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Forum: HDTV Programming   07-30-2006, 01:51 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,015
Posted By Ray H
Quote: Originally Posted by spid This is...

Quote:
Originally Posted by spid
This is good news since my local UPN station does not broadcast in HD.

Mine does - and they power it all the way up to about half a stinkin' watt...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-08-2006, 02:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,525
Posted By Ray H
"Good Terk" is an oxymoron.

"Good Terk" is an oxymoron.
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-08-2006, 01:51 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 102,082
Posted By Ray H
Quote: Originally Posted by DeanS I live in...

Quote:
Originally Posted by DeanS
I live in the Los Angeles area and am going to add a new LCD/HD T.V. to the kitchen. Is D* currently offering the MPEG 4 upgrade to L.A. -based customers? If I...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-06-2006, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6,204
Views: 715,038
Posted By Ray H
Set your H20's output to the native resolution...

Set your H20's output to the native resolution of your display (preferably using the HDMI output, with an HDMI-DVI converter if necessary). If you're unsure what that your display's native...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-06-2006, 01:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,841
Posted By Ray H
I contacted DirecTV about the AT9 dish last...

I contacted DirecTV about the AT9 dish last night. They quoted me a total of $63.95 - $49.00 professional installation and $14.95 California sales tax and shipping. I decided to wait a bit to see if...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-05-2006, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By Ray H
I might be able to help, having used a Hughes...

I might be able to help, having used a Hughes HTL-HD for the past two years. (just replaced it with an MPEG4-capable DirecTV H20 day before yesterday...) Unplugging your HTL-HD receiver won't clear...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-04-2006, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6,204
Views: 715,038
Posted By Ray H
This whacko P.M. time shift was a known quirk...

This whacko P.M. time shift was a known quirk with the LG-made Hughes, Zenith, and Sony previous generation HD receivers, too. It seems to follow the time differential between the U.S. and South...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-03-2005, 10:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,337
Posted By Ray H
On that note, I guess VoOM didin't quite plan...

On that note, I guess VoOM didin't quite plan for the future as much as some say . . . :rolleyes:
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-03-2005, 09:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,337
Posted By Ray H
I doubt these current VoOM receivers (Motorola)...

I doubt these current VoOM receivers (Motorola) are capable of decoding MPEG-4 - with or without a firmware upgrade. Like Dish Network, DirecTV will also be swapping out receivers as they intro...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-22-2004, 04:35 AM
Replies: 25,502
Views: 2,633,437
Posted By Ray H
Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere...

Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere (yes, I tried a search...), but is Star Trek Enterprise "moving" to KCAL-9 DT in the Los Angeles area? I ran across this unexpected "hit...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-29-2004, 08:10 PM
Replies: 842
Views: 111,405
Posted By Ray H
ellisr63, you do NOT have to activate your...

ellisr63, you do NOT have to activate your receiver in order to obtain the firmware update. The dual LNB dish will work fine since the firmware update is transmitted from the core programming slot...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-29-2004, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By Ray H
Since you're currently receiving the CBS HD west...

Since you're currently receiving the CBS HD west coast digital feeds, that fact would put you in the CBS owned and operated (OO) L.A. DMA, right? Rejoice and be of good cheer for I bring you glad...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-26-2004, 08:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,378
Posted By Ray H
Well, since they'll be made by Thomson (RCA),...

Well, since they'll be made by Thomson (RCA), good luck...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-24-2004, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,216
Posted By Ray H
I did a search on all open forums, so if this is...

I did a search on all open forums, so if this is old news, blame the search engine. :) I found this morning that the KVCR (San Bernardino Valley College's PBS TV channel) digital transmitter is...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-14-2004, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By Ray H
Until the DBS services have the bandwidth to at...

Until the DBS services have the bandwidth to at least support the six networks' east and west coast digital feeds (ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, UPN, and WB - And, yes, I'm fully aware of the controversy...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-04-2004, 09:11 AM
Replies: 842
Views: 111,405
Posted By Ray H
Scott, you must have a friend, neighbor, or...

Scott, you must have a friend, neighbor, or co-worker with DirecTV. Surely you could request permission to attach your box to his dish overnight - this isn't rocket science. Once connected, slide...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-04-2004, 08:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,216
Posted By Ray H
I'm in Rialto, about 1/4 mile south of Baseline,...

I'm in Rialto, about 1/4 mile south of Baseline, using a rather large (about 5' boom length) Radio Shack dedicated UHF corner reflector Yagi (15-2161 if that helps). East Highland can encompass...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-07-2004, 04:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,111
Posted By Ray H
What am I missing here? I thought the whole idea...

What am I missing here? I thought the whole idea behind Congress's wisdom in herding stations over to the UHF spectrum during the digital transition was to re-capture the licensed VHF TV spectrum in...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-07-2004, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By Ray H
KCBS-DT in the L.A. market is problematic, too -...

KCBS-DT in the L.A. market is problematic, too - whether OTA or off DirecTV (381), even though the xpndr signal reading is consistently high. Considering the investment CBS corporate made in HD,...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-07-2004, 08:47 AM
Replies: 842
Views: 111,405
Posted By Ray H
Quote: Originally posted by Yogi55 Has...

Quote:

Originally posted by Yogi55
Has anyone noticed that you cannot set the timer to record or switch to a program daily. The only options I see are weekly or once.


Yeah, Yogi, I'm...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-04-2004, 11:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,122
Posted By Ray H
Quote: Originally posted by greywolf No....

Quote:
Originally posted by greywolf
No. They are simple folded dipoles that have little gain to begin with. Also, they are directional and it would be quite a rare coincidence if the dish was in...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-04-2004, 11:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,111
Posted By Ray H
Quote: Originally posted by FlugPoP ...I...

Quote:
Originally posted by FlugPoP
...I live in North Fontana 92336 and Mnt Baldy is right in the way. The signal must come right over the top..
Maybe not. Since Mt. Wilson is west of Mt. Baldy,...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-04-2004, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By Ray H
Really depends on where you're located. The far...

Really depends on where you're located. The far west sucks for VoOm reception - the dish has to "look" too far east at a very shallow elevation.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-04-2004, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By Ray H
Los Angeles, "the suburb in search of a city"...

Los Angeles, "the suburb in search of a city" covers a lot of real estate, so it would be helpful to know a bit more precisely where you're located. I have a near-clone of your receiver, the Hughes...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-02-2004, 06:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,070
Posted By Ray H
For all the DTC100's vaunted qualities, its...

For all the DTC100's vaunted qualities, its Achilles heel was its poor OTA performance handling multipath (pervasive in my locale). Not surprising considering it was strictly 1st generation. For all...
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