hi, i just thought i'd update my situation.
I got my CM4228 up. The signal is a bit stronger but not all that great.
The clearest channel so far is 2 (ctv), with 5 (cbc) being the next. I get 2 U.S. stations right now, 8 (abc) and 10 (cbs). I know there is 4, which is NBC i do believe, but the t.v. isn't picking it up. I also get 12 (global) 20/28 (tvo) 26 (cbc french) and 38 (CH).
I ended up having to get a transformer locally, since it wasn't shipped and trying to get it was a bit of a hassle and would have taken longer.
The antenna is up about 15' and has some trees obscuring it's path, so that could be a reason why the picture isn't 'perfectly clear'. I also am using my old coax cable i got when i had B.E.V., and my cable is pretty long too. I'm not sure if that could be an issue too.
I think i'll wait to see what kind of reception i get with the U.S. channels come feb. 2009 before i look into improving the signal.
I do have a question too...
when the analogue signal goes digital, will the signal be either a clear picture, or no picture kind of thing, as oppose to the way the signal quality diminishes with an analogue signal?