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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-30-2015, 02:05 PM
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Posted By jjeff
Personally I'd stay clear of the amplified...

Personally I'd stay clear of the amplified antennas like you've linked, if you need to feed more than a couple TVs I'd just use a distribution amp with a non amplified more directional antenna. I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-29-2015, 10:25 AM
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Posted By jjeff
If I were doing it over I'd get a CM4228 8 bay...

If I were doing it over I'd get a CM4228 8 bay bowtie and mount it outside. I'm in Bville and running a UHF/VHF in my attic and get pretty decent results but do occasionally have issues with 4.1 and...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-28-2015, 04:18 PM
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Posted By jjeff
Your cable box is for cable signals only, it...

Your cable box is for cable signals only, it won't tune or record ATSC or what we get OTA. I know some satellite DVRs may have a OTA tuner but I've never seen a cable tuner that had that option....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-28-2015, 02:23 PM
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Posted By jjeff
I only show one 17.1 and it's called WUMNLD and I...

I only show one 17.1 and it's called WUMNLD and I get listings......I haven't done a rescan lately though.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-28-2015, 02:21 PM
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Posted By jjeff
I'm showing listings for 11.3 on my...

I'm showing listings for 11.3 on my Tivo......have been for quite some time I believe.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-28-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 63
Posted By jjeff
From your description I'd suspect dirty video...

From your description I'd suspect dirty video heads. When playing if your VCR detects snow it may enable a picture blanking circuit(generally goes blue but I suppose it could go black) but when...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-27-2015, 12:53 PM
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Posted By jjeff
I agree with JHBrandt, those channels are most...

I agree with JHBrandt, those channels are most certainly analog. As JH said, QAM tuners are really only used in the professional market costing several several hundreds of dollars if not in the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-27-2015, 07:57 AM
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Posted By jjeff
Did you get a iView through W/M or was it one of...

Did you get a iView through W/M or was it one of it's clones? I didn't realize W/M sold the iView.
Personally I wouldn't worry about the firmware unless you run into issues, I'm running quite older...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-26-2015, 02:41 PM
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Posted By jjeff
Nice! they go from the worst looking SD material...

Nice! they go from the worst looking SD material I've seen to pretty decent 1080i HD, thats a turn around :cool: If or when the Spanish DWTS comes back around it won't be so painful to watch, last...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-26-2015, 02:35 PM
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Views: 25,234
Posted By jjeff
I watched this weeks episode and wasn't even...

I watched this weeks episode and wasn't even thinking about the black level, on that note I didn't think to myself that anything was wrong. After seeing this thread I rewatched parts and while things...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-25-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By jjeff
I kept looking for one too but finally couldn't...

I kept looking for one too but finally couldn't wait any longer and decided to make one myself :D After making it I noticed most of the newer threads are omitting the "HD" in the thread name, guess...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-25-2015, 03:32 PM
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Posted By jjeff
^^^ I couldn't find any either :confused: The...

^^^ I couldn't find any either :confused:
The closest I could find was Weigel Broadcasting, it's parent company. Even Weigel's site was very poor in regards to H&I with no schedule I could find.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-25-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By jjeff
Actually it should convert any picture or even a...

Actually it should convert any picture or even a NTSC stored video to PAL if set to PAL output, at least thats how my Nikon works(IOW I didn't have to shoot anything different to do my test, I just...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-25-2015, 10:29 AM
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Posted By jjeff
Oh thats right, Acme changed it's name to AEI a...

Oh thats right, Acme changed it's name to AEI a long time ago, but last I knew they were downtown Minneapolis on Washington Ave sandwiched between a couple of bars just North of Henepin Ave. Looks...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-25-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By jjeff
50hz line frequency support is no guarantee it...

50hz line frequency support is no guarantee it will support 50hz video frequency, but it's a good sign. Also not sure if I mentioned it earlier but my LG LCD HDTV which is just a standard off the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-24-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By jjeff
Backstrom on FOX HD

Anyone else watch Backstrom? I personally thought it was a bit of a wild ride, curmudgeon old(if you can call him old :confused:)detective who breaks all the rules but knows more than all his other...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-23-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 222
Posted By jjeff
That 8-bay bow tie is a good design, best for UHF...

That 8-bay bow tie is a good design, best for UHF and down to about high VHF.
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-22-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By jjeff
Yes, they are on the cheapish side but if only...

Yes, they are on the cheapish side but if only using them for the tuner and not DVR you may eliminate the issues caused by overloading the internal power supply.
The PSIP guides are kind of quirky...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-22-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 222
Posted By jjeff
Yes I'm just using a 2-way splitter and putting...

Yes I'm just using a 2-way splitter and putting my antennas on the outputs and my Tivo on the input, simply combining the two antennas. Attenuators are cheap to try first, I played with 6 and 10db...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-22-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 222
Posted By jjeff
Sounds exactly like my issue. You could try an...

Sounds exactly like my issue. You could try an attenuator as I tried and it did seem to help a bit but only using the second antenna do I get 99.5% problem free reception :)
Signal fluctuation is a...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-21-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 222
Posted By jjeff
I've read the Romeo is supposed to be better than...

I've read the Romeo is supposed to be better than the Premiere(which is generally considered to be the worst for multipath) but then people have said the Tivo HD was supposed to be good too and I...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-21-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 222
Posted By jjeff
This may sound odd but to get reliable signal on...

This may sound odd but to get reliable signal on a couple channels with my Tivo HD I've installed a backwards splitter right before the Tivo, one side coming from the attic antenna one from a Terk...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-21-2015, 01:45 PM
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Views: 293,561
Posted By jjeff
Wow 1 year, thats pathetic! with solid state...

Wow 1 year, thats pathetic! with solid state electronics they have the capability of going for decades, not years like vacuum tube electronics :(
Knock on wood my original production iView(with free...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-20-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 284,812
Posted By jjeff
^^^^ Now thats one network I can honestly say...

^^^^ Now thats one network I can honestly say I've never watched......more than a few minutes anyway :D
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-20-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By jjeff
Vizio TVs use the IR code of several well known...

Vizio TVs use the IR code of several well known brands, my Vizio has similar codes as my Sony HDTV, luckily they are in separate rooms. I've never had luck with polarizing filters but do use IR...
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