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Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-08-26, 09:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,383
Posted By wprager
From previous searches I believe HDHomeRun is...

From previous searches I believe HDHomeRun is used with the nVidia Shield, which is running AndroidTV.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but NAS stands for Network Attached Storage. It's little more...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-08-25, 08:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,383
Posted By wprager
Yeah, I'm not eager to dive into HTPCs. Not a...

Yeah, I'm not eager to dive into HTPCs. Not a fan of Chromecast (although the main family tv has it built-in but with launch points for the main services, so I press the button on the remote to...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-08-24, 06:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,383
Posted By wprager
I'm still looking for a unified, one box...

I'm still looking for a unified, one box solution. The Mecool M8s Pro-L runs AndroidTV OS and can be had for under $100. Maybe that's my next birthday present.
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-08-24, 12:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,383
Posted By wprager
So, here we are, more than 2 years later. I have...

So, here we are, more than 2 years later. I have to admit I have not been researching this very thoroughly, but from some casual searches it appeared that we still could only run AndroidTV os on the...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2019-08-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,570
Posted By wprager
We're on S3 of Bosch. Very good. Before that we...

We're on S3 of Bosch. Very good. Before that we watched Another Life. Don't bother.

There is a Russian version of Humans called "Better than Us" (actual title is actually "Better than Human")....
Forum: Bell Fibe TV   2019-04-29, 07:16 AM
Replies: 721
Views: 425,743
Posted By wprager
Nah, too late. I've scheduled for Virgin to come...

Nah, too late. I've scheduled for Virgin to come and set me up when my contract is up. Between Crave/Netflix and Prime I'll be mostly OK. Maybe get NHL if the Sens get better. Port my home number to...
Forum: Bell Fibe TV   2019-04-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 721
Views: 425,743
Posted By wprager
It's been over a week and nobody from Bell called...

It's been over a week and nobody from Bell called me like they were supposed to do. Watching yesterday's Leafs-Bruins game was awful. Lost the signal every 5-10 minutes, rebooted the system and lost...
Forum: Bell Fibe TV   2019-04-15, 11:39 AM
Replies: 721
Views: 425,743
Posted By wprager
My problems (you can read earlier posts) have not...

My problems (you can read earlier posts) have not gone away, so I gave them one more call and declined the suggestion to reset the modem (have done this a dozen times), replace the PVR (after I had...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-03-18, 02:55 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 83,593
Posted By wprager
Unfortunately Monday nights I'm usually busy, but...

Unfortunately Monday nights I'm usually busy, but in really interested in OTA recording options. What is he using for guide data?
Forum: Bell Fibe TV   2018-11-17, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,203
Posted By wprager
I still have 2 pods (disconnected the other two...

I still have 2 pods (disconnected the other two because they were causing horrible performance issues).

The problem with printer was not channels. The printer would simply not connect. Even after...
Forum: Bell Fibe TV   2018-11-13, 08:52 AM
Replies: 721
Views: 425,743
Posted By wprager
Just an update. It's still happening. Watching a...

Just an update. It's still happening. Watching a recorded program there are usually 3 or more glitches (playback Sayers to freeze and then a couple seconds later continues, and you can usually tell...
Forum: Bell Fibe TV   2018-11-13, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,203
Posted By wprager
It may actually be the Bell WiFi app that...

It may actually be the Bell WiFi app that reconfigures the router. I started the app last night and, right after I logged in, there was a message to the effect that it was going to optimize my...
Forum: Bell Fibe TV   2018-11-12, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,203
Posted By wprager
HomeHub 3000 reconfiguring single SSID

I've had issues with my WiFi connected HP printer that I finally solved. The problem was that my router has the same SSID for both 2.4 and 5.0 GHz networks, and that doesn't work reliably with my...
Forum: Bell Fibe TV   2018-10-01, 11:02 AM
Replies: 721
Views: 425,743
Posted By wprager
Norman_C the PVR is never connected via cat5....

Norman_C the PVR is never connected via cat5. Their whole "tv anywhere" campaign rides on the fact that everything is connected wirelessly.

On the initial installation the PVR was installed...
Forum: Bell Fibe TV   2018-10-01, 10:32 AM
Replies: 721
Views: 425,743
Posted By wprager
bev_fan the wifi pods are for the home wifi...

bev_fan the wifi pods are for the home wifi 2.4/5.0Ghz spectrum. The connection between the modem and PVR and other set top boxes uses different technology. It's wireless but different...
Forum: Bell Fibe TV   2018-09-23, 04:37 PM
Replies: 721
Views: 425,743
Posted By wprager
Is this the right thread to discuss technical...

