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Forum: Help With Reception 11-Nov-2011, 2:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,555
Posted By TheEmrys
We had quite a bit of snow since I noticed this...

We had quite a bit of snow since I noticed this issue, and ended up with signal issues. I went a head and ordered a new antenna, a Winegard 7697 on the advice of a local installer familiar with my...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Oct-2011, 6:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,555
Posted By TheEmrys
That shouldn't affect the signal, should it? How...

That shouldn't affect the signal, should it? How would signal for 6.2 be strong when 6.1 and 6.3 are extremely low?
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Oct-2011, 2:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,555
Posted By TheEmrys
So sorry, it is Real channel 18, KRMA.

So sorry, it is Real channel 18, KRMA.
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Oct-2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,555
Posted By TheEmrys
Get 6.2, but 6.1 and 6.3 are weak - normal?

So is this normal? I like my PBS, and I get 6.2 very strong. However, I am unable to consistantly get 6.1 and 6.3 on my Windows Media Center DVR. Is this normal for some sub-channels to be good,...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Sep-2011, 8:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 52,244
Posted By TheEmrys
Wow. Just wow. Too much to go into without...

Wow. Just wow. Too much to go into without hijacking the thread.
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Sep-2011, 2:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 52,244
Posted By TheEmrys
These tend definately have some advantages in...

These tend definately have some advantages in cost and customization abilities. However, my only hesitation recommended them is the level experience that may be needed.

Stumbled across this neat...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Sep-2011, 8:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 52,244
Posted By TheEmrys
As for output resolution, it will depend on your...

As for output resolution, it will depend on your video card. However, and video card made in the last couple of years will do anything, and carry signal over either HDMI or DVI. The motherboard I...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Sep-2011, 7:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 52,244
Posted By TheEmrys
If you click on the details tab within the page I...

If you click on the details tab within the page I linked, you can scroll down and see this:

Technically speaking:
For ATSC and QAM digital TV, all 18 ATSC formats including 1080i can be watched...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Sep-2011, 5:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 52,244
Posted By TheEmrys
The 2250 is ATSC/ClearQAM/NTSC Dual-Tuner. Which...

The 2250 is ATSC/ClearQAM/NTSC Dual-Tuner. Which makes it good for Digital OTA/Analog Cable/Aanalog OTA without issue. Its a pretty popular choice among HTPC builders.

Here you can see the specs...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Sep-2011, 4:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 52,244
Posted By TheEmrys
It can be done cheaper. If you have a spare...

It can be done cheaper. If you have a spare computer laying around. If you have an unused computer, depending on its age, you could use the computer as a DVR. You'd need some software (some come with...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Sep-2011, 4:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 52,244
Posted By TheEmrys
One caveat to Hulu Plus. People often complain...

One caveat to Hulu Plus. People often complain that it is slow/choppy. Well, Comcast is still the nominal owner of Hulu Plus (its for sale) and it is not in their best interest to provide good...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Sep-2011, 4:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 52,244
Posted By TheEmrys
I use Hulu Plus. Its $7.99/month. It brings you...

I use Hulu Plus. Its $7.99/month. It brings you NBC, ABC, and (most) Fox shows. There is no CBS.

One option that I will be doing shortly is building my own DVR. While it will be ~$500 (including...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Sep-2011, 2:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,322
Posted By TheEmrys
I guess I'm trying to understand the relationship...

I guess I'm trying to understand the relationship between nm(dB) and PWR(dBm). Do I add them together to get >0?
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Sep-2011, 2:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,322
Posted By TheEmrys
So noise margin is affected by elevation and the...

So noise margin is affected by elevation and the size of the antenna?
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Sep-2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,322
Posted By TheEmrys
I still want to understand noise margin. Anyone?

I still want to understand noise margin. Anyone?
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Sep-2011, 8:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 52,244
Posted By TheEmrys
Just something to think about... some of the...

Just something to think about... some of the SmartTV's out there have built-in DVR hardware. You just have to hook up an external HD and then you've got your DVR for free as well. I have an LG...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Sep-2011, 8:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,322
Posted By TheEmrys
It occaisionally happens. And there are a few...

It occaisionally happens. And there are a few channels that were picked up, but just get a black screen except late at night (after midnight).



I would only replace the amp. The amp is...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Sep-2011, 4:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 52,244
Posted By TheEmrys
I get 9 News and their weather channel clear as a...

I get 9 News and their weather channel clear as a bell.
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Sep-2011, 4:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 52,244
Posted By TheEmrys
I'm in Greeley, and I pick up 50 channels with a...

I'm in Greeley, and I pick up 50 channels with a pretty small Terk HDTVO. It fit on my old Dish mast. Might be an option. It is considerably smaller than anything my neighbors have. But my signal...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Sep-2011, 4:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,322
Posted By TheEmrys
5/10 bars - bigger preamp or taller mast?

So, I picked up the Terk HDTVO. So for, the wife and I are pretty pleased. We picked up 50 channels and once we filtered through languages we don't speak and all the religious programming, we've got...
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