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The antenna I found the best for me was a Silver Sensor clone. Terk makes a simple and an amplified one. Google the antenna name to make sure you are getting the right one. The amplified one worked a little better for me. I had one of these when I lived in a house as well as now in a high rise. I believe it is called a Terk HDTVa antenna pro. I had an unamplified similar antenna like it which came with my All in Wonder HD card for my computer, and it still works after all these years. I was able to pick up locals and Bellingham Channels with it. You may have a chance at them if you are far enough west.
 

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You guys are awesome. There are so many different antennas. I was looking for a specific one to try. Thanks. Going to try the terk.
 

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Channels maybe? Maybe not?

Oh so I have some information and what I think I found with an indoor antenna. But now I'm not sure how I get to the channel or view the channels I think were scanned? Help anyone, much appreciated.

I connected coax to the back of my TV. Did an auto scan. Found 6 channels I think. I checked the signal strength and all six appear to be around 65-75 on strength.

2-1, 8-1, 17-1, 22-2, 26-1, 32-1

But since its coax only I need something for sound /video?

Sorry for all the questions but seems maybe I get some stations?

Thanks u!
 

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Actually never mind. Had to figure out my home theatre setup and inputs. I am getting signal now on 6 channels. The antenna isn't even near my east facing window. Pretty interesting. I'll move the antenna closer to the window etc and see if it makes a difference. As well I need to connect an audio source.

Cheers.

I do need an audio cable correct? The coax only brings video?
 

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You connect an audio cable (usually TOSLink/Optical) from the back of the TV to the audio system in order to hear the audio from the OTA channels externally. You then need to go into the TV menus for audio and tell the TV that you're using external audio/speakers, not the TV's internal speakers.

You should already have audio on the TV if the TV speakers are turned on.
 

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Oh cool. Thanks. I'll switch the tv speakers to ON.

I'll also try moving the antenna to the window. *shrug* maybe I'll get another channel or two .
 

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Try pointing West, and rescan (and check the results), then try pointing south and rescan (and check the results)to see if it is possible to get any other channels if you have a window in either of those directions you will get the best results. You will lose some channels each time you do this. If you find different channels then try pointing somewhere in between to see if you can get both. 22.2 is a standard definition version of Global. If you can get the antenna in different windows you will get different results (usually stronger). I get 18 channels if I point West, that brings in channels like CHEK Victoria, and the Bellingham and a few others, you may still get the Vancouver channels in from the side which are much stronger (I get them all if I point in the West and a little south, but I am higher up and further inland so my results will be different).
 

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Awww ya unfortunately my apartment window faces east :(. But I'll try moving it closer to the window. Trial and error.

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Out of curiosity how has the signal for CBC English (CBUT-DT) moving to Ch 35 impacted you? Has the signal strength gone up, down or stayed the same?
 
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