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Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-06-2012, 09:15 AM
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Views: 11,351
Posted By jdmcdonald
Quote:Originally Posted by Dan L Beattie...

Quote:Originally Posted by Dan L Beattie http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21403194)

I just can't imagine what it would be like to watch the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-06-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4,974
Views: 509,717
Posted By jdmcdonald
Did anybody else notice short audio dropouts...

Did anybody else notice short audio dropouts last night on WAND
during the Super Bowl?
It was not a signal level problem since the picture was fine.

Doug McDonald
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-19-2008, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 376,374
Posted By jdmcdonald
Our cable company uses the 6416. I found a...

Our cable company uses the 6416. I found a problem since I changed to cable: attaching the cable line causes the analog audio output of my TV to have a bad hum in it. I tried
isolating the cable...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   06-14-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 801
Posted By jdmcdonald
I am looking for a new TV. I'd rather have rear...

I am looking for a new TV. I'd rather have rear projection than LCD.

But I'd like true 24 Hz output (no 3:2 etc.). I can find some info on that
in various threads. But no "list" of sets that...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-11-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 376,374
Posted By jdmcdonald
Comcast rents me a DCH6416. I found the...

Comcast rents me a DCH6416. I found the indtsllstion manual.

Where where are instructions for using the thing. I can get it to do various things,
like record and play back. But what do all those...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-11-2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4,974
Views: 509,717
Posted By jdmcdonald
I just got Comcast HD cable, since my Dish...

I just got Comcast HD cable, since my Dish reception went out when my apartment owner put in new windows (unless I open the window, of course) and I never was able to get the 110 satellite, even...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-07-2007, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4,974
Views: 509,717
Posted By jdmcdonald
You are not getting WCCU-DT because they are off...

You are not getting WCCU-DT because they are off the air, no signal at all, its been like that for several days.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-17-2007, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4,974
Views: 509,717
Posted By jdmcdonald
Big DX event This morning coming back from...

Big DX event

This morning coming back from my walk in the (Meadowbrook) park, at 7 AM, WILL-FM
101.1 was unlistenable ... this at about 1.5 miles from the transmitter, due to interference....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-04-2007, 06:20 AM
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Views: 509,717
Posted By jdmcdonald
Quote:Originally Posted by menger...

Quote:Originally Posted by menger http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

Working fine here. Trees dude.


Not trees ... it was actually dead, no...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-02-2007, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4,974
Views: 509,717
Posted By jdmcdonald
Has anybody else noticed that WICD-DT seems dead...

Has anybody else noticed that WICD-DT seems dead as a doornail?

Doug McDonald
Forum: Portable A/V   05-01-2007, 10:21 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,005
Posted By jdmcdonald
In reply to my last post (previous one in this...

In reply to my last post (previous one in this thread) I bought an Ipod Nano.

"You can have any color as long as it is black".

It has lasted three days!

And it works just fine as a music...
Forum: Portable A/V   04-29-2007, 06:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,802
Posted By jdmcdonald
I had a Zen Micro Vision 8 gig. I liked it. It...

I had a Zen Micro Vision 8 gig. I liked it. It broke in two days, froze up and would not connect to computer at all. Called their help line and they said it was dead, return it. So I did.

What...
Forum: Portable A/V   04-29-2007, 06:18 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,005
Posted By jdmcdonald
None. I have owned four MP3/teensy video players...

None. I have owned four MP3/teensy video players in the last month: all broke.

I first tried a Sansa E280. I though it an OK MP3 player and the best FM portable
I have ever had since full analog...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-08-2007, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4,974
Views: 509,717
Posted By jdmcdonald
Quote:Originally Posted by myk247365...

Quote:Originally Posted by myk247365 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

It's a Philips PHDTV3 Indoor HDTV UHF/VHF Powered Antenna. It seems very...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-29-2007, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4,974
Views: 509,717
Posted By jdmcdonald
I think WCIA is now is at full power. It seems a...

I think WCIA is now is at full power. It seems a bit stronger on my spectrum analyzer. This is not of course verified by the horse's mouth.

Doug McDonald
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-25-2007, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4,974
Views: 509,717
Posted By jdmcdonald
Quote:Originally Posted by jdh8668...

Quote:Originally Posted by jdh8668 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

So why is it then Doug that when it's windy (25mph plus)all of the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-23-2007, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4,974
Views: 509,717
Posted By jdmcdonald
Quote:Originally Posted by mrmopar5287...

Quote:Originally Posted by mrmopar5287 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

If the tower is not securely anchored (and I mean rock solid tight)...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-16-2007, 05:21 PM
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Views: 509,717
Posted By jdmcdonald
WCIA's power on my spectrum analyzer is exactly...

WCIA's power on my spectrum analyzer is exactly what is was before they went to
high power.

Just before the flubbing Illini game.

Doug McDonand
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-16-2007, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4,974
Views: 509,717
Posted By jdmcdonald
I have considered the various RF filter/traps....

I have considered the various RF filter/traps. The cheap consumer ones are made by, I think, Windgard and are called (I'm sure) Jointennas. They are hard to find these daya but a very few online...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-12-2007, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4,974
Views: 509,717
Posted By jdmcdonald
Quote:Originally Posted by Cap'n Preshoot...

Quote:Originally Posted by Cap'n Preshoot http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

I've not done a lot of UHF propagation work, esp. not in the last...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-11-2007, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4,974
Views: 509,717
Posted By jdmcdonald
Quote: Only a couple things could...

Quote:


Only a couple things could account for that large of a signal drop, either

* A very significant cut in transmitter power, or
* An antenna change, or
* Antenna or transmission line...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-10-2007, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4,974
Views: 509,717
Posted By jdmcdonald
I think I know what has happened to WCIA. ...

I think I know what has happened to WCIA.

They have metamorphosed into 48-1 and 48-2. They got lost a couple of days ago
and reappeared when I rescanned. This is the Accurian receiver.

Note,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-06-2007, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4,974
Views: 509,717
Posted By jdmcdonald
I live near Windsor and First. The WCIA DT...

I live near Windsor and First. The WCIA DT signal has indeed dropped recently, as seen on my spectrum analyzer, perhaps 3 to 5 dB. I don't know why. However, where I live it is still rock solid with...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-22-2007, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4,974
Views: 509,717
Posted By jdmcdonald
WCIA's Pats - Colts game suffered from serious...

WCIA's Pats - Colts game suffered from serious artefact problems. I hope that this is
not permanent. At least it didn't suffer from lip sync problems.

Doug McDonald
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-21-2007, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4,974
Views: 509,717
Posted By jdmcdonald
According to my Longley-Rice program, with a 30...

According to my Longley-Rice program, with a 30 foot high antenna WCIA should be line of sight and receivable now in Decatur at the higher elevations. At lower elevation, like along the lake, it is...
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