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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-12-2008, 03:13 PM
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Views: 138,626
Posted By techdood
Thank you for the heads up on the actual numbers...

Thank you for the heads up on the actual numbers for the bit-rates for HD signals. I figured I shouldn't trust the words of a sales rep. The guy probably worked in the fact that I was taking...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-12-2008, 09:29 AM
Replies: 972
Views: 138,626
Posted By techdood
Due to the downed economy and a recent cut in my...

Due to the downed economy and a recent cut in my at my current employment, I have signed into a bundled package with Surewest. Years ago, I have had their bundled services before, but at that time...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-30-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 411,277
Posted By techdood
Just a few weeks ago, Surewest sold its wireless...

Just a few weeks ago, Surewest sold its wireless operations to Verizon. And just last week there is talk about Verizon FiOS overlapping turfs. Who is to say that, in the future, Surewest just sells...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-04-2007, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 411,277
Posted By techdood
I've left Comcast and I do NOT have plans on...

I've left Comcast and I do NOT have plans on coming back. Mostly because there isn't much of a change, especially to their costs. Sure, the 99 dollar triple play might sound nice but I've heard from...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-09-2007, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 411,277
Posted By techdood
Quote:Originally Posted by Bananko...

Quote:Originally Posted by Bananko http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

I stopped by at the Natomas office today to inquire when they'd get the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-03-2006, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 411,277
Posted By techdood
Has anyone composed a list of what channel,...

Has anyone composed a list of what channel, analog or digital, appears in the Sacramento MSO's bandwidth? You know, someone actually utilizing the diagnostics menu and copying down the (d06) tuned...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-29-2006, 11:04 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 36,637
Posted By techdood
It's Thursday, the last day of the opening month...

It's Thursday, the last day of the opening month of the NBA. Tomorrow, ESPN will show the Sacramento Kings vs. the Mavs. However, this game should be blacked out due to local exclusivity by News 10....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-29-2006, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 411,277
Posted By techdood
It's Thursday, the last day of the opening month...

It's Thursday, the last day of the opening month of the NBA. Tomorrow, ESPN will show the Sacramento Kings vs. the Mavs. However, this game should be blacked out due to local exclusivity by News 10....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-26-2006, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 411,277
Posted By techdood
As far as a local number, I don't know of one....

As far as a local number, I don't know of one. Even when I was an employee of theirs, I never receive any such number to accomidate any issues locally. I guess Comcast takes a similar customer...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-26-2006, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 411,277
Posted By techdood
The customer service center for Sacramento is on...

The customer service center for Sacramento is on the road towards the Promenade in Natomas. Make the immediate right after the I-80 overpass if you are northbound on Truxel. You should be able to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-28-2006, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14,495
Views: 1,189,946
Posted By techdood
Quote:Originally Posted by nikeykid...

Quote:Originally Posted by nikeykid http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

a while being?? 1 month? its been one month since espn2hd was added....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-27-2006, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 411,277
Posted By techdood
Quote:Originally Posted by vlawde...

Quote:Originally Posted by vlawde http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

Anyone know when Surewest plans on expanding? The company they bought it...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-27-2006, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 411,277
Posted By techdood
Quote:Originally Posted by nightowl...

Quote:Originally Posted by nightowl http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

Comcast has a lot of work to do in the Sacramento area before they can...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-10-2006, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 411,277
Posted By techdood
I'd jump back into Comcast as my primary service...

I'd jump back into Comcast as my primary service provider if they were to add TNT-HD before the next NBA season. What do you think the chances are of that happening? I've been paying for multiple...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-19-2006, 01:26 AM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 411,277
Posted By techdood
Quote:Originally Posted by gmwedding...

Quote:Originally Posted by gmwedding http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

Well, has anyone else noticed:

Now that some new Comcast ADS digital...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   05-07-2006, 11:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,980
Posted By techdood
You could eliminate signal loss concerns by...

You could eliminate signal loss concerns by making all your cable outlets home run to a central location. For myself, that includes all those splitters needed to feed those multiple devices in one...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-07-2006, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 411,277
Posted By techdood
Quote:Originally Posted by heyjjjaded...

Quote:Originally Posted by heyjjjaded http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

No TNT HD is still urking me too ... Ridiculous.


Most certainly is...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-03-2006, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10,119
Views: 850,638
Posted By techdood
I , like many of you, have experienced problems...

I , like many of you, have experienced problems with KOVR's HD OTA. But today, I visited a friend who has never had a problem. I asked, over and over, never? He mentioned every primetime show on CBS...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-29-2006, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 411,277
Posted By techdood
verified 5, 6, 12, 23 digital. Freq 531 Mhz here...

verified 5, 6, 12, 23 digital. Freq 531 Mhz here in Elk Grove.

Now that digital simulcast is on, does that mean the regular analog stuff to go away soon? I still have 4 tv's with no boxes on...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-08-2006, 04:09 AM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 411,277
Posted By techdood
Quote:Originally Posted by Dorn...

Quote:Originally Posted by Dorn http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

Howard Stern is available on OnDemand. What subscription do you have to have...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-13-2006, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3,339
Views: 482,755
Posted By techdood
Quote:Originally Posted by pimpbot515...

Quote:Originally Posted by pimpbot515 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

I understand that using an HDMI cable causes you to lose DD5.1 sound....
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   11-28-2005, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,249
Posted By techdood
Quote: Originally Posted by Colm My phone...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Colm
My phone and internet are over fiber from Surewest. Internet is 10 mb service. Surewest is beta testing their TV over fiber product now. But they also offer...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-28-2005, 07:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,895
Posted By techdood
Quote: Originally Posted by k2ue Using the 2...

Quote:
Originally Posted by k2ue
Using the 2 meter approach on the AT9 is not going to work the same way: designing the dish fundamentally to aim at 101 was important because the fussy (i.e....
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-28-2005, 07:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,895
Posted By techdood
I wouldn't dial in a Phase 3 dish with 110...

I wouldn't dial in a Phase 3 dish with 110 anyway. The best way I've found to dial in a phase 3 is to use 2 satellite meters, or use that channel master model with 2 sets of dials, set one up with...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-26-2005, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 411,277
Posted By techdood
Looks like the "in-house" technicians are...

Looks like the "in-house" technicians are bringing in the Series 3 box. My install on Tuesday, the contractor brought the older 6412. I didn't pay much to mind, I figure if the unit worked it would...
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