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Post 856 made on Thursday November 16, 2006 at 15:44
ontariocraig
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I'll have to disagree, several Canadian Channels have implemented PSIP to map and mimick their analog channels:

CBLT UHF20 - PSIP 5-1
CBLFT UHF24 - PSIP 25-1
CITY UHF53 - PSIP 57-1
CFTO UHF40 - PSIP 9-1 (Though this seems to change regularly !!)

The OMNIs were mapped for a few days too, but last time I checked a few days ago they were using their actual channel numbers.

In fact I think SunTV is the only (Canadian)one that has never mapped. I think WNED is the only Buffalo area channel (that I can recieve anyway) that has never mapped to it's analog equivelent - though PBS HD is really a different channel from the usual PBS on analog 17, I guess they could put their HD on 17-2 and their SD feed on 17-1. awe heck, that's even more confusing !

Provided the channels come in reliably, I'm happy to let the tuner do it's thing, so long as it works :-)

On November 15, 2006 at 12:18, alebowgm said...
Right now,
it seems like USA likes to map and Canada doesnt..
Post 857 made on Friday November 17, 2006 at 09:45
jbracing24
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On November 16, 2006 at 01:03, 026163 said...
omni's are gone

At least we know they're gone. With CFTO, they're 40 one minute and 9 the next. Yesterday afternoon, no signal on either and then, last night, bright and cheery as ever. How long will it take them to work out their issues?
Post 858 made on Friday November 17, 2006 at 11:09
026163
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oh. i don't even use the remapping stuff that they send with OTA.

I just use the original channel number they actually broadcast on. That way i don't have problems with PSIP data and remapping etc...
Post 859 made on Friday November 17, 2006 at 12:59
bwilkins
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Time Warner & QAM

I emailed TW about the 'free hd' they now have on their channel lineup and they really don't have much of a clue about QAM - see below:

Dear Brian,


Thank you for using Time Warner Cable Online Customer Support.


The channels that we send out on the 2-699 lineup are not sent in high
definition. The only channels that are in high definition are in the 700
level and they are encrypted. You would need a high definition box to
use these services. If you television has a cable card port then there
is a box built into the television, and you would need a cable card from
us.


I apologize for any inconvenience.

If you have any further concerns please feel free to email us at your
convenience or you can contact our 24 hour Customer Care Center at
1-888-683-1000.

Thank you,

Matthew
Time Warner Cable Customer Support


Subject: Re: FW:


QAM is the technology that is used by digital cable. Many HDTV sets have
QAM tuners in them (in addition to the ATSC/NTSC) and can display the HD
signals on the cable line.


On QAM a station can be encrypted or open. Currently you have the HD
locals as open along with TBS and the music stations. So can the Free HD
stations be switched to un-encrypted?


I know this gets technical so can you bounce this to the appropriate
person.


Thanks

Brian

At 11:39 AM 11/17/2006, you wrote:


>Dear Brian,
>
>Thank you for using Time Warner Cable Online Customer Support.
>
>I am sorry but I'm unsure of what QAM is. The channels in the Free HD
>lineup are available if you have the digital standard lineup and a HD
>
>box.
>
>I apologize for any inconvenience.
>
>
>
>If you have any further concerns please feel free to email us at your
>convenience or you can contact our 24 hour Customer Care Center at
>
>1-888-683-1000.
>
>Thank you,

>Matthew
>
>Time Warner Cable Customer Support
>
>
>

>-----Original Message-----
>

>To: buf.buffalo.sameday
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>Subject:
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>
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>I was hoping you could explain what the new "free HD" section of the
>channel lineup means. Does that mean they will be available via QAM
>like WGRZ, WIVB etc..
>
>
>
Post 860 made on Friday November 17, 2006 at 15:33
OTAHD
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Of course, the cable companies never have a clue. What else is new?

It'd be nice if they sent a couple more our way...
LET'S GO BUFFALO!!!
Post 861 made on Friday November 17, 2006 at 16:42
hdtvnorthyork
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where can we get the information about omni1 and 2? Which channel are they in right now?
Post 862 made on Saturday November 18, 2006 at 08:34
hogger
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They are in the testing stage and at the moment are not broadcasting a signal
[Link: remotecentral.com]
Post 863 made on Sunday November 19, 2006 at 19:25
rpr
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On November 18, 2006 at 08:34, hogger said...
They are in the testing stage and at the moment are not
broadcasting a signal

[Link: remotecentral.com]

That would explain why I could see them last week, and not this week... :)

Thanks for the info, it's quite handy. I'm wondering what people are using for antennaes? I have a Terk TV35 mounted on my garage roof, and I can get CBC, CITY, WNED and WNLO. I would love to be able to get the 4 US networks (I am about 90 miles from the Buffalo transmitters) if I have to get a bigger antennae that wouldn't be a big deal.

Thanks
Tom
Post 864 made on Monday November 20, 2006 at 11:08
bdpbdp
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You never indicated where you are located - I am in Markham north side of Toronto
Using a ChannelMaster 4221 and recieve all stations listed on the Toronto HDTV list,
My friend has a 4228 which even provides better gain ... The down side is these are just
UHF antenna's
Post 865 made on Wednesday November 22, 2006 at 13:17
Roger1818
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On November 20, 2006 at 11:08, bdpbdp said...

My friend has a 4228 which even provides better gain ...
The down side is these are just
UHF antenna's

A quirk of the design of the 4228 is that although it is sold as a UHF antenna, it will also work well for VHF-HI (7-13).
Post 866 made on Wednesday November 22, 2006 at 23:36
026163
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WNYO is up, with static only for sound on the HD channel. And it seems they are transmiting the same signal as the asian test signal we all got earlier in the fall. I am finding the signal is identical to the 0.65kW transmitter from last year.

perhaps this is what they are doing.
Post 867 made on Thursday November 23, 2006 at 09:12
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WNYO might be up, and My receiver is telling Me that it is there but it is too weak to view. Living 25 miles from Grand Island is a little to far. I'am on the south shore of lake Ontario and can receive most of the Toronto stations on the CN tower, but not 53-1/57-1 Citytv. Is there any plans for them to turn up the power in the future.
(Appleton NY 50 miles southeast of Toronto)

Post 868 made on Thursday November 23, 2006 at 10:02
OTAHD
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WNYO, yes. They're going up to 175 kw with a directional transmitter (towards the south) on Grand Island. However, right now they seem to be transmitting from their old transmitter in Cowlesville at 0.65 kw.
LET'S GO BUFFALO!!!
Post 869 made on Thursday November 23, 2006 at 11:13
markrpopp
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That's the reason why it is so weak, at 175 kw I should be able to receive WNYO with My equipment.
Post 870 made on Thursday November 23, 2006 at 11:25
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WNYO cannot be transmitting from Cowlesville - they moved a while ago now. They broadcast now from GI. I was never able to receive WNYO from Cowlesville- I am getting it now though. Is the sound on 49-1 still messed up?
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