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post #13801 of 14740
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Originally Posted by BoogerBomb View Post

Why is it a guarantee that Fox will end up in SD every single week? Saints Giants reverted to SD.

Must be your local station since no problems here with the game, it's in HD.
post #13802 of 14740
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Originally Posted by BoogerBomb View Post

Why is it a guarantee that Fox will end up in SD every single week? Saints Giants reverted to SD.

Must be your local station since no problems here with the game, it's in HD.
post #13803 of 14740
Are you talking Sunday Ticket or local broadcast? Because I'm watching via local Fox affiliate and it's HD. ST Red Zone also has hd when they cut to the game. Must be your affiliate, not Fox.
post #13804 of 14740
Its channel 4 in Dallas. Well as I am typing this they just fixed it. Its a local station but I watch it over dish not OTA.
post #13805 of 14740
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Originally Posted by BoogerBomb View Post

Its channel 4 in Dallas. Well as I am typing this they just fixed it. Its a local station but I watch it over dish not OTA.

Yeah, I had the same problem with KDFW Channel 4 in Dallas; via DirecTV
post #13806 of 14740
Interesting, because KDFW-Fox 4 Is a Fox Owned & Operated station.
post #13807 of 14740
Quote:
Originally Posted by BoogerBomb View Post

Its channel 4 in Dallas. Well as I am typing this they just fixed it. Its a local station but I watch it over dish not OTA.
Doesn't matter. In most cases, it's the OTA signal that gets picked up and shot back to D*. You see the same thing an OTA viewer does because it's Channel 4's signal. Since none of us saw it, the error is KDFW's, not Fox's.

And O&O doens't mean anything. The splicer fouls up all the time here in Detroit, too. Most often when they're trying to overlay bulletins or weather bugs. But, quite often, it comes out of a local spot in SD and stays there a while. Ghost in the works.
post #13808 of 14740
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Originally Posted by DrDon View Post

Doesn't matter. In most cases, it's the OTA signal that gets picked up and shot back to D*. You see the same thing an OTA viewer does because it's Channel 4's signal. Since none of us saw it, the error is KDFW's, not Fox's.
And O&O doens't mean anything. The splicer fouls up all the time here in Detroit, too. Most often when they're trying to overlay bulletins or weather bugs. But, quite often, it comes out of a local spot in SD and stays there a while. Ghost in the works.
Happens here in San Francisco on FOX independent KTVU as well, for a very brief second you'll get an SD feed and then it pops into the HD feed, sometimes it doesn't "pop" and you're stuck with SD. I've watched FOX prime time shows where it does it on nearly every commercial break.
post #13809 of 14740
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrDon View Post

Doesn't matter. In most cases, it's the OTA signal that gets picked up and shot back to D*. You see the same thing an OTA viewer does because it's Channel 4's signal. Since none of us saw it, the error is KDFW's, not Fox's.
And O&O doens't mean anything. The splicer fouls up all the time here in Detroit, too. Most often when they're trying to overlay bulletins or weather bugs. But, quite often, it comes out of a local spot in SD and stays there a while. Ghost in the works.

I dunno about that, WJBK-Fox 2 Detroit is also a Fox O&O station as well.
post #13810 of 14740
Searches on AVS and on the Middle Atlantic rack site haven't helped.
Thought i'd ask here.

I got DirectTV yesterday with one C31/700 receiver installed in a Middle Atlantic rack system.
Do you know if there is a Middle Atlantic rack mount/face plate for the C31/700?
https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fforums.solidsignal.com%2Fdocs%2FHands%2520on%2520with%2520C31.pdf

DirectTV C31 700.png 361k .png file


Thanks.

Mike
post #13811 of 14740
The thing is so tiny that I doubt they even bothered. It doesnt even have enough weight to keep itself in place when the cables want to twist it around.
post #13812 of 14740
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Originally Posted by BoogerBomb View Post

The thing is so tiny that I doubt they even bothered. It doesnt even have enough weight to keep itself in place when the cables want to twist it around.
Sounds like the Rokus. The outer edge of my screen is just high enough above the stand to slide the Roku under it to hold it in place. Otherwise, it would do exactly what you are talking about.
post #13813 of 14740
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Originally Posted by BoogerBomb View Post

The thing is so tiny that I doubt they even bothered. It doesnt even have enough weight to keep itself in place when the cables want to twist it around.

That could very well be the case.
I'm wondering what to do with it..
Seems like a sideways arrangement with storage for the rest of a 2-3 RU height would work ?

Mike
post #13814 of 14740
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Originally Posted by Mike_WI View Post

That could very well be the case.
I'm wondering what to do with it..
Seems like a sideways arrangement with storage for the rest of a 2-3 RU height would work ?
Mike
I vote....zip ties.... wink.gif
post #13815 of 14740
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Originally Posted by NetworkTV View Post

Sounds like the Rokus. The outer edge of my screen is just high enough above the stand to slide the Roku under it to hold it in place. Otherwise, it would do exactly what you are talking about.

My Roku 2 is sitting on the stand all cockeyed. Pisses me off but not enough to do something about it lol. Does kinda make me wonder if I like the small things better or prefer something a bit more substantial.
post #13816 of 14740
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Originally Posted by Mike_WI View Post

Searches on AVS and on the Middle Atlantic rack site haven't helped.
Thought i'd ask here.

I got DirectTV yesterday with one C31/700 receiver installed in a Middle Atlantic rack system.
Do you know if there is a Middle Atlantic rack mount/face plate for the C31/700?
https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fforums.solidsignal.com%2Fdocs%2FHands%2520on%2520with%2520C31.pdf

DirectTV C31 700.png 361k .png file


Thanks.

