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post #13891 of 14333
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All of ch.25 subchannels look better than ch.12

Hahahahahahha...I disagree strongly on this comment. Now this being my opinion using OTA for my source.
post #13892 of 14333
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Originally Posted by Balloonfanatic View Post

I also learned Daystar is in bankruptcy so don't expect (low power ch.36) to be on the air in cincinnati anytime soon.

What's the source for this?

There is a solar equipment company also named Daystar that filed bankruptcy. Since I'm in Dallas (where Daystar is headquartered), I've seen nothing about the television network in this regard.
post #13893 of 14333
the source that daystar is in bankruptcy is: (elliot block ch.25 owner wbqc wkrp.tv ) talked to him about 2 weeks ago.
post #13894 of 14333
WKRC was always a favorite of mine growing up. This is since the PM Magazine days, probably back to Fernwood 2Night. Here's a few recent observations about how they run that station:

- sound for Ch 12.1 and 12.2 is higher than all the other channels. I'm guessing 3-5db. I always have to turn the TV down.
- The last few 11PM newscasts the audio arrived before the video! Creepy.
- Is 12.2 being streamed via a 56kbps modem? Really?!?

And finally, more of a programming observation than on the tech side:

- On winter weather advisory days, they are most guilty of using up valuable screen space with scrolling text and they distort/stretch the picture way too much. Pet peeve but I'm guessing there's not a lot of stretch fans here.
post #13895 of 14333
Is there any dvr similar to tivo that will record over the air broadcasts without a fee? I am still using my old analog tv. Can an old direct tv dvr box record ota if i am currently currently not a subscriber to direct tv? Is there a way to rig up a computer to record ota?
post #13896 of 14333
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Originally Posted by Balloonfanatic View Post

Is there any dvr similar to tivo that will record over the air broadcasts without a fee?

Check this out: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=940657
Walmart sells them. Works very well and is quite versatile.
post #13897 of 14333
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Originally Posted by Balloonfanatic View Post

Is there any dvr similar to tivo that will record over the air broadcasts without a fee? I am still using my old analog tv. Can an old direct tv dvr box record ota if i am currently currently not a subscriber to direct tv? Is there a way to rig up a computer to record ota?

http://www.channelmasterstore.com/HD...n_p/cm7400.htm

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1360146

I don't have one though, already have a pc using Beyond TV4.
post #13898 of 14333
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Originally Posted by Balloonfanatic View Post

Is there any dvr similar to tivo that will record over the air broadcasts without a fee? I am still using my old analog tv. Can an old direct tv dvr box record ota if i am currently currently not a subscriber to direct tv? Is there a way to rig up a computer to record ota?

I use the older version of this: http://www.channelmasterstore.com/HD...n_p/cm7400.htm
post #13899 of 14333
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

Check this out: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=940657
Walmart sells them. Works very well and is quite versatile.

What wal mart sells them (I have looked at mason and evendale( no luck)
post #13900 of 14333
They don't stock them, you have to order online but I believe they'll still ship it to your house for 99 cents.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Magnavox-M...Tuner/15080509
post #13901 of 14333
FWIW, from a DXer's point of view regarding the ATSC tuner in the Magnavox MDR515H/F7 500GB HDD and DVD-R, here's a personal review I posted in Sept. 2011.

http://www.wtfda.info/showthread.php...-Digital-Tuner
post #13902 of 14333
I recently saw this thing: https://www.simple.tv/
Interesting.

In general, the sticking point with most OTA DVR solutions is that, in order to be "free", they have to get their program guide (EPG) info from OTA signals. That typically means you get 2-3 days of info, tops. That's not very effective in terms of being able to set a show to record easily - especially if you are, for example, going on a few days' vacation. Some of the various devices out there offer free EPG if you are okay with three days, but offer a pay-per-month deal (typically cheap, maybe $5) to get full two weeks EPG data from them via phone or internet connection.

Personally, I have SageTV, which, from all I have read in the last 4 years, was the best HTPC software in terms of reliability, expandability, and the ability to watch anything and everything. However, you notice I said "was" - because SageTV was bought by Google last summer and is now (at least for the time being) dead. It still works for those of us who have it, but you can't buy it anymore if you don't.

However, there is a little hope that Google will do something with SageTV. See a post from the owner/CEO of SageTV, who is now a Google employee: http://forums.sagetv.com/forums/show...2&postcount=20
post #13903 of 14333
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

They don't stock them, you have to order online but I believe they'll still ship it to your house for 99 cents.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Magnavox-M...Tuner/15080509

thanks for the link. Wal mart is out of stock and almost everyone else. Any other suggestions? I would like a dual high def tuner like tivo to record hi def. (this one doesn't record hi def)
post #13904 of 14333
There was discussion about a month ago in the Mag thread about the mfr possibly shutting down production. I don't know what the end result was, but several ppl were considering buying a spare unit or two, just in case.
post #13905 of 14333
according to the bh photo website the magnavox mdr515h/57 unit has been discontinued and the previous version is on backorder. (wal mart online and amazon have none). I hate to pay the 12.95 fee to tivo for my dual tuner unit (i bought on craigslist for $50) but until more options become available i think i'm stuck.

Is there any way to get tivo service for a lower cost or to manipulate tivo's software to avoid paying the monthly subscription fee.
post #13906 of 14333
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Originally Posted by Balloonfanatic View Post

Is there any way to get tivo service for a lower cost or to manipulate tivo's software to avoid paying the monthly subscription fee.

