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post #31 of 331 (permalink) Old 2011-08-15, 01:54 PM
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I used the link OTAJuncqui provided to contact Global about their signal issues. I suggest others do the same. Yes it's early days, but it might help to make it abundantly clear to them that people are actually watching OTA.
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post #32 of 331 (permalink) Old 2011-08-15, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by OTAJuncqui View Post
I'd give 'm a day or two to tweak things but for your convenience:
Thanks! If by September I get all other digital channels from Camp Fortune ok except for Global TV, then I'll get on the horn. Perhaps, depending on how other's reception is at that time, we could even do something as a group (petition / CRTC? Global TV claiming viewership and sim sub based on this OTA).
But yeah, it does feel a little too early to get upset right now.
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post #33 of 331 (permalink) Old 2011-08-15, 02:03 PM
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Also, it's not really acceptable to be flash-cutting during the day with incorrect PSIP and anything less than "full" power. (Such as it is. Note that most other channel 6's in metropolitan areas (Albany, NY and Philadelphia, PA) are struggling to get good coverage with 30kW, forget about 3.6 kW!)

Smoothing out the rough edges could have been done during previous overnight shutdowns of the analog signal.
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post #34 of 331 (permalink) Old 2011-08-15, 02:03 PM
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I sent them a message stating I'm not getting any signal anymore and enjoy several shows on Global. So I hope they are planning to boost their signal.
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post #35 of 331 (permalink) Old 2011-08-15, 02:09 PM
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Not that I regularly defend Shaw/Global, but I did take notice of several electrical storms in the area the last three nights. This could have disrupted thier transitition schedule.

That being said, they are in the business of selling cable subsriptions, they had a working signal this am but i appears to be down now. True pre-transition overnite trials may have been beneficial however that may have been too costly.:
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post #36 of 331 (permalink) Old 2011-08-15, 02:28 PM
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emailed Global and phoned CRTsee
CRTsee says they have had many complaints
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post #37 of 331 (permalink) Old 2011-08-15, 02:30 PM
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About CIII-DT-6 specifically or just in general about the DTV transition. Other stations have cut over today as well.

Winegard HD 7084P pointed at Paris and a CM7777
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post #38 of 331 (permalink) Old 2011-08-15, 02:33 PM
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about CIII-DT-6
Global Toronto retransmiter in Ottawa
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post #39 of 331 (permalink) Old 2011-08-15, 02:51 PM
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I'm in Kanata - Bridlewood and I'm getting a reception of 83% with my VIP 302. My TiVo does see it as 4-1 too
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post #40 of 331 (permalink) Old 2011-08-15, 02:54 PM
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I had a bit of free time here at work, so I shelled into my mythtv box, did a few minutes recording, then ftp'ed the mpg file to work so I could check out the quality. Result: looks like flawless HD programming in the two minutes I watched. (Sorry for the small sample size, that's all of ET Canada I could tolerate...).

Forgot to mention earlier, this is a VHF-Lo Yagi, attic-mounted. I can't remember the brand (not CM) but it has about a 7' boom. It's pointed directly toward Camp Fortune. The interwebs tell me I'm about 35km from the tower.
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post #41 of 331 (permalink) Old 2011-08-15, 02:58 PM
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Yesterday I spent part of the afternoon re-jigging my "test" antenna setup, disconnecting the HD8800/UVSJ/Kitz200, and feeding the 5Y6S directly (50 ft RG-6) to my Aquos so that I could focus on Global 6.1 reception if it happened today.

It's been coming in at 62-66 on the Aquos signal strength monitor for the last 3 hours, pretty rock steady, only a very occasional pixellation. 1080i/surround.

As noted on other threads, the (unfortunately now discontinued) 5Y6S is a pretty good performer for ch 6 (thx, Roger!). It's currently at about 6 ft high, supported on a pole thru the umbrella slot in a picnic table

Location: between Ashton and Munster.

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post #42 of 331 (permalink) Old 2011-08-15, 04:08 PM
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Orleans, mapping to 4-1
63%. Only have a DB8.
Looks good so far except the cropping.
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post #43 of 331 (permalink) Old 2011-08-15, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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Did they just correct something? When I got home and tried several scans, my tv would not pick it up at first - neither the mini-state nor rabbit ears in various positions. But as I was writing my post to describe my failure at the time, at the same time I was changing channels and 6.1 appeared suddenly. With rabbit ears the signal strength is 77% and snr of 22.
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post #44 of 331 (permalink) Old 2011-08-15, 04:33 PM
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Nothing's changed on my end. I am still without a Global signal on both TVs using 2 separate antennas.
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post #45 of 331 (permalink) Old 2011-08-15, 04:52 PM
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I'm receiving Global with a better signal than Sun News. Antenna is a no-name 4-bay UHF antenna indoors.

The unmatched losses must be huge, but there you go!
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