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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-18-2014, 02:01 PM
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The real answer to all of this is: is 16.1 worth...

The real answer to all of this is: is 16.1 worth watching ? ; not "I can get more stations than you"
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-16-2014, 01:34 PM
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The way it was developed in the lab, the way the...

The way it was developed in the lab, the way the salesman describes it, the way the user manual explains it, the way it works in the real world; often very different. I take real world anyday.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-05-2014, 05:22 PM
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Posted By rdgcss
If you plan on typing anything of length, type it...

If you plan on typing anything of length, type it in a word processor, you get spelling check, grammer check, etc. then copy and paste it into a post here
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-08-2014, 04:57 PM
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Posted By rdgcss
I think you are correct with the model numbers,...

I think you are correct with the model numbers, at least the picture was the one I was most familiar with. I even had a brief encounter with the 90 column cards with round holes.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-07-2014, 06:03 PM
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Posted By rdgcss
The 029 was powered by vacuum tubes & had little...

The 029 was powered by vacuum tubes & had little round keys. The 129 was a much better machine
It's been quite a few years so my memory of model numbers could be wrong.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-06-2014, 07:09 PM
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Posted By rdgcss
I've punched many a card in my day, both 80 & 96...

I've punched many a card in my day, both 80 & 96 column. Awe the whirl and sputter of the 029
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-06-2014, 04:47 PM
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Posted By rdgcss
Everything is easy when you don't have to do it 😉

Everything is easy when you don't have to do it 😉
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-05-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2,150
Views: 199,562
Posted By rdgcss
Have you checked to see if there is a firmware...

Have you checked to see if there is a firmware update for the receiver ?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-04-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3,051
Views: 352,550
Posted By rdgcss
I have a 2 month old unit, no noise, perfect...

I have a 2 month old unit, no noise, perfect screen
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-24-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 821
Views: 81,854
Posted By rdgcss
You disconnect the composite connect at the back...

You disconnect the composite connect at the back of the Wii and plug in the old cable, mine is one of the 1st Wii's. The component is < 3.00 mono price. Believe me it is worth the money.
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-24-2014, 05:29 PM
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Views: 81,854
Posted By rdgcss
The Wii supports component output. Go to mono...

The Wii supports component output. Go to mono price.com, they have them cheap. They also have an HDMI convertor that also plugs into the Wii's cable port. I have both, they work fine, currently...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-24-2014, 05:12 PM
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Views: 617,853
Posted By rdgcss
+1

+1
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   09-23-2014, 05:14 PM
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Posted By rdgcss
I have had a 50" Samsung Series 8 plazma for 4...

I have had a 50" Samsung Series 8 plazma for 4 years. I too quickly noticed the poor sd quality of these boxes. My unit is now connected via OTA and is only used for overflow recording whick is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-01-2014, 04:47 PM
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Views: 81,854
Posted By rdgcss
Some older game consoles put out non-standard...

Some older game consoles put out non-standard video that confuses a lot of newer hd devices. The article I saw recommended several stand alone up scalers (non were low cost). It was a recent...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-20-2014, 05:15 PM
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Views: 617,853
Posted By rdgcss
Go ahead and spring for RG-6 quad-shield

Go ahead and spring for RG-6 quad-shield
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-17-2014, 06:19 PM
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Posted By rdgcss
Does the PC or TV have digital coax, the AVR does

Does the PC or TV have digital coax, the AVR does
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-16-2014, 01:45 PM
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Views: 617,853
Posted By rdgcss
What percent of tv households use OTA as their...

What percent of tv households use OTA as their primary tv source? More specific, in the Charlotte area. Notice I said primary, not homes that have an installed and working antenna.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-15-2014, 12:35 PM
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Posted By rdgcss
The AVR up converts but doesn't down convert. If...

The AVR up converts but doesn't down convert. If you have HDMI in you can only output to HDMI
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-15-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26,025
Views: 2,982,341
Posted By rdgcss
RF on the TV side isn't a problem. Connect an...

RF on the TV side isn't a problem. Connect an antenna to the RF input on the TV and you will get 720p or 1080i HD with DD 5.1. , higher quality than cable or sat. Can give you. The makers of the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-14-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9,068
Views: 617,853
Posted By rdgcss
Cars used to use solid copper wires on the...

Cars used to use solid copper wires on the ignition system whitch allowed the tv to pick up the RF from the system. When the tube radios were replaced with transitor radios in cars they had to...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-13-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2,150
Views: 199,562
Posted By rdgcss
The main reason for 720p sets is to be able to...

The main reason for 720p sets is to be able to sell a set for a cheap price. To me cheap=substandard components=low quality everything
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-12-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2,150
Views: 199,562
Posted By rdgcss
I had one of those 1080i sets. The 1080i meant...

I had one of those 1080i sets. The 1080i meant that could not accept a 1080p signal. It still was a progressive display
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-11-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2,150
Views: 199,562
Posted By rdgcss
I don't understand all the negative reaction to...

I don't understand all the negative reaction to interlaced signal. ALL HDTVs ARE PROGESSIVE. If a interlaced signal is received the 1st half of the frame is placed in a buffer and when the 2nd half...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-07-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26,025
Views: 2,982,341
Posted By rdgcss
I was trying to simply point out that your usage...

I was trying to simply point out that your usage of the word "film" is no longer meaningful. Similar to the way people "tape" shows on their DVR instead of saying "record"
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-07-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 26,025
Views: 2,982,341
Posted By rdgcss
All are shot at least 4K, but more and more are...

All are shot at least 4K, but more and more are shot at 8k
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