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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-02-2014, 05:48 PM
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Posted By 300ohm
Quote:We remain impressed with this inexpensive...

Quote:We remain impressed with this inexpensive Black Thursday TV. Of course, there's no absolute certainty that the set will last very long, but as of right now, it is a very serviceable...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-23-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16,265
Views: 2,805,684
Posted By 300ohm
Quote:Looks like all those antennas are no...

Quote:Looks like all those antennas are no longer made Channel Master antennas.


The top one looks like a Channel Master.

The middle uhf one is definitely a Radio Shack U-100. Page 95 of the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-31-2012, 07:33 PM
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Posted By 300ohm
Quote:Yep you got it right I'm in a valley.....

Quote:Yep you got it right I'm in a valley.. when it says LOS does that mean I need to point my antenna LOS or does that mean I would have a clear LOS view from the transmitter to my home?


LOS...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-10-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 16,265
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Posted By 300ohm
Quote:with a rotor Or since there is only...

Quote:with a rotor

Or since there is only two directions to be concerned with, two separate coax downleads from two different antennas into an A-B switch at the TV. The 7698P for Chicago and a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-08-2012, 02:06 PM
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Posted By 300ohm
Quote:I'm not a fan of these inexpensive (<$150)...

Quote:I'm not a fan of these inexpensive (<$150) TV rotors for a couple of reasons.


True, they don't make em like they used to. But compared to the rotor shown in post #15018, they're like...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-08-2012, 07:37 AM
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Posted By 300ohm
Quote:It's not realistic to expect to receive...

Quote:It's not realistic to expect to receive stations 100-150 miles away. About 60 miles is usually the maximum. Beyond that you need some serious elevation at both ends.

Yep, although Vhf-low...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-08-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16,265
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Posted By 300ohm
Quote:Will a cheap rotatable-mast antenna like...

Quote:Will a cheap rotatable-mast antenna like this work just as good as the expensive Wineguard 7698P?


Nope, not really. That antenna has roughly about 6 dbd uhf and 2 dbd vhf-hi in gain. It...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-13-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 16,265
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Posted By 300ohm
Quote:Has anyone ever used PVC pipe as an...

Quote:Has anyone ever used PVC pipe as an antenna mast? Are there any reasons not to do this? Just trying to save a couple of bucks.

I have, but I sealed in an old broom stick handle in it with...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-30-2012, 06:49 AM
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Posted By 300ohm
Ah good, thanks, a perfect waveform example....

Ah good, thanks, a perfect waveform example. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=247963&d=1338337498

Quote:
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Forum: HDTV Technical   05-25-2012, 06:45 AM
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Posted By 300ohm
Quote: but when you take a screenshot of...

Quote:

but when you take a screenshot of VLC, the video gets blacked out.


???

From the Video Lan documentation:
Quote:
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-22-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16,265
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Posted By 300ohm
Quote: Unfortunately, it appears that the ...

Quote:

Unfortunately, it appears that the
Hauppauge WinTV HVR-950 and HVR-950Q are the ONLY compatible USB Sticks.


Not so bad, as those two models are one of the better USB tuner sticks...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-21-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16,265
Views: 2,805,684
Posted By 300ohm
Quote: I'm not sure what kind of scope you...

Quote:

I'm not sure what kind of scope you have in mind. If you mean an oscilloscope that has enough bandwidth at that RF frequency, I don't understand what it would tell me. Please enlighten me....
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-21-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16,265
Views: 2,805,684
Posted By 300ohm
Quote: I have avoided needing to use a 75...

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I have avoided needing to use a 75 ohm SWR bridge by setting up two antennas with an A/B switch. One antenna is my reference antenna with known performance, and the other antenna is the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-20-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16,265
Views: 2,805,684
Posted By 300ohm
Quote: but with no obstructions laying in...

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but with no obstructions laying in the driveway shouldn't I have seen at-least a weak Signal on VHF channel 6?


Laying it directly on the driveway, no. Any antenna needs to be at least...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-18-2012, 05:34 PM
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Posted By 300ohm
Quote: Now I have no idea why this large...

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Now I have no idea why this large antenna gets worse signal than the little AC U75? Thanks,Rick
KYW-DT 3.1 10%
WPVI-DT 0%
WCAU 10-01 10%


KYW is on real channel 26 and WCAU is on...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-13-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16,265
Views: 2,805,684
Posted By 300ohm
Quote: AntennaCraft -C490 Wuld these be one...

Quote:

AntennaCraft -C490 Wuld these be one stop shopping for all my digital phily stations?


Yes, the C490 would. The picture in the Solid Signal ad for the C290 is wrong, it has way less...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-13-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16,265
Views: 2,805,684
Posted By 300ohm
Quote: AntennaCraft -C490 Wuld these be one...

Quote:

AntennaCraft -C490 Wuld these be one stop shopping for all my digital phily stations?


Yes, the C490 would. The picture in the Solid Signal ad for the C290 is wrong, it has way less...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-12-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16,265
Views: 2,805,684
Posted By 300ohm
Quote: Model U-75R Product Type UHF only ...

Quote:

Model U-75R
Product Type UHF only
Enclosure Color Gray
Body Material Multi
Radio Shack site claims 75 miles


The mileage claim is meaningless. They quote a conservative 9.5 dBd...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-11-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16,265
Views: 2,805,684
Posted By 300ohm
Quote: WDSD tower is south of me I live...

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WDSD tower is south of me I live near Garrisons Lake. I repaired the old RS antenna and I get all Phily channels on UHF at 75% or better except for channel 6 VHF. Would like to find a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-10-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 16,265
Views: 2,805,684
Posted By 300ohm
Quote: Well, back in the analog days,...

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Well, back in the analog days, Walmart, Kmart, and Sears all carried the large outside antennas. Not anymore. And Lowes use to carry Channel Master. Now they only have some RCA or Philips...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-10-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16,265
Views: 2,805,684
Posted By 300ohm
Quote:Back in the day for an attic install the...

Quote:Back in the day for an attic install the CM 4228 used to be the antenna of choice.


Quote:Back in 06 with a cheap RS UHF-Only Model: U-75R mounted in Attic I got these results.


Are...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-09-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16,265
Views: 2,805,684
Posted By 300ohm
Quote: I originally used the layout here -...

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I originally used the layout here - http://www.centralmediaserver.com/WI...nnadrawing.pdf


Thats the original SBGH gen1 with a mesh reflector. The pvc frame for it, designed by the guy...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-09-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 16,265
Views: 2,805,684
Posted By 300ohm
Quote: Ours started to carry that and the...

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Ours started to carry that and the Clearstream 1 and Micron R. Which is stupid because we are 70+ miles from most stations. I'd say most people in my area can get maybe 1 or perhaps 2...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-09-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16,265
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Posted By 300ohm
Quote: I was going to move on to a more...

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I was going to move on to a more permanent build installed on the roof. I was considering the sbgh "gold standard" or is another layout better for my location?


Keep in mind, JEDs...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-04-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16,265
Views: 2,805,684
Posted By 300ohm
Quote: good for you in your return of...

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good for you in your return of maechandise and letter of criticism. If more of us did that the world might end up a better place.


+1.
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