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HR20 and canadian ota

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by FUCCO, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. dettxw

    dettxw MRVing

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    Sounds like Wikipedia was misleading and CITY has already switched.

    Can you list the stations real (broadcast) and virtual (display) channels that you are getting?

    CW is the result of the combined UPN and The WB. Dawn Ostroff did such a piss poor job running UPN that they gave her the CW job, where she is doing her best to kill it. There are still some good shows on it like Smallville & Supernatural. You may already see those shows on another channel though.
     
  2. FUCCO

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  3. FUCCO

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    i looked at zip code 96813 thru antenna web. I see the virual number matches many of the toronto channels. However the physical numbers do not match on any of them. From my expeirence in the past 2 years when i searched for a cbc match i had to find a us station that broadcased both the physical and virutal channel. that is when i came across 72408 for arkansas. IT had at the time pbs that was digital 20 5-1. Other chanels i found that had only one channel would not work. I had to match both. Therefore i dont understand how all the toronto channels come in with the 96813 zip code.
     
  4. bobnielsen

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    You probably won't even pick up Vancouver or Victoria stations from south of Seattle. I don't think all have gone digital yet (their digital transition hasn't happened yet) and those that have are running pretty low power.
     
  5. FUCCO

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    just put in zip 96813. It did work (i must say i was surprised). Only channels i can get are cbc and chch. Even with a atsc scannable tuner that is also i was able to pickup. I did hook up the antenna to my hr20-100 and to a am-21. I was surprised to see the difference in the signal strength between the two units. The am21 was much more sensitive. My antenna is aimed north. wgrz wkbw and wivb and all south of me. Withthe hr20 my signal is 65%. with the am21 those and all buffalo local ota come in at 100%. My cbc had a marginal difference with the am21 signal at 80% and the hr20 hittin 70-75%.
     
  6. joetoronto

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    Correction: I actually get CBC (5-1) from Plattsburg NY, WPTZDT. (NBC)

    CFTO (9-1) is from Hawaii, KGMBDT. (CBS)

    I'm using an HR20 also, Fucco. When I lost City-TV, I pulled an old Sammy TS-160 out of the closet and I picked up even more stations than I do with the HR20. The Sammy scans though as opposed to the HR20.
     
  7. joetoronto

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    To continue from the reply to Fucco...

    CHCH (11-1) is from hawaii, KHETDT. (PBS)

    CW23 (23-1) is shows it's from Colchester, VT. WETKDT. (PBS)

    OMNI (44-1) is from Hawaii, KWBNDT. (Independent)

    SUN-TV (66-1) is from Hawaii, KPXODT. (ION)

    I'm getting something else too, on 36-1, but I can't tell what it is right now. It's from the Hawaii zip code and it says ABC KHVODT.
     
  8. FUCCO

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    36-1 IS crossroads. here is a list of all toronto channels
     
  9. FUCCO

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    i would like to pickup ctv but i dont think it is possible. Even scanning all i can get is cbc and chch. The chch channel has nothing on it that interests me at all.
     
  10. joetoronto

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    I'm surprised you can't get CFTO from where you are, FUCCO.

    As for programming, it's certainly way better than CHCH, I'm sure everybody would agree.

    CHCH has always been like a "B" station.
     
  11. FUCCO

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    Why are u using the plattsburg wptz to pull in CBC. I see the hawaii zip code u are using lists a channel 5.1 IT is KFVE (mnt). BTW i did a scann using a digital tuner tonight and picked up Omni 2. My hr20-100 **** out today, Directv is coming sunday probably to swap it out. I made sure to tell them if it replaced with anything buta hr20 i wantthe am21 with it. I have noticed the hr20-100 atsc tuner is much weaker than the rest of directvs others.
     

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