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by TMAX
Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:52 am
Forum: Stuff Forum
Topic: HDTV
Replies: 30
Views: 14555

HDTV

Hi folks, a little brain scratcher about television And other subjects. http://discovermagazine.com/2009/feb/16 ... television
by TMAX
Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Housetrucking down under down under
Replies: 9
Views: 5376

Housetrucking down under down under

Whoa Nellie, I'd like to say 948 ccs of road burning fury (0 to 60 mph in 28 seconds without the attached apartment), but this one is a split window model. Either a side valve (flat head) or an earlier version overhead valve (don't remember the size, except it was smaller). Good times..

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by TMAX
Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:46 am
Forum: Stuff Forum
Topic: HDTV
Replies: 30
Views: 14555

HDTV

Hi Mark, you might want to check with www.antennaweb.org as they may list both the pre and post transition frequencys for your area. They upgraded their list for my area sometime in late February. I can't recall where I read it but one of the reasons for the push out for the transition date is anten...
by TMAX
Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Stuff Forum
Topic: HDTV
Replies: 30
Views: 14555

HDTV

Well folks my new Winegard antenna arrived late last week and I've been giving it a spin. It is their bottom of the line model HD-1080 (VHF high / UHF). This is a rather small (18" tall by 34" wide) vertically mounted outdoor type antenna. It has 2 active elements in front and 5 reflective...
by TMAX
Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Stuff Forum
Topic: HDTV
Replies: 30
Views: 14555

HDTV

Hi Phil, to me what it looks like your experiencing is your local stations have mismatched equipment and / or employee training issues. As far as LPTV goes in my area, we have 2 stations, one is Hispanic religious and the other is home shopping related. Both are analog and will probably stay that wa...
by TMAX
Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Stuff Forum
Topic: HDTV
Replies: 30
Views: 14555

HDTV

Please folks, don't think I'm attempting to SPAM. I'm just trying to help. I just got off Winegards website, www.winegarddirect.com and found out that they have 7 new roof top TV antennas that cover VHF high / UHF. These are so new that most don't have illustrations yet. I'll be ordering one tonight...
by TMAX
Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Stuff Forum
Topic: HDTV
Replies: 30
Views: 14555

HDTV

Well, I just checked with www.antennaweb.org and found out that after the new transition date (12 June 2009) that the digital (channels 7.1 thru 13.1) TV frequencys for my area will transition from UHF back to their now occupied by analog simulcast channels (7 thru 13). What this means is that a UHF...
by TMAX
Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: Stuff Forum
Topic: HDTV
Replies: 30
Views: 14555

Boy, was I wrong. I thought it ment before the digital transition. Thanks Mark...

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by TMAX
Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:47 am
Forum: Stuff Forum
Topic: HDTV
Replies: 30
Views: 14555

HDTV

Hi Mark, have done some more checking around and found some antenna options. There is a company called Winegard (www.winegard.com) that makes several TV antenna types including (only one for now) that combines VHF high and UHF in one unit. To boot, their products are US made. I used to sell these an...
by TMAX
Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: Stuff Forum
Topic: HDTV
Replies: 30
Views: 14555

HDTV

Hello everybody, it's a relief for a lot of folks (me included) that the DTV transition date has been moved out 4 months to June of this year (note: this is voluntary and some stations may still pull the analog plug this coming Tuesday). The main reason given for this is that there is a tremendous b...
by TMAX
Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:11 am
Forum: Stuff Forum
Topic: HDTV
Replies: 30
Views: 14555

HDTV

Hi Griff, was checking out some antennae gear yesterday and found out that now they do make and sell splitter/combiner units and they are not much more than straight splitters. Still, that would not be my favourite way to go. I really like your idea about placing a pole outside a window. Between 15 ...
by TMAX
Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:19 am
Forum: Stuff Forum
Topic: HDTV
Replies: 30
Views: 14555

HDTV

Hi Griff, sorry about not getting back to you sooner, computer issues. For your question, a splitter will not work in reverse. It is pretty much a one way device. What would work is a combiner. It looks like a splitter, but is made to mesh 2 or more sources into one feed. I would not recommend this ...
by TMAX
Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:56 am
Forum: Stuff Forum
Topic: HDTV
Replies: 30
Views: 14555

HDTV

Hi Mark, I would hold off on a new amplifier for now unless you know that yours is shot. A good way to tell is to tune in to an analog signal with the amp in place and then take it out and just have a straight thru connection to your TV. If the signal degrades, then your amplifier is working. If the...
by TMAX
Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:22 am
Forum: Stuff Forum
Topic: HDTV
Replies: 30
Views: 14555

HDTV

Hi Mark, TMAX here. I might be better able to help you with the digital TV issue better than Sharkey due to his location. Where he is, is served by low power television translators which will not be affected when the transition comes. Translators, low power broadcasters, and station transmitters loc...