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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-18-2015, 09:03 AM
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Posted By humbug2
I don't know if this is relevant because I am in...

I don't know if this is relevant because I am in Farmington Hills surrounded by trees. I have a small UHF antenna pointed East and an ancient VHF pointed at C 9. C 7.x is a mess but other major...
Forum: Home Automation   05-18-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 48,747
Posted By humbug2
I have 3 older Duettes powered by transformers...

I have 3 older Duettes powered by transformers and controlled by a wall switch. I have had several problems over the years which have been due to the insubstantial wiring and connections. I have...
Forum: Screens   05-16-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By humbug2
I installed my CP2 in the early Spring of 2006....

I installed my CP2 in the early Spring of 2006. My opinions are the same as yours. I do not see the weave from 1.4 screen widths (108" and 80" respectively).
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-22-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11,991
Views: 1,192,004
Posted By humbug2
And right now one from Metro is quite audible. I...

And right now one from Metro is quite audible. I didn't know this could be a factor. It might explain the times when a show is faultless except for a few brief instances of problems.

Additionally...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-21-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11,991
Views: 1,192,004
Posted By humbug2
I tried a bow tie on the 6 foot cable to the...

I tried a bow tie on the 6 foot cable to the TiVo. There are very large windows on the West and Northwest sides of the room. I aimed it due West then tried rotating it Northward until aimed at the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-20-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11,991
Views: 1,192,004
Posted By humbug2
Yesterday I tried a FM trap which had been...

Yesterday I tried a FM trap which had been suggested. No discernible effect. Removed that and inserted a variable signal attenuator. I varied the attenuator from min to max pausing at several points....
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-16-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 108,482
Posted By humbug2
I am OTA only in a Detroit suburb close to the...

I am OTA only in a Detroit suburb close to the antennas. There are multipath issues.

I have a 2-year old Premier XL and a crippled many year old Sony DHG-HDD500 DVR.

The TiVo is a mess for some...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-16-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11,991
Views: 1,192,004
Posted By humbug2
The Archer Antenna feeds real VHF through the...

The Archer Antenna feeds real VHF through the combiner which filters out UHF. This gets me C 9.1 and C 2.x. The RCA antenna feeds UHF through the combiner which filters out VHF. This gets the rest of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-15-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11,991
Views: 1,192,004
Posted By humbug2
I am in mourning.

I am in mourning.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-15-2015, 10:16 AM
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Views: 1,192,004
Posted By humbug2
I am in Farmington Hills near 9 Mile and Inkster...

I am in Farmington Hills near 9 Mile and Inkster and have problems.

I have a 25-year old Archer VU-110, VHF/UHF/FM pointing at C 9.1. It also does C 2.x well.
And a RCA ANT751 UHF antenna...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-29-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 415
Posted By humbug2
I have too often found that what I heard was...

I have too often found that what I heard was different from what I read, or was told, or expected, or correlated with price. Or wanted to happen.

If you don't trust your senses that might reflect...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-15-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 29,446
Views: 2,904,800
Posted By humbug2
I have problems on a few local stations with...

I have problems on a few local stations with multipath. The tuner in my DHG500 delivers flawless PQ. My TiVo Premier XL is a total mess on ABC and too broken up to watch a few other stations. Score...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-01-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By humbug2
I have had tinnitus all my life. It was...

I have had tinnitus all my life. It was inconsequential until I was in my mid-40s. I could hear 20kHz in my 30s. High frequency hearing is not desirable, there is all sorts of annoying noises in the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-11-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 108,482
Posted By humbug2
I am in a NW suburb of Detroit. I have a 2-year...

I am in a NW suburb of Detroit. I have a 2-year old Tivo Premier XL and a 9(nine)-year old Sony DHG-HDD500 DVR. For most channels both are fine. But the antenna for 7.1 (ABC) is 3.7 miles away with...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-09-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11,991
Views: 1,192,004
Posted By humbug2
Problem has been identified. I fired up a Sony...

Problem has been identified. I fired up a Sony DVR not used in over a year and ch 7 was great. I then worked at tuning both tuners of my TiVo Premier XL to 7.1 and 7.2. One of the tuners has good PQ...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-08-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11,991
Views: 1,192,004
Posted By humbug2
A lot. I have cursed the former American Motors...

A lot. I have cursed the former American Motors building at 11 Mile and Franklin on innumerable occasions.



It is almost 30 years old.



A Monster Cable 4-way splitter to Tivo, Sony...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-08-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11,991
Views: 1,192,004
Posted By humbug2
I use a Tivo Premier XL for monitoring signal...

I use a Tivo Premier XL for monitoring signal strength.

For 25 years or so there has been an Archer VU-110, VHF/UHF/FM Antenna on a mast on the roof of a single story house. There are trees in...
Forum: Screens   11-16-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,878
Posted By humbug2
If you are or have been an audiophile you are...

If you are or have been an audiophile you are probably sensitive to the placement of sound images. A major but seldom mentioned issue is the positioning of the center speaker. Do you want dialog...
Forum: Speakers   10-10-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 21,063
Views: 2,108,206
Posted By humbug2
Mix and Match NHT & Di

I have NHT VT-2 mains and VS-2a for center and on-wall surrounds. And it has to be on-wall surrounds on the back wall flanking the MLP. And tower speakers that are not more than 14" wide for mains. I...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-06-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,923
Views: 139,499
Posted By humbug2
I applied Protostar Hi-Tack to the front of a...

I applied Protostar Hi-Tack to the front of a metal screen casing about 2 months ago. Some corners and edges would not stick. I tried two-sided tape which failed to stick to the Protostar within...
Forum: Display Calibration   10-06-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6,711
Views: 524,291
Posted By humbug2
Lumagen XS, Sony Vaio laptop, win 7. X-Rite...

Lumagen XS, Sony Vaio laptop, win 7. X-Rite EyeOne Display 3 PRO with ChromaPure Standard + Auto-Calibrate add-on.

Is it advisable to use this with a 25 ft USB extension cable between the meter...
Forum: Display Calibration   10-06-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6,711
Views: 524,291
Posted By humbug2
Lumagen XS, Sony Vaio laptop, win 7. X-Rite...

Lumagen XS, Sony Vaio laptop, win 7. X-Rite EyeOne Display 3 PRO with ChromaPure Standard + Auto-Calibrate add-on.

Is it advisable to use this with a 25 ft USB extension cable between the meter...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-16-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1,923
Views: 139,499
Posted By humbug2
I too have sent emails this Summer and received...

I too have sent emails this Summer and received no response. I did order some HiTack and received it about a month later without any contact in the interim. You might want to wait until October...
Forum: Video Processors   09-03-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 152,265
Posted By humbug2
For a few years I have had my sources cabled hdmi...

For a few years I have had my sources cabled hdmi to XS and where possible to a Demon AVP-8000 SSP by digital audio and analog audio and video. And it all worked. A few days ago I wanted to do a...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-22-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,923
Views: 139,499
Posted By humbug2
I have been trying Protostar Hi-Tack on the...

I have been trying Protostar Hi-Tack on the curved front of my metal screen casing for a few weeks. For uncertain reasons it seems to stick well in most places but not others. In particular it is not...
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