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post #12631 of 12970
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Originally Posted by Robert Simandl View Post

So has anyone figured out how to get back to the "Control Panel" from the old AVS forum software?
I had that page bookmarked, so whenever I arrived here (at the control panel), I could see which of the forums and threads I was following had updated posts.
Since the switch to new software, that bookmark doesn't work anymore. And as a result, I come here less often because it's kind of a pain.
Thanks!

I think the "control panel" is a thing of the past. I hit the "subscriptions" link at the top of the page next to the gold star and have been able to accomplish much the same thing.

Steve
post #12632 of 12970
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Originally Posted by Waldamos View Post

So I have never got around to fixing my antenna. My wife and I still end up getting muti-path or something. Then something hit me, I am not entirely sure I don't have my antenna facing 180 degrees in the wrong way. I have a yagi style antenna that looks like an arrow with a little bit more of the boom sticking past the front. Like this:



A
>-- B



Edit: I cannot get the diagram I did to look right, so imagine that the > is much larger than it is.


My question is, which end should I be pointing towards St. L?


A or B?

Does your antenna look like a giant arrow? Is it really old? I remember in the "old days", the antennas that looked like this were essentially VHF-only and therefore pretty useless no matter which way you point them with today's OTA broadcasts. Sorry if I'm reading too much into your diagram.
post #12633 of 12970
Hey all...Been away for a while, but recently bought a new TV. You know how it goes...You buy one new piece, and suddenly you're buying another and another. Man, things have changed so much since I've been gone. I will probably be spending a lot of time on here again as I have many questions with all the new technology. OMG the new TV's look good! smile.gif
post #12634 of 12970
Can somebody help me with DirecTV's math? They claim they pay Viacom "hundreds of million dollars each year," and then they claim that 30% more would be "over a billion dollar increase."

Please?
post #12635 of 12970
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Originally Posted by Dan in St. Louis View Post

Thanks, Jim. It occurred to me that since a DLP receiver is a projector, not direct view, the overscanning might be optically caused by an intentional design of the mirrors. Not much I can do about that!
I have found that others have complained of the same issue, and Samsung claims there is an intentional 2% overscan designed into the receivers. Some models provide a menu option to revert to one-to-one pixel mapping, by my model does not.

Problem is, my receiver has a vertical overscan of almost 2", and with a screen height of 24.5" that's more like 8%.
post #12636 of 12970
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Originally Posted by Dan in St. Louis View Post

I have found that others have complained of the same issue, and Samsung claims there is an intentional 2% overscan designed into the receivers. Some models provide a menu option to revert to one-to-one pixel mapping, by my model does not.
Problem is, my receiver has a vertical overscan of almost 2", and with a screen height of 24.5" that's more like 8%.

I experienced a similar issue with my first HDTV which was a Toshiba DLP I paid way too much for. Pix quality was excellent but the overscan was horrible with no way to correct it. Tops of heads were cut and I couldn't read some text scrolls. It seems more and more directors have no consideration for "headroom". I solved the problem by moving to a panel when the prices fell thru the floor. I have not missed that Toshiba one bit.
post #12637 of 12970
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Originally Posted by Dan in St. Louis View Post

Can somebody help me with DirecTV's math? They claim they pay Viacom "hundreds of million dollars each year," and then they claim that 30% more would be "over a billion dollar increase."
Please?

My guess: It's probably the same math the federal government uses, figured over 10 years or whatever period of time they negotiate the contract. Any way to spin the data to help your side out or make the other guy look bad.
I can't believe the number of channels that disappeared. I'm assuming it's a game of brinkmanship and DirecTV figures when Viacom realizes they just lost a huge chunk of their revenue they'll reduce their demands.
post #12638 of 12970
Viacom channels back on DirecTV as of Friday morning. Also, TCM in HD added to DirecTV sometime this week (I noticed it last night).
post #12639 of 12970
It appears our incompetent friends at KSDK are still at it. Although the technical quality of the XXX Summer Olympics from NBC seems to be quite superb, I have noticed that the sound is poor-quality surround sound with little or no rear speakers and a center channel that comes and goes. Upon inspection, I find that all the events on Channel 5 is is Dolby Prologic although each new show begins with mention that it is in Dolby 5.1. In fact, audio on the cable NBC channels (Bravo, NBC Sports, MSNBC, etc.) are in full DD 5.1 and sound great. Unfortunately, the best events are on the primary broadcast channel!

I find this utterly amazing and see it as one more reason why we should be allowed to pick and choose our local affiliates or have access to a network feed. They are truly inept over there and have been blundering for 10 years.
post #12640 of 12970
Yeah, I still miss the days when DirecTV gave us access to the New York and Los Angeles network affiliates. I'd gladly pay another $20 a month or so if we could get those channels back legally.
post #12641 of 12970
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Originally Posted by moman19 View Post

It appears our incompetent friends at KSDK are still at it. Although the technical quality of the XXX Summer Olympics from NBC seems to be quite superb, I have noticed that the sound is poor-quality surround sound with little or no rear speakers and a center channel that comes and goes. Upon inspection, I find that all the events on Channel 5 is is Dolby Prologic although each new show begins with mention that it is in Dolby 5.1. In fact, audio on the cable NBC channels (Bravo, NBC Sports, MSNBC, etc.) are in full DD 5.1 and sound great. Unfortunately, the best events are on the primary broadcast channel!
I find this utterly amazing and see it as one more reason why we should be allowed to pick and choose our local affiliates or have access to a network feed. They are truly inept over there and have been blundering for 10 years.

