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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-07-2006, 02:58 PM
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Posted By sledford
I'm attempting to watch the Florida/LSu game and...

I'm attempting to watch the Florida/LSu game and the signal seems to be cutting out quite often, about every 2-3 minutes. It's not that it's just dropping in strength but dropping to near 0...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-03-2004, 03:06 PM
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Views: 486,360
Posted By sledford
If you live in a non-O&O area, you can get...

If you live in a non-O&O area, you can get FOX-HD & CBS-HD on DirecTV by uh, "moving" your service address (not your billing address) to a white area. See DBSForums.com for info on "moving" to a...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-29-2004, 08:21 AM
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Views: 486,360
Posted By sledford
Not sure if any of you all had seen this or even...

Not sure if any of you all had seen this or even if it's ok to post a link to an advocate site, but Dish is sponsoring a web site to be a consumer conduit to Congress and local newspapers to push...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-09-2004, 08:33 AM
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Views: 486,360
Posted By sledford
Now the BIG question for NBA nuts like me: ...

Now the BIG question for NBA nuts like me:

* Will the NBA playoffs be broadcast in HD?
* Will 33/40 be broadcasting HD in time to get to us?

FWIW, I'm on the down side of the mountain on...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-05-2004, 10:03 AM
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Views: 486,360
Posted By sledford
I can't recall if this has already been covered,...

I can't recall if this has already been covered, but as I understand it, the ABC HD broadcast will be VHF. Is there a VHF antenna model stocked at Home Depot or Radio Shack that is recommended for...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-29-2004, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By sledford
Just an observation about this combination. I...

Just an observation about this combination. I had originally set my Dish 811, which for those that don't know is an HDTV satellite box, to output natively at 720 through the DVI to my Panny AE500U....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-24-2004, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By sledford
It'll just turn into a marketing campaign for...

It'll just turn into a marketing campaign for Intel why their 64 bit extensions for their Xeon are now necessary. :D

It was all planned from the beginning, how Intel would save the world by...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-23-2004, 02:48 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 73,985
Posted By sledford
I would naturally agree with but 2 exceptions: ...

I would naturally agree with but 2 exceptions:

1) The DVI input will actually be my Dish HD receiver
2) 4 week lead time on the D1

Because of those two things, I decided to just hang out with...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-23-2004, 01:05 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 73,985
Posted By sledford
New owner of the AE500U. Got mine last Thursday...

New owner of the AE500U. Got mine last Thursday and did a quickie setup that night and watched a few DVDs to give it a spin. The wall I was projecting on was not yet painted with my final screen and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-17-2004, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4,732
Views: 486,360
Posted By sledford
Can anyone update the listing of HD channels in...

Can anyone update the listing of HD channels in the 2nd post with their current transmission power? This would help tremendously in setting expectations of the strength of signal received at various...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-17-2004, 11:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 62
Posted By sledford
Can anyone update the listing of HD channels in...

Can anyone update the listing of HD channels in the 2nd post with their current transmission power? This would help tremendously in setting expectations of the strength of signal received at various...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-17-2004, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,050
Posted By sledford
Trying to figure this out. I can't seem to find...

Trying to figure this out. I can't seem to find any negatives to buying the AE500U today vs waiting for my pre-order of an L500U be filled next week. Am I missing something?
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-15-2004, 11:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,246
Posted By sledford
Quote: Originally posted by h2hummer I...

Quote:
Originally posted by h2hummer
I thought I just did. I looked over at the other two projectors he is pondering and sde and vertical banding did it in for me with them. If he has been around...
Forum: Speakers   11-08-2003, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By sledford
Why not build from scratch? Have you ever...

Why not build from scratch?

Have you ever veneered a cabinet before? Not exactly a walk in the park and the wife has her standards that I have to live up to. :)

Thanks for the links. Adire...
Forum: Speakers   11-07-2003, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By sledford
I've been doing some extensive research on...

I've been doing some extensive research on sub-woofer kits this week. I'm choosing to go this route because I'm a major DIY'er but also could not find all of the information on pre-built subs that I...
Forum: Speakers   11-07-2003, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By sledford
I have the same set in a room about 15x22 and...

I have the same set in a room about 15x22 and the satellites are ok. However, the sub is complete crap in my book and I'm in the process of replacing it. It gets overloaded very easily with lots of...
Forum: Speakers   11-03-2003, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By sledford
I purchased a Polk audio 5.1 set about a year...

I purchased a Polk audio 5.1 set about a year ago to start dipping my toe into HT audio. The one thing I've been totally disappointed with is my sub and center channel. I'm attacking the sub first...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-06-2003, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By sledford
Where do you find the 2 PCI slot riser? That has...

Where do you find the 2 PCI slot riser? That has been my #1 problem with buying one of these EPIAs.
Forum: Rear Projection Units   10-06-2003, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By sledford
This is about a 3 year old model and now that...

This is about a 3 year old model and now that I'm watching more HD content, those grey bars at the top and bottom when in 1080i mode are annoying the fool out of me. I've tried some of the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-24-2003, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By sledford
Dave, trees are my problem too. No clear area...

Dave, trees are my problem too. No clear area except in the street and that is obviously no option for placing an antenna. ;-)

So, with all the trees what did you do?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-22-2003, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By sledford
I should have asked the obvious question as well...

I should have asked the obvious question as well being new to the area, where can I buy a CM 4228 locally? Shipping on these dogs is pretty stout in looking on line.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-22-2003, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By sledford
Quote: Originally posted by David Richardson ...

Quote:
Originally posted by David Richardson


I've had success with the Channel master 4228 8 bay antenna out your way. Even on Hwy 119 behind the hill( no LOS). Pulled in everything except...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-22-2003, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By sledford
You can find many different antenna design...

You can find many different antenna design software pacakges on the internet that can enable you to literally build a custom antenna for different purposes. It's not real difficult but they are...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-20-2003, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By sledford
I just moved to Birmingham from Austin and...

I just moved to Birmingham from Austin and finding that the terrain here is much more challenging for OTA than I had experience with in the past. The trouble is that I'm on the south side of a hill...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-31-2003, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By sledford
Hey folks, I'm a newbie to projectors and I need...

Hey folks, I'm a newbie to projectors and I need some advice as I'm in information overload of what specs matter and to what degree. My question is basically, I have a room with a 13'1" distance...
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