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Forum: HDTV Programming   08-30-2014, 06:41 AM
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Posted By zaphod7501
The key word here is "dissecting". I think Syfy...

The key word here is "dissecting". I think Syfy (and any other Network) gets a little paranoid when there is any critical examination of the industry. (Max Headroom, Ellison on "SciFi Buzz", etc)...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   08-21-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 884
Posted By zaphod7501
Low end. With just basic, you can get by with...

Low end.
With just basic, you can get by with one cable box. Get a standard one, not a tuning adapter, with A/V (line) output. No long term way around it, Cable - you need a box.

Connect your...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-18-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2,169
Views: 247,493
Posted By zaphod7501
Well, this morning, I'm getting the QC stations...

Well, this morning, I'm getting the QC stations but not Springfield. Ch 20 is detected on a scan but gets no image. Tonight, that could change, or even reverse.

If you click on the "Gain/Loss Map"...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-11-2014, 10:20 AM
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Views: 247,493
Posted By zaphod7501
While the broadcast is 16:9 HD, not all of the ...

While the broadcast is 16:9 HD, not all of the programming is, especially on reruns.

When you say "letterboxed" that indicates bars on the top and bottom, (but not the sides) which is the way a...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-11-2014, 06:36 AM
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Posted By zaphod7501
The CW has been HD for quite a while. 720p just...

The CW has been HD for quite a while. 720p just like ABC/WHOI. There is technology to broadcast two HD channels on a single broadcast channel. So, the CW is in HD when using an antenna with a digital...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-06-2014, 02:33 PM
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Posted By zaphod7501
I hit "mute". Can't stand any of them. Wish...

I hit "mute". Can't stand any of them. Wish they'd offer the stadium announcer as a second audio program so I could get some benefit from the SAP button on the remote.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-29-2014, 05:43 PM
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Posted By zaphod7501
That wouldn't be fair, do it the other way...

That wouldn't be fair, do it the other way around. Just give the guns to the trollops far away from me.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-24-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By zaphod7501
You probably should double check the wiring and...

You probably should double check the wiring and connections from the splitter to the card. Cables can develop problems. It's also possible that the TV has a better tuner than the 1600 and signal...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-23-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By zaphod7501
I have a 1600 but don't use the same software -...

I have a 1600 but don't use the same software - and my analog tuner section has died. (not a big deal, it's connected to a cable box and outside antenna anyway)

From a basic troubleshooting...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-14-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 341
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Posted By zaphod7501
He was just too subtle about it. I'd have praised...

He was just too subtle about it. I'd have praised the second showing as being "much improved" over the pilot, or some such nonsense. With lots of emoticons and punctuation marks for emphasis.
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-14-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,544
Posted By zaphod7501
Sour grapes, perhaps? Or, someone like...

Sour grapes, perhaps?
Or, someone like ABC/Disney won't be able to demand that Aereo carry all their programming just to get the OTA stations? That's the leverage the conglomerates use on "Real"...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-14-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 22,602
Posted By zaphod7501
In "The Old Days" people would put staples at 90...

In "The Old Days" people would put staples at 90 degrees across 300 ohm lead wire (instead of 180/parallel) effectively shorting out the RF field. (or taping it to water pipe in the basement, etc)...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-10-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5,167
Views: 650,878
Posted By zaphod7501
I'm sure this has been mentioned before, and it...

I'm sure this has been mentioned before, and it may or my not be a solution/workround for others, but adding local storage to the SMP (an 8GB USB stick in my case) solved(?) all the problems of...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-09-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 22,602
Posted By zaphod7501
I'm sure one of those antennas would work just...

I'm sure one of those antennas would work just fine. All you would need is a good mounting bracket - like a CM4221 or CM4228.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-04-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 341
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Views: 11,681
Posted By zaphod7501
Exactly my feelings. I was, however, skeptical...

Exactly my feelings. I was, however, skeptical from the start when they didn't want to release any details - "to pique interest" (?) - by slowly letting hints "slip" out about it.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-02-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1,613
Views: 430,151
Posted By zaphod7501
When they try to legislate technology, it rarely...

When they try to legislate technology, it rarely works out well for the consumer. In this case, one law says no analog on BD players but another says to retain it on Cable boxes. Go figure.

The...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-30-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,613
Views: 430,151
Posted By zaphod7501
I suspect many people have done what I have done....

I suspect many people have done what I have done. I very carefully Never select Internet@TV for fear that it will break basic operations trying to update things that have not been ported to this...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-26-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,220
Posted By zaphod7501
Showtime used to have "Sci-Friday". (Stargate...

Showtime used to have "Sci-Friday". (Stargate SG-1, Jeremiah, and Odyssey 5) and then dumped the entire batch. I think they were contractually obligated to finish out Jeremiah or they would have...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-26-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,220
Posted By zaphod7501
For me, I would also add "Dark Human Drama" to...

For me, I would also add "Dark Human Drama" to your "POST-APOCALYPTIC SHOW AND MOVIES!" rant. And maybe a sidebar to "Serialized Drama".

Of course. I'd watch Bruce Campbell in any of them. I need...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-25-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 22,602
Posted By zaphod7501
If AEREO lost because they have been declared a...

If AEREO lost because they have been declared a "Cable Company", (due to the dubious claim of "individual antennas") then do they also have to go through State and Local franchising laws?...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-20-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5,167
Views: 650,878
Posted By zaphod7501
While I have one of those RCAs, I have bunch...

While I have one of those RCAs, I have bunch (6+) of the old URC6131 OneForAll remotes that I use. (with extender)

Some other alternatives for pg_rider are the apps for smartphones (if you have a...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-20-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5,167
Views: 650,878
Posted By zaphod7501
The supplied remote controller has two problems....

The supplied remote controller has two problems. Low power and the internal LEDs are not aimed straight ahead, but at about 30 degrees off center. It will actually work better if you aim it to the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-17-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5,167
Views: 650,878
Posted By zaphod7501
I'm guessing a memory leak from something in the...

I'm guessing a memory leak from something in the software, an app, or firmware. When navigation slows to a crawl, I'm ready for a power cycle.
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-16-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1,402
Views: 47,021
Posted By zaphod7501
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by gwsat http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-14-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 1,402
Views: 47,021
Posted By zaphod7501
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by slowbiscuit http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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