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Forum: XM and Sirius Satellite Radio   11-09-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,196
Posted By DJRobX
Our lifetime subs used to be limited to 32kbps...

Our lifetime subs used to be limited to 32kbps streams, but then they re-designed the online listening site. On the new site, I don't see any quality option or specified bitrate, but the quality...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-11-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9,142
Views: 936,690
Posted By DJRobX
Quote:Originally Posted by fleaman...

Quote:Originally Posted by fleaman http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20124101)

I'm on the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-09-2009, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9,142
Views: 936,690
Posted By DJRobX
Quote: I have a HD TiVo and live in the...

Quote:

I have a HD TiVo and live in the Time Warner West Valley area and frequently monitor the different bit rates. KTTV and KCBS are passed through without compression (KTTV was compressed by...
Forum: XM and Sirius Satellite Radio   04-29-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,615
Posted By DJRobX
Quote: Bait and Switch is what I call it....

Quote:

Bait and Switch is what I call it. Shame on them.


It's definitely bait and switch. Unfortunately at the time those letters went out, the bankruptcy stories were circulating, and I'm...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-27-2009, 11:50 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,127
Posted By DJRobX
24 tonight was bad on KTTV-11 Los Angeles via...

24 tonight was bad on KTTV-11 Los Angeles via DirecTV. Crazy shimmering in the backgrounds. Between this and ABC's adding a new HD subchannel, April has been a rough month for my TV.
Forum: XM and Sirius Satellite Radio   04-27-2009, 11:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,780
Posted By DJRobX
What are you using for TV? The sound quality...

What are you using for TV? The sound quality through DirecTV is significantly better than what I get through my car receiver. So much that despite my lifetime sub, I record the streams into my iPod...
Forum: XM and Sirius Satellite Radio   04-27-2009, 11:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,615
Posted By DJRobX
I got screwed over the same way too, but on the...

I got screwed over the same way too, but on the XM side.

We opted to renew for 3 years. The verbage in the letter made it clear that the benefit of doing so was that I would continue to receive...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-20-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 58,816
Posted By DJRobX
Quote:Originally Posted by glenned...

Quote:Originally Posted by glenned http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/16280295)

They are not making the mistake of converting the signal to the PC...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-08-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9,142
Views: 936,690
Posted By DJRobX
Quote:Originally Posted by Mogur2...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mogur2 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/15436335)

Besides the fact that both these DVRs suck, what is the difference?...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-08-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9,142
Views: 936,690
Posted By DJRobX
When is Time Warner going to fix these...

When is Time Warner going to fix these compression issues? For the most part it looks OK, but when there's any sudden activity the picture completely loses its composure.
...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-22-2008, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9,142
Views: 936,690
Posted By DJRobX
OK, so they have Tujunga/Valencia on the...

OK, so they have Tujunga/Valencia on the December list. Does that mean we're getting SDV? If they add SDV does that mean they will return to using full quality HD streams while they're at it? They...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-11-2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9,142
Views: 936,690
Posted By DJRobX
Quote:Originally Posted by Cover...

Quote:Originally Posted by Cover http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/15048929)

I see the same issues. Frequent break up at transisions. Picture is...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-10-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4,219
Views: 652,011
Posted By DJRobX
Quote:Anyone here have issues with HDMI crushing...

Quote:Anyone here have issues with HDMI crushing blacks?

If I use component cables I get much more shadow detail, however, I also see much more grain & compression artifacts (i.e. a worse...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-04-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9,142
Views: 936,690
Posted By DJRobX
Those stills don't really catch the distorting...

Those stills don't really catch the distorting I've noticed the most. Since the "upgrade" for more HD channels, I see a lot of distracting digital noise at scene changes. It's especially bad during...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-22-2008, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9,142
Views: 936,690
Posted By DJRobX
Quote: I don't see Santa Clarita mentioned....

Quote:

I don't see Santa Clarita mentioned. We finally got the previous update last week.

FWIW, I don't see the Sci Fi channel on the list.


Oh god here we go again. SCV was missing the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-15-2008, 10:24 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 32,518
Posted By DJRobX
I thought the second episode captured the...

I thought the second episode captured the essence of the original "Knight Rider" I remembered and enjoyed growing up. It definitely has a "fast/furious" and "transformers" thing going on, but I...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-26-2008, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4,219
Views: 652,011
Posted By DJRobX
Except Gig-E uses all 4 pairs of a CAT5 wire at...

Except Gig-E uses all 4 pairs of a CAT5 wire at < 300 ft, while U-Verse VDSL uses 1 pair at < ~3,000 feet .

In the future they're looking to use 2 pairs and VDSL2. My current line is pretty far...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-26-2008, 02:11 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 34,687
Posted By DJRobX
Quote:Originally Posted by TVOD...

Quote:Originally Posted by TVOD http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/14745527)

I heard rumor this is the committee which makes that decision:

...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-31-2008, 10:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,646
Posted By DJRobX
Wow, I almost recorded this on the SD channel....

Wow, I almost recorded this on the SD channel. What a surprise!
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-27-2008, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2,078
Views: 594,246
Posted By DJRobX
Quote: I have noticed a bit more graininess...

Quote:

I have noticed a bit more graininess on SCIFIHD and USAHD


If you're seeing graininess that is actually a good thing. Film grain is random in nature so it compresses very poorly. A...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-14-2008, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9,142
Views: 936,690
Posted By DJRobX
I just ordered U-Verse. I am taking my...

I just ordered U-Verse. I am taking my triple-play business elsewhere. I just find it unacceptable to tease us with new HD channels and only to find out you're in the back of the bus (October!) days...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-10-2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9,142
Views: 936,690
Posted By DJRobX
October 9? Seriously? What utter BS. I'm...

October 9? Seriously? What utter BS.

I'm going to have to call and threaten to switch to U-verse. Maybe I can at least get a break on my bill (I'm out of the first year promotions).

If not...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-10-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9,142
Views: 936,690
Posted By DJRobX
Quote:Wonder what it will take or whether anyone...

Quote:Wonder what it will take or whether anyone cares that the regular and HD channels are on different time zones (I care).


Get DVR service. Then, earlier is always better.

Any word on...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-01-2008, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9,142
Views: 936,690
Posted By DJRobX
Quote: Lineman mentioned they were adding 1...

Quote:

Lineman mentioned they were adding 1 Meg. I am assuming that is 1 Mb of capacity


He meant 1ghz (existing systems are 850mhz or less). They're completely re-deploying the LA systems...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-28-2008, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9,142
Views: 936,690
Posted By DJRobX
In case you don't do old-school paper, that...

In case you don't do old-school paper, that story made the front page of the Times! I especially liked how they pointed out that someone who complained got a free year of showtime. That ought to get...
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