Um... no....

You might also want to look into the new stuff from Ceton, the "Q" and the "Echo", which were debuted at CES last month. Search "Ceton Q" and you'll find lots about it out there.
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Yes it's silly, but I'm sure we've seen our fair share of ineffective grounds...
post #13908 of 14333
Got tired of the limited choices for over the air tv recording. I just bought a lifetime subscription for my tivo until more choices become available. TIVO Lifetime subscriptions are fairly reasonably priced if you call tivo's cancellation number- otherwise they want $399-$499 which i wouldnt pay.
post #13909 of 14333
Hey jimp, you gonna post your annual listings of what NCAA games are on what channels?
post #13910 of 14333
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Originally Posted by pjpjpjpj View Post

Hey jimp, you gonna post your annual listings of what NCAA games are on what channels?

All games are on tv in their entirety. Here is the schedule: http://mattsarzsports.com/basketball201112/NCAA
post #13911 of 14333
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Originally Posted by skylab View Post

All games are on tv in their entirety. Here is the schedule: http://mattsarzsports.com/basketball201112/NCAA

I'm aware of that, but this forum is predominantly for people using Cincinnati OTA, who would only get games on WKRC. And jimp always used to post listings of what games were on.

I guess not....
post #13912 of 14333
called ch.12. the xavier game is going to be carried by ch.12 tonight after the 7:30 game (sometime after 9pm)
post #13913 of 14333
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Originally Posted by pjpjpjpj View Post

I'm aware of that, but this forum is predominantly for people using Cincinnati OTA, who would only get games on WKRC. And jimp always used to post listings of what games were on.

I guess not....

If you had clicked on the link, you would have seen the games carried on CBS. The site has been updated, so it includes games through Sunday. It should go without saying, but the CBS games will be carried by WKRC. WKRC can't choose to air any other games.
post #13914 of 14333
skylab, I think you are missing the point. I am aware of what games are on and when. I wouldn't even have to call channel 12 (no offense, balloonfanatic, but really?), because it's all over the internet (who plays when and on what channel).

My original post was, as I said above, because jimp used to go out of his way to diligently post all that info back in the days when it was harder to know and when everything was only on CBS. Part of my point was that these days, we don't really need it, but he did such a great job and took such pride in diligently providing us with the info (to the point where people relied on it) that I was half-jokingly wondering if he was still going to do it, just for old times' sake. Hence the big smiley in the post.

Sorry you guys got caught in an inside joke and didn't know the history.

And, as to that original question, his absence since implies clearly not.
post #13915 of 14333
I don't follow sports, but I've noticed there are a few here who do

So I gotta ask a question.... I know that we have several local teams in the "sweet sixteen", and I'm wondering does this give us national bragging rights, or is this only a regional distinction?
post #13916 of 14333
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

I don't follow sports, but I've noticed there are a few here who do

So I gotta ask a question.... I know that we have several local teams in the "sweet sixteen", and I'm wondering does this give us national bragging rights, or is this only a regional distinction?

On another (sports-related) forum I follow, a guy who knew I was from Cinci posted something about how awesome it had to be here, having 7 of the 16 teams in the "region" in the Sweet 16. Of course, the guy who posted lived here when he was very young and still has family ties here, so he's a little biased.

As I'm OTA and don't watch the endless array of talk shows on ESPN and the like, I have no idea whether any national media has picked up on the fact that there are 7 teams in the "covered by Cincinnati local news" area that are still alive. I did hear that no state has ever had four teams in the sweet 16 before (as Ohio does) - even in years that the state of North Carolina had 4 teams in the tourney (UNC, NC St, Duke, Wake Forest), they never all reached the Sweet 16. So THAT little stat might reach national media. But I doubt they care enough to really expound on it. I suspect it's more a "local pride" thing that the local media are talking about.

Now, if XU and UC were to reach the national championship (highly doubtful) and have a rematch of the game where the huge brawl broke out back in December, WOW, would you have a national media story.
post #13917 of 14333
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Now, if XU and UC were to reach the national championship (highly doubtful) and have a rematch of the game where the huge brawl broke out back in December, WOW, would you have a national media story.

I really am not into college ball, so I hadn't thought about this, but hell yes; a rematch would get me to watch. Definitely going to be watching Thursday nites game.
post #13918 of 14333
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

I don't follow sports, but I've noticed there are a few here who do

So I gotta ask a question.... I know that we have several local teams in the "sweet sixteen", and I'm wondering does this give us national bragging rights, or is this only a regional distinction?

Depends on what you mean..."us" defining the state or Cinti? Regardless, if your school is in it then I would say it is bragging rights. Just the fact there are 4 teams from one state, I'm not sure what is to be gained by it? The championship game between X & UC would be bragging rights I s'pose as that fight did garner national attention.
post #13919 of 14333
My wife and I are OSU and UC alums, and our sons are also split as OSU and UC grads.
So yeah, we all are proud that our teams have made it this far, though we have never even
watched a game. I just wanted to be sure that there is indeed something special about
being in the sweet sixteen before mentioning it to friends on the east and west coast.

BTW it's odd that the brawl was on national news but that four Ohio teams are in the playoff is not.
post #13920 of 14333
It was mentioned this morning as a blip on one of the national news channelss, either NBC or CBS since those are the 2 I have been watching.
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