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post #22531 of 25453
September:Tobasco Sauce.
Not sure of the ep.
Or if it is the 1st.Most memorable--Tobasco on

BTW
MP4's played better on Samsung.
My name is nobody-Terrance Hill-Henry Fonda
Shoot--Cliff Robertson

Mark
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Edited by MarkB49 - 12/20/12 at 6:14pm
post #22532 of 25453
Just a semi rant here: when I look at the manual for my Sony TV they show 90 degree bends in HDMI cables. I know I want to avold this so does anyone have any idea about the New part here http://www.avsforum.com/t/940657/magnavox-537-535-533-515-513-2160a-2160-2080-philips-3576-3575/22500#post_22727453
Is this a good cable for my setup? http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=15074960

Note I am housebound so I need to order via the internet. Thanks in advance
Edited by Josea - 12/21/12 at 1:55am
post #22533 of 25453
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Originally Posted by Josea View Post

Just a semi rant here: when I look at the manual for my Sony TV they show 90 degree bends in HDMI cables. I know I want to avold this so does anyone have any idea about the New part here http://www.avsforum.com/t/940657/magnavox-537-535-533-515-513-2160a-2160-2080-philips-3576-3575/22500#post_22727453
Is this a good cable for my setup? http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=15074960
Note I am housebound so I need to order via the internet. Thanks in advance
I have a Sony EX700 with two HDMI connections on the left side. Monoprice (link at bottom) item 3850 is used. This is a 270 degree adapter. They also sell cables. You don't need to spend a lot.
post #22534 of 25453
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Monoprice (link at bottom) item 3850 is used.
Link where?
post #22535 of 25453
We must have a different view. Before Huddler screwed up the forum it was on the top of every page. Now it is on the bottom of every page. Sometimes it shows on top right.

Anyhow: http://www.monoprice.com/ I use the AVS link so they get credit.
Edited by JoeKustra - 12/21/12 at 5:37am
post #22536 of 25453
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We must have a different view. Before Huddler screwed up the forum is was on the top of every page. Now it is on the bottom of every page. Sometimes it shows on top right.
I use Firefox with Stylish. I don't get the side bar or any ads anywhere.

Edit: The forum can be customized. Depending on the settings used, it could look very different than the default layout. I think the default is too bright so I use the black background with white text. Stylish hides the sidebar so all posts are full width. This is how the forum looks on my computer.


Edited by Ken.F - 12/21/12 at 5:37am
post #22537 of 25453
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I use Firefox with Stylish. I don't get the side bar or any ads anywhere.
That explains it. I turn off side ads, signatures and avatars with "Preferences" but the ads/sponsors show. I'm still using XP and IE8 on this computer.
post #22538 of 25453
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I'm still using XP and IE8 on this computer.

 

If you're interested, here's something free that works fine with XP/IE8 and will get rid of all that:

 

download.cnet.com/AdFender/3000-7786_4-75183968.html

post #22539 of 25453
1. Thanks for all your help JoeKustra, I noticed a post back in August about Sub channel timer recording in he Minnesota area, and I understand workarounds are needed. Does this "bug" also occur in the Phila Area for channels like 35.1 , 35.2 ... (I only use Over the air via rooftop antenna) I am about 8 miles from Philadelphia.

2. Is it best to keep the HDMI cable from the TV to the 53X as short as possible?

2.1.A http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10419&cs_id=1041913&p_id=7702&seq=1&format=2 Should I order 2 of these if I intend to swap my HDMI cable frequently from the back of the 53X to my laptop?
Also at some point I may move everyting around and have the DVR next to the TV instead of below it.

3. Does this forum have a REP or Kudo's system for the outstanding contributions here?
Edited by Josea - 12/22/12 at 4:54am
post #22540 of 25453
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Originally Posted by Josea View Post

1. Thanks for all your help JoeKustra, I noticed a post back in August about Sub channel timer recording in he Minnesota area, and I understand workarounds are needed. Does this "bug" also occur in the Phila Area for channels like 35.1 , 35.2 ... (I only use Over the air via rooftop antenna) I am about 8 miles from Philadelphia.
2. Is it best to keep the HDMI cable from the TV to the 53X as short as possible?
2.1.A http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10419&cs_id=1041913&p_id=7702&seq=1&format=2 Should I order 2 of these if I intend to swap my HDMI cable frequently from the back of the 53X to my laptop?
3. Does this forum have a REP or Kudo's system for the outstanding contributions here?
1 - No idea. I'm cable only. I would need a 1000' tower to reach Philly or NY.
2 - Not if you are careful. I have never gone over 6'.
3 - Not to my knowledge.

