Recent content by Rickideemus

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    No clue where to start!

    Pretty likely. You might want to buy a longer cord just to be able to move the TV around a little. The good, tri or quad shielded rg-6 is pretty thick and rough to the touch. It's cheap as dirt on eBay. We'd like to see a complete list of all the stations you're getting. Use the call letters...
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    Question: How much would you pay for this old Chevy Prizm??

    Anyone here know about body work? (No, I mean on cars.) Ran across this Prizm at a local dealer: The title is not salvaged! I mean seriously, I know a guy who might be able to pound out the hood, unless the frame is FUBAR. There was also a problem with oil consumption on this engine. So...
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    Aereo's Hail Mary Strategy

    As I (ahem) predicted, Aereo is now claiming the right to a compulsory license under the 1976 Copyright Act. They make no mention of any retransmission fees as per the the 1992 Cable Act. There are two definitions of "cable company" -- one for each law -- and they are quite different. Experts...
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    Free Antennas to Former Aereo Subscribers!

    Read more here: Hey broadcasters, a free antenna isn't a replacement for Aereo****-****Los Angeles Times The antenna is a ClearStream 2 Complete antenna with 30 feet of coaxial cable and a 20” J-Mount (MSRP $129.99). Offer is onlu good through July 6 or "while supplies last" so get a move on...
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    Political Discussion: Lame Stream Media Strikes Again

    Nearly all the headlines and stories blur an important distinction, and draw erroneous conclusions on the effect of Wednesday's Supreme Court Aereo decision. This is understandable in light of these news organizations' deep ties with the plaintiffs. One of the few articles that gets if right is...
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    Mini Binder Clip HDTV antenna

    I don't know what you think of his antenna, but this kid has talent!
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    Why You Can't Trust Congress With Your Hard Earned Money

    They used to say "a million here, a million there, pretty soon you're talking about real money." So how much is a trillion? It's ONE MILLION MILLION DOLLARS! It's enough to write a check for $3,000 to every man woman and child in the U.S. Pierre Sprey, designer of the F16, explains why the...
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    Aereo decision coming soon

    A decision from the Supreme Court could come down any day in the case of American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo. This will have permanent, far reaching implications for the way everyone in the U.S. watches television. Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia did an interview with Katie Couric explaining his...
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    All Hell Done Broke Loose Now!

    On Thursday, May1, Sean Hannity did a 17 minute segment on Fox News Channel titled: "OBAMA'S PAID LIAR." The alleged liar was White House spokesman Jay Carney. Hannity repeated the allegation countless times -- lie1, lie2, ... lie8 ... smoking gun ... up to his eyeballs. If this is not 100%...
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    Political Discussion: Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in the Aereo Case

    Arguments were heard yesterday, 4/22/14. I haven't read the full transcript yet, but my impression ain't so hot for Aereo. For instance, Chief Justice Roberts asked (paraphrasing) why Aereo needed thousands of dime sized antennas if the purpose wasn't to "skirt copyright law." What a difference...
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    Happy easter!

    He is risen! (Anyone know the correct response?) Rick
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    SuperShaped Antennas!?

    The plainly named "Antenna Company" is adding the third dimension to those fractal antennas you've been reading about. They have the superformula, and apparently a superpatent, on Supershaped Dielectric Resonator Antennas which add from 3 to 6 dB of gain to a typical WiFi network...
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    Incredible Reception Story!

    The word "Incredible" has two possible meanings: "Incredible, as in Wow -- Terrific -- Amazing!" or "Incredible, as in not credible." The Super Yooper” or Tropo-Scatter in Da U-P This guy, Paul Anderson, gen. mgr of AbilityHDTV, claims he consistently receives 14 tropospheric stations...
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    Question: Channel Master CM4221-HD - performance data

    :welcome: to the forum, DW-77. Here is a chart that comes from Channel Master. A respected poster on another site pulled teeth to get it, and verified the numbers are in dBd, so to get dBi figures you would add 2.15. (BW stands for beam width in degrees, and F/B is front to back ratio in dB)...
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    Military Member needing help

    10 channels definitely sounds like progress. I'm not sure if you mean 10 stations (transmitters) or 10 channels including all the subchannels. At least down here in the 48, we average about two and a half channels for each station. The reason it works better out on the patio seems pretty...