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TVHD au Québec
Les services de TVHD disponibles en français
1 03/05/2004 
10:42 AM
Subject to local blackout,
Bell Expressvu indicates that any of it's current HD offerings are subject to local blackout. Can anyone explain this? Also, when I watch a show that is simulcast on an American station and a Canadian station I see the Canadian broadcast even when I am tune into the American station. How does Expressvu handle this on the HD channels?
1 03/10/2004 
9:45 AM
HD Televisions
Specifics and questions on models
20 04/04/2004 
12:44 PM
Home Theaters
How to get an HD cinema in the living room
4 04/04/2004 
1:29 PM
HDTV Coverage
Where and how to get HDTV off-air
16 04/04/2004 
7:38 PM
Set -top Boxes
Terrestrial, satellite and cable
10 04/04/2004 
7:34 PM
Terrestial Broadcast & Reception
Can you suggest what constitutes a suitable antenna for US OTA signals in border areas sucg as Oakville, ON?
2 01/21/2004 
1:55 PM
Stanley Cup Playoffs HD?
With the recent broadcasts of both the NHL All-Star game and the all Canadian Hockey Night In Canada, does anyone know if CBC will be showing the up coming Stanley Cup Playoffs in HD?
HDTV and CableCARD Technology
This week, Sony Television announced a new line of TVs scheduled for release later in 2004 that will come equipped with an integrated ATSC/NTSC HD tuner to receive over the air HD broadcasts. In addition, these televisions will use CableLabs CableCARD interface to obtain the HDTV signal from the local cable operator. This will eliminate the requirement for the external set-top box or HDTV decoder currently required to obtain the HDTV signals. Do the cable companies in Canada, such as Rogers , use the CableCard interface ? If they do, is there a cost to obtain this CableCard ?
HDTV in Burlington
OTA reception
1 03/18/2004 
7:01 PM
HDTV in Brampton
I read that the signal from the CN Tower has a 20 mile radius. I live in Brampton (Airport Rd & Bovaird) and Mapquest estimates a distance of 26 miles. Does this mean that I can't get OTA HDTV. If not, what antenna do you suggest for best reception?
1 03/03/2004 
9:55 PM
OTA in Vancouver
Any info on receiving OTA hdtv in Vancouver area either Canadian or US signals
1 02/28/2004 
10:47 AM
HDTV Owner & Disapointed
Ive just purchased a Toshiba 57 inch HDTV wide screen 16.9 format . Iam extremly disapointed with alot of the TV signals , I have a Digital Box that i purchased , and still my reception is worst than regular analog Cable signals. is it my wires? Connection?
6 03/20/2004 
11:39 AM
DTV Success in Richmond Hill
This site has been very helpful in my researching this new world of free OTA DTV/HDTV so I

thought I'd contribute my two cents:

I live in a bungalow in Northern Richmond Hill, and I mounted a $70 radioshack 15-8228

antenna inside my attic with a 50' run of RCA brand RG6 coax cable (home depot) and a radioshack UHF/VHF amplifier - together this provides excellent reception (better than analog cable) for all the major Analog NTSC Canadian channels (CBC, City, OMNI/CFMT, CTV, Global, Toronto1), and slightly snowy, but watchable (Fox 29, UPN, WNED, WB49), from Buffalo.

For Digital : Today I hooked up my Samsung SIR-T151 reciever, and now recieve DTV channels :

CityTV(Toronto) as well as Fox, WNED and CBS in buffalo - now the signal strength meter on the samsung unit indicates that the buffalo channels have weak signals, but despite this, the picture and sound are perfect ! - I'm now looking forward to the other channels going digital over the coming months and years.

The reason I mounted the antenna inside my attic instead of outside, is simply because I plan on moving this summer, and didnt want to go to the trouble of mounting it outside, only to have to move it again, but despite this, the results have been better than I hoped for, it only took me a couple of hours to set up and align the antenna, using the trial and error method, once I move I'll mount it properly, outside, and who knows, maybe I'll pull in a couple more channels ?

OTA reception is free, I only ever watch the networks, and have told bell with their ever increasing monthly bills to take a hike !
HDTV Success

I would like to see examples of successful systems that are using HDTV and OTA in Toronto. I have a home theater PC with a MIT MDP-120 HDTV tuner card. This card is supposed to be cabable of handling ATSC signals. I've hooked in a cheap indoor powered VHF/UHF atenna from Radioshack. I have had no success in being able to get channel 53 (HDTV Rogers). Any ideas on what the issue might be? Examples of successful configurations might help me in Troubleshooting my problems. P.S. I am located at Yonge & Eglinton in the City.

Neil Jetty
2 02/18/2004 
10:43 PM
canada dtv station listings,by city,channel #,and are in service,how can i find this info
4 02/19/2004 
9:21 PM
HD OTA in Ottawa
When can we see HD OTA in Ottawa? Also, I've always heard that broadcast HD results in a better picture (less compression, higher bit rate) than HD over satellite or cable. Is this still true?
1 01/09/2004 
5:40 PM

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