: ON - Mississauga, Brampton, Bramalea, Port Credit - OTA
2008-01-13, 09:12 AM
So far so good with the 4221 / 7777 combo. I have it setup in my spare bedroom facing out the window in a SE direction. I am picking up the following with strong signals. In can only get better once it goes on the roof. Thanks to all who helped me.
2008-01-14, 09:02 AM
I recently installed a 4228 in my attic (North West Brampton). My HDTV is picking up
Would moving it to the roof top help picking up more HD channels?
2008-01-14, 09:56 AM
ragnaus, welcome to the Digital Home.
Indeed you will receive a greatly improved reception from your rooftop.
You'll get a very good idea what is available by reading through this thread and other OTA threads.
As you read, you'll have more questions. Before posting your questions in the appropriate threads, here is some required reading.
Please have a look:
Would you please include your location in your user profile? It will help others to help you better. Again, welcome here!
2008-01-14, 05:30 PM
Hi again, well I finally got it up on my antenna, however I got a few more channels i've lost Sun-TV I really don't watch that anyways.
2-1 WGRZ-DT 80%
2-2 WGRZ-SD 80%
4-1 WIVB-HD 92%
5-1 CBLT-DT 98%
7-1 WKBW-HD 88%
7-2 WNGS 90%
7-3 WCSN 88%
9-1 CFTO HD 90%
23-1 WNLO-HD 96%
25-1 WBLFT-D 97%
29-1 WUTV-HD 73%
29-2 WUTV-SD 75%
36-1 CTS HD 92%
43-1 WNED-HD 94%
43-2 WNED-SD 94%
43-3 WNED-Th 93%
49-1 WNYO-HD 59%
49-2 WNYO-SD 59%
57-1 CITYHD 69%
eugeneo, you had suntv before right? (66.3?)
If yes, erase that number from the channel line up and manually punch in 66.1
It should reappear for you. They moved from 66.3 to 66.1. I had the same problem as you. I thought I had lost suntv, but after deleting the old number and entering the new one, it popped back up. I then saved it. Everything is fine now.
2008-01-15, 12:05 AM
Hey guys. I'm in Mississauga near Bristol and Creditview.
I'm using a Terk HDTV Indoor Antenna (Silver Sensor clone). from my 2nd floor in an empty room which has two walls on the outer edge of the home (conveniently in the direction of buffalo). Out of the Buffalo channels I'm able to pick up the following from Buffalo with not too much difficulty:
23-1 WNLO (The CW)
I was able to pick up NBC as well, but only in a very specific direction. I had trouble picking it up again after I slightly moved the direction of the antenna.
I was wondering if an amp would help my situation to pick up NBC, and if so, what are some ones that you guys would recommend?
edit: I was able to pick up NBC and ABC more consistently, but either NBC would be a little choppy or FOX would be a little choppy depending on the angle I put it.
2008-01-15, 12:06 AM
Ragnaus, I am also in NW Brampton. You should be getting a bit better reception than that. Are you using a preamp? I have a 4221 with a 7777 preamp and I receive all the channels I listed above. Mine is in my spare room pointed out a south facing window. I have the antenna aimed in a SE direction. Without the preamp the reception drops significantly.
2008-01-15, 12:12 AM
eugeneo, I hope my signals are that strong once I mount my 4221 on the roof. For the most part I am in the 50 - 60% range with a few in the 70 - 80% area and some in the 30-40% area (City and CTV).
2008-01-19, 12:06 PM
An update on post 636, my reception in South Oakville is excellent for all stations except for NBC which I have yet to be able to receive. This is with an old Radio Shack omnidirectional antennae. Stampeder, I'll look at putting up a 4221 as you suggested, although I don't know if I want to mess with a good thing for the sake of one channel. Is NBC the Buffalo station that doesn't transmit in our direction?
The HD signal has been pretty spectacular especially for sports - Raptors game on CBC and NFL playoffs last weekend. Recommend anyone try OTA if they are going for HDTV. Cheers.
