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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-31-2009, 08:16 AM
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Waverider, a PM sent. Mallego

Waverider, a PM sent. Mallego
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-28-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10,663
Views: 1,027,159
Posted By Mallego
Anyone else in NH closer to the...

Anyone else in NH closer to the Concord/Portsmouth line getting WHDH broadcasts on 42?

Waverider, I'm in Barrington, north of you, and pick up WHDH-7 on ch 42 very nicely. I have a CM 4228 UHF...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   07-24-2009, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 829
Posted By Mallego
Is it because the CRT TVs are two-pronged plugs,...

Is it because the CRT TVs are two-pronged plugs, and the new LCD is a three-prong plug with a ground?

Exactly. First thing to do is to verify that that the cable line is bonded to the house...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-22-2009, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10,663
Views: 1,027,159
Posted By Mallego
I realize the cable guys can't retransmit...

I realize the cable guys can't retransmit bit-for-bit due to bandwidth limitations and/or differing coding methods, so I was just curious how the quality of programming was ensured over these...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   06-27-2009, 05:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,125
Posted By Mallego
It's not a blaster i.e. transmitter, it's a IR...

It's not a blaster i.e. transmitter, it's a IR receiver for use if you mount the DTA behind the TV.
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-30-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,825
Posted By Mallego
Coyoteaz has it right. The channels showing the...

Coyoteaz has it right. The channels showing the SD version of the HD programming from local broadcasters is already on. The setting for the display format is in the professional receiver located in...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   04-04-2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,804
Posted By Mallego
If I remember correctly the DCT 2224 is a set...

If I remember correctly the DCT 2224 is a set top designed for 4:3 analog SD TV sets. Yes, you need an HD set top.

Mallego
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   04-04-2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,225
Posted By Mallego
Clint, when I first went to work in the CATV...

Clint, when I first went to work in the CATV industry my new boss and mentor told me "If you have to worry about a dB then it's not going to play anyway". In other words if you are so close to the...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   04-03-2009, 10:18 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 27,250
Posted By Mallego
OMARPLEE, return the box. FIOS can't talk to...

OMARPLEE, return the box. FIOS can't talk to that box, so they can't turn it on even if they wanted to. The Motorola series STB that FIOS uses is made specialy for them. It get its data from the...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   04-03-2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,310
Posted By Mallego
Clint, your are over thinking the issue, just...

Clint, your are over thinking the issue, just split the output of the amplifier with another splitter to connect the new TVs. Balance the load as best as you can and it will work fine.

As to your...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-24-2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 48,172
Posted By Mallego
Check the firmware version in your Sanyo and...

Check the firmware version in your Sanyo and then call them and ask if there is a newer version. You may or may not be able to upgrade it yourself.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   11-07-2008, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,059
Posted By Mallego
A couple of thoughts: Why didn't you demand that...

A couple of thoughts: Why didn't you demand that the Comcast tech make it work, that's his job?

You have an amplifier that has four output ports and only using two, then splitting further...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-31-2008, 04:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,409
Posted By Mallego
You are welcome, enjoy. Mallego

You are welcome, enjoy. Mallego
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-31-2008, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,409
Posted By Mallego
The Boston-Brookline system uses the HRC tuning...

The Boston-Brookline system uses the HRC tuning scheme. Make sure the set can tune HRC and if it needs to be set then set it. The choices are Standard, IRC, HRC.

Mallego
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-26-2008, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,475
Posted By Mallego
The output is Dolby AC-3. The STB cannot output...

The output is Dolby AC-3. The STB cannot output PCM.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   07-12-2008, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,672
Posted By Mallego
That product won't fly in the USA. It has three...

That product won't fly in the USA. It has three tuners and modulators, I can receive twelve channels at my location and I suspect that many locations receive some number more than three.
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-18-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,828
Posted By Mallego
TLTZZZ, I checked tonight and the dead channel...

TLTZZZ, I checked tonight and the dead channel is gone. I have an Accurian HD receiver on the HD TV set and a Zenith DTT900 on the DD TV set. The Zenith was just connected this month. I saw...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   06-16-2008, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,078
Posted By Mallego
It is doubtful that the VCR will see any time...

It is doubtful that the VCR will see any time data in the VBI (vertical blanking interval) of a DTV converter. The MPEG standard doesn't encode or transport the VBI as it is not needed. While it is...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-16-2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,828
Posted By Mallego
TooLittleTime; I see the same thing on WCVB-DT....

TooLittleTime; I see the same thing on WCVB-DT. The information is coming from their PSIP data. They used to have a weather service on but pulled it without changing the PSIP data.

Which brings...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-26-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,212
Posted By Mallego
quote, as to being "off" like DonoMan says, it's...

quote, as to being "off" like DonoMan says, it's never really off. It has to be active to be able to do the DVR functions. Make sure that you have it in free air, not covered with other equipment or...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   04-16-2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 366,583
Posted By Mallego
Regarding the data seen at the top of the...

Regarding the data seen at the top of the picture on SD programming of broadcast channels, before retirement I was part of the engineering staff of a major cable company. I spent some amount of time...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-15-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8,557
Views: 932,082
Posted By Mallego
"Can someone explain, in layman's terms what...

"Can someone explain, in layman's terms what this QAM I always see mentioned is? Thanks "

Much like the analog world has various RF (Radio Frequency) modulation schemes like AM (Amplitude...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-23-2007, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By Mallego
Junkhead, do you pay any attention to the news?...

Junkhead, do you pay any attention to the news? Verizon wants to sell its wireline business in NH, Maine and Vermont. Fairpoint wants to buy it. As a result Verizon has stopped all further...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   12-04-2007, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,610
Posted By Mallego
ndd05, I believe what you are seeing is data...

ndd05, I believe what you are seeing is data that is transmitted in the vertical blankng interval (VBI) and on line 22 which normally is considered the first line of active video. Line 22 is used by...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-15-2007, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 605
Posted By Mallego
I believe that it is working as it should. HDMI...

I believe that it is working as it should. HDMI is the interface for the TV set. It expects the stereo PCM signal. Afterall it only has those two huge 2X3 speakers.
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