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post #7351 of 7368 Old 08-07-2014, 07:16 AM
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With Rogers' new TV contract with the NHL, the potential to see more Sabres games OTA has increased. They have one guaranteed game on CITY on Sunday Nights (February 15th vs. Philadelphia), and they will have a number of games on Saturday Nights picked up by CBC or one of the Rogers Networks. The new TV contract allows them to "flex" their games on Saturday Night, and they will decide which network to show each game (either CBC, CITY, one of the Sportsnet Channels, or FX-Canada) sometime before each Saturday Night. Obviously, you won't be able to get the games on Sportsnet or FX-Canada OTA, but there is the potential to get a few Sabres games "flexed" to CBC or CITY on Saturday Nights. Here is the Sabres schedule with Canadian TV networks:

http://www.nhl.com/ice/schedulebysea...etwork=&venue=

Note, the Saturday Night games are labeled "HNIC", as we don't know which network will carry them yet. My guess is game on November 15th (vs. Toronto) and November 29th (at Montreal) would be shown on one of CBC or CITY for sure, as it sounds like they are leaning towards Canadian teams for the OTA networks. Perhaps we'll get lucky for one or two of the others.
Any suggestion of a brand or type of antenna to put up inorder to pick up cbc and city tv out of Toronto, for hockey broadcasts on the mid to northern section of Grand Island?

Thanks for help.
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We have a rash of OTA'ers on Grand Island all of a sudden.

If you look back a page or two there has been recent conversation from one or two residents where you live. Judging by the remarks, you shouldn't have any trouble with either. CBLT is a piece of cake, CITY is another matter in most of WNY except the north towns, but you shouldn't have any trouble. To answer your question, there are many choices, the problem is weeding through all the 'crap' (bordering on dishonest claims) with all of these Chinese imports. There is a sub forum here you can take a look through on reception.

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We have a rash of OTA'ers on Grand Island all of a sudden.

If you look back a page or two there has been recent conversation from one or two residents where you live. Judging by the remarks, you shouldn't have any trouble with either. CBLT is a piece of cake, CITY is another matter in most of WNY except the north towns, but you shouldn't have any trouble. To answer your question, there are many choices, the problem is weeding through all the 'crap' (bordering on dishonest claims) with all of these Chinese imports. There is a sub forum here you can take a look through on reception.

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Of course, if you are somewhat handy, and have a mechanical understanding (which I do not have), and the patience to read through a few pages of forums, it seems as if you can modify some of these "Chinese Imports" for acceptable results.

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=104837

There is also a "do-it-yourself" kind that's easy to build that seems pretty reliable. I built one of these at my parents' house in Elma and got some decent results (nothing reliable as far as Canada was concerned), and that was without putting it on the roof.

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=123803
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You mean the one I can not get?
I had better luck back in the 60's and/or 70's when it was channel 79. Barely above the noise floor, but you knew it was there.
HeHe ... that's when they were showing the "Baby Blue" movies every Friday night! I was a young teen at the time and remember those quite well.

Actually it was the 70's...because I don't think CITY-tv arrived until about 1972.
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I had a friend who erected that huge UHF Channel Master parabolic antenna on his single story house in Tonawanda just to receive that station. All I could get was a faint trace of a signal, enough that you could tell there was a carrier on that channel. But, all I had was a crappy attic antenna.
The digital signal now is the strongest they have ever sent.

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FIOS QAM Channels

For those interested I just did a scan and here is the list of channels you should get without a FIOS box.
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 4.1, 7.1, 17.1, 17.2, 23.1, 23.2, 29.1, 29.2, 49.1, 55.100, 64.1631, 66.158, 74,1632.
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No WPXJ 51 or WBBZ 67??
What are their 55, 64, 66 & 74 in the clears?

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HeHe ... that's when they were showing the "Baby Blue" movies every Friday night! I was a young teen at the time and remember those quite well.

Actually it was the 70's...because I don't think CITY-tv arrived until about 1972.
When City was sold a few years back it switched to female orientated programming so it is no longer what it was famous (or infamous) for.
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No WPXJ 51 or WBBZ 67??
What are their 55, 64, 66 & 74 in the clears?
Maybe one of them is WPXJ & WBBZ. The only way to find out is to ask lasko.
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Any suggestion of a brand or type of antenna to put up inorder to pick up cbc and city tv out of Toronto, for hockey broadcasts on the mid to northern section of Grand Island?
Might not want to spend too much effort on that. The Canadian broadcasters (which are for the most point owned by cable and internet providers) want to turn off OTA transmitters. And of course they'll use the freed up spectrum more paid services. There are hearings this week. American are allowed to post comments at the link below too. Deadline is Friday.

http://consultation.crtc.gc.ca/en/co...omment-hearing
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Today is one of those rare Sundays where Buffalo area OTAers get an extra NFL game from a Canadian station. CKVP 42.1 has Packers/Lions at 1pm.
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Where do you see this? Zap2it doesn't seem to have CKVP showing any football at all.
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I think that was a one-off. Must have had a conflict on its sister cable sports channel (it usually carries a 1pm game).
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Just kind of a fun fact, I had built a Stealth Hawk antenna a couple of years back (see post 304 here for information http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/show...123803&page=21 ), and had given it to my family to use as an indoor antenna because they didn't have cable. Long story short, this thing had taken some abuse. People had bent it all sorts of ways to try to get better reception in the basement, so it looked pretty beat up. I had since taken possession of it and left it laying around for a while.

Today, I was working an event on Grand Island, right by the town hall, and, in order to watch some college football games during the event, I borrowed a friend's TV, and hooked up the beat-up version of this Stealth Hawk antenna. The TV was placed on a table and plugged into a generator. The antenna had a 20' RG-6 cable on it, and I let it hang loosely on one of the legs of the tent. It couldn't have been more than 5 feet off the ground. Keeping in mind that the weather was miserable today (windy and rainy all day long), not only did the antenna, even in its current beat-up state, keep in WGRZ, WIVB, and WKBW (which had all the games) very well, it also picked up CBLT, TVO, CKVP, CIII, and CITS relatively well. Granted, it was Grand Island, and it was outdoors, but I would have to say that this is a very reliable "quick fix" for an antenna if you're handy and comfortable bending metals. I also noticed at my parents' house in Elma, that it had far fewer "drop-outs" even for the regular local channels than any store bought rabbit-ears antenna they've ever used.
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Today is one of those rare Sundays where Buffalo area OTAers get an extra NFL game from a Canadian station. CKVP 42.1 has Packers/Lions at 1pm.
Another one today CFTO 9.1 has the Chiefs-Niners as the late game while WIVB has Jets-Chargers
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The good news is it seems like WDTB (39) is finally up and running. The bad news is it's another feed of Daystar.
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That has been up and running for a few weeks now, at least most of the time. More wasted RF to clutter up the spectrum. If you can't receive it, it's an advantage.

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Today is one of those rare Sundays where Buffalo area OTAers get an extra NFL game from a Canadian station. CKVP 42.1 has Packers/Lions at 1pm.
I know it's up against Vikings-Bills but CKVP 42.1 has Bengals/Colts today. Seems like additional NFL games on the Candian stations is more common this season.
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