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Forum: Video Processors   01-27-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 29,348
Posted By humbug2
Hate to raise the dead (this thread) but my...

Hate to raise the dead (this thread) but my several year old RadianceXS has developed an issue/problem for the past month. When powered up it appears to be showing the upper 2/3 and left 2/3 of the...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-11-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,192
Posted By humbug2
I had the same problem last Summer that started...

I had the same problem last Summer that started with a lamp that had about 1,500 hrs on it. I installed an old lamp with 1968 hrs on it and all has been well for another 400 hrs.

Being...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-03-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,332
Posted By humbug2
Get thee to a {therapist, exorcist,...

Get thee to a {therapist, exorcist, euthanasia-ist} immediately! :eek:
Forum: Speakers   12-21-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22,937
Views: 2,195,925
Posted By humbug2
1. The subwoofer will go between the two side...

1. The subwoofer will go between the two side tables on the right of the chair (which may be replaced with a black chair). It will be facing the screen which means that sound waves will have a direct...
Forum: Speakers   12-21-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22,937
Views: 2,195,925
Posted By humbug2
1. Room photos below. Plans to put black tile on...

1. Room photos below. Plans to put black tile on center of ceiling and get a dark rug. Since photos were made pull down black shades cover the bookcase.

2. I do not have room for 2 subs or...
Forum: Speakers   12-20-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 22,937
Views: 2,195,925
Posted By humbug2
I am going shopping in January and now seeking...

I am going shopping in January and now seeking opinions about what I an considering for HT 5.0 or 5.1. It will be used mostly for movies and TV but often for heavy classical music. I want good full...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-12-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 29,498
Views: 2,916,473
Posted By humbug2
I have had similar experiences over a half...

I have had similar experiences over a half century with computers and home electronics. And observed this in business settings. Electronic devices do not seem to take well to idleness. Those who...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-29-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 158,283
Posted By humbug2
Has anyone used, seen, or heard of 1" Thick...

Has anyone used, seen, or heard of

1" Thick (20) Black Acoustic Ceiling Tiles - 24" x 24" Fiberglass Sound Board - 80 sq ft - Select Acoustical NRC .75 2 Ft x 2 Ft at
...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   11-14-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,640
Posted By humbug2
Deathtrap (1982). Walked out after a few minutes....

Deathtrap (1982). Walked out after a few minutes. 20 years later it was on tv. Stopped watching after very few minutes. Really hated it.

Jurassic Park. Bored out of my mind, checked my watch, and...
Forum: Home Automation   11-08-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By humbug2
My OP II uses a Leviton (HAI) Cellular...

My OP II uses a Leviton (HAI) Cellular Comunication Center Part #: OA702 / 70A00-2. After installation I experienced problems and was told by the installer "C3 products built in last 2 years do not...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-20-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12,290
Views: 1,208,862
Posted By humbug2
I hate to show my ignorance but why is audio on...

I hate to show my ignorance but why is audio on 14.2 ~ 15 db lower than any other station I use?
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-19-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 28,239
Posted By humbug2
Catching up for the past two weeks on AVSf has...

Catching up for the past two weeks on AVSf has ruined my day. Two weeks ago I was a sure thing for a new pj, probably a 520ES, and now I will get another overpriced bulb and wait another year.:(
...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-06-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 52,380
Posted By humbug2
I too am interested in this. Especially the...

I too am interested in this. Especially the experiences of anyone who has used a Premiere and a Roamio OTA under the same circumstances where MP is a problem. My Premiere is very poor compared to a...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-18-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12,290
Views: 1,208,862
Posted By humbug2
I don't know if this is relevant because I am in...

I don't know if this is relevant because I am in Farmington Hills surrounded by trees. I have a small UHF antenna pointed East and an ancient VHF pointed at C 9. C 7.x is a mess but other major...
Forum: Home Automation   05-18-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 50,567
Posted By humbug2
I have 3 older Duettes powered by transformers...

I have 3 older Duettes powered by transformers and controlled by a wall switch. I have had several problems over the years which have been due to the insubstantial wiring and connections. I have...
Forum: Screens   05-16-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By humbug2
I installed my CP2 in the early Spring of 2006....

I installed my CP2 in the early Spring of 2006. My opinions are the same as yours. I do not see the weave from 1.4 screen widths (108" and 80" respectively).
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-22-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12,290
Views: 1,208,862
Posted By humbug2
And right now one from Metro is quite audible. I...

And right now one from Metro is quite audible. I didn't know this could be a factor. It might explain the times when a show is faultless except for a few brief instances of problems.

Additionally...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-21-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12,290
Views: 1,208,862
Posted By humbug2
I tried a bow tie on the 6 foot cable to the...

I tried a bow tie on the 6 foot cable to the TiVo. There are very large windows on the West and Northwest sides of the room. I aimed it due West then tried rotating it Northward until aimed at the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-20-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12,290
Views: 1,208,862
Posted By humbug2
Yesterday I tried a FM trap which had been...

Yesterday I tried a FM trap which had been suggested. No discernible effect. Removed that and inserted a variable signal attenuator. I varied the attenuator from min to max pausing at several points....
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-16-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 116,913
Posted By humbug2
I am OTA only in a Detroit suburb close to the...

I am OTA only in a Detroit suburb close to the antennas. There are multipath issues.

I have a 2-year old Premier XL and a crippled many year old Sony DHG-HDD500 DVR.

The TiVo is a mess for some...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-16-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12,290
Views: 1,208,862
Posted By humbug2
The Archer Antenna feeds real VHF through the...

The Archer Antenna feeds real VHF through the combiner which filters out UHF. This gets me C 9.1 and C 2.x. The RCA antenna feeds UHF through the combiner which filters out VHF. This gets the rest of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-15-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12,290
Views: 1,208,862
Posted By humbug2
I am in mourning.

I am in mourning.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-15-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12,290
Views: 1,208,862
Posted By humbug2
I am in Farmington Hills near 9 Mile and Inkster...

I am in Farmington Hills near 9 Mile and Inkster and have problems.

I have a 25-year old Archer VU-110, VHF/UHF/FM pointing at C 9.1. It also does C 2.x well.
And a RCA ANT751 UHF antenna...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-29-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 437
Posted By humbug2
I have too often found that what I heard was...

I have too often found that what I heard was different from what I read, or was told, or expected, or correlated with price. Or wanted to happen.

If you don't trust your senses that might reflect...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-15-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 29,498
Views: 2,916,473
Posted By humbug2
I have problems on a few local stations with...

I have problems on a few local stations with multipath. The tuner in my DHG500 delivers flawless PQ. My TiVo Premier XL is a total mess on ABC and too broken up to watch a few other stations. Score...
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