If you want to spend more the HDMI splitter HDS-201 works. I couldn't find it on Monoprice, but there are several on eBay.
Edited by JoeKustra - 12/22/12 at 5:03am
post #22541 of 25453
Kudo's to all here, I have deceided on the 533 after reading the manual and most of the posts in this thread. I have to have someone do the setup for me so I want to have all the equipment on hand ahead of time, thus explaining the seemingly enless questions and PM"s. (Anyone here live near Swarthmore PA & want to make some extra $$ , JK,LOL ?

Conjecture time: i know some stores jack up prices around the holidays, does anyone forsee a considerable price drop on the 533 early next year?

Anyone know what the Sea Horse or Butteryfly signify when Fringe goes to commercial?


"Seahorse glyph has the Fibonacci spiral on its side, the spiral itself is contained inside a visual representation of the golden ratio"
this sounds like a line Spenser Reid would say on Criminal Minds


Also Happy holidays to all !
Edited by Josea - 12/22/12 at 5:29am
post #22542 of 25453
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Originally Posted by Josea View Post

Kudo's to all here, I have deceided on the 533 after reading the manual and most of the posts in this thread. I have to have someone do the setup for me so I want to have all the equipment on hand ahead of time, thus explaining the seemingly enless questions and PM"s. (Anyone here live near Swarthmore PA & want to make some extra $$ , JK,LOL ?
Conjecture time: i know some stores jack up prices around the holidays, does anyone forsee a considerable price drop on the 533 early next year?
Anyone know what the Sea Horse or Butteryfly signify when Fringe goes to commercial?

http://fringepedia.net/wiki/Fringe_Symbols
post #22543 of 25453
Hello everyone,

I just got a 533 from walmart. DVD playback looks great and it is surprisingly quiet. Unfortunately, I cannot tune some of the channels I bought this for. I think I've have followed what people have said to do here at avs to the best of my ability, but I can only get certain channels from my cable feed.

I'm in San Francisco where we have Comcast-Xfinity cable. I only get the basic service with out a separate digital tuner box. My Samsung UN40EH5000 can tune nearly all the local and basic digital channels for the local major stations and lesser ones. The 533 can only see some of them and often the digital channels are different from what my TV sees. Even more strange is that the 533 sees some channels that my Samsung CANNOT! Example: my Samsung sees WGN on "35-99" (1080) but the 533 sees it on "35.1". Our main local PBS channel (KQED 9.1) does not show, but 3 of the minor channels do. The 4th minor channel ended up way over at 54.1 where it shows as 9-2 on my Samsung. Interestingly, this channel USED to be separate at 54 analog before they merged with KQED.

I have connected my cable feed directly to the back. The wire comes out of the wall and goes into the 533. I have set the 533 to use digital tuning and tried all sorts of settings. I can manually tune some of the major digital channels for the big networks, and it will stick (like 2.1) but I just see a black screen with no sound. At first I thought the 533 might not "see" any hi-def channels above 480, but have found some that are 1080 and the recorder drops them down.

I know that Comcast has made some changes in the area over the summer, but I can still see the digital channels on my Samsung, even 1080 ones. I feel like I have tried every setting. Am I missing something? What is different in the tuners between the Magnavox 533 and my Samsung? Any ideas?

http://www.televisioninfo.com/content/Samsung-UN40EH5000-LED-LCD-HDTV-Review/Ratings-and-Specs.htm
post #22544 of 25453
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Originally Posted by Josea View Post

Anyone know what the Sea Horse or Butteryfly signify when Fringe goes to commercial?
"Seahorse glyph has the Fibonacci spiral on its side, the spiral itself is contained inside a visual representation of the golden ratio"
this sounds like a line Spenser Reid would say on Criminal Minds

Doesn't seem as though any of the symbols used have specific meaning by themselves, but taken as a whole, it's a commentary on how all the separate fields of science (and not so science ... yet ... as in, fringe science) blend together over time towards ... what ... unified theory ultimata? Each does give tantalizing clues of what we can expect to see after the commercial break.

The writers do have fun with it ... The Fibonnaci sequence is also what Walter recites to put himself to sleep. Kind of like resolving π to pass the time.

Anybody watch Fringe last night? Wish I would have TIVO'd the flash sequence the "observer child" fed Walter in the lab so I could watch that frame by frame and see how well that version of reality coordinated with what we've seen so far. We've already been down the rabbit hole a few times since the series started. FOX replays the current episode Sunday nights (at 11pm I think), so I'll have to catch it then.
post #22545 of 25453
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by dorisl View Post

I know that Comcast has made some changes in the area over the summer, but I can still see the digital channels on my Samsung, even 1080 ones. I feel like I have tried every setting. Am I missing something? What is different in the tuners between the Magnavox 533 and my Samsung? Any ideas?

