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  1. walrus1957

    S9 OpenBox 8psk signals

    FaT Air- Does the 2-12-06 firmware have media player options? The firmware I have installed has a freeze lock up issue. Every once in awhile, usually every other day you have to power off the box in the back and reboot. Does the C2HS2-12-06-18:05E3CMT firmware ever lock up or freeze a...
  2. walrus1957

    Advice on C-band dish

    Coimaster32- Thanks for the reply. I too was leaning toward a 10 footer, but would have to put in a bigger post. I can fit an 8.5 footer on the current mast and still have plenty ground clearance. If I go with a ten foot dish there would be problems if it snows using the current post that I...
  3. walrus1957

    Advice on C-band dish

    Currently I have a 6 foot solid panel dish "WS International". For the most part it does quit well, there are only a few channels to weak to receive on the S9 openbox. However I wish to upgrade not only the dish but the receiver as well to truely expereince c-band programming. I want a dish...
  4. walrus1957

    S9 OpenBox 8psk signals

    Thanks for the response guys. Just got back from the cabin after watching Nebraska/Iowa game. Still stuffed from all the Turkey and dressing yesterday! Sounds like the issue with this box is unique. As far as posting a photo of screen shot, don't think it is needed. There are roughly 12 to...
  5. walrus1957

    S9 OpenBox 8psk signals

    I had some time recently to update my channel lists and scanned in several 8psk programs on my 6 foot C-band dish. The signal strength is a bit on the weak side for many of these stations (around 30% quality but have a few around 54%). All the channels display video and have great audio...
  6. walrus1957

    Those with mini Cband 4 Footers.

    I hope the channel lists from my S9 Openbox attach properly. Maybe this will help answer any questions as to what a 4 ft offset dish can receive for C-band channels, and what a 6 ft solid panel prime focus dish can receive. I had the 4 ft offset dish set up for several years in the back yard...
  7. walrus1957

    Many RTV and other channels recently added to 137W?

    I was experimenting with my new 6 foot solid panel prime focus dish last night and happened to be blind scanning 137W for any additional C-band channels using my Openbox S9 receiver. When to my surprise it picked up around 40 FTA channels, most of them RTV. I looked around and can not find...
  8. walrus1957

    Remembering the early 60's as a child

    OK- a question for Televisonarchieves; In your post of the photo from 1966 of you and your sister watching TV. That has to put your birth year around 1960? That means we are just a few years age difference. A generation I have been told is every ten years? I do not consider myself a baby...
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    Remembering the early 60's as a child

    You have to transfer as much of the old home movies to DVD as you can. Old VHS is easy as you can play them and direct record to a DVD recorder. If they are on film then it's a bit more complicated unless you have the equipment to do the conversion and transfer. At the very least you are...
  10. walrus1957

    Remembering the early 60's as a child

    Wow- there Televisionarcives!. That old black and white set, can't beat them. Did you ever have to place a fan behind the set to keep the tubes cool when it got older? Seems like all I can remember is black and white TV for ages. Then Color TV was introduced, took several years before everyone...
  11. walrus1957

    Remembering the early 60's as a child

    Before I let this thread die- I had researched some of the toys we had in the early 60's that I remember playing with. Googeled some of the toy photos- thought I would share before I delete them from my pictures folder. I remember the Blue and Gray Civil War set that had real cannons that shot...
  12. walrus1957

    PBS on the chopping block!

    OK, now were talking. Just read responses from Iceberg and LoTech. If PBS carries the Red Green show then we have to save it! Seriously folks, PBS does carry some great programming, maybe not to everyones liking. But hate to see it go politics aside. OK, lets keep this in perspective. Are...
  13. walrus1957

    PBS on the chopping block!

    Sad but so true LoTech! I believe in much of what Dee_Ann has stated in this thread, however I do not trust our government anymore. For every dollar they rack in of our tax money, less than one cent actually goes to the intended program, the rest ends up in the political process and in some...
  14. walrus1957

    Trying to measure Carrier To Noise Ratio

    OK, I see a problem facing you. The prior tests do not add up to what your receiver is telling you. Now here is an objective question. What is the actuall lnb LO frequency of each lnb? You are measuring these two different ways with different devices. The actual LO frequency of each lnb will...
  15. walrus1957

    OPENBOX S9 POWER CORD REPLACEMENT?

    Like Dishman Dan suggested you can just cut off the end of the cord and replace the end. The first Openbox S9 I ordered came with the wrong plug adaptor and I too experienced what you are going through. I did not want to do anything to void the box warranty so I went to radio shack and picked...
  16. walrus1957

    Trying to measure Carrier To Noise Ratio

    The methods maybe crude but still practical. Not sure what math interpretation you require, but know this "for every 3db gain you have a doubling of the power". So for example, the LNB which had a reading of -34 compared to -39; -39 to -36 equals double the power- then go -36 to -33 and you...
  17. walrus1957

    Trying to measure Carrier To Noise Ratio

    I am trying to figure out just how you are setting up measurements for this experiment. Betting what your really after is which LNB is out performing the other. Now that's a little difficult, unless this setup is in laboratory conditions so that the input signal to each LNB is exactly the same...
  18. walrus1957

    Remembering the early 60's as a child

    This thread is fun, but along with all the fond memories comes a bit of sad news. I just learned that the creator of such shows like Gilligan's Island and the Brady Bunch has just recently passed away. Here is a copy and past of the funeral announcement for Sherwood Schwartz: Funeral...
  19. walrus1957

    Remembering the early 60's as a child

    All this talk about TV shows from the late 50's and 60's has me hungering for another Reto TV station. Dee_Ann started a great thread entitled "Classic Cartoons" everyone should check it out. And she is right on! What ever happened to great cartoons of the early 60's before they all went to...
  20. walrus1957

    Remembering the early 60's as a child

    Everytime I tune back into this thread it brings back memorys, and yes those were some great shows. I almost had forgotten about Red Skelton, anyone remeber his sketchs as Clem Kadiddlehopper? Hell ya I remember tube testers! I think there was even a drug store in town once that sold radio...
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