2007-11-25, 06:49 PM
The CBC DTV is i suround for me.:D
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2007-11-25, 06:49 PM
The CBC DTV is i suround for me.:D
2007-11-25, 08:39 PM
CBC is 5.1 for me now. I'm sot sure what was going on earlier.
2007-11-25, 08:55 PM
Well I did enjoy the half time awhsome audio and pic gotta love DTV ....
or as lenny would sing analog broadcast getaway from me..... :p
2007-11-26, 01:47 AM
Im not sure we should be discussing the Grey Cup halftime show in here but I can'thelp myself. The picture and sound was incredible, closeups on the band were amazing, loved the drums. The 5.1 was amazing, guitars in the back were perfect! Long live OTA HD!!!
2007-11-26, 12:36 PM
The Grey Cup sure did look and sound great in DTV OTA. Too bad it will be the last one (http://www.cbc.ca/news/story/2006/12/20/cfl-tsn-cbc.html). The CFL has gone with TSN as the sole provider for at least the next five years. One word " Booooooo"
2007-11-27, 10:52 AM
Here is a great read short to the point CKVU is alotted space in the Seattle area
interesting the only canadian to be listed?
2007-11-28, 05:26 AM
looks like freepress.net "assumes" more than we do. LOL
I'm thinking the only reason they didn't mention other Canadian channels be it analog or digital is that they're so far away at such a pathetic ERP that it won't affect Seattle reception. CKVU having the analog class that it has (see CRTC), it's digital ERP should be significant (once they do go digital) and due to it's proximity to Seattle (lower mainland's closest), it's the only Canadian channel to be noted. CHEK being owned by Global, freepress knows it won't be a day before Aug 31st, 2011 before they go digital.
2007-12-08, 11:31 PM
No 5.1 surround on CBC for me right now in the first period of the canucks game. Toronto game was working flawless.
2007-12-09, 03:46 AM
in the first and half the second was having audio issues as well like the signal wasn't clean grrrr...
2007-12-12, 03:09 AM
Here is an email regarding Channel M and their DTV plans. It is from Peter Gillespie, VP of engineering:Hello Mark:
Thank you for your interest in channel m. While we have applied for and received digital licenses for both Vancouver and Victoria, our plans are on hold for the short term. You may or may not know that we have been purchased by Rogers, so we need to wait until they assume ownership before any transition plans are finalized. If the process goes as predicted, this should be some time in the summer time frame.
This is GREAT news. Another DTV station up in the middle of 2008!!!
2007-12-15, 05:33 PM
I've put posts by VBC1 and danbcman over into this thread concerning the low ERP levels proposed for the new HD OTA national service being considered by the CRTC:
I will be intervening in this CRTC process and I encourage those of you who are able to join in to put together a strong message for the regulators about the pitiful ERP levels we're getting in Vancouver.
2007-12-18, 04:54 AM
about that, I went to the CRTC page (as per Stampeder's URL), however the link from that site to make an intervention doesn't list the hearing from which it was linked from.
If you can find the 2007-17 button, point it out to me, 'cause I can't find it.
2007-12-23, 12:55 AM
I am new to this entire OTA stuff, and would like to learn. I have been reading lots about how to set this up and everything. But I have a few questions before I do anything else.
Firstly, I have an old roof top antenna (at least 20 years old), I was wondering if it would still work to get some HDTV channels. I checked out the cables that were coming off it and they were frayed, further I couldn't even tell what kind of cables they were. (They weren't coaxial).
IF the antenna is useable, would it be possible to change the cable that is coming off it?
Ill try to get some pictures of the cables and the antenna up tomorrow.
Thanks in advance.
2007-12-23, 03:19 AM
The antenna should work, but its design will determine how well. HDTV here tends to be UHF, and not all antennas are designed for UHF. Other antennas are weak, or aimed wrongly, so more info or some experimenting on your end will better predict your success. As for upgrading the wires, it should be possible to just connect coaxial directly to the antenna, as long as you ground it properly for safety. Again, more info, a more firm answer.
2007-12-23, 02:49 PM
Welcome here and please give your location, osofast, so we can help you better. :)
I'll put your post into its thread for your area so you can see how others are doing there. Read through these links too:
2007-12-28, 01:44 AM
I live in Marysville, Washington, and was wondering what chance I might have of ever receiving a digital broadcast from one of the Victoria or even Vancouver stations. No-one down here has ever been able to accomplish this, but I like to believe there is hope.
I currently can get all the Seattle stations without too many problems. I also get Bellingham KVOS-DT, and it's one of my strongest signals. From the north, I can also pick up Channel 2 (CBC), Channel 8 and Channel 10, all with reasonable clarity considering their distance.
My equipment consists of a Channel Master 4228 antenna which is at about 330 feet elevation (I live on a small hill) and a Samsung DTB-H260F receiver. I also use a CM 7777 pre-amp. I have a clear view towards Victoria.
Do any of the Victoria stations send out a stong digital signal? Does anyone here know if there are plans for anyone of them to possible raise their power in the future?
Thanks for any insight anyone can provide.
2007-12-28, 02:38 AM
Hi Whidbey and welcome here - unfortunately from the posts earlier in this thread by a person from Bellingham its clear that the Canadian digital signals (as of today there are only 2 on Canada's west coast) don't make the trip well from the Vancouver area to your direction. If you read through this thread you'll get up to speed on what the expectations are for the future, but plans of our stations are not usually as clear as we'd like. I think your gear will be great if higher power levels are adopted and as more and more Canadian stations go digital in the future.
2007-12-30, 03:47 PM
Here's a cut and paste of an email I sent to CBC, CTV, and Global customer service/ Viewer relations. It's meant to be a little tongue in cheek. :DDear Customer Service or Consumer Relations,
Thank you CBC and CTV for your excellent local "Over The Air" HD Digital broadcasts. I really enjoy the clarity and sharpness when watching Hockey on CBC and the News of CTV. For CTV, please advise Lloyd Robertson that he looks great anchoring the news. For Global I'd love to comment on your Over The Air Digital programing, but...oh, that's right, you don't have any. I will continue to watch CBC and CTV and will remind myself to diligently watch the advertisements while enjoying your great OTA programming. It's wonderful not to be shoveling money at Shaw Cable (for blasse analog) or heaven forbid, a satellite provider. Have to run. There's great NFL football on a OTA Digital HD provider right now, which by default, is not Global.
Diligent viewer of CBUT-DT, CIVT-DT, and what's the name of that other station I don't receive?
2008-01-02, 12:11 AM
Just wondering if anyone else has noticed if the signal for CTV has dropped for reception? I'm just wondering if i'm the only one?
My CBC signal is 60% which is what it should be on a clear day. Nothing has changed in my antenna direction or setup. It doesn't make sense that CTV is dropping below 10% for me when it has always been 30% on clear days and 20% on rainy days.
Thanks in advance.
2008-01-02, 07:16 AM
I've noticed a signal drop on CBCHD. It should show 76, but the past couple of weeks its been 62-65, with no change in antenna, connections, etc.
Wish I could complain about a weak signal for 32.1HD, but I don't have ANY signal :( Thanks PAX - Seattle !!!
Bruce in Bellingham