NY - Buffalo, Southern Tier, Batavia, Rochester, Syracuse - Page 9 - Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

post #121 of 198 (permalink) Old 2011-12-14, 12:08 AM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,644
For me here, the benefits far outweigh any negative. No distant stations reliably without it.
Not even ION. Just checked Erie, PA WJET just a bit of a whiff, nothing unusual here.

SBGH rotor chimney mount FM Bandstop ap-8700 preamp 4way split LG lcd Sammy pctuner hdhomerun mythtv
majortom is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #122 of 198 (permalink) Old 2011-12-30, 06:54 PM
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Primary: Bradford ON, 6th Line and West Park Ave Secondary: S Legion Dr Buffalo NY
Posts: 149
OTA Tourism in the Southern Tier

I decided to take my Mclapp 4 diy antenna on our family ski holday in Ellicotville, NY. I improvised a 16 1/2 inch dipole at the balun in order to have a chance at WBBZ rf7. The chalet that we rented had an unbstructed horizon to the north.The elevation according to my Garmin is 620 metres above sea level!

Here's the tv fool: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d4033995d0fe5c8



Here are my results with the antenna pointed slightly north north east
Percentages express reliability over three days of widely varying weather conditions (40F rain to 20F snow).

WGRZ 2 100%
WIVB 4 90%
CBLT 5 100%
WKBW 7 90%
CHCH 11 100%
WNED 17 90%
CICA 19 90%
WNLO 23 100%
CBLFT 25 100%
WNYB 26 100%
WUTV 29 90%
CIII 41 one day out of three
OMNI 47 one day out of three
WNY0 49 90%
WBBZ 67 40%
CITY 57 one day out of three

The chalet owner was impressed and very surprised to learn that ota can yield such impressive results.
chinadog is offline  
post #123 of 198 (permalink) Old 2011-12-30, 07:59 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Kitchener, ON
Posts: 4,773
It impresses me when OTA fans test out reception results while travelling. That's cool...

DMX 68' tower, HyGain HAM 5 rotator, Antennas Direct 91-XG & C5, Channel Master 7777 preamp, Siemens surge protection
Jase88 is offline  
post #124 of 198 (permalink) Old 2012-04-24, 09:43 AM
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cheektowaga, NY
Posts: 218
Has anyone in the Buffalo area been having pixelation problems with CBLT? It always seems to be during the hockey games. The sound never cuts out, but the picture sometimes hiccups. I'm wondering if it's reception or my TV related (47" Vizio). My Dynex upstairs doesn't seem to have that problem (I have a splitter running to both TV's).
buffalofan19 is offline  
post #125 of 198 (permalink) Old 2012-05-02, 06:44 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,644
buffalofan, I can't say I've noticed anything, but then again I haven't watched every minute of every game. If I do notice anything I'll let ya know here.

SBGH rotor chimney mount FM Bandstop ap-8700 preamp 4way split LG lcd Sammy pctuner hdhomerun mythtv
majortom is online now  
post #126 of 198 (permalink) Old 2012-05-02, 10:24 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,644
don't touch that dial. Bad day for comparisons. You should see how much all the signals are fading tonight.
Must be that unstable air mass that moved in today.

SBGH rotor chimney mount FM Bandstop ap-8700 preamp 4way split LG lcd Sammy pctuner hdhomerun mythtv
majortom is online now  
post #127 of 198 (permalink) Old 2012-05-02, 10:25 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cheektowaga, NY
Posts: 218
I switched to the NBCSports Network Feed. CBC is completely out for me. First time in a long time. I assumed it was maintenance.
buffalofan19 is offline  
post #128 of 198 (permalink) Old 2012-05-02, 10:29 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,644
easiest way to rule that out is compare to the other Toronto / Hamilton Stations. They're all gone , u know it's fading.

SBGH rotor chimney mount FM Bandstop ap-8700 preamp 4way split LG lcd Sammy pctuner hdhomerun mythtv
majortom is online now  
post #129 of 198 (permalink) Old 2012-05-03, 01:09 AM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Dunnville, Ontario on the Grand River, North shore Lake Erie
Posts: 2,410
Thumbs down

Guys,.. Check out the Toronto/Hamilton discussions. We are having a extremely bad day here too
ON - Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Brantford, Haldimand

3D SSH III with ZZ4 refl. http://imageshack.us/user/jmsdigital
ota_canuck is offline  
post #130 of 198 (permalink) Old 2012-05-14, 09:03 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cheektowaga, NY
Posts: 218
OTA Pixellation issues

I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but my 47" Vizio seems to be pixelating way too often when I turn it on CBLT. I don't have this problem with any other channel really, even with weaker ones like the Omni's or the CITY so I don't think it's a reception issue The sound isn't affected at all. It's completely continuous. The signal is more than strong. I have a CM 4228 (old version) with a splitter running to another TV upstairs (a cheap 720p Dynex) which doesn't have a problem at all. I thought maybe it was a faulty cable, but I ran the same cable through my tuner on my PC with an HD resolution and there was no pixelation at all

The only thing I can think of, and I could be way off on this, is that CBLT is a 720p resolution channel and the fact that it is a 1080i TV is messing this up. I also tightened the connections in the cable...same problems.
buffalofan19 is offline  
post #131 of 198 (permalink) Old 2012-05-14, 10:41 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Dunnville, Ontario on the Grand River, North shore Lake Erie
Posts: 2,410
I believe that CBC Toronto is a 1080i broadcast

It seems that some people even within Toronto are having issues with pixelations, so maybe something has changed within their signal that may be affecting some tuners.

3D SSH III with ZZ4 refl. http://imageshack.us/user/jmsdigital
ota_canuck is offline  
post #132 of 198 (permalink) Old 2012-05-14, 10:43 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,644
haven't watched it all night long, but no pixelation here. a few miles south of you. 23 dB SNR on CBLT and ~ 18.5 dB SNR on TVO. I think TVO and CBLT share an antenna on the CN Tower cause they're so close in frequency, so I like to compare them. CBLT is always a hair better than TVO SNR wise here.
Assuming your TV plays ABC, FOX, ION, MyTv fine which are also 720p broadcasts??

What is ur PC Tuner? Can you get any SNR reading from ur PC based tuner?

Edit: CBC Toronto is 720p, ever since the DTV transition was completed up there.

SBGH rotor chimney mount FM Bandstop ap-8700 preamp 4way split LG lcd Sammy pctuner hdhomerun mythtv
majortom is online now  
post #133 of 198 (permalink) Old 2012-05-14, 10:48 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cheektowaga, NY
Posts: 218
Info says "720p" on my Vizio TV.

My Tuner is a WinTV HVR 950Q I probably overpaid for at BestBuy at the Walden Galleria in Buffalo (I needed a tuner the same day to record something). I tried messing with some picture settings but nothing really worked.

EDIT: I tried 29 and that was working really well. It's also a lot closer (not that CBLT's signal is a problem at all).
buffalofan19 is offline  
post #134 of 198 (permalink) Old 2012-05-14, 10:51 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,644
a 950Q will spit out SNR no problem. Grab a free copy of the TSReader Lite Program. http://www.tsreader.com/tsreader/index.html
Lite version has limited capabilities but can come in handy for diagnosing suspect transport issues, etc.

SBGH rotor chimney mount FM Bandstop ap-8700 preamp 4way split LG lcd Sammy pctuner hdhomerun mythtv
majortom is online now  
post #135 of 198 (permalink) Old 2012-05-14, 11:24 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cheektowaga, NY
Posts: 218
Okay, I have no idea what any of this crap means, but there's a bar saying 15.23 Mbps.
buffalofan19 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome