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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-19-2014, 04:37 AM
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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
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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
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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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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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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: 230
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.
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-09-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By mikepier
I have tried ARC, but I find it more problematic...

I have tried ARC, but I find it more problematic on my TV and AMP, so I just use an optical cable out from TV, it is exactly the same thing.


ARC is pretty much useful only if you use an amp...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-26-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By mikepier
Could be your STB audio volume is set to high....

Could be your STB audio volume is set to high. Some STB's have a separate volume control other than the TV.

Any way you can hook up an OTA antenna and see if the same thing happens?
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-16-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By mikepier
I'm a couple of miles west of you in Wantagh. A...

I'm a couple of miles west of you in Wantagh. A couple of years ago, I tried several indoor antennas in my attic, and always had issues with VHF channels ( 7,11,13).

I finally got fed up, and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-08-2014, 08:55 AM
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Posted By mikepier
I think I remember seeing 1080i OTA. As a...

I think I remember seeing 1080i OTA.

As a sidenote, Cablevision has it in HD on 721, but on Ch 21 it shows it in SD.

It does not appear they have mapped the SD channes to the HD channel, like...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-22-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By mikepier
I'm not a big fan of those "amplified" outdoor...

I'm not a big fan of those "amplified" outdoor antennas, they don't really perform well and are not designed optimally.

Based on the current channels you can receive, I think you actually have a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-05-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By mikepier
A lot of the older TV's like my 2006 Mits DLP...

A lot of the older TV's like my 2006 Mits DLP has 2 Ant inputs, which is great because I switched inputs right from my TV remote. Too bad they don't make TV's with more than 1 ANT input anymore.
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-01-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By mikepier
Being you are close to the towers, you might get...

Being you are close to the towers, you might get away with putting an indoor antenna in the attic.
If you are serious about getting the North stations, you would need a separate, good sized outdoor...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-23-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By mikepier
We need to see your tvfool results to get an...

We need to see your tvfool results to get an idea of what reception is like in your area. Also please put your location in the title of your thread ( city,state)

I'd prefer one antenna instead of...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-20-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By mikepier
Based on that TVfool report, you DO NOT need an...

Based on that TVfool report, you DO NOT need an amp. If you do use an amp, you are probably overdriving your signals. Try removing the amp completely out of the mix. Don't just unplug it, it will...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-20-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By mikepier
The Research pre-amp looks like it was made in...

The Research pre-amp looks like it was made in someone's garage. I would not waste time with it.

Any way you can post your tv fool results?

Also what kind of results do you get if you just go...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-15-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By mikepier
It looks doable, but I would prefer to get a...

It looks doable, but I would prefer to get a more conventional VHF/UHF mounted outdoors
If you are absolutely certain you can't put on the roof, then I would get an Antennacraft HBU-22 from Radio...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-14-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By mikepier
Your Canadian channels look very weak from where...

Your Canadian channels look very weak from where you are. I would not be too optimistic about getting them. And they are both VHF and UHF channels. So you need a huge VHF/UHF antenna on your roof to...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-14-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By mikepier
No, you can't hook up the coax directly to the...

No, you can't hook up the coax directly to the antenna. It has a different impedance, 75 ohms, so there will be a mismatch. That's what the transformer is for, to convert the 300 ohm impedance to 75...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-13-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By mikepier
There should be a terminal with 2 wing nuts....

There should be a terminal with 2 wing nuts. It's located in middle on the underside of the antenna.
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-09-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By mikepier
Getting channels where you live will be a bit...

Getting channels where you live will be a bit challenging, but it looks doable.
First off, forget about using an indoor antenna. You need a fairly good sized outdoor VHF/UHF antenna. At 62 miles...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-07-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By mikepier
Your TV and amp should have the CEC feature,...

Your TV and amp should have the CEC feature, which means you can link the tv and amp together with an HDMI cable, and use just 1 remote for the TV and amp. Look in the manuals for each, it should...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-04-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By mikepier
Make sure you are aiming the antenna towards the...

Make sure you are aiming the antenna towards the towers which are to the SSW of you.

If you still get dropouts, try eliminating the splitter and go direct to 1 tv. If the dropouts stop, then you...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-04-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By mikepier
You got pretty good signals around you. The...

You got pretty good signals around you. The HBU-22 should work. Make sure you point the antenna to the NNE.
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-03-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By mikepier
There is a dedicated thread just for specific...

There is a dedicated thread just for specific broadcast that you can report on local reception in your area....
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