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by jasonl
Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: Cable Card HDhomerun prime TDS TV+
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: Cable Card HDhomerun prime TDS TV+

Cable providers have zero interest in letting you receive their programming without renting hardware from them since the vast majority of their profits come from hardware rental. The only way it ever opens up is governmental regulation, and they have bribed way too many people in government for that...
by jasonl
Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: ATSC 3.0 Forum
Topic: New orders
Replies: 15
Views: 4871

Re: New orders

Multiple DVRs are pretty seamless. They will talk to each other and whichever has more free space at a time will make the recording. The HDHomeRun app will show all recordings from all DVRs together. If you don't have guide listings for your channels you should post in the Guide Issues subforum of t...
by jasonl
Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: ATSC 3.0 Forum
Topic: ATSC 3.0: Nashville TN OTA
Replies: 45
Views: 5971

Re: ATSC 3.0: Nashville TN OTA

I thought the plan was to use the more robust signal for their main feed at lower quality, then use the less robust PLP1 for a high quality one. Like streaming is today. I guess with it not even being a year since launch they’re testing the waters. I get that. I’m just surprised, seeing they are br...
by jasonl
Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: ATSC 3.0 Forum
Topic: ATSC 3.0: Phoenix - Jan 2021
Replies: 85
Views: 11182

Re: ATSC 3.0: Phoenix - Jan 2021

I wish we had someone in Dallas who would actually work with people to identify issues. The only contact I have here won't even acknowledge that the video they're broadcasting is only at ~30fps even though it's exceedingly obvious that it's not running full rate when you put the ATSC 3 and ATSC 1 br...
by jasonl
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: ATSC 3.0 Forum
Topic: Continuing ATSC 3.0 problems in Pittsburgh market after 20200210 firmware release - rcoups
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Re: Continuing ATSC 3.0 problems in Pittsburgh market after 20200210 firmware release - rcoups

It's not recommended to combine 2 antennas to feed into the same device except in extremely specific cases (multi-antenna array properly phased and pointed in the same direction to increase gain/directionality to receive a distant broadcast, or separate UHF and VHF antennas with a proper combiner), ...
by jasonl
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: The Daily Show record problems Xfinity Win10 DVR
Replies: 1
Views: 348

Re: The Daily Show record problems Xfinity Win10 DVR

Upload an affected recording somewhere (Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, OneDrive, etc.) and email a link to it to support along with a link to this thread so they know what it is.
by jasonl
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Do i need another DVR License / how do i get it?
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Do i need another DVR License / how do i get it?

Shot in the dark, but if you're using GMail, you can add a + and other stuff to your username and it will still come to you like any other email, but will count as a separate email address for anything else. So, if you're adamhonse@ you could use adamhonse+dvr2@.
by jasonl
Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: ATSC 3.0 Forum
Topic: ATSC 3.0: Nashville TN OTA
Replies: 45
Views: 5971

Re: ATSC 3.0: Nashville TN OTA

The idea is for them to test the robust signal to see if it's worth wasting bandwidth on long-term. The more robust signal takes up a significantly larger percentage of the available channel space to deliver a given bitrate than the less robust signals do. If they dedicate fewer bits to the more rob...
by jasonl
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: Signal troubleshooting
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: Signal troubleshooting

Antennas Direct sells a VHF kit for $20, and it's the rabbit ear portion of the C1V. You plug your existing UHF antenna into the "in" port, then run a cable from the "out" to your tuner (or amp/splitter/whatever). It's designed to clip on to the reflector screen on their antennas, but you can probab...
by jasonl
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: ATSC 3.0 Forum
Topic: Signal Quality glitch?
Replies: 1
Views: 532

Re: Signal Quality glitch?

The HDHomeRun's SNR to % conversion is dynamic depending on the particular modulation scheme in use and what the minimum receivable SNR is and at what point there is no further gain to be had by increasing the SNR, with those points defined as 50% and 100%. ATSC 1 is 15dB for 50% and 30dB for 100%, ...
by jasonl
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: HELP! MiBox 3 US Updated Android 9 ... Wrecked
Replies: 50
Views: 7838

Re: HELP! MiBox 3 US Updated Android 9 ... Wrecked

I replaced my MiBox with a Chromecast with Google TV and haven't looked back. The picture quality is way better for video from the HDHomeRun (proper 60Hz deinterlacing), I don't have to reboot it once a week to keep it from becoming super laggy, and it doesn't break every time there's a firmware upd...
by jasonl
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: Signal troubleshooting
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: Signal troubleshooting

If you design your antenna improperly, you can get all sorts of standing waves and reflections and other such problems that can turn the coax itself into a radiating element at certain frequencies, which is the only way those panel antennas get VHF. The Antennas Direct ClearStream 1MAX is probably t...
by jasonl
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: ATSC 3.0 Forum
Topic: How many PLPs for sub channels?
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: How many PLPs for sub channels?

Buy the dev upgrade and it will show the signal quality (SNR) in dB.
by jasonl
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Improved networking
Replies: 14
Views: 3245

Re: Improved networking

It would work less perfectly if you had to waste bandwidth going wireless from the HDHomeRun to the AP and then from the AP to the client. Also, the emissions from the wireless transmission would probably be detrimental to TV reception unless the device was made larger so that the wireless parts wer...
by jasonl
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Unable To Play Back Recorded Content
Replies: 34
Views: 4424

Re: Unable To Play Back Recorded Content

VideoReDo and other programs will rewrite some of the data that matters. If you need to cut a shorter segment to limit the amount of data uploaded, use dd or similar to just do a binary cut of the file, e.g.: dd if=filename.mpg of=trimmed.mpg bs=188 count=500000 This will give you a sample that's ab...