Thanks about re-scanning tip ...
Funny, but mysteriously, Global is back.
My Smart LG TV found it by itself (on ch 6.1 @ 1080p & 6.2 @ 420p) without a scan request.
My 'old' display unit from Best Buy aka boxing day special "Insignia" needed a scan request, but it found them also.
I guess I'll just stay happy getting it free (for now) seeing as who knows what's next.
Just want to put out an idea out here ....
About 3 years ago, I bought a rooftop HD antenna from the USA that has a stated max range of 150 miles.
Due to a $$itload of excuses and delays, I haven't got it up yet. This spring 4 sure.
Anyway, the point is I haven't seen a Canadian equivalent that matches the small, lightweight size and specs at a reasonable price.
This unit has all the bells and whistles and the price (if I'm not losing it) was around $300.00 Cdn. which included shipping. I got a 'mini' tower aka tripod and a short mast that at full height will be about 20 ft. hi. I have a clear view south / southwest and sit in a favourable spot.
For the real cable cutters, if you can mount one in a decent spot, you'll grab some U S stuff for free.
We have family about 50 km south and they get twice as many OTA channels (without the big power boosters) than I do. I get 11 (so far).
Based on a website that shows the active transmitter locations in real-time, I'll be getting some good U S stuff soon ....
In Canada, there are only a few networks anyway, so why pay for cable TV when the OTA stuff is relatively easy to get for many - but to fair, not everyone has access to a good mix of free TV stuff.
But here's my last point for today about cable-cutting.
IF you have a good hi-speed internet connection, you can save a few bucks ...
I use a majic-jack (VOIP) for $3.33 month (unlimited long distance calls across N A for 24/7)
$50.00 for 30 Mps unlimited internet
3 paid subsciptions + lot's of free stuff (about $50.00)
for a total of $103.00.
I also have a backup 'Chatr' phone for $25.00 because you need '911' or emergency situations to be contacted.
Still, not so bad ... of you are on a tight budget.
Last edited by ronnybaby; 2017-12-19 at 09:05 PM.