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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-07-2016, 09:51 AM
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Posted By ctciatti
Well, I"m all fixed! I did the stupidest thing...

Well, I"m all fixed! I did the stupidest thing ever. Like...ever. There is so much old wiring around and in my house that I guess I was just seeing black wire everywhere! After going around and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-05-2016, 01:19 PM
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Posted By ctciatti
AAAAAAAAAAND I'm a total newb. I am also seeing...

AAAAAAAAAAND I'm a total newb. I am also seeing that the compression ends that I used are rated for indoor use only.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-05-2016, 11:37 AM
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Posted By ctciatti
Ok, so after watching a few more videos on...

Ok, so after watching a few more videos on properly terminating rg6, I think I'm going to go around and re-terminate all my ends. I think I did it wrong. I did not make each end 1/4 and 1/4 per all...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-05-2016, 10:50 AM
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Posted By ctciatti
Ok, so I am doing a little more research on how...

Ok, so I am doing a little more research on how to properly strip quad shield coax and install the fittings. Maybe this is the issue as this is the first time that I have done it. The website I am...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-05-2016, 10:30 AM
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Posted By ctciatti
could there be a problem with the way the coax...

could there be a problem with the way the coax enters my house? I ran the line from the antenna down my downspout and over to an Ameritech box that was used for a previous cable connection. I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-05-2016, 10:22 AM
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Posted By ctciatti
The connectors were all installed by me. I used...

The connectors were all installed by me. I used bulk cable for the whole job. I was very careful about what I was doing and made sure that all the conductors were straight. I was worried about the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-05-2016, 08:33 AM
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Posted By ctciatti
I really do have to have some massive signal loss...

I really do have to have some massive signal loss issue. While watching TV last night, I turned to channel 5. I found in My Samsung TV settings a spot where I can see the signal strength. It was...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-04-2016, 09:28 AM
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Posted By ctciatti
Ok. I did change the balum with no effect. Also...

Ok. I did change the balum with no effect. Also I have already tried configurations with and without 1 or two of the amps. When I use no amplifier at all, just coax, I receive zero stations. When...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-03-2016, 02:41 PM
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Posted By ctciatti
Well, it was my first time running cabling /...

Well, it was my first time running cabling / attaching connectors. I got the cable from Home Depot. It is RG6 quad shield copper clad coaxial. The connectors are compression type Klein connectors....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-03-2016, 01:54 PM
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Posted By ctciatti
I have tried running without the amps. If I get...

I have tried running without the amps. If I get rid of both I get 0 channels in a scan. When I use JUST the preamp I get 0 channels. When I use just the dist. amp and no preamp, I get 8 channels. ...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-03-2016, 12:30 PM
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Posted By ctciatti
A little help in Strongsville

Hey guys. After 2 years back with cable, I am all the way sick of it. This last weekend I made the jump to a rooftop antenna. I need a bit of help, but here is my journey so far, along with my...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-04-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 367,799
Posted By ctciatti
Question...will the evolution kit improve...

Question...will the evolution kit improve playback and pq of streaming video? I have a 55" es8000. I am very underwhelmed at this point with the pq of hbo go, amazon and vudu AND Hulu. Buffering...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-30-2013, 05:38 PM
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Views: 1,944,675
Posted By ctciatti
Hey guys. I am the proud owner if a brand new...

Hey guys. I am the proud owner if a brand new refurbished 2112ci. Great value for what I paid. Anyway, I have a couple of noob questions. First, I have the 2112 hooked up to a samsung un55es8000. I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-24-2013, 08:58 AM
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Posted By ctciatti
Hey guys. Can anybody recommend an IR extender...

Hey guys. Can anybody recommend an IR extender for my 2112ci? I will be putting the receiver in a cabinet. I need an extender for the receiver only. I saw this on monoprice:...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-18-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By ctciatti
Hello guys. I am in the process of assembling...

Hello guys. I am in the process of assembling all of the components for my first home theater setup. I am having trouble finding a blue ray player. I would love to keep it Samsung (unless these are...
Forum: Help Wanted/Seeking   04-17-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 548
Posted By ctciatti
Just as it says. Looking for a pair of Bowers &...

Just as it says. Looking for a pair of Bowers & Wilkins M-1. I would prefer the MKII versions, but I may consider the older ones. Not set on a color, black, white or silver may do. Must be in very...
Forum: Speakers   04-16-2013, 12:23 PM
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Posted By ctciatti
Hey guys. I'm new to B&W's. I am trying to buy a...

Hey guys. I'm new to B&W's. I am trying to buy a used set of M-1's to use as rear surrounds. I have been combing Ebay, but I have a question. I would like to have the newer version of the M-1. How...
Forum: Speakers   04-16-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,273
Posted By ctciatti
Hello. I am looking for 2 B&W M-1 speakers to...

Hello. I am looking for 2 B&W M-1 speakers to serve as rear surrounds in my 5.1 system. I will be using B&W VM1's for the front and center channels. I am a cheap ***. I have been scouring ebay...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   10-29-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By ctciatti
Thanks for the reply. I'm sorry but I didn't get...

Thanks for the reply. I'm sorry but I didn't get a lot of that... Do you think that the center channel should go ABOVE the TV? And the receiver should go on the left hand shelf next to the front...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   10-29-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By ctciatti
Ok...This is the only thread on the first page...

Ok...This is the only thread on the first page with 0 replies. Did I do something wrong? No commets, concerns, advice?
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   10-26-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By ctciatti
So, I have lurked around the boards here on and...

So, I have lurked around the boards here on and off for quite a while. I have never really had the space, the money, or the equipment to put together a real surround system in my house. I've had the...
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