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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-29-2016, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 179
Posted By mirak
Appears to be the cabling. I brought the old...

Appears to be the cabling. I brought the old aerial out of attic and connected it with a 4' coax right next to TV. I now get over 40 channels.

So it's possible the antenna gets way worse...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-29-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 179
Posted By mirak
I turned the antenna around and I'm still getting...

I turned the antenna around and I'm still getting the same 5 channels. No difference at all.

I'm going to try hooking up a new set top antenna to see if that helps.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-29-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 179
Posted By mirak
Thanks everyone. First thing I'll try is turning...

Thanks everyone. First thing I'll try is turning the antenna around. Basically every tower in range is W/NW of my house. However, I think I set the antenna up pointing E. So the "front" of the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-29-2016, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 179
Posted By mirak
My first foray into cord cutting - OTA

I opened up a previously unaccessed part of my attic the other day and was surprised to find a 6-foot aerial antenna leaning on its side, attached to a cable. My home was already partially wired for...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   02-28-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By mirak
How to get OTA HDTV on Sony 34xbr800?

Hi, I have an old Sony KV-34XBR800 in our bedroom. I plan to cut the cord soon, and I'd at least like to get the OTA stations.

I recently discovered a big aerial antenna in our attic and I tried...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-27-2016, 08:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 33
Posted By mirak
Need a TV/BD combo for kids

We're adding a play room for the kids and I'm looking for a very simple all-in-one solution for TV, Blu Ray, and Netflix. Maybe in a 32" size. I'm not interested in using a PC - this needs to be a...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-03-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 225
Posted By mirak
BTW - it's pretty funny how many people remember...

BTW - it's pretty funny how many people remember this scene but have completely forgotten the movie. I guess that indicates what a crappy movie it was. It was so bad that the director used the...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-03-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 225
Posted By mirak
YES! That's gotta be it. Thank you so much, that...

YES! That's gotta be it. Thank you so much, that was really bugging me. Now I'm going to have find an english copy. Looks like it was, indeed, a crap movie based on reviews but I'm obligated to watch...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-03-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 225
Posted By mirak
It's not Duel or Maximum Overdrive. I need to...

It's not Duel or Maximum Overdrive. I need to check the clip posted above.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-02-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 225
Posted By mirak
Ok, so I'm not crazy, but I'm still no closer to...

Ok, so I'm not crazy, but I'm still no closer to solving the mystery. My google searching reveals that at least a couple of other people have the same memory. But they didn't come up with an answer....
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-02-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 225
Posted By mirak
Help identifying old movie

Watched Mad Max: Fury Road the other night. Really liked it. It got me thinking about a scene in an old movie, which I assumed was one of the first three Maxes. So I watched the first three Maxes,...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-13-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 16,028
Posted By mirak
LOL. I actually just bounced over to ebay to...

LOL. I actually just bounced over to ebay to check this out. Looks like a real thing, quite similar to all the re-sellers of the Lowes and Home Depot coupons. I guess people are getting 12mo...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-13-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 16,028
Posted By mirak
Ah, but you're assuming that "the wires" will...

Ah, but you're assuming that "the wires" will continue to be the only means of obtaining fast internet. Think again. The old regional cable monopolies are practically dinosaurs. We're going to have...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-07-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 16,028
Posted By mirak
Wow. That's an interesting option. So I could get...

Wow. That's an interesting option. So I could get an xbox one plus a decent externall hdd for about $350, no subscription, and I'd get (1) a game system, (2) media center, (3) OTA DVR with channel...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-02-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 16,028
Posted By mirak
Yeah Sling doesn't seem worth $20/mo unless you...

Yeah Sling doesn't seem worth $20/mo unless you absolutely need ESPN/2 to watch a game that you can't record or even time shift.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-31-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 16,028
Posted By mirak
Ugg really? Sounds like Tablo really is geared to...

Ugg really? Sounds like Tablo really is geared to the younger crowd that wants to watch everything on their ipad. No thanks.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-31-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 16,028
Posted By mirak
Or you could just strip your DirecTV down to the...

Or you could just strip your DirecTV down to the minimum "family package", cut all your other non-essentials like protection plan, genie minis, etc., and just ride out the remainder of the contract....
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-31-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 16,028
Posted By mirak
Tablo is a neat idea in theory, and it is...

Tablo is a neat idea in theory, and it is probably the future of cord cutting, but I see at leas two drawbacks:

1. It doesn't allow a direct HDMI connection to TV. So the OTA is first compressed...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-29-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 16,028
Posted By mirak
So I looked it up and you can suspend your...

So I looked it up and you can suspend your DirecTV service for free, but not more than once every 6 months. That's still not bad if you plan it right.

It comes down to sports. Streaming services...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-29-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 16,028
Posted By mirak
I just cut the cord half-way! I'm starting my...

I just cut the cord half-way! I'm starting my second year of my DirecTV contract, and my bill more than doubled after all the discounts dropped off. My U-Verse Internet also jumped about 50% too,...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-27-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 16,028
Posted By mirak
The good news for sports is that SlingTV includes...

The good news for sports is that SlingTV includes ESPN and ESPN2 for $20/mo, which you can activate and deactivate whenever you want for certain games/seasons. Sling also has an additional package of...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-26-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 560
Posted By mirak
Yes, the TiVo Roamio OTA seems to be the simplest...

Yes, the TiVo Roamio OTA seems to be the simplest all in one solution if I need the DVR for the OTA content.

It's a shame that my *Amazing
* Samsung pn64f8500 apparently has the ability to...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-25-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13,660
Views: 706,862
Posted By mirak
I have a pn64f8500 bought in the US. I'm trying...

I have a pn64f8500 bought in the US. I'm trying to cut the cord and to do it as simply and I expensively as possible. I'd like to just use the slick Smart Hub interface for my OTA and streaming...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-25-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 560
Posted By mirak
It really isn't all that. It is a $20/mo...

It really isn't all that. It is a $20/mo subscription...plus another $15 (I think) for an 'add-on' package, you mentioned sports, BAM! $35/mo right there. Then 8.99/mo Netflix, 7.99/mo Hulu plus, and...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-25-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 560
Posted By mirak
do you believe this unicorn of a media player...

do you believe this unicorn of a media player that will also give you foot rubs that you require will cost less than $400?

its a weekly occurrence of someone coming here looking for the holy...
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