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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-12-2009, 10:39 AM
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Posted By MSmith
I have a Terk HDTV-A with the amp turned on. ...

I have a Terk HDTV-A with the amp turned on.

I was getting all Philly stations (3,6,10,17,29,57) in the 80's and 90's before the switch. Now I'm barely getting 40's for 6 and 12, 17 is in the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-06-2005, 12:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,319
Posted By MSmith
I feel the same. I just bought an HR10-250 two...

I feel the same. I just bought an HR10-250 two months ago, and now it looks to be already obsolete. It may be time to end my 8-year relationship with DirecTV. If their "conversion" requires me to...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-06-2005, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4,352
Views: 387,240
Posted By MSmith
Given today's announcements about the HR10-250...

Given today's announcements about the HR10-250 (apparently) NOT being able to access DirecTV's new "local HD and other services", I would seriously consider HOLDING OFF buying one now.

I think I...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   04-15-2004, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By MSmith
I'm a DirecTV customer in Central NJ (near...

I'm a DirecTV customer in Central NJ (near Trenton). I'm looking for an installer to do some re-wiring to support Tivo.

My current setup has a Triple LNB (Terk with the integrated switch) dish...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-10-2004, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By MSmith
The exception to this rule is WHYY 12.1. They...

The exception to this rule is WHYY 12.1. They broadcast different stuff on their HDTV signal vs. their OTA SD signal when the scheduled programming is SD.

You should do fine with a Silver Sensor...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-05-2004, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10,684
Views: 1,267,548
Posted By MSmith
Did UPN 57 move their transmitter or something?...

Did UPN 57 move their transmitter or something? Last night, I was getting a greatly reduced signal strength during Enterprise, and I had to re-point my Silver Sensor just to get a watchable signal.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-23-2004, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10,684
Views: 1,267,548
Posted By MSmith
Quote: This was the post I was referencing...

Quote:

This was the post I was referencing when I commented that UPN was cancelling it's HD shows. Now as I read through it I see that Jake 2.0 is done, but ST:E is on the verge of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-23-2004, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10,684
Views: 1,267,548
Posted By MSmith
Also, WPVI 6.1 screwed up yet again. For...

Also, WPVI 6.1 screwed up yet again.

For Threat Matrix, the sound was missing the center channel - no dialogue, no misc sounds (like a chair scraping), just the soundtrack.

Are these folks...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-23-2004, 05:39 AM
Replies: 10,684
Views: 1,267,548
Posted By MSmith
Enterprise is running new episodes right now...

Enterprise is running new episodes right now Wednesdays at 8pm on UPN 57 - in glorious HD.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-21-2004, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10,684
Views: 1,267,548
Posted By MSmith
True, but each one was different (except perhaps...

True, but each one was different (except perhaps 17.1 and 75.1)
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-21-2004, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10,684
Views: 1,267,548
Posted By MSmith
What is WPHL 17 up to? Last night, they had...

What is WPHL 17 up to?

Last night, they had 4 subchannels: 17.1, 17.2, 75.1 and 75.2 -

17.1 - regular HD signal
17.2 - HD signal showing the language as Spanish - sound was actually the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-12-2004, 06:11 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,301
Posted By MSmith
I was ready to backorder, pre-order, or whatever...

I was ready to backorder, pre-order, or whatever for one at $699. At $1000, I'll be waiting for the price to come down.

Todd - you question why anybody believed it would be less than $1000. I see...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-09-2004, 01:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,290
Posted By MSmith
As I said elsewhere, I think it's a bit too...

As I said elsewhere, I think it's a bit too high. At an MSRP of $800 (and probably a street price below that), I was seriously considering this box. The extra $200 makes it less likely for me.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-09-2004, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 135,754
Posted By MSmith
Apparently, the MSRP on this will be $999. ...

Apparently, the MSRP on this will be $999.

That's a little steep for me. It may keep me from buying it at all since I'm going to have to do some re-wiring to get a second line from the dish to...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-05-2004, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 135,754
Posted By MSmith
Does standby mode keep the output modules...

Does standby mode keep the output modules energized? On my Sony HD200 DirecTV/HD receiver, it gets significantly cooler in standby mode.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-05-2004, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10,684
Views: 1,267,548
Posted By MSmith
Last night, WPVI 6.1 ABC had trouble again with...

Last night, WPVI 6.1 ABC had trouble again with HDTV. The first 45 minutes of the Sugar Bowl was in SD, before they flipped the switch. It was in 5.1 Dolby for a few minutes, but switched back to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-02-2004, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By MSmith
Lots of HD material on 3, 6, 10, 12, and 17. UPN...

Lots of HD material on 3, 6, 10, 12, and 17. UPN is starting to have some on 57 (Star Trek and Jake 2.0). FOX 29 is broadcasting "FOX Widescreen" for some programs.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-22-2003, 05:33 AM
Replies: 10,684
Views: 1,267,548
Posted By MSmith
WPVI was at it again last night during 10-8. The...

WPVI was at it again last night during 10-8. The picture kept pixellating, and it looked like frames were being skipped - making the video picture very jerky.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-05-2003, 05:33 AM
Replies: 10,684
Views: 1,267,548
Posted By MSmith
I had written a note to WPVI about their audio...

I had written a note to WPVI about their audio troubles a few weeks back. I wrote a civil note, and got a civil response.

You can catch more flies with honey, folks .....
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-17-2003, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By MSmith
They've always done that if you put a zip code...

They've always done that if you put a zip code in during setup. They must have just put yoru local stations in.

I had a few updates this week as well. Previously, D* had most of the local OTA...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-12-2003, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10,684
Views: 1,267,548
Posted By MSmith
There's a link on www.wpvi.com...

There's a link on www.wpvi.com (http://www.wpvi.com) for compliments and/or complaints. I don't want to get in the middle of discussions between others. I withheld the phone and e-mail address, as...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-12-2003, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10,684
Views: 1,267,548
Posted By MSmith
I sent a note to WPVI 6 through their website's...

I sent a note to WPVI 6 through their website's complaint link, and I got this back:
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Yes, we have had 5.1 audio encoding problems over the past several...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-10-2003, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10,684
Views: 1,267,548
Posted By MSmith
WPVI - Sunday night. During 10-8, it was a...

WPVI - Sunday night.

During 10-8, it was a mess.

First, they started with 5.1 sound but no picture.

Then, they changed to HD picture but no sound.

Later, they got it right. Then the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-06-2003, 05:39 AM
Replies: 10,684
Views: 1,267,548
Posted By MSmith
WPSG 57.1 - Last night during ST: Enterprise and...

WPSG 57.1 - Last night during ST: Enterprise and Jake 2.0 we had occasional extremely short audio dropouts. However, it could easily have been the weather - there was lightning about.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-05-2003, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10,684
Views: 1,267,548
Posted By MSmith
WPHL 17.1 - had audio sync issues during Gilmore...

WPHL 17.1 - had audio sync issues during Gilmore Girls last night. Looked like they switched the video to the HD feed but didn't switch the audio.
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