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Forum: HDTV Technical   01-25-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By zaphod7501
This part will not work since the cable company...

This part will not work since the cable company is actually using all of the available frequencies from 1-155. You can only view a few because the rest are encrypted, but they are still there. The...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-23-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,044
Posted By zaphod7501
I'd suggest planning a bit for the future, when...

I'd suggest planning a bit for the future, when you have to upgrade, or want to enlarge, your TV screen size. My early capture and archiving was designed around 32 inch CRT TV's and 42" RPTVs. Boy,...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   01-20-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 51
Posted By zaphod7501
At my place I see composite deteriorate at 30...

At my place I see composite deteriorate at 30 feet. S-Video at 100 feet. (no special equipment)
If you're only talking composite, you could run it into a modulator, convert to RF, run RG-59 Coax to...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-19-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 99,559
Views: 8,899,255
Posted By zaphod7501
Reminds me of the trivia question, "how many legs...

Reminds me of the trivia question, "how many legs do you have if you call your arm a leg?"
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   12-27-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 42,082
Posted By zaphod7501
I guess Cable decided they only had to be "equal...

I guess Cable decided they only had to be "equal to, but not greater than" their rivals.

Maybe they will come back in a year with an added cost option of "Clear QAM" so they can bill us for...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-20-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 99,559
Views: 8,899,255
Posted By zaphod7501
Sony tried that sort of exclusivity by refusing...

Sony tried that sort of exclusivity by refusing to allow K-Mart to sell boom boxes. The FTC stepped in and said that they could not refuse to sell to a legitimate retailer. Apparently there are rules...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-16-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1,746
Views: 64,782
Posted By zaphod7501
The writing had better be pretty darn good...

The writing had better be pretty darn good because that's a "period" that I have no interest in at all.

I need my Nazi's (and Zombies) with a big grain of salt and a lot of humor.
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-09-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 327
Posted By zaphod7501
My relatively cheap flat Philips powered antenna...

My relatively cheap flat Philips powered antenna picks up from the front and back sides and allows me to get stations from opposite directions with a single antenna. Local - 10 miles, Distant 90...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-09-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 745
Views: 34,417
Posted By zaphod7501
Hmmm. Time travel?

Hmmm. Time travel?
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-07-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1,970
Views: 84,400
Posted By zaphod7501
Yep. Any time it takes that many episodes for...

Yep. Any time it takes that many episodes for obvious and basic plot points (like Nick getting his Grimm back) you know the writers are struggling.

And the masks for the Gremlins? It almost looks...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-06-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1,970
Views: 84,400
Posted By zaphod7501
You forgot the "with help from Monroe" part. ...

You forgot the "with help from Monroe" part.
And this is the only part of the show that has been worth watching. The rest of it has been drivel.
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-26-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,970
Views: 84,400
Posted By zaphod7501
That could degenerate into "taking a shot" at the...

That could degenerate into "taking a shot" at the TV screen with your weapon of choice.
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-24-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,970
Views: 84,400
Posted By zaphod7501
I don't even bother FF-ing.I do a custom edit...

I don't even bother FF-ing.I do a custom edit (with VideoReDo) and drop extraneous stuff. This week was down to 20 minutes viewing time for me.
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-16-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1,970
Views: 84,400
Posted By zaphod7501
I archive Sci-Fi in general and Grimm marginally...

I archive Sci-Fi in general and Grimm marginally falls in that category. I don't always watch what I record. If I do decide to play catch up, a dollar's worth of self recorded and edited DVDs is a...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-16-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1,970
Views: 84,400
Posted By zaphod7501
Ditto: et al. I record and edit for archiving. I...

Ditto: et al. I record and edit for archiving. I also do a viewing edit with all the garbage cut out. A few have been 30 minutes, some of them have been under 15 minutes and one episode ended up at...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-06-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12,557
Views: 1,334,236
Posted By zaphod7501
Possibly true on the codec. I've never used WMP...

Possibly true on the codec. I've never used WMP because of its limitations and virus issues. VLC and MPC are normally standalone players and don't alter your Windows installation unless you found a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-22-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By zaphod7501
One - wrong forum. You should be in the display...

One - wrong forum. You should be in the display area and
Two - you probably just removed the anti-glare coating from your panel.
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-20-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 36,894
Posted By zaphod7501
Several issues - first, you should post in a...

Several issues - first, you should post in a forum specific to your specific TV or in the display area.

Second, there are no new boards and all legitimate supplies are rebuilt and must come from...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-17-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5,523
Views: 698,882
Posted By zaphod7501
It's possible but more likely to be a bug in the...

It's possible but more likely to be a bug in the firmware of the WD. It was reported in the BD player forum for my unit for over a year and was never resolved. It would be unusual for your...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-17-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5,523
Views: 698,882
Posted By zaphod7501
Not on my WD but I did on a BD player. Whenever I...

Not on my WD but I did on a BD player. Whenever I played something (DVD, BD, or file) with AC-3 audio, Netflix would lose digital audio. (analog L/R still worked) My workaround was to play a file...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-12-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 15,867
Posted By zaphod7501
My next door neighbor of 10 years didn't...

My next door neighbor of 10 years didn't recognize me in a store because I wasn't wearing any glasses. He'd never seen me with my contacts in without glasses of some sort. (Regular, reading, or...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-10-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 17,822
Posted By zaphod7501
I tend to avoid adaptations of King's books but I...

I tend to avoid adaptations of King's books but I signed on for the "Audrey" show. If they are planning on using all 13 episodes just to return Audrey, then I'll wait and binge view then.

I'm sure...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-01-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 940
Posted By zaphod7501
Too bad it will move from "Standard Cable" to a...

Too bad it will move from "Standard Cable" to a (slightly) premium tier (which I don't have) for the run of the series.
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-28-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2,547
Views: 83,326
Posted By zaphod7501
The numbers may off a bit, but the studio could...

The numbers may off a bit, but the studio could look here and see "The most talked about TV show on AVS forum" (almost 2500 posts) without reading them and conclude that the show is "popular" and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-08-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By zaphod7501
I don't do "subscriptions" so I don't know about...

I don't do "subscriptions" so I don't know about Red icons, but if you jump to "Forums Home", at the bottom of the page is "Mark Forums Read" that will mark everything as read. It used to be at the...
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