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by shillyard
Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Digital television transition advertisements...
Replies: 29
Views: 4562

Bigglez I should have said airwaves. My point was that the government is interfering in the markets in ways they should not. They are picking and choosing winners and losers based on the size of their wallets. The market place should be working these things out.
by shillyard
Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Digital television transition advertisements...
Replies: 29
Views: 4562

Ownership

My question is when did the FCC go from regulating the air space to owning the airspace. It seems to me every branch of the government is morphing from regulation to ownership of the public domain.
by shillyard
Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Memorex DVD Player
Replies: 6
Views: 1809

I bought a 50 pack of Sony CD-r disks , only one in four burned. I now use HP disks. I have heard a lot of bad news about Sony recently.
by shillyard
Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BUILD AUDIBLE ALLERT FOR EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT?
Replies: 4
Views: 1278

You may be able to use one of those small digital voice recorders that hook to a key chain.
by shillyard
Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: breadboard with power supply, function generator?
Replies: 10
Views: 2354

I bought a similar kit from radio shack 15 years ago. I walked into my local radio shack three days ago they still have them 60 bucks I think.
by shillyard
Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bench testing capacitors??
Replies: 7
Views: 2046

I don't know much about these types of caps so my question is is it safe to connect them to ac . I know most large caps have polarity markings.
by shillyard
Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: electric solenoids
Replies: 5
Views: 1832

Is this the same technology used for rail guns ?
by shillyard
Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How hack the joystick of PS3 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

Yes it is possible. You asked such a vague question I do not think you will get many responses.
by shillyard
Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Magnavox tv problem,
Replies: 39
Views: 9656

Tv trouble shooting.

Did you check the high voltage section ? A problem there will look like a smps problem.
by shillyard
Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No more satellites ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1132

No more satellites ?

I was watching a TV show and the subject came up about satellites. One point was if something would hit a satellite and do enough damage that it could cause a chain reaction and destroy other satellites, possibly all of them. Are we prepared for something like this. I know we have a large dependence...
by shillyard
Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why digital TV ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2274

Why digital TV ?

I don't understand the reason behind digital TV. A CRT cant produce a picture from digital information. So why produce video in digital just to send it to a DAC. It makes sense in a computer but not in a TV, at least no to me. Now I do understand a DVD will store data or video with no loss until you...
by shillyard
Sun Oct 22, 2006 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it "NEW TV" time??
Replies: 8
Views: 2375

It would help a lot to know how you have the cable set up. For example is it going from the cable into the digital box to the TV? Or from the digital box through the VCR? I don't know how you set this up but the symptoms sounds like you are coming from the VCR and have the RCA inputs plugged incorre...
by shillyard
Sat Oct 21, 2006 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: smps loading
Replies: 5
Views: 1635

Thanks Edd. That was exactly the information I was looking for.
by shillyard
Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: smps loading
Replies: 5
Views: 1635

I don't like the idea of causing an arc to see if there is voltage a resister and meter will do just fine to see if voltage is there but if i remember correctly I would need a resistor wattage of at lest 10 watts. I was thinking a small say 60 watt bulb ? Its been a wile since i have worked on these...
by shillyard
Sat Oct 21, 2006 5:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: smps loading
Replies: 5
Views: 1635

smps loading

I have a power supply I pulled from a 46 inch magnavox. I have tested as far as I can without loading down the secondary winding. I have a variable ac power supply but I need advice on what I can use as a load. I need something that is cheep as this is something I rarely work on.