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OP | Post 31 made on Thursday December 9, 2004 at 19:27
Daniel Tonks
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It's a multi-directional design... which may be a good or bad thing depending on your terrain.
Post 32 made on Saturday December 11, 2004 at 16:58
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Hi Daniel,
What type of antenna are you using, and where did you purchase it?

Thanks,
thotdoc

p.s., I just picked up the FusionHDTV Gold QAM T and I can't wait to ty it out, once I get the proper antenna.
Post 33 made on Saturday December 11, 2004 at 17:02
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oops,
I meant to direct the question to Westhead74, since he too lives in T.O.

More specifically, the ABC, CBS, and NBC stations broadcast on VHF, while most others are UHF. This means I need a combo antenna, but which one??

Thanks again, Thotdoc
OP | Post 34 made on Saturday December 11, 2004 at 19:45
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I'm using the a vertical stack of two Televes DAT-75 antennas. I had to get them shipped from Europe.

None of the TO/Buffalo stations broadcast HD on VHF.
Post 35 made on Sunday December 12, 2004 at 13:12
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I'm using the antenna that came with the hdtv wonder (I think it is an OEM Silver Sensor).

I have it pointed near a window facing south towards the lake (Less than a KM away) on the 15th floor with no balcony (And no physical obstructions in the line of sight) so an outdoor deal isn't in the cards.
OP | Post 36 made on Sunday December 12, 2004 at 19:32
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Height like that really helps! :-)
Post 37 made on Monday December 13, 2004 at 08:20
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Thank you both for your help.

Thotdoc
Post 38 made on Thursday December 16, 2004 at 12:01
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Great work on the channel map - it helped me when setting up my HDTV. I got a 27" Sanyo HDTV with built in HD tuner from Wallmart for $580! I got it mainly to use with my X-box. Decided to get an antenna and try out the HD tuner - Holy cow!! The OTA picture is amazing. I'm using a Terk TV 32 mounted on the side of my house. I get every available channel accept Hamilton at over 70%. The only issue I have is CITY TV sound takes a minute to kick in - wish they had 5.1 The sound is amazing on the 5.1 stations. Reminds me of when I was a kid growing up in Grimsby, all we watched were mostly US stations by aerial, then we got cable and the US influence dwindled - now back to an aerial and nearly all US stations- Canada is missing the boat on HDTV!
OP | Post 39 made on Thursday December 16, 2004 at 19:29
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Thanks! City's sort of undecided on 5.1 for now, relating to cost... considering that CBS' whole east coast just had their first 5.1 scripted show on Monday (CSI Miami) I guess it's understandable.
Post 40 made on Friday December 17, 2004 at 08:09
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Newbie here from Mississauga...I just purchased a HDTV receiver (Samsung SIR-TS160) and using it with a Radio Shack indoor antenna (15-1880). I get CBS, CityTV, and Toronto1 pretty consistently but want to get more channels.

I was wondering if there's any opinion out there on the Terk antennas that clip onto satellite dishes, namely the Terk42 or Terk44...I figure this would be the easiest way since I already have a dish installed on the outside...Thx.
OTA HD setup: Harmony 659, Sony LCD GWII 60", Samsung SIR-TS160, CM 4228, CM 7775, CM 9521A
OP | Post 41 made on Friday December 17, 2004 at 12:59
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As far as I know, the clip-on dish antennas DON'T really perform that well for long range reception. However, I've never used one.
Post 42 made on Friday December 17, 2004 at 13:28
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Thx Daniel...would this mean that I won't likely get Buffalo-area HDTV channels? What would you recommend as the next easiest step? I don't think I'm ready/skilled for a roof-top antenna yet...
OTA HD setup: Harmony 659, Sony LCD GWII 60", Samsung SIR-TS160, CM 4228, CM 7775, CM 9521A
OP | Post 43 made on Friday December 17, 2004 at 14:52
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Sorry, just not that experienced with small antennas - in my location I need a big massive one to pick anything up. :-)
OP | Post 44 made on Tuesday December 28, 2004 at 20:11
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Sigh... I wish there was more than one person at WUTV that knew how to handle HDTV - whenever it's vacation time there's no HDTV!
Post 45 made on Wednesday December 29, 2004 at 09:52
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Hi All,

I live in Scarborough literally a block from Lake Ontario and I am unable to receive any HD ota signals.

I have a monster htpc setup with ati x800 graphics card, hdtv wonder card, dvi capable lcd monitor.

I installed the hdtv card with mmc (multimedia center software from ati). During setup I did an autoscan for signals with the supplied silver antenna. Nothing.

I bought Radio Shack's most expensive indoor antenna. Nothing.

The house I am in has a roof top antenna, so I thought I would try that. I located the cable in the basement. It is a flat 1" wide cable with 2 copper leads coming out of it. I bought a gizmo at radio shack that had a coaxial connection at one end and two leads at the other end. I spliced the 2 leads to the wire to the rooftop antenna. I then connected that to the indoor antenna from Radio Shack. Nothing.

I see by the map that there is a HD receiver in Oshawa. Shouldn't I be able to get something?

Any suggestions?

Sorry for the long post.

Mike
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