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Forum: HDTV Technical   03-23-2017, 08:09 AM
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Posted By L David Matheny
I've considered doing something like that, but...

I've considered doing something like that, but you pay a lot or deal with stingy data caps.



A friend of mine used some directional outdoor access points by EnGenius which worked well. That was...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-22-2017, 07:37 AM
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Views: 280,193
Posted By L David Matheny
I tend to agree. The supposed purpose of the...

I tend to agree. The supposed purpose of the repack is more efficient use of the airwaves. But profit-oriented commercial interests are surely gleeful because the repack will cause great upheaval in...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-19-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 8,965
Posted By L David Matheny
I don't disagree with that. I meant that I would...

I don't disagree with that. I meant that I would be willing to pay (some reasonable price) for ad-free TV. I'm OK with "free" OTA TV that is supported by commercial ads, as long as I can have my TiVo...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-19-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 8,965
Posted By L David Matheny
Obviously the average American doesn't understand...

Obviously the average American doesn't understand government, and most don't understand how insurance works, to give two examples. People are amazingly adept at believing whatever they want to...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-31-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14,250
Views: 876,242
Posted By L David Matheny
That Seagate answer sounds confused or at least...

That Seagate answer sounds confused or at least confusing. They could mean that the drives now report that they use 512-byte sectors because the firmware transparently unblocks whatever larger...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-05-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14,250
Views: 876,242
Posted By L David Matheny
And discussion of any topic that relates somehow...

And discussion of any topic that relates somehow to every piece of equipment with TV tuners shouldn't be scattered over many threads devoted to the various pieces of equipment. Obviously such...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-21-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19,382
Views: 2,230,319
Posted By L David Matheny
This post...

This post (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/42-hdtv-recorders/1099071-official-avs-dish-dtvpal-dvr-topic-180.html#post16604281) by "Will in MKE" has interior photos and comments that might help you get...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-11-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13,820
Views: 1,016,828
Posted By L David Matheny
Panasonic apparently redid some of their web...

Panasonic apparently redid some of their web site(s), but I found this: http://shop.panasonic.com/support-only/TC-P50ST60.html?supportpage=true

It has a link for firmware and a manual...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-22-2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2,253
Views: 88,632
Posted By L David Matheny
"New Only" records only episodes with an original...

"New Only" records only episodes with an original air date during the past 28 days which were not already recorded.
"New & Repeats" records any episode which was not already recorded during the past...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-21-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2,253
Views: 88,632
Posted By L David Matheny
I agree completely. I also am OTA-only, and I'm...

I agree completely. I also am OTA-only, and I'm sure we're not the only ones who refuse to sit through commercials just because some sponsor is (foolishly) willing to pay to torture us with...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-04-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2,253
Views: 88,632
Posted By L David Matheny
I watch a lot of shows where SkipMode isn't...

I watch a lot of shows where SkipMode isn't available, mostly news and PBS shows, which gives me plenty of chances to notice things as I FF over them. So far I'm happy to use SkipMode whenever I can....
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-03-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2,253
Views: 88,632
Posted By L David Matheny
My Roamio (4-tuner, used for OTA) finally got...

My Roamio (4-tuner, used for OTA) finally got SkipMode sometime last night. After trying it today, I like the convenience a lot, and it will certainly save wear and tear on my remote. But I still...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-19-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2,253
Views: 88,632
Posted By L David Matheny
For future reference, a TiVo is receptive to...

For future reference, a TiVo is receptive to changes in remote code when in the System Information screen, but only from a remote operating in IR mode. Your new Roamio remote was probably operating...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   12-16-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,253
Views: 88,632
Posted By L David Matheny
I also see some picture artifacts (on a 55"...

I also see some picture artifacts (on a 55" plasma display), especially some jiggling or shimmering of graphics. I don't know whether they're an inevitable result of the speedup or whether the frame...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   10-09-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2,253
Views: 88,632
Posted By L David Matheny
I'm not offended by the Bolt, but I too prefer...

I'm not offended by the Bolt, but I too prefer the Borg school of equipment design: Rectangular, black and not too shiny.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-11-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13,820
Views: 1,016,828
Posted By L David Matheny
When I connect my UHF antenna and preamp to my...

When I connect my UHF antenna and preamp to my P55ST60, it receives pretty much the same channels as my TiVo Roamio with mostly similar quality. Before doing a factory reset on your TV, check...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-18-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19,382
Views: 2,230,319
Posted By L David Matheny
My download directory contains a file named...

My download directory contains a file named Dish_EchoStar_TR50_F208_0HUC00.upd dated 2010/04/22. I've never used it because I've never actually used a DTVPal, but I assume I downloaded it back then...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-08-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 27,577
Views: 3,737,646
Posted By L David Matheny
Transmitter components can fail, sometimes due to...

Transmitter components can fail, sometimes due to lightning damage or occasionally for other reasons. A local translator (retransmitter) for one of our PBS stations has been down twice this year, for...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-14-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 14,250
Views: 876,242
Posted By L David Matheny
The current arrangement works for me, too, but...

The current arrangement works for me, too, but I'm afraid there are forces of darkness working against us. If streaming is the future, we need that future to allow us some control over mindless...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-13-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14,250
Views: 876,242
Posted By L David Matheny
I also hope they "figured out recording",...

I also hope they "figured out recording", although I doubt that the issue here is technological. So-called "linear TV" appears to be essentially a streaming replacement for broadcast TV or maybe...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-05-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14,250
Views: 876,242
Posted By L David Matheny
Yes, I guess I should have checked for recent...

Yes, I guess I should have checked for recent threads before posting. Thanks.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-05-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14,250
Views: 876,242
Posted By L David Matheny
Some of the recent TiVo discussion was certainly...

Some of the recent TiVo discussion was certainly off-topic for this thread, but it was certainly relevant to the future of the DVR+. I wish you could have somehow moved those posts to a new thread...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   03-01-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2,551
Views: 153,394
Posted By L David Matheny
It sounds like you have solved your DVR problem....

It sounds like you have solved your DVR problem. But do your neighbors also experience a "slight flicker of the lights" often? That could be a symptom of a loose connection somewhere in your wiring,...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-26-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3,566
Views: 344,276
Posted By L David Matheny
If you don't want to have multipath problems,...

If you don't want to have multipath problems, each channel (frequency) must come from only one of the antennas. That can be done with something like the old Channel Master Join-tenna units, but I...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-26-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3,566
Views: 344,276
Posted By L David Matheny
I'd like to see a TiVo with two coaxial inputs...

I'd like to see a TiVo with two coaxial inputs each of which can be configured for either antenna or cable. Few if any users would have two cable systems, but a significant number of OTA users could...
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