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Forum: Reception Devices 13-Feb-2019, 2:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 42,505
Posted By billydee
Thanks for the insight Joe. I think I'm going to...

Thanks for the insight Joe. I think I'm going to give Samsungs a hard look.
Forum: Reception Devices 11-Feb-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 42,505
Posted By billydee
Red face Any recent (2018-19) experience with TCL TV tuners?

I hope I'm not asking the question in the wrong place here. I've been thinking about buying a reasonably priced (less than $500) new 49 or 50 inch TV and I hear pretty good things about the value of...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Feb-2019, 6:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,567
Posted By billydee
Thanks for the insight. I never considered or was...

Thanks for the insight. I never considered or was really even aware of the Channel Master top box you refer too. Will know next time!
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Feb-2019, 4:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,567
Posted By billydee
I forgot to mention I tried the "double rescan",...

I forgot to mention I tried the "double rescan", twice and on both Vizio TVs. To no avail.

Have not yet dug into your second suggestion, especially since it appears to be a Vizio issue. But maybe...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Feb-2019, 7:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,567
Posted By billydee
I think I found the problem....it's a Vizio/PBS issue (maybe).

So I switched out the primary TV that was having the channel 18 and 20 problem where it couldn't settle on one of them. It's a 2009 Vizio. Put our other big TV (Insignia) in the living room and with...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Feb-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,567
Posted By billydee
I have done that, when both the 18 and 20 series...

I have done that, when both the 18 and 20 series PBS channels appear there. Problem is they don't always appear there.

And this does not happen on three other "down stream" tv sets.

A little...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Feb-2019, 4:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,567
Posted By billydee
Thanks for the suggestions, I'll try them out and...

Thanks for the suggestions, I'll try them out and get back here with the result.
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Feb-2019, 7:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,567
Posted By billydee
Weird new problem - with PBS only

Sometime late in 2018 our local PBS (Rocky Mtn PBS and channel 36.1 on our TVs) switched over to channel 20.1 (KRMU) and apparently also 18.1.

So the weird thing is, on 1 of our 4 TVs (our primary...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Jun-2017, 2:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,567
Posted By billydee
From the station engineer on Friday- "we’re...

From the station engineer on Friday-
"we’re aware of what we think is a cooling issue at Bayfield. When the A/C quits, the room gets too hot and the translator shuts down. We think that’s what’s...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jun-2017, 2:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,567
Posted By billydee
Just did a little survey for signal strength on...

Just did a little survey for signal strength on the TV.

All 18 channels I pick up are at 100% Signal Strength.

The SNR(db) for them ranges from a low of 23/24 on a couple stations not in...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Jun-2017, 8:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,567
Posted By billydee
Jake, 1- Yes it does. When reception is normal...

Jake,
1- Yes it does. When reception is normal for those two stations it registers at either 25 or 26. Which is as high a number as any of the other stations I get. But I have not looked at the...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Jun-2017, 3:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,567
Posted By billydee
Hey Joe. I am not having problems with any...

Hey Joe.
I am not having problems with any other stations, just those two mentioned.
As far as seeing Durango towers, that's a stretch from my location, although I will give it another try this...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Jun-2017, 9:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,567
Posted By billydee
I have tried all the basics as you mentioned,...

I have tried all the basics as you mentioned, thanks for suggesting.

I'm not really able to change the height, just the direction and I'm confident that is dialed in.

As mentioned, a friend is...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Jun-2017, 7:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,567
Posted By billydee
Consistently intermittent Reception - Could it be a translator issue?

Hi there.
I've been having an intermittent reception issue with two stations for about 6 months now. I'm using an HDB8X antenna mounted outside, appx 12 feet off the ground.
The two stations are-...
Forum: TV Database Updates 25-Jun-2015, 6:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,224
Posted By billydee
Now picking up COZI TV in Durango/Bayfield CO

Did a channel scan a couple weeks back and was pleasantly surprised to pick up a new channel. For me it's display channel 2.2 COZI which shows a lot of old TV series.

Not bad at all...it's kind...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Feb-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,589
Posted By billydee
Some good news regarding why I can't pick up...

Some good news regarding why I can't pick up KF50S (KASA Fox) anymore.
I was able to find the phone number for the engineer and he stated they are having some problems but expect it to be fixed in...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Feb-2015, 3:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,589
Posted By billydee
Well I'm no expert like some here and this was my...

Well I'm no expert like some here and this was my first foray into OTA TV, but that said I'm pretty happy with it.

It picks up all the channels they say it should, at least all of the Line of...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Feb-2015, 5:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,589
Posted By billydee
That's not a bad idea, I'll give that a try....

That's not a bad idea, I'll give that a try. Thanks!
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Feb-2015, 3:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,589
Posted By billydee
This is what I heard back from the antenna...

This is what I heard back from the antenna seller-
While there is nothing you can do to fix that particular problem, I do have suggestion as to what you can do. Instead of replacing the entire...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Feb-2015, 6:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,589
Posted By billydee
I sent them an email yesterday and will follow-up...

I sent them an email yesterday and will follow-up by phone in a day or two if I don't hear back.

Probable lesson learned here- you get what you pay for. The HDB8X sure seemed like a good deal......
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Feb-2015, 4:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,589
Posted By billydee
I'll try that inquiring with them, don't know...

I'll try that inquiring with them, don't know anyone local that's doing the same thing. Thanks for your advice.

I really should get up there and verify the 109 degree direction for the one set of...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Feb-2015, 2:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,589
Posted By billydee
Would losing one whisker from an 8 bay cause loss of a channel?

I purchased and mounted a Solid Signal Xtreme Signal HDB8X 8 Bay VHF/UHF antenna last summer and found one of the whiskers (out of a total of sixteen) on the ground last week.

Perhaps heavy wet...
Forum: Antennas 25-Jul-2014, 8:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,342
Posted By billydee
Great question, I'll need to measure it and get...

Great question, I'll need to measure it and get back to you.
And just to clarify you don't mean the location of the electrical panel but where the main from the road meets the house (which I know is...
Forum: Antennas 25-Jul-2014, 3:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,342
Posted By billydee
How would you ground in this setup? (pics included)

So a couple weeks back we rigged up a mast using two 10ft sections of 2 inch threaded EMT conduit. This might be a bit of overkill so I may switch it out to 1 1/4 or 1 1/2 inch. Then we set an HDB8X...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Jul-2014, 6:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,301
Posted By billydee
That would be great, thank you.

That would be great, thank you.
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