AVS Forum - Search Results
Showing results 1 to 25 of 54
Search took 1.64 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: Tarzanman
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-16-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3,274
Views: 404,522
Posted By Tarzanman
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ChrisC47 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/384623/atlanta-ga-ota/3150#post_23668495)

Following up on my problems with WGTV/8 ......
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-26-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,507
Posted By Tarzanman
Maybe I don't understand. For a CPU operation,...

Maybe I don't understand. For a CPU operation, how much faster is an i7 or an i5 at 2.5 Ghz than dual quad-core Xeons at 2.5 GHz?

My system did a 1.4 GHZ mkv re-encode in 30 minutes....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-26-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,507
Posted By Tarzanman
I'm a little confused as to why people are...

I'm a little confused as to why people are telling the OP NOT to do this?

I just repurposed a refurbished Dell SC1430 system with a pair of quad Xeon E5345 processors for use as a Plex server.
...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-19-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 4,234
Views: 700,723
Posted By Tarzanman
I can understand not being sure about wanting to...

I can understand not being sure about wanting to take the plunge. I bought the DMP-BDT320 after using a Samsung BDE5400/ZA for a while (a lower end blu ray player that also does wifi/DLNA).
...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-30-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3,274
Views: 404,522
Posted By Tarzanman
I have a small update. I moved into town...

I have a small update.

I moved into town about 7 months ago and had been having issues getting consistent, clear reception on many OTA channels (especially the VHF channels), despite living...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-03-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,529
Posted By Tarzanman
My girlfriend recently asked me about possibly...

My girlfriend recently asked me about possibly mounting a ~24-inch television on the wall in our kitchen for when she cooks.

Among the challenges of doing so is the fact that we get Netflix and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-16-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3,274
Views: 404,522
Posted By Tarzanman
I noticed earlier today that my TH-42PX50U...

I noticed earlier today that my TH-42PX50U attached to some $10 rabbit ears was getting channel 2-1 just fine while my TH-42PX60U attached to a Channel Master 4420 in the attic was having problems...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-20-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3,274
Views: 404,522
Posted By Tarzanman
I finally put the antenna in the attic. No...

I finally put the antenna in the attic. No change in signal strength from sitting in my closet next to a south-facing external wall. If anything, reception on one or two of the channels (PBS) has...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-17-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3,274
Views: 404,522
Posted By Tarzanman
I haven't watched TV in the past day or so, but...

I haven't watched TV in the past day or so, but channel 2 seemed to appear out of nowhere the day after I hooked up my antenna.

I am still not sure that a setting on my TV wasn't preventing it...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-14-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3,274
Views: 404,522
Posted By Tarzanman
The signal strength on 8.1 was at 5%. I expect...

The signal strength on 8.1 was at 5%. I expect it to go up somewhat after I have the antenna in the attic, but there is no telling whether it will improve enough for me to receive it. I can't see...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-14-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3,274
Views: 404,522
Posted By Tarzanman
I don't have a ladder, so I have not been able...

I don't have a ladder, so I have not been able to put the antenna in the attic yet (it is currently in a closet on a shelf)
These are the channels I have:


4
5-1 WAGA-HD (Fox)
11-1 WXIA-TV...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-13-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3,274
Views: 404,522
Posted By Tarzanman
I spoke with a salesperson on Friday who said...

I spoke with a salesperson on Friday who said that the Channel Master 4228 would have been more than is necessary for my location. He recommended a Channel Master 4420, which I picked up on lunch...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   08-10-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,284
Posted By Tarzanman
This is an enticing solution, but I am still...

This is an enticing solution, but I am still unsure as to how I would enable/stream HD content to my 'dumb' HDTVs.

I have two 42" plasma TV's that do not have any network ports or network apps.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-08-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3,274
Views: 404,522
Posted By Tarzanman
Hey all, I decided to cut the cableTV cord...

Hey all,

I decided to cut the cableTV cord (even though i plan to still get high speed internet), and I am trying to wrap my head around understanding signal strengths, ratios, and the basics of...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   08-07-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,284
Posted By Tarzanman
I just moved to a new place where cable is not...

I just moved to a new place where cable is not included as part of rent.

I am thinking about ordering Comcast in Atlanta for my two HDTVs, but am balking at what TV+Internet+Cable box rental (or...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-03-2009, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By Tarzanman
A friend of mine gave me (for free) his 2005-era...

A friend of mine gave me (for free) his 2005-era Panasonic TH42-PX500U television.

The TV is broken. When plugged in, the red power light flashes 10 times per sequence.

He had it diagnosed at...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-11-2007, 09:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,859
Posted By Tarzanman
Whatever. It has nothing to do with the content...

Whatever. It has nothing to do with the content of the forum (a price sub-section could easily be set up if that were the case) and has everything to do with money.

The *real* reason that you...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-09-2007, 06:06 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 33,492
Posted By Tarzanman
Lcd Versus Plasma Fight!

Lcd Versus Plasma Fight!
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-08-2007, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,481
Posted By Tarzanman
*Current* full (or max resolution) HDTV is...

*Current* full (or max resolution) HDTV is called 1080p ('1080' for pixels, 'p' for progressive scan) has a resolution of 1920 × 1080 (H x V), which means that the vertical resolution of a...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-18-2007, 01:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,111
Posted By Tarzanman
Go with the bigger display. Also, if ambient...

Go with the bigger display. Also, if ambient light isn't going to be an issue, don't discount some of the nicer rear projection TV's. My old roommate recently got a 61" 1080p Samsung rear...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-09-2007, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,130
Posted By Tarzanman
They aren't inferior in every way, and (truth be...

They aren't inferior in every way, and (truth be told) they aren't much different from plasma TV's in terms of price and picture quality (especially compared to tubes).

Do you diss on people who...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-09-2007, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By Tarzanman
I am speaking from experience here. The 42"...

I am speaking from experience here. The 42" Panasonics are well packaged. I got up at 4AM on black friday and drove 25 miles to purchase my 60U. (66% highway)

I have a 2004 Isuzu Rodeo. I put the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-02-2007, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,711
Posted By Tarzanman
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVI#Connector ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVI#Connector

The DVI connector usually contains pins to pass the DVI-native digital video signals. In the case of dual-link systems, additional pins are provided for...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   12-29-2006, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,682
Posted By Tarzanman
If the speakers work ok, then I might consider...

If the speakers work ok, then I might consider replacing the RCA plugs (this would involve some dissassembly and soldering).
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-28-2006, 11:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 940
Posted By Tarzanman
Listen. What are you goign to do with this TV?...

Listen. What are you goign to do with this TV? Play video game? Watch DVD? Watch Blu-ray?

Forget any plasma vs lcd nonsense. Unless you are a hardcore videophile, consider them on an even keel....
Showing results 1 to 25 of 54

 
Forum Jump: