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Forum: HDTV Technical   09-28-2014, 12:11 PM
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By Feb 2006, less than 141,000 CableCARD's were...

By Feb 2006, less than 141,000 CableCARD's were deployed in Digital Cable Ready (DCR) HDTV's. This was with about 100 Million TV Households, prior to CableCARDS being deployed in mass by MSO's in...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-27-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 1,452,752
Posted By holl_ands
You have extremely high signal levels...ANYTHING...

You have extremely high signal levels...ANYTHING CHEAP (and NON Amplified) should get the job done:
http://www.frys.com/product/6800896?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-26-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By holl_ands
Ultra HD Blu-Ray Discs won't be available until...

Ultra HD Blu-Ray Discs won't be available until "sometime" next year (they're still working on the Spec) so there aren't any Hard Media or On-Line sources of 4K material at 60 fps refresh rate...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-26-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3,325
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Location, Location, Location..... Some...

Location, Location, Location.....

Some buildings have metal chicken wire for Stucco or rebar in the Brick walls and/or Aluminized Mylar Thermal "Wrap"....which severely attenuates RF...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-25-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By holl_ands
ABC (Real Ch7), PBS1 (Real Ch8), CW (Real Ch11)...

ABC (Real Ch7), PBS1 (Real Ch8), CW (Real Ch11) and PBS2 (Real Ch13) are Hi-VHF.
NBC (Real Ch28), CBS (Real Ch33), MyN (Real Ch38), FOX (Real Ch44) and PBS3 (Real Ch51) are UHF.

WKOB (Real Ch2),...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-25-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By holl_ands
Back in Aug 2010, I conducted sequential Outdoor...

Back in Aug 2010, I conducted sequential Outdoor On-Air Tests of CM4228HD (As-Built), CM4228HD with RF Combiner Mod and old CM4228 at my son's (old) house North of French Valley Airport (East of...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-25-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By holl_ands
BTW: Since Rabbit Ear+Loop Antennas are very...

BTW: Since Rabbit Ear+Loop Antennas are very inexpensive (under $10), you might consider sealing whatever needs to be sealed with Silicone and simply buy another IF it ever fails....
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-25-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By holl_ands
You didn't provide a TVFool report, so I picked a...

You didn't provide a TVFool report, so I picked a NYC zipcode more or less at random (11101) and took a look at "ANALOG ONLY" report. Disregarding the several extremely weak Analog stations in the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-25-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By holl_ands
Before you give up on INDOOR Antennas, you might...

Before you give up on INDOOR Antennas, you might want to give a Window mounted Antenna a try, such as the Walltenna.....or put together a DIY project using wire or aluminized mylar tape:...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-23-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By holl_ands
Here are some ANT-751 hi-rez photos I took at...

Here are some ANT-751 hi-rez photos I took at CES2009 showing the mounting clamp and mini-mast. You should be able to use a pair of clamps (or drill & bolts) to attach 10-ft mast inbetween ANT-751...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-23-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By holl_ands
You have to be within a couple miles of a tower...

You have to be within a couple miles of a tower to actually OVERLOAD a Preamp (i.e. 1 dB Gain Compression point is where ONE STRONG input signal is so strong the Preamp Gain is 1 dB less than...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-22-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By holl_ands
ANT751 performance is about SAME as Winegard...

ANT751 performance is about SAME as Winegard HD-7000, from which it was derived after shortening the VHF elements to delete Ch2-6 reception:
http://www.winegarddirect.com/pdf/HD7000R.pdf
...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-22-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By holl_ands
For your attic, I would recommend trying one of...

For your attic, I would recommend trying one of the higher Gain Antennas, the Channel Master CM4228HD, a 8-Bay Bowtie Antenna that can readily fit in between joists. You shouldn't need a rotator. ...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-20-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By holl_ands
Another reference to the old VHF Conical Fan...

Another reference to the old VHF Conical Fan Antenna....this one with a UHF Bowtie...like the C-M Ultra Super-Fan:
http://members.iinet.net.au/~cool386/fan/fan.html
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-20-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By holl_ands
Go back to www.tvfool.com and copy/paste the...

Go back to www.tvfool.com and copy/paste the RESULTS URL (webaddress in top box of your browser) so we can see your ENTIRE report.
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-20-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By holl_ands
It's a "Biconical Fan" VHF ONLY TV Antenna from...

It's a "Biconical Fan" VHF ONLY TV Antenna from way back in the 50's. Per Fig1 & 2, it had mediocre Gain and an Azimuthal Pattern that is next to useless on Ch11-13 with excessive SWR. However C-M...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-16-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9,599
Views: 1,183,201
Posted By holl_ands
Fol. website may also be of interest, although...

Fol. website may also be of interest, although it's mostly about changes to KCET on Mt Alta:
http://www.fybush.com/site-20140110/
Be sure to click on the earlier Pt I and Pt II detailed...
Forum: Remote Control Area   09-04-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By holl_ands
Supersonic makes a R/C....email to ask for Total...

Supersonic makes a R/C....email to ask for Total Price (incl S&H) and verify it works with your model TV....PLUS whatever other components need to be controlled:...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-04-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By holl_ands
If a PCM-ONLY DAC is connected to HDTV's Optical...

If a PCM-ONLY DAC is connected to HDTV's Optical Output, then the HDMI Inputs that are PASSED THRU (if indeed ANY are), would probably ALSO need to be set to Output PCM STEREO rather than the usual...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-01-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By holl_ands
The Metric Screw size is shown in the Samsung...

The Metric Screw size is shown in the Samsung diagram: M4x8
That means a 4-mm head size, 8-mm long. The lack of a decimal number after "M4" means it is presumed to be the default COARSE thread,...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-01-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By holl_ands
RE: Your Samsung PN51F5300B Interface Question...

RE: Your Samsung PN51F5300B Interface Question posted in HDTV Technical thread:

It has 2 HDMI, 1 Component Video OR 1 Composite Video (ONE OR THE OTHER NOT BOTH).
If you need to connect any...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-29-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By holl_ands
FYI: In case you hadn't seen A-D's Datasheet for...

FYI: In case you hadn't seen A-D's Datasheet for the DB-4e, the NULL in the Elevation Pattern occurs at -22 to -32 degrees (increasing with frequency):...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-28-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By holl_ands
"Lake Effect" is severe Multipath caused by...

"Lake Effect" is severe Multipath caused by interference between the Direct Path signal and the "Ground Bounce" signal, see "Ground Reflections" section:...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-27-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By holl_ands
I haven't seen anyone post either detailed...

I haven't seen anyone post either detailed Dimensions or a 4nec2 File for the DB-4e so I can't run Stacked Antenna simulations for that particular Antenna. However, I have run OPTIMIZATIONS for...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-22-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By holl_ands
Or do a simple Google Search: ...

Or do a simple Google Search:
http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/TH42PE7U.pdf
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