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post #91 of 3205
joeld100, I get 19-1 and 46-1. From what I have been led to understand, channel 19-1 is the actual channel and 46-1 is what they call a virtual channel so people can get "11 ALIVE" for instance on channel 11 even though the actual frequency is something else. I get the guide info on channel 46-1 but when I tune to that I actually wind up with channel 19-1 when I go back and hit the guide button. If I don't leave channel 46-1 in the guide then I can't tell what's on that channel because 19-1 has "Regular Scheduled" in the guide. I am now doing a rescan to see what I get.
post #92 of 3205
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Originally posted by plasmamaniac
joeld100, I get 19-1 and 46-1. From what I have been led to understand, channel 19-1 is the actual channel and 46-1 is what they call a virtual channel so people can get "11 ALIVE" for instance on channel 11 even though the actual frequency is something else. I get the guide info on channel 46-1 but when I tune to that I actually wind up with channel 19-1 when I go back and hit the guide button. If I don't leave channel 46-1 in the guide then I can't tell what's on that channel because 19-1 has "Regular Scheduled" in the guide. I am now doing a rescan to see what I get.

Plasma - what tuner are you using?
post #93 of 3205
I am using the Samsung SIR-TS160 HD STB which is Directv and OTA. I also have the HD Tivo HR10-250.
post #94 of 3205
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Originally posted by plasmamaniac
I am using the Samsung SIR-TS160 HD Tivo which is Directv and OTA...

Say what ?!?!

Samsung HD TiVo... uh... wha-d-di-miss?
post #95 of 3205
I think he's dreaming. <---Teasing, and not FLAMING.
post #96 of 3205
I meant to say that I have the Samsung SIR-TS160 HD STB and an HR10-250 HD Tivo. Just had a brainfart, so please don't flame me for making an innocent mistake.
post #97 of 3205
We weren't flaming you. We were teasing you. I'll go back and place an EDIT tage on my reply that clearly makes my intention 'as a tease and not a flame' quite clear.
post #98 of 3205
Tonight (10-19) at 9:00PM TitanTV has Broadway: The American Musical listed as HD on PBA. Is this going to be there first HD broadcast?
post #99 of 3205
I wonder that myself. Also, if this like the Bravo-HD show that features plays from Britian?
post #100 of 3205
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Originally posted by plasmamaniac
I meant to say that I have the Samsung SIR-TS160 HD STB and an HR10-250 HD Tivo. Just had a brainfart, ....

plasmamaniac,

Hey bud... no flame intended. Just nice to know that someone else has brain farts like I do. (Either that, or Samsung has put a HD TiVo out there that we didn't know about.)

Besides... what else would we do if we couldn't have fun with the 'local's'.
post #101 of 3205
Well I made the plunge to HD this weekend and spent yesterday setting everything up. (Just in time to watch MNF and the ALCS!)

I have a question however...

I have the Mitsubishi 52725 with the internal tuner and it does not seem to let you know what the signal strength is. Do they make a device that will measure the strength? I am asking because I borrowed a friend's BowTie antenna and the reception seemed great for most of the night but then all of a sudden, we could not watch FOX almost at all. This happened around 10PM. I tried moving the antenna around but to no avail. I may have to just get a larger antenna.

I live in Duluth with my TV room facing the South and my house is pretty high up so I should to have anything obstructing the signal.

Opinions???
post #102 of 3205
Fox is constantly making adjustments as well as channel 11. From time to time and usually on the weekends I can't get 11ALIVE. GO figure. That's when they do maintenance. When most people are watching sports. CRAZY.
post #103 of 3205
Wow, 11 Alive is the strongest of them all for me. Granted, I've only had an HDTV and been picking them up since Saturday, but still. Heck, this morning amidst all the clouds and storms, their signal strength was 95-98, and this is with an antenna in the attic and no booster! 19.1/46.1 was only like 30 something though...

We should be picking up a channelmaster amp today and see how that helps. If we don't have to mount the thing on the roof, great.
post #104 of 3205
It may be the way that are pointing their antenna/transmitter.
post #105 of 3205
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Originally posted by plasmamaniac
It's just that I am being beat up and flamed in another thread about "Why are there ED plasmas when HD is here?"...

