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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-02-2014, 04:57 PM
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Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-01-2014, 07:42 PM
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Interesting Thanks!

Interesting Thanks!
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-30-2014, 09:15 PM
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Don't know, unless they figure a smart set would...

Don't know, unless they figure a smart set would be able to report back. Smart TVs are kind of cool but scary. I have a Vizio smart. A couple of weeks ago I powered it on. Up came a message that they...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-26-2014, 09:01 PM
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Posted By OTA Junkie
Yep CigarTimeRon. And If you go to paragraph 11...

Yep CigarTimeRon. And If you go to paragraph 11 it talks about two way capability to let broadcasters track who is watching. Big Brother continues to grow.
Broadcasters must be angry about all...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-26-2014, 05:31 PM
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Posted By OTA Junkie
NO TROLL HERE!!! But if the new ATSC broadcast...

NO TROLL HERE!!! But if the new ATSC broadcast standard is implemented in two years, we will all need a convertor box, or we need to buy a new TV for OTA. The tuners in our current HDTVs and in our...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-24-2014, 01:58 PM
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Posted By OTA Junkie
This was in the late 1970s. I was living outside...

This was in the late 1970s. I was living outside of Rochester NY. It was probably around 12:30-1:00am. I was flipping around the dial and saw The Tonight Show in progress. I knew it wasn't a local...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-09-2014, 08:25 PM
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Posted By OTA Junkie
My opinion is that they took the easy way out....

My opinion is that they took the easy way out. Moving 2.1s programs to 22.1 and Visa Versa would have been an engineering, or an operational nightmare, which ever one they chose. It would have been...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-08-2014, 04:44 PM
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Posted By OTA Junkie
You say RF2 maps to 21.1, 21.2, 21.3, 2.1, 3.2...

You say RF2 maps to 21.1, 21.2, 21.3, 2.1, 3.2 and 3.3?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-04-2014, 03:45 PM
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Posted By OTA Junkie
S, I know nothing about computer tuners. Sorry...

S, I know nothing about computer tuners. Sorry can't help there. You would think tuner basics would be the same. Maybe the tuner in Media Center doesn't like channel 2's signal quality. Did it work...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-04-2014, 03:14 PM
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Posted By OTA Junkie
Try setting your tuner to CH2. My converter box...

Try setting your tuner to CH2. My converter box says that CH2 is virtual 21.1. If so good luck. If you couldn't pick up CH3.1 before this re-scan happened, you can probably kiss 21.1 goodbye.
And...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-03-2014, 10:16 PM
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Probably because they would have had to put a new...

Probably because they would have had to put a new STL, and do a microwave dish realignment at the KSNV plant and at a new transmitter site in order to move NBC, COZI, and Antenna TV to a new...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-01-2014, 12:06 PM
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Posted By OTA Junkie
Don't take that speaker wire down yet. OK, So I...

Don't take that speaker wire down yet. OK, So I have a Digital Converter box. It gives a list of virtuals along with RF channels as it scans. I believe it showed virtual 21 as being on RF channel 2....
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-14-2014, 02:40 PM
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Posted By OTA Junkie
Yes I am referring to old generation OLED. I got...

Yes I am referring to old generation OLED. I got my information from possibly one of those "OLED is on the way!" articles in a magazine. It talked about phosphor aging as well as suseptability to...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-14-2014, 02:38 PM
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Posted By OTA Junkie
Yes I am referring to earlier OLED before I read...

Yes I am referring to earlier OLED before I read this today. I got my original information from possibly one of those "OLED is on the way!" articles in a magazine. It talked about phosphor aging as...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-13-2014, 10:25 PM
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Posted By OTA Junkie
About LCD ageing gracefully. All I can tell you...

About LCD ageing gracefully. All I can tell you is that I have been around Plasma and LCD displays for years as a broadcast technician. We originally had plasma virtual monitor walls. That is where...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-13-2014, 07:58 PM
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Posted By OTA Junkie
Learn to read Weboh. ...

Learn to read Weboh.
http://money.cnn.com/2014/07/03/technology/plasma-tvs/index.html
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-13-2014, 07:43 PM
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Posted By OTA Junkie
Just search plasma 2016. Bye Bye. IR? Time for...

Just search plasma 2016. Bye Bye. IR? Time for OLED! They have IR worse than plasma. Plus the phosphors age at different rates so they start looking like crap just like CRTs when they age.
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-16-2014, 05:49 PM
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Posted By OTA Junkie
I'll betcha they don't know! From...

I'll betcha they don't know!


From the glances at sites. I would guess the reflector might be around 13-15db gain. Find the gains of the bowties and folded dipole. Then an expert might be...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-10-2014, 09:29 PM
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Posted By OTA Junkie
Thanks Mike, and to your friend. FYI Jasco makes...

Thanks Mike, and to your friend. FYI Jasco makes that antenna. http://www.jascoproducts.com/products/pc/GE-Attic-Mount-Indoor-Antenna-19p1372.htm#.U5fG-I1OVLM i can't find any gain figures either. It...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-10-2014, 07:52 AM
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Posted By OTA Junkie
Thanks Mike, that would be great!

Thanks Mike, that would be great!
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-09-2014, 08:23 PM
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Posted By OTA Junkie
Ya, perhaps. I do have an RCA 10db amp with 4...

Ya, perhaps. I do have an RCA 10db amp with 4 outputs. I need to explore the Clearstreams. GE looks like a classic no BS design. Gotta do some thinking.
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-09-2014, 05:25 PM
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Posted By OTA Junkie
Thanks Tyler. FYI my situation is at a condo...

Thanks Tyler. FYI my situation is at a condo with no private area to mount an outdoor antenna. I ceiling hung a galvanized pipe from a threaded mounting plate (so I can tweak aiming) inside my...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-08-2014, 05:28 PM
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Posted By OTA Junkie
Does anyone have one of these? I currently have...

Does anyone have one of these? I currently have an outdoor antenna mounted on the roof that serves me well. I read great reviews about this indoor antenna. I might have a use for this one in another...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-22-2014, 04:39 PM
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Posted By OTA Junkie
Thanks RD! Maybe they changed their schedule....

Thanks RD! Maybe they changed their schedule. Their guide shows two of my favorite shows are gone from 6pm-8pm.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-21-2014, 10:49 PM
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Posted By OTA Junkie
OK, so I didn't hang out long enough to watch a...

OK, so I didn't hang out long enough to watch a commercial break, but is Antenna TV gone from 3.3? Flipped by a couple of times. My shows weren't there. Looks like movies.
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