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Forum: HDTV Technical   04-03-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 20,559
Posted By zaphod7501
You could have the TV connected to the wrong...

You could have the TV connected to the wrong output, or the USDTV output could be set to a format that your TV cannot view. And without seeing the menu screens it can be tricky to set the output...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   03-28-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2,508
Views: 649,573
Posted By zaphod7501
The cap in the bottom left corner is definitely...

The cap in the bottom left corner is definitely bad. You should change all of them of the same value and brand to be safe. Changing bad caps gives you about a 30-40% chance of fixing the problem, in...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-28-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,968
Posted By zaphod7501
Brain removal: Use the Egyptian method and have a...

Brain removal: Use the Egyptian method and have a brain smoothie.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-27-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By zaphod7501
I use something like this...

I use something like this http://www.amazon.com/Terk-Leapfrog-Control-Extender-LFIRX/dp/B000069EV0/ref=lp_11039361_1_14?s=audio-video-accessories&ie=UTF8&qid=1427494550&sr=1-14 to control my receiver...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-26-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2,240
Views: 92,050
Posted By zaphod7501
Easy choice. Nick=Grimm=One dead evil...

Easy choice.
Nick=Grimm=One dead evil hexenbeast.
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-23-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2,240
Views: 92,050
Posted By zaphod7501
I always thought you needed lips to kiss. Not...

I always thought you needed lips to kiss. Not seeing them in beast mode.
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-20-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2,240
Views: 92,050
Posted By zaphod7501
Stealth programming again? If it wasn't for HOTP...

Stealth programming again? If it wasn't for HOTP (and the AVS forum) I'd have missed recording the episode.

Of course, since Grimm is the only NBC show I am currently watching. I'd have missed...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   03-11-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2,508
Views: 649,573
Posted By zaphod7501
RE: Electrolytics Just an FYI The type that...

RE: Electrolytics Just an FYI
The type that fail use an organic electrolyte. Making them biodegradable.

They smell bad when they leak. Hence the moniker "Fish-caps". (dead fish odor) The...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-06-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 693
Views: 115,582
Posted By zaphod7501
Well, I needed a replacement now and not later....

Well, I needed a replacement now and not later. It fit my needs and is more than bright enough. I couldn't hold my breath any longer and wait on an unknown release date, pricing, and availability.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-06-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 693
Views: 115,582
Posted By zaphod7501
After watching the price jump up and down on an...

After watching the price jump up and down on an almost hourly basis, I picked up one from Amazon. Not quite under $1k, but close.

I was a little worried that it would not focus over 120" or that...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-06-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 254,093
Posted By zaphod7501
I get my news from "The Daily Show" and weather...

I get my news from "The Daily Show" and weather from Intellicast. I still get that paper thing on my doorstep every day. I've just accepted the fact that Peoria is not a major market. Fortunately my...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-25-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5,741
Views: 714,750
Posted By zaphod7501
Do you mean reboot (holding the power button for...

Do you mean reboot (holding the power button for 5 seconds) or power cycle? ( pulling the power plug for 10 seconds) I find that power cycling clears up slow navigation and stalling/loading issues...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   02-25-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 44,138
Posted By zaphod7501
Probably a year, then the price will probably go...

Probably a year, then the price will probably go to $2 each and then jump a $1 every year or so.
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-25-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 10,118
Posted By zaphod7501
I enjoyed it and now that we know who the...

I enjoyed it and now that we know who the characters are and what the setting is, they can use the short seasons to tell stories. (without using 13 or more episodes to convey a 6 show arc)
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-20-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 24,744
Posted By zaphod7501
And when they pass gas, it's called mee-thane.

And when they pass gas, it's called mee-thane.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-20-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 254,093
Posted By zaphod7501
RE: WMBD You are talking about a station that...

RE: WMBD You are talking about a station that had a "buzz" in their audio due to a bad microwave link for almost their entire analog broadcast history, even after they went stereo. They knew it but...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-14-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5,741
Views: 714,750
Posted By zaphod7501
DLNA server? Runs on PC. Can usually be set to...

DLNA server? Runs on PC. Can usually be set to transcode files only when needed with your playback device.
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-02-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 100,745
Views: 8,974,982
Posted By zaphod7501
Really? In my lifespan, I've never considered...

Really? In my lifespan, I've never considered Sunday as day 1 in the week. Maybe it was all that Catholic School upbringing, with that "on the seventh day..." and all.

And honestly, today was the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-25-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By zaphod7501
This part will not work since the cable company...

This part will not work since the cable company is actually using all of the available frequencies from 1-155. You can only view a few because the rest are encrypted, but they are still there. The...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-23-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,486
Posted By zaphod7501
I'd suggest planning a bit for the future, when...

I'd suggest planning a bit for the future, when you have to upgrade, or want to enlarge, your TV screen size. My early capture and archiving was designed around 32 inch CRT TV's and 42" RPTVs. Boy,...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   01-20-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By zaphod7501
At my place I see composite deteriorate at 30...

At my place I see composite deteriorate at 30 feet. S-Video at 100 feet. (no special equipment)
If you're only talking composite, you could run it into a modulator, convert to RF, run RG-59 Coax to...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-19-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 100,745
Views: 8,974,982
Posted By zaphod7501
Reminds me of the trivia question, "how many legs...

Reminds me of the trivia question, "how many legs do you have if you call your arm a leg?"
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   12-27-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 44,138
Posted By zaphod7501
I guess Cable decided they only had to be "equal...

I guess Cable decided they only had to be "equal to, but not greater than" their rivals.

Maybe they will come back in a year with an added cost option of "Clear QAM" so they can bill us for...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-20-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 100,745
Views: 8,974,982
Posted By zaphod7501
Sony tried that sort of exclusivity by refusing...

Sony tried that sort of exclusivity by refusing to allow K-Mart to sell boom boxes. The FTC stepped in and said that they could not refuse to sell to a legitimate retailer. Apparently there are rules...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-16-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2,002
Views: 73,936
Posted By zaphod7501
The writing had better be pretty darn good...

The writing had better be pretty darn good because that's a "period" that I have no interest in at all.

I need my Nazi's (and Zombies) with a big grain of salt and a lot of humor.
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