Help file on tuning:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showpost.php?p=12470932

Help file on Clean Tuner Solution... scan only digital channels to eliminate possible analog interference:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showpost.php?p=21142278
post #22546 of 25453
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Originally Posted by dorisl View Post

I just got a 533 from walmart. DVD playback looks great and it is surprisingly quiet. Unfortunately, I cannot tune some of the channels I bought this for. I think I've have followed what people have said to do here at avs to the best of my ability, but I can only get certain channels from my cable feed.

Some of us have found the QAM tuning capability of the older units to be among the poorest performers encountered. You seem to be saying these new models' tuner is similarly bad as the older models'. It seems as if all these units have been built purely based upon specifications, with little to no actual Funai testing of their behavior connected to US cable systems. Every other QAM tuner I've tried does a better job finding and holding channels than the 2160A, 513 and 515 do, while their ATSC tuning seems to be as competent as any other tuner. Now that the FCC has given cablecos the green light to 100% scrambling, QAM can only be expected to get worse unless Funai puts forth more effort than it has shown with these so far.
post #22547 of 25453
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Originally Posted by mrmazda View Post

It seems as if all these units have been built purely based upon specifications, with little to no actual Funai testing of their behavior connected to US cable systems.

I think that was my observation when I started using the 2160A. Despite the tuner/clock problems I still trust it to work every day.
post #22548 of 25453
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Originally Posted by dorisl View Post

I'm in San Francisco where we have Comcast-Xfinity cable. I only get the basic service with out a separate digital tuner box. My Samsung UN40EH5000 can tune nearly all the local and basic digital channels for the local major stations and lesser ones. The 533 can only see some of them and often the digital channels are different from what my TV sees. Even more strange is that the 533 sees some channels that my Samsung CANNOT! Example: my Samsung sees WGN on "35-99" (1080) but the 533 sees it on "35.1". Our main local PBS channel (KQED 9.1) does not show, but 3 of the minor channels do. The 4th minor channel ended up way over at 54.1 where it shows as 9-2 on my Samsung. Interestingly, this channel USED to be separate at 54 analog before they merged with KQED.

Sorry, but all cable is local. I can do some speculation. This assumes you do not have a cable box. You didn't say if 2.1 is KTVU, but if it is, that makes a strong case for your cable feed passing the PSIP data to you. That would normally be a great thing. However, KQED is both a physical and virtual channel 9. WGN (Chicago) has a virtual channel 9.1 also. This might explain some of your problems. My cable feed strips all PSIP data so I have no virtual channels. So even though your cable feed sends you WGN on 35-99, the scan of channels has already assigned 9 to KQED. Your TV can handle this, the 533 seems to fail. I'm wish I could help more, but unless you can use an antenna, there isn't much that can be done.

Interesting: in the old days you needed 5 posts before you could include a URL. Things change all the time.
Edited by JoeKustra - 12/22/12 at 11:47am
post #22549 of 25453
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3. Does this forum have a REP or Kudo's system for the outstanding contributions here?
I've never used it but at the bottom of every post is a icon that looks like a thumbs up, it says to click if you find the post useful. Not sure what it does....
post #22550 of 25453
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Does this "bug" also occur in the Phila Area for channels like 35.1 , 35.2 ... (I only use Over the air via rooftop antenna) I am about 8 miles from Philadelphia.
You shouldn't have any problems with an outdoor antenna. I live about 20 miles north of the Roxborough TV transmitters and get pretty good reception with a small antenna in the attic.
Channels I get:
CBS 3.1, 3.2
ABC 6.1, 6.2, 6.3
NBC 10.1, 10.2
PBS 12.1, 12.2, 12.3
MYPHL 17.1, 17.2, 17.3, 17.4
FOX 29.1
MiND 35.1, 35.2, 35.3, 35.4, 35.66
TBN 48.1, 48.2, 48.3, 48.4, 48.5
WTVE 51.1, 51.2
CW 57.1
ION 61.1, 61.2, 61.3, 61.4
Univision 65.1, 65.2
post #22551 of 25453
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I've never used it but at the bottom of every post is a icon that looks like a thumbs up, it says to click if you find the post useful. Not sure what it does....

