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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-29-2016, 10:19 PM
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Posted By AntAltMike
I sent a message to info@luken.tv at 2:30...

I sent a message to info@luken.tv at 2:30 Saturday afternoon, telling them that their two channels have been unwatchable for three weeks, and, boom, both are now rock solid, but they didn't reply to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-20-2016, 10:24 PM
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Posted By AntAltMike
It's off a hair on my Seiki, too. 49.4 and...

It's off a hair on my Seiki, too.

49.4 and 49.5 have been unwatchably bad for a couple of weeks now, even though their signal quality is good and the other four 49.Xs are stable.
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-06-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By AntAltMike
General advice to anyone trying to tune a...

General advice to anyone trying to tune a UT-2700. ALWAYS USE A CERAMIC SCREWDRIVER. The adjustment pots "lurch", and if your non-inductive tuner has any flex in it, it will invariably spring past...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-06-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 416
Posted By AntAltMike
I had noticed that, too, but I didn't want to...

I had noticed that, too, but I didn't want to look like a Bozo if I was doing my arithmetic wrong.

Hol_land's pessimism regarding the performance of the single channel elimination filters is...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-05-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 416
Posted By AntAltMike
Can you furnish a link to those threads? ...

Can you furnish a link to those threads?





That and the fact that high frequency, single channel elimination filters I've used successfully in that frequency range cost around $1,000 each,...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-04-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 416
Posted By AntAltMike
This plan has about zero chance of success. ...

This plan has about zero chance of success.

First of all, as I pointed out above, we have no idea to what extent the cable card's authorization countermans the tuner. I can't send any old...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-03-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 416
Posted By AntAltMike
If you are on a 135 channel cable system, but if...

If you are on a 135 channel cable system, but if your TIVO tunes higher than that AND if your modulators output higher than that, then MAYBE you could QAM modulate to above them, or you could get a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-03-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 416
Posted By AntAltMike
As the Diamond Mine's radio commercial says:...

As the Diamond Mine's radio commercial says: "Nobody pays retail anymore. Why should you?" Multicom has it for $3,995, but they might not sell to you, and Marketek has it for $4,299, and they sound...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-03-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 416
Posted By AntAltMike
I had offered that product to some of my hotel...

I had offered that product to some of my hotel customers, but before any of them expressed interest, it was no longer available and I never got to even test one on my bench.

The functionality of...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-03-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 543
Posted By AntAltMike
Most American DirecTV and DISH Network based...

Most American DirecTV and DISH Network based satellite based master antenna systems used in hotels still distribute NTSC signals, so it is most practical for the manufacturers and suppliers to stay...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-02-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 543
Posted By AntAltMike
In master antenna systems, the "launch"...

In master antenna systems, the "launch" amplification is always configured to drive the amplifier to just below its maximum prescribed output level. You then apportion the system signal power to get...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-28-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 543
Posted By AntAltMike
Do the H and V refer to horizontal and vertical...

Do the H and V refer to horizontal and vertical propagation?

I don't understand your notations. Each time you have an entry formatted XXX.XX MHz ChXX, aren't each and every one of those the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-28-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
Posted By AntAltMike
No one cares. At least I don't. I've sold about...

No one cares. At least I don't. I've sold about two dozen headends in the $10,000 to $30,000 range and always use whatever splitters are lying around. I like the ones that cost less than a dollar...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-28-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 543
Posted By AntAltMike
The Kingray link says the maximum output of that...

The Kingray link says the maximum output of that product is 118dB microVolts, which is 58 dBmilliVolts. Other non-American products give the rating for one channel, so I will assume that to be the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-27-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 543
Posted By AntAltMike
There is no input range. There is a maximum...

There is no input range. There is a maximum output power. The ratings for distribution amplifiers are most commonly expressed as maximum signal level of some number of equal strength channels.
...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-27-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 543
Posted By AntAltMike
Managing your wallplate levels within prescribed...

Managing your wallplate levels within prescribed levels is the least of your concerns.

You need to keep the distribution amplifier output's intermodulation down, which you do by managing the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-24-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 543
Posted By AntAltMike
This is going to be an adventure. It rolls off...

This is going to be an adventure. It rolls off at channel 51 of the American, FCC channel plan, not the Australian one.
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-24-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 543
Posted By AntAltMike
You really better read my above post before you...

You really better read my above post before you waste any money.

What country are you in? Australia? Channel plans and modulation formats differ from country to country.

Cable companies, with...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-24-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 543
Posted By AntAltMike
You are crusin' for a brusin' by getting involved...

You are crusin' for a brusin' by getting involved with such distribution... but I do it for a living and I am still alive and kicking.

Your broadcast channels, if "raw", use 8VSB modulation. Your...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-24-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14,382
Views: 1,610,743
Posted By AntAltMike
And now, tonight at between 7:30 and 8:PM, it is...

And now, tonight at between 7:30 and 8:PM, it is sporadically doing it again, during Have Gun Will Travel as well as during some commercials. It just stopped a few minutes ago, so I hope to doesn't...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-19-2016, 02:51 PM
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Posted By AntAltMike
The Rockford Files pilot episode, Backlash of the...

The Rockford Files pilot episode, Backlash of the Hunter, part 2 guest starring Lindsay Wagner is on 13.2 Decades. Parts 1 will be rebroadcast at 9:00 PM, followed by part 2 at 10:00 PM

Noah...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-17-2016, 11:47 PM
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Posted By AntAltMike
It is back to normal. The Commish is on. ...

It is back to normal. The Commish is on. Because I surfed off the channel, I do not know if the problem ended with the conclusion of NYPD Blue or if it was otherwise simply repaired.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-17-2016, 10:56 PM
Replies: 14,382
Views: 1,610,743
Posted By AntAltMike
Heroes and Icons, 20-3, just this minute started...

Heroes and Icons, 20-3, just this minute started going bonkers, with green bursts across the screen and audio interruptions as well. 20-1 and 20-2 remain rock solid.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-14-2016, 05:21 AM
Replies: 14,382
Views: 1,610,743
Posted By AntAltMike
I caught a few minutes of local news and thought...

I caught a few minutes of local news and thought it might have been off a little, but the Today Show seems synced up OK.
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-03-2016, 01:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By AntAltMike
The supportive theory behind that is that the...

The supportive theory behind that is that the pigment used to make the jacket white reacts adversely with sunlight. I think it is zinc oxide.
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