Nice to have you here! Today was my first contact with Winnipeggers (Hairball in another thread and yourself) about DTV there so we're all learning about reception there together.genx said:Sorry I am new here! About three hours.
First of all you will require an ATSC tuner. Regular TVs have NTSC tuners, but if you take your time and go through some of the other threads here you'll get an idea of what is required for HD OTA. Here's a conversation I had with a fellow in Victoria that might be helpful to explain some things:genx said:How can I determine if the broadcast is HD?
In Canada we have 2 government bodies that supervise broadcasting: Industry Canada handles the technical stuff, and the CRTC handles the political stuff (license approvals, etc.) while you and I are stuck trying to make sense of what they're saying. IC's database is accurate and trustworthy, so if you see a station in your area that shows zeroes its usually a sign that the CRTC has not yet approved the license or that the station has not applied yet. Something you could try is emailing the stations in question and ask them what their DTV plans are. If you get an informative response, please post it in the stickied thread for your area.genx said:Also if no output power is indicated, does that mean that the station is offline?
Marc the CBCster here at DHC disputes my info somewhat but my source is in transmissions so I believe it to be true. OTOH we all know how long all this will take so no breath holding by anyone OK?stampeder said:DHCer birdman says a CBC staff person has told him that CBC Winnipeg is now loading up on HD gear:
Here's a thread with more info on using the BEV 6100 for OTA:kymics said:Didn't know that about the 6100 but it doesn't surprise me.
I have read lots about OTA. I have a HDTV with built in ATSC tuner and know that I will need an outdoor antenna.Here are the digital stations from Minot, ND:
KMCY-DT 15 (ABC)
KMOT-DT 58 (NBC)
KXMC-DT 45 (CBS)
KXND-DT 24 (FOX)
KSRE-DT 40 (PBS)