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post #931 of 944 (permalink) Old 2011-09-01, 05:48 PM
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I was getting CBC in St. John's off of the alternate transmitter (CH 12) and Ch 8 was flakey. I could get the signal and see the picture on CH 8, but it was really snowy. With the switch it went completely to snow on me . I thought because I could get the signal somewhat that I would be able to pull it in. It was no worse than the NTV signal could be and I get it crystal clear now. Not happy to be losing my CBC.
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post #932 of 944 (permalink) Old 2011-09-01, 05:53 PM
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Then be sure to politely tell CBC how you feel. They need to know how many antenna viewers there really are!
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post #933 of 944 (permalink) Old 2011-09-01, 05:55 PM
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And let the CRTC know, too. They get more complaints about the loudness of commercials than about people losing CBC OTA.
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post #934 of 944 (permalink) Old 2011-09-01, 07:03 PM
 
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Wow!!!!!! CBC Windsor local news is totally 'hi def'.
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post #935 of 944 (permalink) Old 2011-09-01, 07:55 PM
 
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So CBC London post transition channel 23 is one the air - barely. The signal now looks like I am in a fringe area, granted I do have some challenges with the building next but why did they even bother to keep this transmitter alive. Please just turn it off its an embarassment that you would try to serve a city of 300,000+ with such crappy service. The CMA is closer to 500,000 and its doubtful that the signal would even extend to cover all of the CMA now. And channel 53, the french service barely registers. If I hold the antenna if the right direction I can tell there is a signal there and sort of tell through the static that is not English.

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post #936 of 944 (permalink) Old 2011-09-01, 09:18 PM
 
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[QUOTE=Pengwyn72;1311167]With the switch it went completely to snow on me .

Just to be sure, you do have a DTV compatible TV right? You should probably seeing a "weak signal" message of some sort, rather than just snow.. either way, glad to know there are people out there using OTA and channel 12 especially. I do plan to contact CBC once things settle.
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post #937 of 944 (permalink) Old 2011-09-01, 09:27 PM
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Could it also be the case that the fill-in translator on Channel 13 in St. John's relied on over-the-air pickup to work? If so, that would be another reason why it's off — there is no longer any analog signal to relay.
If you consult the CBC's coverage maps, Channel 13 (shown as CBNT-37) is still listed as being operational.
http://www.cbc.radio-canada.ca/tvn/p..._TVE_NFLAB.pdf
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Holy cow that is a lot of transmitters. I wonder what does NTV have in the way of a transmission network on the island?

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post #939 of 944 (permalink) Old 2011-09-01, 11:04 PM
 
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http://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2011/2011-560.htm
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CJBR-TV Rimouski – Licence amendment

1. The Commission approves an application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to amend the broadcasting licence for the French-language television programming undertaking CJBR-TV Rimouski in order to add a post-transition digital transmitter in Rimouski. The Commission did not receive any intervention in connection with this application.
What's the story on this? Bell TV also added SRC Rimouski today.
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post #941 of 944 (permalink) Old 2011-09-02, 12:05 AM
 
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downbeat, you raise a very good point. I would hope they could have prepared for that, though. I'll give it some time before I contact them and inquire.

LONSat, yes the CBC's network of transmitters in NL amazes me. Surely many of them are serving only handfuls (if any) of homes.

NTV doesn't have that many. Check the CJON Wikipedia page for a list. Much shorter. That said, NTV probably covers more area with each of their transmitters.
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The US has gone through all of these trial & error pains, but nobody in Canada seems to be listening and learning from the US's failures and experiences. It will take Canada's broadcast industry another 2 years to learn anything from the US's DTV experience.

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CBC HD 720p thread

The issue of CBC HD switching to 720p is now in it's own thread:

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=144794



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Exclamation CBC/SRC DTV Post-Transition Status

Ongoing discussions are now continued in the following thread:

CBC/SRC DTV Post-Transition Status

This present thread will now be closed.



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