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Forum: Special Topics 12-Nov-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,472
Posted By timgr
DVD recorders are present in home computers...

DVD recorders are present in home computers routinely. If you want to record shows that you have saved, I would think you could do it with your home theater PC that acts as a DVR and saves programs...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Apr-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,700
Posted By timgr
Use the actual height of the antenna for your...

Use the actual height of the antenna for your TVFR.

Effectiveness of indoor placement (ie attic) is hard to predict. There are too many variables to account for - building materials, local...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Apr-2015, 1:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 966
Posted By timgr
Standard disclaimer - the TVFR is just a...

Standard disclaimer - the TVFR is just a simulation, and does not capture local features that can affect your reception, like buildings and trees. That said, you should be able to get stations with...
Forum: Antennas 1-Apr-2015, 9:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,636
Posted By timgr
Sprint rescues Radio Shack

http://www.wired.com/2015/03/radioshack-bankrupcy-deal/

So what does this mean for Antennacraft?
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Mar-2015, 3:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,392
Posted By timgr
What has changed? ...

What has changed?

http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=13256
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Mar-2015, 3:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,407
Posted By timgr
I hear you about falling back to the broadcast...

I hear you about falling back to the broadcast stations and Prime.

You really put yourself at a great disadvantage by not mounting the antenna in clear air. Any trees or buildings in the path to...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Mar-2015, 3:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,392
Posted By timgr
Hi - What do you have now? How many stations...

Hi -

What do you have now? How many stations do you get now? Are there stations you really want to receive? What kind of placement can you have, ie roof mount in clear air, with no surrounding...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Mar-2015, 6:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,080
Posted By timgr
To get any Boston stations, you will need a...

To get any Boston stations, you will need a sensitive UHF antenna pointed at compass direction 214. The antenna will need to be outdoors in clear air, with no obstructions between it and the horizon....
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Mar-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,080
Posted By timgr
Hi - Forget attic mount. Boston signals are...

Hi -

Forget attic mount. Boston signals are too weak at your location to make an indoors antenna feasible.

All the major Boston stations are UHF, and I do fine with an Antennas Direct DB8e. I...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Mar-2015, 1:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 628
Posted By timgr
Please see the header at the top of the forum....

Please see the header at the top of the forum. Detailed instructions for making a TVFR are here - http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=14508
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Mar-2015, 4:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,110
Posted By timgr
The larger an antenna you use, the more "antenna...

The larger an antenna you use, the more "antenna gain" you get. There is no disadvantage to a too-big antenna for a given location, other than the physical size and wind load. You can use the added...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Mar-2015, 4:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,495
Posted By timgr
Put your antenna on the roof, in clear air, with...

Put your antenna on the roof, in clear air, with a direct line-of-sight to the horizon in the direction of the transmitters you are interested in. Aiming through your roof, adjacent buildings, or...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Mar-2015, 1:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By timgr
Read the header above - "In order to get...

Read the header above -

"In order to get good responses to your question(s), please include a link to a tvfool report (looks like...
Forum: Antennas 11-Mar-2015, 1:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,244
Posted By timgr
Antennacraft story?

How is Antennacraft wrapped up in the Radio Shack bankruptcy?

Someone in 2005 says Antennacraft is a division of Tandy, but Wikipedia implies that Antennacraft is independent of Radio Shack. "The...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Mar-2015, 5:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,571
Posted By timgr
Perhaps the Antennacraft HD1850?...

Perhaps the Antennacraft HD1850? http://www.antennacraft.net/Antennas/AntennasAllChannel.html

15' boom.
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Mar-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,300
Posted By timgr
The two basic specs are noise figure and gain....

The two basic specs are noise figure and gain. Noise figure is the degradation in signal-to-noise ratio in dB due to amplification. Typically the lower the noise figure, the moe expensive the...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Mar-2015, 9:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,440
Posted By timgr
Amazon -...

Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/WINEGARD-TV-2900-82-Channel-Weatherproof-Transformer/dp/B0029U2XH2

Often they are called transformers. As mars1162 described, they match the twin-lead impedance of...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Mar-2015, 7:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,752
Posted By timgr
How does the Happauge tuner perform compared to...

How does the Happauge tuner perform compared to the HD Homerun? I have the latter, and it picks up fewer stations than my Sony Bravia TV. I like the HDHR though, since I can watch TV at my desk while...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Mar-2015, 2:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,464
Posted By timgr
You can always add one later. My understanding is...

You can always add one later. My understanding is that they are troublesome, and you need a TV that has the capability to manually add channels to the lineup. It's not realistic to rescan at each new...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Mar-2015, 3:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,556
Posted By timgr
I'm not a professional at this stuff, but I am a...

I'm not a professional at this stuff, but I am a professional engineer. Been hanging around here a while, and I think I understand the issues involved.

It's difficult to make any assurances with...
Forum: Antennas 6-Mar-2015, 3:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,538
Posted By timgr
Mmm. Maybe it does say VHF in the description,...

Mmm. Maybe it does say VHF in the description, but I think the physical size of a bow-tie array means it has to be most sensitive to UHF. Antennas with exceptional VHF sensitivity tend to be big (ie...
Forum: Antennas 6-Mar-2015, 2:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,538
Posted By timgr
I'd say you already have their tracking cookie on...

I'd say you already have their tracking cookie on your computer. They want a postal code before they will show me the page. Privacy Badger shows an attempt to place 4 tracking cookies by that site,...
Forum: Antennas 6-Mar-2015, 1:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,538
Posted By timgr
Your link does not work. ...

Your link does not work.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8203559

For $18 you could buy one, test it and report back. Probably works fine. It's an...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Mar-2015, 1:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,819
Posted By timgr
"UV Stabilized"...

"UV Stabilized" http://www.parts-express.com/cable-ties-5-1-2-black-100-pcs-made-in-usa--080-812

Probably not as good as Panduit, but better than the generic white nylon ties. AFAIK just adding...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Mar-2015, 1:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,368
Posted By timgr
You'll need extreme measures for more than 2 or 3...

You'll need extreme measures for more than 2 or 3 stations.
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