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  1. Hi

    New Member Forum - Introductions
    Hello I'm Christine...I am looking to break free from cable and find alternate entertainment. For example right now I am looking for the best indoor antenna to buy. I live in Grimsby. Any ideas?
  2. Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television
    Plex, the DVR for cord cutters The Plex DVR is in beta now for Plex Pass members and works with HDHomeRun Connect/Extend tuners. I won't have time to give it a whirl until late Sept, but if anyone else gets it going, please share your thoughts here.
  3. Items for Sale
    I have an Antennas Direct DB-8 (NOT the new DB8e, it's the previous generation 8 bay) I am no longer using. It is in pristine condition. Asking $50 or best offer. I also have some extra OTA parts (masts, mounts, Winegard FM antenna) I may throw into the deal if you might need them. Results...
  4. AM/ FM, Internet Radio and Music Industry
    My Sirius radio signal cut out last week in the middle of the day, while working. I thought it was a faulty antenna, so I ordered a new one from eBay. In the meantime, I decided it was time for a new boombox anyway, so I picked up the new one with a Starmate 8. I hooked it up at home, worked...
  5. Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television
    When I put my antenna up a while ago, my installer was concerned about a large condo building (34 stories) that is 2.7 km downrange (measured on Google Earth) dead center in the path to a transmitter over 100 km away. It appears that the installer was correct. This station has been my "problem...
  6. Industry News
    Over-the-Air (OTA) television signals, sometimes referred to as terrestrial or conventional television signals, are radio waves transmitted from high towers to aerials mounted on homes or to small set top antennas. While virtually left for dead ten years ago, OTA television has had a...
  7. Antenna Research & Development
    I've been reading this forum a lot in the past few weeks and I decided to build a double Gray-Hoverman antenna I will be using the plan for each one from Question 1 There are 2 units on the plans that I don't know what ther refer to : D &...
  8. HDTV: High Definition Television (LCD & Plasma)
    Hello, Is anyone familiar with the Samsung LN40C610 or similar models (e.g. LNxxx630) of LCDs? I am using a simple indoor antenna to receive OTA signals. Occasionally, when attempting to view a poor signal strength channel, the TV displays "Mode not supported" and becomes slow and unresponsive...
  9. Antenna Research & Development
    Any one have any Idea how to bench test an antennas performance. I am constantly have problems figuring out which config is better for a given situation. Other than walking about with some sort of receiver how can I test my antenna? I own a scope but do not have a clue how to use it. Ian
  10. Antenna Research & Development
    Sorry for being slightly off topic, but... It's been mentioned in the past that those old Look-TV antennas cannot be used for OTA, which is understandable. However, I was looking to build a WiFi biquad dish antenna to enhance my wireless signal, when I realized that I still had an old Look TV...
  11. Bell Mobility, Solo and Virgin Mobile
    I installed my hub yesterday. My location is near Belwood Lake. Good high speed internet is my goal. We are beyond the reach of DSL and cable. First impression? I really like this service and suspect that it's the way of the future for rural folk. My problem is a weak signal; two, sometimes...
  12. Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television
    I was thinking about putting up an OTA setup for my father in Prince Edward County. Looking at the TVFool of my father's home, I wished it was mine. Then I realized it could be. I regularly watch my TV remotely using eyetv and sling media. Has anyone actually implemented a remote antenna/htpc...
  13. OTA Reception Results
    Getting started. I live just north of the Racetrack/Casino, Quinn Rd I have lived with rabbit ears for years and want to upgrade to an outside antenna system for 3 TVs picking up as much UHF and VHF signals as possible to start with. By living with cheap rabbit ears running two TVs for years, I...
  14. Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television
    Since the unmentionable word is approaching, what could I expect will happen to the reception of my attic setup when my roof is covered with snow? I know that my sat dish don't do that well when covered with wet snow, but that is at a higher frequency. What is the effect in the VHF and UHF bands?
  15. Antenna Research & Development
    What is the best GH antenna for Cambridge, Ontario that I should build?
  16. Antenna Research & Development
    I recently dismantled a tower, and its gear...The gear included this very large, long antenna... 1. What type is this 2. Can this, or should this be reused 3. What channels is it for Also I got this rusted bow-tie, it is very small, and...
  17. HDTV: High Definition Television (LCD & Plasma)
    New TV, new to OTA, need an antenna....many questions, help! I live in a ground floor condo in Toronto 2.2km from the CN tower facing almost due west (290 degrees). There are no obstructions immediately outside my window as there is a park just outside my building and then another larger...
  18. Antenna Research & Development
    Hi Stampeder, I think that it would be nice to have links in the table for these antennas or their computer models. For example I have been unable to find the M-4. Thanks, --John
  19. Antenna Research & Development
    The Gray-Hoverman Single and Double Bay UHF AntennasThis is the original Gray-Hoverman antenna, as refined from the original Hoverman designs by member Autofils. Generally most people will want to build one of these models. They provide exceptional performance across the entire post-transitional...
  20. OTA Reception Results
    Great so finally wnyo is up. Cant comment on reception as Iam away in the Virgin Island for till Dec 7th. ;) Is this dedication away and still posting. :)