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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-21-2014, 06:35 PM
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World's tallest and fastest gigacoaster is coming...

World's tallest and fastest gigacoaster is coming to Carowinds next year, Fury 325. WSOC and WCNC had good coverage. And I know, back to topic now...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-21-2014, 03:32 AM
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Local news stations will be covering a major...

Local news stations will be covering a major announcement at Carowinds at 11am this morning. The big media event will be streamed live on Carowinds.com. Stay tuned to your local news sources today...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-21-2014, 03:08 AM
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Somebody on here recommended Belden RG-6 cable....

Somebody on here recommended Belden RG-6 cable. But the RG-6 at Home Depot seems decent.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-21-2014, 03:03 AM
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I will say there is a very nice LG OLED at HHG...

I will say there is a very nice LG OLED at HHG that is a nice replacement for plasma. No side angle vision fade, great blacks and bright colors. But still pricey right now. And OLED is completely...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-21-2014, 02:55 AM
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The newer Samsung F4500 and F5300 plasmas have...

The newer Samsung F4500 and F5300 plasmas have very good tuners. They are very nice TVs, and have nice program info when using an OTA antenna. They are are great value and very good bang for the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-21-2014, 02:47 AM
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I don't know about that yet. But this is the time...

I don't know about that yet. But this is the time of year when some programs change channels. In Charlotte, Steve Harvey is moving to WBTV-3, and Dr. Oz is moving to FOX-46 WJZY.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-21-2014, 02:27 AM
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I thought quad shield will help provide...

I thought quad shield will help provide protection from interference from other electronics, wifi, and cell phone towers etc.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-20-2014, 09:42 AM
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The blue backlighting has been restored in the...

The blue backlighting has been restored in the news studio on WCNC. But it looks better this time in HD, and I think it may be new lighting. Looks like a lighter shade of blue and looks much nicer...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-20-2014, 09:40 AM
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Oh I see some sort of technical issue. But they...

Oh I see some sort of technical issue. But they have had 3.3 set up before, so I would have thought they would have been good to go. Just flip a switch. But I guess there is more to it than that. I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-19-2014, 06:36 PM
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I think WBTV is running a bit behind schedule...

I think WBTV is running a bit behind schedule with the launch of Grit TV on 3.3. I guess still coming soon.
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-17-2014, 09:41 AM
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Posted By tylerSC
^^Yea sometimes amps help, sometimes they don't....

^^Yea sometimes amps help, sometimes they don't. Or you may need to separately amplify the VHF and not the UHF. Or vice versa. Or use filters or an attenuator, depending upon your situation.
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-17-2014, 08:23 AM
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Views: 855
Posted By tylerSC
If you need a compact antenna for HiVHF and UHF,...

If you need a compact antenna for HiVHF and UHF, then consider the Clearstream 2V from Antennas Direct. Sold at Walmart and Best Buy. And Walmart also has a decent inexpensive RCA inline amp for $15...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-17-2014, 08:12 AM
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The tuner will tune to the real RF frequencies,...

The tuner will tune to the real RF frequencies, then display the available PSIP data, which is independent from that. But a good tuner can also display 2 channels sharing the same RF frequency if...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-17-2014, 02:25 AM
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^^^There may be better antenna choices than the...

^^^There may be better antenna choices than the Mohu 50. Particularly if you are trying to receive a low power channel.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-17-2014, 02:15 AM
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I used to recommend Channel Master antennas, as...

I used to recommend Channel Master antennas, as they were excellent reception products. And they had a huge manufacturing facility east of Raleigh, in Smithfield, NC. But regretably they have changed...
Forum: HD Radio   08-16-2014, 09:55 AM
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Posted By tylerSC
Possibly you did not have a secure connection the...

Possibly you did not have a secure connection the first time you hooked up the indoor antenna. As overall the Sangean has a good tuner. And good luck you had finding one of those tuners as they are...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-15-2014, 06:36 PM
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Views: 2,058
Posted By tylerSC
Winegard 7696 combo antenna would be a good...

Winegard 7696 combo antenna would be a good choice, or Antennacraft HBU-33.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-15-2014, 06:28 PM
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Good to see Antenna TV is back. Although I only...

Good to see Antenna TV is back. Although I only receive WCCB at night. But I did notice the resolution and pic quality appears much better than it did on 46.2. No more zoomed in and distorted...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-14-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 736
Posted By tylerSC
I understand you may be limited to a flat panel...

I understand you may be limited to a flat panel style antenna because of the condo rules. But the Squareshooter is only optimized for UHF, and has limited capability for VHF. Which is why you may...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-14-2014, 08:03 AM
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The HBU-33 is a good antenna and should be more...

The HBU-33 is a good antenna and should be more than adequate for the Charlotte signals. It is a good value for the money. And you should not need an amp unless you have a long cable run or multiple...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-13-2014, 06:37 PM
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Posted By tylerSC
And CBS is getting ready to start Thursday night...

And CBS is getting ready to start Thursday night football.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-13-2014, 06:31 PM
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Back in the 70's in Concord, the roof...

Back in the 70's in Concord, the roof antenna/rotor received 3, 9, 2, 8, and 12. We mainly watched WBTV. For Dad always watched Doug Mayes, Clyde McLean and Walter Cronkite for the news, and Mom...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-12-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 855
Posted By tylerSC
Well I have inquired about that before and may...

Well I have inquired about that before and may have been misinformed by the sales rep. But supposedly their inline amp has a low noise figure, but I am not sure how it compares to the LNA-100 from...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-12-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By tylerSC
In its heyday, Roy Rogers had some 650 locations...

In its heyday, Roy Rogers had some 650 locations in the Mid Atlantic, Northeast, and Midwest before Marriott sold out to Hardee's and the decline began. They are now expanding again. And there is a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-12-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 855
Posted By tylerSC
Here is the problem. The Mohu Sky has a built in...

Here is the problem. The Mohu Sky has a built in amp. The external inline amp is actually a remote power supply. Switching an amp will not help but make matters worse. The Mohu amp may be subject to...
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