Ah hah.... that explains it.

Hey, I'm with you on that one (thread drift on. )

Plasma has been, and always will be overpriced from a price performance issue as well. Not to say that you can't get a good picture from Plasma, but that you'll have to pay through the nose for it if you do.

On the "ED" issue it's always amazed me why in the world anyone ever thought that the low end Plasma's were HD. Much less pay $3000 for one. But that the retailers propagated such BS simply shows that if you want something, you're going to buy it no matter what.

What Plasma does do is offer the buyer a thin, sleek, highly flexible (when it comes to mounting/positioning in the room), display device. Albeit one pays dearly for the pleasure. Personally, I'd spend for a nice LCD though before Plasma. But given the choice, and not absolutely HAVING to have the 4" thick TV option, I'd go with DLP for the thinnest, or CRT if 'thin'wasn't an issue. (LCOS of course would be added to the list when it comes of age.)

Always had the saying, "Nothing is expensive if you want it. You just have to quantify your level of want." Over the last 6 months I've wanted a new G-35 Coupe, but instead we bought a new house and rather than get the car afterwards, I'm spending a little less money and replacing a lot of my HT gear. (Maybe after the first of the year I'll go back looking for that G-35!)
post #106 of 3205
I got so beat up that they closed the thread when all I was trying to do was to point out that for a little more you could get an HD PLASMA. It makes me want to quit trying to help people in this forum because if you don't phrase everything just perfect someone will be offended. I want everyone to be happy and particularly in their decisions for their family. I'm tired of seeing people ripped off by salesmen who don't care, or don't know or just want to make a sale. I just recently received $2,500,000 because my mother was allowed to accidentally leave an assisted living facility without any monitoring and got hit by a truck, head on, closed casket. I do not and will not allow people to get ripped off or lied to. I love people and if you look at my posts I have always tried to help as ARUN GUPTA did, GOD BLESS HIM, what a great guy.
He had asked me to review a couple documents that he was going to release and wanted me to critique them. I was busy with my mother's death and then my wife's mother died. Then ARUN. What a nice guy and a friend to this forum. FLAME ME IF YOU WANT BUT I WAS JUST TRYING TO GIVE YOU OPTIONS. GOD BLESS THIS FORUM BECAUSE IT'S WHAT FREE SPEECH IS ALL ABOUT!!!!! I'M OUTTA HERE!!!!!GOD BLESS!!!!
post #107 of 3205
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Originally posted by William
Tonight (10-19) at 9:00PM TitanTV has Broadway: The American Musical listed as HD on PBA. Is this going to be there first HD broadcast?

NO HD
post #108 of 3205
plasmamanic,

Sorry to hear about your Mom, and your wife's as well. Lost my Grandfather and Mother June 2003, and as Executor I'm still trying to settle those Estates. Thankless job for sure, and BOY to the wolves come outta' the woodwork.

Anyone that's known my on-line presence knows with me it's more about information than anything else. There is no such thing as too much information when making a purchasing decision. Don't spend too much time over here on AVS, but have been working as a Sysop on CompuServe for years. (That's what they call Administrators over there.) It's simply about helping folks make the best possible decision.

Plasma with 480 lines isn't by any stretch the best decision. IMHO of course. Save the money and buy a RPTV if that's what you want to spend. OR... buy a projector with at least 720~768 lines for generally the same money.

Whew, your story on your Mother hits close. My Dad will be 91 in December and I've taken him to live here with us. Better here than somewhere else... at least at this stage. Although he's in the early stages of Alzheimers, and has had several minor strokes, along with dozens of TIA attacks. He was talking about an Assisted Living facility just yesterday. I wouldn't hear of it!

Good luck with future threads!
post #109 of 3205
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Originally posted by robn77
... I have the Mitsubishi 52725 with the internal tuner and it does not seem to let you know what the signal strength is.

I recently got a Sony KDF-42WE655. At first, I thought mine didn't either (nothing is mentioned in the owner's manual), but I finally found it in the "diagnostics" function under the "application" menu. The only thing the manual says about it is:
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Display diagnostics information about the TV. This can be useful in providing information to an authorized technician or repair person.

