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Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-05-2012, 08:09 PM
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Views: 49,524
Posted By bizzybody
The studios have been trying to make rental DVDs...

The studios have been trying to make rental DVDs and Blu-Ray as close as possible to the VHS tape experience as they can.

With things like blocking every action during the preview trailers and...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-01-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By bizzybody
Image quality is excellent, as it should be for...

Image quality is excellent, as it should be for a projector that cost so much new. It looks like it was well cared for.

Unfortunately everything not permanently attached to it is missing. The...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-01-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By bizzybody
Yesterday I picked up a Toshiba TLP771U for a...

Yesterday I picked up a Toshiba TLP771U for a mere $10. Got it home, hooked it up to my laptop and wow! Great 1024x768 image. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

I've no...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-18-2010, 01:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,043
Posted By bizzybody
Old thread, I know, but for people finding this...

Old thread, I know, but for people finding this while searching on this subject...

Series 1 and Series 2 standalone TiVos do not have the capability to directly tune to ATSC subchannel numbers...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   07-17-2010, 01:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,870
Posted By bizzybody
37" Magnavox LCD TV, circa 2006. Toshiba...

37" Magnavox LCD TV, circa 2006.

Toshiba VCR/DVD Combo that plays Divx/Xvid

Sony Playstation 2. Hard to find decent games that aren't A. sports or B. stupid fighting games. (Seems nobody wants...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   07-17-2010, 01:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,117
Posted By bizzybody
Got a Phillips PTV100 14 hour TiVo, still...

Got a Phillips PTV100 14 hour TiVo, still sealed. Mint condition. Cost a whole five dollars. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif

Doesn't look like there's any way to have it...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   07-17-2010, 12:41 AM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 462,178
Posted By bizzybody
Has anyone connected a smart antenna to a...

Has anyone connected a smart antenna to a DTT901? There's pins labled SMART ANT and SMART CTRL on the internal power connector. http://www.nuxx.net/gallery/v/acquir...geViewsIndex=1...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   07-17-2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 56,741
Posted By bizzybody
There's a couple of really big reasons why the...

There's a couple of really big reasons why the cheap CECB's exist.

#1 The FCC said such inexpensive converter boxes had to exist so us proles could continue to get our prolefeed....
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   06-24-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 56,741
Posted By bizzybody
The S-Video shot does look a bit sharper...

The S-Video shot does look a bit sharper horizontally.

A better compare would be running both inputs into a good video capture card and making short video clips of the same clip.
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   05-08-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 56,741
Posted By bizzybody
I could open my DTA800B and post some pics of...

I could open my DTA800B and post some pics of its board. I want S-Video on this thing. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif

CECBs are like so many 1980's microcomputers with...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   01-22-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 982
Posted By bizzybody
I've done searching here and elsewhere, but so...

I've done searching here and elsewhere, but so far I've just seen talk and chatter about what would be cool hacks, like adding the missing parts to add the S-video port.

Enough talk! DO!...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   06-05-2008, 11:27 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 56,741
Posted By bizzybody
Hack the firmware to allow manual direct tuning...

Hack the firmware to allow manual direct tuning of digital channels. Such a "brilliant" idea to leave that capability out, same thing for boxes that don't allow manually adding channels to the...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   05-30-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 184,821
Posted By bizzybody
A simple hack to convert the DTA800 to 12 volt...

A simple hack to convert the DTA800 to 12 volt DC. http://mobiledtv.blogspot.com/2008/0...tching-tv.html (http://mobiledtv.blogspot.com/2008/05/finally-watching-tv.html)

Surprising such a cheap...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   05-27-2008, 11:48 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 56,741
Posted By bizzybody
Somebody wake me up when the S-Video hack for...

Somebody wake me up when the S-Video hack for the DTA800B is figured out. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/wink.gif

I have until July 22 to use my second coupon, hopefully more boxes...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   05-23-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,474
Posted By bizzybody
Just wondering if it might be possible to hack...

Just wondering if it might be possible to hack digital outputs for audio or video or component analog video on any CECB?

I read that one made by Channel Master has a digital audio out but it's...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   05-23-2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,996
Posted By bizzybody
I've seen the Wikipedia list, it needs a bunch...

I've seen the Wikipedia list, it needs a bunch of updating. I tried to do some searching to fill in some of the unknown data but many on the list aren't to be found on manufacturer websites.

If...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   05-23-2008, 09:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,817
Posted By bizzybody
Quote:Originally Posted by TalkingRat...

Quote:Originally Posted by TalkingRat http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/13843998)

I hear on this forum first when a new retailer starts selling...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   05-23-2008, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,996
Posted By bizzybody
I'm looking for a CECB that has S-Video, RCA...

I'm looking for a CECB that has S-Video, RCA stereo audio, stereo audio through the coaxial connector, smart antenna support, volume control, manual channel adding for channels the auto program...
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