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Forum: Home Automation   10-25-2014, 05:13 AM
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Posted By mikepier
Can I use wifi thermostat in a provider's hotspot?(TWC, Cable WiFi, etc)

Greetings. I'm hoping to get my Honeywell RTH 6580 wifi T-stat hooked up in my 6 family apt building. Right now it only has a 1 zone T-stat in the common hallway with steam heat. I live a good hour...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-15-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By mikepier
As one poster said, if you can find one of those...

As one poster said, if you can find one of those plumbing vent sealing flashes for the size of the mast ( approx. 1 1/4 "-1 1/2"), then I think its a great idea to install the mast to structure...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   10-14-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,058
Posted By mikepier
Was Duel always available in 1:85 format? . I've...

Was Duel always available in 1:85 format? . I've only seen it in full screen format, rented it from a library. I always thought since it was a "made for TV movie", it was the only format available.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-12-2014, 07:34 AM
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Posted By mikepier
Getting 3.10 out here in Wantagh, LI, 25 miles...

Getting 3.10 out here in Wantagh, LI, 25 miles away with my Radio Shack VU-75 on my roof,(minus 1 large VHF element from a storm).


Getting it with 75% signal strength, no issues.
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-05-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By mikepier
Not sure if this matters, but I looked up the...

Not sure if this matters, but I looked up the manual for your Samsung online, and in the menu settings, you pick the country your in before doing a scan of channels. It could be your settings are...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-26-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By mikepier
It would give it more lateral strength and make...

It would give it more lateral strength and make it less likely to get knocked over in a wind storm.
I guess its similiar to putting a post in the ground. The further down you go, the stronger it...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-26-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By mikepier
I'm not sure if you can buy a lighter pipe than...

I'm not sure if you can buy a lighter pipe than what Radio Shack has, other than maybe a 1 1/4" chain link fence post that HD or Lowes has, but it can't be that much difference in weight. But...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-25-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By mikepier
You sure you need 1 1/2" pipe? That's pretty big...

You sure you need 1 1/2" pipe? That's pretty big diameter. Is that what's on the dish mount now?


Most antennas are designed to fit I think 1 1/4" pipe, but most antennas also have u-mounts ...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-25-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,584
Posted By mikepier
Thank god I have RedZone. Other than the PHI/SF...

Thank god I have RedZone. Other than the PHI/SF game for week 4, some pretty lame games in NYC.


DET/NYJ early ( had enough of Geno Smith) , and JAX/SD late.
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-25-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By mikepier
I would not try using the existing L pipe as a...

I would not try using the existing L pipe as a sleeve, with another 5 ft pipe inside it. It would be way to much strain on that mount, and likely to break off during a good wind storm.


Instead,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-13-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 5,035
Views: 499,143
Posted By mikepier
Made a video of my Radio Shack VU-210 XR over the...

Made a video of my Radio Shack VU-210 XR over the summer.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFCjeyMA4aY
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-12-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By mikepier
Other than losing storage space, I don't see any...

Other than losing storage space, I don't see any issues leaving it on the floor.

What most people do is hang a pole/mast from the rafter's, and mount the antenna so it hangs from the pole. At...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-07-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,584
Posted By mikepier
Watching NFLNet Red Zone on Cablevision, Long...

Watching NFLNet Red Zone on Cablevision, Long Island NY. Just signed up for it this morning, and so far it's amazing. They keep every minute exciting switching from one game to another.

Just a...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-06-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,584
Posted By mikepier
I see these games now can be flexed to another...

I see these games now can be flexed to another network. BUF/CHI is on FOX this week. Normally would be on CBS.
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-01-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By mikepier
I find ARC more problematic, and while it works...

I find ARC more problematic, and while it works well on some devices, it does not on others. So I just simply use a dedicated optical cable from the TV to the amp. It is the net same result.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-01-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 5,035
Views: 499,143
Posted By mikepier
If I turn my antenna NW, I can actually get...

If I turn my antenna NW, I can actually get WKTV/NBC Utica (RF29) about 53 miles away with no issues. But since I get WNYT/NBC Albany fine, no real reason for me to watch WKTV unless I'm interested...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-31-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,875
Posted By mikepier
I actually have a nephew that attends Syracuse. I...

I actually have a nephew that attends Syracuse. I wonder if I can get ST if I ask him to call Direct TV.
Anyone know what kind of proof they ask for?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-30-2014, 05:08 AM
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Views: 499,143
Posted By mikepier
Ditto here. Can get every channel except WNYA....

Ditto here. Can get every channel except WNYA. I'm about 19 miles/ 2 edge reception from the towers.


I have the Radio Shack VU-210 XR on my roof with rotor. Tried everything, but can't get a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-24-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Posted By mikepier
I had issue with my Vizio and Onkyo amp to the...

I had issue with my Vizio and Onkyo amp to the point I don't use ARC.


Is there a way you can run additional optical or coaxial connection between your amp and tv?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-19-2014, 04:37 AM
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Views: 499,143
Posted By mikepier
Looked back in this forum, found some interesting...

Looked back in this forum, found some interesting articles and pics of the Helderberg tower farm.


http://www.fybush.com/sites/2007/site-070622.html


http://www.necrat.us/albdtv.html ( This...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-18-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5,035
Views: 499,143
Posted By mikepier
The Hauppauge tuner stick is just a USB digital...

The Hauppauge tuner stick is just a USB digital OTA tuner I plug into the laptop. I still need to connect an antenna to it though.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-18-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5,035
Views: 499,143
Posted By mikepier
As I headed south on Pinnacle, my GPS told me to...

As I headed south on Pinnacle, my GPS told me to turn right on Tower 2 Lane, but it was an open gravel yard. Thinking it was wrong, I went to the next right, but it looked like someones private...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-17-2014, 06:45 AM
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Views: 499,143
Posted By mikepier
I was at the Altamont Fair this past week with my...

I was at the Altamont Fair this past week with my family, and when on the Ferris Wheel, I saw the TV towers on top of the nearby Helderberg Mtns. I thought it would be interesting to take a ride...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-09-2014, 06:06 AM
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Views: 499,143
Posted By mikepier
Anyone else notice lip-sync issues with ...

Anyone else notice lip-sync issues with watching WTEN OTA? It is very subtle, but you can definitely notice it.


I don't have any lip sync issues on any other channel.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-09-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By mikepier
Hi neighbor, just an FYI, there is a separate...

Hi neighbor, just an FYI, there is a separate "Long Island , NY OTA" thread as well as a "New York, NY OTA" thread.
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