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    VIP 222k aspect ratio on TV1

    I mentioned all of the things that I've tried already. I think it includes everything listed on that site, but let me know if I missed anything. Like I said, I'm trying to use it with older TVs that are 4:3, and do not offer any stretch/zoom abilities. I'd like to be able to output the HD...
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    VIP 222k aspect ratio on TV1

    Call me old fashioned, but I'm running a VIP 222k in Dual Mode, feeding the yellow Composite outputs into old equipment that only supports 4:3. On the TV2 output, when tuning to HD channels, I'm offered the two zoom options that make the most sense to me. Letterbox, to view the full width at...
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    Signal glitches on KTLA?

    Yeah, that sounds about the same. It was still doing it this morning. Isn't there a "dishquality" e-mail address for reporting that kind of stuff? And by the way, the Today show and The Daily Buzz are pretty frickin' awful...
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    Signal glitches on KTLA?

    Every few minutes on the ktla feed, my signal has been having digital outages lasting about 1 second. It's possible that my wiring needs to be repaired, but I've not noticed this on any other channels, so I'm just wondering if anyone else is seeing it. Thanks.
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    Deal with NPS to "save" distants on DISH!

    Still, anyone subject to that is largely out of luck when it comes to syndicated programming. For that, you need all of the stations from a large market. Realisitcally, one with at least seven full-service commercial stations such as LA or SF (a lot of shows don't clear NYC). As for...
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    New Menu sucks!

    As long as we're on this subject, I have a 4700/4900, and for about the last 4 years, I've been annoyed at getting that flashing timer bug on the last 5 minutes of my recordings in Auto-Tune mode. I think it does the same thing in VCR mode, but in any case, there's no way I'm going to depend on...
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    LA Locals Going Spot Beam TONIGHT

    Get a 2.4GHz transmitter on eBay for like $15. :D
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    LA Locals Going Spot Beam TONIGHT

    Probably there are a few people out there who can legitimately call in with something like, "I'm up here in the mountains and trees at the tip of Inyo County and all of a sudden, my local network stations keep losing signal just like it's always done on all of the UHF channels I don't care...
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    LA Locals Going Spot Beam TONIGHT

    Seriously, what do they think they're doing now? It's like they want DirecTV to have a true monopoly. Now ktla is the only channel worth crap on the entire E* system. Or hmm, didn't I hear Columbus locals are up there somewhere? I wasn't planning on "moving", and have slightly considered D*...
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    Special Charlie Chat Tonight!

    This broadcast is almost reminiscent of Michael Richards on Letterman.:)
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    Lost locals in Syracuse, NY?

    Hmm, doesn't WTVH only broadcast in mono?
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    Deal with NPS to "save" distants on DISH!

    Channel 240 has a new DiFranco film. I didn't see the whole thing, but it's basically the same stuff we've taken 46 pages to say. What ever became of Brian Olsen?
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    Distants Customers: How Many of you will try to get the NPS packages, and what Packs?

    Oh, the memories of KOB cutting off the beginning of Seinfeld every week and randomly going to black screen for extended periods during network programming. Oh, and I almost forgot the hours of fun watching my VCR's stereo indicator blink on and off...
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    Deal with NPS to "save" distants on DISH!

    I was once told that WSEE, the NBC O&Os, and probably some others, paid to have their stations carried. Can anyone confirm this?
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    Deal with NPS to "save" distants on DISH!

    I had thought that the remaining superstations (WPIX, WWOR, WSBK, KWGN and KTLA) were grandfathered into an exemption from SyndEx, which is why I still don't understand how a local station can, under the law, require (as opposed to request) programs on the Superstations to be blacked out. If it...
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    Deal with NPS to "save" distants on DISH!

    While that might make the most sense from a consumer's point of view, NY and LA weren't where all of the networks were offered from until Dish and DirecTV started uplinking them in the late '90s, following rulings against PT24. PT24 seems to have a habit of carrying affiliates which are...
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    Deal with NPS to "save" distants on DISH!

    Hmm, "mydistantnetworks" from "AllAmericanDirect"... Doesn't Rupert have a trademark on at least half of those words?:p
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    Distant Network Shutoff on December 1st?

    And in doing so, provided those subscribers with 9 more years of service than they would have had. I still need to find a way to make my sickly computer open the relevant documents, so as to read the rulings and regulations in full, but I continue to believe E* did implement the stricter...
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    Distant Network Shutoff on December 1st?

    Over the air & picture quality. ;)
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    Distant Network Shutoff on December 1st?

    More like 8 channels, and the big deal is that they're the only ones I watch, and only subscribe to the other hundred in an effort to subsidize the distants. Sad but true. But really, in all honesty, without distants, what good is satellite over cable? To make a statement, I'll probably end up...
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