Some tuners will reconfigure to the old numbers but not all. Are you getting SUNTV on 15 or 66? 15 is same signal as 66 but from a Hamilton repeater. Your pixilization is due to signal strength and you may need extra help to bring in the Toronto stations.
CBC is the only station that comes in from Toronto.
You say 'need some extra help' to get these channels. What can i do to boost this signal. I don't think a new antenna is necessary, the one i have must be doing a fairly good job, i think its more i just have a weak tuner.
also, usually, our antenna signal goes to a splitter, and sent to 5 different locations around the house.
i disconnected the splitter, and sent the antenna signal straight to my computer, and this boosted all my signal strengths. CBC came up to 70%, and ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, UPN all become 100%. It also boosted FOX to 60%
this also put CTV 40 at about 8%, whereas i never got it at all before. 24 would lock in for a second, and then fall out again.
The problem is, we still need our antenna for all the TVs in the house. Is there a way to SPLIT THE ANTENNA WITHOUT QUALITY LOSS?
I agree with Yaamon that you should be getting better signal than you are. Some questions:
Is the antenna very old or maybe weather-beaten? I suggest doing a visual inspection up there if it is safe, or with some binoculars from the ground as needed. Corrosion, bent or broken elements, loose connectors, etc. can really degrade signal.
Is it possible to test for signal using just the closest TV to the antenna without the other ones connected? It might be that your signal is not strong enough to drive your internal gear, and requires a preamp as said before, or maybe a distribution amplifier inside. Testing on one TV would give a good idea of what's really coming in.
I am having a difficult time convincing my neighbour that my CM 4228 mounted on a 30 ft tower is not causing his Sympatico High Speed connection failures. Apparently Bell has been working to fix the problem for a few months and wanted to know if my "high powered" device was making havoc with the neighbourhood. "Can't believe it's just a regular UHF antenna...doesn't look like one!"
I couldn't suggest what the source of his problem would be, since my Sympatico DSL works like a charm. And, I'm sure not go to let him in to see the "stuff" at the other end of all those cables.
Good luck neighbour!!!
My HDTV has a built in HD ATSC tuner and I am going to get a Zenith ZHDTV1 UHF indoor antenna which receives HD. Will I be able to receive the HDTV OTA and will my TV display it?
Also, my TV has a built in DirecTV receiver, I dont know if that helps. Also where would I plug the coax cable from the antenna into? One of ports where I plug my digital cable into labelled Antenna or the satelite part of the directv tuner?
You would take the Uhf antenna cable and put it in your hdtv digital antenna input and then scan for the new channels... ...By the way what tv do you have, never seen a tv with a built in Directv sat receiver with HD. Is that new ?
wbastien, this thread is for discussing your OTA reception results, but your questions about Digital and HDTV resolution, screen shape, etc. are answered in the DHC FAQs, and you can discuss them in the HDTV Discussion Forum here at DHC if you wish:
ok here are my results, btw for some reason I am receiving chanels 4 and 7.. which i thought was impossible because I have a UHF antenna.. nothing shows up anyways.
Using a Zenith Silver Sensor Antenna
Channel 65-3 FOX. (watched American Idol and House is next in HD. Beautiful!)
Channel 78-3 TCT (some christian chat network.. no idea.)
Channel 83-4 WIVB CBS (cuts out sometimes)
Channel 84-1 WGRZ NBC
Channel 89-3 ABC
Channel 90-4 CBS (this one doesnt cut out)
Channel 94-2 WNED PBS (beautiful picture on this network.)
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