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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-02-2015, 01:48 PM
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Posted By jhvance
Thanks - Still can't get one of the DVRs to lock...

Thanks - Still can't get one of the DVRs to lock into the signal for either channel, even though the strength meter on the TV (which has found and locked them) indicates both are strong.

I'll keep...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-01-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7,125
Views: 782,756
Posted By jhvance
I can pick up both 7.3 and 36.2 from E of...

I can pick up both 7.3 and 36.2 from E of Circleville (between Taylor and Granger) on several units (TV directly and one DVR) but not on several other DVRs despite repeated scanning. Anybody know...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   04-30-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 31,457
Posted By jhvance
Shipping via UPS or FedEx to Connecticut wouldn't...

Shipping via UPS or FedEx to Connecticut wouldn't be significantly different for someone in Hawaii than shipping to the 'official' repair shop in McAllen, Texas -- since you know of Mickinct's...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   04-30-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By jhvance
Have you tried contacting Mickinct? He seems to...

Have you tried contacting Mickinct? He seems to be the go-to guy (from personal experience with my E85 and reported by many others in this subforum) about resurrecting your unit's old-part...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   04-30-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 31,457
Posted By jhvance
If you're interested in having them repaired back...

If you're interested in having them repaired back to like-new capability, look into the other thread in this subforum regarding Panasonic repairs by Mickinct -- he does outstanding work (from both...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-26-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7,125
Views: 782,756
Posted By jhvance
UPN? Presume you mean The CW (rather than some...

UPN? Presume you mean The CW (rather than some sort of time-traveling OTA glitch) which resulted from corporate decisions to fold the WB & UPN networks into a single joint venture under a new...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-23-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7,125
Views: 782,756
Posted By jhvance
No, sorry -- should have been more clear that I...

No, sorry -- should have been more clear that I wasn't using the same equipment as you, though I'm not certain why that should make much of a difference if you're receiving the OTA broadcast...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-23-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7,125
Views: 782,756
Posted By jhvance
That's sort of weird that you get no program info...

That's sort of weird that you get no program info at all on 31.x but do receive it on the associated 62.x (x=1 & 2) channels -- I get the same and correct program info for all of those (as well as...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-12-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7,125
Views: 782,756
Posted By jhvance
Mike, I'm NE of Austin and can pull in both 31 &...

Mike, I'm NE of Austin and can pull in both 31 & 62 quite well, but Escape and GetTV only appear on the newest 62 sub-channels (31 just carries Univision and Unimas). Have you checked TVFool for...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-18-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7,125
Views: 782,756
Posted By jhvance
Escape 62.4 now live

No one replied, so perhaps no one knew anything more (or didn't particularly care). The channel began broadcasting promos a week ago for today's live feed transition as another English-language...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-05-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7,125
Views: 782,756
Posted By jhvance
Has anyone else monitoring this Austin subforum...

Has anyone else monitoring this Austin subforum noticed that scanning for OTA service in the past week can bring up a fourth subchannel on 62.4 ostensibly named "Escape" which apparently has a...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-16-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7,125
Views: 782,756
Posted By jhvance
The English-language programming (GetTV) is on...

The English-language programming (GetTV) is on 62.3 -- 62.2 is the Spanish-language UniMas channel, while 62.1 is Spanish-language Univision.
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-19-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By jhvance
Thanks for the response and advice -- since...

Thanks for the response and advice -- since there are several other components presently sitting on top of this unit, I can't knuckle-rap its topside and I'd already tried to rap it sharply on the...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-19-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By jhvance
I have one of the above VHS-DVD combo units...

I have one of the above VHS-DVD combo units which isn't used too often, but I recently offered to transfer a VHS tape of a friend's family stuff to DVD and discovered the DVD disk tray is refusing...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-09-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By jhvance
Kinda depends on both your preferences, budget...

Kinda depends on both your preferences, budget and intended antenna mounting location -- the analysis indicates a 30-foot height, so perhaps that would imply a rooftop mast (or attic?). The array of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-09-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7,125
Views: 782,756
Posted By jhvance
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by sivartk http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/336964/austin-tx-hdtv/6810#post_24302810)

KBVO power is so low, I don't think the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-02-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7,125
Views: 782,756
Posted By jhvance
I'm pulling it in on 62.3 (Circleville, between...

I'm pulling it in on 62.3 (Circleville, between Taylor and Granger) via a DTVPal DVR, and since 62.1 and 62.2 are both affiliated with KAKW (Univision and Unimas, respectively) I presumed it was...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-28-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7,125
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Posted By jhvance
Anyone else in the area noticed that the new...

Anyone else in the area noticed that the new KAKW sub-channel (GetTV) on 62.3 (and maybe 31.3 as well) has gone live in the past couple of days showing old b&w English-language movies, even though a...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   12-13-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By jhvance
I've used TDK disks for years to dub recordings...

I've used TDK disks for years to dub recordings from my DMR-E85H, and after several hundred I think the quality has consistently been very good and there have only been one or two disks which were...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-22-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7,125
Views: 782,756
Posted By jhvance
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by scott750 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/336964/austin-tx-hdtv/6810#post_23919773)

Thanks for the tip. What is the heading I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-22-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6,517
Views: 397,942
Posted By jhvance
I don't know what the reception might be like --...

I don't know what the reception might be like -- best option for you (if you haven't already done so) is use one of the location-specific identification mechanisms available on several websites that...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   09-26-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 27,139
Views: 3,685,373
Posted By jhvance
After having used a Panasonic DMR-E85HS for the...

After having used a Panasonic DMR-E85HS for the past decade (and getting it repaired a number of times in the interim), I've finally acquired one of the Magnavox 537 units and have now integrated it...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-03-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7,125
Views: 782,756
Posted By jhvance
KXAN is owned by Lin -- KEYE is owned by...

KXAN is owned by Lin -- KEYE is owned by Sinclair.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-09-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6,517
Views: 397,942
Posted By jhvance
Has anyone else along the northern...

Has anyone else along the northern Williamson-southern Bell County market boundary between Waco-Temple-Killeen and Austin experienced reception problems over the past couple of weeks besides me? I'm...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-09-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7,125
Views: 782,756
Posted By jhvance
RE: Cool TV -- See my post #6706 above which...

RE: Cool TV -- See my post #6706 above which referred to a response from Mark Dunham, the KXAN Chief Engineer, to my query about their signal and 54.2 going dark, a portion of which I'll...
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