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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-12-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 12,162
Views: 1,263,893
Posted By Mike99
You're using 3 amplifiers? I would have thought...

You're using 3 amplifiers? I would have thought the amp noise would add up & really ruin the signal-to-noise ratio. These must be really low noise amps. Do you happen to have a model number?
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-12-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By Mike99
The problem channel was always one of my weaker...

The problem channel was always one of my weaker ones but always worked until several months ago. But now the SS (or whatever the tuner is measuring) frequently drops into the 60s & then sometime to...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-12-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By Mike99
GE 24792 Attic Antenna review

I’ve been playing around with a GE 24792 Attic antenna which is a UHF/VHF Hi Band antenna in an effort I improve reception.
http://www.amazon.com/GE-24792-Compact-Attic-Antenna/dp/B00EAY2NCA

I...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   09-11-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,566
Posted By Mike99
Thanks for the comment about the GC product. The...

Thanks for the comment about the GC product. The last time I used the Panny I did wet the disc hub however it would be nice not to have to do that. I wonder if you can buy the rubber spindle piece &...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-11-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 12,162
Views: 1,263,893
Posted By Mike99
I see you're in Darien & so am I. I've been...

I see you're in Darien & so am I. I've been having problems with WYCC since spring/early summer & blame it on the tree in front for getting bigger every year. At least that's what I'm speculating is...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   09-10-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,566
Posted By Mike99
I have to clean the spindle on my Panny again...

I have to clean the spindle on my Panny again because it was not recognizing a couple DVD-RAM discs until I wet the hub of the disc.

I figured may as well check out Armor All & looked on their...
Forum: Display Calibration   09-07-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Mike99
Thanks for the link. Also I have previously read...

Thanks for the link. Also I have previously read a lot of your postings.

I frequently think about getting some equipment. But then I read forum threads where folks ask for recommendations....
Forum: Display Calibration   09-07-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Mike99
I did adjust the drive & bias but used 20 & 80...

I did adjust the drive & bias but used 20 & 80 IRE. I did this using test patterns in an effort to make skin tones look better. Sometimes a face had orangish & greenish areas in different areas but...
Forum: Display Calibration   09-07-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By Mike99
You are 100% correct. None of my friends...

You are 100% correct.

None of my friends have any interest in adjusting their TVs & they like the way the picture looks as it came out of the box. They might have adjusted brightness or contrast...
Forum: Display Calibration   09-07-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By Mike99
Black crush & lack of shadow detail probably...

Black crush & lack of shadow detail probably bother me the most. Next would be washed out colors.
Forum: Display Calibration   09-06-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Mike99
OK, but what would you typically do in the 10...

OK, but what would you typically do in the 10 point to increase shadow detail? IOW should I start with increasing RGB for level 1 or 2, for example? Or would that be overdriving something?
Forum: Display Calibration   09-05-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Mike99
Increase gamma or contrast for better shadow detail?

I’ve adjusted my Samsung LED/LCD by looking at test patterns on an AVS HD 709 disc. I’ve tweaked the RGB drive & bias settings a bit but have not played with the 10 point white balance settings.
...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-30-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 22,542
Posted By Mike99
Tex (John Pyper-Ferguson) is always listed as a...

Tex (John Pyper-Ferguson) is always listed as a Guest Star at the beginning of the program which makes me wonder how long he'll be around.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-29-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 996
Posted By Mike99
My HTPC is used mainly as a DVR and the...

My HTPC is used mainly as a DVR and the recordings go into the WMC Recorded TV folder & show up as one long list of thumbnails. I record, watch, delete.

There are a couple TV programs that I'm not...
Forum: Display Calibration   08-27-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By Mike99
My Samsung LED/LCD has a setting to display each...

My Samsung LED/LCD has a setting to display each R, G, B individually. I adjusted the color using the Blue only output. Is it safe to presume this accurate vs using a blue filter?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-10-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Mike99
I've seen those on Newegg. I was at Micro Center...

I've seen those on Newegg. I was at Micro Center yesterday & did ask them about speed controllers but they didn't have any. I should have looked online first because they did show one when I got...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-10-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,306
Posted By Mike99
I should add, when I first installed the HD6450...

I should add, when I first installed the HD6450 the 29/50 bug was still there & of course I was disappointed. Then I updated it's driver & that fixed the problem. I have not changed the driver since...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-10-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Mike99
Fan Speed indicator

I want to slow down the case fan but have no idea how fast it is going.

HWMonitor displays only the CPU fan speed.

SpeedFan displays only the CPU fan, however it does list “GPU Fan: 0 RPM”. The...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-09-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By Mike99
I use two of the AVerMedia Duet dual tuner cards....

I use two of the AVerMedia Duet dual tuner cards. However they appear to be currently unavailable....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-09-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,306
Posted By Mike99
Going back a year or two the Microsoft Experts...

Going back a year or two the Microsoft Experts Community had information about the 29/59 bug, but not anymore.

However some of it is available here. This is from 2012 and therefore newer video...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-05-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,176
Posted By Mike99
I second that. What is a good cheap router?...

I second that.

What is a good cheap router? I have a D-Link DIR-601 which IIRC cost $30. The wireless is a bit weak but the main reason for getting a replacement is sometimes it loses connectivity...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-02-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Mike99
I looked at a couple videos that I copied from a...

I looked at a couple videos that I copied from a Panny made DVD-RAM using the 2 hr SP mode over to the PC. The Overall Bitrates were about 4800 Kpbs & the Video Bitrates were about 4500 Kbps.
...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-02-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Mike99
I used to record & save some TV programs &...

I used to record & save some TV programs & movies, but I rarely watched them. We seldom watch the same movie twice so now I hardly ever record something to keep. But I still save a few recordings to...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-02-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Mike99
No problem, I enjoy all the comments. My...

No problem, I enjoy all the comments.

My goal is to transfer tapes to DVD and/or the PC's HDD in order to clear some shelf space. I might do a little editing depending what I find on the tapes....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-02-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 6,784
Posted By Mike99
I primarily wanted an HD DVR to record, watch, &...

I primarily wanted an HD DVR to record, watch, & delete TV programs. And to watch Hulu if I missed something. It was a bit confusing to get started building an HTPC because I read about things such...
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