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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-02-2008, 03:51 PM
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Posted By hroeder
OK, quick reply. I bought a 254 and am very...

OK, quick reply. I bought a 254 and am very happy with it. Am running the latest Motorola Cable Box, PS3, Toshiba HD DVD all to a Hitachi Plasma.

The sound drop outs occur when the signal changes...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-12-2005, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14,362
Views: 1,194,132
Posted By hroeder
Thanks Cadet502, could you detail more your...

Thanks Cadet502, could you detail more your comment "It will be about a year and a half before Directv HD locals are rolled out here." ? Does that mean they are solely up to the HD antennna...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-11-2005, 06:32 AM
Replies: 14,362
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Posted By hroeder
I know most of you are antenna receivers. . .my...

I know most of you are antenna receivers. . .my apartment complex is about to install Direct TV in each building. I'm currently receiving Insight Cable. My main concern is HDTV.

Obviously there...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-10-2005, 05:56 AM
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Posted By hroeder
Both Lost and Alias had breakups, but think...

Both Lost and Alias had breakups, but think these were weather related.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-07-2005, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By hroeder
Has anyone else noticed synch problems with DVDs...

Has anyone else noticed synch problems with DVDs recently? I had two this weekend that were out of synch when dolby 5.1 was chosen. Switched them to DD2 and they were fine.

Both were older films...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-04-2005, 05:34 AM
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Posted By hroeder
Advantages to cable: Picture rarely goes out....

Advantages to cable: Picture rarely goes out. Cost of equipment is minimal. Local service is fast, at least on the South side of the river. I'm not a big fan of On-Demand, but I've used it several...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-03-2005, 04:54 PM
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Posted By hroeder
Time Warner doesn't have live help? Damn, I'm...

Time Warner doesn't have live help? Damn, I'm never going to complain about Insight again.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-02-2005, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14,362
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Posted By hroeder
The thing with any DVR is some reduction in...

The thing with any DVR is some reduction in picture quality. When I used to have a RePlay, I would only watch football on the pass through. You're no longer watching the signal, your watching the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-02-2005, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14,362
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Posted By hroeder
DrDon, And do you really think they'd be...

DrDon,

And do you really think they'd be doing this promotion if it weren't for the Super Bowl? I can't imagine buying a TV for just one game. . .and I like watching football. But nationally...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-02-2005, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14,362
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Posted By hroeder
Or it could be part of Insight's deal, to...

Or it could be part of Insight's deal, to co-promote with XIX. Must admit I like the picture and sound from XIX, when the show is HD.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-01-2005, 05:04 AM
Replies: 14,362
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Posted By hroeder
It's Time Warner's problem. Make them fix it....

It's Time Warner's problem. Make them fix it. You don't have to prove anything. . .you've got ghosts on cable!

As to the guy downstairs: he just has money to burn. CDW isn't exactly the best...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-31-2005, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14,362
Views: 1,194,132
Posted By hroeder
Is there some reason not to consider the...

Is there some reason not to consider the Motorola 6208 or 6214? I've had my 6208 since last Spring and haven't had a hiccup with it. My son got a 6214, which has dual tuners. . .can't wait for...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-27-2005, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14,362
Views: 1,194,132
Posted By hroeder
Mike, As to what it said in the Enquirer: I...

Mike,

As to what it said in the Enquirer: I contacted Insight before the football season started and the General Manager replied, indicating that Fox wasn't making their programing available to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-27-2005, 01:42 PM
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Posted By hroeder
Insight had been in negotiation for a long time...

Insight had been in negotiation for a long time as well.

Want to know something else? Outside of football there isn't much on Fox in HD. Well, I guess that's really a matter taste. . .the OC?!
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-27-2005, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14,362
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Posted By hroeder
Well, since Insight has already agreed and...

Well, since Insight has already agreed and started broadcasting Fox on Monday, the ad would be focused solely on Time Warner.

My next question to you is "How many people still read the newspaper?"
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-27-2005, 04:56 AM
Replies: 14,362
Views: 1,194,132
Posted By hroeder
I had problems at 8PM on UHD on Insight. My...

I had problems at 8PM on UHD on Insight. My theory was weather. . .because a couple of other channels showed slight breakups. It seems when there is a major change in temperature there is a chance...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-26-2005, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14,362
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Posted By hroeder
Cable began, as you indicate Jeff, in those...

Cable began, as you indicate Jeff, in those small communities where a signal was almost impossible to get. I lived in one. Befoe cable I had a Winegard antenna that hid behind my bookshelf. ....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-26-2005, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14,362
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Posted By hroeder
I'm happy to have Fox and to know that the Fox...

I'm happy to have Fox and to know that the Fox logo isn't just on my set.

As to the comments about why would XIX want to supply their competitor with programing. . .Cable, and satelitte is not a...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-25-2005, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14,362
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Posted By hroeder
TNT and 64 would be my top two choices. Does FX...

TNT and 64 would be my top two choices. Does FX do HD? Because The Shield starts back up in a month.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-25-2005, 05:01 AM
Replies: 14,362
Views: 1,194,132
Posted By hroeder
I hope it stays up Dave. I didn't see it...

I hope it stays up Dave. I didn't see it yesterday. Last week I saw 763 show up with no data connected to it, then it disappeared. I never check the channel guide in the morning.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-20-2005, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14,362
Views: 1,194,132
Posted By hroeder
mchuckp, I came to the same conclusion as...

mchuckp,

I came to the same conclusion as you. I was seriously looking at a Samsung 451, which is new model available for about $199. . .but then I'd have to get a DVI switcher. The one of those...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-20-2005, 10:24 AM
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Posted By hroeder
Nightwatchman, I'm not sure. I can tell you...

Nightwatchman,

I'm not sure. I can tell you that I can see the difference between an upconverted HD channel and an SD channel. I.e., if I'm watching Jeapordy and switch between the SD feed and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-20-2005, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14,362
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Posted By hroeder
Sea Ray, There are certain shots when you...

Sea Ray,

There are certain shots when you can see the full field. Love the end zone shot that CBS or ABC uses on punts and kickoffs. The one thing I've really noticed with the NFL is that you see...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-20-2005, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14,362
Views: 1,194,132
Posted By hroeder
Sent this to askfox@foxinc.com: Just...

Sent this to askfox@foxinc.com:

Just thought Fox should know that many of us will not watch the SuperBowl on SuperBowl Sunday because the owner of local affiliate WXIX, Raycom, continues to not...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-20-2005, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14,362
Views: 1,194,132
Posted By hroeder
Just thought I'd post this info which might...

Just thought I'd post this info which might indicate why some of us don't see as many jaggies:

The Hitachi 51" RPT HDTV monitor has a dot pitch of 0.51mm.
The Hitachi LCD RP 50" I'm using has a...
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