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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-23-2008, 11:49 AM
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Posted By THancock
I saw in the Sunday paper that ATT is launching...

I saw in the Sunday paper that ATT is launching the U-Verse service in the Bham area to compete with the dish and cable. If anyone gets this service, I 'd be interested to read your thoughts on the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-26-2007, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,836
Posted By THancock
I'm currently using R59 throughout my house. I...

I'm currently using R59 throughout my house. I have had no problem so far getting all of the new HD channels. I'd give it a try before ripping a hole in the wall. Just my opinion.

Tom
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-13-2007, 11:02 AM
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Posted By THancock
I haven't seen this posted yet. Looks like...

I haven't seen this posted yet. Looks like Charter will be getting the Sinclair HD locals here in B'ham.

http://www.tvpredictions.com/chartersinclair041307.htm

Tom
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-01-2006, 08:29 PM
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Views: 486,425
Posted By THancock
I finally got the HR20 MPEG 4 HD DVR installed...

I finally got the HR20 MPEG 4 HD DVR installed on Saturday. Everything looks good with the excetption of the HD locals. They look horrible compared to the OTA equivalent. Are any others experiencing...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-22-2006, 11:24 AM
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Views: 486,425
Posted By THancock
Quote:Originally Posted by Mike4AU...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mike4AU http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

THancock, what do you think about the MPEG 4 and HD DVR? Is SD any good?...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-21-2006, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4,732
Views: 486,425
Posted By THancock
This may have already been posted, but I just...

This may have already been posted, but I just wanted to let everyone know that I was able to get the MPEG 4 HD DVR and new dish for $99 and a new 2-yr commit through D*. I was able to keep my HD...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-20-2006, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By THancock
Quote: Originally Posted by d4rkl1nk so...

Quote:
Originally Posted by d4rkl1nk
so there basically isnt any diff from buyin a hdtv capable and a hdtv since u will have to buy the box from ur cable company anyways?

The only difference...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-20-2006, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By THancock
The built in tuner is for over the air reception...

The built in tuner is for over the air reception (antenna). You'll likely still have to get a HD cable box to recieve all of the HD offerings from the cable company.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-16-2006, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4,732
Views: 486,425
Posted By THancock
Bearmur: I've recently been getting a Dolby...

Bearmur:

I've recently been getting a Dolby Digital signal from ABC during the HD programs, but only the 2 front channels are active. Are changes on the way to get the 5.1 audio working?
...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-22-2005, 12:34 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 6,417
Posted By THancock
Quote: Originally Posted by Willie ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Willie
Ah,actually no. Compression artifacts come from compression. The signal is not compressed when it is redistributed through a video distribution system.

Willie...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-22-2005, 10:14 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 6,417
Posted By THancock
Quote: Originally Posted by TVOD I was...

Quote:
Originally Posted by TVOD
I was around some stores yesterday and many had ESPN HD on via D*. The compression artifacts were so bad that the displays fed from upconverted DVDs looked better...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-11-2005, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4,732
Views: 486,425
Posted By THancock
The CBS sub channel seems to be gone (hopefully...

The CBS sub channel seems to be gone (hopefully for good). The picture quality was much improved today during the football games.

Tom
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-15-2005, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 187,885
Posted By THancock
http://www.arianespace.com/site/laun...sub_index....

http://www.arianespace.com/site/laun...sub_index.html (http://www.arianespace.com/site/launchstatus/status_sub_index.html)
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-11-2005, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 187,885
Posted By THancock
http://www.arianespace.com/site/news...ate_index....

http://www.arianespace.com/site/news...ate_index.html (http://www.arianespace.com/site/news/news_sub_missionupdate_index.html)
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-01-2005, 01:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 204
Posted By THancock
http://www.arianespace.com/site/news...ate_index....

http://www.arianespace.com/site/news...ate_index.html (http://www.arianespace.com/site/news/news_sub_missionupdate_index.html)
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-14-2005, 07:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 207
Posted By THancock
http://www.arianespace.com/site/laun...sub_index....

http://www.arianespace.com/site/laun...sub_index.html (http://www.arianespace.com/site/launchstatus/status_sub_index.html)
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-04-2005, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4,732
Views: 486,425
Posted By THancock
Has anyone noticed that NBC (13.1) started...

Has anyone noticed that NBC (13.1) started broadcasting in DD 5.1 last night? This may have been going on for a while, but I thought they were only doing Prologic II. In the past, I've always had to...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-28-2005, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 187,885
Posted By THancock
Due to the lengthy Spaceway 2 launch delays, I...

Due to the lengthy Spaceway 2 launch delays, I doubt D* will be giving Arianespace additional launch contracts. I just hope they get it up before the end of the year.

On a more positive note, it...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-22-2005, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4,732
Views: 486,425
Posted By THancock
Quote:Originally Posted by bearmur...

Quote:Originally Posted by bearmur http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

Tom, do you have audio on 42.2?


No, just video.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-22-2005, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4,732
Views: 486,425
Posted By THancock
CBS is now multicasting a 480i signal on 42.2. ...

CBS is now multicasting a 480i signal on 42.2.

Tom
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-15-2005, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4,732
Views: 486,425
Posted By THancock
Guys: A thread has been posted in the HD...

Guys:

A thread has been posted in the HD programming area about CBS planning to multicast one to five sub channels. Here's a link to the article:
...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-09-2005, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 187,885
Posted By THancock
Quote: Originally Posted by humdinger70 ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by humdinger70
There have been issues with the satellites. Spaceway 1 seems to have a drifting problem, so it isn't in place to start operations.

Spaceway 2 was...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-02-2005, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 187,885
Posted By THancock
Quote: Originally Posted by HDTVFAN0001 That...

Quote:
Originally Posted by HDTVFAN0001
That story conflicts with 2 others this past weekend that say things are still on target for S2 end of August....that site has been wrong before on D*TV...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-02-2005, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 187,885
Posted By THancock
Spaceway 2 delayed 'til October. ...

Spaceway 2 delayed 'til October.

http://www.sat-index.com/
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-29-2005, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 187,885
Posted By THancock
We've all been waiting to hear info on the...

We've all been waiting to hear info on the Spaceway 2 launch, but very little info has been available. If you still think Spaceway 2 will fly with Telkom-2, then Orbital's 2nd quarter report has...
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