Would have been nice if they mentioned it shows signal strength; the implication is that there's no information there that the owner would find useful. I sure found it useful in pointing my antenna!

When the TV is tuned to an SD (NTSC) broadcast, this menu option isn't even available -- it's ghosted.

Here's a link to a post in the GWIV owner thread where I list the information shown on the diagnostics screen in gory detail (mostly of interest to other Sony owners, which is why I put it there).
post #110 of 3205
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Originally posted by Wakey

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How disgusting is this signature???
post #111 of 3205
You know, I have signatures turned off for a reason, but this isn't one of them.
post #112 of 3205
Two things I don't discuss at work or on BBs:

Religion & Politics!

post #113 of 3205
WPBA is now showing up as 21-2 on my Zenith HDTV-1080..

It has been on 30-1 until early this morning when it completely disappeared. Unless my eyes are mistaken it was on 21-1 around 45 minutes ago when I re-scanned my channels..

I guess they are testing things..
post #114 of 3205
Just thought I'd post my HDTV results. Just got the RCA DCT-210 receiver from DirecTV and the Winegard OTA antenna.

I'm in Buford / Hamilton Mill area. With the antenna mounted in the attic I was only able to receive WXIA. Once I moved it to the roof I am able to receieve the following:

WAGA
WXIA
WTBS
WATL
WGCL

I don't mind not getting PAX but I really wish I could get WSB (ABC). I don't understand why I am not able to receive it, all my others have a nice signal in the high 80's or low 90's.

I might do some work on my setup. Right now the signal is combined with the DirecTV signal in the attic. I might drop a dedicated cable for OTA and see if this helps.

Funny part was the installer... He said there is no way you're going to get HD OTA up here, told me I was just to far north. Guess it was his first week?!?
post #115 of 3205
DSS AJ, you are in my area! I am surprised you are having trouble with ABC. I have an attic-installed CM4228 and its getting ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, etc. BTW, I am off of Puckett's Mill Road. How about you?
post #116 of 3205
TheFerret: Hamilton Mill / Ridge Road area.

I don't know what model antenna I have though. All I know if the brand. Might crawl back up on the roof and find out.

Funny part is I receive WSB-SD (little snow, but not to bad) and I get absolutly no signal on WSB-DT (2.1). I even went up on the roof and tried to "fine tune" the antenna a bit with the wife watching the signal metter... never got anything.

Glad to hear others in the Buford area getting HDTV though. Wish I could attic mount the antenna.
post #117 of 3205
I believe I found the problem....

Just looked up my antenna type on Winegard's site. I have the GS-1100 which is a non-amplified (knew this already) but only rated for metro areas within 25 miles of the towers. I am just over 32 miles from the towers so it looks like I got the short end of the stick on the "free" antenna I got from DirecTV.

Still strange I can get everything but ABC. I think I'll try a dedicated cable run before I run out and replace the antenna.
post #118 of 3205
TheFerret:

Can you give me a few more details on your setup? I'm off Law'ville - Suwanee Rd. and it sounds like an attic mounted 4228 could do it for me, too!

Are you using a preamp?

Where did you get your antenna / how much?

Thanks!
post #119 of 3205
I have a ChannelMaster CM4228 installed in my attic, and its got a single RG6 run going a whole length of about 10' to a Samsung SIR-TS160 DirecTV HD receiver (with an on-board ATSC tuner). Sometimes I think being in the attic is more detrimental than a longer cable length had it been installed outside on the roof. But, as Tony related getting on my roof take a tremendous amount of courage due to the pitch and drop--if you fall off.

I am trying to remember where I got my antenna. It was off of Holcomb bridge road, but this was a year ago and I doubt I could even find the receipt. I think I either did a Google search or got something off of the CM website for dealers. Let me have a look.
post #120 of 3205
Thanks, Ferret!

You don't have to bother with a google search - an engineer friend of mine pointed me to Dow Electronics in Duluth.

I'd really like to keep it indoors if at all possible, I've got a run of about 25ft. from attic to DishHD receiver.

Thanks for the info!
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