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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-13-2014, 05:16 AM
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Posted By mikepier
Made a video of my Radio Shack VU-210 XR over the...

Made a video of my Radio Shack VU-210 XR over the summer.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFCjeyMA4aY
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-12-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By mikepier
Other than losing storage space, I don't see any...

Other than losing storage space, I don't see any issues leaving it on the floor.

What most people do is hang a pole/mast from the rafter's, and mount the antenna so it hangs from the pole. At...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-07-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,556
Posted By mikepier
Watching NFLNet Red Zone on Cablevision, Long...

Watching NFLNet Red Zone on Cablevision, Long Island NY. Just signed up for it this morning, and so far it's amazing. They keep every minute exciting switching from one game to another.

Just a...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-06-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,556
Posted By mikepier
I see these games now can be flexed to another...

I see these games now can be flexed to another network. BUF/CHI is on FOX this week. Normally would be on CBS.
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-01-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By mikepier
I find ARC more problematic, and while it works...

I find ARC more problematic, and while it works well on some devices, it does not on others. So I just simply use a dedicated optical cable from the TV to the amp. It is the net same result.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-01-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 5,035
Views: 497,203
Posted By mikepier
If I turn my antenna NW, I can actually get...

If I turn my antenna NW, I can actually get WKTV/NBC Utica (RF29) about 53 miles away with no issues. But since I get WNYT/NBC Albany fine, no real reason for me to watch WKTV unless I'm interested...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-31-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,705
Posted By mikepier
I actually have a nephew that attends Syracuse. I...

I actually have a nephew that attends Syracuse. I wonder if I can get ST if I ask him to call Direct TV.
Anyone know what kind of proof they ask for?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-30-2014, 05:08 AM
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Views: 497,203
Posted By mikepier
Ditto here. Can get every channel except WNYA....

Ditto here. Can get every channel except WNYA. I'm about 19 miles/ 2 edge reception from the towers.


I have the Radio Shack VU-210 XR on my roof with rotor. Tried everything, but can't get a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-24-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By mikepier
I had issue with my Vizio and Onkyo amp to the...

I had issue with my Vizio and Onkyo amp to the point I don't use ARC.


Is there a way you can run additional optical or coaxial connection between your amp and tv?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-19-2014, 04:37 AM
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Views: 497,203
Posted By mikepier
Looked back in this forum, found some interesting...

Looked back in this forum, found some interesting articles and pics of the Helderberg tower farm.


http://www.fybush.com/sites/2007/site-070622.html


http://www.necrat.us/albdtv.html ( This...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-18-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5,035
Views: 497,203
Posted By mikepier
The Hauppauge tuner stick is just a USB digital...

The Hauppauge tuner stick is just a USB digital OTA tuner I plug into the laptop. I still need to connect an antenna to it though.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-18-2014, 11:51 AM
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Views: 497,203
Posted By mikepier
As I headed south on Pinnacle, my GPS told me to...

As I headed south on Pinnacle, my GPS told me to turn right on Tower 2 Lane, but it was an open gravel yard. Thinking it was wrong, I went to the next right, but it looked like someones private...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-17-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5,035
Views: 497,203
Posted By mikepier
I was at the Altamont Fair this past week with my...

I was at the Altamont Fair this past week with my family, and when on the Ferris Wheel, I saw the TV towers on top of the nearby Helderberg Mtns. I thought it would be interesting to take a ride...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-09-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5,035
Views: 497,203
Posted By mikepier
Anyone else notice lip-sync issues with ...

Anyone else notice lip-sync issues with watching WTEN OTA? It is very subtle, but you can definitely notice it.


I don't have any lip sync issues on any other channel.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-09-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By mikepier
Hi neighbor, just an FYI, there is a separate...

Hi neighbor, just an FYI, there is a separate "Long Island , NY OTA" thread as well as a "New York, NY OTA" thread.
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-09-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By mikepier
I have tried ARC, but I find it more problematic...

I have tried ARC, but I find it more problematic on my TV and AMP, so I just use an optical cable out from TV, it is exactly the same thing.


ARC is pretty much useful only if you use an amp...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-26-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By mikepier
Could be your STB audio volume is set to high....

Could be your STB audio volume is set to high. Some STB's have a separate volume control other than the TV.

Any way you can hook up an OTA antenna and see if the same thing happens?
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-16-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By mikepier
I'm a couple of miles west of you in Wantagh. A...

I'm a couple of miles west of you in Wantagh. A couple of years ago, I tried several indoor antennas in my attic, and always had issues with VHF channels ( 7,11,13).

I finally got fed up, and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-08-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17,477
Views: 1,600,660
Posted By mikepier
I think I remember seeing 1080i OTA. As a...

I think I remember seeing 1080i OTA.

As a sidenote, Cablevision has it in HD on 721, but on Ch 21 it shows it in SD.

It does not appear they have mapped the SD channes to the HD channel, like...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-22-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By mikepier
I'm not a big fan of those "amplified" outdoor...

I'm not a big fan of those "amplified" outdoor antennas, they don't really perform well and are not designed optimally.

Based on the current channels you can receive, I think you actually have a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-05-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By mikepier
A lot of the older TV's like my 2006 Mits DLP...

A lot of the older TV's like my 2006 Mits DLP has 2 Ant inputs, which is great because I switched inputs right from my TV remote. Too bad they don't make TV's with more than 1 ANT input anymore.
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-01-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By mikepier
Being you are close to the towers, you might get...

Being you are close to the towers, you might get away with putting an indoor antenna in the attic.
If you are serious about getting the North stations, you would need a separate, good sized outdoor...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-23-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By mikepier
We need to see your tvfool results to get an...

We need to see your tvfool results to get an idea of what reception is like in your area. Also please put your location in the title of your thread ( city,state)

I'd prefer one antenna instead of...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-20-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By mikepier
Based on that TVfool report, you DO NOT need an...

Based on that TVfool report, you DO NOT need an amp. If you do use an amp, you are probably overdriving your signals. Try removing the amp completely out of the mix. Don't just unplug it, it will...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-20-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By mikepier
The Research pre-amp looks like it was made in...

The Research pre-amp looks like it was made in someone's garage. I would not waste time with it.

Any way you can post your tv fool results?

Also what kind of results do you get if you just go...
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