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Old 2007-03-26, 10:49 AM   #151
David M
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Default Princess Auto & Sayal

Princess Auto have a nice price on the chimney mount kit. The included strapping is good for a double chimney , but not a triple. Also the bracket is designed for @ 1" diameter mast ( not a windsurfing mast....)

Nice selection of reasonably prices cables in the electronics mall on Matheson East of Dixie: Sayal etc. I had heard of it but the 1st time I dropped in.
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Old 2007-03-29, 11:09 PM   #152
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Default Looking for a rotor

Does anyone know where I could find a rotor in the Greater Toronto Area? I need something that will rotate a CM4228. I don't want to spend a whole pile of money on it. Maybe a surplus store?
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Old 2007-03-30, 03:54 AM   #153
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Try ********** a for used CM rotator. I saw used for $40.
I spent $135 on a new CM 9521a with the remote control and consider the money well spent.
What's your budget?
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Old 2007-03-31, 11:32 PM   #154
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Default where to buy hdtv tuner in Toronto

I'm one of the lucky people who bought an hd-capable tv which has no built-in hd tuner. Where can I buy an external hd tuner? I checked Future Shop and Best Buy and couldn't find any.
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Old 2007-03-31, 11:46 PM   #155
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I assume you're talking about an ATSC tuner for OTA? See our extensive OTA forums:



If you're talking about a cable or satellite STB, you get those from the service provider or authorized distributor.
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Old 2007-04-01, 12:18 AM   #156
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I did mean OTA... still catching up with the acronyms. I'll check those forums. Thanks!
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Old 2007-04-01, 02:32 PM   #157
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You'll find that even after reading the extensive OTA forums that you're out of luck finding someone who sells a OTA STB for your HD monitor in Toronto. EBay or a trip to the U.S. is it. Unless someone knows different.
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Old 2007-04-04, 08:48 AM   #158
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Default best quality RG6 -- specifically in Toronto?

OK, so here's a question:

I've heard folks talking about using the best quality RG6 you can find. So where DO you find the best quality RG6 -- specifically in Toronto? Can anyone give me the name of a retailer that sells ultra-high-grade cables? How about Hosick?

I'd rather NOT get into attaching my own ends, if it can be avoided. I would prefer to buy ready-made cables. I need two 25' and two 2' cables.
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Old 2007-04-04, 02:26 PM   #159
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Originally Posted by sillybillybob View Post
I would prefer to buy ready-made cables. I need two 25' and two 2' cables.
Home Depot
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Old 2007-04-04, 05:46 PM   #160
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yes Home Depot and Rona have good quality connectors and cable.
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Old 2007-04-05, 09:25 AM   #161
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There are a few shops that have everything that you need (cables, connectors tools, etc). Super prices. They are located on Matheson Blvd (100m west of Dixie on the north side)
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Old 2007-04-05, 11:27 AM   #162
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HD and Rona both carry good selections for sat/ant TV stuff.
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Old 2007-04-05, 02:01 PM   #163
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Default Where to buy OTA equipment in Ottawa


I am just getting into over-the-air high-def stuff, so don't be shocked if my facts aren't all straight.

Someone at work told me that I can get CBC (Hockey) and maybe some other stations in hi-def, over-the-air in Ottawa. Does this mean 1080i or what??

First, is this true? How many stations could I get?

Second, where could I get a tuner and the right antenna?

If you know about this stuff, please pipe in. I'd like to learn all I can and do this if possible.

Thanks, Tom.
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Old 2007-04-05, 05:10 PM   #164
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Hi Tom, welcome to Digital Home. Your friend was correct, HD over-the air (OTA) in your area.
The answers to your questions are indeed found here:

The OTA Forum Knowledge Base and FAQ

This truly is required reading for newcomers. Having read the OTA Forum Knowledge Base and FAQ, you can avoid the pitfalls of asking questions in the OTA forums that are answered here already.

When you do participate in the forums you will find folks to be friendly and keen to help.

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Old 2007-04-12, 04:25 PM   #165
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Default Seeking Zenith or Philips indoor Yagi UHF antenna

Can anyone please tell me where to obtain from a Canadian supplier the much discussed (much praised?) but possibly now discontinued from further manufacture Philips or Zenith "Silver Sensor" beam (Yagi) directional mini indoor UHF antenna ?

It is described variously as the ZHDTV-1 or PHI PHDTV-1 and can be obtained for about $20 - $25 State side from places like Circuit City and Amazon.com but they both refuse to ship to Canada.
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