Is this the right thread to discuss technical issues with the Fibe 4k PVR? I've got the modem in the basement, the secondary set to box on the main floor and the 4k PVR upstairs. Had issues (PVR...
Forum: HDTV: High Definition Television including LCD and Plasma   2018-09-10, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,809
Posted By wprager
I find TCL hard to find in Canada. I can get the...

I find TCL hard to find in Canada. I can get the 49" from a seller on Amazon but it's over $1000, and last year I got the Vizio M50-E1 for $750 (it's got a true 10-bit panel with full array backlight...
Forum: HDTV: High Definition Television including LCD and Plasma   2018-09-09, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,809
Posted By wprager
Did you end up getting one of these sets? I'm...

Did you end up getting one of these sets? I'm looking at the 50" version of the Hisense right now. Checked it out at Costco and for the life of me couldn't find a setting to disable motion smoothing....
Forum: HDTV: High Definition Television including LCD and Plasma   2018-01-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,550
Posted By wprager
Playing Stranger Things and info (initially...

Playing Stranger Things and info (initially showed 480p). I stopped playback, went to search UHD, picked Stranger Things from there and started playback again. Info shows 1080p.

I have the highest...
Forum: HDTV: High Definition Television including LCD and Plasma   2018-01-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,550
Posted By wprager
Just tried YouTube. Some pretty impressive...

Just tried YouTube. Some pretty impressive videos, there. I especially like some of the 4k done videos.

But I didn't see anything after taking the down arrow about more options. Couldn't find the...
Forum: HDTV: High Definition Television including LCD and Plasma   2018-01-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,550
Posted By wprager
The Vizio TVs have a Chromecast built in. So I...

The Vizio TVs have a Chromecast built in. So I would have to cast YouTube from my phone. Would the Stats for Nerds still apply?

As for the Netflix option, I've got 4 kids each with their devices....
Forum: HDTV: High Definition Television including LCD and Plasma   2018-01-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,550
Posted By wprager
How to tell if I'm really seeing 4k?

Apologies if this is the wrong forum. I recently purchased a 4k set (Vizio M50-E1). I couldn't hang it in the family room initially (needed a drill bit extension to reach the retaining bolts on the...
Forum: What's On Television?   2017-10-23, 12:41 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 19,112
Posted By wprager
The F-bomb was completely unnecessary. IMO, of...

The F-bomb was completely unnecessary. IMO, of course. A show about gangs or cops or whatever, set in the *real* universe, I can see how it would be appropriate. But the Star Trek universe is a...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2017-10-23, 12:29 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 195,792
Posted By wprager
It's all Bell and Rogers' fault for wanting (and...

It's all Bell and Rogers' fault for wanting (and getting) exclusive distribution rights for content. In the USA a user can subscribe to HBO as part of his cable package *or* by getting it directly...
Forum: What's On Television?   2017-10-02, 06:27 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 19,112
Posted By wprager
The Klingons were awful. Why make all those stark...

The Klingons were awful. Why make all those stark changes in appearance and then Force us to divert our eyes to the translated text? Someone earlier suggested if not for Shatner's delivery TOS...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2017-08-12, 08:55 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,570
Posted By wprager
I recently got a Roku streaming stick after...

I recently got a Roku streaming stick after getting fed-up with my Chromecast. I've been re-watching The Unusuals on Crackle. That was a good show. Too bad no-one knew or cared.
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2017-07-13, 01:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,383
Posted By wprager
More recently I've started seeing USB ATSC tuners...

More recently I've started seeing USB ATSC tuners sold at around $20-25 range. These are marketed as "watch TV on your phones" but an ATSC tuner that plugs into a USB slot on an Android phone --...
Forum: Home Theatre Construction   2017-07-03, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,021
Posted By wprager
Thanks, that will work. And I am due for a free...

Thanks, that will work. And I am due for a free trial of Prime.

Found a sound bar bracket kit that fits on the TV (I assume in the VESA pattern holes) to position the bar either above or below...
Forum: Home Theatre Construction   2017-07-01, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,021
Posted By wprager
It's a done deal. I don't remember how much we...

It's a done deal. I don't remember how much we paid for the upgrade but I remember feeling a little underwhelmed when I saw what they did during the framing walkthrough.

Costco lists the stud...
Forum: Home Theatre Construction   2017-06-30, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,021
Posted By wprager
Mattamy Homes "media-ready" wall

I hope there are some, here, familiar with Msttamy's so called media-ready wall. Basically they add an outlet up on the wall, cable conduit and a 2" x 8" brace between the studs. The brace is...
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