Recent content by Tim58hsv

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    ATSC 3.0 will be here within 5 years to replace ATSC 1.0

    Rant... What I tried to post above was that Vizio is being very deceptive with their tunerless TVs by calling them ""Home Theater Displays" instead of "monitors", which is what they are. Most folks know what a monitor is but a home theater display? That's just Vizio being deceptive and...
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    ATSC 3.0 will be here within 5 years to replace ATSC 1.0

    I was afraid of that but the trend Vizio hoped to start has so far been a big flop. No other TV manufacturer has removed TV tuners from their sets. Only Vizio thought that was a good idea. In fact, from what I've read Vizio will now begin to include TV tuners once again in all of their sets...
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    Subchannel Chat (Over-the-air) ie: THIS TV, RTN, Independent Channels

    Another new subchannel/diginet will debut on 9/3/2018 in SOME markets and it comes from one of the big players in the digital game, Weigel. Broadcasting. Start TV |
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    Losing over the air spectrum=more TV channels

    Crazy as it sounds, in a roundabout way the loss of more over the air channels in the latest spectrum auction will lead to even more ota channels. To explain, the following was posted by me on my blog... ATSC 3.0 Next-Gen TV Thought I'd share what little I know about the new ATSC 3.0, and...
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    Review: New Channels or Shows of interest

    Just short of two years since the last post on this thread and finally another subchannel/diginet of any significance (that's a jab at Sinclairs gawd awful TBD network btw :)) has become available in certain markets. It's a documentary type channel called Quest TV. Here's the link Quest...
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    Say goodbye to channels 38 to 51

    The latest spectrum auction is over and while the wireless industry didn't get as much of the OTA spectrum as they hoped, they did manage to come up with enough cash to purchase channels 38 thru 51. What this means is any TV stations that air on channels 38 to 51 will have have to move somewhere...
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    Vizio tunerless tv's

    Really? This is why I will never buy another Vizio product. Vizio made some fine TV's back in the day with a great TV tuner that could pick up as many OTA channels as the (almost legendary) Zenith converter boxes manufactured around 2009. There's that and they were durable. My daughter has an...
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    Cheap printer ink on Ebay

    Bought an Epson XP-410 printer last year and as expected the replacement ink cartridges are really expensive. A 4 pack of the premium grade ink for the printer is around $40.00 at Walmart and Walmart's one of the less expensive places to buy it. Tried Ebay. Turns out sellers on Ebay have brand...
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    Telescoping mast at Walmart

    You can now order them via Walmart's website which means free shipping to store, and they are the Channel Master telescoping antenna mast. They have the 15' for $59.99, 30' for $99.99, and the 50' for $179.99. Just throwing this out there in case anyone's in the market for a reasonably price...
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    New RCA converter box/DVR

    It's the RCA DTA 880 and I can't find much about it online other than a couple of Youtube vids. So anywho, our local Walmart has them for $50.00 and according to the box it's 1080 and has a USB port for a flash drive to record on' so the bigger the flash drive the more you can record. I wonder...
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    Lucy beats Madmen finale

    Yea, it's late news but in May (2015) CBS showed two colorized episodes of the very old "I Love Lucy" TV series and it actually beat the season final of "Mad Men" on AMC by almost 2 to 1. Not only that but the only other shows that topped Lucy that night in the ratings were the Billboard Music...
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    Broken antenna

    I have a U4000 which is currently not in use (It's sitting in the garage) and somehow one of those blue plastic(?) pieces that holds the driven element in place is broken. If possible I'd like to try and glue it back together but I don't know what kind of material it's made of so I don't know...
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    Get Windows 10? Say goodbye to Windows Media Center

    If you like using Windows to record TV shows and watching DVD's, you may want to stay away from Windows 10. Windows 10 worries: 7 things that won't work after you upgrade |
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    Weird: Main and subchannel has different signal strength

    At least according to Windows media player, so maybe it's just the media player. Don't know but I've always thought the main channel and any of it's subs would have equal signal strength readings.
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    U4000 vs Mxu59

    Not the usual glowing review for the Mxu59 that would be expected buy yea, the Mxu59 yagi beats the 4 bay U4000 antenna on all UHF channels in this market, but not by much. I'll start by saying I've been using the U4000 since the digital transition in 2009 and have been very happy with the...