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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-24-2009, 05:21 PM
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Posted By dickmc
I have a cable card in a Samsung LNS4096D. ...

I have a cable card in a Samsung LNS4096D.

About 18 months ago Comcast installed card and came back several times with new cable cards. All had 'sound but no picture' on 121 and 122. Rest of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-01-2008, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,382
Views: 281,696
Posted By dickmc
Sound is fine on History HD here in Ross Twp. ...

Sound is fine on History HD here in Ross Twp.

Is that with the Cable Box or with a Cable Card???
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-31-2008, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2,382
Views: 281,696
Posted By dickmc
Have a Comcast Cable Card in Pittsburgh and can...

Have a Comcast Cable Card in Pittsburgh and can get sound on all channels but History HD channel 196. Sound works fine on all other HD channels and on downstairs cable box with analog audio to that...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   11-20-2007, 01:46 PM
Replies: 942
Views: 192,328
Posted By dickmc
Quote:Originally Posted by SoonerTheBetter...

Quote:Originally Posted by SoonerTheBetter http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/12269396)

Dang I was hoping this recorder would have a sale.
Scroll...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   11-18-2007, 04:52 PM
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Views: 192,328
Posted By dickmc
Tried connecting H2080MW8 today with old VCR-VCD...

Tried connecting H2080MW8 today with old VCR-VCD player that had an output to Channel 3 cable. Used this analog cable as input to:
H2080MW8 with component output to Samsung LNS-4096D LCD TV
......
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   11-17-2007, 07:31 PM
Replies: 942
Views: 192,328
Posted By dickmc
Quote:Originally Posted by Acer1...

Quote:Originally Posted by Acer1 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/12244975)

I just joined this forum and have a question about the Magnovox...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   11-17-2007, 07:07 PM
Replies: 942
Views: 192,328
Posted By dickmc
Found one today at the Cranberry store in...

Found one today at the Cranberry store in Pittsburgh. Was simply setting on top of one of the other DVD recorders like an orphan (not plugged in). No box. Gave salesman the SKU 05381857049 and he...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-18-2006, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2,382
Views: 281,696
Posted By dickmc
Just got a Samsung 4096D 1080p set with a cable...

Just got a Samsung 4096D 1080p set with a cable card option.

I called Comcast before I ordered to inquire about cable card availability at my existing service in Ross township. I was told that...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-13-2003, 09:16 PM
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Views: 281,696
Posted By dickmc
Return cable: Box is opened and via internet....

Return cable:
Box is opened and via internet. Also, there is a certain amount of principle involved. Would not have ordered it if Comcast installer had not said DVI was active.

Sound:
Hitachi...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-13-2003, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2,382
Views: 281,696
Posted By dickmc
Well: got the Comcast Pittsburgh box. Lots of...

Well: got the Comcast Pittsburgh box. Lots of breakup on ESPN. Locals not much worse than OTA digital antenna but sound not near as good.

Service installer said DVI was enabled. Is said: "Are you...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-19-2003, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4,553
Views: 429,915
Posted By dickmc
Same here re Ch 38 WQED yesterday. Has signal...

Same here re Ch 38 WQED yesterday. Has signal strength of circa 60 but not broadcasting picture for several days.
Forum: Rear Projection Units   04-04-2003, 06:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,948
Posted By dickmc
Your experience seems pretty similar to what I...

Your experience seems pretty similar to what I experienced.

Actually the "capital" Y would be luminance measured by the Spyder and does not have much to do with subbrightness which is a kind of...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   03-18-2003, 01:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,506
Posted By dickmc
There is a definite nn*wx20B tendency toward a...

There is a definite nn*wx20B tendency toward a "pasting" of color (skin) tones compared to my old Toshiba. Using the factory SM, I have gone through:

all the convergences,
mechanical and...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   03-06-2003, 08:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,948
Posted By dickmc
Quote: Originally posted by nykr95 Dick, ...

Quote:
Originally posted by nykr95
Dick,

Well - I really don't think Precal is looking for a 0% IRE - the first screen it calibrates with is not 0% ( at least with my version) .

Here is...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   03-04-2003, 08:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,948
Posted By dickmc
Quote: Originally posted by mbze430 Does the...

Quote:
Originally posted by mbze430
Does the Spyder from Colorvision have a screw mount for tripod mounting?
No. The best you can do is use its built in suction cups on an plate with a hole in it...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   03-04-2003, 10:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,948
Posted By dickmc
Quote: Originally posted by nykr95 Dick, ...

Quote:
Originally posted by nykr95
Dick,

I was wondering why you say you need a 0% IRE to calibrate the sensor during PRECAL. I didn't notice a 0% IRE screen pop up during PRECAL Calibration -...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   03-03-2003, 08:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,948
Posted By dickmc
Quote: Originally posted by mbze430 I have a...

Quote:
Originally posted by mbze430
I have a question about OptiCal and PhotoCal. Which one is adequite if one where to use this for CRT calibration?
PreCal is a freebie with PhotoCal or OptiCal....
Forum: Rear Projection Units   03-03-2003, 07:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,948
Posted By dickmc
Quote: Originally posted by nykr95 I just...

Quote:
Originally posted by nykr95
I just had a thought. I have an HTPC hooked into my HD inputs. I am going to calibrate the set entirely through the HTPC. Then take the spyder hook it to my...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   03-02-2003, 08:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,948
Posted By dickmc
Quote: Originally posted by KenLand All the...

Quote:
Originally posted by KenLand
All the readings I posted are at 100 IRE. It tested at 80 and found no diff.

Whenever possible use the x y coordinates as the target. Color temps are...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   03-02-2003, 10:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,948
Posted By dickmc
Quote: Originally posted by KenLand Hey All,...

Quote:
Originally posted by KenLand
Hey All,

I finally got around to comparing the ColorVision and ColorFacts sensors. I used the same everything on a known calibrated set.

Bill Cushman and...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   03-02-2003, 10:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,948
Posted By dickmc
Quote: Originally posted by nykr95 Well, ...

Quote:
Originally posted by nykr95
Well,


I read somewhere that 8700K is what other people have used with the SPYDER. Do you keep the SPYDER 2 inches away from your RPTV or put it flat against...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   03-02-2003, 12:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,948
Posted By dickmc
Quote: Originally posted by nykr95 Dick, ...

Quote:
Originally posted by nykr95
Dick,

Thanks, that clears that up. I actually do have an HTPC and have tried calibrating that way. Only problem is that I woulk think the VGA card parameters...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   03-01-2003, 06:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,948
Posted By dickmc
Quote: Originally posted by nykr95 Dick, ...

Quote:
Originally posted by nykr95
Dick,

Do you have any additional info on the Spyder as compared with another reference device. I have the use of one and your post is definitely saving me a...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   02-27-2003, 02:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,920
Posted By dickmc
Quote: What do you think? Focus blue? ...

Quote:
What do you think?

Focus blue?

don't focus blue?

Seems like there is not a correct answer....
Forum: Rear Projection Units   02-25-2003, 12:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By dickmc
See here...

See here (http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=197296) for how to easily do the focus with a waxed paper setup.

Good Luck
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