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Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2015-12-17, 11:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 20,238
Posted By Schmerpy
Yeah, but CTV2 35 isn't receivable to a large...

Yeah, but CTV2 35 isn't receivable to a large part of the GTA, such as in Markham. Would be nice to have a CTV2 broadcast that's useable. We can't get any of them here. Maybe if you pointed a VHF...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2015-09-18, 11:13 PM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 1,169,245
Posted By Schmerpy
It seems you can buy that replacement power...

It seems you can buy that replacement power supply from Channel Master. (0747)

It claims to be 18VDC, but I tested it with a multimeter and it read 11.99 VDC, or exactly the 12VDC the amplifier...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2015-09-17, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 1,169,245
Posted By Schmerpy
I call my dad's preamp Titan 1, but maybe it...

I call my dad's preamp Titan 1, but maybe it isn't. It's only 5 years old or so - a 7778. But it's the previous version with separate VHF and UHF inputs and a 12VDC power supply that looks like a...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2015-09-16, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 1,169,245
Posted By Schmerpy
I could, but my father lives 400km away from me...

I could, but my father lives 400km away from me and I'm only there once every few weeks.

Cables I'm using are brand new, so I don't think they're contributing to the problem.

I have this unused...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2015-09-09, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 1,169,245
Posted By Schmerpy
The old power supply has worn coaxial connectors...

The old power supply has worn coaxial connectors and the signal drops out if the connectors get flexed.

I tried resoldering the connectors to the PCB of the power supply, but the problem seems to...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2015-09-07, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 1,169,245
Posted By Schmerpy
My father has an original CM Titan 7778 preamp on...

My father has an original CM Titan 7778 preamp on his antenna. The power supply is now flaking out. It appears to be 12VDC.

I have a Titan 2 power supply I am not using, but it is labeled 15VDC....
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2015-07-11, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 1,169,245
Posted By Schmerpy
As an update, I replaced my Channelmaster CM7778...

As an update, I replaced my Channelmaster CM7778 with the AD Juice recently.

While it may offer performance that is technically superior to the CM, I saw no observable difference in performance. ...
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2015-06-18, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2,418
Views: 645,583
Posted By Schmerpy
Interesting, because you're actually quite close...

Interesting, because you're actually quite close to it in St Catherines!
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2015-06-15, 11:30 PM
Replies: 2,418
Views: 645,583
Posted By Schmerpy
WGRZ? I live near 14th and 9th line. Had my...

WGRZ?

I live near 14th and 9th line. Had my setup installed 3 years ago and have had few problems and quite consistent reception. dB4E on the roof with CM7778 -> 150 feet of cable and a bunch of...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2015-04-30, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 1,169,245
Posted By Schmerpy
Got my AD Juice in the box from tigerdirect.ca...

Got my AD Juice in the box from tigerdirect.ca today.

Right off the top, I'm not happy. For one of the most expensive preamps on the market, it comes stamped on the package "Made in China". I...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2015-04-23, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 319,537
Posted By Schmerpy
Same problem here. My Tablo missed all recordings...

Same problem here. My Tablo missed all recordings on City yesterday.
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2015-04-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 1,169,245
Posted By Schmerpy
Thanks for all the responses. The knowledge in...

Thanks for all the responses. The knowledge in this forum is impressive. I'm an electrical engineer and I need to read some of these responses carefully to absorb it all!
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2015-04-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 1,169,245
Posted By Schmerpy
Based on the feedback I got in this forum, I...

Based on the feedback I got in this forum, I simplified my antenna setup. My television setup is now dB4e->CM7778->150 feet cable-> four way splitter. I will run a separate cable for my FM antenna...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2015-04-16, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 1,169,245
Posted By Schmerpy
That is an aluminum eavestrough. Those are real...

That is an aluminum eavestrough. Those are real bricks, but I've not seen iron rebar in residential bricks around here!

The roof will soon be replaced with an aluminum roof, which is what started...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2015-04-16, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 1,169,245
Posted By Schmerpy
My whip: https://db.tt/z1AzbQLv

My whip:

https://db.tt/z1AzbQLv
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2015-04-15, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 1,169,245
Posted By Schmerpy
Is this AD clearstream juice actually available...

