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by jasonl
Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with System Design
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Help with System Design

For what it's worth, federal code prohibits most restrictions HOAs like to put on antennas. They can restrict installation in areas that would pose legitimate safety hazards (e.g. installing where it might fall on power lines if it comes loose), or if you are in a historic district. Otherwise, the r...
by jasonl
Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: ATSC 3.0 Forum
Topic: Dallas ATSC 3.0 is off the air
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: Dallas ATSC 3.0 is off the air

The real advantages are the broadcast OFDM (which makes it more resilient to multipath) and the increased efficiency of HEVC as the video codec. 4K OTA may or may not ever happen. It will require a huge investment in infrastructure at the network level, at the distribution level, and at the station ...
by jasonl
Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: ATSC 3.0 Forum
Topic: Problem of a low-power ATSC 3.0 broadcaster
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Problem of a low-power ATSC 3.0 broadcaster

Is it the contour that matters? I don't remember the details on that part of the rule. It's unlikely that anyone would actually be impacted by KEFM using 9. The mountains block KQED from reaching much of the overlapping area, most of that area is farmland, and even if there was signal there or anyon...
by jasonl
Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: ATSC 3.0 Forum
Topic: Problem of a low-power ATSC 3.0 broadcaster
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Problem of a low-power ATSC 3.0 broadcaster

The FCC actually has rules for how this is to be handled. If a low-power station signs on using an RF channel that matches the virtual channel of another station already in the market, the low power station is required to use the RF channel number of the other station as their virtual channel number...
by jasonl
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: Long coax vs. long ethernet cable
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Long coax vs. long ethernet cable

The HDHomeRun is designed for ambient temperatures of 0-40 °C (32-104 °F). Attics often run 20 °F or more above the outside air temperature, so it's easy to exceed that range on a summer day even in coastal areas that don't ever get particularly hot. A 25' coax run is only going to drop signal stren...
by jasonl
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: HD Radio OTA
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: HD Radio OTA

It has been considered and isn't viable for a number of reasons, stupid licensing terms and nonexistent guide data among them.
by jasonl
Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: HD HomeRun freezes when another program opened
Replies: 7
Views: 649

Re: HD HomeRun freezes when another program opened

What about in other UWP apps? Windows treats UWP apps very differently from a resource scheduling perspective than it does traditional Windows apps. UWP apps are treated like phone/tablet apps: if they aren't the foreground app on the screen, any resources they're using are up for grabs, even to the...
by jasonl
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: Multiple streams, one freq, same tuner?
Replies: 12
Views: 202

Re: Multiple streams, one freq, same tuner?

You can't just feed a raw ATSC 3 stream to anything and expect it to work, because basically nothing out there supports the ROUTE and MMT protocols used by ATSC 3 to carry the audio and video data. The only reason the HDHomeRun is even really useful for ATSC 3 is that it can extract the audio and vi...
by jasonl
Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: ATSC 3.0 Forum
Topic: Dallas ATSC 3.0 is off the air
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: Dallas ATSC 3.0 is off the air

I mentioned the audio issue on the Fox channel in a reply after they let me know it was back on air, but there hasn't been a response since then.
by jasonl
Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: Random OTA Channel Glitches
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Random OTA Channel Glitches

KXAS's encoder encodes the video on 5.1 in a way that causes intermittent video glitches on certain broken video decoders. This is most commonly seen on any NVIDIA GPU before the GTX 2000 series (including every Shield model), but it could potentially exist on others too. The most common place where...
by jasonl
Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: iOS on WiFi via NAT, HDHR5-4US on LAN, no device found.
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: iOS on WiFi via NAT, HDHR5-4US on LAN, no device found.

That works if your mesh system will work in bridge mode. Many of them lose mesh capability in bridge mode.
by jasonl
Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Downloads & Instructions
Topic: Synology SPK for DVR Record Engine
Replies: 579
Views: 225113

Re: Synology SPK for DVR Record Engine

I don't have a spare drive to resurrect the NAS and TBH don't really want to invest in it as I have so much storage elsewhere. Would you resume support if someone sent you a drive? I'd have to imagine that there's a Synology user somewhere that has a box of old drives and can spare something for th...
by jasonl
Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: iOS on WiFi via NAT, HDHR5-4US on LAN, no device found.
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: iOS on WiFi via NAT, HDHR5-4US on LAN, no device found.

The normal configuration with a mesh system is to use the main node as your main router connected to your modem/ONT/etc., then the other port on that device runs to the switch that serves your wired network, thus giving you a single, flat network without double NAT.
by jasonl
Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: ATSC 3.0 Forum
Topic: Dallas ATSC 3.0 is off the air
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: Dallas ATSC 3.0 is off the air

KSTR is back on the air and the HD channels are actually running at the proper framerate for the first time ever. Univision HD is now mapping to 23.4 (123.4 in the HDHomeRun's numbering) instead of 23.1/123.1, and the audio on 4.1/104.1 is just barely there.