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by manicslothpdx
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: ATSC 3.0 Forum
Topic: ATSC 3.0 Portland - 2020
Replies: 164
Views: 16065

Re: ATSC 3.0 Portland: QUATRO 4K

I appear to be able to tune into every ATSC 3.0 channel with the Mac app, but I have no audio on any of those channels. Other channels have audio. I just downloaded the newest Mac app so everything is up to date.
by manicslothpdx
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: ATSC 3.0 Forum
Topic: ATSC 3.0 Portland - 2020
Replies: 164
Views: 16065

Re: ATSC 3.0 Portland: QUATRO 4K

I can't say there was a direct correlation between the most recent firmware and the loss of all the channels. I installed the new firmware last Friday, but I don't think I lost any channels until Sunday. I remember because I was hoping the new firmware would resolve the issues with no audio or stutt...
by manicslothpdx
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: ATSC 3.0 Forum
Topic: 23 Oct 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 2375

Re: 23 Oct 2020

Is something happening the Portland market? I am getting an error in the Mac app on every ATSC 3.0 channel stating "Unable to play channel: No Video Data." I get black screens in the iOS and AppleTV apps. What's odd is that I was able to get video last week when I last tested this and my signal qual...
by manicslothpdx
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Is the PRIME 6 soon to be released?
Replies: 154
Views: 30421

Re: Is the PRIME 6 soon to be released?

That may be true, but look at how many false starts, delays and extensions it took to finally end analog broadcasts. While the people who participate in these forums are on the bleeding edge, there are lots of people who won't change until they're forced to do so. I think the cable companies will co...
by manicslothpdx
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Is the PRIME 6 soon to be released?
Replies: 154
Views: 30421

Re: Is the PRIME 6 soon to be released?

I don't see how that'd be in their best interested since SiliconDust is in the business of selling products. Having a solution for each TV viewing use case means selling more products. The PRIME devices don't cannibalize sales of their other products, they compliment them. I speculate, but I think i...
by manicslothpdx
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Is the PRIME 6 soon to be released?
Replies: 154
Views: 30421

Re: Is the PRIME 6 soon to be released?

I tested Channels DVR using my Comcast login to configure a "TV Everywhere" source and I forced myself to use it instead of my PRIME 3 CableCard source just to see what the differences would be. I couldn't get locals with TV Everywhere as a source and I don't live in a L****t market, but this wasn't...
by manicslothpdx
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: ATSC 3.0 Forum
Topic: New orders
Replies: 5
Views: 2296

Re: New orders

Does Tablo compress what it records? With Channels DVR and Plex, they save the raw stream from the HDHomeRun, so it's about as good as it gets (MPEG2 for ATSC 1.0 and HVEC for ATSC 3.0.)
by manicslothpdx
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Is the PRIME 6 soon to be released?
Replies: 154
Views: 30421

Re: Is the PRIME 6 soon to be released?

I was watching an auction on eBay for one of the old HDHR3-6CC-3X2 6-tuner products (a rack mount device with two of the 3-tuner boards inside) and it ended way out of my price range at $370. If that is any indication, there is still a market for these CableCard devices.
by manicslothpdx
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Is the PRIME 6 soon to be released?
Replies: 154
Views: 30421

Re: Is the PRIME 6 soon to be released?

This is speculative, but after reading through these forums I suspect that they had every intention of releasing the PRIME 6 and that it's probably even ready for production, but they never got CableLabs certification for the device.
by manicslothpdx
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Is the PRIME 6 soon to be released?
Replies: 154
Views: 30421

Re: Is the PRIME 6 soon to be released?

A new 3D printable enclosure would be nice. I cracked open my existing PRIME 3 to see how wide the circuit board was and it looks like the guts would fit in a double-wide version of the existing style of case that all the other products use. The newer style is more convenient because then you can st...
by manicslothpdx
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Is the PRIME 6 soon to be released?
Replies: 154
Views: 30421

Re: Is the PRIME 6 soon to be released?

I concur. It'd be cleaner in my setup if it matched the current devices like my QUATRO (and the QUATRO 4K I will buy once people who missed the Kickstarter can buy it.)
by manicslothpdx
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Is the PRIME 6 soon to be released?
Replies: 154
Views: 30421

Re: Is the PRIME 6 soon to be released?

So, is the 3-tuner model being re-released, maybe in a new form factor?
by manicslothpdx
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Is the PRIME 6 soon to be released?
Replies: 154
Views: 30421

Re: Is the PRIME 6 soon to be released?

I would still buy a 6-tuner PRIME if it is ever released, but I will say that "Channels DVR" and its support for "TV Everywhere" does solve a lot of use-cases that a CableCard-enabled 3rd party product like TiVo previously fulfilled. This includes archiving your content, which is actually easier wit...