I clicked it in your post. smile.gif
post #22552 of 25453
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Anybody watch Fringe last night? Wish I would have TIVO'd the flash sequence the "observer child" fed Walter in the lab so I could watch that frame by frame and see how well that version of reality coordinated with what we've seen so far. We've already been down the rabbit hole a few times since the series started.
Only 3 episodes left -- 2 hr series finale on 1/18/13.
I haven't watched Fringe since season 2 -- just been collecting them on my server. Once it is over I'll watch the whole thing from the start.
post #22553 of 25453
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I clicked it in your post. smile.gif

Me, too. And in yours, too. smile.gif

It seems to add a little icon right next to it with a drop-down that says X number of users found this helpful. Not sure if it gets you a shinier room in heaven, though.
post #22554 of 25453
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I clicked it in your post. smile.gif
Now my post has a little drop down box that says to click to find out who thought my post was useful, unfortunately all the drop down says is what it said before I clicked.....the number of users who found it useful, not the actual names of the users......maybe it's a work in progress?
Amazon has a similar thing but like AVS apparently you cannot tell who thought it was useful. My guess is Wajo will be acquiring quite a few in his sticky thread's OP biggrin.gif
post #22555 of 25453
I have a question about a Magnavox H2160MW9 A. It worked fine for a few years, but I just started having problems with the HDD. When I try to record, the following message appears:

"Recording Error
Can not record on this HDD.
E 48"

I did the V Skip + 079 test and it said "Not found" for the HDD connect status and 0 for the HDD hours. This post says to open the case and check the ribbon/FFC cable, but the "disassy sketches" link doesn't work. Does anyone know what cables I need to check? Thanks.
post #22556 of 25453
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Originally Posted by Manocheese View Post

I have a question about a Magnavox H2160MW9 A. It worked fine for a few years, but I just started having problems with the HDD. When I try to record, the following message appears:

"Recording Error
Can not record on this HDD.
E 48"

I did the V Skip + 079 test and it said "Not found" for the HDD connect status and 0 for the HDD hours. This post says to open the case and check the ribbon/FFC cable, but the "disassy sketches" link doesn't work. Does anyone know what cables I need to check? Thanks.

 

Thanks for pointing out the broken links.

 

Here's the section of that file they6 used to link to:

 

http://www.avsforum.com/t/940657/magnavox-537-535-533-515-513-2160a-2160-2080-philips-3576-3575/30_10#user_HDDremove

post #22557 of 25453
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Originally Posted by Manocheese View Post

I have a question about a Magnavox H2160MW9 A. It worked fine for a few years, but I just started having problems with the HDD.

The oldest 2160As are around 4 years old. It's hardly unusual for a HD in a PC to last less than 2-3 years. You can take it out and connect it to a PC to run the HD maker's diagnostic software to confirm its status. If it's toast, you've lost everything that was on it, but at least replacing it with a new (same 160GB size or 250GB, 320GB or 500GB) one is easy for those capable of manipulating a Phillips screwdriver.
Edited by mrmazda - 12/22/12 at 3:50pm
post #22558 of 25453
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The oldest 2160As are around 6 years old...

My Magnavox 2160 models were manufactured in 2008 whereas my 2160A models were manufactured in 2009. My Magnavox 2080 was manufactured in 2007 but I upgraded it to a larger hard drive in March 2009.

My Philips 3575 was manufactured in 2007 whereas my 3576 was manufactured in 2008.
post #22559 of 25453
Back to the important stuff, thanks for pointing out the "encore" on Sunday, I saw that sequence and I thought I was "trippin"... At least Donald showed up later on; Also love how the sound levels vary at crucial times in the show. I wonder if Fox is being bombarded with requests to extend the show or at least do a TV movie...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Originally Posted by NOSTRADIMWIT View Post

Anybody watch Fringe last night? Wish I would have TIVO'd the flash sequence the "observer child" fed Walter in the lab so I could watch that frame by frame and see how well that version of reality coordinated with what we've seen so far. We've already been down the rabbit hole a few times since the series started. FOX replays the current episode Sunday nights (at 11pm I think), so I'll have to catch it then.

~~ Kelson want some company when you do the FRINGE marathon?
~~~ KEN F --- have you scanned for new channels lately, I also get 44.1 44.2 and 4.1 and 4.2 in addition to your list. Can't wait to see what the 533 will pull in with my 40+ year old fixed roof antenna

About to place my order via Walmart's site, $208 for the 533.. Any downside to requesting site to store? (I have a store about 4 miles away)
post #22560 of 25453
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Originally Posted by Josea View Post

About to place my order via Walmart's site, $208 for the 533.. Any downside to requesting site to store? (I have a store about 4 miles away)

Only that you will have to go to the store. I would think it's not a wise move for the next week or so. There is little or no time difference. Depending on your location it could take longer. Each store is different.

Try TitanTV.com for listings. You can edit the channel numbers if needed and it's much faster. Only 14 days ahead. TVGuide.com is 15 days but much slower.
Edited by JoeKustra - 12/22/12 at 5:42pm
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