though. But at least it's showing channel 38 again.
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-22-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 737
Posted By JHBrandt
Uh-oh; sounds like bad news for MStar tuners/DVRs...

Uh-oh; sounds like bad news for MStar tuners/DVRs (HomeWorX, iView, etc.). They may still work, but with the date/time thrown off, you won't be able to do timed recordings from this modulator....
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-22-2017, 07:13 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
It makes sense. A lot of these routers run Linux...

It makes sense. A lot of these routers run Linux or some *nix derivative, so they'll recognize ext2/3/4 file systems and share them as network drives.

Should work with spinning-platter drives too;...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-22-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 737
Posted By JHBrandt
I'd strongly recommend keeping the output...

I'd strongly recommend keeping the output confined to coax (except maybe for a bit of experimenting, as above). I doubt the signal is "clean" enough to be used legally as a white-space device, so if...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-22-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 737
Posted By JHBrandt
Does the modulator even send PSIP time? I...

Does the modulator even send PSIP time? I basically expected it to send no PSIP at all, so your receiver would lock to another station's PSIP when tuned to that station and then either keep time...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-22-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,809
Posted By JHBrandt
True; Internet access in the US is nowhere near...

True; Internet access in the US is nowhere near where we'd like it to be.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-22-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14,028
Views: 862,269
Posted By JHBrandt
Well, it isn't just the hard drive; it's the hard...

Well, it isn't just the hard drive; it's the hard drive plus something unique about those few stations that combine to cause this problem. I don't think we've yet identified what it is about these...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-21-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8,501
Views: 866,368
Posted By JHBrandt
I'm seeing a channel map again, but is anyone...

I'm seeing a channel map again, but is anyone else seeing KVFW on virtual channel 7 now?

They're still on RF 38 but I see Retro on 7.3, Rev'n on 7.4, and the infomercials on 7.5. Rev'n and the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-21-2017, 12:00 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
The HDD is definitely one factor, and probably...

The HDD is definitely one factor, and probably the easiest to do something about:And if I would just bother to read my own posts, I would have seen:D'oh!

Here are Nithun's posts, for easy...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-21-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3,191
Views: 275,455
Posted By JHBrandt
I think individual stations have been allowed to...

I think individual stations have been allowed to talk, but Trip said the FCC can't say anything until the process is totally completed. Probably end of March.

While we're waiting, with little else...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-21-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,809
Posted By JHBrandt
In a way, it was - that's what ATSC 2.0 was. Same...

In a way, it was - that's what ATSC 2.0 was. Same 8VSB modulation, so unlike ATSC 3.0, existing tuners would work, but if you got a new 2.0 tuner you could plug it into your network and enjoy new...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-21-2017, 09:05 AM
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Views: 862,269
Posted By JHBrandt
According to rabbitears.info, they have two HD...

According to rabbitears.info, they have two HD subchannels. 7.1 and 7.2 are both 720p.
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-20-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,809
Posted By JHBrandt
It's kind of a side issue, but I did mention ATSC...

It's kind of a side issue, but I did mention ATSC M/H. It took a lot of extra error correction to compensate for the distortions inherent in receiving 8VSB while moving, so the PQ was definitely...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-20-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,809
Posted By JHBrandt
I'm afraid I'm on dr1394's side on this. In an...

I'm afraid I'm on dr1394's side on this. In an initialism, BFD. As one of my coworkers is fond of saying, it's all data. Encapsulating video data in an IP stream isn't some amazing breakthrough; not...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-20-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,809
Posted By JHBrandt
I see that sort of claim a lot (it was also the...

I see that sort of claim a lot (it was also the key enhancement of ATSC 2.0, which never really went anywhere); unfortunately, it's extremely vague. Just what does it mean to "integrate with the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-20-2017, 12:09 PM
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Posted By JHBrandt
I've never gotten CC to work when time-shifting,...

I've never gotten CC to work when time-shifting, on any firmware version for the 7802 chip (i.e., newest iViews & HomeWorXes). Annoyingly, if you fast-forward until you catch up, it starts working...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-20-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14,028
Views: 862,269
Posted By JHBrandt
That Seagate has a 64MB cache, which I think is...

That Seagate has a 64MB cache, which I think is pretty large. Turns out WD uses various HDDs in their Elements line, so they can't say for sure what the cache size is. I suspect the same is true of...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-20-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14,028
Views: 862,269
Posted By JHBrandt
Beats me, but if were happening on every channel,...

Beats me, but if were happening on every channel, I doubt the DVR+ would be very popular!

It's probably some unusual combination of the characteristics of the transmitted data, the HDD, and the...
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