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Forum: HDTV Programming   10-29-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By jjeff
Stalker, big Maggie Q fan and also liking...

Stalker, big Maggie Q fan and also liking Forever, otherwise not a lot of new material we like this year.
Well I guess the wife likes Madam Secretary but it's not my cup of tea :)
We tried How To...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-29-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 634
Views: 31,651
Posted By jjeff
We had to laugh about that too, not only do they...

We had to laugh about that too, not only do they have a "fall finale" but acutally next weeks BL is "the last show before the fall finale" :rolleyes: Wow thats stretching it :D
I liked this weeks ep...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-29-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By jjeff
Actually one of those photos show it to be a zone...

Actually one of those photos show it to be a zone 2 maybe for the German market, make is Slovakia, although the wording on your link looks to be Russian or some other language that uses the odd...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-28-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By jjeff
Was the EH-65 a international version? I take it...

Was the EH-65 a international version? I take it the original was also military time?
Ya no VHS and no HDMI is probably a deal breaker for most, military time may be workable. Too bad Panasonic had...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-26-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2,353
Views: 273,495
Posted By jjeff
And when the station has Livewell in HD, such as...

And when the station has Livewell in HD, such as some other ABC markets, the picture quality is also quite poor. I've read posts from someone in the PHI market, where the ABC affiliate has Livewell...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-24-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2,353
Views: 273,495
Posted By jjeff
Thanks for your observations, that might make...

Thanks for your observations, that might make sense then why more people aren't complaining.

When they first added 9.9 I made a couple test recordings and both channels were identical in size for...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-24-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3,825
Views: 271,968
Posted By jjeff
Are your local channels analog, for example,...

Are your local channels analog, for example, 2,4,5, etc.? The iView lacks an analog tuner, otherwise if they are digital I'm not really sure why the iView would not tune them....lucky you that has...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-24-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2,353
Views: 273,495
Posted By jjeff
That might explain why more people aren't...

That might explain why more people aren't complaining about KSTP's picture quality as most people probably watch it on cable or satellite(which may be the same feed as cable).
Kind of a switch from...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-23-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2,353
Views: 273,495
Posted By jjeff
But I thought I read somewhere(not sure if it was...

But I thought I read somewhere(not sure if it was our market) that some stations feed the fiber the same signal as would go to the transmitter. If this was the case cable would suffer the same as...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-23-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2,353
Views: 273,495
Posted By jjeff
I agree, 99.9% of the people have to watch sub...

I agree, 99.9% of the people have to watch sub standard HD picture(KSTP HD) so what, .1%(if that) can watch TV in their car :rolleyes:
I also like sub channels, as long as they have minimal effect...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-23-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 507
Views: 126,109
Posted By jjeff
No need to do that, Mick regularly visits AVS and...

No need to do that, Mick regularly visits AVS and is bound to see your post and PM you with information about fixing your EH-50.
I'd guess several of your electrolytic capacitors have dried out and...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-23-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By jjeff
Sure, most any HD DVR will do that. The cheapest...

Sure, most any HD DVR will do that. The cheapest being a iView 3500(<$50) which you add your own USB HDD($50+ depending on size).
Check out this thread for a comparison chart(post 3 )....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-22-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2,353
Views: 273,495
Posted By jjeff
Too bad, I really enjoy WCCO's pristine picture,...

Too bad, I really enjoy WCCO's pristine picture, exactly the opposite of KSTP which hardly looks like HD with motion or strobes :(
Sad part is as TVs get larger and larger(60" models are now quite...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-21-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,207
Posted By jjeff
Probably the best way to get information about...

Probably the best way to get information about the Video Filter brand filter is to send a Private Message to AVS member Logic Design. I have a Grex from Amazon and am quite happy with it, I think...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-20-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,207
Posted By jjeff
If Uverse is putting a CP on it's signal you...

If Uverse is putting a CP on it's signal you really need to remove it before it gets on your E85H's HDD, once on the HDD you can't easily remove it, at least without using another DVDR and doing a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-19-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 669
Posted By jjeff
We use MPEG2 which is a quite old compression...

We use MPEG2 which is a quite old compression technique, many other countries including Europe use MPEG4 which is more efficient making better use of it's bandwidth.
That being said in N. America a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-19-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By jjeff
Analog cable on any TV(other than maybe a tiny...

Analog cable on any TV(other than maybe a tiny handheld) really looks poor, it's like cable companies don't really care about the analogs. Truth be told they don't, many cable companies have already...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-19-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By jjeff
I've haven't used a PC to convert video files but...

I've haven't used a PC to convert video files but I've read posts by many that have tried and eventually gave up after hours of wasted time. We on the DVDR forum generally suggest a standalone...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-19-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5,593
Views: 504,832
Posted By jjeff
Yes basically the total blame lies within my...

Yes basically the total blame lies within my local ABC HD affiliate(yes KSTP), I'm sure DWTS with mostly full bandwidth looks wonderful. In my market it's not necessarily the sub channels(which KSTP...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-18-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5,593
Views: 504,832
Posted By jjeff
ABC is notorious for bitstarving it's HD signal....

ABC is notorious for bitstarving it's HD signal. In my market ABC HD is basically the bitrate of a commercial 480i DVD, DWTS looks like crap with most any motion or especially strobe lights :( I like...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-17-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By jjeff
Per Terk's online manual: Assembly: 1....

Per Terk's online manual:

Assembly:
1. Insert the UHF receiving elements into the antenna....
Note: The receiving elements may either be inserted
vertically or horizontally depending on which...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-17-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By jjeff
Years ago(early 80s??) I had a Sony parabolic...

Years ago(early 80s??) I had a Sony parabolic dish type of antenna that worked very well. It was maybe 1' in diameter for UHF and I believe a pair of rabbit ears for VHF. Haven't really seen a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-17-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By jjeff
If this is so, how does a antenna like the Terk...

If this is so, how does a antenna like the Terk HDTVa work? Isn't it's UHF segment vertically polarized :confused: not arguing with you, just wonder how the Terk works(I have one) if it's technically...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-17-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
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Views: 619
Posted By jjeff
Yes Cold Case immediatly came to my mind(believe...

Yes Cold Case immediatly came to my mind(believe it or not I never watched SV). It got so irritating for me I'd immediately push my Tivo's slowest FF(roughly double speed) as soon as it started to...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-14-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 25,981
Views: 2,965,720
Posted By jjeff
My uncles like home near the sticks has such a...

My uncles like home near the sticks has such a system. Their local service provides telephone, internet and cable TV(limited number of channels) via fiber and then outside the house it's converted to...
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