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Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   08-22-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,706
Posted By Tulpa
The Samsung box isn't a DVR, it's just a...

The Samsung box isn't a DVR, it's just a cableCARD ready tuner (basically a cable box you can buy) with some stuff like Netflix streaming and other functions that may or may not appeal to you.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-11-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,668
Posted By Tulpa
Robin Williams died

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/robin-williams-found-dead-in-possible-suicide-1201280386/
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-31-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By Tulpa
Perhaps the same item through Amazon? ...

Perhaps the same item through Amazon?

http://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-103027-4-Port-Component-Learning/dp/B001TK9SEE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406829971&sr=8-1&keywords=4+component
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-27-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,808
Posted By Tulpa
QAM is the method of transmission for digital...

QAM is the method of transmission for digital cable. No QAM tuner = no digital cable for you. :)

Cable boxes also have QAM tuners, along with decryption technology for encrypted channels, but...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-27-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By Tulpa
Yeah, if it's just for one program, I'd just...

Yeah, if it's just for one program, I'd just contact the publisher for a pristine copy and play that. It'd be 100% legal, and would probably cost less money (and certainly less time) than trying to...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   07-12-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By Tulpa
A DVD recorder, though it will be in standard...

A DVD recorder, though it will be in standard def. If you find one you like, buy it quick, as they are going the way of the dodo. Magnavox may still make their hard drive equipped recorder (that will...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   07-11-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,522
Posted By Tulpa
As BiggAW said, cableCARDs are required by...

As BiggAW said, cableCARDs are required by federal mandate in the US. Cablecos have to provide "separable security" if they encrypt, and cableCARD is the only way to do it right now. If they're not...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   07-11-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By Tulpa
Two issues. The cable theft one has been...

Two issues. The cable theft one has been addressed, but you should look up "passive theft."

The second one might make the first moot:



It would depend on how close her place is. Cable boxes...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-19-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9,540
Views: 967,192
Posted By Tulpa
Yeah, I got a box waiting in the wings until the...

Yeah, I got a box waiting in the wings until the June (for me) cutoff.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   05-14-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,019
Posted By Tulpa
Affleck is a bit of blank slate when it comes to...

Affleck is a bit of blank slate when it comes to his roles, which in this case can be a good thing. This movie isn't going to require a super-deep Batman. Heck, I doubt the Bruce Wayne persona will...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   05-10-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By Tulpa
AFAIK, there's never been a change in dimensions...

AFAIK, there's never been a change in dimensions of VHS tapes. I would look at a damaged VCR loading mechanism as a more likely culprit.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   05-06-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 90,093
Posted By Tulpa
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by drd2000 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1100609/comcast-dta-adaptor-boxes-not-working-for-me/150#post_24687523)

You will be...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-06-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9,540
Views: 967,192
Posted By Tulpa
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Arvy http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/306411/los-angeles-ca-twc/8790#post_24649359)

I'm in the San Gabriel Valley near...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   05-05-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By Tulpa
I'm assuming a bad or not-activated adapter. ...

I'm assuming a bad or not-activated adapter.

If it's HDMI out, it should work fine. The adapter doesn't care what type of display device it's hooked into as long as it is HDMI (or coax if an...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   05-04-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 90,093
Posted By Tulpa
I understand your complaints, but unfortunately,...

I understand your complaints, but unfortunately, I don't think it'll go anywhere. The vast majority of people just have a TV, no home theater system to take advantage of the 5.1 signals. So to them,...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   04-19-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By Tulpa
40 degrees to 60 degrees? No. Most electronics...

40 degrees to 60 degrees? No. Most electronics experience that type of swing or worse every day through their entire life. Just going from day to night can be twenty degrees or more.

As stated, a...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-19-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9,540
Views: 967,192
Posted By Tulpa
Yeah, they all have their own decryption...

Yeah, they all have their own decryption technologies that require leases.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-19-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9,540
Views: 967,192
Posted By Tulpa
You have to use theirs. It has their decryption...

You have to use theirs. It has their decryption technology. No way around it.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   04-19-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By Tulpa
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Kain http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1527966/is-this-a-bad-wrong-time-to-be-upgrading-from-dvd-to-blu-ray#post_24624745)

5.1...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   04-19-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By Tulpa
If by provider, you mean a cable box, the...

If by provider, you mean a cable box, the channels there are mapped to different set of channel numbers determined by the cable company's wishes.

Channels that have decimals like 101.3 are where...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   04-18-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By Tulpa
4K content is still pretty sparse. Sony has a...

4K content is still pretty sparse. Sony has a service that last I saw had about 200 or so pieces of content (mix of films and TV shows like Breaking Bad.) Samsung has about two films (both...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   04-12-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,522
Posted By Tulpa
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by blueiedgod http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1526857/coaxial-to-hdmi#post_24598149)

1) scrap the XBOX ONE.

4) Get XBOX 360...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   04-10-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Tulpa
If it's the cardless box like what I have for my...

If it's the cardless box like what I have for my bedroom, it will tune at least a basic lineup. No guide, though there is an onscreen channel scroll (no program info, just channel and station name.)...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   04-10-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By Tulpa
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Joanieq http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1483305/cisco-dta-170-with-magnovox-537#post_24592548)

I have around 300 channels that...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   04-06-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,951
Posted By Tulpa
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Luisfc1972 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1525754/where-can-i-buy-a-cheap-new-vhs-player#post_24566443)

i cant find them...
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