I'm using OTA and the surround is horrible. Yes, it is Dolby Digital, but I cannot hear the center and the rear surrounds are too loud. At least that's how my Denon 1909 decoded it,
post #12642 of 12970
We can all write letters to KSDK to complain, but I gotta warn you that in the past, it was like talking to yourself.......

Here's the address. I urge you to be polite. If enough letters are received, we may get their attention:

dhummert@ksdk.gannett.com
post #12643 of 12970
I forgot that the '.1' (sub) channel was also WAAAAY too high!
post #12644 of 12970
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Originally Posted by guest68 View Post

I forgot that the '.1' (sub) channel was also WAAAAY too high!

If you're referring to the main 5.1 HD channel, you are correct. That too has been a big issue for a long time. There has been no change despite repeated email notes. I gave up a long time ago.

I have hundreds of channels thanks to E* and Channel 5 has the loudest audio by a large margin. WHY CAN"T THOSE GUYS GET IT RIGHT???????
Edited by moman19 - 7/30/12 at 9:47am
post #12645 of 12970
I knew Sony was having big financial problems, but was unaware that Sharp isn't far behind them...

http://www.hdtvmagazine.com/columns/2012/08/hdtv-expert-how-the-mighty-have-fallen-by-pete-putman.php
post #12646 of 12970
Is 30.2 gone for good?

It's been off the air now for over a week.
post #12647 of 12970
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Originally Posted by awh View Post

Is 30.2 gone for good?
It's been off the air now for over a week.

It has been removed from all Sinclair group stations nationwide as of the first of this month. Speculation includes non-payment of fees by the fledgling channel.
post #12648 of 12970
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Originally Posted by ProjectSHO89 View Post

It has been removed from all Sinclair group stations nationwide as of the first of this month.

It would have been nice if they simply put up a Chyron saying the channel was removed - I rescanned the channels a couple of times thinking it was my TV that wasn't picking up the subchannel anymore.
post #12649 of 12970
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Originally Posted by awh View Post

It would have been nice if they simply put up a Chyron saying the channel was removed - I rescanned the channels a couple of times thinking it was my TV that wasn't picking up the subchannel anymore.

I agree, but there is no easy way to do a graphic on that server and we had no advance notice....it had to come off right away.
post #12650 of 12970
Jim,

If Sinclair is open to suggestions, the "new" TNN channel would be a nice complement to the country music network for the country music content fans.
post #12651 of 12970
But I think it's a Digital Sub Channel.
post #12652 of 12970
As was CoolTV and the rest of the crowd (except for the flagship channels)
post #12653 of 12970
I'd like to see Sinclair put up something other than a music channel in place of TheCoolTV. Music channels are always fly by night operations, and TheCoolTV in particular was guilty of playing whatever, whenever. You'd randomly tune in, find a song you like, then after it finishes, it cuts to something you'd rather cut your ears off rather than listen to. I remember once it cut directly from Socal Distortion to some hip-hop group. It'd be better if they grouped songs to cater to certain audiences a bit better. Plus, tuning in at any random time, you had about a 33% chance of actually watching music videos, the rest of the time, it was Time Life music collection infomercials or one of those long commercial breaks (or EI shows that were really lame, but that's more the FCC's fault).
post #12654 of 12970
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Originally Posted by kc9hzn View Post

I'd like to see Sinclair put up something other than a music channel in place of TheCoolTV. Music channels are always fly by night operations, and TheCoolTV in particular was guilty of playing whatever, whenever. You'd randomly tune in, find a song you like, then after it finishes, it cuts to something you'd rather cut your ears off rather than listen to. I remember once it cut directly from Socal Distortion to some hip-hop group. It'd be better if they grouped songs to cater to certain audiences a bit better. Plus, tuning in at any random time, you had about a 33% chance of actually watching music videos, the rest of the time, it was Time Life music collection infomercials or one of those long commercial breaks (or EI shows that were really lame, but that's more the FCC's fault).

I agree with your CoolTV observations....however, no word yet on a replacement.
post #12655 of 12970
Any chance of any Spanish-speaking fare? We've got a growing population. Untapped market.
post #12656 of 12970
RTV on 16.1 needs to reboot their MPEG receiver - it has been stuck on a pixelated video image with no audio now for over 24-hours... why isn't a station engineer monitoring their signal?
post #12657 of 12970
No one else watches it, why should anyone from Daystar?
post #12658 of 12970
I can't even pick up 16-1, let alone actually watch it! biggrin.gif
post #12659 of 12970
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Originally Posted by kjohnson View Post

Any chance of any Spanish-speaking fare? We've got a growing population. Untapped market.

Best chance of that might be those two still-unused subchannels on channel 7.

7-1 Home Shopping
7-2 Religious
7-3 nothing but color bars
7-4 nothing but color bars
post #12660 of 12970
Antenna users - Does KSDK look like crap OTA? I get it through Charter. I have watched a couple of episodes of Revolution and the quality is horrible - overly compressed with a lot of macroblocking on any sort of motion. I'm trying to figure out if this is KSDK's fault or Charter is re-compressing. My guess is KSDK because KMOV is fine (recordings are much larger, too). It seems unlikely they'd alter one channel but not another.

Thanks,
John
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