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Post 2,281 made on Wednesday July 15, 2009 at 15:50
TDF
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On July 11, 2009 at 08:35, sky_jet said...
Greetings to all!

I just bought a new condo in downtown Toronto at John & Wellington. I'm on the third floor and my balcony view is the CN Tower. I'm less than a kilometre away from it.
I've also been spoiled by Rogers HDTV and can't seem to part ways with it but also moving into the new condo means I can't afford Rogers anymore.
Just found this forum last night.
My question:
What HDTV channels do I get OTA? Because I'm so close to the CN tower, does this mean I won't get the Buffalo HDTV channels, like Fox but will probably get excellent reception for CityTVHD, CBCHD.
Also right at the corner of is this power substation from the city, will this interfere with any signals?
Thanks a lot from a newbie!

I am at Broadview Danforth, not to far from you.
I am using 2-DB8 rooftop antennas and receive the following stations
2.1 -WGRZ-HD
2.2 -WGRZ-US
2.3 -WGRZ-RT
4.1 WIVB-HD
5.1 -CBLT-DT
7.1 -WKBW-HD
9.1 -CFTO-HD
17.1 -WNED-HD
17.2 -WNED-SD
17.3 -WNED-TH
23.1 -WNLO-HD
25.1 -CBLTF-D
29.1 -WUTV-HD
29.2 - WUTV-SD
41.1 -CIII-DT
44.1 -OMNI 2
49.1 -WNYO-HD
49.2 -WNYO-SD
51.1 -ION
51.2 -QUBO
51.3 -ION LIFE
51.4 -WORSHIP
57.1 -CITY-HD
64.1 -OMNI
66.1 -CKXT-DT

Last edited by TDF on July 16, 2009 13:50.
Post 2,282 made on Wednesday July 15, 2009 at 16:11
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Hope this help.
Post 2,283 made on Thursday July 16, 2009 at 05:13
Bruce H.Campbell
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Used to be at around 20:30,now I can only get ION and its subs after 23:00, then it fades out around 05:30!

Last edited by Bruce H.Campbell on July 16, 2009 05:33.
Post 2,284 made on Friday July 17, 2009 at 18:37
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ION works for me in Stouffville 100% of the time
Post 2,285 made on Sunday July 19, 2009 at 06:36
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On July 17, 2009 at 18:37, digitalcable said...
ION works for me in Stouffville 100% of the time

You must be on higher ground or something but considering the program
material its' not worth worrying over. Its just that Theodore Tugboat on qubo
reminds me of Thomas the Tank Engine and Tales along the Riverbank that I used to watch as a kid.
Plus their website sucks, Firefox keeps warning of a bad script that could make Flash 10 and the computer
unresponsive. Oops, I meant to say it was Adobe Flash that was giving the warning because i tried IE and got the same
dialogue box.

WUTV and MyTV now that they've shown us the diff between HD and SD I wish they would use those subchannels for something interesting.

The Cleveland station i get, mainly the weather radar is still useful. In the northern hemisphere patterns go west to east
and when they pull back to show the entire great lakes i see now where clouds pick up moisture from Lakes Michigan,Superior as well as Erie and can be prepared.

Last edited by Bruce H.Campbell on July 21, 2009 03:22.
OP | Post 2,286 made on Sunday July 19, 2009 at 10:01
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Yeah... I understand with Fox they actually have a bit of spare bandwidth, but they could really put something interesting on there... even if it's just Fox News. Better than duplicate content.
Post 2,287 made on Sunday July 19, 2009 at 10:35
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How are you guys receiving WNYB? Its the only Buffalo station giving me issues. I know they've applied to go from 234kw to 1000kw which is about an 8db improvement ,but who knows if and when that will get approved. Also awaiting approval to go digital is low power WBNF-CA 15 which is a repeater of WNYB. That one comes in good at my location.
OP | Post 2,288 made on Monday July 20, 2009 at 14:00
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It's not that reliable for my area - although certainly more than it was before - but it's not a particularly high priority channel for me either.
Post 2,289 made on Tuesday July 21, 2009 at 03:13
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On July 19, 2009 at 10:35, digitalcable said...
How are you guys receiving WNYB?

