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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-30-2015, 03:18 PM
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Posted By bdfox18doe
being in mt holly, in the shadow of the Wbtv and...

being in mt holly, in the shadow of the Wbtv and Wcnc tower, ( and a myriad of other rf signals such as FM)..the worst recommendation for you to try would be an amplifier..you 're just asking for...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-27-2015, 04:13 AM
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Posted By bdfox18doe
My sources say June.

My sources say June.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-23-2015, 05:32 AM
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Posted By bdfox18doe
Baofeng Uv5r from Amazon..just don't use it to...

Baofeng Uv5r from Amazon..just don't use it to transmit unless you have the correct amatuer license....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-22-2015, 07:54 AM
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Posted By bdfox18doe
As a broadcaster, but mainly a viewer and weather...

As a broadcaster, but mainly a viewer and weather junkie myself;there is a fine line between warning the public and chicken little the sky is falling...
Not sure how I will be saved from such...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-15-2015, 12:34 PM
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Posted By bdfox18doe
You are correct Tom. Plus you have been in the...

You are correct Tom. Plus you have been in the business far longer than most anyone here.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-14-2015, 01:23 PM
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Posted By bdfox18doe
In today's connected world ..with way too many ...

In today's connected world ..with way too many ways of getting weather quickly and easily for free..why use up an OTA channel for wx when you can use it for something that can provide a positive...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-01-2015, 03:45 PM
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Posted By bdfox18doe
So would I..now if only the AwFul Telco &...

So would I..now if only the AwFul Telco & Telegraph company would get with the program..They tell me I am too far from the VRad/DSLAM for more than I get now.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-27-2015, 08:41 AM
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Posted By bdfox18doe
There have been no other reports of issues with...

There have been no other reports of issues with QVC guide data on 18.4 that we know of. It's a 3rd party service anyway.
Now the outage you mentioned the other night was due to snow fade (in the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-25-2015, 04:21 AM
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Posted By bdfox18doe
Yes, the only way to watch AntennaTv is with an...

Yes, the only way to watch AntennaTv is with an Antenna.....On your Tv...:laugh:
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-24-2015, 02:53 PM
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Posted By bdfox18doe
Yes, and TWC has resisted carrying any additional...

Yes, and TWC has resisted carrying any additional subchannels.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-23-2015, 02:14 PM
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Posted By bdfox18doe
Ditto for QVC.

Ditto for QVC.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-30-2015, 07:50 AM
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Posted By bdfox18doe
Which is irrelevant if stronger signals overload...

Which is irrelevant if stronger signals overload the front end of the Tv's tuner. The amp can't equalize differing signal levels........................
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-30-2015, 05:10 AM
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Posted By bdfox18doe
I know some here are quick to recommend a preamp...

I know some here are quick to recommend a preamp every single time someone asks about an antenna,but in general they should be avoided unless absolutely necessary. Not only do they amplify Tv...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-29-2015, 11:18 AM
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Posted By bdfox18doe
TW has been trapping most of the channels out for...

TW has been trapping most of the channels out for those folks for some time now.

From Eagle/Comtronics:

"In today's fast growing internet market, tier traps are now being utilized by cable...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-29-2015, 10:51 AM
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Posted By bdfox18doe
I have several of the DTA's..Slick little box....

I have several of the DTA's..Slick little box. Holding the INFO button down on the remote for 7 seconds provides a wealth of information.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-01-2015, 01:48 PM
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Posted By bdfox18doe
Yes, I hear those work well. IIRC there is a...

Yes, I hear those work well. IIRC there is a thread on that somewhere here on AVS.

I have 2 QRF-5000/2-DQ's at home: http://www.rccfiber.com/Products/5000Series.html
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-26-2014, 05:35 PM
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Posted By bdfox18doe
You are correct CP2k, tho it can be done..however...

You are correct CP2k, tho it can be done..however it is not as simple as some here want to believe it is. I do it here at home, but I have specific cable system knowledge and commercial equipment...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-18-2014, 05:16 PM
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Posted By bdfox18doe
I would love to do that..Comparing it to my...

I would love to do that..Comparing it to my DirecTv Genie that can record 5 channels would be fun.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-02-2014, 10:31 AM
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Posted By bdfox18doe
MeTv is 43.4, however 43.3 Wx is 16:9 as well, it...

MeTv is 43.4, however 43.3 Wx is 16:9 as well, it is actually sourced/downconverted from WFXB's HD Wx system.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-01-2014, 07:56 AM
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Posted By bdfox18doe
Thanks for the detailed update DL, I have asked...

Thanks for the detailed update DL, I have asked Doug @ WFXB to take a close look at this, Standby.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-30-2014, 05:01 PM
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Posted By bdfox18doe
yea, they don't seem to be in a big hurry...

yea, they don't seem to be in a big hurry...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-30-2014, 01:40 PM
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Posted By bdfox18doe
Yes, until they go all-digital. Then who knows...

Yes, until they go all-digital. Then who knows what one will get.
Here, with Charter, or so I am told.. after their conversion..there are no analogs.. no clear QAMs.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-30-2014, 01:38 PM
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Posted By bdfox18doe
No, 43.4 MeTv is 16:9 Widescreen. As for 43.1...

No, 43.4 MeTv is 16:9 Widescreen. As for 43.1 They should not be. Your receiver should be following the AFD code to throw it to 16:9 letterbox in a 4:3 frame. There is an exception with one or two...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-21-2014, 02:33 PM
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Posted By bdfox18doe
Yea, and my phone has finally stopped ringing...

Yea, and my phone has finally stopped ringing too! Good thing for PhoneTray Pro! :)
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-18-2014, 06:58 AM
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Posted By bdfox18doe
I remember that, that was the one where you did...

I remember that, that was the one where you did not double check the math and cut the elements incorrectly, Right?
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