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Forum: HDTV Technical   12-10-2001, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By Kelvin Colorspace
Both antennas are better with low VHF and high...

Both antennas are better with low VHF and high VHF channels. They are marginal perfomers with UHF DTV signals. Nogt enough gain in this part of the band.

KC
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-12-2001, 01:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 679
Posted By Kelvin Colorspace
WCAU-67 has been successfully received indoors...

WCAU-67 has been successfully received indoors in Philadelphia and in my town with a UHF bow tie antenna and a small preamp - and the resulting signal was just about 18 dB C/N.

The station in...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-12-2001, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 346
Posted By Kelvin Colorspace
Don't confuse the transmission format with the...

Don't confuse the transmission format with the production format. Fox likely shot last night's game using conventional 480i SD cameras, and then converted at the network fed to 480p/60. Fox' local...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-11-2001, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 53
Posted By Kelvin Colorspace
Probably a good idea. There is a lot of...

Probably a good idea. There is a lot of misinformation being circulated about antennas, preamps, etc.

For starters, go to
www.projectorexpert.com/ (http://www.projectorexpert.com/)

and read...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-11-2001, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By Kelvin Colorspace
Go to this site and read the October 8 Monday...

Go to this site and read the October 8 Monday Memo for a clip about indoor DTV reception:
http://www.digitaltelevision.com/mondaymemo/mlist/

KC
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-10-2001, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,027
Posted By Kelvin Colorspace
I do not suggest using the Radio Shack cartridge...

I do not suggest using the Radio Shack cartridge UHF preamp. It is very unstable, easily overloaded, and can actually go into oscillation.

If you hook up a good-quality Winegard or Channel Master...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-09-2001, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By Kelvin Colorspace
Make sure your connections are correct. It is...

Make sure your connections are correct. It is easy to reverse cables with that two-piece preamp combo and not even notice it.

Assuming your connections are correct, there may be a problem with...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-09-2001, 07:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 45
Posted By Kelvin Colorspace
There has been much discussion on this forum...

There has been much discussion on this forum about what is and isn't a "DTV antenna".

Read this story at Mark Schubin's Monday Memo for October 8, 2001 and you may be surprised....
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-09-2001, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 110
Posted By Kelvin Colorspace
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the DTC-100 converts 720p to 540p - not 1080i.

KC
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-06-2001, 12:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 225
Posted By Kelvin Colorspace
Rich: You may not be aware that many PBS...

Rich:

You may not be aware that many PBS stations are multicasting one SDTV program and one HDTV program on their DTV channels. WETA is Washington, DC is allocating 13.8 MB/s for 1080i. WHYY in...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-06-2001, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 116
Posted By Kelvin Colorspace
Don't forget that the WinTV-HD card tunes both...

Don't forget that the WinTV-HD card tunes both analog and digital signals at the same time. Also, your tuner may be detecting QAM (the cable modulation standard) signals, which won't work withthat...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-06-2001, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 57
Posted By Kelvin Colorspace
For a review of several new plasma panels and...

For a review of several new plasma panels and some comments on their ability to display NTSC and DTV signals, go to www.projectorexpert.com (http://www.projectorexpert.com) and look under "Reviews"....
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-06-2001, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 65
Posted By Kelvin Colorspace
It should work fine. The Samsung SIR-T150 has...

It should work fine. The Samsung SIR-T150 has four user-selectable output formats (1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i, plus full-time 480i downconversion) and your choice of YPbPr or RGBs output...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-06-2001, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 60
Posted By Kelvin Colorspace
Darth: KYW-26 carries the entire CBS prime...

Darth:

KYW-26 carries the entire CBS prime time HDTV schedule, plus "Young and Restless" at 12:30 - 1:30 daily in HD. Also, you will find one NCAA SEC football game each Staurday in 1080i,...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-03-2001, 02:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 225
Posted By Kelvin Colorspace
You may not have noticed, but there is no law or...

You may not have noticed, but there is no law or regulation requiring any broadcaster to transmit one second of HDTV. The only requirement is to switch to an all-digital TV system. The decision to...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-03-2001, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By Kelvin Colorspace
The problem with the CM 3010 is that it does not...

The problem with the CM 3010 is that it does not have much gain at UHF frequencies. It works okay for VHF channels in some locations.

A modification has been made to the UHF element (a half-wave...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-03-2001, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By Kelvin Colorspace
The trick to loading the software (I loaded...

The trick to loading the software (I loaded V1.63 last night) is to make sure you have completely unzipped the file, then double-click on the Download.bat file. A DOS window appears.

Do not power...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-03-2001, 08:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 535
Posted By Kelvin Colorspace
SWR is indeed a problem in both transmission and...

SWR is indeed a problem in both transmission and reception of signals. Typically, VSWR under 2:1 is NOT a major problem, as a 2:1 ratio is only 11% reflected power. However, it is always best to...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   10-03-2001, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 80
Posted By Kelvin Colorspace
You don't need to spend a lot of money on a...

You don't need to spend a lot of money on a scalar to use with your plasma. The trick is to get high-quality video de-interlacing and motion compensation. Once you have a good 480p component signal,...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-28-2001, 02:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 141
Posted By Kelvin Colorspace
" browsed Dielectric's Web site and they do...

" browsed Dielectric's Web site and they do offer combined UHV/VHF antennas - specifically tailored for mutli-occupancy towers. If we stretch it enough, may be it means that ESB can be re-done with...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-28-2001, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 37
Posted By Kelvin Colorspace
NBC never promised to broadcast anything in...

NBC never promised to broadcast anything in HDTV. Only widescreen SDTV. That press release covered "ER" and "The West Wing". Of course, "Crossing Jordan" has also come on in 16x9 SDTV since then.
...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-27-2001, 03:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 58
Posted By Kelvin Colorspace
Okay, some things need to be clarified here. ...

Okay, some things need to be clarified here.

(1) Fox is not yet shooting any episodic TV in 720p/24. This is a format they are now testing for future episodic TV production. The only Fox show...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-27-2001, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By Kelvin Colorspace
What you are seeing are "virtual" channel...

What you are seeing are "virtual" channel numbers, which are identical to the station's analog channel assignments. This was done so as not to confuse consumers.

The theory was, STBs would go out...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-27-2001, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 43
Posted By Kelvin Colorspace
The Apline tower is near the NJ - NY border atop...

The Apline tower is near the NJ - NY border atop the Palisades. It is visible from both the George Washington Bridge and Tappan Zee Bridge. That area is not a mountain per se, but more of a high...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-27-2001, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By Kelvin Colorspace
For a detailed review of the accessDTV and...

For a detailed review of the accessDTV and Hauppauge WinTV-HD PC cards - both of which allow MPEG-II recording - go to
www.projectorexpert.com/pages/tvcards.htm...
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