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Forum: HDTV Programming   05-18-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2,443
Views: 96,044
Posted By zaphod7501
Bradley James (Arthur from Merlin) should be...

Bradley James (Arthur from Merlin) should be available.He just got "released" from iZombie
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-17-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By zaphod7501
First, the original post is a bit old. Second,...

First, the original post is a bit old. Second, DirecTV, TW, Uverse, etc are delivery methods and are just links in the chain. Possibly the least important part since they are just ways of getting...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   05-11-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 67
Posted By zaphod7501
I suppose that if you're looking at more than...

I suppose that if you're looking at more than 10-15 feet then a glass fiber cable might be better than a plastic fiber type. I've had issues with certain devices with cheap cables at that length.
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-11-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 39,861
Posted By zaphod7501
No way. Episode13 will probably air in week 3....

No way. Episode13 will probably air in week 3. Consider yourself lucky if the pilot airs first.
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-08-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3,041
Views: 329,680
Posted By zaphod7501
I had to make this exact same decision myself...

I had to make this exact same decision myself this year for the same reasons. Ultimately, the answer was "no" to Flash
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   05-04-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 124,693
Posted By zaphod7501
If you check the specs on the caps, (usually at...

If you check the specs on the caps, (usually at an industrial parts source) you'll see 2000 hours on duty life and shelf life. However, if you look close that is at rated temperature also. So, life...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   05-03-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 124,693
Posted By zaphod7501
You have to remove the suspected caps. They don't...

You have to remove the suspected caps. They don't just fail open but may have leakage. Sometimes actual real leakage of electrolyte onto the circuit board too.
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-03-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 20,658
Posted By zaphod7501
You could have the TV connected to the wrong...

You could have the TV connected to the wrong output, or the USDTV output could be set to a format that your TV cannot view. And without seeing the menu screens it can be tricky to set the output...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   03-28-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2,517
Views: 649,938
Posted By zaphod7501
The cap in the bottom left corner is definitely...

The cap in the bottom left corner is definitely bad. You should change all of them of the same value and brand to be safe. Changing bad caps gives you about a 30-40% chance of fixing the problem, in...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-28-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 3,601
Posted By zaphod7501
Brain removal: Use the Egyptian method and have a...

Brain removal: Use the Egyptian method and have a brain smoothie.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-27-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By zaphod7501
I use something like this...

I use something like this http://www.amazon.com/Terk-Leapfrog-Control-Extender-LFIRX/dp/B000069EV0/ref=lp_11039361_1_14?s=audio-video-accessories&ie=UTF8&qid=1427494550&sr=1-14 to control my receiver...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-26-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2,443
Views: 96,044
Posted By zaphod7501
Easy choice. Nick=Grimm=One dead evil...

Easy choice.
Nick=Grimm=One dead evil hexenbeast.
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-23-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2,443
Views: 96,044
Posted By zaphod7501
I always thought you needed lips to kiss. Not...

I always thought you needed lips to kiss. Not seeing them in beast mode.
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-20-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2,443
Views: 96,044
Posted By zaphod7501
Stealth programming again? If it wasn't for HOTP...

Stealth programming again? If it wasn't for HOTP (and the AVS forum) I'd have missed recording the episode.

Of course, since Grimm is the only NBC show I am currently watching. I'd have missed...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   03-11-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2,517
Views: 649,938
Posted By zaphod7501
RE: Electrolytics Just an FYI The type that...

RE: Electrolytics Just an FYI
The type that fail use an organic electrolyte. Making them biodegradable.

They smell bad when they leak. Hence the moniker "Fish-caps". (dead fish odor) The...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-06-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 693
Views: 115,956
Posted By zaphod7501
Well, I needed a replacement now and not later....

Well, I needed a replacement now and not later. It fit my needs and is more than bright enough. I couldn't hold my breath any longer and wait on an unknown release date, pricing, and availability.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-06-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 693
Views: 115,956
Posted By zaphod7501
After watching the price jump up and down on an...

After watching the price jump up and down on an almost hourly basis, I picked up one from Amazon. Not quite under $1k, but close.

I was a little worried that it would not focus over 120" or that...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-06-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2,229
Views: 254,923
Posted By zaphod7501
I get my news from "The Daily Show" and weather...

I get my news from "The Daily Show" and weather from Intellicast. I still get that paper thing on my doorstep every day. I've just accepted the fact that Peoria is not a major market. Fortunately my...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-25-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5,777
Views: 719,540
Posted By zaphod7501
Do you mean reboot (holding the power button for...

Do you mean reboot (holding the power button for 5 seconds) or power cycle? ( pulling the power plug for 10 seconds) I find that power cycling clears up slow navigation and stalling/loading issues...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   02-25-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 44,550
Posted By zaphod7501
Probably a year, then the price will probably go...

Probably a year, then the price will probably go to $2 each and then jump a $1 every year or so.
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-25-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 11,138
Posted By zaphod7501
I enjoyed it and now that we know who the...

I enjoyed it and now that we know who the characters are and what the setting is, they can use the short seasons to tell stories. (without using 13 or more episodes to convey a 6 show arc)
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-20-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 25,230
Posted By zaphod7501
And when they pass gas, it's called mee-thane.

And when they pass gas, it's called mee-thane.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-20-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2,229
Views: 254,923
Posted By zaphod7501
RE: WMBD You are talking about a station that...

RE: WMBD You are talking about a station that had a "buzz" in their audio due to a bad microwave link for almost their entire analog broadcast history, even after they went stereo. They knew it but...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-14-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5,777
Views: 719,540
Posted By zaphod7501
DLNA server? Runs on PC. Can usually be set to...

DLNA server? Runs on PC. Can usually be set to transcode files only when needed with your playback device.
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-02-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 100,745
Views: 8,983,717
Posted By zaphod7501
Really? In my lifespan, I've never considered...

Really? In my lifespan, I've never considered Sunday as day 1 in the week. Maybe it was all that Catholic School upbringing, with that "on the seventh day..." and all.

And honestly, today was the...
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