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Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-14-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8,442
Views: 588,040
Posted By L David Matheny
The current arrangement works for me, too, but...

The current arrangement works for me, too, but I'm afraid there are forces of darkness working against us. If streaming is the future, we need that future to allow us some control over mindless...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-13-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8,442
Views: 588,040
Posted By L David Matheny
I also hope they "figured out recording",...

I also hope they "figured out recording", although I doubt that the issue here is technological. So-called "linear TV" appears to be essentially a streaming replacement for broadcast TV or maybe...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-05-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8,442
Views: 588,040
Posted By L David Matheny
Yes, I guess I should have checked for recent...

Yes, I guess I should have checked for recent threads before posting. Thanks.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-05-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8,442
Views: 588,040
Posted By L David Matheny
Some of the recent TiVo discussion was certainly...

Some of the recent TiVo discussion was certainly off-topic for this thread, but it was certainly relevant to the future of the DVR+. I wish you could have somehow moved those posts to a new thread...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-01-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2,439
Views: 143,925
Posted By L David Matheny
It sounds like you have solved your DVR problem....

It sounds like you have solved your DVR problem. But do your neighbors also experience a "slight flicker of the lights" often? That could be a symptom of a loose connection somewhere in your wiring,...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-26-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3,435
Views: 334,551
Posted By L David Matheny
If you don't want to have multipath problems,...

If you don't want to have multipath problems, each channel (frequency) must come from only one of the antennas. That can be done with something like the old Channel Master Join-tenna units, but I...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-26-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3,435
Views: 334,551
Posted By L David Matheny
I'd like to see a TiVo with two coaxial inputs...

I'd like to see a TiVo with two coaxial inputs each of which can be configured for either antenna or cable. Few if any users would have two cable systems, but a significant number of OTA users could...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-18-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,669
Views: 100,990
Posted By L David Matheny
I got it this afternoon, and I wasn't on the...

I got it this afternoon, and I wasn't on the priority list.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-02-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4,831
Views: 520,647
Posted By L David Matheny
You would do better trying to fix the unit with...

You would do better trying to fix the unit with the lifetime sub. An unsubscribed TiVo can act as a tuner, possibly with 30-minute buffering, but it can't make any recordings, even manual recordings.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-05-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8,442
Views: 588,040
Posted By L David Matheny
I think you're probably right. And if they embed...

I think you're probably right. And if they embed commercials that can't be skipped somehow, that would be a deal-breaker for me, and for many others I would hope.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-04-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13,332
Views: 973,475
Posted By L David Matheny
What is your "Motion smoother" setting? Last...

What is your "Motion smoother" setting? Last February, in response to a question about achieving maximum smoothness (AKA soap opera effect), I posted the following:



I never did anything worthy...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-18-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8,442
Views: 588,040
Posted By L David Matheny
OTOH, if the CPU has adequate power (and the...

OTOH, if the CPU has adequate power (and the software or firmware is programmed properly to optimize priority scheduling, interrupt handing, etc), shouldn't even low-priority tasks like servicing the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-29-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4,183
Views: 313,301
Posted By L David Matheny
That could be consistent with a hairline crack...

That could be consistent with a hairline crack somewhere in the circuitry.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-10-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13,332
Views: 973,475
Posted By L David Matheny
If you've used the Format button to cycle through...

If you've used the Format button to cycle through those various settings, you might need to look at similar settings for whatever equipment is feeding the signal to the TV.
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   09-09-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 26,449
Views: 3,053,687
Posted By L David Matheny
It could be the HDD, but I doubt it. It sounds...

It could be the HDD, but I doubt it. It sounds like a firmware bug of some kind, maybe causing the unit to choke somehow on a bit of video data that it doesn't like. But did you leave it paused...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-07-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13,332
Views: 973,475
Posted By L David Matheny
Unless you had to scrape the plastic wrap off,...

Unless you had to scrape the plastic wrap off, I'm having trouble imagining how a covering that was put on to protect the finish ended up scratching it. Are you absolutely sure the "fine scratches"...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-03-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13,332
Views: 973,475
Posted By L David Matheny
So you're using a TV tuner that's in your laptop?...

So you're using a TV tuner that's in your laptop? Or you're streaming video from your laptop? And surely the "demo mode" stops when the set is unplugged, so I guess you're saying that unplugging...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-27-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1,669
Views: 100,990
Posted By L David Matheny
But if you're paying for a cable company DVR,...

But if you're paying for a cable company DVR, presumably you're also paying the cable company an exorbitant delivery fee for providing you with a program feed. Of course their feed does provide...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-26-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,669
Views: 100,990
Posted By L David Matheny
It would be better to say that TiVo stopped...

It would be better to say that TiVo stopped selling lifetimes subs for a while. If they tried to cancel existing subs, there would of course be lawsuits, plus they would lose all credibility.


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Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-24-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 26,449
Views: 3,053,687
Posted By L David Matheny
Are you saying that switching the input to L3...

Are you saying that switching the input to L3 would keep the hard drive from spinning, or what? If you disconnect the hard drive and then power on and the noise is there, then it obviously isn't the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-20-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8,442
Views: 588,040
Posted By L David Matheny
I wasn't familiar with the legislation in...

I wasn't familiar with the legislation in question, but that article helps. If (what is now) OTA TV is made available only through the cable companies, or if cable companies are allowed to take over...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-16-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13,332
Views: 973,475
Posted By L David Matheny
Our eyes have something called "persistence of...

Our eyes have something called "persistence of vision" which helps us see flickering movie frames as a continuous moving image, etc. I've sometimes wondered if people think their TV panel is...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-09-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 25,501
Posted By L David Matheny
Hey, keep an eye on the shopping channels. Aereo...

Hey, keep an eye on the shopping channels. Aereo must have a lot of those tiny antennas, which they no longer need. Maybe they could recover some money for their investors by selling them to OTA...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-07-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,669
Views: 100,990
Posted By L David Matheny
I'm OTA only, but there's a cable-card door on...

I'm OTA only, but there's a cable-card door on the bottom of a base Roamio, and I believe you will still need a tuning adapter if your cable company uses SDV channels.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-07-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 25,501
Posted By L David Matheny
A separate storage partition for each user would...

A separate storage partition for each user would indeed be technologically feasible, but I still question whether they were actually doing that and could continue to do that indefinitely. But what I...
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