There is no special type of "HD Antenna", but the better/higher/bigger it is the more reception you will get. Usually a roof mounted CM 4228 will get you on your way. Rabbit ears could work if you're close enough to the transmitter, but your needs really depends on your location.kenw said:What kind of antenna is required to get OTA HD signals? Can I just use indoor rabbit ears or do I need a big outdoor mast?
This thread should help:kenw said:Does anyone know what are the OTA HD channels we can get in the Vancouver area? Can the US (Seattle/Bellingham) stations be received OTA?
I'm beginning to really doubt that now. The CBC strike might cause a delay, but I sure hope not. Kenw: you can find lots of info here in the OTA Forum regarding Lower Mainland OTA reception.Sarke said:CBC HD is scheduled to start transmitting in September in Vancouver.
Sorry, I didn't have topic subscription on. There's quite a few trees south of me but I'm somewhat on a small hill. I'm in a house though. Sounds like I don't have a good chance.stampeder said:Any groves of large trees to the south of you? Are you in an apartment a few floors up?
Cool I will let you guys know how it works out. Most likely next weekend when it arrives in the mail. From reading the posts looks like geting the seattle networks are out of the question for now. At least for a constant picture. So I wouldn't even try to get an attic antenna. At first I was going to use a AntennasDirect DB-2 or a Winegard Square Shooter. I am right in my thinking. I am hoping my little indoor silver sensor that sits on my set will get me CTV.stampeder said:You should have no trouble getting CIVT-DT on 33.1...
This tells me that with CTV-DT's peashooter ERP added to probable multipath issues in your area (lots of different sized buildings) your ATSC tuner cannot get a lock on CTV-DT with an indoor antenna. I would be shocked if it was any sort of rain fade problem from where you are. Have you tried walking the antenna around your place looking for a sweet spot?iluvhockey said:...but when I tried it I could not pick-up CTV 33-1, only analog stations.
There are 7 HD channels through shaw cable as far as I know. If you can, try to take advantage of those OTA signals. You might have better luck than I am (new westminster).kerbkrawler said:Hi All
I just scanned through and I'm thinking I'm only going to be good for HD Cable
With an unobstructed view of Mt. Seymour to the north you are very fortunate, but since they won't allow you an antenna outside I would suggest trying to mount a small outdoor antenna indoors: the Wade-Delhi SL-4BT might look odd to someone outside looking directly at it hanging in a window indoors, but hardly anyone would notice it unless they knew it was there. You might even be able to close a curtain behind it so nobody inside sees it either. See my previous posts in this thread about that antenna option.kerbkrawler said:Any suggestions what, if anything, would work for me and my LCD HDTV?
A true OTA believer! Welcome here and to OTA DTV.OTAuser said:Hi all; Location: Vancouver, Mount Pleasant area... ...I would like to upgrade to HDTV from my present CRT TV (just a regular 4:3 TV). I have always used OTA for my TV viewing. Always...
Presently I find CTV-HD's wow factor to be quite high, and mrs. stampeder absolutely agrees. Any of the mainstream U.S. "big network" shows on CTV are telecast in true HD and the picture and audio quality are glorious, far exceeding our BEV HD feeds of the same shows. Some alleged "HD" programming like Corner Gas makes me really wonder if CTV knows what that term means, and there are already threads here at DHC that discuss that so we won't get into that here.OTAuser said:how much true HD content is CTV-HD broadcasting from Mt. Seymour... ...I mean content that was shot in HD, transmitted in HD... ...And, do you go "wow" when you tune in?