2008-01-19, 01:58 PM
I concur with the picture quality of OTA HD. When I first saw it I was absolutely gobsmacked!
I'm fortunate to live where I do with the plethora of both Canadian and US DTV stations.
Who would've thought the technology we used a generation ago to receive tv stations (the humble antenna) is making a comeback in the age of digital. :)
2008-01-19, 05:45 PM
I live in ChurchHill Meadows in Mississauga Thomas and Ninth Line
I have Channel Master 4221 and CHANNEL MASTER SPARTAN3 3041DSB AMPLIFIER , I have it setup in my attic with a channel master rotor.
I got 29.1 once an then I lost it
2008-01-20, 09:11 PM
Hello as a follow-up, I placed my CM 4221 antenna up about 30 ft from ground level, pointed it around 120 degrees, to get a compromise between buffalo and toronto. It was to cold to spend anymore time fine tuning and I was able to get the HD sports I wanted to watch this weekend.
I needed used almost 110 feet of r6 to connect to my TV. At this point I don't have a preamp, however once I figure out what size attenuator to insert I will go up and complete the job. Regardless I'm very pleased with the out come. My wife thinks I'm stealing signals as it is to good to be true.
I'm ready for the super bowl now!! Thanks again to all
2008-01-21, 02:30 PM
Thank you very much. I will be getting a 7777 pre amp soon
IM 100% noob when it comes to OTA. I am going to be moving to milton in a month or so and just cant bring myself to pay for cogeco digital cable. I lived in a condo in mississuga and needles to say the cost was ridiculous.
So im wondering is there anyone out there from milton that has successfully used OTA setup?
What type of equipment is needed (i am do it yourselfer)?
What is the best equipment to date in order to get the best signal?
Does bad weather make it impossible to watch?
How many channels HD or SD can you get?
I know my TV has its own tuner so I think that would help save cost.
Thanks for any replies
2008-01-22, 03:06 PM
I have moved your post to the appropriate OTA reception thread. I would advise you to read the entire thread in order for you to become familiar with reception and hardware options. In future please do a search for existing threads prior to posting or starting a new thread.
Also, please take the time to read the following post inclduing the 3 links at the bottom with lots of useful information for newbies to OTA:
2008-01-28, 03:29 PM
Anyone in the Mississauga area able to tune in WUTV? I'm using the OTA tuner in my BEV 6100 and can't seem to tune in WUTV.:mad: Want to get it to avoid Bell/Global Superbowl simsubs. :(
2008-01-28, 07:49 PM
Angelfish Wutv-dt comes in fine for me.I'm in the same area.It's on freq.channel 14.What antenna do you have connected and where is it located.What other digital OTA stations are you able to receive?
A bit of an unusual question here. I want to set up my projector at a friend's place for a single evening in Feb. We want to watch CBC's hockey broadcast on HD, so I am planning to bring my Samsung HD OTA receiver and rabbit ears indoor antenna.
Would any folks in that general area be able to tell me what is the likelihood of getting CBC ch 5.1 via rabbit ear antenna (actually, perhaps I need a round UHF antenna?). I can perhaps even put the antenna out on the deck w/ a 50' extension running down to his basement.
Any advice is really appreciated. Thanks so much.
2008-01-29, 08:08 PM
EyeQ I would recommend a proper indoor UHF antenna like a silver sensor or 2 bay bow tie antenna with connect to coax out to the deck.Have the signal strength on screen while someone watches for best signal.There are many condos around there so could be dealing with reflections but it should work.
2008-01-30, 08:42 AM
eyeQ, CBC is usually the first station most folks pick up with their initial experiments/set-up. Your idea of an antenna out-of-doors and 50' of cable sounds good.
As a test, can your friend attempt to receive CBC's analogue channel with the equipment available to him? If he can get channel 5 analogue, you're in good shape.
Also, I wouldn't leave the testing and setup until game day. You don't want to be doing trial and error with ota on a cold February evening as the sun is going down.