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Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   Yesterday, 05:06 PM
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Posted By frisbeepilot
Yes, been using it for years. Has some good...

Yes, been using it for years. Has some good movies and documentaries, including some older ones. Lots of stuff on there that I'm not interested in (but the same could be said for Netflix). It inserts...
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2019-10-28, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 542,548
Posted By frisbeepilot
Yes, it's the amplified one; the HDTVa is...

Yes, it's the amplified one; the HDTVa is amplified, but the HDTVi isn't.

It's great that you have a southwest-facing window. Should be great for picking up all those Buffalo signals sailing...
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2019-10-27, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 542,548
Posted By frisbeepilot
Hey there, cold-canuck... I'm not too far from...

Hey there, cold-canuck... I'm not too far from you (on Bayview south of Davisville), living on the third floor of a small apartment building. My living room window faces west, and I've had a Terk...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2019-10-06, 11:34 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 339,787
Posted By frisbeepilot
Yeah, Ion is coming in pretty clearly... although...

Yeah, Ion is coming in pretty clearly... although I must say I'm not much of a fan of shows such as NCIS and the like, but that's what they seem to show 24/7. Ah well.
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-08-14, 05:44 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 112,959
Posted By frisbeepilot
The Jays aren't alone, being exclusively on...

The Jays aren't alone, being exclusively on cable. My favourite team, the Detroit Tigers, is exclusively on a local cable channel (Fox Sports Detroit) -- and they aren't even owned by the company...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-08-13, 01:04 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 112,959
Posted By frisbeepilot
A game on City means a game not on Sportsnet,...

A game on City means a game not on Sportsnet, which is one of the main reasons people get cable (also possibly from Rogers). A buddy of mine works in the control room for some of those broadcasts;...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-07-29, 12:12 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 126,897
Posted By frisbeepilot
Been playing around with the new channels this...

Been playing around with the new channels this morning (I'm in midtown Toronto using an indoor Terk antenna)... CBS/CW are now really tricky to pull in, despite being the strongest channels from...
Forum: Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone   2019-05-26, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By frisbeepilot
I've been a TekSavvy customer for about four...

I've been a TekSavvy customer for about four years now, generally happy with them. Just checked their prices now -- yikes! They're considerably higher than what I'm paying. So much for deals for new...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2019-05-09, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 339,787
Posted By frisbeepilot
Shoot. I can't get WKBW very well here but WIVB...

Shoot. I can't get WKBW very well here but WIVB comes in strong, and I enjoyed watching Laff on occasion. Ah well.
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2019-04-30, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 321,546
Posted By frisbeepilot
TOTVBuff, I live near Bayview and Davisville and...

TOTVBuff, I live near Bayview and Davisville and have an indoor Terk HDTVa antenna, and had a similar problem to what you're describing with CBC for years.

I finally managed to figure out that the...
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2019-04-27, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1,142
Views: 95,664
Posted By frisbeepilot
Heck, I live near Bayview and Davisville and I...

Heck, I live near Bayview and Davisville and I have trouble picking up Star Ray most of the time.
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-04-22, 12:43 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 126,897
Posted By frisbeepilot
Alas, a link for this appears nowhere on the...

Alas, a link for this appears nowhere on the website that the station itself suggests viewers read. And the "Changes" tab that article alludes to is also not on the CTV Toronto page. Sheesh.
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-04-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 126,897
Posted By frisbeepilot
I saw the crawl on CFTO last night as well. I...

I saw the crawl on CFTO last night as well. I went to the website toronto.ctvnews.ca and scoured the front page a couple of times, and saw zero information about the frequency change.
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2019-04-13, 09:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,674
Posted By frisbeepilot
Major League Baseball doesn't let radio stations'...

Major League Baseball doesn't let radio stations' websites broadcast games freely. That said, I've subscribed to Gameday Audio for the last ten years or so, and at US$20 a year for every game for...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-02-04, 10:36 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 126,897
Posted By frisbeepilot
I've taken a look at FreeView and often wondered...

I've taken a look at FreeView and often wondered why we don't have that sort of thing here. Would the population density of the UK vs. Canada, or even comparatively-dense southern Ontario, be the...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2018-09-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,151
Posted By frisbeepilot
I cut the cord about five years ago. Not an...

