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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-10-2014, 09:30 AM
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Posted By tylerSC
IR is not an issue on these Samsung plasmas, but...

IR is not an issue on these Samsung plasmas, but be sure and have the Pixel Orbiter turned on. And set to move the pixels at every one minute. And they also have the whitewash screen. The 51F4500 is...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-10-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 8,118
Views: 562,926
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Must be a ratings month. WBTV is giving away a...

Must be a ratings month. WBTV is giving away a house and WCNC is giving away a car.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-10-2014, 03:29 AM
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Posted By tylerSC
It was indeed changed to 16:9, but it still...

It was indeed changed to 16:9, but it still appears zoomed in a bit.
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-09-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 17,582
Posted By tylerSC
These boxes are now on clearance at Walmart for...

These boxes are now on clearance at Walmart for $99 and have been removed from inventory, except for the few remaining boxes on shelves at select stores.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-09-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8,118
Views: 562,926
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When I lived in Northern Virginia back in the...

When I lived in Northern Virginia back in the 90's, you could get both DC and Baltimore stations with an indoor antenna. WRC NBC-4 had great news personalities, including the late sportscaster...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-08-2014, 06:19 PM
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WYFF-4 dealays the 3rd hour of Today in favor of...

WYFF-4 dealays the 3rd hour of Today in favor of Kelly and Michael, and does not show the 4th hour with Kathie Lee and Hoda. You have to watch WCNC to see the 4th hour of Today.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-07-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8,118
Views: 562,926
Posted By tylerSC
The newer 51F4500 plasma is lighter weight and...

The newer 51F4500 plasma is lighter weight and not that heavy as they were before. For $399 it is a great value and has a very nice picture. Plus full menu and calibration controls of the higher...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-07-2014, 10:22 AM
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Posted By tylerSC
They may have changed the aspect ratio on 46.2...

They may have changed the aspect ratio on 46.2 Movies channel. The PSIP now says 16:9.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-07-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 8,118
Views: 562,926
Posted By tylerSC
All this talk about resolution and aspect ratio....

All this talk about resolution and aspect ratio. Let me say this again. For whatever reason, my favorite TV for OTA reception is the basic Samsung F4500 plasma with 720p resolution. The local HD...
Forum: HD Radio   07-04-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,451
Posted By tylerSC
Apparently in recent days they have indeed...

Apparently in recent days they have indeed improved their HD Radio signal for 107.9 the Link, and the analog signals seems better as well. And WBT sounds better on WLNK HD-2 rather than the static...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-04-2014, 04:53 PM
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Views: 562,926
Posted By tylerSC
Well if a program has the black bars on the side,...

Well if a program has the black bars on the side, most of these newer widescreen TVs have a picture size button that allows you to zoom in the picture and remove them. Although it will distort the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-03-2014, 06:22 PM
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Views: 562,926
Posted By tylerSC
And speaking of former WCCB talent, I see where...

And speaking of former WCCB talent, I see where Kirk Hawkins is now a reporter with WABC-7 Eyewitness News in NYC. So a great move up for him to a flagship station in the top media market. He was...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-03-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8,118
Views: 562,926
Posted By tylerSC
They may have told him to tone it down and play...

They may have told him to tone it down and play it serious. But I still miss Mark Mathis. He was an entertaining diversion from the standard fare.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-03-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3,239
Views: 393,342
Posted By tylerSC
Check Lowe's, Home Depot, Fry's, Radio Shack, or...

Check Lowe's, Home Depot, Fry's, Radio Shack, or Dow Electronics possibly.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-03-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10,074
Views: 699,477
Posted By tylerSC
For years, WIS-10 was the main heritage station...

For years, WIS-10 was the main heritage station in Columbia. But now there may be other contenders such as WLTX and WOLO.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-03-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9,179
Views: 697,006
Posted By tylerSC
For what possible purpose? I know DirecTV...

For what possible purpose? I know DirecTV sometimes carries NYC and LA locals nationwide if you have reception difficulties or no local affiliate. Because of the storm?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-03-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10,481
Views: 986,557
Posted By tylerSC
I heard about the WSPA 24/7 Weather Tour, but it...

I heard about the WSPA 24/7 Weather Tour, but it sounded like some big gimmicky publicity stunt.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-03-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8,118
Views: 562,926
Posted By tylerSC
Yes I was aware of that. And some of the...

Yes I was aware of that. And some of the Charlotte market is also served by NWS offices in Raleigh and Blacksburg, Va. Sometimes causing concern for lack of coverage, as Charlotte used to have its...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-02-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9,179
Views: 697,006
Posted By tylerSC
Yes I have seen him on WCNC. Seems like a young...

Yes I have seen him on WCNC. Seems like a young college dude to me. But he seems to be a good reporter, but I haven't really paid that close attention.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-02-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10,481
Views: 986,557
Posted By tylerSC
Movies! on WJZY 46.2

Also the Movies! channel is now airing on WJZY 46.2 for those with an antenna, and can be received in parts of the GSP area.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-02-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8,118
Views: 562,926
Posted By tylerSC
Well I suppose you don't watch Jimmy Swaggart on...

Well I suppose you don't watch Jimmy Swaggart on 55.3. Or Jim and Tammy back in the day. But I am hardly a Bible thumper myself, but I do suppose that Christian TV does fill a need. And I watch TV...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-02-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8,118
Views: 562,926
Posted By tylerSC
Speaking of video quality, all of sudden the...

Speaking of video quality, all of sudden the major stores are hyping overpriced LEDs with Ultra HD 4000K resolution. But I don't see this upconverted picture as having an impact for OTA reception,...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-02-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 410
Posted By tylerSC
I believe that HD Stacker is specially made by...

I believe that HD Stacker is specially made by Winegard. So a good antenna if it meets your criteria. Although in many situations, the 7698 by Winegard would probably be a better choice for HiVHF and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-02-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8,118
Views: 562,926
Posted By tylerSC
It was reported on some industry site that WJZY...

It was reported on some industry site that WJZY uses high end Harris encoders as were installed by Capitol. So they should be able to have good video quality, whatever format they may choose to use.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-01-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8,118
Views: 562,926
Posted By tylerSC
Well they already have the FOX News Channel to...

Well they already have the FOX News Channel to support a national evening newscast on the FOX affiliates. I don't see how one would detract from the other, but rather be mutually supportive.
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