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post #151 of 12968
I just double checked, and the Big+5Mbps plan is $79.98/month ($30 more than I pay for just 5Mbps), but it's only good for 6 months. After that, the plan is $30 more. Yikes!

Do people really pay this much for combined services ($110/month), with Charter, or are there ways to keep the lower price for longer?
post #152 of 12968
Toeside,

I always wondered how your room ended up. Do you have any pics on the finished room?

Scott
post #153 of 12968
i am new to the forum dont know if this is right spot for question or not i live 70 miles east of st. louis tv towers mostly flat ground between me and them i have a 35 foot tower to put antenna on i have been looking at antennas for hd tv stations wondering what every one else thought would be best antenna for me or if i am just to far away to mess with them any thoughts would be appreciated
post #154 of 12968
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Originally Posted by Scott Tucker View Post

Toeside,

I always wondered how your room ended up. Do you have any pics on the finished room?

Scott

I do somewhere.... We have a new camera now, with a wide angle lens. I'm going to take some new pictures this weekend. Funny you mentioned the room, I just saw my amazingly outdated signature. Those dates are 2005!
post #155 of 12968
Post this question in the HDTV hardware reception forum with a better title such as "long range antenna for St. Louis recommendations?" along with your zip code. Then we may be able to provide some useful recommendations.
post #156 of 12968
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Originally Posted by Toeside View Post

I just double checked, and the Big+5Mbps plan is $79.98/month ($30 more than I pay for just 5Mbps), but it's only good for 6 months. After that, the plan is $30 more. Yikes!

Do people really pay this much for combined services ($110/month), with Charter, or are there ways to keep the lower price for longer?

I would say your best bet is to call and talk to them, rather tha just look online. If you call they seem to have a lot more options and can do more for you. Plus if yoy say "I'll switch Dish if I get the low price for 12 months" they may be more likely to give you that price for longer, as I have heard reports of people threatening to cancel and them getting reduced rates. Can't hurt to call.
post #157 of 12968
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Originally Posted by DLSDO View Post

To the best of my knowledge I do not believe that the sata or USB 2 ports are activated. I base this on the officail Comcast 3416 thread here http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=604142

Highlighted Comcast because the question is....Is it Comcast or the STB? Maybe Charter has enabled functionality. But I doubt it! This is why I cringed when I heard reports of Charters release of the 3416 on the verge of the 4.1 update Moxi release that will in fact enable external HDD storage. That is if Charter ever releases it!!!!!!!

BTW....The firewire should be activated. IMHO, archiving this route is a pain and ONLY allows for nonencrypted programs.

Thanks for the response, DLSDO.

Believe me, I have read through that forum from front to back, and back to the front again. Unfortunately the Comcast people are not much help. To begin with, they are all on different software and firmware releases. Charter (surprisingly) has held off pushing the most recent firmware, which has bugs that kills the HDMI connection and screws with some of the functionality. The software bug has had a habit of reporting a 100% full drive when there is only 15% or less on there. So that already puts us on different pages. It's also known that Comcast released all of their boxes with the USB and SATA locked down. That (supposedly) is not the case with Charter. The tech specifically told me that the Firewire AND USB 2.0 ports were active, and said that you could hook up a personal external hard drive to expand your capacity. That of course does not make it so, but until I can prove him wrong I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt. :-P

Also, I agree with you that this is a poor choice for archiving shows. However, I'm not looking to archive shows, I could do that with the firewire and my laptop. I'm looking to expand the storage capacity. ;-)
post #158 of 12968
Anyone getting a stutter on channel 30 tonite via OTA (or otherwise), all my other OTA channels are perfect, seems like I remember this last Thursday night also........



john
post #159 of 12968
i am not sure if this the right place for this or not. i live 70 miles east of st. louis broadcast towers and was wondering what the best antenna might be for my location to pick up hd signals. i have a thirtyfive feet tall tower to put it on with about a 80 feet run to my tv any suggestions or informatioon would be appreciated
post #160 of 12968
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Originally Posted by mmiikkee View Post

i am not sure if this the right place for this or not. i live 70 miles east of st. louis broadcast towers and was wondering what the best antenna might be for my location to pick up hd signals. i have a thirtyfive feet tall tower to put it on with about a 80 feet run to my tv any suggestions or informatioon would be appreciated

