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RE: Winegard SensarPro wall plate problem

Try disconnecting the power to the SensorPro for about a minute then reconnect. If it does the same it may be toast.
Tom_M 03/24/20 07:44am Technology Corner
RE: Brand New Vizio 40 inch TV problem, HELP

According to the manual for the OP's TV, "Watch Free" is for streaming services. The OP needs to somehow get to the "Channels" menu and do another channel scan. For some reason the input source for Antenna/Cable is missing. Another approach would be to do a "Factory Reset" and go thru the initial setup again. I have a fairly recent Vizio and to do a factory reset on mine do Menu > System > Reset & Admin > Reset TV to Factory Defaults. Prior to any of this, make sure the sat receiver is turned on and the coax cable is connected.
Tom_M 03/19/20 07:06am Technology Corner
RE: Brand New Vizio 40 inch TV problem, HELP

Cloud Dancer, does your sat receiver have an HDMI output? If it does you should use that. Here's a picture of a basic DirecTV receiver. The coax connects to the "OUT TO TV" connector from the receiver and goes to the coax connector on your TV. Once this is connected make sure the receiver is one and do a channel scan on the TV. Your TV will find only one channel, either channel 3 or 4. This is an analog TV signal. This scan will probably take a long time because typical TVs will scan for both analog and digital channels,so wait until the scan is completely finished. It does not scan channels on your cable box which is hooked to the HDMI. https://i.imgur.com/iLiMRC8.png
Tom_M 03/18/20 04:15am Technology Corner
RE: Brand New Vizio 40 inch TV problem, HELP

If the OP is using the RF out from the receiver it will be an analog NTSC TV signal, most likely channel 3. QAM is for digital cable so does not apply.
Tom_M 03/17/20 04:10pm Technology Corner
RE: Tv while traveling

Well Damon put this Winegard Thing on my roof. I upgraded it and up till late last year when I "Oopsed" and forgot to lower it it worked great. SO I put a new Sensar IV head up there and it works even Greater. zap 2 it dot com (obvious mods) lists shows you can get I do subscribe to an electronic TV guide (Same database as the free Zap2it but that is so I can do all those things "Only our over priced hyper expensive service lets you do" Including pause, fast forward, jump forward/backward download to mobile device. start in one room finish in another. and so on.The OP asked about receiving HULU. What you are saying is not relative. You will never receive HULU with your antenna.
Tom_M 03/11/20 05:39pm Technology Corner
RE: Look for Data Plan that throttles to greater than 3G

Here's a link to a lengthy thread on the iRV2 forum from member gsgriffin concerning Visible: Visible setup thread Message #10 has a link to a document for setting up the phone and router. The author recommends a GL.iNet GL-AR750S router but I use a much cheaper model the GL.iNet GL-AR150. The setup is the same for either.
Tom_M 03/09/20 08:21am Technology Corner
RE: Generator at High Altitude

I live at 5,000 feet and the Generac works fine. At 10,000 feet it runs a little lean with the stock jets.At higher altitude it would run rich. There is less oxygen to mix with the fuel. Since the OP is only occasionally at high altitude, I would suggest not changing the jet.
Tom_M 03/02/20 10:22am Tech Issues
RE: android phones

Handbrake is a video converter that has an option to flip the video. https://handbrake.fr/
Tom_M 02/25/20 08:39am Technology Corner
RE: Propane grill and Blackstone griddle with one 20# tank

Here's one solution available on Amazon: Stansport 3 Outlet Propane Distribution Post https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71HtQBNFWKL._AC_SL1434_.jpg height=320
Tom_M 02/25/20 05:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Look for Data Plan that throttles to greater than 3G

Visible eliminated the speed cap months ago. They still claim that hotspot speed is capped at 5 mbps but I have found that is not the case for me. Quote from their web site: "Unlimited data*, messages, and minutes all on Verizon’s 4G LTE Network. Plus, for a limited time, we’ve removed our speed cap - free for as long as you remain a member". This would imply that at some point they will reinstate the speed cap for new members. If you join their Party Pay plan the price can be reduced to $25/month
Tom_M 02/22/20 02:27pm Technology Corner
RE: Look for Data Plan that throttles to greater than 3G

Not much in regards to your search. I have straight talk. 55 bucks for 60 gigs and 10 gig hot spot for camping is best out there IMO.What makes this better than the Visible plan which is truly unlimited including hotspot for $25/month?
Tom_M 02/22/20 12:36pm Technology Corner
RE: Look for Data Plan that throttles to greater than 3G

Check out Visible. They offer unlimited everything (phone, text, and data) for $40/month with no added fees or taxes. This also includes hotspot use. https://www.visible.com/ They recently started a service called Party Pay that can reduce the monthly cost to $25/month. https://www.visible.com/party-pay
Tom_M 02/22/20 02:52am Technology Corner
RE: Inverter/Battery needs for Residential refrige

Every fridge comes with an energy guide sticker. A Haier 9.8-cu ft Top-Freezer uses 327 kWh of power per year. This translates to 895 Wh per day. This is about 37 AH per day.
Tom_M 02/20/20 04:32am Tech Issues
RE: wiring a 30 Amp Power Outlet 30A Circuit Breaker {{UPDATE}}

Here's what appears to be the same box at Home Depot. No mention of being refurbished: 30 amp RV power outlet $58.48 https://images.homedepot-static.com/productImages/a14c181c-b91e-46ae-aa9e-d3d3ae720cc8/svn/midwest-electric-products-rv-electrical-panels-u013cp-64_145.jpg
Tom_M 02/11/20 04:22am Tech Issues
RE: Multimeter Calibration?

This is a great Fluke meter used by lots of electricians at only $100... https://www.amazon.com/Fluke-Electrical-Voltage-Continuity-Current/dp/B0006Z3GZU/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=fluke+multimeter&qid=1581182098&sr=8-5This meter does not measure DC current. A better choice for RV use would be one that also measures DC current.
Tom_M 02/08/20 02:31pm Tech Issues
RE: wiring a 30 Amp Power Outlet 30A Circuit Breaker {{UPDATE}}

According to pictures posted by people's reviews there is no pigtail. The box has knockouts for running wires into it. Since you will now have two 30 amp breakers in the line, either one could open if you have an overload. This is not a problem, since you are most likely using the new breaker as a shutoff. The box will work fine.
Tom_M 02/08/20 03:35am Tech Issues
RE: Best charge controllers..

WindyNation TrakMax MPPT 40A. .... $40 (too good to be true??) Flooded/Sealed-AGM/Gel/Li Some type of Bluetooth module. Max operating temp. 113F. (This seems concerning)Yes. Too good to be true. $39.99 is the price for the wireless adapter. The controller is $164.99
Tom_M 02/07/20 02:46am Tech Issues
RE: How best to upgrade Microsoft Office 2010?

A non-subscription version of Microsoft Office 2019 is available from Microsoft for $249.99: Microsoft Office Scroll down to bottom of page and click "Buy Now".
Tom_M 02/05/20 03:17am Technology Corner
RE: Shock warehouse

Check RockAuto. I have ordered from them and they are typically the cheapest. You do have to pay shipping so take that into consideration. https://www.rockauto.com/
Tom_M 02/02/20 08:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Source of TV While on the Road

I have used VLC for years and am using the newest version 3.0.8. It has never prompted me for a password. You can download the current version here: https://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html
Tom_M 02/02/20 05:43am Technology Corner
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