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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-16-2014, 09:38 AM
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Posted By jhvance
The English-language programming (GetTV) is on...

The English-language programming (GetTV) is on 62.3 -- 62.2 is the Spanish-language UniMas channel, while 62.1 is Spanish-language Univision.
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-19-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By jhvance
Thanks for the response and advice -- since...

Thanks for the response and advice -- since there are several other components presently sitting on top of this unit, I can't knuckle-rap its topside and I'd already tried to rap it sharply on the...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-19-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By jhvance
I have one of the above VHS-DVD combo units...

I have one of the above VHS-DVD combo units which isn't used too often, but I recently offered to transfer a VHS tape of a friend's family stuff to DVD and discovered the DVD disk tray is refusing...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-09-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By jhvance
Kinda depends on both your preferences, budget...

Kinda depends on both your preferences, budget and intended antenna mounting location -- the analysis indicates a 30-foot height, so perhaps that would imply a rooftop mast (or attic?). The array of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-09-2014, 01:55 PM
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Views: 753,412
Posted By jhvance
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by sivartk http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/336964/austin-tx-hdtv/6810#post_24302810)

KBVO power is so low, I don't think the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-02-2014, 02:16 PM
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Views: 753,412
Posted By jhvance
I'm pulling it in on 62.3 (Circleville, between...

I'm pulling it in on 62.3 (Circleville, between Taylor and Granger) via a DTVPal DVR, and since 62.1 and 62.2 are both affiliated with KAKW (Univision and Unimas, respectively) I presumed it was...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-28-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6,913
Views: 753,412
Posted By jhvance
Anyone else in the area noticed that the new...

Anyone else in the area noticed that the new KAKW sub-channel (GetTV) on 62.3 (and maybe 31.3 as well) has gone live in the past couple of days showing old b&w English-language movies, even though a...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   12-13-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By jhvance
I've used TDK disks for years to dub recordings...

I've used TDK disks for years to dub recordings from my DMR-E85H, and after several hundred I think the quality has consistently been very good and there have only been one or two disks which were...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-22-2013, 01:58 PM
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Views: 753,412
Posted By jhvance
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by scott750 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/336964/austin-tx-hdtv/6810#post_23919773)

Thanks for the tip. What is the heading I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-22-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6,503
Views: 383,741
Posted By jhvance
I don't know what the reception might be like --...

I don't know what the reception might be like -- best option for you (if you haven't already done so) is use one of the location-specific identification mechanisms available on several websites that...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-09-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 121,791
Posted By jhvance
Thanks for the responses jjeff and doomster, but...

Thanks for the responses jjeff and doomster, but after some careful effort I was eventually able to pry apart the DMR-E85H remote and clean the contact surfaces, so now it works quite well. The...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-02-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 121,791
Posted By jhvance
Thanks, Mike -- eBay was on my list to...

Thanks, Mike -- eBay was on my list to eventually check out but it hasn't been that high of a priority just yet and I'm still inclined to figure out how to break into the remote to see if cleaning...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-01-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 121,791
Posted By jhvance
Sent a PM to mickinct several days ago with a...

Sent a PM to mickinct several days ago with a query about this, but have not yet received any response -- he may not want to mess with the handheld remote control for units he takes in for repair,...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   09-26-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 25,745
Views: 2,881,472
Posted By jhvance
After having used a Panasonic DMR-E85HS for the...

After having used a Panasonic DMR-E85HS for the past decade (and getting it repaired a number of times in the interim), I've finally acquired one of the Magnavox 537 units and have now integrated it...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-03-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6,913
Views: 753,412
Posted By jhvance
KXAN is owned by Lin -- KEYE is owned by...

KXAN is owned by Lin -- KEYE is owned by Sinclair.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-09-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6,503
Views: 383,741
Posted By jhvance
Has anyone else along the northern...

Has anyone else along the northern Williamson-southern Bell County market boundary between Waco-Temple-Killeen and Austin experienced reception problems over the past couple of weeks besides me? I'm...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-09-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6,913
Views: 753,412
Posted By jhvance
RE: Cool TV -- See my post #6706 above which...

RE: Cool TV -- See my post #6706 above which referred to a response from Mark Dunham, the KXAN Chief Engineer, to my query about their signal and 54.2 going dark, a portion of which I'll...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-06-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6,913
Views: 753,412
Posted By jhvance
Not surprising the signals are strong and...

Not surprising the signals are strong and steady, Jerry -- if you're near the Pennybacker Bridge, you must be no more than 2 miles from Mt. Larsen where many of the antenna(s) are located. I'm more...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-05-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6,913
Views: 753,412
Posted By jhvance
Has anyone else around the area been...

Has anyone else around the area been experiencing significant OTA reception problems over the past week? I live in NE Williamson County (near Circleville between Taylor and Granger) and after the...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-10-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By jhvance
Probably worth sending a message to mickinct...

Probably worth sending a message to mickinct about it to see if he's familiar with that failure mode, and what its likely problem source might be -- if it needs repair and you want to salvage its...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-25-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,355
Posted By jhvance
They had apparently discontinued the service in...

They had apparently discontinued the service in your particular area a bit earlier than elsewhere from the time stamp of your initial posting. It was a nice feature, and while there is still some...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   12-15-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 42
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Posted By jhvance
I posted a query to Channel Master regarding the...

I posted a query to Channel Master regarding the impact of Rovi's decision to terminate the TVGOS service, as I not only have one of their CM-7000Pal DVRs but a DTVPal converter box that serves my...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-06-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 233,408
Posted By jhvance
JoeKustra and mabuttra -- thanks for the...

JoeKustra and mabuttra -- thanks for the responses, which are completely in line with what Channel Master Tech Support provided:

Thank you for your email. That is a very good question. When the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-03-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 233,408
Posted By jhvance
I have several units which utilize TVGOS via OTA...

I have several units which utilize TVGOS via OTA broadcast as I live in a rural fringe area w/o cable or satellite -- 1) an analog-tuner Panasonic DMR-E85H which is now fed by a DISH DTVPal digital...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   11-27-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 25,745
Views: 2,881,472
Posted By jhvance
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by TexasNADs http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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