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Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-26-2016, 02:30 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
"...It will freeze, flash a black screen, then...

"...It will freeze, flash a black screen, then flashes the frozen screen, repeat... This happens when viewing the program guide, viewing a recording, or viewing live TV. The problem is...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-22-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8,315
Views: 854,709
Posted By ed_in_tx
Retro TV: There's just no substitute for Off Beat...

Retro TV: There's just no substitute for Off Beat Cinema, and the local "Mighty Taco" and "Terrapin Station" ads from Buffalo NY. :(
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-20-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 41,007
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Thanks that's how I interpreted it but wondered...

Thanks that's how I interpreted it but wondered if I was really hearing a subtle difference when I would go to the stereo mix.



Probably explains why I hear a difference, sometimes. Example,...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-20-2016, 05:49 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
BDP-83SE audio question: I have a BDP-83SE...

BDP-83SE audio question:

I have a BDP-83SE I use only with my stereo system. When I play a DVD or Blu Ray with multichannel sound, is the audio coming from the stereo L and R outs always the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-09-2016, 07:06 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Exactly what I was going to recommend. I bought...

Exactly what I was going to recommend. I bought one thru Amazon shipped from Oppo Digital.
The $8 non-backlit remote has glow-in-the-dark keys instead, which I like!


Will add that the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-08-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8,315
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Posted By ed_in_tx
I nominate YOU for that task! (I gave up...

I nominate YOU for that task!

(I gave up months ago.)
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-07-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8,315
Views: 854,709
Posted By ed_in_tx
No issues here with WFAA 8.1. 100% copy. I'm...

No issues here with WFAA 8.1. 100% copy. I'm about 26 miles from Cedar Hill.

Signal is fluctuating from 93-100 sig on my DTVPal as I type, with constant audio & video, no glitches at all.

I...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-07-2016, 04:56 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
It appears there was more than the one page of...

It appears there was more than the one page of instructions shown. Did Oppo supply a new top part to the loader also? I suppose that had something to do with the clamp.

When I contacted them a...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-01-2016, 07:10 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Noticed KXAS's signal q improved back up to 95 or...

Noticed KXAS's signal q improved back up to 95 or so. Went to RabbitEars info and the "Live Bandscan" part of the site with real time tuner monitoring gives a 404 error. Hope it gets fixed pretty...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-23-2016, 07:49 PM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
So when do they flip the switch and make my TVs...

So when do they flip the switch and make my TVs and DVRs obsolete?
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-23-2016, 05:39 AM
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Posted By ed_in_tx
I think I would send it (again) to Oppo and get...

I think I would send it (again) to Oppo and get it fixed for their very reasonable cost. Too nice of a unit to toss!
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-22-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8,315
Views: 854,709
Posted By ed_in_tx
I noticed on their locally inserted ads and PSAs...

I noticed on their locally inserted ads and PSAs on 21.2, which would be 16:9, being overscanned off the sides. Another one looked like should be letterboxed within a 4:3 frame stretched like 2:1....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-22-2016, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8,315
Views: 854,709
Posted By ed_in_tx
KVFW... what's that? :rolleyes: KTXA 21.2...

KVFW... what's that? :rolleyes:


KTXA 21.2 MeTV... watching last night seems the aspect ratio is proper on the network feeds but when they insert local ads and PSAs, video is stretched too wide.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-17-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8,315
Views: 854,709
Posted By ed_in_tx
One feature I wish had become more...

One feature I wish had become more standardized... my Zenith DTV converter box has aspect ratio memory for each individual channel so you don't have to keep changing it. Maybe more common than I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-17-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 8,315
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Right now, Perry Mason in 4:3, full height on the...

Right now, Perry Mason in 4:3, full height on the screen thru my DTVPal DVR. Sony TV thru its tuner displays the 4:3 squeezed like 1:1. Not sure what it was doing before.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-13-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8,315
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Posted By ed_in_tx
With that, why would anyone go to the expense and...

With that, why would anyone go to the expense and trouble to put up a LP station. :confused:
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-12-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8,315
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Maybe they have to actually be on the air with...

Maybe they have to actually be on the air with something to get to auction off the channel spectrum the end of this month...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-12-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8,315
Views: 854,709
Posted By ed_in_tx
Looking again at Bob's graphs, the quality on 68...

Looking again at Bob's graphs, the quality on 68 took a hit this past Tuesday, about a week after Ch 5's decline.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-12-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8,315
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Posted By ed_in_tx
And... Ch 68.x the Ion channels coming in OK here...

And... Ch 68.x the Ion channels coming in OK here in NW Dallas not far from Irving. Likewise 2.1. I notice 68 has the symptom like Ch 5 has.. 85% quality but 100% strength.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-12-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8,315
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Posted By ed_in_tx
That.s not actually Retro on 31.4. Used to be...

That.s not actually Retro on 31.4. Used to be there up until maybe 6 months ago, and K31GL operator still has not changed the channel name.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-11-2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8,315
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Yep I made sure to catch the REV'N logo.

Yep I made sure to catch the REV'N logo.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-11-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8,315
Views: 854,709
Posted By ed_in_tx
Actually, REV'N is sort-of there, my Sony TV...

Actually, REV'N is sort-of there, my Sony TV displays it for appx 1 sec on 38.5 then goes off "no signal". No sign of Retro on either the TV or DVR. So I don't know what Texas Retro station is on the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-10-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8,315
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Posted By ed_in_tx
Wonder what happened to Ch 5's normally near 100%...

Wonder what happened to Ch 5's normally near 100% signal. Noticed today it's "85". Looked on Bob's signal graphs and appears something happened the evening of 5-4 and has been around "85" s/n quality...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-07-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8,315
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Posted By ed_in_tx
I was thinking maybe those are the channels...

I was thinking maybe those are the channels intended for 38.1 and 38.2, since Retro and REV'N were supposed to appear on 38.3 and 38.4, according to Retro's Affiliates list. Otherwise, just ain't...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-03-2016, 05:48 AM
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Views: 854,709
Posted By ed_in_tx
My Sony TV won't decode Retro for more than 1 or...

My Sony TV won't decode Retro for more than 1 or 2 seconds before it goes blank. REV'N stays up.

TV shows 38.4 and 38.5. DTVPal shows 38.1 and 38.2. DTVPal tuned to Retro for a while gets...
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