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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-23-2015, 12:09 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Ch. 33.2, KDAF.

Ch. 33.2, KDAF.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-23-2015, 11:35 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Your DVRs decode 49.1 and 49.2 OK? Did you...

Your DVRs decode 49.1 and 49.2 OK?

Did you try a rescan?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-19-2015, 05:28 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
No problem here in NW Dallas. KDFI is maxed out...

No problem here in NW Dallas. KDFI is maxed out at "100" on my signal gauge, trees and all.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-17-2015, 06:02 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
K31GL "Retro" still having audio problems today....

K31GL "Retro" still having audio problems today. Left it on a while last night, the audio would come on for a few minutes then a pop would be heard and send the audio level way down or to no audio at...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-16-2015, 12:04 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
I receive their signal perfectly, but that...

I receive their signal perfectly, but that doesn't make up for the technical glitches that continue to plague K31GL to this day. Last night I retired and was going to watch some "Offbeat Cinema" but...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-09-2015, 08:37 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
A regular Dish 20.1 remote will operate it, set...

A regular Dish 20.1 remote will operate it, set to the correct code. That's what I use. A few buttons will be mislabeled, like you will need to use the "SWAP" button to toggle the Closed Captions...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-07-2015, 06:40 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
That's too bad. Thanks for the info.

That's too bad. Thanks for the info.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-06-2015, 05:53 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Wow. Feel lucky you aren't served by AT&T's new...

Wow. Feel lucky you aren't served by AT&T's new fiber to the house. I recently got it, their middle-range package that's delivering 23 Mbps down but only 1.8 to 2 Mbps up. Somewhat disappointing...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-04-2015, 04:09 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Watching Laff 23.4 for 10 min now and not one...

Watching Laff 23.4 for 10 min now and not one hiccup with the audio or video. :) Maybe they fixed it!
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-04-2015, 01:49 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
I see we now have "Laff" channel on KUVN 23.4....

I see we now have "Laff" channel on KUVN 23.4. Getting a lot of audio dropouts and pixelating even with a 98 to 100 signal.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-04-2015, 08:57 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Don't think you've missed anything then. It is a...

Don't think you've missed anything then. It is a tight fit. As I recall it has to lift from the front then pull forward to clear the connectors on back, like you said. I remember having to lift out...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-04-2015, 08:32 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Did you remove the card from the front? ...

Did you remove the card from the front?

That card is not needed btw .
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-01-2015, 12:07 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Was going to recommend a HBU33 Antennacraft...

Was going to recommend a HBU33 Antennacraft antenna to a friend nearby at Northaven and Marsh La. Seems his Winegard isn't performing up to task. But from the looks of it, Antenncraft has...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-30-2015, 06:02 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Look for a bad capacitor. The 2200 uF/10V that...

Look for a bad capacitor. The 2200 uF/10V that failed in my 'Pal would give random lockups. Notice the bulged out top on the capacitor in this picture:

...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-24-2015, 07:57 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
If you've never opened one before, there are...

If you've never opened one before, there are instructions with pictures posted in this thread. While you're in it look for any bulging tops on capacitors, and blow out the dust.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-24-2015, 01:22 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
here ya go... ...

here ya go...

http://www.amazon.com/WD-AV-GP-Video-Hard-Drive/dp/B006IMFT32/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1437765831&sr=8-1&keywords=wd10eurx
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-24-2015, 12:27 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
This: WD10EURX... about $50 today. ...

This: WD10EURX... about $50 today.




Power-conserving WD AV-GP drives offer significant power savings and thermally optimized operation resulting in lower cost of ownership and...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-24-2015, 09:50 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
I've seen random HDD errors cause that. Will have...

I've seen random HDD errors cause that. Will have no DVR, no Pause, and anything DVR is grayed out. Will still tune channels live. A soft reboot will correct it (so far, anyway). Your soft reboot...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-22-2015, 03:57 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
I recall issues with that, and searched this...

I recall issues with that, and searched this thread for "tilt forward" and found plenty going back to 2008. Seems was common.



I have the 40V4100 and it is vertical. Now at 40,213 hours and...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-16-2015, 05:49 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
OFF TOPIC, but one example I recall, was one...

OFF TOPIC, but one example I recall, was one particular Panasonic VHS VCR model line would come in with dark distorted b&w video. Looking at the waveform on a scope, the leading and trailing sync...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-15-2015, 05:16 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Not necessary, and it would need to be a failing...

Not necessary, and it would need to be a failing cap anyway. I've seen the effect myself many times over 30 years as an electronics repair technician. Found many a failing cap over those years by...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-14-2015, 03:46 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Think of the internal wound foil and dielectric...

Think of the internal wound foil and dielectric inside the partially dried out capacitor, shrinking when it gets cold, expanding as it warms up. It happens. Not opinion, just the fact. :)
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-14-2015, 08:21 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Well, for something that seems to fail as it...

Well, for something that seems to fail as it warms up, like an electrolytic capacitor passing the analog video, a $4 can of gas may just find it.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-14-2015, 07:50 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
I'm thinking practical. What the typical user...

I'm thinking practical. What the typical user might have available, which likely isn't an o'scope...

I've located many a failed cap or semiconductor with a can of freeze mist.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-14-2015, 06:54 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
What I am thinking too, capacitors in the analog...

What I am thinking too, capacitors in the analog video circuit. Might be able to locate the culprit with a can of freeze mist (or more common a can of compressed duster gas held upside-down) dribbled...
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