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Forum: Latest Industry News   01-23-2015, 07:18 PM
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Posted By BiggAW
Some people could figure out DVI-HDCP or...

Some people could figure out DVI-HDCP or HDMI-HDCP 10 years ago, but this stuff is completely beyond most users. You know it's getting bad when someone like Scott can't even get all the info put...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-20-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3,355
Views: 358,991
Posted By BiggAW
Until Frontier gets their act together, we are...

Until Frontier gets their act together, we are stuck with the various incumbents. FIOS has far more bandwidth, since they have 860mhz, but they don't have to deal with internet, voice, VOD, and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-19-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3,355
Views: 358,991
Posted By BiggAW
WTIC you mean? It's a Comcast issue. They get a...

WTIC you mean? It's a Comcast issue. They get a really good fiber feed from WFSB, and then they compress the snot out of it. A lot of the problem is the low-frequency systems that they refuse to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-16-2015, 07:38 PM
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Views: 358,991
Posted By BiggAW
Yeah, that's a QAM or a channel. 6mhz on a cable...

Yeah, that's a QAM or a channel. 6mhz on a cable system, ATSC-QAM modulation. ATSC-8VSB (OTA) gives 19mbps per 6mhz channel, which, in theory, is one HD channel, but almost all broadcasters cram...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-15-2015, 03:46 PM
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Posted By BiggAW
Yeah mean one channel or one QAM? A node is where...

Yeah mean one channel or one QAM? A node is where the fiber converts to coax for the "last mile" (which could be anywhere from several miles in a rural area to a part of a building in NYC). They are...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-14-2015, 03:33 PM
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Views: 358,991
Posted By BiggAW
Probably not going to help. The only thing that...

Probably not going to help. The only thing that might is the DPUC or local cable franchise advisory groups, but either of those is a total long shot.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-13-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3,355
Views: 358,991
Posted By BiggAW
What is a hit? Their compression is the problem,...

What is a hit? Their compression is the problem, and they're not going to do anything about it as long as they have a bunch of <650mhz systems out there that are beyond out of capacity. They may be...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-13-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 643,237
Posted By BiggAW
AntennasDirect is known for their OTA stuff. Not...

AntennasDirect is known for their OTA stuff. Not that SolidSignal is bad, but they are just a reseller. AntennasDirect designs their own stuff.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-12-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3,355
Views: 358,991
Posted By BiggAW
Comcast. They are heavily compressing WFSB. I...

Comcast. They are heavily compressing WFSB. I rarely watch WTIC, but it looks a lot better. They also heavily compress WEDH and WNET, which sucks, but they don't compress WGBH nearly as much, so...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-11-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 643,237
Posted By BiggAW
Yeah, WVIT must be more then. There's no way a...

Yeah, WVIT must be more then. There's no way a person can see 3ms vs. 0ms. Maybe 50-100ms. I usually adjust increments of 10 or 20ms, and even then I can't see one or two increments.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-11-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 643,237
Posted By BiggAW
I'm not in Madison, but I just asked someone who...

I'm not in Madison, but I just asked someone who is, and they said WVIT is more obvious than the other channels. I can't see any in Groton, although it's hard to tell. It's more obvious on the news.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-10-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 643,237
Posted By BiggAW
Could very well be. If I remember, I'll be over...

Could very well be. If I remember, I'll be over there next Sunday and I can check WVIT vs. other channels on Comcast.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-10-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,372
Posted By BiggAW
That would be an interesting question if such a...

That would be an interesting question if such a thing could exist. But considering 4K will come over satellite and cable, at least for the foreseeable future, you'd have to get their boxes and use...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-09-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18,442
Views: 2,109,383
Posted By BiggAW
Of course they have non-DVR boxes. They have tons...

Of course they have non-DVR boxes. They have tons of old ones for SD customers that are big clunky pieces of junk. They also have modern HD ones that are similar to the Motorola DCX3400 DVR, just...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-09-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 643,237
Posted By BiggAW
Not sure, since I don't watch WVIT, but when it's...

Not sure, since I don't watch WVIT, but when it's been on at my parents' house (Comcast-Branford in Madison), I have seen lipsync issues, but I'm not sure if its WVIT or their TV.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-08-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 643,237
Posted By BiggAW
Yeah, for some reason WFSB is really hard to get.

Yeah, for some reason WFSB is really hard to get.
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-08-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18,442
Views: 2,109,383
Posted By BiggAW
You could do that, give them to someone else, put...

You could do that, give them to someone else, put it in another room that doesn't need UHD. Either way, they still have some value.



For how long? The audio drops and comes back a couple...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-07-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,372
Posted By BiggAW
Everything else about it. Good picture, 3D, Smart...

Everything else about it. Good picture, 3D, Smart TV, it looks good. TV sound is garbage on pretty much every TV. It's a non-factor since no one should be using TV sound anyway!
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-07-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18,442
Views: 2,109,383
Posted By BiggAW
aaronwt is 100% right. TiVos with Lifetime are...

aaronwt is 100% right. TiVos with Lifetime are cheaper than paying every month, and the first CableCard gets you an equipment credit, not a cost if you don't have any other MSO equipment on your...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-07-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 643,237
Posted By BiggAW
Yeah, that's quite true, although unless you're...

Yeah, that's quite true, although unless you're really close to the transmitters, which you aren't, you're probably just best off getting something like the DB8e to play with. Although around here,...
Forum: Community News & Polls   01-07-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 13,164
Posted By BiggAW
Maybe a university LAN connection? Or gigabit...

Maybe a university LAN connection? Or gigabit fiber?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-06-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,372
Posted By BiggAW
Yeah, I think Quattron messes stuff up. My 60"...

Yeah, I think Quattron messes stuff up. My 60" 1080p Quattron is a calibration nightmare, although it's still a great TV.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-06-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 643,237
Posted By BiggAW
Yeah, there's just too many variable involved...

Yeah, there's just too many variable involved with antennas to figure it out.

EDIT: For me to figure out over the internet.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-05-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 643,237
Posted By BiggAW
Yeah, ESPN looks pretty good. ESPNU in HD is...

Yeah, ESPN looks pretty good. ESPNU in HD is amazing, I don't think you get that in Clinton? I don't get it in Mystic, but they get it in Madison. They are compressing the crap out of WFSB and WEDH....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-04-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 643,237
Posted By BiggAW
The Connecticut game on CBS yesterday looked like...

The Connecticut game on CBS yesterday looked like crap on Comcast, so I tried pulling it in OTA with an amplified indoor Philips VHF/UHF antenna in Madison. I managed to get WEDH, WVIT, WTNH, and...
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