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Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-04-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,609
Posted By Mike99
I'm not familiar with products such as NextPVR or...

I'm not familiar with products such as NextPVR or Myth TV, but where & how do people get EPG data for those? Do they use data from Schedules Direct or a similar source? If so, is there a way to use...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-16-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12,308
Views: 1,293,436
Posted By Mike99
What are you, and others, using as signal...

What are you, and others, using as signal strength meters?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-16-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By Mike99
I covered a couple bright LED displays with a...

I covered a couple bright LED displays with a small piece of plastic cut from a black lawn/leaf/garbage bag. One time I used 2 layers. The thin film stays in place sometimes by static & sometimes by...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-14-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By Mike99
Take a look at this recent Budget Build thread,...

Take a look at this recent Budget Build thread, but I'm not sure if it will do 4K.
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/26-home-theater-computers/1964073-budget-build-completed-pics.html

Here's the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-14-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By Mike99
If you have Windows 8.1 pro you might want to try...

If you have Windows 8.1 pro you might want to try WMC. I use WMC7 and the HTPC works great as a DVR appliance while using a pair of AverMedia OTA tuner cards & a WMC remote. Once in a while I stream...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-11-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By Mike99
ilovejedd - Thanks for the information. ...

ilovejedd -

Thanks for the information.
Some time back I tried to download the manual for the HDHimeRun Connect but there did not appear to be one & still does not. When I go to Support >...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-10-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By Mike99
mdavej - According to the TV’s manual it has...

mdavej -
According to the TV’s manual it has some type of signal strength indicator. I’ve never connected it directly to an antenna so not sure how well it works. Previously I used the Dish’s OTA...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-10-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By Mike99
I meant to post this in a different forum. ...

I meant to post this in a different forum.

That being said, I want to adjust the antenna in my attic & would like some kind of a signal indicator in order to optimize it's orientation. The HTPC...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-09-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By Mike99
Signal Strength vs. Signal Quality

From other postings it seems most Signal Strength indicators actually measure Signal Quality. I’m using WMC7 on an HTPC but also have a Dish DVR with an OTA tuner that has a signal indicator which...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-09-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 604
Posted By Mike99
Just about all my stations come from one...

Just about all my stations come from one direction. Anything that is not LOS I'm not interested in.
Here's the TV Fool report....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-08-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By Mike99
Looks good & the price is right. What software...

Looks good & the price is right. What software are you going to use?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-08-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By Mike99
I don't think lipsync is a constant, at least not...

I don't think lipsync is a constant, at least not according to my wife who can do some lip reading. Unless it's way off I don't notice a problem. I'm sure there is a fixed video delay in the video...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-08-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 604
Posted By Mike99
I was just nosing around & thought I'd check out...

I was just nosing around & thought I'd check out this thread & am glad I did. I've looked at TV Fool numerous times but never saw this aerial view with green lines capability. Thanks for mentioning...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-30-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 134
Posted By Mike99
I use a Panasonic DVD recorder & record onto...

I use a Panasonic DVD recorder & record onto DVD-RAM. Then copy that to a PC where I can edit using VideoReDo & burn a DVD-R if I want to. And also keep the MPEG2 copy on the PC.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-22-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 643
Posted By Mike99
I do Windows Updates, but not automatically. I...

I do Windows Updates, but not automatically. I have it set to notify me. That way I can do it when it won't interfere with any recording that may be taking place. Once in great while I'll use the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-20-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 366
Posted By Mike99
I was in one of my local Illinois Tiger Direct...

I was in one of my local Illinois Tiger Direct stores last Monday. They are having a liquidation sale & closing 31 stores & all warehouses except the one in Florida. They will be strictly an online...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-16-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 12,308
Views: 1,293,436
Posted By Mike99
Take a look at this thread, perhaps it's a...

Take a look at this thread, perhaps it's a multipath problem. I'm down the street from you in Darien.
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/25-hdtv-technical/1883537-chicago-signal-problem-due-multipath.html
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-16-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By Mike99
Yep, all my passwords are different.

Yep, all my passwords are different.
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-13-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By Mike99
I checked my records & do have an account with TV...

I checked my records & do have an account with TV Fool, but have no idea why. Guess I must have used their forum years ago.

Why would someone even want to login to another person's TV Fool...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-13-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By Mike99
TV Fool account break-in attempt

I received the following message from TV Fool this morning. TV Fool's sending address appears proper. I traced the IP address mentioned in their email & it was from Indonesia.
Anyone else having a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-10-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 341
Posted By Mike99
Thanks for the info. I realize I have...

Thanks for the info.

I realize I have different threads but consider them different topics. IOW tweaking an antenna for more gain on a single channel might benefit someone in a different city if...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-10-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 341
Posted By Mike99
Thanks holl_ands & Ratman for the replies &...

Thanks holl_ands & Ratman for the replies & information.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-07-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 746
Posted By Mike99
I frequently see these two sources mentioned in...

I frequently see these two sources mentioned in magazines. Both rank MS Security Essentials at the bottom.

Look at the latest Protection Test & also the Summary Report....
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-05-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 341
Posted By Mike99
I did an initial trial just setting the GE in the...

I did an initial trial just setting the GE in the attic & it gave essentially the same signal strength readings as the big old VHF/UHF antenna already up there - except for RF12 which was lower. Not...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-04-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 341
Posted By Mike99
I don't want to build an antenna. I just thought...

I don't want to build an antenna. I just thought if there was a simple mod that would improve the signal on RF12 then perhaps it might be worth doing before I go climbing around in the attic &...
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