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Forum: HDTV Technical   07-06-2014, 12:59 PM
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Posted By AntAltMike
Perhaps to preclude the source being used as a...

Perhaps to preclude the source being used as a power supply?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-04-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13,815
Views: 1,535,283
Posted By AntAltMike
It's schedule information is incorrect at the...

It's schedule information is incorrect at the moment. It indicated that Crash Landing would end at 9:55 PM this evening, when in fact it ended at 10:35, and it said it would be followed by Crime and...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-03-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,241
Posted By AntAltMike
Not only did I do that, I put a Blonder Tongue...

Not only did I do that, I put a Blonder Tongue BIDA distribution amplifier on the one of the five trunklines that incurs the most loss, while evenly splitting the output of the other BIDA.

I think...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-27-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,241
Posted By AntAltMike
Well, attenuation tends to increase with...

Well, attenuation tends to increase with frequency when the signal is subjected to inductance, but it also tends to decrease in response to an increase in capacitance.

Have you ever noticed that...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-27-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,241
Posted By AntAltMike
It's ruined my day. I service a 120 room hotel...

It's ruined my day. I service a 120 room hotel that was built and wired back when it only had to carry the four local TV stations, channels 4, 5, 7 and 9, but now it instead distributes channel...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-27-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,241
Posted By AntAltMike
Maybe ADTech can get his hands on some of those...

Maybe ADTech can get his hands on some of those European 450 -1,750 MHz splitters that were commonplace a decade ago and scope out those. I was doing a large distribution system installation a few...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-24-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,241
Posted By AntAltMike
I doubt that any professional satellite installer...

I doubt that any professional satellite installer would ever use cable TV splitters in a satellite L band distribution system, but the concern with MoCA distribution design is that it has to support...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-24-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,241
Posted By AntAltMike
There are two kinds of three way splitters. One,...

There are two kinds of three way splitters. One, sometimes called a balanced splitter, divides the signal evenlly into thirds, and the port strengths are typically labeled -5.5dB, and the other,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-14-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13,815
Views: 1,535,283
Posted By AntAltMike
I've lost it here in Berwyn Heights, just to the...

I've lost it here in Berwyn Heights, just to the east of College Park. I have a chimney-mounted Winegard directional antenna and it is always reliable here.
Forum: Community News & Polls   06-14-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 24,092
Posted By AntAltMike
I'm currently the designated curator/steward of...

I'm currently the designated curator/steward of the Washington, DC / Baltimore, MD - HDTV (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/45-local-hdtv-info-reception/793124-washington-dc-baltimore-md-hdtv.html)...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-07-2014, 05:28 PM
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Views: 1,535,283
Posted By AntAltMike
I went to Comcast's site and it looks like their...

I went to Comcast's site and it looks like their rates are commonly $50 for internet versus $80 for internet plus 140+ channel basic, so I have to suspect that she will choose to pay the extra $30 a...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-06-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13,815
Views: 1,535,283
Posted By AntAltMike
"Clear" Comcast? I just got a service call...

"Clear" Comcast?

I just got a service call from a Washington, DC condominium owner telling me she had lost her local TV channels over the past weekend. She is in a building that is wired for...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-03-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16,234
Views: 2,788,401
Posted By AntAltMike
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by sammiii http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/381623/the-official-avs-antenna-and-related-hardware-topic/16200#post_24787863)

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Forum: HDTV Technical   06-02-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By AntAltMike
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by acesat http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-01-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13,815
Views: 1,535,283
Posted By AntAltMike
World Cup broadcast TV question. I have...

World Cup broadcast TV question.

I have read that WFDC Univision will be carrying World Cup ganes, albeit with Spanish language audio only. I have read that some other games are going to be...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-01-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By AntAltMike
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by aaronwt http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-01-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By AntAltMike
I'm baffled. I don't know of any TVs with...

I'm baffled. I don't know of any TVs with internal broadcast digital TV tuners that do not also have an audio/video input.

Does your DirecTV box even have a channel 3/4 coax output?

What is...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-28-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13,815
Views: 1,535,283
Posted By AntAltMike
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by dbodeenisudm http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/793124/washington-dc-baltimore-md-hdtv/13770#post_24767565)

Anyone having...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-28-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By AntAltMike
I don't know the launch level of the cable box's...

I don't know the launch level of the cable box's upstream, return signal, nor do I know the permissible signal strength window for its introduction at the demarcation point. It is apparent that the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-28-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By AntAltMike
What is needed is an analysis of your situation...

What is needed is an analysis of your situation by a cable TV technician who is familiar with contemporary cable TV distribution wiring practices. If I were king, I'd put an ordinarily, 15dB...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-27-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,535
Posted By AntAltMike
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by IbzArtist http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-26-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 813
Posted By AntAltMike
In other threads here, the wallplate standards...

In other threads here, the wallplate standards of -10dBmV and -6dBmV have been commented upon for 64 QAM and 256QAM and the 8VSB overload specs for residential grade preamplifiers have commonly been...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-25-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 813
Posted By AntAltMike
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Calaveras http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1531673/any-way-to-determine-atsc-signal-level-in-dbmv/30#post_24759321)

... I have...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-25-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 813
Posted By AntAltMike
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Calaveras http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1531673/any-way-to-determine-atsc-signal-level-in-dbmv#post_24758056)

..nobody says...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-25-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 813
Posted By AntAltMike
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by egnlsn http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1531673/any-way-to-determine-atsc-signal-level-in-dbmv#post_24757836)

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