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Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2009-02-05, 12:36 PM
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Posted By Wayne
The advantage of a better antenna is that you may...

The advantage of a better antenna is that you may be able to get Buffalo stations, depending on your location. If you care about that then I would say yes, give it a try. If you don't care about...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2008-12-04, 04:51 PM
Replies: 303
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Posted By Wayne
You can get better indoor antennas - look for...

You can get better indoor antennas - look for silver sensor. But this will only help if you have HD broadcasters that are relatively local - are any channels in Ottawa broadcasting in HD yet? If...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2007-09-07, 04:46 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Wayne
Sun-TV should set up as channel 1661.

Sun-TV should set up as channel 1661.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2007-09-07, 02:07 PM
Replies: 303
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Posted By Wayne
Channel 1000 sounds weird since there is a method...

Channel 1000 sounds weird since there is a method to the numbering and 1000 shouldn't be allowed. For example, 1051 is channel 5, sub-channel 1. MCE adds 1000 to the channel number so as to not...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2007-09-06, 11:17 PM
Replies: 303
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Posted By Wayne
Sure it can - check out Peter Near's hack to...

Sure it can - check out Peter Near's hack to allow Canadians to use digital TV. It is detailed here: http://thegreenbutton.com/blogs/pnear/archive/2006/11/22/202706.aspx

It is the same method...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2006-12-06, 03:40 PM
Replies: 303
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Posted By Wayne
But this will not be a requirement in Canada: ...

But this will not be a requirement in Canada:

Just like CableCards are not required.
Just like STBs with active Firewire are not required.
Just like no deadline for analog to digital transition....
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2006-11-27, 04:40 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Wayne
I didn't really expect it to have QAM - but I...

I didn't really expect it to have QAM - but I believe I remember that some devices that weren't marketed as having QAM capabilities actually did so that is why I thought I'd give it a try.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2006-11-27, 03:47 PM
Replies: 303
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Posted By Wayne
One thing I forgot to mention with the Hauppauge...

One thing I forgot to mention with the Hauppauge PVR-950 unit. I hooked it up to my Rogers cable and did an ATSC scan and it did not find anything so it can't tune in QAM channels - unless I was...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2006-11-26, 03:54 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Wayne
Hauppauge PVR-950 USB-ATSC/NTSC tuner

This device is currently on sale at BestBuy for $89.

Initial impressions-
The install process is kind of dumb - you install the drivers, then wipe them out with something called hwclear, reboot...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2006-11-24, 10:39 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Wayne
They're generally ok about returning stuff if...

They're generally ok about returning stuff if you're not happy with it so there isn't too much risk.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2006-11-24, 10:33 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Wayne
FYI - BestBuy has the Hauppauge PVR-950 portable...

FYI - BestBuy has the Hauppauge PVR-950 portable ATSC tuner on sale for $89 this week.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2006-10-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,498
Posted By Wayne
The new Hauppauge 950 looks very similar...

The new Hauppauge 950 looks very similar http://www.hauppauge.com/pages/products/data_hvr950.html
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