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Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   03-01-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 597
Posted By scoosdad
I think you're going to be disappointed on all...

I think you're going to be disappointed on all counts. It appears that copyright protection on just about all your devices will block the Hauppauge box from recording any of them via HDMI.
...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   03-01-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By scoosdad
Go into the "Device Settings" button and set the...

Go into the "Device Settings" button and set the sharpness control all the way to the max. Unfortunately the Hauppauge box excels at capturing HD from its component video inputs, but is very sub-par...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-14-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,631
Posted By scoosdad
According to the recorder's manual, you can only...

According to the recorder's manual, you can only record in component interlaced, not progressive:

"The COMPONENT VIDEO Y PB PR In jacks are only used for 'interlaced' signals. Signals using...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   01-21-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By scoosdad
No, there's no firmware fix for that kind of...

No, there's no firmware fix for that kind of issue. If your antenna is outside, what you should do instead of moving the antenna in a different direction, is to add a second fixed antenna pointed in...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   05-23-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,020
Posted By scoosdad
Technical Data Antennas Direct 91XG Antenna: ...

Technical Data Antennas Direct 91XG Antenna:

Dimensions:
Length = 93 in.
Width = 20 in.
Height = 22 in.
Turning Radius: 52 in.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-19-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 154
Posted By scoosdad
Maybe strictly a little off-topic for this...

Maybe strictly a little off-topic for this forum, but seems to be as good a place as any to post it:

Thanks to Robert and all the other Boston area broadcast professionals who probably haven't...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-28-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,694
Posted By scoosdad
That looks like a very old-school "66" type...

That looks like a very old-school "66" type telephone company punch block. I'm really surprised the person who put the wiring in given that it's a new house didn't put it on a more user-friendly...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-22-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,665
Posted By scoosdad
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by techspark http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   02-15-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 25,332
Posted By scoosdad
And the inevitable fine print on the Blackmagic...

And the inevitable fine print on the Blackmagic Design Intensity product specs:

"HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources."
...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-15-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,003
Posted By scoosdad
There is a buyer's comment on the second page of...

There is a buyer's comment on the second page of the review section saying that the specifications are wrong and it's not possible to record out to an external USB device:
...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-13-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,003
Posted By scoosdad
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by dare2be http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1457659/dvd-recorder-help#post_22958910)

USB

In the unlikely event that you fill up...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   01-25-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 143,581
Posted By scoosdad
This looks like it might be what you need: ...

This looks like it might be what you need:

http://www.channelmaster.com/Digital_TV_and_HDTV_HD_digital_recorder_CM_7000PAL_DVR_s/120.htm
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-30-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10,671
Views: 1,032,965
Posted By scoosdad
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by W1KNE http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/28454/boston-ma-ota/10380#post_22355976)

The big self supporting tower on the left hand...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-26-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 737
Posted By scoosdad
The maker of that TBC is AV Toolbox, which is...

The maker of that TBC is AV Toolbox, which is the consumer products division of the well-known professional video manufacturer, TVOne:

http://www.tvone.com/index.php

My employer is a TVOne...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-07-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,422
Posted By scoosdad
Unless your amplified 8 way splitters are...

Unless your amplified 8 way splitters are two-way amplification (passes signals in both direction), they're not suitable to connect your cable equipment to, either your cable modem or your cable...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   05-19-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,034
Posted By scoosdad
On a recording of a video game you will never...

On a recording of a video game you will never notice the difference between a recording made at 720p and 1080p. Not worth the money, ever, to buy a converter just to get that 1080p resolution out of...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   05-13-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,034
Posted By scoosdad
No, it won't work. A VGA to component cable...

No, it won't work.

A VGA to component cable doesn't give you a converted component signal you need to record on a Hauppauge PVR. Those kinds of cables exist to be able to input a component signal...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   05-13-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,702
Posted By scoosdad
Without the schematic there's no easy way to...

Without the schematic there's no easy way to tell if it's a switching power supply or not. A switching power supply is generally simpler when you look at it visually but you'd need to know what...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   05-13-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,702
Posted By scoosdad
The motors in any VCR made in the last 50 years...

The motors in any VCR made in the last 50 years all use DC (direct current) so will not be affected by the difference between 50 and 60 Hz AC power at the plug. AC is immediately converted to a...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-07-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,399
Posted By scoosdad
It's been my experience that component to...

It's been my experience that component to composite converters don't strip out copyright protection because they don't need to! Most of the cable and satellite boxes I've encountered don't have any...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-20-2011, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10,671
Views: 1,032,965
Posted By scoosdad
They did, reception was reported by many viewers...

They did, reception was reported by many viewers to be much worse or non-existant on VHF, and they abandoned that plan and went back to UHF. It all happened within a very short time frame, if I...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   12-01-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,125
Posted By scoosdad
I would use an active USB extension cable and...

I would use an active USB extension cable and not just a passive one. Something like this from Monoprice:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   10-14-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 961
Posted By scoosdad
No settings to fix that unfortunately. It...

No settings to fix that unfortunately.

It takes a lot of real time to process and convert the signal like that. When I'm recording from my cable box on my Hauppauge PVR and watching the output...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-14-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,399
Posted By scoosdad
While we're on the subject of UVerse and...

While we're on the subject of UVerse and quality:

One UVerse "gotcha" that some people overlook in the fine print is that the cable TV bandwidth is not unlimited, so you have a limit to the...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-04-2011, 05:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,399
Posted By scoosdad
A friend has Uverse in CT and he was complaining...

A friend has Uverse in CT and he was complaining just recently about that same thing, that he can't set a timer in the Uverse box to automatically tune to a channel at a given time. He was more...
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