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post #1381 of 12968
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Originally Posted by duihlein View Post

Got my new mount (Chief) for my Sharp z3000 in last night and installed it this morning. Took about 1/2 hour to get it adjusted right. Lucky I got the universal mount, cause I have a vent pipe directly above where the PJ needs to be, so I had to use the extender arms to move the mount 3" to the right.

The lense offset and zoom length are perfect (7.5' ceilings and 11 ft from lense to screen) for my 106" screen (DIY using wood and blackout cloth, real screen material is my next investment)

Since the sun is up I have lot's of ambient light, but the picture is still very viewable and looks really good. My wife and I will be watching a couple of HD-DVD's this weekend along with LOST in HD. Can't wait.

For now I think I'll play some XBox 360...

Dave

Glad to hear everything worked out well with the Sharp. Chiefmfg.com has all the mounting equipment you'd want. I was trying to think how I could build something that would give me the kind of mounting flexibility I needed for my Sharp. I was posting in a Da-Lite High Power screen thread and mentioned what I was trying to do. I had an answer in about 3 seconds about Chief. AVS is such a valuable resource! My old Stewart Firehawk 109" frame is sitting in my basement now, if anyone is interested.
post #1382 of 12968
Okay, this is going to be somewhat off topic but I am dying here.

I'm outta town on the east coast and the TV here sux...

Man, I love Central Time programming. I'm used to Fox showing Seinfeld at 10pm after the news.
Here, I get Raymond at 11:30pm..after the news that goes FOREVER.

It is 5:36 here and I am just going insane waiting for some real programming to start.

EDIT: And....I hate analog cable. It kills me changing the channel and not knowing what I am watching. (no program banner on the screen).

I can't believe how much I miss a DVR. Luckily I am able to watch a DirecTV DVR provided Slingbox from a family member.

Uugh...How do you folks live with:

1. Analog cable
2. No DVR
3. SD TV
post #1383 of 12968
Oh yeah, anyone need any Devil Dogs?
post #1384 of 12968
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Originally Posted by wmschultz View Post

Okay, this is going to be somewhat off topic but I am dying here.

I'm outta town on the east coast and the TV here sux...

Man, I love Central Time programming. I'm used to Fox showing Seinfeld at 10pm after the news.
Here, I get Raymond at 11:30pm..after the news that goes FOREVER.

It is 5:36 here and I am just going insane waiting for some real programming to start.

EDIT: And....I hate analog cable. It kills me changing the channel and not knowing what I am watching. (no program banner on the screen).

I can't believe how much I miss a DVR. Luckily I am able to watch a DirecTV DVR provided Slingbox from a family member.

Uugh...How do you folks live with:

1. Analog cable
2. No DVR
3. SD TV

where ya at, Bill?
post #1385 of 12968
HerNdon, VA. Just outside DC. Driving up to Baltimore on Sunday.

EDIT: I forgot the N
post #1386 of 12968
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Originally Posted by wmschultz View Post

Herdon, VA. Just outside DC. Driving up to Baltimore on Sunday.

It's Herndon....know it well...lived in Sterling in the 80's. Course, back then, Herndon was a 2-horse town. I was through there in Sept...man, it's changed! You going to see the Harbor in Baltimore?
post #1387 of 12968
Ooops. I missed the other NNNN...I kept looking at it saying "that ain't right"

Yeah, going to ESPNzone next week sometime. I used to live up here about a decade ago.

I have made frequent trips up here in the past year. I hate ANALOG cable.

My lovely bride and I have frequented Phillips Seafood over the years.
post #1388 of 12968
Okay, once again I need to make a request for a meet.

I have met Scott, holy crap he is old

But I would like to meet everyone.

Once again, requirements would be a Blu Ray, HD DVD, DirecTV, Dish, and DIGITAL charter.

Okay, maybe not ALL of them, but I really would like to see a real world side by side of HD DVD & Blu Ray. (or is it blue-ray.)

Anyone???? Like I said, all I can offer is a uncalibrated 65 inch Mitsubishi RPTV, HD DVD Xbox360 DVD player, and DirecTV.
post #1389 of 12968
So now that its been a while since Charter / Belo dumped channel 4 HD, I wonder how many folks switched to satellite? There sure was heavy discussion about it. I looked into it but have not taken the plunge yet (probably because I had OTA capability). I rarely watch KMOV or KDNL simply because the guide is not contiguous with the rest of the HD channels and that is where I usually "surf".

How many of you have switched?
post #1390 of 12968
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Originally Posted by redwine View Post

So now that its been a while since Charter / Belo dumped channel 4 HD, I wonder how many folks switched to satellite? There sure was heavy discussion about it. I looked into it but have not taken the plunge yet (probably because I had OTA capability). I rarely watch KMOV or KDNL simply because the guide is not contiguous with the rest of the HD channels and that is where I usually "surf".

How many of you have switched?

