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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-30-2016, 09:39 AM
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Posted By davehancock
The FCC changed the rules in October 2014 to...

The FCC changed the rules in October 2014 to allow cable companies to encrypt local channels (to avoid "theft of service"),
...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-17-2016, 06:29 PM
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Posted By davehancock
OK, when you say "blocked" you apparently mean...

OK, when you say "blocked" you apparently mean that they have not paid the producers extra to license the 3D version.
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-17-2016, 03:44 PM
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Posted By davehancock
Is that something local(you don't list your...

Is that something local(you don't list your location): There are a few 3D listings on HBO on FiOS in the Buffalo, NY area. I just tried one of them (Jupiter) and it is in 3D here.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-24-2016, 12:43 PM
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Posted By davehancock
I'll PM you.

I'll PM you.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-24-2016, 11:22 AM
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Posted By davehancock
It could be that Frontier is only using Fiber to...

It could be that Frontier is only using Fiber to the home and has a "Fiber to POTS" (twisted pair) interface in the home. In that case, all that they could offer you is DSL. If that is the case,...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-23-2016, 12:26 PM
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Posted By davehancock
From everything that you have said, it sounds...

From everything that you have said, it sounds like this set is defective. I gather that it is new and likely in-warranty. If so, I would contact LG. And have them take care of it. In saying this,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-23-2016, 10:25 AM
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Posted By davehancock
I do know of some isolated areas in the Rochester...

I do know of some isolated areas in the Rochester area that did have fiber installed. I believe that Frontier IS installing fiber in new/rebuild areas. To what degree those fibers are "lit" I do...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-15-2016, 06:41 PM
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Posted By davehancock
It all depends on the cable box (some do not have...

It all depends on the cable box (some do not have native, but do have 1080p, others have native, but no 1080p (as they have no 1080p channels).
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-01-2016, 07:46 PM
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Posted By davehancock
I'm not arguing with your perception of the...

I'm not arguing with your perception of the quality of SARA. I'm simply pointing out that your statement that "Passport was the one before Sara right????" was WRONG:rolleyes:
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-30-2016, 05:10 PM
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Posted By davehancock
No! Passport ran on Motorola Systems and...

No!

Passport ran on Motorola Systems and SARA ran on Scientific America (now CISCO) systems. Navigator was an attempt to come up with a corporate (Time Warner) wide system for both.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-30-2016, 08:08 PM
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Posted By davehancock
Bingo! My client boxes are Arris. My son-in-law...

Bingo! My client boxes are Arris. My son-in-law has a similar Comcast Xvinity system (boxes look the same as mine but can only record 4 programs as 2 tuners are reserved for live TV or On Demand. ...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-30-2016, 07:49 PM
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Posted By davehancock
That's weird. The Verizon FiOS version of the...

That's weird. The Verizon FiOS version of the same box does all of these things (records, plays program as it is being recorded, etc.). The difference? Apparently incomplete software from TWC.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-23-2016, 09:52 AM
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Posted By davehancock
I would suggest taking one of the picture modes...

I would suggest taking one of the picture modes and turning the Panel Light and Contrast way down (Gregory Perkins Zoom suggestion is also good). Switching from this "Dim" mode to your regular mode...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-11-2016, 07:37 PM
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Posted By davehancock
I too have a 6900 (and watch a fair amount of...

I too have a 6900 (and watch a fair amount of CNN) - no burn here either! :cool:

Perhaps your settings (particularly Contrast) are leading to this problem.
Forum: Display Calibration   02-02-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7,158
Views: 559,803
Posted By davehancock
You could do that yourself (notepad). And it is...

You could do that yourself (notepad). And it is not just 2. 11, 21 point, either: CMS settings, gamma settings, etc. lots of variations. Where does one stop?

Maybe it is that I have been doing...
Forum: Display Calibration   02-02-2016, 08:36 AM
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Posted By davehancock
I am a Pro and frankly do mess up. I learned way...

I am a Pro and frankly do mess up. I learned way back in my isf training that it is CRITICAL to be able to go back so would record that data on paper. I use my own paper form to write down the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-25-2016, 10:27 AM
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Posted By davehancock
What model? It is sill 4.03.05 for the 6900.

What model? It is sill 4.03.05 for the 6900.
Forum: Display Calibration   01-20-2016, 03:20 PM
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Posted By davehancock
Red face Exactly! (But most calibrators don't lug a...

Exactly!

(But most calibrators don't lug a 24" monitor to a job - I simply made the mistake of purchasing new 15" laptop with an ipt high resolution screen that works perfectly fine with most all...
Forum: Display Calibration   01-20-2016, 01:10 PM
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Posted By davehancock
Smile It's hard to tell. Unfortunately, I didn't write...

It's hard to tell. Unfortunately, I didn't write down what the process was. I just finished trying again and, this time, everything worked great. The only comment here is that "madLevelsTweaker"...
Forum: Display Calibration   01-19-2016, 04:47 PM
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Posted By davehancock
Madshi, I'm not sure what happened. I...

Madshi,

I'm not sure what happened. I apparently inadvertently ran another one of the files in the "madVR" pacankage. After I couldn't adjust scaling I ran the Windows task manager and another...
Forum: Display Calibration   01-19-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 629
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Posted By davehancock
Exclamation The target display you reference is the PC with...

The target display you reference is the PC with ChromaPure installed, correct?




CAUTION: I just tried madLevelsTweaker.exe and it screwed things up! It apparently installed on my computer...
Forum: Display Calibration   01-19-2016, 09:17 AM
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Posted By davehancock
I, for one, do not see how eliminating tabs will...

I, for one, do not see how eliminating tabs will "make it better."

I would like to remind everyone that Tom has been an isf calibrator for a long time and created ChromaPure with the calibration...
Forum: Display Calibration   01-18-2016, 03:17 PM
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Posted By davehancock
Thumbs up Thanks, ;) I'll give that a try.

Thanks, ;) I'll give that a try.
Forum: Display Calibration   01-17-2016, 03:31 PM
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Views: 28,344
Posted By davehancock
Yes, but I wanted to share that there is an easy...

Yes, but I wanted to share that there is an easy solution to the problem (at least on Win 10 systems).;)
Forum: Display Calibration   01-17-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 28,344
Posted By davehancock
Thumbs up I've been a ChromaPure user for quite a few years...

I've been a ChromaPure user for quite a few years and just spent the day getting used to ChromaPure3. After using it for a bit on Windows 10 system, I am quite happy. Nice job Tom!!

I previously...
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