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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-25-2014, 04:39 PM
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Posted By RIppolito
bad break-up during Bills Jets game

I live in Brighton, only 2 miles from the transmitters. I have an external antenna, perhaps 15 feet off the ground.

I was trying to watch the Bills / Jets game on channel 8, and was getting...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-05-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5,986
Views: 426,480
Posted By RIppolito
ChannelMaster Stealthtenna 50

Has anyone had any experience with the Channel Master Stealthtenna 50 (CM3010HD) antenna? I need a VHF / UHF antenna for my DVR+, and am in need of a recommendation. I don't live far from the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-29-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5,986
Views: 426,480
Posted By RIppolito
OTA_Jay, Thanks for the reply. Do you...

OTA_Jay,

Thanks for the reply.

Do you (or anyone else) think scanning the cable band for HDTV channels would be a useful feature? Don't most cable providers have the HDTV locals somewhere in...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-29-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5,986
Views: 426,480
Posted By RIppolito
can DVR+ work with cable version of HDTV channels?

My cable company give us the OTA channels for input into our HDTV, but in order to find them, I have to select 'cable' (vs 'air') prior to performing the channel scan. When I do that, I find all the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-26-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5,986
Views: 426,480
Posted By RIppolito
OTA_jay, I saw the reference to the 1 TB at...

OTA_jay,

I saw the reference to the 1 TB at Staples for $59. The WD My Passport Ultra 1.5 TB is going for $64.99. For five dollars more, it seemed like a better value.
Ron
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-26-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5,986
Views: 426,480
Posted By RIppolito
I just saw a notification for a WD My Passport...

I just saw a notification for a WD My Passport Ultra 1.5 TB drive for a very good price.

Does anyone have any experience with this drive and your DVR+?

Another question, while I'm at it...does...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-26-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 43,404
Views: 3,691,505
Posted By RIppolito
Thxtheater, I have an iMac with plenty of...

Thxtheater,

I have an iMac with plenty of RAM for my music library. I am going with 88K / 24 bit music files, because the AVM 50 won't go any higher.

My computer is two rooms away from my...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 43,404
Views: 3,691,505
Posted By RIppolito
Best way to stream high-definition audio files to AVM 50

Good people,

I have the AVM 50, ARC option added, and all is well. I have recently been experimenting with high-definition audio files on my mac, and would like to try them on the Anthem. The...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-07-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 43,404
Views: 3,691,505
Posted By RIppolito
Yes...I have an original PS3 that can play SACDs...

Yes...I have an original PS3 that can play SACDs and DVD-Audio discs. Do you know of a way to write out the lossless AIFFs to make a DVD-Audio disc? Alternatively, does anyone have a recommendation...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-06-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 43,404
Views: 3,691,505
Posted By RIppolito
I have an AVM50, as well. I agree with the...

I have an AVM50, as well. I agree with the previous reply, in that I cannot get the new, high-definition audio bitstreams from my blu-ray unless I set the player to 'PCM'. When I do that, it sounds...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-06-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 43,404
Views: 3,691,505
Posted By RIppolito
Good people, On the Audiogon website, there...

Good people,

On the Audiogon website, there is an advertisement for a high definition sampler. They have two high resolution formats: 96kHz / 24 bit and 192kHz / 24 bit. I have an AVM50 with ARC...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-28-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5,986
Views: 426,480
Posted By RIppolito
I have had my DVR+ for a little over one month,...

I have had my DVR+ for a little over one month, so I'm still learning how to do things. I saw a selection once, but cannot find out how to do it again, so I could use a little help.

I want to...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-23-2014, 02:20 PM
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Views: 426,480
Posted By RIppolito
I just received and installed my DVR+ yesterday....

I just received and installed my DVR+ yesterday. So far, so good: great picture quality, good guide, no problems.

I have searched the thread and not found an answer to my question: if it has...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-19-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2,815
Views: 316,698
Posted By RIppolito
Everybody, I recently began using my antenna for...

Everybody, I recently began using my antenna for HDTV viewing. I have been unable to get the over the air programming guide to load. Does anyone have any tips? I know it says to turn the set off, so...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-16-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By RIppolito
Selden, Yes, I was referring to a Pioneer...

Selden,

Yes, I was referring to a Pioneer 1140 HD. You were correct, and pointed me to the correct place. I had previously set the optical output to PCM. When I switched it to Dolby Digital, per...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-16-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By RIppolito
Everybody, I am using my 1140 to display...

Everybody,

I am using my 1140 to display ATSC input via an OTA antenna. Picture is fine, but for some reason, the audio is only 2-channel PCM on the optical output. I know that the locals are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-24-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 43,404
Views: 3,691,505
Posted By RIppolito
Bob, thanks for the tip for getting manuals and...

Bob, thanks for the tip for getting manuals and firmware for the vintage Anthem's.
- Ron
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-24-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2,528
Views: 244,893
Posted By RIppolito
Dave, I always believed that FIOS would deliver...

Dave, I always believed that FIOS would deliver a better picture because they did less compression of the video bandwidth, because they had more total available...was I merely hoping that was the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16,671
Views: 1,270,890
Posted By RIppolito
So...following the advice of HeffeMusic, I ran a...

So...following the advice of HeffeMusic, I ran a blu-ray with DTSHD encoding. I went into the menu and selected the DTSHD sountrack.

When I had the system set to 'bitstream', and hit the info...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16,671
Views: 1,270,890
Posted By RIppolito
OK, so I set the PS3 to output bitstream when it...

OK, so I set the PS3 to output bitstream when it is playing blu-rays. When I put in a disc with DTS-HD, it played fine, but it did not tell me that it was only sending DTS. I would have expected it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16,671
Views: 1,270,890
Posted By RIppolito
HeffeMusic, It is the original PS3: no...

HeffeMusic,

It is the original PS3: no wireless, the one that could decode / play SACD's. I did not know that it was incapable of sending those newer HD codecs via bitstream. That seems unusual:...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 16,671
Views: 1,270,890
Posted By RIppolito
Everybody, I have a PS3 that I use as a...

Everybody,

I have a PS3 that I use as a blu-ray player. I had been outputting PCM for the audio. Now that I have an MRX 300, I have the option to output bitstream, and decode it in the MRX.
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-05-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 16,671
Views: 1,270,890
Posted By RIppolito
thanks for the help

thanks for the help
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 16,671
Views: 1,270,890
Posted By RIppolito
Do you think the crossover for the fronts is...

Do you think the crossover for the fronts is good at 60 Hz? Would it be better at 40? Wouldn't that give me a little more bottom end?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16,671
Views: 1,270,890
Posted By RIppolito
Everybody, I ARC'd my MRX 300: my levels...

Everybody,

I ARC'd my MRX 300: my levels are as follows...

Front left: -2 dB
Front right: -2 dB
Center: +3 dB
Left surround: +1 dB
Right surround: -1 dB
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