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Forum: HDTV Technical   12-31-2007, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 896
Posted By McGinty
I recently moved into a small development in Las...

I recently moved into a small development in Las Vegas consisting of closely spaced three story houses. First the cable company forgot to lay lines in the street so I had Dish network install their...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-24-2007, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,005
Posted By McGinty
I'm trying to drop my cable company so I put up...

I'm trying to drop my cable company so I put up an outside directional tuner and pick up great digital signals from the major OTA channels here in Tucson. However, analog, not so much. I want to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-13-2007, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3,756
Views: 417,068
Posted By McGinty
Thanks, that helped. I connected to my newer...

Thanks, that helped. I connected to my newer Sharp and sure enough picked up the local analog and especially digital and HD channels really well.

I also realized I have an old Samsung SIR-TS360...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-12-2007, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3,756
Views: 417,068
Posted By McGinty
I live in downtown Tucson. I'm pretty fed up...

I live in downtown Tucson. I'm pretty fed up with Cox and have been thinking of dropping them for a while. Last weekend I purchased an outdoor antenna with a signal booster, went to antenna web and...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-30-2007, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,735
Posted By McGinty
Thanks for the info everyone. It's been very...

Thanks for the info everyone. It's been very helpful so far, but I do have a pretty basic questions.

I understand the digital vs analog difference between ATSC and NTSC tuners but can someone...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-29-2007, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,735
Posted By McGinty
I guess I should have specified, but are there...

I guess I should have specified, but are there any DVD recorders on the market now that have digital tuners integrated or would I need to purchase a seperate tuner and DVD recorder?

Thanks
...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-29-2007, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,735
Posted By McGinty
I know this is a pretty basic question and I...

I know this is a pretty basic question and I hope the answer is yes but...

I recenlty opened up my cable bill (Cox in Tucson) and was amazed how high it was. The next day I received a notice that...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   01-29-2007, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,750
Posted By McGinty
Goldenfinger, Good to know! Do any DVD...

Goldenfinger,

Good to know! Do any DVD recordes come with ATSC tuners? That may be a much less expensive way to go but I don't want to purchase an analog tuner that will be obsolete shortly....
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   01-28-2007, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,750
Posted By McGinty
My cable bill is going through the roof so I was...

My cable bill is going through the roof so I was thinking of dropping it. I
live in Tucson and can get most major channels in HD OTA. However, I do
like to time shift some shows so I'd like to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-23-2006, 05:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 227
Posted By McGinty
I'm on Cox Cable in Tucson and I have an...

I'm on Cox Cable in Tucson and I have an Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300 HDDVR. Unfortunately Cox has pretty poor HD offerings with only CBS of the big broadcast networks in HD. I know the others,...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   10-23-2006, 08:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,077
Posted By McGinty
Anyone have the low-down on Vizio televisions?...

Anyone have the low-down on Vizio televisions? I'm in the market for a 42 or greater LCD HD. I have a 26 in Sharp Aquos that I'm pleased with but as I look around I see the Vizios are about 1/3 less...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-27-2005, 05:41 AM
Replies: 3,756
Views: 417,068
Posted By McGinty
Success!!!! I went to Sears and picked up a...

Success!!!!

I went to Sears and picked up a Silver Sensor, plugged it in and am now picking up the local HD broadcasts! My only problem now is I need to get the antenna a little closer to a...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-26-2005, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3,756
Views: 417,068
Posted By McGinty
Sort of. In the past I'd disconnected the...

Sort of.

In the past I'd disconnected the diplexers and ran the line from the antenna to the air in plug. However, it wasn't a new line. Rather it was the line that the satellite dish formerly...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-26-2005, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3,756
Views: 417,068
Posted By McGinty
Finally some progress! After trying every...

Finally some progress!

After trying every other combination I took babakanoosh's suggestion and coupled together enough coaxial cable to run a line directly from the antenna through a window to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-25-2005, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3,756
Views: 417,068
Posted By McGinty
Still fighting it. Last night I went up on...

Still fighting it.

Last night I went up on my roof and could see the lights from the Mt. Bigelow transmitters so I know my antenna was spot on. I then tried to reacquire the digital signals in...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-23-2005, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3,756
Views: 417,068
Posted By McGinty
I have been selecting Digital and scanning for...

I have been selecting Digital and scanning for channels, but no luck.

Several folks have mentioned succuss using the Zenith Silver Sensor indoor antenna. I f I go that route, I bypass the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-23-2005, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3,756
Views: 417,068
Posted By McGinty
First of all, thanks everyone for your...

First of all, thanks everyone for your suggestions. Unfortunately I still don't have it working.

I disconnected the cable from the satellite dish and ran it directly from the antenna to the ant....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-23-2005, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3,756
Views: 417,068
Posted By McGinty
Before I throw in the towel I have a few more...

Before I throw in the towel I have a few more questions for the group.

When I search for digital broadcasts, I get nada, zero, zip. It seems I should pick up something like a low quality digital...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-23-2005, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3,756
Views: 417,068
Posted By McGinty
I thiunk so. Its a Sharp LC-26GA5U HDTV. The...

I thiunk so. Its a Sharp LC-26GA5U HDTV. The specs say it TV-standard (CCIR) = American TV NTSC System.

I also just got off of the phone wiht Samsung, and they told me it must be in the antenna....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-23-2005, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3,756
Views: 417,068
Posted By McGinty
Thought that might be the problem so I wired the...

Thought that might be the problem so I wired the antenna directly into the TV that also has a tuner and had the same issues. I may try to get on the roof today and move the antenna around while my...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-22-2005, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3,756
Views: 417,068
Posted By McGinty
I'm downtown about four blocks due south of TCC....

I'm downtown about four blocks due south of TCC.

McGinty
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-22-2005, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3,756
Views: 417,068
Posted By McGinty
I posted on this thread about a week ago and...

I posted on this thread about a week ago and recieved some very good feedback. Unfortunately my basic problem remians - I can't seem to pick up OTA digital signals.

I'm using a Samsung SIR-TS360...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-10-2005, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3,756
Views: 417,068
Posted By McGinty
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Thanks for the quick reply!

Any ideas for what I need to do so that I don't knock my cable internet connection off line?

Thanks
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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-10-2005, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3,756
Views: 417,068
Posted By McGinty
Hope this posting works this time. I think I...

Hope this posting works this time. I think I accidentally started my own thread when I tried to post this a few minutes ago!

I've recently upgraded to HDTV and need some basic questions answered....
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