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Forum: HDTV Technical   03-27-2015, 07:20 PM
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Posted By AntAltMike
You don't need a spectrum analyzer to tune a...

You don't need a spectrum analyzer to tune a UT-2700. Just buy any old cheap obsolete analog meter on eBay, set it to the center frequency, and tweak away. Tuning a fairly wide UT-2700 to weaken a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-27-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 371
Posted By AntAltMike
To tune a UT-2700, you HAVE to use a ceramic...

To tune a UT-2700, you HAVE to use a ceramic screwdriver. You can't adjust them precisely enough with even a regular, non-inductive plastic twerker because they have too much flex or "give" in...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-27-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By AntAltMike
That's still hard to fathom. The ingress on...

That's still hard to fathom. The ingress on downstream signals only has to be enough to degrade MPEG channels that are themselves weaker than zero dBm and need an S/N of I think a little over 30dB...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-26-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By AntAltMike
I'm surprised that you have experienced it...

I'm surprised that you have experienced it primarily at the lower end of the spectrum, because unshielded or inadequately lengths of conductor are generally more efficient as UHF antennas. I think...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-26-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By AntAltMike
Sometimes, those right angle connectors can...

Sometimes, those right angle connectors can loosen a little when you push the component back to the wall because the wire has a lot of leverage on them, which results in signal ingress that can...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-15-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By AntAltMike
If you forget your password at remotecentral.com...

If you forget your password at remotecentral.com or Blonder Tongue and request assistance, they actually e-mail you your old password. I'm using unique passwords for each - which is how I came to...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-13-2015, 09:48 PM
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Views: 539,407
Posted By AntAltMike
Walmart still lists the eMatic product for just...

Walmart still lists the eMatic product for just under $40 but they have to ship it to the nearest store. I guess I'll order one anyway, just so I'll have it for future use.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-13-2015, 08:27 PM
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Posted By AntAltMike
Funny you should mention that. I was thinking of...

Funny you should mention that. I was thinking of stopping by a pawn shop, but then I figured that they wouldn't even bother to take one in. When I have stopped by the salvation Army stores, they...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-13-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8,083
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Posted By AntAltMike
Bricks and Mortar store DVR (SD) I want to...

Bricks and Mortar store DVR (SD)

I want to record a show from my broadcast TV antenna this Sunday, but I don't have a DVR and won't have time to order one. What is available from stores? I'm in...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-13-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By AntAltMike
What does it mean to "have" a TV Fool account? ...

What does it mean to "have" a TV Fool account? I've used the site hundreds of times without knowingly logging into it.
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-03-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By AntAltMike
The "affordable" way to do it is to get your...

The "affordable" way to do it is to get your hands on a couple of Channel Master "Jointennas", tuned to channels 25 and 31. Unfortunately,the manufacture of UHF Jointennas was discontinued about two...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-03-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 14,035
Views: 1,580,248
Posted By AntAltMike
WJZ 13.2 is now on and running what it is calling...

WJZ 13.2 is now on and running what it is calling "Countdown to Decades" (http://www.decades.com/), featuring randomly sequenced episodes of The Lucy Show.

The countdown counter says it will...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-01-2015, 07:36 PM
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Views: 1,580,248
Posted By AntAltMike
WWTD-LD UHF 14 is now carrying RetroTV on 49.4...

WWTD-LD UHF 14 is now carrying RetroTV on 49.4 and Rev'n on 49.5, though at this moment, the video on Rev'n 49.5 is frozen.

RetroTV's national schedule is here:...
Forum: Latest Industry News   03-01-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,776
Posted By AntAltMike
MeTV had similarly substituted episodes...

MeTV had similarly substituted episodes previously when a prominent "guest actor" died.

Columbo on MeTV will be running its Nimoy episode, A Stitch in Crime, on Sunday at 8:00 PM

Twilight...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-26-2015, 06:32 PM
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Views: 1,580,248
Posted By AntAltMike
I was an extra for the movie, Deliverance.

I was an extra for the movie, Deliverance.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-26-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14,035
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Posted By AntAltMike
WNVC 30.1-30.6 is now 1.5 minutes fast, whereas...

WNVC 30.1-30.6 is now 1.5 minutes fast, whereas WNVT 30-7-30.12 is just ten seconds fast.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-26-2015, 11:23 AM
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Posted By AntAltMike
Was 1980 a leap year? I think WDDN is going to...

Was 1980 a leap year? I think WDDN is going to lose another day at the end of this month.

Back in 2001 and 2002, I used to do some repair work for InnRoomVideo, a hotel PPV movie provider. They...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-26-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14,035
Views: 1,580,248
Posted By AntAltMike
Back in the late 1950s, my father had a...

Back in the late 1950s, my father had a once-a-week job of winding the church tower clock across the street. They used to use a clever "escape mechanism" that assured a constant release of stored...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-25-2015, 08:37 PM
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Posted By AntAltMike
Now working.

Now working.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-25-2015, 06:02 PM
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Views: 1,580,248
Posted By AntAltMike
30.1-30.6 are out here in College Park. When I...

30.1-30.6 are out here in College Park. When I rescanned, the tuner did halt at UHF 24 for about a minute before moving on with no channels found, which is indicative of a signal that is detected...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-23-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14,035
Views: 1,580,248
Posted By AntAltMike
That's the snag. The sporadic College Basketball...

That's the snag. The sporadic College Basketball programming I alluded to that presently bumps Live Well Network on WJLA is from Sinclair's own American Sports Network, so any subchannel that they...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-23-2015, 08:38 AM
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Posted By AntAltMike
Live Well network got about a three month "stay...

Live Well network got about a three month "stay of execution" to abet the transition to LAFF by ABC O&O's that had previously been planning to air locally originated programs, and that extension...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-18-2015, 11:34 AM
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Views: 1,580,248
Posted By AntAltMike
WUSA's weather channel went of the air ion...

WUSA's weather channel went of the air ion February 10 at 6:00 PM, and since then they have had a seemingly continuous need to furnish weather reports, so it may be that his is a temporary thing......
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-15-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14,035
Views: 1,580,248
Posted By AntAltMike
I remember when Radio Shack first discontinued...

I remember when Radio Shack first discontinued the VU-210, and then the VU-190. They sold off one model for $5 and the other for $10. They probably needed to be discontinued because larger antennas...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-14-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14,035
Views: 1,580,248
Posted By AntAltMike
WUSA replaces 9.3 Weather Nation with Justice. ...

WUSA replaces 9.3 Weather Nation with Justice. From WUSA's website:



" The Justice Network launched on WUSA9's digital subchannel 9.3 on February 10th at 6 p.m. Featured will be more than 500...
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