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by Sherman
Tue Aug 16, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: CUDA Filters
Topic: Port Cube
Replies: 99
Views: 2288

Port Cube

You should know. Remember the accident?
by Sherman
Sun Aug 14, 2022 3:34 pm
Forum: CUDA Filters
Topic: Port Cube
Replies: 99
Views: 2288

Port Cube

I can multitask. Nothing worthwhile is easy. Balti told me that.
by Sherman
Sun Aug 14, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: CUDA Filters
Topic: Port Cube
Replies: 99
Views: 2288

Port Cube

Did you want me to try?
by Sherman
Sun Aug 14, 2022 11:01 am
Forum: CUDA Filters
Topic: DGDenoise: visual errors when chroma denoising
Replies: 5
Views: 132

DGDenoise: visual errors when chroma denoising

Ooh, lookie. He edited his first post.
by Sherman
Sun Aug 14, 2022 10:49 am
Forum: CUDA Filters
Topic: DGDenoise: visual errors when chroma denoising
Replies: 5
Views: 132

DGDenoise: visual errors when chroma denoising

Why do some people do this? He's been on-line several times since Rocky asked for a script. He could have posted quick that he'll get us a script, or to say never mind, or whatever. Instead he just leaves it hanging as FUD. Dogway and ChaosKing over at Doom9 both couldn't duplicate it and he hasn't ...
by Sherman
Wed Jul 27, 2022 7:25 pm
Forum: DGDecNV
Topic: FPS reported as 25 instead of 30
Replies: 12
Views: 560

FPS reported as 25 instead of 30

Curl, how do you know if you're alpha?
by Sherman
Thu Jul 07, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: DGDecNV
Topic: Slight difference in audio output delay
Replies: 46
Views: 4391

Slight difference in audio output delay

I studied the spec in the bathtub today and think I understand it. So tomorrow I'll write the search code. And yes, I did wash behind my ears.
by Sherman
Thu Jul 07, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: DGDecNV
Topic: Demux menu does not support UTF-8
Replies: 9
Views: 881

Demux menu does not support UTF-8

You're almost as good at finding and reporting bugs as I am at fixing radios. Thanks for keeping Rocky busy so he has no time to think up things for me to do.
by Sherman
Tue Jul 05, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: DGDecNV
Topic: Slight difference in audio output delay
Replies: 46
Views: 4391

Slight difference in audio output delay

Guys, I got a good start on the random access using the EP_map. You know what, it's not so easy as I thought, but don't worry, I'm on it. I have parsed everything needed but parsing is only part of it. Once you have the map for the clip, sequence, and PID of interest, you have to search it and inter...
by Sherman
Mon Jul 04, 2022 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fada 1001 radio restoration
Replies: 12
Views: 2486

Fada 1001 radio restoration

OMG, guys! You're not going to believe this. Honestly I wasn't happy with little Fada's performance. She has an extra RF amplifier stage at the front end but it was not noticeably more sensitive than the 48-461s we restored. So then after investigating I arrived at two issues. 1) The wave trap is a ...
by Sherman
Sat Jul 02, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: DGDecNV
Topic: Slight difference in audio output delay
Replies: 46
Views: 4391

Slight difference in audio output delay

Rocky wrote:
Sat Jul 02, 2022 8:27 am
we just say not gonna do all that, just use click and drag to locate your cursor
You're kidding, right Rocky? The EP_map parsing doesn't look so hard.
by Sherman
Mon Jun 13, 2022 10:26 am
Forum: DGDecNV
Topic: Batch processing error
Replies: 17
Views: 1693

Batch processing error

OK, this works fine for me: for /R %%a in (*.mkv) do "D:\Don\Programming\C++\DGDecNV\DGIndexNV Good\x64\Release\DGIndexNV.exe" -i "%%~na.mkv" -at "D:\Don\Programming\C++\DGDecNV\DGIndexNV Good\x64\Release\template.avs" -a -e -o "%%~na.dgi" Note that you need the -at option to get AVS files. You can ...
by Sherman
Thu Jun 09, 2022 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Philco 48-461 radio restoration
Replies: 160
Views: 40306

Philco 48-461 radio restoration

Honestly, everything in the last post is pie-in-the-sky. Everything I tried ran into complex issues that could not be easily solved. So I just left the simple solution, i.e., aux jack, switch, passive combining network, and input audio isolation transformer. So this baby is done!
by Sherman
Thu Jun 09, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fada 1001 radio restoration
Replies: 12
Views: 2486