Is this AD clearstream juice actually available to buy anywhere? I only see it direct from AD, and they don't ship to Canada.
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2015-04-15, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 1,169,245
Posted By Schmerpy
:) If life were that simple. All of my other...

:) If life were that simple. All of my other stations come from the same direction and we have PVRs in the house, etc. I can't justify flipping my antenna around and dropping everything else just...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2015-04-15, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 1,169,245
Posted By Schmerpy
Let me clarify: the CKVR signal arrives at my...

Let me clarify: the CKVR signal arrives at my dB4e at its backside (assuming it is there), but I have never been able to tune it on my televisions.
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2015-04-14, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 1,169,245
Posted By Schmerpy
Unfortunately, I have never seen any sign of any...

Unfortunately, I have never seen any sign of any of the CTV2 stations in Markham, not CKVR and not CHCJ. They have broadcasters everywhere except in Toronto, which is bizarre.

The FM stations I...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2015-04-14, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 1,169,245
Posted By Schmerpy
My postal code is L3S 4G3. The only VHF...

My postal code is L3S 4G3.

The only VHF station I need is CTV 9 and it is a STRONG station coming off the CN Tower. Does that mean I don't have to worry about FM interference if I use a 7777...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2015-04-13, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 1,169,245
Posted By Schmerpy
I'm using a Channel Master distribution amp - I...

I'm using a Channel Master distribution amp - I for get the model. 12dB gain.

Without it, I lose channels when I split. I split to about 6 devices, so there is lots of splitting going on. I'll...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2015-04-13, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 1,169,245
Posted By Schmerpy
AntennaCraft 10G222 or Winegard LNA-200 Boost XT for my setup?

Current setup:

AD dB4e with CM7778 -> 40 feet -> FM antenna spliced in with FM/TV antenna combiner -> 80 feet -> indoors and split to multiple devices with distribution amp.

I have the new...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2014-08-13, 10:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 18,256
Posted By Schmerpy
Well, I did purchase the 4 tuner Tablo as well as...

Well, I did purchase the 4 tuner Tablo as well as a Roku 3.

Overall, I'm very happy with it. The Tablo itself is pure awesomeness. The iPAD app is great, the Google Chrome interface is great,...
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2014-07-26, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2,418
Views: 645,583
Posted By Schmerpy
Weird. I have no problem getting CITS or CHCH...

Weird. I have no problem getting CITS or CHCH here, but as far as I am concerned, rf35 doesn't exist. In other words, operation status is off!
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2014-07-23, 01:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 18,256
Posted By Schmerpy
Interesting. Well, I spend my whole day...

Interesting.

Well, I spend my whole day messing with computers, tablets, and phones while I'm working and part of what relaxes me at night is watching television and NOT having to deal with those...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2014-07-23, 11:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 18,256
Posted By Schmerpy
Thinking about trying one of these. My main...

Thinking about trying one of these.

My main concern is my viewing experience on my HDTV.

I have a MAC mini I could hook up for this purpose, or maybe I'd consider buying an Apple TV. I have...
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2014-07-23, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2,418
Views: 645,583
Posted By Schmerpy
I thought we were going to get a power increase...

I thought we were going to get a power increase on one or more of the CTV2 transmitters scattered around the GTA, but I still get nothing here in Markham. Still the only Canadian network I cannot...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2014-07-23, 10:31 AM
Replies: 980
Views: 319,488
Posted By Schmerpy
I've been using the CM7000PAL for about 3-4 years...

I've been using the CM7000PAL for about 3-4 years now.

The DVR+ looks interesting. My biggest daily complaint about the 7000 is just the sluggish user interface and program guide that scrolls at...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2014-02-28, 08:36 PM
Replies: 980
Views: 319,488
Posted By Schmerpy
Thanks, everyone. I'll try that. It's sad,...

Thanks, everyone. I'll try that.

It's sad, isn't it? That the best DVR out there is full of bugs that the manufacturer has refused to fix.
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2014-02-25, 09:22 PM
Replies: 980
Views: 319,488
Posted By Schmerpy
How do you get the 7000PAL to acquire the time...

How do you get the 7000PAL to acquire the time automatically after you have set it manually?
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