Mike

The C31 looks just the STB that TWC uses. Maybe it is!!!
post #13817 of 14740
I had the same issue with Rokus in different rooms, I purchased a couple Monoprice RedMere cables for the Rokus and now they sit nice and flat.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10255

post #13818 of 14740
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Originally Posted by BoogerBomb View Post

My Roku 2 is sitting on the stand all cockeyed. Pisses me off but not enough to do something about it lol. Does kinda make me wonder if I like the small things better or prefer something a bit more substantial.
A lot of things are like that.

Certain devices need a bit of substance and don't need to be tiny. AV components are in the list of things that really don't need to be since they aren't intended to be portable. Sure, being small let's you hide them for that minimalist look, but the power cables are always the gotcha unless you run a line to the hiding spot for them. It's all well and good to stick your stuff on the back side of TV you hang on a wall (then use RF and Bluetooth to control them) until you have to plug everything in - "wall warts" included. Then there's the occasion when you want to plug in a flash drive full of photos or videos...

Then you have to deal with game systems in all kinds of shapes.

Even traditional DVD and Blu-ray players are getting smaller footprints, making things harder to stack (my region free DVD player sits on top of my BD player on top of little spacers for airflow, for example). The old BD player was much larger, hence the reason it was on the bottom. The new one is the same smaller size of the DVD player, so it wasn't a big deal to put it in the old spot.

Having said that, the bluetooth remote for the Ruko means it doesn't need line of sight, so it can be put anywhere, including sticking it to the back of the TV. I just wonder how many people choose an option like that verses letting it sit oddly in the TV stand...

In my case, the TV sits on a pedestal, and that creates a gap below the screen cabinet on either side of it just high enough for the Roku to tuck under it, which holds it down. Otherwise, I'd likely clamp it to the underside of the cabinet top (in other words, to the "ceiling" of the equipment area), way in back and out of sight.

I like things neat and organized. I even use cables with color coded jackets to easily find what is going where if I have to replace a component or move something. Of course, at work we use a unique code number for every single audio, video, network and other connection you can look up in the system to see where it goes, which may thousands of feet of cable away in a different building. I'm not quite needing to do that with my stuff.... wink.gif
Edited by NetworkTV - 12/16/12 at 7:32am
post #13819 of 14740
My Rokus just hang like dongles off the back of the TV, out of sight out of mind.
post #13820 of 14740
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Originally Posted by joed32 View Post

My Rokus just hang like dongles off the back of the TV, out of sight out of mind.

Why do you need more than one Roku?
post #13821 of 14740
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Originally Posted by Mike_WI View Post

Searches on AVS and on the Middle Atlantic rack site haven't helped.
Thought i'd ask here.
I got DirectTV yesterday with one C31/700 receiver installed in a Middle Atlantic rack system.
Do you know if there is a Middle Atlantic rack mount/face plate for the C31/700?
https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fforums.solidsignal.com%2Fdocs%2FHands%2520on%2520with%2520C31.pdf
DirectTV C31 700.png 361k .png file
Thanks.
Mike
Looks like MA does have it:

Model = RSH4A2S DIRECTV C31700
post #13822 of 14740
I have 2 Roku 2 XS units and two WD streamers -- One for each display. I've thought of velcroing the Rokus to the back of the but it's not enough of an issue to bother with.TV,
post #13823 of 14740
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Originally Posted by lovinthehd View Post

Why do you need more than one Roku?

More than one TV.
post #13824 of 14740
Has anyone here switched to D* from verizon fios? Or has both? What do you think of the PQ, comparatively?

I was at Paul's TV and they had D*. I don't know how they had it set up, they probably had a splitter that degraded the PQ. Yet surprisingly, I thought their picture looked better than what I have with fios at home. Not by a huge margin, but better. I was looking through several channels TNT, food, espn. TNT is especially subpar on fios. I thought it looked pretty ok on D*
post #13825 of 14740
Most people give a slight edge to Verizon FIOS over DirecTV when it comes to picture quality. My guess is their TV either has better picture quality than yours, or is calibrated better.
post #13826 of 14740
I have A/B'd the same channels, same TV, same time on Fios and Direc. Fios always looked better, especially on the Network feeds. Cable networks feeds we're often closer. Did the same with Cox HD Cable and Direc. The Network feeds usually looked better on Cox, while most of the Network feeds looked better, and sometimes much better on Direc .Ex. Live Mecum Auto Auction on Velocity looked bright and clear on D, while bit-starved and swimming back-ground on Cox HD.
post #13827 of 14740
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Originally Posted by Mike_WI View Post

Looks like MA does have it:
Model = RSH4A2S DIRECTV C31700

How could that small thing require two rack spaces? I guess they dont design anything to take up one space?
post #13828 of 14740
I just got the 0x462c firmware update and channel changing is FAST!

I've had Directv since 2004 gave up on cable/OTA switching speeds.

Great update......
post #13829 of 14740
i have the genie with no optical port. ihave soundbar that only has 2 optical ports with 1 being connected to my ps3 for games and movies. sound is terrible on movies with the genie. would it be better to use the optical port on tv or buy toslink adapter? if i use tv port will i still be able to switch between genie and ps3?
post #13830 of 14740
Not sure about this being a great update. I have an HR20-100 and our update is 0x62c and I'm noticing a severe lag when I hit the pause button, I've had as much as a 5 second delay between button press and the program pausing, and other times it is almost instant. Not sure my update is so great. I've been less than impressed with the interface since the new look, the DVR is sluggish as all get out compared to the way it was for years prior to the new interface. Like everything else, I've just learned to live with it, but overall I would say that the control of the DVR has gone down hill, but my bill sure hasn't smile.gif
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