Fada 1001 radio restoration

Little Fada is all done and back together! I failed on three previous attempts to reinstall the dial string. Problem was that I was trying to re-use the old one, which is joined in a loop with a crimp bead. I was going to give up but then I talked to Balti . He told me don't be ridiculous -- back in...
by Sherman
Sun May 29, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fada 1001 radio restoration
Replies: 12
Views: 2486

Fada 1001 radio restoration

Update: Got the new speaker installed. Sounds fine. Replaced the shorted silver-mica cap that caused the intermittency. Also replaced another silver-mica cap in the audio section. Painted the dial bracket with gloss white (the area that used to have a degraded white cardboard piece glued on). After ...
by Sherman
Wed May 25, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fada 1001 radio restoration
Replies: 12
Views: 2486

Fada 1001 radio restoration

OMG guys, I finally found the intermittency! After re-capping filter and paper/wax capacitors, replacing out of spec resistors, and replacing all tubes with NOS (new old stock), I still had that annoying pop goes the weasel symptom. When started up cold, everything is fine. After 5 minutes there wou...
by Sherman
Mon May 23, 2022 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fada 1001 radio restoration
Replies: 12
Views: 2486

Fada 1001 radio restoration

The patient is out of intensive care and has emerged from coma, but we can't release her yet. There is a stubborn heat-dependent intermittency. I think it is a bad tube so have ordered replacements. Also the speaker is not salvageable and will have to be replaced.
by Sherman
Sat May 21, 2022 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fada 1001 radio restoration
Replies: 12
Views: 2486

Fada 1001 radio restoration

Guys, I had a great idea. Instead of using a dropping resistor to drop the 127Vac down to 117Vac, I discovered that there are 45Z5GT tubes that are drop-ins for the 35Z5GT. That will make the heaters run at their designed currents and the dropper resistor will not be needed. It's always better not t...
by Sherman
Thu May 19, 2022 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fada 1001 radio restoration
Replies: 12
Views: 2486

Fada 1001 radio restoration

Darn, the patient is critical again. She started getting intermittent again after I thought I fixed that rectifier tube socket. But that socket is just gone and I have to replace it. One of the pin grabbers had cracked and everything was corroded. So I ordered a new socket. This should be fun. Hopef...
by Sherman
Wed May 18, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fada 1001 radio restoration
Replies: 12
Views: 2486

Fada 1001 radio restoration

While waiting for the resistor and caps I decided to try to tweak up the audio. You're not gonna get much bass out of a chintzy output transformer and a 4-inch speaker (remember, this guy is miniature), but at least we can make it better. So I put a 25uF cap across the output stage cathode resistor....
by Sherman
Wed May 18, 2022 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fada 1001 radio restoration
Replies: 12
Views: 2486

Fada 1001 radio restoration

Here's an interesting article about the Fada Bullet radios:

https://www.aireradio.org/riviste_ester ... _14_15.pdf
by Sherman
Wed May 18, 2022 7:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fada 1001 radio restoration
Replies: 12
Views: 2486

Fada 1001 radio restoration

Here's what I mean when I say this radio looks like a miniature. I really like it and, as you can see, the cabinet is in pretty good shape. There's a 1001 chassis only on ebay for parts. Always want to have spares on hand. But it's $297 dollars, which is ridiculous, considering we got the full radio...
by Sherman
Tue May 17, 2022 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fada 1001 radio restoration
Replies: 12
Views: 2486

Fada 1001 radio restoration

Alright guys! The Fada 1001 arrived and restoration is underway. It was dead on arrival (contrary to the seller saying it gives static) but I managed to resuscitate the patient. Here is the progress so far: Upon opening the unit, a cascade of mouse feces and old Hershey's Kisses foil and their paper...
by Sherman
Sun May 15, 2022 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Philco 48-461 radio restoration
Replies: 160
Views: 40306

Philco 48-461 radio restoration

Levi told me he knows a lot about audio from his long musical career. He said the LM386 sucks and anyway I shouldn't be using a power amplifier as a preamplifier. He's right. The noise and distortion are terrible. He said cobble up a simple op-amp stage. We had a little preamp sitting around and I ...
by Sherman
Sat May 14, 2022 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Philco 48-461 radio restoration
Replies: 160
Views: 40306

Philco 48-461 radio restoration

Another option is to just integrate a bluetooth receiver into the radio, connected to the LM386 amp input and powered internally. Then B-/neutral does not appear outside the interior of the radio. A small disadvantage is no direct connect of cables from MP3 players, etc. No big deal. I only use blue...