Hi VINA,VINAMA said:My location is LASALLE on SW of montreal.
Hello, analog TV broadcasts in what we now call 480i, which tends to look pretty fuzzy as you show it on bigger and bigger screens. OTA delivers analog TV as clean as can be, especially if you compare the picture quality to Satellite companies, who are known to compress their signals to the point that they look horrible on big screens.Astralmind said:1) For analog TV, would this card + decent indoor antenna (I live on the second floor and could install the antenna right in front of a window) improve the PQ over the pretty bad Sanyo 27" (with cheap antenna)?
Fortunately we have some good info for the Montreal area already in this thread, including another person from Lasalle, so that should help to give you an idea of what to expect. We are still in the early days of DTV so your input and results will be helping many others in the near future too.Astralmind said:2) For HDTV OTA, without getting in complicated setups (big outdoor etc..) which channel can I expect to be able to tune in (both local and US) ? Is it worth it right now?
I live in Montreal (Lasalle) too. I got an indoor antenna from canadian tire 20$ and I can get 2 channel in DTV (2.1 and 6.1 CBC and SRC ) no channel from USastralmind said:2) For HDTV OTA, without getting in complicated setups (big outdoor etc..) which channel can I expect to be able to tune in (both local and US) ? Is it worth it right now ?
The PBS-HD we currently receive is from Plattsburgh, not Burlington. It is possible that you might not receive it in Repentigny since Mt. Royal might be blocking the view to Lyon Mountain (where WCFE broadcasts from). However, I think you should be fine for the other Burlington HD channels since they will be from Mt. Mansfield, directly south-east of you with a clear line-of-sight. You will need an outdoor antenna though.Jackmicro said:Astralmind: From Repentigny (east of Montreal), I get CBC and SRC with typical cheap rabbit ears antenna. If you enjoy hockey, you will like the fact that CBC broadcasts Leafs games every saturday in stunning HD (past saturday was Montreal vs Toronto, great game, great HD showcase).
Some people have been able to get PBS-HD from Burlington within the Montreal area, I'm not able to get the signal. I heard great things about CM 4228 antenna, i'll wait until more US network channels are available in VT before committing 200$ for this antenna.
1. Those channels are regular SD channelskungfu said:22, 33 and 44 are HD (or at least they say they are ex, Fox NFL etc..). CBC is supposed to be too. I don't have a decoder for HD yet but the analogue reception is great.