[mythtv-users] Anyone else in Canada with HDTV on Myth?
tom at redpepperracing.com
Wed Aug 13 03:54:54 UTC 2008
R. G. Newbury wrote:
> Craig Treleaven wrote:
>>> My understanding in this area is pretty limited still so am I correct in saying that for me to get HDTV going here the best I can get is basically higher quality analog?
>> Etiquette on this list frowns on top-posting.
>> I'm in Oakville using an HDHomerun. I get my HD via OTA--lots of people get ~20 channels with an outdoor antenna (and NO monthly fees)! I have the second tuner connected to Cogeco cable. They're nice enough to provide 30+ digital QAM channels that mirror many of the analog offerings. No HD but Family for the kids, etc.
> I'm in Clarkson just east of Oakville. I get SD analog from Rogers. NO
> QAM. They killed that last July. Instead I have a large ChannelMaster
> antenna, presently in the attic but about to go onto a pole beside the
> chimney, and an HDHomeRun for HD. I get about 20 channels but not all of
> them always. Unfortunately, the angle between the rhumb line to Grand
> Island for the US stations and the rhumb line to the CN Tower is about
> 85 degrees, so the Cdn stations get shortchanged. I may add a separate
> antenna for that, but it will mean using an amp to isolate the antennas,
> I think,
> No special firewire or IR blaster required with this setup.
> When channels are 'on' the picture is spectacular. The Olympics is
> pretty awesome in HD...
I am in Brampton, with a CM 4228 antenna on my garage, using an HDHR,
and I get 14 channels rock solid, there are a few other channels, but
nothing I care about. My antenna is pointed pretty much straight at
Grand Island ( I remounted it and guessed at the position, I guessed
right) and I get everything reliably except CFTO, for some reason. I've
never been able to get it. I agree, the Olympics in HD are insane.
That's actually what got me into OTA HD, a friend of mine had it setup
for the Winter Olympics in 06, and I was in awe, and made it a goal to
get it working. I'd say half of what we record now is in HD, if I could
get Discovery and TLC OTA I'd be closer to 99%... :)
I do have a pre-amp, since I am driving both tuners on the HDHR with the
antenna. I think it's a CM 7777.
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