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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-12-2007, 10:35 AM
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Views: 779,099
Posted By W8EEY
I too wondered what happened to Channels 65.1 &...

I too wondered what happened to Channels 65.1 & 65.2. I figured that AVSForum would have the scoop and found this thread.

Using the phone number provided here I called WUPV today (3-12-2007) and...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-26-2007, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3,648
Views: 609,731
Posted By W8EEY
Re: Eliminating Ground Loop from your antenna...

Re: Eliminating Ground Loop from your antenna lead

You can buy from Radio Shack two "Matching Transformers" (15-1140) and one 2- Position Barrier Strip (274-656). Use the Barrier Strip to connect...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   01-10-2005, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By W8EEY
I wanted to make sure that stateside owners of...

I wanted to make sure that stateside owners of the RCA Scenium DRS7000N digital video recorder are aware of some new beta software. It is called DTH Explorer. I found it from a post in the following...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   08-27-2004, 12:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By W8EEY
Ah, an "intermittent" problem. These are always...

Ah, an "intermittent" problem. These are always the hardest.

But the fact that it's working again suggests that you might indeed have a bad connection or possibly a component that fails only when...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   08-26-2004, 02:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 935
Posted By W8EEY
One unit I can recommend is the RCA Scenium...

One unit I can recommend is the RCA Scenium DRC7005N. This is a combination DVD Player and PVR. This can either record using basic timers (up to 16) or via a free (GemStar I think) graphical guide...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   08-26-2004, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By W8EEY
As a former TV repairman (in a previous career)...

As a former TV repairman (in a previous career) what you have described is a loss of vertical deflection of the CRT beam in the picture tube. The beam is being moved left and right OK (hence the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-04-2004, 02:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By W8EEY
I have the AIW Remote Wonder, and it works fine...

I have the AIW Remote Wonder, and it works fine for me between adjacent rooms (computers are in one room and the TV in another).

One thing I did was buy a ten-foot USB extension cable to move the...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   02-21-2004, 11:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By W8EEY
Jairo, I did a quick check online and I see...

Jairo,

I did a quick check online and I see that Columbia uses the NTSC TV standard (same as US). Therefore your satellite receiver output is also likely to be NTSC.

You might consider...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   02-21-2004, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By W8EEY
This post recounts a problem I had with my...

This post recounts a problem I had with my roughly two year old HDTV and the ultimate solution.

Problem: The main NTSC tuner in the TV suddenly failed. The first sympton was that when I changed...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-17-2003, 02:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,604
Posted By W8EEY
I am an American now living in Northern Greece....

I am an American now living in Northern Greece. I was spoiled living in North Carolina, and receiving OTA HDTV from WRAL (and other stations). After I moved, I never expected to be able to view HDTV...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   08-04-2003, 02:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By W8EEY
I completely understand hard to access...

I completely understand hard to access connectors!

I would try disconnecting one box from the Y as you suggest and see what the signal looks like. The issue is that even the "open" end of a cable...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   08-01-2003, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By W8EEY
Just remember, that if you "Y" together the...

Just remember, that if you "Y" together the outputs of two devices (say the Gamecube & Xbox) you are running the signals not only into the "input" of the TV but also into the "output" of the other...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-26-2002, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 1,585,006
Posted By W8EEY
For gillcup I have seen the same problem...

For gillcup

I have seen the same problem you described on the WRAL-DT signal. Video briefly interrupted (goes to black) with the audio OK. This is a recent issue. Have not seen this in the past....
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-03-2002, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By W8EEY
All, I received my T150 back from Samsung's...

All,

I received my T150 back from Samsung's service center yesterday. The service center is CVE Inc, located in Carlstadt, NJ.

I hooked it up and it is working normally! The unit returned to...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   09-12-2002, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By W8EEY
As no one else has responded, I'll take a shot...

As no one else has responded, I'll take a shot at this. It could be there is no problem (just good hearing on your part).

I do not have the same model set that you have. But I do have a nine year...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-12-2002, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By W8EEY
This is FYI to all T150 set top box owners (and...

This is FYI to all T150 set top box owners (and those considering Samsung products).

My T150, purchased new from B&H Photovideo, NYC on 5/3/02, went "belly up" yesterday afternoon. I'd watched...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   08-10-2002, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By W8EEY
Mr. Gonk, Control of Brightness, Contrast,...

Mr. Gonk,

Control of Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Color and Tint (Hue) are found in the Menu. The first (top) pick with the Color Bars Icon selects the Picture controls. The individual...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   08-09-2002, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By W8EEY
Don (and all), I took your suggestion and...

Don (and all),

I took your suggestion and reset the output of my STB to 480p. Then I tried the zoom mode on my Samsung TXM3097.

No joy.

Changing the "P Size" gives an error message...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   08-08-2002, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By W8EEY
Josh, The only progressive video source...

Josh,

The only progressive video source that I have is a Samsung SIR-T150 STB. It feeds the TXM3097 at 1080i via a component input. You cannot change the picture size (zoom) of a component...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   08-08-2002, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By W8EEY
I own the TXM 3097. The set has four stretch...

I own the TXM 3097. The set has four stretch modes, plus standard 4:3 with grey bars on the sides.

The first mode is Wide, which seems to stretch a 4:3 image linearly (horizontally) to fill the...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   08-07-2002, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By W8EEY
You might try this... Unplug the AC cord...

You might try this...

Unplug the AC cord and let the set sit for about 15 minutes. Plug the cord back into the wall, and look for an LED that lights on the front panel (indicates that the set is...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   08-02-2002, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,223
Posted By W8EEY
From reading other posts (but not specific to...

From reading other posts (but not specific to the Samsung HDTV) I believe 3:2 pulldown is enabled no matter which input is used (including component).

Can anyone else confirm?

I'm not sure...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-02-2002, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 617
Posted By W8EEY
I have the T150. I leave it in 1080i all the...

I have the T150. I leave it in 1080i all the time. Picture quality, even with ABC (at 720p) is excellent.

Before I bought my HDTV I set the switch to 480i, and used the composite out to feed my...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   08-02-2002, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,223
Posted By W8EEY
I have the Samsung TXM 3097. In answer to your...

I have the Samsung TXM 3097. In answer to your questions:

480p/1080i display >> I'm using a Samsung SIR-T150 OTA STB, feeding one of the Component inputs at 1080i. IMHO the picture quality is...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   07-19-2002, 10:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,497
Posted By W8EEY
Ahsan, I have not yet seen a Samsung...

Ahsan,

I have not yet seen a Samsung Widescreen set at Best Buy. My comment to Pocatello was to acknowledge that the Best Buy website info has apparently changed. (I bought mine from Sears.)

I...
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