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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-05-2015, 08:32 PM
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Posted By mikepier
Well, finally got around to installing the amp...

Well, finally got around to installing the amp this weekend, and although it did improve signal strength, still no signs of WNYA-51.1. I was really hoping to get it, but what I saw instead was 14.1...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-19-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 18,191
Views: 1,659,476
Posted By mikepier
I have not looked at my OTA channels in a while,...

I have not looked at my OTA channels in a while, but I notice now WLIW 21.2 Create is now 480i 16:9. And I believe 21.3 as well.

Did they do this a while ago or is this recent?
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-28-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By mikepier
The F-81 is about 20 ft downstream from the...

The F-81 is about 20 ft downstream from the antenna, and also in an attic space that has no electric to hook up the PS, so its more practical to hook up in basement where there is electric.
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-28-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By mikepier
Sorry for the improper terms. Yes, it is a simple...

Sorry for the improper terms. Yes, it is a simple female F fitting coupler. It is in place now, had no issues. I am getting channels now, but was curious to see how many more I can get with the amp....
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-27-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By mikepier
Yes to all your questions.

Yes to all your questions.
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-27-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By mikepier
putting pre-amp on cable from antenna with balun/coupler ok?

Greetings, I wanted to hook up an RCA pre-amp to my antenna , before the splitter as it should be.

My cable from the antenna going through the attic is joined with a f-fitting coupler/balun,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-24-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 5,207
Views: 511,841
Posted By mikepier
Still having slight issues with WNYT -13 (VHF...

Still having slight issues with WNYT -13 (VHF 12), occasionally get dropouts, nothing major, but it is an annoyance. I do not have an amp, but figured one might help, also to maybe get WNYA-51 that...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-22-2015, 04:06 AM
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Posted By mikepier
I have not used my surround system in a while and...

I have not used my surround system in a while and decided to use it last night to watch the Islander game. I noticed that even though my receiver lit up Dolby Digital, I was hearing the announcers...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-18-2015, 04:33 PM
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Posted By mikepier
Might be just a local issue for me, but see...

Might be just a local issue for me, but see paule123 posting above. He mentions a "slo mo " effect camera in the crowd cam. I think he was describing what I was seeing.
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-18-2015, 03:18 PM
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Views: 19,331
Posted By mikepier
Watching OTA WNYW NY. Anyone else notice live...

Watching OTA WNYW NY. Anyone else notice live scenes appearing to be 30fps, especially in 4th quarter?
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-15-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 10,966
Posted By mikepier
I thought for sure they would move the SF/NYG...

I thought for sure they would move the SF/NYG game to the late slot, but I guess they can't cause that would conflict with the Raidesr home game.
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-14-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By mikepier
Did you try re-scanning? Or entering 44.1...

Did you try re-scanning? Or entering 44.1 manually on your remote? Odd that all of a sudden 5.1 is not coming through.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-09-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,620
Posted By mikepier
Some manufacturers work great together with CEC,...

Some manufacturers work great together with CEC, and some don't.


I have a Vizio/ Onkyo set up, and nothing but issues.


I also have another Onkyo and Panasonic TV, and they work great...
Forum: Home Automation   10-25-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By mikepier
Well, I went down to the local library where they...

Well, I went down to the local library where they had Optimum hot spot to test it out.


So when I scanned the networks on my smartphone, I got a good signal for the Optimum hot-spot, but when I...
Forum: Home Automation   10-25-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By mikepier
Can I use wifi thermostat in a provider's hotspot?(TWC, Cable WiFi, etc)

Greetings. I'm hoping to get my Honeywell RTH 6580 wifi T-stat hooked up in my 6 family apt building. Right now it only has a 1 zone T-stat in the common hallway with steam heat. I live a good hour...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-15-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By mikepier
As one poster said, if you can find one of those...

As one poster said, if you can find one of those plumbing vent sealing flashes for the size of the mast ( approx. 1 1/4 "-1 1/2"), then I think its a great idea to install the mast to structure...
Forum: Official AVS Forum Blu-ray Disc Reviews   10-14-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,631
Posted By mikepier
Was Duel always available in 1:85 format? . I've...

Was Duel always available in 1:85 format? . I've only seen it in full screen format, rented it from a library. I always thought since it was a "made for TV movie", it was the only format available.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-12-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 18,191
Views: 1,659,476
Posted By mikepier
Getting 3.10 out here in Wantagh, LI, 25 miles...

Getting 3.10 out here in Wantagh, LI, 25 miles away with my Radio Shack VU-75 on my roof,(minus 1 large VHF element from a storm).


Getting it with 75% signal strength, no issues.
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-05-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By mikepier
Not sure if this matters, but I looked up the...

Not sure if this matters, but I looked up the manual for your Samsung online, and in the menu settings, you pick the country your in before doing a scan of channels. It could be your settings are...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-26-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By mikepier
It would give it more lateral strength and make...

It would give it more lateral strength and make it less likely to get knocked over in a wind storm.
I guess its similiar to putting a post in the ground. The further down you go, the stronger it...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-26-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By mikepier
I'm not sure if you can buy a lighter pipe than...

I'm not sure if you can buy a lighter pipe than what Radio Shack has, other than maybe a 1 1/4" chain link fence post that HD or Lowes has, but it can't be that much difference in weight. But...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-25-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By mikepier
You sure you need 1 1/2" pipe? That's pretty big...

You sure you need 1 1/2" pipe? That's pretty big diameter. Is that what's on the dish mount now?


Most antennas are designed to fit I think 1 1/4" pipe, but most antennas also have u-mounts ...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-25-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 10,966
Posted By mikepier
Thank god I have RedZone. Other than the PHI/SF...

Thank god I have RedZone. Other than the PHI/SF game for week 4, some pretty lame games in NYC.


DET/NYJ early ( had enough of Geno Smith) , and JAX/SD late.
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-25-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By mikepier
I would not try using the existing L pipe as a...

I would not try using the existing L pipe as a sleeve, with another 5 ft pipe inside it. It would be way to much strain on that mount, and likely to break off during a good wind storm.


Instead,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-13-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 5,207
Views: 511,841
Posted By mikepier
Made a video of my Radio Shack VU-210 XR over the...

Made a video of my Radio Shack VU-210 XR over the summer.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFCjeyMA4aY
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