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Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-19-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12,462
Views: 795,133
Posted By Mark Booth
Those that signed up (for what is now Sling Blue)...

Those that signed up (for what is now Sling Blue) while it was in Beta for $20/mo get to keep that price for the foreseeable future. I'm glad I switched.

Mark
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   07-18-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 94,939
Posted By Mark Booth
Update 4.... My Great Northern 12 oz popper is...

Update 4.... My Great Northern 12 oz popper is toast! Well, it's repairable, but I'm choosing not to repair it.

On Sunday, while popping the very first batch for a movie night, I was about 10...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-05-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mark Booth
A side-note update on my HOA situation... ...

A side-note update on my HOA situation... Effective July 1, our HOA has a new management company. I've heard through the grapevine that the change in management company was directly related to the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-23-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 568
Posted By Mark Booth
That is an Antennas Direct DB4e UHF antenna at...

That is an Antennas Direct DB4e UHF antenna at the top and an Antennas Direct Clearstream 5 VHF antenna at the bottom. FWIW, I have a DB4e and it has outperformed the 8-bay Wingard PR8800 UHF...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-23-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mark Booth
Thank you! It always feels good to fight for...

Thank you! It always feels good to fight for what you know is right and come away with a 3rd party decision in your favor! This feels a little similar to the small claims court victories I've...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-23-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mark Booth
I received a telephone call from the FCC this...

I received a telephone call from the FCC this morning. The representative informed me that they have reviewed my submitted documents and it is their initial assessment that my TV antennas install...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-28-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mark Booth
Thanks! Unfortunately, the "drama" of this...

Thanks! Unfortunately, the "drama" of this situation didn't end with the Board's letter of retraction. But the politics that are going on (a bunch of CYA) are a different issue than the issue at...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-27-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mark Booth
I received a text message from our HOA Board...

I received a text message from our HOA Board President last night, telling me there was a letter at my front door. The handwritten letter offered an apology for the frustration the take-down demand...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-26-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mark Booth
A question for those that have taken the...

A question for those that have taken the Declaratory Ruling route in the past...

How long did the process take? 1 month? 2?

Mark
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-26-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mark Booth
Based on what I heard today, I expect our HOA to...

Based on what I heard today, I expect our HOA to "approve" our antennas this week. But I still can't seem to get anyone to understand that I am NOT seeking their approval. I don't need their...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   04-26-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2,403
Views: 278,576
Posted By Mark Booth
My JVC HD-70FH96's light engine finally bit the...

My JVC HD-70FH96's light engine finally bit the dust in September 2015. I got 9 years 6 months of service out of it. I'm not complaining about that!

I replaced it with a 75" Vizio 4K display. I...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-26-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mark Booth
Thanks! I chose the DB4e because my research...

Thanks!

I chose the DB4e because my research indicated it had a wider azimuth (wider horizontal beam width) than most 8-bowtie antennas. My sources for UHF signals are spread fairly far apart...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-25-2016, 11:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mark Booth
My Petition for Declaratory Ruling from the FCC...

My Petition for Declaratory Ruling from the FCC is completed and ready to be mailed. Copies will go out to the FCC and my HOA's management company tomorrow via certified mail. I'm sure it will take a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-24-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mark Booth
The thing that boggles my mind is how any...

The thing that boggles my mind is how any professional property manager could possibly consider it appropriate to advise their client (the HOA Board) that they have the power to tell a homeowner to...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-24-2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mark Booth
I've spent some additional research time reading...

I've spent some additional research time reading many of the FCC's Declaratory Rulings regarding petitioners (homeowners) claims against their HOA. Some of them are quite amusing, demonstrating that...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-24-2016, 12:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mark Booth
He actually did a story on our HOA about 5 or 6...

He actually did a story on our HOA about 5 or 6 years ago. We used to completely (temporarily) close off our (private) streets to non residents during Halloween. It created a safer environment for...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-23-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mark Booth
BTW, I expressed my frustration on this subject...

BTW, I expressed my frustration on this subject on my Facebook timeline. A friend, who also happens to be an attorney, summed it nicely in her comment:

"They picked the wrong homeowner!"

She...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-23-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mark Booth
I have gone above and beyond to provide the HOA's...

I have gone above and beyond to provide the HOA's management company with the necessary links and documents that make it VERY clear that the HOA Board doesn't have a legal leg to stand on. I...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-23-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mark Booth
I live in an HOA. Up until Thursday, I felt our...

I live in an HOA. Up until Thursday, I felt our HOA Board was staffed with intelligent and reasonable people. That changed on Thursday when I received the following letter from my HOA's management...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-20-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12,462
Views: 795,133
Posted By Mark Booth
I was watching the Padres game via Fox Sports San...

I was watching the Padres game via Fox Sports San Diego on Sling TV's new beta multi-stream last night. I watched for about an hour before going to bed. There was a single instance of the picture...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-19-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 760
Posted By Mark Booth
I am in Southeast San Diego County and...

I am in Southeast San Diego County and approximately 18 miles from Mt Soledad (channels 8 and 10). Those channels are 2Edge for me too. The VHF Hi-band antenna I went with is the same one you just...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-19-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 37,839
Posted By Mark Booth
Since Target had it for $24.99 ($23.74 after...

Since Target had it for $24.99 ($23.74 after RedCard), I decided to get the 4K version of 'The Revenant'. I already have a 4K TV but it will be many months before I get a 4K Blu-ray player.

At...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-19-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12,462
Views: 795,133
Posted By Mark Booth
Thank you! I'm at a loss to understand what...

Thank you!

I'm at a loss to understand what these guys are talking about. Here is a screen grab (done on my computer) of my previous message, plus the two messages posted after that message. ...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-18-2016, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12,462
Views: 795,133
Posted By Mark Booth
Are you talking about my avatar? Hardly an ad...

Are you talking about my avatar? Hardly an ad and I'm not selling anything.

On my iPad, your message is only slightly smaller than mine. Your avatar isn't as tall, but your overall post isn't...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-18-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12,462
Views: 795,133
Posted By Mark Booth
I also switched to the new "beta" multi-stream. ...

I also switched to the new "beta" multi-stream. I don't watch Disney and I'm more likely to watch NatGeo or FX. Plus, Fox Sports San Diego (Padres).

Mark
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