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by PID_Stop
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Repack Poll for the TV guys here.
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Re: Repack Poll for the TV guys here.

I would also be curious about how many stations are getting higher than normal viewer complaints about reception -- especially stations that didn't need to change during the repack.

Jeff
by PID_Stop
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Any love for Thor encoders?
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Any love for Thor encoders?

Welcome to the forum! My impression was that Thor is mainly found in CATV and MATV environments -- I have never seen it in a television station (but things do change). I suppose it greatly depends on what you want to do: if you're in France, you probably don't care much about ATSC encoding. :lol: Jeff
by PID_Stop
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Broadcast Engineering News
Topic: No National EAS test in 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: No National EAS test in 2020

Good. Our station got a great deal of angry viewer reaction last year, mainly from people convinced that this was a system for transmitting political propaganda. The way things are going right now, that's something we don't need to repeat.

Jeff
by PID_Stop
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Digital Television
Topic: Harmonic encoders
Replies: 9
Views: 591

Re: Harmonic encoders

Our 9240s are four years old next month, and they're already end of life? :x

Jeff
by PID_Stop
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Sony BVH-2000PS. Missing TBC Card
Replies: 11
Views: 566

Re: Sony BVH-2000PS. Missing TBC Card

Sounds like you needed a vending machine full of Caf-Pow. Funny -- we used to have a master control operator who reminded me greatly of Abby. Really sweet, and really good at the job. Back in those days, we were in the basement of a shopping mall... it was a dangerously short walk to coffee shops, ...
by PID_Stop
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Sony BVH-2000PS. Missing TBC Card
Replies: 11
Views: 566

Re: Sony BVH-2000PS. Missing TBC Card

I had forgotten how much it took - I have been out of TV engineering for nearly twenty years. I decided that I preferred radio engineering. I started out doing radio remotes (spelling bees, football games, church services) with my Dad about when I was in middle school, and did freelance repair of n...
by PID_Stop
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Sony BVH-2000PS. Missing TBC Card
Replies: 11
Views: 566

Re: Sony BVH-2000PS. Missing TBC Card

Have the colors always flickered since you got it? It could simply be that it needs alignment. That is not a procedure that I would recommend for the inexperienced or those without proper instrumentation and tools. Hi Dale, Without either the heterodyne card or a time base corrector, the color will...
by PID_Stop
Fri May 29, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Sony BVH-2000PS. Missing TBC Card
Replies: 11
Views: 566

Re: Sony BVH-2000PS. Missing TBC Card

BKH 2200. PAL/Secam BKH 2300 .PAL /Secam BKH 2350 and as you write it has something to do with series no You're probably correct. The only PAL equipment I have maintained was at Kodak's production facility in Rochester NY, and it was old enough to have used outboard BVT-2000 time base correctors. A...
by PID_Stop
Fri May 29, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Sony BVH-2000PS. Missing TBC Card
Replies: 11
Views: 566

Re: Sony BVH-2000PS. Missing TBC Card

...You can also get a single TBC card HT-2000 Heterodyne. If I found this, could it be used? Is the HT-2000 a firmly programmed card? I have never seen an HT-2000 heterodyne card, even at the Sony training school, and doubt that very many were ever made. For one thing, it isn't very useful: it isn'...
by PID_Stop
Wed May 27, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Sony BVH-2000PS. Missing TBC Card
Replies: 11
Views: 566

Re: Sony BVH-2000PS. Missing TBC Card

Hi there! The BKH-2015 / 2015A isn't a time base corrector, it's the time code reader/generator. It's an optional board, and has no impact on video quality beyond inserting VITC during recording, and producing a monitor output with the time display burned into the picture. The BKH-2100 is the early ...
by PID_Stop
Wed May 27, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Digital Television
Topic: Tandberg RX1290 Audio Issue?
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: Tandberg RX1290 Audio Issue?

Before you ship it out, you might want to enable some of those alarms -- especially for the loss of input and video encoding. Not having an alarm indication when there isn't a valid source could be confusing to the operators.

Jeff
by PID_Stop
Wed May 27, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Digital Television
Topic: Tandberg RX1290 Audio Issue?
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: Tandberg RX1290 Audio Issue?

aungbu wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 9:31 am
...I do not have satellite feeds or decode in my location for a real test.
If you aren't feeding the receiver an input signal, it isn't going to produce an output -- and you will get alarms because of the lack of an input. This is normal.

Jeff
by PID_Stop
Wed May 27, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: BVH-2000: Color flickering
Replies: 11
Views: 1361

Re: BVH-2000: Color flickering

slot 6 AD-20 (converts the analog input to a digital stream) slot 7 MY-21 (eight-line video memory) slot 8 SG-62 (sync generator / memory clocking) slot 9 PR-64 (output processing amplifier) Yes, those four cards are the BKH-2100 time base corrector kit. I don't remember for certain, but it might n...
by PID_Stop
Wed May 27, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Digital Television
Topic: Tandberg RX1290 Audio Issue?
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: Tandberg RX1290 Audio Issue?

The fix would probably be giving it something to actually decode... Dave is right. The significance to what you are seeing is this: the Input Status field is telling you that there is no input signal for it to lock to. You can set the receiver to a satellite feed (given an L-band input, and the cor...
by PID_Stop
Thu May 14, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: 360 Systems Instant Replay DR-600
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: 360 Systems Instant Replay DR-600

They were in business about a month ago -- we just got two new Digicarts from them.

Jeff