This works for me @ 58 miles w/pre-amp; rooftop mount-25' above ground.
http://www.winegard.com/offair/pdf/HD9095P.pdf
You're going to need a large directional UHF, probably with a pre-amp.
post #161 of 12968
mmiikkee,

I would check here, they are located in mt. vernon

Laco Electronic Inc
751 Fairfield Rd
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 800-642-4960

They should know a good antenna to pick up st. louis, plus with you 70 miles east, I imagine you are around a Vandalia, Salem, Mt. vernon line and my grandma can pick up most of the STL stations on antenna in Kinmundy, except Fox 2, and can even pick up WSIL out of Carbondale, if you want an ABC station that won't bombard you with crazy corporate policies.
post #162 of 12968
Has anyone talked to DropTheRemote? I'm about ready to Copy And Paste his general info broadcast in here.

Earth to Doug, come in DOUG!!!!
post #163 of 12968
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Originally Posted by Jhamps10 View Post

mmiikkee,

I would check here, they are located in mt. vernon

Laco Electronic Inc
751 Fairfield Rd
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 800-642-4960

They should know a good antenna to pick up st. louis, plus with you 70 miles east, I imagine you are around a Vandalia, Salem, Mt. vernon line and my grandma can pick up most of the STL stations on antenna in Kinmundy, except Fox 2, and can even pick up WSIL out of Carbondale, if you want an ABC station that won't bombard you with crazy corporate policies.

Or go to www.antennaweb.org and see what it recommends and then go to www.antennasdirect.com and buy it.
post #164 of 12968
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Originally Posted by wmschultz View Post

Has anyone talked to DropTheRemote? I'm about ready to Copy And Paste his general info broadcast in here.

Earth to Doug, come in DOUG!!!!

PM
post #165 of 12968
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Originally Posted by rolls375 View Post

Warning: Thread Hijack in progress....

Sorry to jack here, but I need some help. I live in Birmingham, AL and I'm trying to make a purchase off ebay. The seller refuses to ship the item, I don't know why, but that's what is keeping the auction low. If I can get it for a good price is there anyone in St louis that would pick it up and ship it to me. It has to be picked up at a post office this Saturday morning. I could send funds via paypal, personal check, or however. I'd send enough to pay for the item, the shipping, and some extra for your time. No risk to you, I'd actually be at your mercy.

If anybody has time this Sat am and is willing to do this favor for me, please email me and I'll send you more details.

Thanks, and sorry for hijacking.
Galen

rolader (at) hotmail (dot)com (sorry, I haven't posted here 5 times yet)

I contacted Galen, he lost the auction.
post #166 of 12968
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Originally Posted by kdg454 View Post

PM

Some actually PM or talk to him, I just thought I could get an update.

Besides, I don't know how to PM
post #167 of 12968
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Originally Posted by wmschultz View Post

Some actually PM or talk to him, I just thought I could get an update.

Besides, I don't know how to PM

I sent you one....Even Scott knows how to read one!

He's been busy...I'm sure he'll be along soon
post #168 of 12968
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Originally Posted by kdg454 View Post

I sent you one....Even Scott knows how to read one!

Yeah but he might yell at me if I post the wrong thing...MEAN SCOTT
post #169 of 12968
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Originally Posted by wmschultz View Post

Yeah but he might yell at me if I post the wrong thing...MEAN SCOTT

Now that he has an identity, and all.
What was that...oh....crankified, right?
post #170 of 12968
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Originally Posted by wmschultz View Post

Has anyone talked to DropTheRemote? I'm about ready to Copy And Paste his general info broadcast in here.

Earth to Doug, come in DOUG!!!!


He calibrated my new Panny 50 inch on Wednesday evening with amazing results. He was leaving Thursday morning for Hannibal, MO then to Kansas City so he is currently out of town. Our TV looks great after his visit. I will post more about the calibration later.
post #171 of 12968
Well this is going to have to do until DTR comes back.

Click Here to see FAQ's and General Information
post #172 of 12968
Ken and Bill,

You guys are crackin' me up. Crankified! Now that's a good one. All real credit to Mo however.

