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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-23-2014, 02:37 PM
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Posted By egnlsn
No, up until now yours was. ;) Guess it's...

No, up until now yours was. ;)

Guess it's been a bit slow for a few months.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   11-22-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By egnlsn
Yeah, I didn't see that there were two additional...

Yeah, I didn't see that there were two additional drops to be added.

Cable modems should be on their own splitter prior to an amp (or other distribution splitter). Any standard CATV drop amp...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   11-22-2014, 12:49 PM
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Posted By egnlsn
Using that CommScope 2-way splitter, connect your...

Using that CommScope 2-way splitter, connect your cable modem to one leg and connect the other leg to a standard drop amp, running the output to the PCT -4-way splitter.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   11-08-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By egnlsn
Agreed. Quad is needed only if you live in a...

Agreed. Quad is needed only if you live in a HIGH traffic rf area, such as a large metropolitan area (L.A., Miami, Detroit, etc.) or near transmitting towers (within a mile or so).
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   11-08-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By egnlsn
You would need an Ethernet Switch. Not too...

You would need an Ethernet Switch. Not too expensive, they are available just about everywhere electronics stuff is sold, such as Rat Shack, Wally World, Office Supply Stores, etc.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-30-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By egnlsn
Some connectors, such as Holland Electronics...

Some connectors, such as Holland Electronics connectors, have a space for a color band on the connector. The bands come in black, white, red, yellow, green, and blue.
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-28-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By egnlsn
I run mine 50' with no issues whatsoever. Cable...

I run mine 50' with no issues whatsoever. Cable came from Monoprice a few years ago.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   09-11-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By egnlsn
My order of preference is Times Fiber, CommScope,...

My order of preference is Times Fiber, CommScope, Belden.

Specs are quite close amongst the three of them.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   09-10-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By egnlsn
Times Fiber or CommScope.

Times Fiber or CommScope.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-01-2014, 07:34 PM
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Posted By egnlsn
Standard Supply sells Channel Master. Pick one...

Standard Supply sells Channel Master. Pick one up there.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-31-2014, 10:11 AM
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Posted By egnlsn
Weather Nation www.weathernationtv.com...

Weather Nation www.weathernationtv.com (http://www.weathernationtv.com)

Several months ago, DirecTV dropped The Weather Channel and went with Weather Nation.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-30-2014, 09:56 AM
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Views: 958
Posted By egnlsn
The operative part of that sentence is "right...

The operative part of that sentence is "right now."

Multiple drops opens up a whole bunch of options, ie: OTA (broadcast) or satellite in addition to cable. Some people have both satellite ...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   08-29-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,190
Posted By egnlsn
Depends on the weight of the fluid. ;)

Depends on the weight of the fluid. ;)
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   08-27-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By egnlsn
The first thing you would want to do is get a...

The first thing you would want to do is get a signal level meter so you'll know what you're working with.

Those "splitter Units" are 4-port taps. Whatever signal level going into it minus the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-23-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By egnlsn
Option 2 isn't an option as CATV and OTA share...

Option 2 isn't an option as CATV and OTA share some of the same frequencies.

Option 1 would be an option if the power supply were large enough to power 2 amplifiers. You would just need a...
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   08-23-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 834
Posted By egnlsn
While something is playing on Netflix, press the...

While something is playing on Netflix, press the down button. Might have to do it twice to highlight the Audio and Subtitles icon. If you get no sound with Surround Sound selected, you may have to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-20-2014, 12:52 PM
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Views: 387,127
Posted By egnlsn
While the video (channel) portion of the X1 DVR...

While the video (channel) portion of the X1 DVR is QAM, the DVR is cloud-based and holds up to 50 programs. Being cloud-based, you can watch your DVR on mobile devices.

There are also Pandora and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-20-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3,755
Views: 387,127
Posted By egnlsn
They've done MPEG-4 for a while now. It...

They've done MPEG-4 for a while now.

It isn't so much a matter of moving into the 21st century. With some 23 Million subscribers, that's a ton of boxes to replace ($$$$). They've got quite a few...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-03-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,914
Posted By egnlsn
Mike, considering some of the headaches you keep...

Mike, considering some of the headaches you keep finding yourself in, I think your day is ruined each morning when you first walk into the office... ;)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-29-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By egnlsn
First off, you have to have a pretty good sized...

First off, you have to have a pretty good sized folder in the cloud for that. Say you have a Dropbox account. Install a Dropbox folder on your computer and configure it to automatically sync with...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-26-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,914
Posted By egnlsn
Does the insertion loss of passive devices...

Does the insertion loss of passive devices increase as the frequency increases? Yes. Does anyone care why that's so? No. Most people just care and accept that that is the way it is. It doesn't...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-25-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,914
Posted By egnlsn
Yes, splitters halve (or fourth or whatever) the...

Yes, splitters halve (or fourth or whatever) the power (that's why in the commercial satellite world they're called power dividers), but their loss is frequency related in that the higher the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-19-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By egnlsn
The "Do the math" part is absolutely correct -- I...

The "Do the math" part is absolutely correct -- I can't tell you how many times I have said that. But, as olyteddy said, those percentages mean absolutely nothing. That says that if you have a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-26-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,249
Posted By egnlsn
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Calaveras http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1531673/any-way-to-determine-atsc-signal-level-in-dbmv/30#post_24760476)

Yes, I...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-26-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,249
Posted By egnlsn
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Calaveras http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1531673/any-way-to-determine-atsc-signal-level-in-dbmv/30#post_24760413)

This sort...
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