Full of pixels last time I tuned it, so considering the material, I just deleted it from the channel list file.
Post 2,290 made on Wednesday July 29, 2009 at 17:28
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WUTV and MyTV now that they've shown us the diff between HD and SD I wish they would use those subchannels for something interesting.

WUTV did do something I never thought of with their sub-channel once: With Obama giving a State of the Union address on 29-1, a brand new epsiode of House aired on 29-2. So...if you're not interested in what the president has to say, regular progamming isn't too far away.

And if a station like WPXJ can have three sub channels why couldn't another station offer up their programming on three sub-channels, but one hour later than the previous one? Similar to a time-shifting feature, but on a very local scale.

For example: If Your station carries Family Guy at 7:PM on channel XX-1 the same epsiode would reboradcast at 8:PM on Channel XX-2 and again at 9 on XX-3 and 10:PM on XX-4.

It's something unique that you'd probably never see happen. Most likely the reason...cost.
Post 2,291 made on Thursday July 30, 2009 at 09:53
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On July 29, 2009 at 17:28, keaster2000 said...


And if a station like WPXJ can have three sub channels why couldn't another station offer up their programming on three sub-channels, but one hour later than the previous one? Similar to a time-shifting feature, but on a very local scale.

For example: If Your station carries Family Guy at 7:PM on channel XX-1 the same epsiode would reboradcast at 8:PM on Channel XX-2 and again at 9 on XX-3 and 10:PM on XX-4.

It's something unique that you'd probably never see happen. Most likely the reason...cost.

You'd likely find that if it involves network programming, the network agreement wouldn't allow it.

As an example, if a station stays local due to breaking news, it needs permission from the network to show programs missed at later times. Likewise advertisers buy specific times and you can't mess with commercials (or give them a second run for free).
-bb
Post 2,292 made on Friday July 31, 2009 at 09:40
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I am located in Erie and I'm surprised that many can receive the Erie stations because the coverage locally is spotty for some. After many scans and re-scans, I was able to pick up 11.1 chch , 5.1 cblt, wned, and wutv. All of these stations are on a hit and miss basis with chch being the most consistent {if you call once every three days or so on an intermittent basis consistent}. I am using the youtube antenna outdoors so I guess I'm lucky to receive any of these stations. I am debating purchasing an antenna and trying to get feedback on what would be a smart choice, and I'm not sure if any antenna would give me consistent results.www.tvfool.com/
Post 2,293 made on Saturday August 1, 2009 at 14:03
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On July 31, 2009 at 09:40, wavest said...
I am located in Erie and I'm surprised that many can receive the Erie stations because the coverage locally is spotty for some. After many scans and re-scans, I was able to pick up 11.1 chch , 5.1 cblt, wned, and wutv. All of these stations are on a hit and miss basis with chch being the most consistent {if you call once every three days or so on an intermittent basis consistent}. I am using the youtube antenna outdoors so I guess I'm lucky to receive any of these stations. I am debating purchasing an antenna and trying to get feedback on what would be a smart choice, and I'm not sure if any antenna would give me consistent results.www.tvfool.com/

Pro setup: Having looking at your TVfool chart, I would recommend a deep-fringe Yagi or 8-bay style antenna. You'll want a rotor and quality preamp (CM-7777 or 7778) too. Get that antenna as hi as you can and use RG-6 or better cable to get that signal to your TV. PS: Try re-running your TVfool chart with more antenna height to see if there is anything else out there you can pick up.

Home built setup: However, if you want to homebuild another antenna, build an 4-bay with a reflector on the back. Your youtube antenna probably uses 7 inch dipoles with 7 inches between each dipole "feed". These dimensions worked great when the TV frequencies went up to channel 69. However today, they only go up to channel 51 or 52. So you will want to make the dipoles longer. I would go 9-1/2 inch dipoles with 9-1/2 inches between the dipole feeds. The longer dipoles will be able to tune in the lower UHF channels better. Use a thin sheet of aluminum or wire mesh for the reflector and keep that reflector about 4 inches behind the dipoles. For added fun, couple two 4-bays together! Good luck and let us know how you do.. . Bill
Post 2,294 made on Tuesday September 1, 2009 at 05:03
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No big changes,eh?
Post 2,295 made on Tuesday September 1, 2009 at 09:36
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Daniel, With the new CHCH ownership- will the previously posted erp's for 8/2011 be effected for this station?
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