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Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   Today, 02:43 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 75,767
Posted By ExDilbert
A 5400 RPM hard drive is often better for PVR...

A 5400 RPM hard drive is often better for PVR use. They are quieter and run cooler. That's a benefit, especially in a PVR enclosure that was designed for a 5400 RPM drive. Media drives are preferred...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   Yesterday, 10:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,226
Posted By ExDilbert
The big issues I have with Teksavvy TV are lack...

The big issues I have with Teksavvy TV are lack of PVR and the limited number of channels. A pick and pay option would be nice as well. Those are deal breakers for me.
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2019-07-12, 06:16 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 64,737
Posted By ExDilbert
Does it work on both Android and iPhone OS?

Does it work on both Android and iPhone OS?
Forum: Bell Satellite TV PVR, HD PVR and HD Receivers   2019-07-12, 06:12 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 30,885
Posted By ExDilbert
It may be possible to copy the files from the...

It may be possible to copy the files from the 94xx drive to a newly formatted 95xx drive and watch them. Haven't tried it but that's how I recovered programming from a messed up 92xx external drive...
Forum: Home Computing   2019-07-12, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By ExDilbert
File under inevitable revelations... Google...

File under inevitable revelations...

Google workers can listen to what people say to its AI home devices...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-07-11, 10:26 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 99,602
Posted By ExDilbert
Glad you found it. The set I mentioned has a...

Glad you found it. The set I mentioned has a number of different style bits in different sizes. They are also available on eBay for under $10 but shipping takes 6 weeks.
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-07-11, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4,348
Views: 1,156,725
Posted By ExDilbert
It looks like all CM preamps are out of stock....

It looks like all CM preamps are out of stock. The Amplify+/CM7778HD looks like it might be a good option for the CM7778 but it's out of stock as well.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2019-07-11, 01:36 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 99,602
Posted By ExDilbert
A cheap set of Security Torx bits can be...

A cheap set of Security Torx bits can be purchased at Princess Auto for about $10. It will have the size required. They may be available at other hardware or auto stores.

Upgrading the 630 to 1TB...
Forum: Bell Satellite TV PVR, HD PVR and HD Receivers   2019-07-11, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Posted By ExDilbert
It might be possible. I've watched recordings on...

It might be possible. I've watched recordings on a 9242 for several moths after it was disconnected from the dish. Haven't tried it with a 6000 series receiver. I would use the same receiver used to...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2019-07-11, 11:19 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 64,737
Posted By ExDilbert
Didn't get the alert until after 9AM. Not sure...

Didn't get the alert until after 9AM. Not sure what happened there. I agree that this should probably have been treated as missing persons, not an abduction. I've seen other cases where people with...
Forum: HDTV: High Definition Television including LCD and Plasma   2019-07-10, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 69
Posted By ExDilbert
It should but it might not. Just about all TVs...

It should but it might not. Just about all TVs made in the last decade or more use VESA standard mounting holes for VESA wall mounts. I've run into to occasions where a previous mount won't work with...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-07-10, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 155
Posted By ExDilbert
The DB8e might have been the antenna I was...

The DB8e might have been the antenna I was thinking about. It's big and expensive but would do the job.
Forum: Bell Satellite TV Hardware Installation Forum   2019-07-10, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,162
Posted By ExDilbert
I only brought it up to exclude it.

I only brought it up to exclude it.
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-07-10, 12:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 155
Posted By ExDilbert
A 4 bay antenna like the DB4e would have a...

A 4 bay antenna like the DB4e would have a narrower beam width than a 2 bay so it's probably not a good option. I believe there is one horizontally stacked 8 bay bow tie that is designed to be...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-07-09, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 155
Posted By ExDilbert
Combining antennas can be tricky. They need to be...

Combining antennas can be tricky. They need to be the same model, on the same plane (same mast) with cables of equal length. Even then there will some loss of signal and may be other issues when...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2019-07-09, 02:34 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 64,737
Posted By ExDilbert
I suspect that understanding of the alert system...

