Alberta OTA HD? (plus some other questions)
Does Alberta have OTA signals? I've been wondering this because in my TV Guide for my town (Lethbridge, just 2 hours south of Calgary), whenever there is a primetime show on (I have Shaw Classic Cable) it says:
i.e. 3 - CTV (7:00 p.m.) - LOST (HDTV)
i.e. 9 - GLOBAL (10:00 p.m.) - HEROES (HDTV)
(crude representation, but nonetheless)
Why does it say HDTV? Does that mean it is broadcasted in HDTV OTA(only the local channels have these kind of labels i notice)
If that is the case...
I'm using a small indoor antenna, amplified 32dbi Philips brand. Cheap, just wanted to see if this would work. Well, Lethbridge isn't that big across, I'm pretty sure I'm in range of a signal tower somewhere.
I have an LG 42PC3D Plasma HDTV. My cable output is through a coaxial cable (regular kind) and my antenna (which says, on the box, designed for HDTV broadcasts) is hooked up to the little input (same as the cable one) that says "Antenna IN".
There are about 4 different TV inputs
CATV: Cable TV (this is my regular TV for watching)
TV: Analog Antenna (I get like 6 channels, the two that are past channel 14 are kinda in crappy reception)
DTV: I don't know what this is, I think it's Digital Antenna though...
CADTV: Digital cable, I don't have this anyway.
Which one am I looking for? Do I wait for a show that is broadcasted in HD first, (like Heroes) and then do an EZ Scan for DTV channels? I haven't gotten a channel yet, but it's only been like 2 days since I got it. I tried getting a hockey game on CBC in HD, but I didn't get any DTV channels.