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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-13-2017, 09:48 PM
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Posted By ebo
WMHT must figure their audience values quantity...

WMHT must figure their audience values quantity over quality. Sadly, they may be right. They're already running their HD channel at the lowest bit rate of any of the local stations, around 8-10 Mbps....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-31-2016, 08:49 PM
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Views: 1,353,309
Posted By ebo
Terry: Thanks for the CW_EPG filtering...

Terry:
Thanks for the CW_EPG filtering examples. I've done a little filtering but never really got into it. I do restrict PBS recordings to the HD channel and sometimes by time but I've found that...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-31-2016, 08:24 PM
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Posted By ebo
I downloaded your attachment and had a look. The...

I downloaded your attachment and had a look. The .eml file ran HxMail.exe (a.k.a. Microsoft Outlook Mail) which wanted Internet access. This time I allowed it, and it wanted me to create an account...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-31-2016, 09:44 AM
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Posted By ebo
SFischer1: What's that attachment, a direct...

SFischer1:
What's that attachment, a direct link to your email? My firewall caught it and asked if I wanted to allow the link (I didn't). I thought you'd just post the HTML file that CW_EPG sends to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-28-2016, 12:43 PM
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Posted By ebo
Pardon the late response; I'm way behind on...

Pardon the late response; I'm way behind on reading this thread and rarely jump to the end to see what's new.

When modern electronics go bad slowly (not counting general-purpose computers with...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-18-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 392,310
Posted By ebo
For my latest test of what CW_EPG is or isn't...

For my latest test of what CW_EPG is or isn't doing, I put the HTPC to sleep shortly before the scheduled checkin (16:50). The PC woke up at 16:48:00 and went back to sleep at 16:52:17. I woke it...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-16-2016, 11:01 PM
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Views: 392,310
Posted By ebo
Terry, thanks for the explanation. My searches...

Terry, thanks for the explanation. My searches didn't turn up any reference to that short a sleep cycle, although I found plenty of complaints of wakeups at odd hours such as every night.

I played...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-15-2016, 10:25 PM
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Posted By ebo
Back in the Win XP days I thought a MyHD card and...

Back in the Win XP days I thought a MyHD card and one or more HDHRs made a perfect combination. I used HDHRs for recording and the MyHD for playback and an extra tuner if the others were in use. The...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-15-2016, 05:30 PM
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Views: 392,310
Posted By ebo
I've recently started to have a problem with...

I've recently started to have a problem with CW_EPG failing to record scheduled programs. As a test, I scheduled a recording of a show at 18:00 with 1 minute pad and put the PC in S3 sleep. The PC...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-13-2016, 12:11 AM
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Posted By ebo
Thanks for that; it'll save me some work. I'll...

Thanks for that; it'll save me some work. I'll have to skim through the thread on using a MyHD on Win 7. ISTR that I have to turn off multithreading, maybe multi cores. I wasn't trying to do it at...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-10-2016, 04:00 PM
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Posted By ebo
There is a separate thread on this forum for MyHD...

There is a separate thread on this forum for MyHD on Windows Vista & W7 / W8 / W10...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-13-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11,718
Views: 1,085,066
Posted By ebo
erhurd: The important thing is not how many...

erhurd:
The important thing is not how many channels you get but whether you get the ones you want. Since you're new to OTA reception, you may not know that there are 3 TV frequency bands: VHF Low...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-09-2016, 09:25 AM
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Views: 1,085,066
Posted By ebo
Assuming you're talking about over-the-air (OTA)...

Assuming you're talking about over-the-air (OTA) reception and the problem is pixelation or the picture dropping out completely, the most likely cause is that you're using a small, probably indoor,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-26-2016, 12:11 AM
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Views: 1,085,066
Posted By ebo
Height may prevent you from installing an outside...

Height may prevent you from installing an outside antenna but HOAs can't. Here's some light reading for you: the FCC's Over-the-Air Reception Devices Rule...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-17-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 435,316
Posted By ebo
shpitz: Since you have a CM-4228HD you'll be...

shpitz:
Since you have a CM-4228HD you'll be interested in this page (http://www.hdtvprimer.com/ANTENNAS/TemporaryPage.html) comparing it with the older CM-4228. Spoiler alert: the author really...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-16-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 435,316
Posted By ebo
shpitz: You're in northwest Tucson, where the...

shpitz:
You're in northwest Tucson, where the primary TV transmitters on Mt. Bigelow are effectively blocked by Mt. Lemmon. However, with careful antenna selection and placement you should be able...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-10-2016, 12:26 AM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 392,310
Posted By ebo
Initial report on the beta version on Win 10:...

Initial report on the beta version on Win 10: Works fine so far. Tuner recognition is much faster: 4-5 seconds vs. 16+ before. Started & stopped several times without error. Turned off compatibility...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-09-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 392,310
Posted By ebo
Got it; thanks. I'll check it out. I read in the...

Got it; thanks. I'll check it out. I read in the SiliconDust forum about their much-delayed effort to make a DVR worthy of replacing WMC and one common complaint (among many) is the lack of filters...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-08-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 392,310
Posted By ebo
Since upgrading my HTPC to Windows 10 I've been...

Since upgrading my HTPC to Windows 10 I've been having problems with CW_EPG (upgrade in place, not a clean install). On automatic starts at check-in time, it seems to take a long time looking for...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-16-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12,707
Views: 1,353,309
Posted By ebo
Muse: I used to use MPEG2REPAIR to concatenate...

Muse:
I used to use MPEG2REPAIR to concatenate segmented .ts files. I haven't used it in a long time so I don't know if it's compatible with current OSs or even available. The files I generally used...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-16-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5,468
Views: 528,042
Posted By ebo
Have you tried for their repeater on RF 18 from...

Have you tried for their repeater on RF 18 from their old analog location east of the Hudson? If your UHF antenna is very directional you might have to repoint it. WNYT also has repeaters elsewhere...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-01-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 392,310
Posted By ebo
Yes, the DOS command prompt has been around since...

Yes, the DOS command prompt has been around since the introduction of MSDOS but its equivalent has been in every version of Windows including Win 10. In the dear, dead DOS days I soon grew...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-30-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 392,310
Posted By ebo
At a command prompt, REN <dir>\*.TP *.TS where...

At a command prompt, REN <dir>\*.TP *.TS where <dir> is the directory containing .TP files, should do it.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-12-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 48,591
Posted By ebo
Sorry for the late response but I don't read this...

Sorry for the late response but I don't read this thread regularly anymore. To lock in your free upgrade to Win 10 but keep using Win 7 indefinitely, clone your Win 7 drive (buy a new drive if you...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-01-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 392,310
Posted By ebo
I used to have the zombie icons but haven't seen...

I used to have the zombie icons but haven't seen them in a long time. I'm running CWHelper 4.3.0.661 dated 12/3/2015, a version Terry gave me a link to when helping me with that and other problems...
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