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Post 3,481 made on Thursday October 29, 2020 at 04:21
DJG
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What's a good excessive signal filter for selected frequencies that doesn't kill weaker channels? Few TO channels are in excess on one antenna which causes visible glitching.
Post 3,482 made on Sunday November 8, 2020 at 17:19
Nueatit
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DJG.. I stumped too, unless you are really blocked by a new condo or other factor (have you talked to your neighbours about the issue?).

Since it is the only VHF channel off the CN Tower comparing to the UHF not reliable.

A quarter wave antenna at 180 MHz is 15 inches long but a wire you already tried. If you do not mind a few dollars, a VHF add on antenna to bowtie is available and you must have a UHF/VHF pre-amp

antenna link

[Link: antennasdirect.saveandreplay.com]

Hope posting this have not broken any rules :-(
Post 3,483 made on Tuesday December 1, 2020 at 10:52
Bruce H.Campbell
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On October 29, 2020 at 04:17, DJG said...
Have tried LG, Samsung (TV's at different locations with build in tuner), two PC tuners. Conclusion: witchcraft ;)
Thank you.

Ha! yeah, witchcraft!

I'll go with the suggestion that the old legacy tuners are not up to snuff.
The MyHD MDP-130s were made circa 2005-2006 with the first generation ATSC1.0 chips, where even my slightly old HDHomerun tuners still have 3rd generation chips. I've become a SiliconDust fanboy because of the HDHRs network connectivity, but no facility to use a remote control beyond a wireless keyboard and trackball. It would mean losing the freeze-frame, pause and replay of live TV that I get from the 130s once ATSC 3.0 gets here. SiliconDust has already made and released compatible tuners, listed on their website the markets where ATSC 3.0 is being televised. I know Hauppauge has a number of models that come with remotes, but I've seen no indication of available 3.0 hardware. Plus, the Cliff Watson EPG Project software is only compatible with the HDHRs, the DIVCO™ Fusion series of tuners, and the 130s, the latter two long out of production. Though SiliconDust has their own way of doing things as well.
Post 3,484 made on Thursday December 3, 2020 at 08:27
DJG
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Bruce, most tuners I've used are new(ish) ;) Have tried another, recently purchased, Chinese TV brand since last post and CFTO didn't show up while auto scanning, hence most smart TV's don't even have manual modes =)~
At this point feels like I'm going nuts, haha. One of those cases where getting a result is a matter of high level curiosity.
Post 3,485 made on Thursday December 3, 2020 at 14:12
Bruce H.Campbell
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Well , CTV only has two shows I'm interested in. Everything else I get out of Buffalo, and the Pay-TV stuff I get via file sharing sites.
W5 has its own YouTube channel, so that just leaves Question Period from the Fonthill repeater. One way is, if I wake up before noon on Sunday I can use one of my media players [KMP or PotPlayer] and view the file as it's being recorded by the HDHR and the Cliff Watson s/w. That way I can pause, freeze-frame and replay that way, or if I sleep in, the file is there on the HDD for when I'm ready. My only regret is not paying more for the 4-tuner HDHomerun, I have two 2-tuner Connect Duo[s] instead.
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