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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-29-2012, 04:09 PM
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Posted By scum1
False alarm. Turns out my daughter had the TV...

False alarm. Turns out my daughter had the TV set on the PS3 which was off. I think the TV turns itself off if there is no signal. I turned that function off and switched the input to the cable box....
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-29-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 49,431
Posted By scum1
Ok so I just got this TV set up this week and...

Ok so I just got this TV set up this week and have been happy with it so far as far as picture when adjusted. Then today while i am at work my wife calls and says the TV won't turn on. She clicks...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-06-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,250
Posted By scum1
Got it! There is a button way at the bottom of...

Got it! There is a button way at the bottom of the remote that reads HD Zoom. It is tiny and hard to read but it is there and it fixes my problem totally. No way to get to this option without the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-06-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,250
Posted By scum1
I tried the settings but cannot find the...

I tried the settings but cannot find the "Normal, stretch, auto fit" settings anywhere in there. The reason I want my regular sd channels to fit the screen is that watching an sd movie channel I...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-05-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,250
Posted By scum1
Ok so all of the sudden my regular sd shows are...

Ok so all of the sudden my regular sd shows are showing up in regular format and not filling the whole screen. If I put the TV on stretch or zoom they fill it in but then the guide is half cut off...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-28-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9,947
Views: 1,132,908
Posted By scum1
Yes I could but I think I'll just stick with the...

Yes I could but I think I'll just stick with the DTA for now. I have the locals in HD on my other tvs.

Quote:Originally Posted by RussB http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-27-2011, 07:44 PM
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Views: 1,132,908
Posted By scum1
I had to activate it and then do a channel scan...

I had to activate it and then do a channel scan on my tv. Now I have a bunch more channels(no HD). A lot of the channels are garbage like religious or Spanish) No offense just not something I will...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-26-2011, 05:46 PM
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Posted By scum1
I rescanned and the 6xx channels showed back up....

I rescanned and the 6xx channels showed back up. checked back about 30 minutes later and they were gone again
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-26-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9,947
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Posted By scum1
Glad it is just not me. I'll scan again and see...

Glad it is just not me. I'll scan again and see if it last longer this time. Anyone know why this happens?

Quote:Originally Posted by RussB http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-26-2011, 07:06 AM
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Posted By scum1
still wonder why my channels disappear though on...

still wonder why my channels disappear though on the westinghouse. I unhooked the cheap symphonic wf3216(in the gameroom) from my standard cable box and hooked it directly to the cable. It has a qam...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-26-2011, 06:19 AM
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Posted By scum1
Maybe it is my tv?? Yesterday I scanned for...

Maybe it is my tv?? Yesterday I scanned for channels and it found the local hd channels in the 6xx range. Then last night I tried to tune them in and it said they were not available?? By the way...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-25-2011, 04:56 PM
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Posted By scum1
Got a tracking # even. I have the triple play...

Got a tracking # even. I have the triple play and get the one free HD box downstairs. I pay for a Standard box in my game room. I have tvs in 2 bedrooms with no box though. I already pay Comcast...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-25-2011, 11:11 AM
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Views: 1,132,908
Posted By scum1
I am good now. I have the channels. My tv makes...

I am good now. I have the channels. My tv makes me rescan to find any new channels(Westinghouse sk 32h640g). If you just input a new channel it will say it does no exist. Once you rescan the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-25-2011, 10:36 AM
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Posted By scum1
I did a rescan and found all the hd channels....

I did a rescan and found all the hd channels. That is like the 3rd time they moved them. Hope they stay in place now


I get those channels downstairs where I have an HD cable box but not...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-24-2011, 06:53 PM
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Posted By scum1
Quote:Originally Posted by CaptainVideoJW...

Quote:Originally Posted by CaptainVideoJW http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19889033)

Were you able to order them online?


Yes I ordered them...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-24-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9,947
Views: 1,132,908
Posted By scum1
I ordered 2 DTAs today. I don't have cable boxes...

I ordered 2 DTAs today. I don't have cable boxes in my bedroom or spare room. Both have Qam tuners but I get very limited channels and can't ever seem to find even the local channels in HD anymore....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-03-2010, 01:33 PM
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Posted By scum1
So just the other day my local hd channels are...

So just the other day my local hd channels are now scrambled. So now I have to get a 3rd cable box at 8 bucks a month so I can watch local channels i hd? I know I can get them over the air but that...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-31-2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 53,647
Posted By scum1
Does it play Hulu?

Does it play Hulu?
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   07-17-2010, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,909
Posted By scum1
It might have been my call or maybe it just took...

It might have been my call or maybe it just took a couple of days but the DVR is now totally disabled. Good because i sure don't want to hand over anymore money to Comcast. My bill is high enough
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   07-16-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,909
Posted By scum1
I have not tried future recording. They said...

I have not tried future recording. They said this was the only box they had available. Interesting. It would still be a perk to be able to record what I am watching I suppose. I'll try to record a...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   07-16-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,909
Posted By scum1
I called and told them that my dvr seemed to be...

I called and told them that my dvr seemed to be working(I actually recorded a show I was watching). I said i did not want dvr service and wanted to make sure I was not getting billed for it. She...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   07-14-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,909
Posted By scum1
So I went in to get a new box for my sd and I...

So I went in to get a new box for my sd and I got a SA 8300. They said it would have the dvr disabled. It appears it is not. Are they going to charge me for dvr service?
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-14-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 907
Posted By scum1
Ok so I talked to Comcast and found out they...

Ok so I talked to Comcast and found out they have new hd boxes from Cisco in Houston. So I want to swap my Scientific Atlanta hd box out for one of these. Problem is every time I go to my local...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-22-2008, 03:11 PM
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Views: 1,132,908
Posted By scum1
Tried swapping my motorola box out and they said...

Tried swapping my motorola box out and they said I had the only one they offered. They were out of the HD box with the hdmi connection. The picture from the motorola box looks awful
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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-06-2008, 09:49 AM
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Views: 1,132,908
Posted By scum1
Ok I just got my second tv on black friday(46"...

Ok I just got my second tv on black friday(46" sharp from Sears). I moved my hd box downstairs to hook to the new tv. The box I have is the explorer 3250hd. Upstairs I have the motorola DCT2224. I...
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