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Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-29-2014, 08:21 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
That will be great if it keeps on running and no...

That will be great if it keeps on running and no random resets. The seller will likely be happy to close the case. Had that one been opened up before? Wonder where the metal filings came from.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-26-2014, 05:59 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Do you suspect it needs solder reflowing under...

Do you suspect it needs solder reflowing under the BGA ICs?
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-24-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By ed_in_tx
It was $5 a month extra for locals at the time,...

It was $5 a month extra for locals at the time, in Spring 2010 when I basically had to sign up with Dish when Mike Mountford at NPS sold us Digicipher big dish subscribers out to his buddy Charlie E....
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-24-2014, 08:07 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
A few years ago now, I made a programming change,...

A few years ago now, I made a programming change, upgraded the package and dropped one optional channel, and suddenly I had locals (and paying for them) which I was opted out of before in my old...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-24-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Just $10 a mo more for what the standard mode is...

Just $10 a mo more for what the standard mode is nowadays. Less incentive to refer anyone too. Reminds me of how in the UK with their TV license, they charge more for a "colour" TV license than a...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-24-2014, 06:06 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Dish - no more Free HD for life?

Heard a new ad for Dish Network today, touting their new "Free HD" for 24 months. What happened to "Free HD for Life"? I have the "life" deal but wonder now if they will cancel it if I make any...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-24-2014, 05:48 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Does this happen on any particular station? ...

Does this happen on any particular station?

I've had a few audio issues in the past, but not like that, and I don't recall reading of one doing quite what you described. My audio problems...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-20-2014, 05:01 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Not just the ambient temperature, but the...

Not just the ambient temperature, but the internal operating temperature of the capacitor that causes some to expand and puff out the top or push the rubber gasket out the bottom, others dry out and...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-20-2014, 04:48 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Just be prepared to replace it sooner. Since one...

Just be prepared to replace it sooner. Since one failed in that location in the circuit already, obviously it is in a higher stress operating condition.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-19-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7,476
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Posted By ed_in_tx
On purpose? JK.. good luck! Looks...

On purpose?

JK.. good luck!


Looks like Bob in Frisco was online in the past 24 hours with quite a harvest of signals.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-16-2014, 08:27 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
What you need is an ESR meter. Then you can check...

What you need is an ESR meter. Then you can check all those caps and just replace the bad ones. PM me if you want to borrow one. Then if you don't find the culprit(s) worry about the solder under the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-16-2014, 07:02 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Did you swap boards to determine the fault is on...

Did you swap boards to determine the fault is on the main board? If the problem is on the PS board shouldn't be a big deal to get it going again.

Also, keep in mind that electrolytic capacitors...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-13-2014, 10:26 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Go back and look at the attached pic in 18272....

Go back and look at the attached pic in 18272. Shows the caps on the main board known to fail. No report I know of any caps inside that silver shield box. That box appears to have a clip-on cover....
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-13-2014, 05:59 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
"capable of playing DVD Audio, SACD..." What? No...

"capable of playing DVD Audio, SACD..." What? No HDCD playback? I have a a lot of those. Zero SACDs. Back to my Oppo.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-11-2014, 01:47 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
zerowords, I tried the search too, searched...

zerowords, I tried the search too, searched "A631" and of 18,335 posts only yours, #18335 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=18335) , mentions that error. So it isn't...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-07-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7,476
Views: 804,178
Posted By ed_in_tx
MeTV has The Man from U.N.C.L.E. tonight followed...

MeTV has The Man from U.N.C.L.E. tonight followed by Mission:Impossible! Got the DVR set! :D

EDIT: Wish they would have started with the first Mission:Impossibles with Mr Briggs... otherwise...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-31-2014, 03:45 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
If you press Menu does #4...

If you press Menu does #4 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) DVR appear grayed out?

That's what happened to one of mine when the HDD got corrupted. No DVR...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-30-2014, 07:39 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Not seeing the extended EPG data for 23 and 49....

Not seeing the extended EPG data for 23 and 49. Out about 23 hours and ends.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-24-2014, 12:39 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
I probably would have stuck with a drive that's...

I probably would have stuck with a drive that's optimized* for "AV" use like a WD10EURX. Reason I say that, I put a general purpose WD drive in one of my 'Pals and that's the one I get an occasional...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-24-2014, 06:22 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Yes you are right. So much for "Antenna TV"....

Yes you are right. So much for "Antenna TV". Looks like KDAF is determined to ruin it. Their on screen clutter is too bright and obnoxious.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-19-2014, 06:07 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
One of my 'Pals the one on standby added KJTL...

One of my 'Pals the one on standby added KJTL Texoma. yesterday. Had not seen that one appear here before. Off the back of the antenna.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-18-2014, 07:08 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Several days now, tune to 33.2 Antenna TV on...

Several days now, tune to 33.2 Antenna TV on KDAF, and NO obnoxious BUG in the corner of the picture! Thank You KDAF! As Antenna TV's slogan says... "TV How It Was Meant To Be!"
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-17-2014, 05:44 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
I see someone "won" on e-bay a malfunctioning...

I see someone "won" on e-bay a malfunctioning DTVPal DVR for $53. I had a starting bid on it for $10 but no more, figuring I might learn something if I got it. Anyone here get it?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-16-2014, 06:40 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Turned on my DTVPal DVR this morning, 2 stations...

Turned on my DTVPal DVR this morning, 2 stations added overnight, 23.2 and 23.3 KUVN. But when I tuned to either one, the 'Pal seemed to lock up for a minute, couldn't get it to change off either of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-14-2014, 02:44 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
In an email to K31GL a few months ago, I asked...

In an email to K31GL a few months ago, I asked about program info, and the engineer said they would like to add full EPG but it's too expensive. He referred me to a link on K31GL's web site for...
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