I'm (perhaps naively) hoping they will work it out in next couple of months. If not will probably wait until DIRECTV adds HD channels later this year and make decision. WE watch CBS for about 80% of our viewing hours, so it is a drag.
post #1391 of 12968
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Originally Posted by redwine View Post

So now that its been a while since Charter / Belo dumped channel 4 HD, I wonder how many folks switched to satellite? There sure was heavy discussion about it. I looked into it but have not taken the plunge yet (probably because I had OTA capability). I rarely watch KMOV or KDNL simply because the guide is not contiguous with the rest of the HD channels and that is where I usually "surf".

How many of you have switched?

I'm waiting till leaves pop out on the big freaking trees behind my house becaise I had line of sight issues when I last tried for SAT several years ago. I'll try again in May or so... unless Charter/Belo/Sinclair come to their senses.
barry
post #1392 of 12968
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Originally Posted by wmschultz View Post

Okay, once again I need to make a request for a meet.

I have met Scott, holy crap he is old

But I would like to meet everyone.

Once again, requirements would be a Blu Ray, HD DVD, DirecTV, Dish, and DIGITAL charter.

Okay, maybe not ALL of them, but I really would like to see a real world side by side of HD DVD & Blu Ray. (or is it blue-ray.)

Anyone???? Like I said, all I can offer is a uncalibrated 65 inch Mitsubishi RPTV, HD DVD Xbox360 DVD player, and DirecTV.

Dude,

Are you drunk? Has analog cable driven you mad? LOL.

I don't know anyone who has all of the above for a meet. I could certainly host one, but no way I'm mounting another dish just to have E* for the day. Oh, and nothing Sony is allowed in my house, so no Bluray either. I can offer D* in HD or SD, OTA, Xbox 360's HD-DVD add-on, SACD, DVD-Audio, and vinyl because remember I'm "old" and I do have a turntable. Oh, and Bill, you are no spring chicken.

Scott
post #1393 of 12968
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FCC Chief Pitches Multicasting As Way to Foster "New" Stations

The following is from today's Evening Bridge market close newsletter:
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In his ongoing push to promote multicast, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin again floated the idea of allowing small, independent entities that want to get into the video business to lease part of an existing broadcaster's spectrum to distribute their own programming.

Martin made the pitch during today's FCC Media Ownership hearing in Harrisburg, Pa., saying multicast programming delivered by smaller entities could "obtain all the accompanying rights and obligations of other broadcast stations, such as public interest obligations and carriage rights."
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post #1394 of 12968
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Originally Posted by DroptheRemote View Post

FCC Chief Pitches Multicasting As Way to Foster "New" Stations

The following is from today's Evening Bridge market close newsletter:
___________________________________________________________

In his ongoing push to promote multicast, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin again floated the idea of allowing small, independent entities that want to get into the video business to lease part of an existing broadcaster's spectrum to distribute their own programming.

Martin made the pitch during today's FCC Media Ownership hearing in Harrisburg, Pa., saying multicast programming delivered by smaller entities could "obtain all the accompanying rights and obligations of other broadcast stations, such as public interest obligations and carriage rights."
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EVERYONE seems to have forgotten the promise of high quality television that was made when this digital transition started. Sure, there were other compelling reasons to do it - to free up bandwidth for emergency services, for instance, but the carrot for the viewer was the promise of HDTV. Maybe the FCC chairman believes that "digital quality" means high quality, while it can mean quality worse than what we had if you steal its bits for multicasting.

So sad.
post #1395 of 12968
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Originally Posted by DroptheRemote View Post

FCC Chief Pitches Multicasting As Way to Foster "New" Stations

The following is from today's Evening Bridge market close newsletter:
___________________________________________________________

In his ongoing push to promote multicast, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin again floated the idea of allowing small, independent entities that want to get into the video business to lease part of an existing broadcaster's spectrum to distribute their own programming.

Martin made the pitch during today's FCC Media Ownership hearing in Harrisburg, Pa., saying multicast programming delivered by smaller entities could "obtain all the accompanying rights and obligations of other broadcast stations, such as public interest obligations and carriage rights."
___________________________________________________________

I wouldn't mind this sort of thing from channels 24 and 46 (which obviously have no intention of broadcasting HD anyway). For that matter, KTVI's bitrate is low enough I don't think we'd notice any change if a channel 2-2 suddenly appeared... but if a channel 4-3, 5-3, or 11-3 were to appear due to the stations leasing bandwidth to someone else, there'd be hell to pay!
post #1396 of 12968
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Originally Posted by Scott Tucker View Post

Dude,

Are you drunk?

Scott

As a matter of fact, yes I was.

And yes, I'm turning into an old fart.
post #1397 of 12968
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Originally Posted by wmschultz View Post

As a matter of fact, yes I was.

And yes, I'm turning into an old fart.

Funny. I thought you were having a bit too much fun. Hope you're feeling alright this morning.

OK, it's official. I want The Golf Channel in HD. I'm watching the Match Play Championships in SD and it I'm missing the beautiful pictures CBS delivered last week. Does any program provider have TGC in HD?

Scott
post #1398 of 12968
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Originally Posted by wmschultz View Post

As a matter of fact, yes I was.

And yes, I'm turning into an old fart.

I AM an old fart but I smell sweet.

