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Forum: Latest Industry News   09-16-2014, 04:12 PM
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Views: 46,712
Posted By scowl
The prices for even 65" top of the line 4K sets...

The prices for even 65" top of the line 4K sets are less than what I paid for my 37" 720p set ten years ago.

Augh, why did I even look? Damn this AVS Forum! :eek:
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-15-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8,715
Views: 864,448
Posted By scowl
KOIN is still hanging on at 75 here, no change....

KOIN is still hanging on at 75 here, no change. At the beginning of every NFL season I'm reminded of what a pixelated mess KOIN is even at full bit rate. I wonder if they're still using their 15 year...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-12-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8,715
Views: 864,448
Posted By scowl
That's close to what I see. KOIN signal strength...

That's close to what I see. KOIN signal strength is nearly as strong as other UHF stations as it should be since it's the same power and location as the other stations. The error recovery rate is...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-11-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8,715
Views: 864,448
Posted By scowl
I knocked my antenna around while painting my...

I knocked my antenna around while painting my house last weekend. I readjusted it yesterday and got everything in upper 80's and lower 90's. Except KOIN. No matter where I pointed it, it never got...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-11-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 11,734
Posted By scowl
I don't know for certain that receivers after the...

I don't know for certain that receivers after the SR-606 had the same design problem. After my experience I purposely ignored anything about their latest models, especially since my Yamaha was doing...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-11-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 11,734
Posted By scowl
It would have been smarter for me to have sent it...

It would have been smarter for me to have sent it in for free (minus shipping) repair just to have a backup receiver for the Yamaha around. I was too angry after I took a look inside the 606 and saw...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-08-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 11,734
Posted By scowl
A cheap Yamaha RX-V665. It sounds identical to...

A cheap Yamaha RX-V665. It sounds identical to the Onkyo but most importantly it has been absolutely perfectly 100% reliable.
Forum: HD DVD Software   09-08-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 57,166
Posted By scowl
I just went through all of mine (Animal House,...

I just went through all of mine (Animal House, Breakfast Club, Dazed and Confused and a few others) and found no problems. I didn't check the DVD sides of course.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-08-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 11,734
Posted By scowl
In the SR606. Onkyo placed the HDMI board...

In the SR606. Onkyo placed the HDMI board directly over a heat sink located on the main board. Considering how hot the receiver ran, it should have been no surprise that the HDMI boards started to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-01-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9,470
Views: 1,103,471
Posted By scowl
My Yamaha receiver (the one I bought after my...

My Yamaha receiver (the one I bought after my SR606 burn itself up) is upgradeable and it doesn't have a USB or network port.

It's really clever. You burn a CD from their website and play it...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-11-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8,715
Views: 864,448
Posted By scowl
The software I use uses the PMT to immediately...

The software I use uses the PMT to immediately associate the new PID with the channel. The PMT exists because stations can change the PID whenever they want.
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-30-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,046
Posted By scowl
We can't do that with ATSC because some receivers...

We can't do that with ATSC because some receivers refuse to display any resolution that isn't in the ATSC specification. Our PBS station tried reducing the resolution of their SD subchannels this way...
Forum: HD DVD Software   07-27-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 57,166
Posted By scowl
It sounds like the same problem everyone is...

It sounds like the same problem everyone is having. You may find that other discs in the Blade Runner set work.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-13-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4,858
Views: 505,154
Posted By scowl
I thought Comcast encrypted the local channels...

I thought Comcast encrypted the local channels some time ago.
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-10-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By scowl
The spectrum auction definitely made it difficult...

The spectrum auction definitely made it difficult for stations to move to new transmission standards like they did with HDTV. Most areas still have some UHF frequencies open but not everywhere.
Forum: HD DVD Software   07-03-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 57,166
Posted By scowl
I had a little bad luck. A few months ago I...

I had a little bad luck. A few months ago I bought the Robin Hood HD-DVD (still in the wrapper) and it wouldn't play at all. I got my eight bucks back though.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   06-12-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4,013
Views: 288,045
Posted By scowl
Hold on.. I just want to say that I supported...

Hold on.. I just want to say that I supported Blockbuster as an alternative to Netflix who have made some weird decisions over the years.

Like why does Netflix have every season of the Fugitive...
Forum: Camcorders   06-12-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,000
Posted By scowl
I said "shutter speeds". Plural. There is a...

I said "shutter speeds". Plural.

There is a range of shutter speeds which will acceptably reproduce motion. For 60 fps 1/60th will work but some feel that's too blurry so they prefer...
Forum: Camcorders   06-11-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,000
Posted By scowl
No, they haven't for progressive. The ATSC...

No, they haven't for progressive. The ATSC standard is locked.




What has changed is deinterlacing. Displays aren't stupid CRTs any more. A typical progressive display will deinterlace using...
Forum: HD Radio   06-02-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 24,045
Posted By scowl
I don't have any more digital ins so my F1HD is...

I don't have any more digital ins so my F1HD is giving me a use for those old analog RCA connections.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   06-02-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,777
Posted By scowl
Television shows in the analog area were low...

Television shows in the analog area were low contrast prints transferred to video tape. Even on DVD many of these old programs look excellent after being remastered for modern technology.
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-27-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 39,600
Posted By scowl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by VisionOn http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1438426/the-americans-on-fx-hd/1020#post_24766631)

Pretending to watch something in...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-27-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 39,600
Posted By scowl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by archiguy http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1438426/the-americans-on-fx-hd/1020#post_24764803)

As SirJohn mentioned, the fault...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-27-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 39,600
Posted By scowl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by NetworkTV http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1438426/the-americans-on-fx-hd/1020#post_24764688)

You can't compare a movie to a TV...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-27-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 39,600
Posted By scowl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by sirjonsnow http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1438426/the-americans-on-fx-hd/1020#post_24764318)

As explained in the show, the...
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