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Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 9-May-2021, 12:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 33,839
Posted By videobruce
It's not a software issue, there isn't anything...

It's not a software issue, there isn't anything really wrong with what they have now. New isn't better. ;)
Just who owns this? Someone is paying the bills, this doesn't run for free. It just needs...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 29-Apr-2021, 2:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 33,839
Posted By videobruce
Excessive 'stickies, most over 5 years old

In the 'Antennas' sub forum there are around 24 'stickies; of which 16 are over 5 years when the last post was made. Some as old as 10 years.

Why haven't those been unstuck?? It's rediculus the...
Forum: Antennas 29-Apr-2021, 2:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 149,657
Posted By videobruce
outdated link

The link in the 10 year old OP is dead, this is current if anyone is really interested in this;
...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Mar-2021, 8:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,199
Posted By videobruce
You weren't missing a thing. That post was a...

You weren't missing a thing. That post was a general announcement, nothing to do with your question.
I don't have an answer to it since when I had this device , there were no ATSC 3 stations on the...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Mar-2021, 1:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,199
Posted By videobruce
Post #4 and #7 have been extensively updated.

Post #4 and #7 have been extensively updated.
Forum: Reception Devices 26-Feb-2021, 5:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 20,110
Posted By videobruce
Older thread, but still relevant question. ...

Older thread, but still relevant question.

From the 'Series 4' AKA Premiere TiVo, they have the absolutely worst tuners for multipath. Their Series 3HD had their last 'decent' tuner.
The current...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Feb-2021, 9:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,199
Posted By videobruce
Possible, depending on conditions. Yes, to...

Possible, depending on conditions.
Yes, to protect RF 17 as much as possible which is not easy to achieve.

Correction on CHCH. That isn't available here thanks to the FCC and the CRTC. :mad:...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Feb-2021, 4:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,199
Posted By videobruce
Tower Guy...

Tower Guy (http://forum.tvfool.com/member.php?u=14);
Yes, it can get VERY expensive depending on how many cavities you want. Horizontal 'stacking' antennas is out of the question. Too much wind...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Feb-2021, 4:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,199
Posted By videobruce
rabbit73...

rabbit73 (http://forum.tvfool.com/member.php?u=583360);
To answer your questions;
Siglent SSA 3032X
'True' north (it's easier, the house is N-S, E-W within 1 degree which makes the job very easy...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Feb-2021, 2:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,199
Posted By videobruce
That looks like a worse choice than the other. ...

That looks like a worse choice than the other.
You have a PM.
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Feb-2021, 1:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,199
Posted By videobruce
If you are referring to this; ...

If you are referring to this;

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/31eC53rPI%2BL._AC_.jpg

Then I would say no.

What you are talking about is "stacking" antennas which is a...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Feb-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,199
Posted By videobruce
Then to sum it up you are 40 & 50 miles from any...

Then to sum it up you are 40 & 50 miles from any of the xmitters with high gain antennas with no real overload conditions. Is that correct?

If so, then the Avant-X would be able to handle that....
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Jan-2021, 2:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,199
Posted By videobruce
work in progress

work in progress
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Jan-2021, 2:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,199
Posted By videobruce
Back to plan A, it's a 'no go', it's not the 'silver bullet'

What looked good on paper, wasn't in the field. After experimenting with this on my bench, not where the device would be placed, I finally did install it in place. Results overall were about the same...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Jan-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,199
Posted By videobruce
Main components & that RJ45 jack

The two main PCB components are as follows. Due to NDA and proprietary issues the Broadcom chipset, all I could find was a PR announcement for the 2015 CES (no less).

Broadcom BCM4554 Full-Band...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Jan-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,199
Posted By videobruce
Problems

From my experience tiring different DA's (distribution maps) in place of my long term Winegard DA1018 DA (18db gain, adjustable), fpr example, Winegard's 36db version was way too much to handle the...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Jan-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,199
Posted By videobruce
Additional details

Taken from Justo Buffalo-Toronto plan
by Justo Rodal Santiago, Spain
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The AVANTx can accept signals in its input...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Jan-2021, 9:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,199
Posted By videobruce
Specifics & "Avant-X Custom User Manual"

Specifics;
The AVANTx has 4 independent input preamp stages (wideband up to 608 MHz) and then the set of 32 filters which are programmable with the different wanted channels. If a channel is...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Jan-2021, 7:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,199
Posted By videobruce
Avant-X Programmable 4 input distribution amp from Televes

I was intrigued by this since it is such an unusual device. While there are plenty of preamps, even some with more than one input, for the most part almost everything is 'set'.

This is NOT a...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 3-Dec-2020, 9:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 101,347
Posted By videobruce
In spite of all the hype (aka BS marketing) from...

In spite of all the hype (aka BS marketing) from the Consumer Electronics Industry, OTA antenna use haven't really returned anywhere near what they portray.
Of course companies like Channel Master &...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Feb-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,312
Posted By videobruce
But is the antenna aimed towards those...

But is the antenna aimed towards those transmitters or somewhere else?
I'm seven miles away from three UHF TV transmitters and any amp will get overloaded when you are trying to receive stations 55...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Feb-2013, 6:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,312
Posted By videobruce
A 4228HD would of been a better choice. It's two...

A 4228HD would of been a better choice. It's two 4221's side by side. That 91xg probably would be the best choice.

Forget that eBay thing. :rolleyes:
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Feb-2013, 6:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,312
Posted By videobruce
Amazing, you have to be in a good location.WUTV...

Amazing, you have to be in a good location.WUTV (physical channel 14) in On Grand Island, 59 miles away. WNYO (physical channel 23) is in the next county, 87 miles away, thje saem distance as WGRZ...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Feb-2013, 5:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,876
Posted By videobruce
Post back your reception results.

Post back your reception results.
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Feb-2013, 5:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,312
Posted By videobruce
You are 12 miles NW of Toronto. The only stations...

You are 12 miles NW of Toronto. The only stations you would be able to receive (at 59 miles) are the ones on Gilligan's Island; WNED, WUTV, WNLO. The 'big 3' located in the Boston Hills are 89 miles...
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