I cut the cord about five years ago. Not an illegal streamer.

But, to the original question... antennas are cheap and there aren't any monthly costs. Depending on where you are, you might be able...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2018-06-18, 11:56 PM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 321,546
Posted By frisbeepilot
I live in midtown Toronto, and Global has been...

I live in midtown Toronto, and Global has been weird for me the past couple of days. On the weekend it was showing me a signal but was black; no station info or anything. Today 41-1 works fine...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2018-04-03, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,166
Posted By frisbeepilot
Depending on where you live, you can pull in...

Depending on where you live, you can pull in various digital over-the-air subchannels such as Antenna TV from US broadcast channels. There are a few out there and they have stuff going all the way...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2018-02-26, 12:32 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 321,546
Posted By frisbeepilot
I've had this too, over the past few years on CBC...

I've had this too, over the past few years on CBC (and it's been particularly bad with hockey games, or anytime there's a lot of motion on the screen). I live about 8 km NNE of the CN Tower, and I...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2018-02-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 859
Views: 223,396
Posted By frisbeepilot
I don't know, bev fan, I see new antennas popping...

I don't know, bev fan, I see new antennas popping up all the time. And several people I work with are using antennas, either indoor or outdoor, along with a few friends of mine. Granted, all the...
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2018-01-28, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3,169
Views: 644,321
Posted By frisbeepilot
You're confusing "virtual channel" (the number...

You're confusing "virtual channel" (the number you see) with the frequency at which a station is actually broadcasting. For example, CBC in Toronto has a virtual channel of 5 (so people who got it...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2017-10-24, 07:54 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 96,957
Posted By frisbeepilot
A couple of hours after posting my original...

A couple of hours after posting my original message, I noticed that TVO (19-1 in Toronto anyway) was back to normal.
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2017-10-23, 09:04 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 96,957
Posted By frisbeepilot
Has anyone else been having trouble getting...

Has anyone else been having trouble getting program (or any) information on TVO from the CN Tower (RF 19)?
Forum: Antenna Research & Development   2017-10-13, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,931
Posted By frisbeepilot
Terk Trinity indoor antenna

I've seen this indoor antenna advertised in a couple of places:

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/terk-trinity-tritva-indoor-antenna,review-3211.html

It's a little different in terms of design, in...
Forum: Apple Computing   2017-10-13, 06:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,257
Posted By frisbeepilot
At home I use Linux 95% of the time and Windows...

At home I use Linux 95% of the time and Windows 5% of the time.

Firefox is great in that it's extremely customizable -- you can put parts on, take them off, and rearrange them how you want to....
Forum: Windows Computing   2017-04-24, 12:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,637
Posted By frisbeepilot
I saw this on a TED talk a few months ago, but...

I saw this on a TED talk a few months ago, but I'll paraphrase:

With VOIP, the phone calls they make are essentially free from anywhere in the world. So, the thing that costs them money is the...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2017-02-15, 07:32 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 96,957
Posted By frisbeepilot
Well, growing up in a small town in Lambton...

Well, growing up in a small town in Lambton County that didn't have cable, I would've been in that so-called 1%. (Makes me sound elite, eh?)

This whole transmitter shutdown thing is ridiculous....
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2017-01-16, 07:04 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 176,515
Posted By frisbeepilot
I'm on the third floor of an apartment building...

I'm on the third floor of an apartment building near Bayview and Eglinton, and I have the same problem with buses going past on the street below, with Buffalo signals. I have a Terk HDTVa, and it's...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2016-11-13, 09:15 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 96,957
Posted By frisbeepilot
Without a word of a lie, I had TVO (Toronto,...

Without a word of a lie, I had TVO (Toronto, 19.1) on just a minute ago and it was just fine; I put the TV remote down to type something to that effect on here, and TVO blinked off. Getting a decent...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2016-07-25, 05:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 38,970
Posted By frisbeepilot
I have both Chromecast and Global Go on my iPod...

I have both Chromecast and Global Go on my iPod Touch; not exactly a fan of watching an hour-long TV show on a very small screen. So, I clicked on the "Send Feedback" button on the app and asked if...
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