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For many Canadians the U.S. broadcast of the Super Bowl is preferable due to the bevy of original and entertaining commercial advertisements. Indeed, there are some people who watch the game just to see the commercials. Due to the phenomenon of simsubbing (discussed elsewhere at this site in enormous detail) the CTV network will not show the original American ads here in Canada but will substitute them with Canadian ads.

So, since the FOX Network will be broadcasting the game in the U.S., please list the FOX stations that are available OTA to Canadians for the Super Bowl.

Here in the Vancouver area the station is KCPQ-DT 13 (VHF-HI channel 13) which is thankfully a blowtorch that many people should be able to get with a strong outdoor deepest fringe antenna. It broadcasts from Tacoma, so the antenna azimuth will be in the 170° range.
 

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Super Bowl in GTA with US Commercials Over-The-Air

WUTV Fox 29 Buffalo (29-1)

Be a really cool Super Bowl party host by showing the US ads at your Super Bowl Party. The only way is to use an inexpensive antenna to pick-up the free HDTV signal coming from the transmission tower in Buffalo.

Over-the-Air TV has changed from the old days. No more fuzzy, snowy reception. With the digital change-over you can now receive crystal clear perfect HDTV reception as long as your antenna is within range of the broadcast transmitter.

To watch the Super Bowl in High Definition with the American ads in the GTA you must do the following:

Obtain a UHF antenna - even a cheap one - and a length of coax cable. You must direct the antenna toward the south (City of Buffalo). If you can run the antenna to the outside - even better. And the higher you can place it, the better. If you're using the antenna just for your Super Bowl party, try placing your antenna in second floor window or outside. If your TV is in the basement, try from down there, but you'll probably have to run the antenna up to ground level. Good quality antennas include the Channel Master 4221hd or the Channel Master 4220hd. Get your antenna early so you can ensure that you have determined the ideal placement for it before your party starts. A workable antenna can be purchased for about the price of a case of beer.

Attach the antenna to your HDTV's coax jack.

Using your TV's remote control go to Menu - Channel - Antenna (or Air) and scan channels.

The Super Bowl will be broadcast on Fox 29 Buffalo WUTV. Once scanned, you will find Fox Network on Channel 29-1. You must scan first. You cannot simply attach the antenna and tune to channel 29. The scan is an important step.

If you enjoyed the Super Bowl using Over-the-Air HDTV consider a proper permanent install of an antenna at roof height. Many in Toronto are able to obtain reliable reception of up to approximately 25-30 digital TV channels.
 

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For those of us that are out of range from Buffalo on the north shores of Lake Erie it can be viewed from Fox 66.1 WFXP-DT ( rf 22 ) Erie Pa.
 

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If you out of range of Buffalo on the eastern side use WUHF-TV FOX Rochester 31 or really east WSYT FOX 68
 

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For Kingston / Belleville Ontario and area ...

Last year, if I remember correctly, Super Bowl was on CBS, wasn't it?
So last year that would have been WWNY 7-1 or 7-2 on RF 7 / VHF hi 7 - no problem / easy to pick up usually.


Super Bowl 2011, Sunday Feb 6, 2011 6:30 PM EST

This year ... if Super Bowl is on FOX network ...
I think the options for Kingston / Belleville area will be:


1. WWNY (CBS) 7-2 SD (rf 7) Watertown, NY Standard Def re-broadcast of WNYF-LP "FOX 28" #4. below. (? I think)
[ Should be easy enough to get this one from Kingston, Belleville area ]


2. WSYT-DT "FOX 68". 68-1 (rf 19) Syracuse, NY "Digital Full-Power - 621 kW"
[ Syracuse far off ... but receivable, some receive it w/good setup depending on conditions. I believe I can get this one most times. ]


3. WUHF-TV "FOX 31" Rochester, NY 31-x (rf 28) "Digital Full-Power - 320 kW"
[ Rochester, also a bit far off ... but some receive it. ]


4. WNYF-LP "FOX 28" 28-1 (rf 35) - Watertown, NY. "Low power Class-A - 2.61 kW"

PrinceLH said:
Being low power makes WNYF RF35 look viable in good weather, but once the weather gets bad, it won't be available. I wish that WWNY would be granted a high power licence for WNYF.
tlamothe said:
Syracuse is hit and miss in the winter time for me. Point a little east and you'll get Fox in HD from Watertown on the Low power WNYF 28-1 (35).

Canadian Cable co and Canadian Sim-Subs - Go take a hike!
 

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We'll be catching the game here north of Smiths Falls on FOX WNYF 28-1 out of Watertown, NY. Usually comes in no problem if I get my rotor and CM4228 aimed just right.

Go Steelers!
 

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catching the game here north of Smiths Falls on FOX WNYF 28-1 out of Watertown, NY.
Wow! Actually picking up the low power WNYF 28-1 (FOX) directly OTA, out of Watertown NY, from Franktown? north of Smith's Falls?

I think that's pretty good.

That low power one direct - is in HD, is it?

Interested how you do tonight, Superbowl reception on this channel - reception wise - from your location - esp. if we start to get some light snow.

[ Do you receive / Can you switch to 7-2 SD on VHF 7 from your location ? ]

Enjoy ...
 

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Yeah the signal has dropped off on me this afternoon :mad:
some pixelation and dropped signals. It's been great all week dangit... It may come back here yet. Sunday nights always seem to be bad signals for me for some reason on 28-1 and 28-2.

I gave up on trying to get VHF 7-1 and 7-2 due to my UHF antenna set up. I may look into another antenna to put up there so I can get channel 7. In the spring I tell myself.
 

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been watching the game on 66.1 Fox Erie been coming in good all night here in brantford, first time getting to see the multi-million dollar comercials from the US.
 

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Of the four major networks this one (14) is the hardest to lock in. Keep in mind I have an outdoor antenna that's inside due to condo regulations.

Like last year, signal was fine in morning, degraded in the afternoon and picked up for game time.
 

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Same for me James99, signal was very pixalated in the morning but from 3pm onwards the signal was flawless on WUTV 29-1. Great commercials....especially the car commercial with the Darth Vader kid. LMFAO

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SuperBowl and Condo Regs

Putting your antenna outdoors for a couple of hours during the game would likely not raise any complaints from idle minds and those with nothing else worthwhile to do.

And if you want to get clever, most people wouldn't recognize a square UHF antenna and could confuse it with a cloths dryer. So stick a couple of socks on it and help the illusion. The excuse if someone snaps a picture, is that you needed an emergency clothes dryer and only had it up for a couple of hours. :cool:

In the future to get around any condo regs - Here's a great illusion brought to you by folks like David Copperfield who made the Liberty statue disappear. A friend of mine painted his pizza-sized antenna box flat black and left the antenna inside. He leans it against his balcony and no one has a clue. Isn't ignorance bliss! Maybe a greater trick than David C.'s since last time I checked the statue is still there. :rolleyes:
 

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Super Bowl

I'm a total neophyte. Haven't yet decided to ditch cable, but have wanted to watch the Super Bowl commercials for years. From the forum, decided to give an RCA indoor antenna a shot only because it was all that was available at Best Buy at the last minute. Had to try 20 different locations in my living room in Oakville to get Fox (but could get all the other major stations in quite a few locations). Finally found one that brought in Fox, resting on top of a picture hanging on the wall. Still only worked if a piece of cardboard wrapped in aluminum foil was touching the amplifier, but ... it did work and I did see the U.S. feed for the big game.

Love the forum and may make the final leap in the summer. Thanks for all the tips everyone posts.
 
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