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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-22-2017, 04:31 PM
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Posted By BiggAW
This is pretty cool, but DISH is still in rough...

This is pretty cool, but DISH is still in rough shape. Their model is failing, and on top of that, they completely ignore the NYC DMA and Connecticut.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-14-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7,358
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Posted By BiggAW
I just got a radio for listening to the Sox...

I just got a radio for listening to the Sox games, and the reception goes from good with some AM noise (which I want) to completely unusable by just moving inches in my room. It's bizarre, but yeah,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-13-2017, 12:58 PM
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Posted By BiggAW
I didn't realize WLNY-DT had the same primetime...

I didn't realize WLNY-DT had the same primetime content as WCBS-DT. WCBS-TV is RF 22, and is a direct mirror of WCBS-DT. I'm guessing RF 22 is in use somewhere to the north, so it was a "freebie"...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-13-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 36
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Posted By BiggAW
That's too bad. I mean, it still saves one...

That's too bad. I mean, it still saves one device, but it could easily save two (at least compared to my setup) if it had a 4k Chromecast in it for video. Also, I wonder if the DAC is as good as the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-11-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 36
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Posted By BiggAW
Does the Chromecast do video too or just audio?...

Does the Chromecast do video too or just audio? 4k UHD? If it can do 4k UHD video, that would be great, as it just eliminates two more cords from the spaghetti bowl.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-11-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7,358
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Posted By BiggAW
Same fiasco. Can't so an SFN, as they are...

Same fiasco. Can't so an SFN, as they are different channels with different programming. SFN only works for the same signal. Not sure about your location, but if you're right in the middle, you have...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-08-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 11,613
Posted By BiggAW
Really crappy HD is technically still HD as long...

Really crappy HD is technically still HD as long as it's transmitted at 1280x720p60 or 1920x1080i60. HD specifies a resolution and framerate, not a bitrate or image quality.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-04-2017, 03:45 PM
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Posted By BiggAW
How would the OCM ever be upgraded on the JS8500?...

How would the OCM ever be upgraded on the JS8500? It doesn't really have any of the guts in it like the full sized One Connect did on the JS9500. It does what it does, it's basically just a dumb...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-26-2017, 07:22 PM
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Posted By BiggAW
HUH? Aren't WEDN, WEDY, and WEDW all just mirrors...

HUH? Aren't WEDN, WEDY, and WEDW all just mirrors of WEDH? All WEDW needs to to do is be a legal full-power station to force must-carry on DirecTV. They really lucked out with WEDW, as Fairfield...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-26-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 11,613
Posted By BiggAW
AntennasDirect has the highest power pre-amps out...

AntennasDirect has the highest power pre-amps out there. However, it's also possible to overload and amplify a ton of noise along with the signal, so you could screw around with lower gain pre-amps,...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   04-26-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,612
Posted By BiggAW
I'm still not sold on HDR, and I have an HDR...

I'm still not sold on HDR, and I have an HDR TV.... it looks nice, but not a game changer. Just going to 4k was the game changer for me. I've been wrong before, but I'm not convinced that HDR10+ is...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-26-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4,456
Views: 181,814
Posted By BiggAW
I have occasional chirps, and I send audio...

I have occasional chirps, and I send audio through my TV and then to my AVR via optical, since my AVR is pre-4k. I didn't even quite realize what was going on until I was flipping through this thread...
Forum: High Dynamic Range (HDR) & Wide Color Gamut (WCG)   04-20-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,595
Posted By BiggAW
Womp. That doesn't address why they won't even do...

Womp. That doesn't address why they won't even do it for streaming on the 2015 displays, but I don't really care, as I use external streaming devices. I'm fine with HDR10. This is going to take years...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-20-2017, 05:56 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 11,613
Posted By BiggAW
AntennasDirect, SolidSignal, Amazon, etc. There...

AntennasDirect, SolidSignal, Amazon, etc. There is some really good OTA stuff out there that's optimized for a mostly-UHF post-digital transition world.
Forum: High Dynamic Range (HDR) & Wide Color Gamut (WCG)   04-20-2017, 05:54 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,595
Posted By BiggAW
Great. My 2015 model gets no love I guess.

Great. My 2015 model gets no love I guess.
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-19-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 11,613
Posted By BiggAW
Their HD was a *LOT* better in 2008, as most of...

Their HD was a *LOT* better in 2008, as most of it was 19.3mbps MPEG-2. Of course they had ~30 channels, not ~120, and the internet was 6 or 12mbps, but the HD did look a lot better!
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-18-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7,358
Views: 659,917
Posted By BiggAW
I see your point, but I would argue that they're...

I see your point, but I would argue that they're already a total mess. First we have different systems, then we have two DMAs. You want to watch the game on FOX? At my friend's house in Bethel...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-18-2017, 03:18 PM
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Posted By BiggAW
I find that kind of bizarre. I'd rather not have...

I find that kind of bizarre. I'd rather not have PSIP and get the real RF numbers, but I guess I'm also a geek. My mind still has NBC as channel 4, and Fox as channel 6, since they used to be those...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-18-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 11,613
Posted By BiggAW
The FCC can't do anything about Comcast's...

The FCC can't do anything about Comcast's ridiculous use of compression. Their service is designed to suck in order to cram a ton of channels in a small amount of bandwidth, so there's nothing to fix...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-17-2017, 07:43 PM
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Posted By BiggAW
So the FCC *requires* them to use their original...

So the FCC *requires* them to use their original analog channel number as their PSIP number? This makes no sense at all. At this point, those channel numbers are pretty much arbitrary numbers, as...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-16-2017, 10:03 AM
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Posted By BiggAW
Wow, that is fascinating! Thanks for the...

Wow, that is fascinating! Thanks for the exhaustive history there! What I'm still confused is why there can't be two channels on adjacent frequencies? Cell phones, cable systems, and a lot of other...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-15-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7,358
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Posted By BiggAW
But is that any worse than how it is now? Many...

But is that any worse than how it is now? Many stations that had VHF analog have digital channels in the UHF band, with PSIP numbers that correspond with their old analog channels. Some may end up...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-13-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7,358
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Posted By BiggAW
YAY! No more dual 33's! I thought it...

YAY! No more dual 33's!



I thought it was just going away? It's redundant to WEDH-DT. How did they end up running 4 redundant channels? WEDW ended up being useful for DBS must-carry.
Forum: Video Processors   03-28-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7,258
Views: 1,050,452
Posted By BiggAW
I have gotten some really interesting results...

I have gotten some really interesting results with my DVDO EDGE GREEN. I have been watching the NCAAW championship, which is on the ESPN family of channels, so unlike the men's side, it is broadcast...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-17-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 11,613
Posted By BiggAW
Yeah, they avoid going from the original material...

Yeah, they avoid going from the original material to MPEG-2 to MPEG-4.
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