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Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   11-30-2004, 04:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By Craig Kennedy
Grubert, is the center channel missing in the...

Grubert, is the center channel missing in the 5.1 mix on your R2 version as well?
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   11-26-2004, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By Craig Kennedy
Thanks to all for your responses! I will try to...

Thanks to all for your responses! I will try to answer all your questions.

On the question of anything coming from the center channel - No, there is no ambient sound, crowd noise, etc. from the...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   11-24-2004, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By Craig Kennedy
Has anyone else bought the DVD Evanescence -...

Has anyone else bought the DVD Evanescence - Anywhere But Home? If so, when you use the 5.1 surround mix, do you have a center channel?

This mix appears to be missing a center channel on my...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-27-2004, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19,495
Views: 470,039
Posted By Craig Kennedy
I've been using the DirecTV HD Tivo for a few...

I've been using the DirecTV HD Tivo for a few weeks now and wondered if anyone else here locally is seeing what I am seeing. It looks like, in particular, the local upconvert of KTVI 2-1, and KPLR...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-27-2004, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By Craig Kennedy
taker, I am seeing them very consistently. They...

taker, I am seeing them very consistently. They are very apparent anytime there is a dark background and an item of some brightness on the screen. For example, white text on black background, street...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-12-2004, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By Craig Kennedy
Is it me or did KTVI-DT carry the Rams in 480p...

Is it me or did KTVI-DT carry the Rams in 480p today? Might have been a 720p broadcast but definitely looked like an upconvert. Compared to CBS or the DirecTV Sunday Ticket Fox feeds, it was subpar....
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-29-2004, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By Craig Kennedy
I just recently moved out my older Runco CRT...

I just recently moved out my older Runco CRT projector and decided to succumb to the temptation of easier setup, maintenance, etc. of DLP. So, I purchased the Runco Vx-5000ci ... just before the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-01-2003, 05:09 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,371
Posted By Craig Kennedy
rschneider, true - the Runco 933 is a souped up...

rschneider, true - the Runco 933 is a souped up NEC projector. There are a few Runco specialists out there, just not in StL. I'll sniff around for some NEC experienced folks as well. Thanks for the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-30-2003, 08:06 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,371
Posted By Craig Kennedy
Just FYI -- I contacted Gregg by email, and he...

Just FYI -- I contacted Gregg by email, and he replied in less than 30 minutes! Unfortunately he told me that his Runco experience is lacking and although he plans to take some courses, it won't be...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-30-2003, 07:07 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,371
Posted By Craig Kennedy
Does anyone know if Gregg has any experience...

Does anyone know if Gregg has any experience with Runco CRT-based front projector units?
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   03-11-2003, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By Craig Kennedy
I think I just answered my own question. It...

I think I just answered my own question.

It appears that the transponders in question are all spot beam transponders, outside of my area, hence no signal.

Sorry to waste the bandwidth.

Craig
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   03-11-2003, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By Craig Kennedy
I'm trying to troubleshoot a neighbor's DirecTV...

I'm trying to troubleshoot a neighbor's DirecTV problem. He has a plain vanilla 18" dual lnb dish, with two RCA receivers. We recently tweaked up his dish point after he had some problems. His...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-31-2003, 04:35 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 14,084
Posted By Craig Kennedy
I didn't see KPLR on the air over the weekend...

I didn't see KPLR on the air over the weekend either. TitanTV is now reporting that KPLR-DT's status is "Under Review".

Craig
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-26-2003, 08:41 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 14,084
Posted By Craig Kennedy
Great Job Jim! I had two HDTVs going; one...

Great Job Jim!

I had two HDTVs going; one 100" screen with a Runco projector going in native 720p, and the other the 40" Sony XBR400, so 1080i upconvert (or downconvert if you are a progressive...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-17-2003, 08:19 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 14,084
Posted By Craig Kennedy
I heard a rumor today that KPLR plans to do...

I heard a rumor today that KPLR plans to do their first digital broadcast next Sunday 1/26. I doubt that this means that they will be on the air full time after that, but it's a start. It is...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-08-2002, 04:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By Craig Kennedy
I had been using WinDVD 4 on my XP laptop, and...

I had been using WinDVD 4 on my XP laptop, and decided that I needed to upgrade to Plus to get better control of the display (oddly enough, I could control brightness and color, and the other three...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   10-17-2002, 05:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 93
Posted By Craig Kennedy
Hello all, I have had a Panasonic LV70...

Hello all,

I have had a Panasonic LV70 Portable DVD for some time and have been very happy with it. The only problem is that it is very spotty on DVD-R's and will not play DVD-Video formatted...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-14-2002, 05:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,130
Posted By Craig Kennedy
Replying to the comment about Best Sound and...

Replying to the comment about Best Sound and their access to an ISF calibrator - that is true. I have bought most of my stuff from Best Sound (if you go over ask for Steve Cole).

A couple of...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   06-09-2002, 07:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 128
Posted By Craig Kennedy
Hello all, I have a Pioneer DVR-7000...

Hello all,

I have a Pioneer DVR-7000 recorder, a Sony DVP-S7700 and a Panasonic LV70 portable. When I record Video Mode DVD-R's on my Pioneer, I am getting mixed results. So far, the Sony has...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-13-2002, 07:54 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,031
Posted By Craig Kennedy
In case nobody else checked tonight - looks like...

In case nobody else checked tonight - looks like KDNL (ABC) has their upconversion hardware working again - no 4:3 tonight.

Craig
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-11-2002, 08:04 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,031
Posted By Craig Kennedy
Quote: Originally posted by wmcc3 #2. If I...

Quote:
Originally posted by wmcc3
#2. If I want to put another smaller antenna in the attic, how do I go about joining the cables from both antennas?
Bill,
It depends on your situation. All you...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-10-2002, 08:37 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,031
Posted By Craig Kennedy
No DD 5.1 on OTA for me either. Came thru fine...

No DD 5.1 on OTA for me either. Came thru fine on HDNet.

I also wanted to share with everyone yesterday's experience. I have both a Zenith and Panasonic STB. When the Olympics started...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-09-2002, 02:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,076
Posted By Craig Kennedy
Everything's good in St. Louis on the Panasonic....

Everything's good in St. Louis on the Panasonic. I wonder what the deal was, that only the Panny had the problem? Obviously Panasonic needs to fix something. On the other hand it proves that there...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-09-2002, 01:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,076
Posted By Craig Kennedy
Quote: Originally posted by cjett As you...

Quote:
Originally posted by cjett
As you guys have stated - DD gone, picture back to normal. I swear I can remember receiving an HD signal with DD on HDNet at some point in history. Anyone else...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-09-2002, 12:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,076
Posted By Craig Kennedy
That did it -- Mine is now fine. I was watching...

That did it -- Mine is now fine. I was watching on my Zenith, and the signal disappeared for about 5 seconds. When it came back, the DD 5.1 was gone and the Panny started working perfectly.

Craig
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