If you wanted to see all those things plus HD firewire recordings from a cable DVR, Clarence lives in Virginia. I have never known him to turn down someone who wanted to see his theater. He has all of these plus a G90 display at 1080p. He is one of the nices gentlemen I have ever met. He is also the most frugal searcher on this board. A little DEW and perhaps we could have arranged it.

Walt
post #1399 of 12968
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Originally Posted by wmschultz View Post


And yes, I'm turning into an old fart.

Turning?
post #1400 of 12968
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Originally Posted by wmschultz View Post

Okay, once again I need to make a request for a meet.
I have met Scott, holy crap he is old
But I would like to meet everyone.
Once again, requirements would be a Blu Ray, HD DVD, DirecTV, Dish, and DIGITAL charter.
Okay, maybe not ALL of them, but I really would like to see a real world side by side of HD DVD & Blu Ray. (or is it blue-ray.)
Anyone???? Like I said, all I can offer is a uncalibrated 65 inch Mitsubishi RPTV, HD DVD Xbox360 DVD player, and DirecTV.

Bill,
I'd love to go, though you may have to convince others to let me.
Unfortunately, I haven't much to offer in the way of equipment. I don't have and HiDef DVD capability.

The only 2 items I could bring is my 17" LCD HDTV, and one of the DISH HD DVR's (622). Note here, it's not necessary to have a SAT feed to view pre-recorded material from the disk. I could pre-record a sampling of the DISH Local HD's, OTA HD's, VOOM, and any other DISH HD material. The 622 would only require component + audio, either R/W or optical.

So, I probably fall into the "too old," and "to- big-a-mouth" category to attend, but that's the only equipment I can offer.
post #1401 of 12968
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Originally Posted by redwine View Post

So now that its been a while since Charter / Belo dumped channel 4 HD, I wonder how many folks switched to satellite? There sure was heavy discussion about it. I looked into it but have not taken the plunge yet (probably because I had OTA capability). I rarely watch KMOV or KDNL simply because the guide is not contiguous with the rest of the HD channels and that is where I usually "surf".

How many of you have switched?

I have an E* installer here right now. This was supposed to get done last week, but due to snow was pushed off til today. Now the guy is waiting for someone to bring him the flat roof mount that is held down by concrete blocks. I guess the brick on my old house is too brittle. I'll let you know how it goes.
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I'm having the most problems getting HD reception here in Troy, IL. I'm getting the channel IDs.. but no broadcast AV signal.
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Originally Posted by chrisfnet View Post

I'm having the most problems getting HD reception here in Troy, IL. I'm getting the channel IDs.. but no broadcast AV signal.

Can we get some more info Chris?
OTA?
Did this just start today?
Are all the locals out?
post #1404 of 12968
I'm actually just setting it up. Yes, just trying to pick up the OTA HD stations.

I have a Winegard PR4400.
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Chris

I'm just across 55 off Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon. I am getting everything from MyHD in the computer. Where are you located. Perhaps you are pointed in the wrong direction.

Walt
post #1406 of 12968
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Originally Posted by chrisfnet View Post

I'm actually just setting it up. Yes, just trying to pick up the OTA HD stations.

I have a Winegard PR4400.

You are getting signal strength, but no AV, correct? That would sound like you're receiving signal from the antenna to the tuner.
Are you feeding the OTA feed directly into your ATSC TV tuner...a ATSC STB?
Have you been to antennaweb.org to get your point?
post #1407 of 12968
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Originally Posted by kdg454 View Post

You are getting signal strength, but no AV, correct? That would sound like you're receiving signal from the antenna to the tuner.
Are you feeding the OTA feed directly into your ATSC TV tuner...a ATSC STB?
Have you been to antennaweb to get your point?

Yeah, I'm going from the matching transformer on the antenna right to the HD input on my TV (yes, it has the ATSC tuner built-in).

A compass orientation of 240 degrees should cover most of the stations I thought...
post #1408 of 12968
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Originally Posted by aspec2 View Post

Chris

I'm just across 55 off Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon. I am getting everything from MyHD in the computer. Where are you located. Perhaps you are pointed in the wrong direction.

Walt

I'm right on highway 40 in Troy.
post #1409 of 12968
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Originally Posted by chrisfnet View Post

Yeah, I'm going from the matching transformer on the antenna right to the HD input on my TV (yes, it has the ATSC tuner built-in).

A compass orientation of 240 degrees should cover most of the stations I thought...

If you're in/or near 62294, around 250°, but that is not enough to be causing the issue. Are you certain you have the "front" side of the antenna pointed towards the front? If so, it is probably not an antenna issue, especially when you're receiving signal.
Your cabling and connections are all new? Where is your mount....roof...attic...indoors by TV?
post #1410 of 12968
I have it indoors in a spare room. For now, I have the coax just running along the floor (I don't own this place and will be moving into my own home in a few months...).

Well, I could be confused about the antenna. It seems to have two sets of elements ("small/flat" and "large/tubular" which you bolt to each other).. but it has two sets of those. According to the instructions (poorly written) you only use one set of elements for the PR4400?
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