[mythtv-users] Hardware questions

Daniel Agar daniel at agar.ca
Wed Oct 22 02:11:42 UTC 2008

I hate to be the one to defend rogers, but I live where OTA is not
remotely feasible so I settled on a STB from rogers and grab enough
over firewire to feed my HD needs.
Global, CTV, City, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, but strangely no CBC.
What a deal for $70/month...
Although it's probably less than moving to the GTA.

On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 10:04 PM, Krzysztof Adamski <k at adamski.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-21-10 at 20:26 -0400, Bobby Gill wrote:
>> Okay, brace yourselves for the ultimate noobness.. but I've never
>> used/had an antenna for TV--  Is the antenna all that's needed to get
>> HD signals? How is it setup (in the simplest terms)? Is it used along
>> with a subscription of some sort with a provider (bell, rogers.
>> etc.) ?? Like from the start.. say I buy the channel master 4221..
>> what exactly am I doing with it to get from A-Z ?
>> I just purchased an HVR-1600 from best buy so I can test it with my
>> parents' Rogers digital box (30 days to return so I can at least try
>> the setup out and see what it would be like).
> The main thing is no monthly fees, and the best HD anywhere. Since you
> are in GTA I can answer with more details. To get the Canadian channels
> you point your antenna at the CN Tower. If you are lucky (like me)
> Buffalo is in the same direction and you will get the US networks. If
> they are in different directions then you may need two antennas. If you
> are in an apartment building facing north then you are out of luck. The
> location and height of the antenna will depend where you are located.
> You can use:
>  http://www.tvfool.com/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29
> to see what stations you should be able to receive from your location.
> As far as what channels are available, go here for the list:
> http://www.remotecentral.com/hdtv/
> Also you can read this FAQ for general info about OTA HDTV:
> http://www.remotecentral.com/hdtv/faq.htm
> K
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