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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 07:06 PM
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Posted By rothe
E-bay seller audiovideo410 bad repairs

I have, and I took the bait! Just to help others find this post via Google, the E-bay seller is "audiovideo410" out of Garden Grove, CA.

After the first repair, in February of this year, the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-23-2014, 05:20 PM
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Posted By rothe
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by nyctveng http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/275729/new-york-ny-ota/17100#post_24640125)

After much delay, it's finally going to...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-26-2014, 04:16 PM
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Posted By rothe
I purchased one of these at Sears a few months...

I purchased one of these at Sears a few months ago, on sale for a whopping $299! I'm more than satisfied with it for that price, but I've learned a few things about it that might help somebody else...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-28-2014, 03:24 PM
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Posted By rothe
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by NYC10033 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/275729/new-york-ny-ota/17040#post_24278904)

Hi,

I'm in northern Manhattan, near...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-13-2013, 04:14 PM
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Posted By rothe
The fact that this is happening after nightfall...

The fact that this is happening after nightfall points to lighting as a primary suspect. Try this trick that has helped for a few of us: grab an AM radio and tune it to a weak station. Walk around...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-24-2013, 12:05 PM
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Posted By rothe
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by LenL http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/275729/new-york-ny-ota/16920#post_23870375)

LED lighting ONLY impact's reception for VHF...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-23-2013, 04:59 PM
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Posted By rothe
Wow! I just took my own advice, and grabbed...

Wow!

I just took my own advice, and grabbed a portable radio and walked around the house. I switched it to the AM band with a weak station tuned in, and just listened for hum and static.

The...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-23-2013, 03:16 PM
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Posted By rothe
Define "central NJ." I'm in Ocean Grove, and...

Define "central NJ." I'm in Ocean Grove, and I've certainly been having more trouble lately getting my two favorite off-axis stations. (NJTV and WLIW are my only two receivable PBS sources. WNET is...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-01-2013, 07:35 AM
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Posted By rothe
Looking at that setup and environment, I see a...

Looking at that setup and environment, I see a few issues. You're correct about the trees, but they're not yours to mow down. So your only alternative is altitude. ANY more height will gain you...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-06-2013, 04:34 AM
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Posted By rothe
Try NJ Today for local NJ-centric coverage. Pick...

Try NJ Today for local NJ-centric coverage. Pick it up on channel 50 in north Jersey. Rebroadcast four times per day.

http://www.njtvonline.org/njtoday/
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-01-2013, 02:21 PM
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Posted By rothe
Stuff that I learned from using a spectrum...

Stuff that I learned from using a spectrum analyzer:

Reflections, whether from distant buildings or geographical features, or from near-field surfaces like roofing shingles or brick walls, will...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-30-2013, 08:31 AM
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Posted By rothe
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by AloEuro http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/275729/new-york-ny-ota/16680#post_23472286)

I have Sony20inch 1996 .... Analog TV...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-19-2013, 08:59 AM
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Posted By rothe
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by AloEuro http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/275729/new-york-ny-ota/16650#post_23444235)

...however on small 20inch. screen the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-17-2013, 01:14 PM
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Posted By rothe
Is there any interest among the forum membership...

Is there any interest among the forum membership in renting a spectrum analyzer? I have a Sencore 1454 that is calibrated and spends most of it's time sitting in a box, and every time I read about...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-16-2013, 08:26 AM
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Posted By rothe
Yay! I can actually receive this, and I'm as far...

Yay! I can actually receive this, and I'm as far away as Ocean Grove, NJ. It'll be nice to have another HD source for PBS programming.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-18-2013, 03:14 PM
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Posted By rothe
"Best" will be a difficult thing to nail down in...

"Best" will be a difficult thing to nail down in forum responses - it's too subjective - but I've heard some pretty impressive stuff coming over the PBS music programs like "Live at the Artists Den"...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-21-2012, 06:08 AM
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Posted By rothe
LenL - 75 ohm Terminators: ...

LenL -

75 ohm Terminators:

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2103064 (http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103064)
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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-05-2012, 04:22 PM
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Posted By rothe
Quote:Originally Posted by LenL...

Quote:Originally Posted by LenL http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21736096)

Its tough to make any comparisons for you since I have 3 antennas at...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-05-2012, 05:48 AM
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Posted By rothe
Quote:Originally Posted by LenL...

Quote:Originally Posted by LenL http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21735683)

You did not get any feedback so I will chime in. I had a problem a few...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-04-2012, 02:11 PM
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Posted By rothe
Just an update: I checked this signal with my...

Just an update: I checked this signal with my spectrum analyzer, and again, I have a good, strong signal with no evidence of noise or multipath. I suspect that the problem is upstream of the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-04-2012, 07:57 AM
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Posted By rothe
Anybody else having ongoing problems receiving...

Anybody else having ongoing problems receiving NJTV 50.1? Unlike last time, the PSIP *may be OK* because I can pick up SOMETHING, but for about a week now it's been too weak to record a complete...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-27-2012, 12:05 PM
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Posted By rothe
Quote:Originally Posted by icemannyr...

Quote:Originally Posted by icemannyr http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21702836)

Could it be a PSIP error effecting some TVs and Tuners?
I did a...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-27-2012, 04:37 AM
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Posted By rothe
Quote:Originally Posted by icemannyr...

Quote:Originally Posted by icemannyr http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21702836)

Could it be a PSIP error effecting some TVs and Tuners?


It...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-26-2012, 05:46 AM
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Posted By rothe
Quote:Originally Posted by ME!...

Quote:Originally Posted by ME! http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21699120)

I have some file analysis tools that I'll try to use against a new...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-26-2012, 04:54 AM
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Posted By rothe
Quote:Originally Posted by jpru34...

Quote:Originally Posted by jpru34 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21698445)

On my TV I have 100% signal strength on channel 50 but it says...
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