I lost power tonight for about 5 seconds. When my HR10-250 turned back on it rebooted and now I have the 6.3b update. We'll see if that cures my audio dropouts.

Scott
post #173 of 12968
That would have been very useful. I left work as early as I could, but maybe he could have known to wait 5 minutes.


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Originally Posted by deuces View Post

My last two Dish appointments they called the evening before and asked if I wanted to be their first appt at 7 AM. I said sure and that is when they arrived. The furniture, as I said earlier was the typical 3 hour window. I think I am gonna start a pizza place and guarantee delivery within a 3 hour window or it's free.
post #174 of 12968
Scott,
Do DTV receivers update and self reboot daily?
How/when does the EGP get updated?
post #175 of 12968
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Originally Posted by der_kommissar View Post

That would have been very useful. I left work as early as I could, but maybe he could have known to wait 5 minutes.

Personally, I think the installer is in the wrong, in this particular situation.
5 Minutes....what if you were home, and in the bathroom, or on the phone.
It's not like they're UPS drivers...one foot on the gas with one finger on the doorbell.
post #176 of 12968
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Originally Posted by kdg454 View Post

Scott,
Do DTV receivers update and self reboot daily?
How/when does the EGP get updated?

Not sure when they reboot. The EPG updates every couple weeks I think but really not sure. Mine rebooted after the power outage. Been whatching FOX for over a hour now without a audio drop out, so apparently the update has helped.

Scott
post #177 of 12968
[quote=Drizzt_DoUrden]
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Unfortunately the Comcast people are not much help

Boy, your not kidding! I posted a few questions in that thread and I could feel the heat seeping out of my keyboard


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looking to expand the storage capacity

.

Okay then. Your our beta tester for the Charter 3416. My questions so far..

1)What is the process to change resolution output? My understanding is that switching this box from 1080i<->720p<->480p<->480i is not an easy process. What are the steps? Can it be done from the box and remote? This is very important to me. I archive HD @ 480i and its very easy to toggle down to 480i for transfer then back up to 1080i for viewing

2)Hook up an external drive!!!!!!!!! Is it enabled?

3)I really like "music choice" on the Moxi interface menu. Anything similar on the 3416?
post #178 of 12968
[quote=DLSDO]
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Originally Posted by Drizzt_DoUrden View Post


Boy, your not kidding! I posted a few questions in that thread and I could feel the heat seeping out of my keyboard


.

Okay then. Your our beta tester for the Charter 3416. My questions so far..

1)What is the process to change resolution output? My understanding is that switching this box from 1080i<->720p<->480p<->480i is not an easy process. What are the steps? Can it be done from the box and remote? This is very important to me. I archive HD @ 480i and its very easy to toggle down to 480i for transfer then back up to 1080i for viewing

2)Hook up an external drive!!!!!!!!! Is it enabled?

3)I really like "music choice" on the Moxi interface menu. Anything similar on the 3416?

Heh. Not a problem:

1) Just like with the Moxi I believe. Turn off the box, leave TV on and hit your menu button. You can drive from there.

2) Won't try it until I find out if I need drivers.

3) I'll get back to you on that.
post #179 of 12968
For those of you who have had issues with KTVI's HD signal (as discussed in previous threads w/ pictures), when have you seen the noise?

During Prime time?

News?

Syndicated programming? (judge judy, etc).

Also, if anyone is able to jot down exact times they see the noise, that could be very helpful.

Please send any info you can including pictures.

Thanks
post #180 of 12968
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Originally Posted by ktviengineering View Post

For those of you who have had issues with KTVI's HD signal (as discussed in previous threads w/ pictures), when have you seen the noise?

During Prime time?

News?

Syndicated programming? (judge judy, etc).

Also, if anyone is able to jot down exact times they see the noise, that could be very helpful.

Please send any info you can including pictures.

Thanks

I've PMed you. I have examples from MyHD computer captures of frames from Bones. The image breakup manifests slightly differently on my Dish 622, but you can see the spot where it most often happens (lower half to lower third of the frame/shot). It's quite disruptive.

If KTVI would only increase its bitrate, the blocking artifacts (a separate issue that I also have captures of) could be eliminated.
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