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Forum: HDTV Programming   07-10-2014, 11:51 AM
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Posted By jjeff
I've also been looking at one at Costco but the...

I've also been looking at one at Costco but the problem is with a 29"(I think that was the size) diagonal screen the picture height is only like a 20" 16:9 or 16" 4:3 :(
(I could be all wrong on my...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-10-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By jjeff
It is hardwired in it's firmware to no more than...

It is hardwired in it's firmware to no more than 250GB, could be smaller but not larger. The EH-69 is a bit larger(320GB) but I've never heard of anyone flashing a EH-59 with a EH-69 firmware, may be...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-10-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By jjeff
I believe that is correct, AFAIK HDMI and...

I believe that is correct, AFAIK HDMI and Component won't carry CC but S-video and composite will. The CC is making it to your EZ-48v but not making it from the EZ-48v to your TV because of the HDMI...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-09-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By jjeff
As Joe said, Amazon is a good source for the...

As Joe said, Amazon is a good source for the Homeworx and very similar Homeworx. Their AVS master threads are here:...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-09-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 25,741
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Posted By jjeff
I was going to say the same thing, if the OP has...

I was going to say the same thing, if the OP has clear QAM cable then the iView, if OTA a iView or Homeworx should work. As you said they are a bit crude but they do record HD to a USB HDD and it's...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-09-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 424
Posted By jjeff
That is correct, I believe <20% are OTA only...

That is correct, I believe <20% are OTA only although that number probably doubles when you add in people who use both, OTA to a few TVs and pay TV to the rest. I also believe my area(MSP) is among...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-09-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 424
Posted By jjeff
This is opposite of what I hear. I'm OTA only and...

This is opposite of what I hear. I'm OTA only and have enough to record to keep my Tivo 3/4 full most of the time. Many of the people I know that have cable or even sattelite seem to always be...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-09-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 2,250
Views: 250,449
Posted By jjeff
Same here, I was just going to ask if anyone else...

Same here, I was just going to ask if anyone else had guide info for getTV......I wonder if Tribune even has guide info for getTV to add to our market, isn't it a very new channel?
BTW all my Season...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-08-2014, 01:44 PM
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Posted By jjeff
Actually if one lived in Europe you could...

Actually if one lived in Europe you could purchase a DVDR that could record HD to either BD or DVD, Panasonic makes a nice unit but it's only way to record HD is from it's tuner which is not...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-08-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,354
Posted By jjeff
While I have many Sony products(BD player, AVR,...

While I have many Sony products(BD player, AVR, Streaming player, MANY DVD players, etc.) I don't like how Sony products seem to take CP to another level :( and this is coming from the company that...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   07-06-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By jjeff
Is your motorhome TV HD? If so you might want to...

Is your motorhome TV HD? If so you might want to check out the iView 3500 tuner/DVR which not only has composite but HD component as well as HDMI outputs.
Yes the Zenith while quite old is still...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-06-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By jjeff
^^^ It's the same resolution(1/2 D1) so recording...

^^^ It's the same resolution(1/2 D1) so recording a static test pattern or picture should look basically the same but where you gain picture quality is during times of motion where the longer...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-05-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By jjeff
Both Coby, Westinghouse and even Craig are really...

Both Coby, Westinghouse and even Craig are really low cost models but as a general rule the newer the tuner generation the better. '08 was quite early for ATSC so I'd think basically any newer brand...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-05-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By jjeff
AFAIK it used to be that way, when they just...

AFAIK it used to be that way, when they just passed on the MPEG2 that was broadcast but now that most, including Comcast have switched to converting everything to MPEG4 all bets are off, they can do...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-04-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,354
Posted By jjeff
So that answers our question, the hack has...

So that answers our question, the hack has nothing to do with the analog outputs :( I suspected this so I won't be hacking mine and for your $40 you kind of got an expensive DVD player but IMO a...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-04-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,354
Posted By jjeff
Citibear is correct, the EH-59 like all other...

Citibear is correct, the EH-59 like all other Panasonics won't record a blank or distorted image if the source is CP'd, it will just give you the warning and refuse to record. If you have no DVDs you...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   07-03-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By jjeff
Not sure what you mean by "cue and review" but my...

Not sure what you mean by "cue and review" but my Sony portable DVD player remembers where you left off and has next/prev as well as visual FF and REW search....is this what you need?...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-03-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,354
Posted By jjeff
Make sure you've selected the proper input, I...

Make sure you've selected the proper input, I believe the rear line inputs are L3?
Also make sure you've selected NTSC as your recording and playback format, PAL won't do you any good recording...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-02-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 55,388
Posted By jjeff
^^^ if you had a CM-7000 CECB(SD tuner only) it...

^^^ if you had a CM-7000 CECB(SD tuner only) it would be interesting to see how well it preformed in your case. I have several and they are able to pull in and lock onto channels that no other tuners...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-02-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,354
Posted By jjeff
Remember you'll need 2 S-video cables, one into...

Remember you'll need 2 S-video cables, one into the VF and one out of the VF to the EH-59.
I'd still like you to try running the S-video cable direct to the recorder with a DVD known to have CP. I'm...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-02-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,354
Posted By jjeff
Actually the Video Filter or any other filter for...

Actually the Video Filter or any other filter for use with DVDRs would have to not only remove MV but also CGMS-A at the hardware level, it's the old VHS only filters that may only remove MV. Also...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-02-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By jjeff
I basically agree with everything you've said CB...

I basically agree with everything you've said CB but remember we're not the ones purchasing these things and from what I've read I believe the 2.5 or 3hr speeds were quite popular, for sure with the...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-02-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By jjeff
I don't use a Magnavox but with my Panasonics the...

I don't use a Magnavox but with my Panasonics the single most used speeds are between 2hrs 42 minutes(I call it fr2.7) and fr3(3hr speed). Without those two speeds I'd be very upset. My father uses...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   07-02-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,354
Posted By jjeff
What you say makes sense, although another test...

What you say makes sense, although another test would be one of the new HD Fury(HDMI to Component) filters that are supposed to shut down when they detect HDCP. Of course the catch with those devices...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-01-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2,250
Views: 250,449
Posted By jjeff
Thanks for the tip, luckily I was able to just...

Thanks for the tip, luckily I was able to just input 23.2 on both TV and Tivo so I didn't have to do ANOTHER rescan!
Not too excited about GetTV's bug, it's translucent but kind of big, and let's...
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