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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-20-2017, 05:51 AM
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Posted By vestaviascott
NWSD the HDHomeRun is going to be hardwired to...

NWSD the HDHomeRun is going to be hardwired to your Wifi router/modem and your antenna coax. From there, it will broadcast your over the air antenna feeds to any device on your wireless network that...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-19-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,997
Posted By vestaviascott
HDHomeRun is your best option hands down. You can...

HDHomeRun is your best option hands down. You can get one now from Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GY0UB54/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

If you want to save some money...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-19-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 708
Posted By vestaviascott
Agree. Disappointing. Misleading pre-sale buzz.

Agree. Disappointing. Misleading pre-sale buzz.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-19-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,997
Posted By vestaviascott
I'm liking it so far. For a beta release, it's...

I'm liking it so far. For a beta release, it's extremely impressive. I'm running it on an older 2010 imac (acts as the DVR server/storage). Recordings are played back through Channels app on Apple...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-19-2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 743
Views: 31,158
Posted By vestaviascott
For you folks who can't receive local OTA, have...

For you folks who can't receive local OTA, have you tried Hulu? I've just started my subscription a few weeks ago and it's become my #1...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-18-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 136
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Posted By vestaviascott
I'm can't advise you wrt your questions about 5.1...

I'm can't advise you wrt your questions about 5.1 audio support in the various streaming solutions, but I can vouch for what works for me in terms of overall satisfaction after much research.
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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-18-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 31,158
Posted By vestaviascott
Thanks for the heads up. Still nothing for...

Thanks for the heads up. Still nothing for Birmingham, Alabama despite that we are in top 50 TV markets > http://www.stationindex.com/tv/tv-markets

Although, I'm not really complaining. As soon as...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-18-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 349
Posted By vestaviascott
Update: The Z-UVSJ is the ticket! Just...

Update:

The Z-UVSJ is the ticket! Just arrived today, hooked it up and it works perfectly. I now have solid signals on all channels I'm trying for. Attaching the indoor antenna for VHF Channel...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-17-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 743
Views: 31,158
Posted By vestaviascott
I'd say so. Unless you (or your wife) are keen...

I'd say so. Unless you (or your wife) are keen using a game controller to watch TV.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-17-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 708
Posted By vestaviascott
I think that's a given, but who's buying in any...

I think that's a given, but who's buying in any significant numbers when there's already tons of unwatched content on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, etc...? Also, the current state of the "News" is high...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-16-2017, 02:37 PM
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Views: 31,158
Posted By vestaviascott
Yes, wired. With the Apple TV version of...

Yes, wired.

With the Apple TV version of Vue, you will find that your ability to Fast Forward through DVR and VOD content is hit and miss and will usually freeze the playback of the program...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-16-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 31,158
Posted By vestaviascott
http://hululive.com That link will redirect...

http://hululive.com

That link will redirect to > https://www.experiencehulu.com/

From there, click the "Request Invite" button at top right.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-16-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 31,158
Posted By vestaviascott
If you don't get locals on Vue (most don't unless...

If you don't get locals on Vue (most don't unless you are in one of the few O&O cities), I can highly recommend the "Channels" app for Apple TV (http://getchannels.com). I use it along with a...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-16-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 31,158
Posted By vestaviascott
Agreed. Especially for FF/RW through VOD and DVR...

Agreed. Especially for FF/RW through VOD and DVR content. My Apple TV frequently crashes the program when trying to FF/RW past commercials on DVR playback with the Vue app (every other app has no...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-16-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 349
Posted By vestaviascott
I haven't opened it up to see the internals....

I haven't opened it up to see the internals. Here's the sales page on Amazon. It gets 4.5/5 stars

https://www.amazon.com/Antennacraft-RadioShack-HDX1000-Outdoor-Antenna/dp/B007Z83VYM
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-16-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 349
Posted By vestaviascott
Holl_ands, thanks very much for the feedback. A...

Holl_ands, thanks very much for the feedback. A few questions/comments below if you have a moment...



One of the reasons I went with the HDX-1000 is that it looks more like the satellite dish...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-16-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 349
Posted By vestaviascott
I've ordered the UVSJ and hope to have it this...

I've ordered the UVSJ and hope to have it this week for testing. I'll surely update once done. Definitely appreciate the insights and suggestions here.
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-14-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 349
Posted By vestaviascott
Thanks. That's why I disconnected power to it. Or...

Thanks. That's why I disconnected power to it. Or am I missing your point?
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-14-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 349
Posted By vestaviascott
The local ABC channel is ABC 33/40. The digital...

The local ABC channel is ABC 33/40. The digital channels are 40.2 and 68.2

I'm getting 68.2 on my current scan. Works great.
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-14-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 349
Posted By vestaviascott
Perfect. Exactly what I was looking for. I'll...

Perfect. Exactly what I was looking for. I'll give it a try. Thanks for the help.
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-14-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 349
Posted By vestaviascott
The signal quality is the same regardless if...

The signal quality is the same regardless if powered or not. When powered, the signal strength is increased about 30% however, the signal quality remains unchanged. So, I just leave it unpowered.
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-14-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 349
Posted By vestaviascott
I'm not interested in a switch (would be nearly...

I'm not interested in a switch (would be nearly as easy just to unscrew the indoor antenna). However, I am curious to find out more about a "single channel inserter". Is it tunable to only transfer a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-14-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 349
Posted By vestaviascott
Sorry, to clarify, I'm only interested in HD...

Sorry, to clarify, I'm only interested in HD national networks: ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC

Of those channels, I can get them all on UHF except NBC 13.1
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-14-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 349
Posted By vestaviascott
Will splitter work as a combiner? UHFs solid, lone VHF 13.1 channel weak

I've seen splitter/combiner combos that have both IN and OUT indicated on each of the coax inputs. However, my splitter does not appear to be a dual purpose unit (at least its not marked as such)....
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-10-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1,670
Views: 201,962
Posted By vestaviascott
If by "Sonos 5" you mean Sonos "Play5", the...

If by "Sonos 5" you mean Sonos "Play5", the speaker itself has a built in 3.5mm audio input jack on the back. You should be able to output your TV audio to that.
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