I suspect that understanding of the alert system may also be low among some who are responsible for issuing alerts.
Forum: Rogers High Speed Internet and Home Phone   2019-07-09, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By ExDilbert
This issue may have affected wireless phone calls...

This issue may have affected wireless phone calls as well. There have been lots of occasions where bad DNS records and other issues with routing have caused problems with internet access. That often...
Forum: Antenna Research & Development   2019-07-09, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 552
Posted By ExDilbert
That must be some extreme tropo. Troppo or not,...

That must be some extreme tropo. Troppo or not, the signal must be leaking in from somewhere. Bad cable or connection? That could be the cause of the issues. A preamp plus distro amp can sometimes...
Forum: Home Theatre Corner   2019-07-09, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 83
Posted By ExDilbert
What is the make and model of the existing screen?

What is the make and model of the existing screen?
Forum: Other Canadian Cable and IPTV Providers   2019-07-09, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 331
Posted By ExDilbert
For someone who never subscribed to Rogers you...

For someone who never subscribed to Rogers you sure have a lot of opinions about them. As for VMedia, I've never heard anyone else say anything good about them.


Why not? Have you tried giving...
Forum: Bell Satellite TV Hardware Installation Forum   2019-07-09, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,162
Posted By ExDilbert
I guess you must ask what can change between 1 pm...

I guess you must ask what can change between 1 pm - 5 pm. Does it happen all year or just at certain times of the year? Every day or just certain days? All channels on the affected satellite or just...
Forum: Rogers, Fido and Chatr Wireless   2019-07-09, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By ExDilbert
Part of the reason this was done may be the...

Part of the reason this was done may be the skyrocketing costs of high end phones. Separating phone purchases is a good idea if plan rates are reduced by an equivalent amount. As it is, I'm concerned...
Forum: VoIP Providers   2019-07-09, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By ExDilbert
I agree. If the wiring is daisy chained then...

I agree. If the wiring is daisy chained then simply use another pair and join the pair used for upstairs so the chain is not broken. If the wiring from each plug goes back to the main panel or the...
Forum: Rogers High Speed Internet and Home Phone   2019-07-09, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By ExDilbert
Probably just some Russians and Chinese hacking...

Probably just some Russians and Chinese hacking into our insecure internet equipment. Nothing to worry about. :eek:
Forum: Video Game Consoles and PC Gaming   2019-07-08, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,606
Posted By ExDilbert
I've had the same experience with BenQ. I have...

I've had the same experience with BenQ. I have yet to see a BenQ monitor fail or even significantly deteriorate but have seen monitors from major brands fail or become unwatchable, some even under...
Forum: Home Automation and Security   2019-07-08, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By ExDilbert
Most doorbell transformers have a fairly high...

Most doorbell transformers have a fairly high internal impedance in order to prevent excessive current draw in the event of a short circuit. They usually also have a thermal cut off to prevent damage...
Forum: Bell Mobility, Solo and Virgin Mobile   2019-07-08, 02:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,074
Posted By ExDilbert
Not true. I've had much worse happen with prepaid...

Not true. I've had much worse happen with prepaid accounts from other companies. If you read the fine print for most plans for any service it will state that the company has the right to change terms...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-07-06, 11:19 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 109,637
Posted By ExDilbert
As long as CITY does not interfere with a station...

As long as CITY does not interfere with a station on RF31 in the US then nothing will be done. Canadian stations have been pulling this BS in SWO for decades. CITY will obviously interfere with WNED...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-07-06, 12:50 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 109,637
Posted By ExDilbert
I believe that Industry Canada is the agency that...

I believe that Industry Canada is the agency that regulates OTA signals and handles coordination with the FCC. Contacting Global as well might be useful.
Forum: Home Fix-up including Appliances, HVAC and Power Tools   2019-07-06, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 253
Posted By ExDilbert
Power company transformers often have taps to...

Power company transformers often have taps to adjust the voltage. If a transformer is installed when grid voltages are unusually low it could cause high voltage when it goes back to normal. I've seen...
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