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Forum: Special Topics 30-Aug-2018, 9:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,487
Posted By OTAFAN
So, you finally hit pay dirt, wado66! Fantastic! ...

So, you finally hit pay dirt, wado66! Fantastic!

I'm just taking a guess, but those sales reps and Samsung Tech you spoke with may not have been clear about what you were really asking about. I'm...
Forum: Special Topics 29-Aug-2018, 3:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,487
Posted By OTAFAN
I have 2 Samsungs, 2013 & 2017, and both have...

I have 2 Samsungs, 2013 & 2017, and both have channel guides. Most of the TV's I've seen at Best Buy and other related stores have similar guides. The only ones I've seen that presently don't, are...
Forum: Special Topics 28-Aug-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,487
Posted By OTAFAN
Hey wado66: Almost all TVs you can buy today...

Hey wado66:

Almost all TVs you can buy today will have a channel guide for OTA. After you hook up your coax cable to the TV and run a channel scan according to specified instructions, you will see...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Aug-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 35,821
Posted By OTAFAN
https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/consumer-faqs...

https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/consumer-faqs-tv-spectrum-auction?from=home
Forum: Special Topics 24-Jul-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,579
Posted By OTAFAN
https://www.amazon.com/Universal-Electronics-Origi...

https://www.amazon.com/Universal-Electronics-Original-104-Moldable/dp/B0002ZPINC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1532472418&sr=8-3&keywords=coax+seal


You can also try Coax Seal linked above. I believe...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-May-2018, 1:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,527
Posted By OTAFAN
[QUOTE]My guess is that they are running with...

[QUOTE]My guess is that they are running with reduced power so that the antenna crew can work safely on the tower with the new antenna.[QUOTE]

FWIW, thanks rabbit73 for your reply! It's helpful to...
Forum: Antennas 28-Apr-2018, 8:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 81,544
Posted By OTAFAN
Thank you, Nascarken for the recommendation!...

Thank you, Nascarken for the recommendation! Wineguard 8200U is certainly a premium antenna, from what I could see on their website.

But I live in a strong signal area and don't need that large of...
Forum: Antennas 28-Apr-2018, 4:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 81,544
Posted By OTAFAN
I'm glad you found your way through this thread...

I'm glad you found your way through this thread to TV Fool, gmcjetpilot!

And thank you very much for the informative post above! I will bookmark it for future reference.

Here in greater LA/OC...
Forum: Special Topics 25-Apr-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,955
Posted By OTAFAN
Looking at the RCA website, it shows the antenna...

Looking at the RCA website, it shows the antenna mounted vertically on the side of a house. I suspect that's the optimal way for reception, but you can experiment and see if you get any other...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Apr-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,409
Posted By OTAFAN
That's good to hear ADTech. But since the cell...

That's good to hear ADTech. But since the cell phone spectrum is dropping to 600MHz and above, will that cause interference with existing roof top/indoor antennas? And will some of us need to get...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Feb-2018, 5:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,597
Posted By OTAFAN
Congratulations 760side on the better reception! ...

Congratulations 760side on the better reception!

And thanks a million rabbit73 for posting the pics above. I will file this for my future reference. BTW, I think you posted previously about how to...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Feb-2018, 7:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,597
Posted By OTAFAN
You're probably aware of keeping your cable run...

You're probably aware of keeping your cable run as straight as possible, certainly no tight coils or bends (basic cable installation), as this will attenuate your signal. I don't think 60 or 70 feet...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Feb-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,597
Posted By OTAFAN
Thanks rabbit73! I've been learning from The...

Thanks rabbit73! I've been learning from The Great One (you) on this forum and your humble assistant appreciates your continued posts. Long may you live.....we need you going forward during these...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Feb-2018, 8:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,597
Posted By OTAFAN
As for a battery powered AM radio is there a...

As for a battery powered AM radio is there a specific channel I should be listening on?

Try either far down on the low end of the dial, say 540-590AM (stay away from KOGO 600AM San Diego, since...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Feb-2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,416
Posted By OTAFAN
Do you have a link to that shootout or where you...

Do you have a link to that shootout or where you posted it, ADTech?

Thanks!
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jan-2018, 7:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,014
Posted By OTAFAN
I too have a Samsung TV, Alan909. Whenever I...

I too have a Samsung TV, Alan909.

Whenever I have run into "Mode Not Supported" issue like you're having, either the signal from Mt. Wilson, LACO SoCal (my towers), has been interrupted by...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Jan-2018, 2:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 36,087
Posted By OTAFAN
For my meager posts, you're welcome shovel99. ...

For my meager posts, you're welcome shovel99. But I have to give credit to rabbitt73, because he was first to mention the subject in a previous thread of mine, or perhaps it was actually his...
Forum: Antennas 27-Nov-2017, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 23,125
Posted By OTAFAN
Hey rabbit73, I just want to second bobsgarage...

Hey rabbit73, I just want to second bobsgarage comments above!

Since I just graduated from freshman to sophomore here at TVFoolUniv, I'm afraid I'll have to try even harder than Bob at...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Nov-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 23,688
Posted By OTAFAN
You could use this to seal all your connections: ...

You could use this to seal all your connections:

https://www.amazon.com/Universal-Electronics-Original-104-Moldable/dp/B0002ZPINC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1511737594&sr=8-2&keywords=coax+seal

I...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Nov-2017, 8:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 36,087
Posted By OTAFAN
T Mobile was the highest bidder and took the...

T Mobile was the highest bidder and took the lions share of spectrum or frequencies above UHF real channel 35, paying billions to the FCC for control of new cell phone business over the next several...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Nov-2017, 5:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,363
Posted By OTAFAN
On my Samsung TV, they have the signal meter...

On my Samsung TV, they have the signal meter buried in the menu. I have to go from menu to support to self diagnosis (of all things, you think it was a medical dictionary!) and then my signal meter...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Nov-2017, 1:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,363
Posted By OTAFAN
PTL and pass the ammunition, he (me) finally...

PTL and pass the ammunition, he (me) finally figured it out!!! Thanks for your and forums patience while I got up to speed.....
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Nov-2017, 1:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,363
Posted By OTAFAN
Alright, I just tried it again and this time I...

Alright, I just tried it again and this time I hope it works.....
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Nov-2017, 1:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,363
Posted By OTAFAN
It's like this: Ok, rabbit73, I'm giving it...

It's like this:

Ok, rabbit73, I'm giving it another try. I hope this works.....if so, thanks again very much for your help! If not, I did follow your instructions literally to the letter and what...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Nov-2017, 8:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,363
Posted By OTAFAN
:confused: Sorry, Shenrie and Adtech about...

:confused:

Sorry, Shenrie and Adtech about the lack of wrap around quotes on my above post. I've tried several times to get that right, but I can neither preview my replies before I post to make...
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