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post #6991 of 7283
I didn't pay much attention to the signals during the week, but my HDHomerun GUI shows CBLT about about 70-75% right now, same for CBLFT. Compare that to CFTO at 60%, TVO at 70%, CIII at 60%, CITY at 50%, CFMT at 50% and CJMT at 50%. So while the signals are a bit lower, CBLT is right where it normally is compared to the other Toronto stations.
post #6992 of 7283
what antenna are you using to get CFTO and City3 that strong? I have the DB8 and do not pick them up at all. I too am in Cheektowaga
post #6993 of 7283
How about your reception of CKVP, CITS and CHCH?
post #6994 of 7283
cits comes in strong since they juiced the power, cica I on par with CBC. It is usually about 5% lower. CKVR I have no problems with, usually 80% or better
post #6995 of 7283
I have to turn the antenna towards Hamilton in order to get CKVR, but it's usually just fine. Same goes for CITS. CHCH is hit and miss for me though as it is a VHF channel. Keep in mind, CHCH is supposed to move from actual channel 11 to actual channel 15, which will most likely get rid of it completely for WNYers since 15 is taken as a repeater for that Christian station. I use a CM 4228 which I actually bought off videobruce. It's technically a UHF antenna, but from what I understand, it does have the ability to pick up some VHF channels. It's a shame because I was hoping to be able to turn the antenna northeast towards Peterborough and get CHEX (12) when it switched to digital, but I got nothing. I did get a "fuzzy snowstorm" picture when it was still analog.

I know the DB8 is a UHF only antenna (geez, now I'm starting to talk like an "expert" at this, which I am really not), which is probably why you are having trouble with CFTO. CITY is weird. It's on actual channel 44 (physical channel 57), which should, by definition cause adjacent channel interference from WNED (43) on Grand Island. However, I must be in some sort of magic spot (believe me, there's hardly anything "magical" about my neighborhood, off Cleveland near Kensington and Eggert), because it doesn't cause problems for me, I can almost always get it, but I am apparently one of the few people across these message boards in Western New York who can. The only thing I can think of is that you are closer to the airport which is causing some problems with all the RF that is going on around there, or to try getting rid of any amps or preamps you might be using (I currently use none at all).
post #6996 of 7283
In other news, apparently CHCJ in Hamilton just put in a request with the CRTC to jack up its power since nobody seems to be able to get it, even in Hamilton. No word on when or if they will be approved though.
post #6997 of 7283
You must be in a sweet spot for CITY. A lot of others on the other board complain about spotty to no reception of WPXJ yet I get it 24/7 without any issues. I'm also concerned about CHCH moving to 15 because that lowly WBNF comes in at my location and if CHCH moves there then the interference caused will knock them both out for me. CHCH works fine for me on VHF now.
post #6998 of 7283
I'd trade that "sweet spot" for CITY for being in a "sweet spot" for CHEX. I'd love to be watching the hockey games in 1080i instead of in 720p.
post #6999 of 7283
Not sure when but you might have luck down the road with CHEX 22 Oshawa whenever they convert to DTV, but they will be low power
post #7000 of 7283
Looking in the Detroit thread, the CBC affiliate in Windsor is available in HD on most of the area cable systems, even "in the clear" on at least Comcast. When is Time Warner going to get out from behind the 8-ball and get it here? I would have to imagine enough people would watch it.
post #7001 of 7283
TW won't add it unless a lot of people in the same area request that channel. I've been asking TW to add WNLO HD to my channel lineup for years but so far it's still SD only. So i wish you good luck.
post #7002 of 7283
I have it OTA, so I'm not incredibly worried about it. It's just embarrassing how almost everything to do with WNY is behind the 8-ball in just about everything.
post #7003 of 7283
They won't add those channels for the simple reason it costs them $$$, with no return, and it utilizes bandwidth, plain and simple.
post #7004 of 7283
While I agree in concept, the notion that there wouldn't be a return on that is just incorrect, especially for CBLT. People in Buffalo have grown up watching CBLT, either via OTA or on cable, especially Hockey Night in Canada. I know people who forgo the NBC/NBCSN HD feeds for a CBC SD feed if they have Time Warner Cable. Couple that with the fact that, when the ratings came out last night, Buffalo was the highest rated city (outside of Chicago and Boston, obviously) for watching the Stanley Cup Final Game 1, for the 4th or 5th year in a row, I would imagine there would be a decent return, especially during Hockey Season, which is pushing almost 8 months out of the year. At the very least, I find it hard to believe that Comcast/Brighthouse/whoever else sees a much bigger return in the Detroit area than Time Warner would in the Buffalo area.
post #7005 of 7283
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Originally Posted by bowenap View Post

While I agree in concept, the notion that there wouldn't be a return on that is just incorrect, especially for CBLT. People in Buffalo have grown up watching CBLT, either via OTA or on cable, especially Hockey Night in Canada. I know people who forgo the NBC/NBCSN HD feeds for a CBC SD feed if they have Time Warner Cable. Couple that with the fact that, when the ratings came out last night, Buffalo was the highest rated city (outside of Chicago and Boston, obviously) for watching the Stanley Cup Final Game 1, for the 4th or 5th year in a row, I would imagine there would be a decent return, especially during Hockey Season, which is pushing almost 8 months out of the year. At the very least, I find it hard to believe that Comcast/Brighthouse/whoever else sees a much bigger return in the Detroit area than Time Warner would in the Buffalo area.
But that Hockey popularity from CBLT does not put CA$H in TW's pocket.
post #7006 of 7283
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Originally Posted by davehancock View Post

But that Hockey popularity from CBLT does not put CA$H in TW's pocket.

Yet, somehow it puts cash in Comcast's pocket in Detroit?
post #7007 of 7283
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Originally Posted by bowenap View Post

Yet, somehow it puts cash in Comcast's pocket in Detroit?
Do you KNOW that it directly puts Ca$h in Comcast's pocket? It could be the Windsor is considered a local station under FCC "Must Carry" rules and CBLT is not local to the Buffalo Market by any means.
post #7008 of 7283
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Originally Posted by davehancock View Post

Do you KNOW that it directly puts Ca$h in Comcast's pocket? It could be the Windsor is considered a local station under FCC "Must Carry" rules and CBLT is not local to the Buffalo Market by any means.

If that is correct, and it very well could be, then it is one backwards system, because most of our stations are carried on their cable/satellite networks in HD. It just seems weird. I didn't want this to become as "soapbox" as it turned into. Like I said, I have it OTA, so it doesn't really bother me. I just tend to lean towards the notion that its incompetence on the end of the powers that be in WNY, until proven otherwise. History says it's a safe bet.
post #7009 of 7283
I think it would be goodwill on the part of TW to provide CBLT in HD. I guess the Powers that Be, don't really care about their customers. At least it's available OTA in your market.
post #7010 of 7283
I wonder if the US locals have put pressure on TWC not to carry any of the Canadian stations, fearing competition with worries of loosing viewers?
post #7011 of 7283
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Originally Posted by videobruce View Post

I wonder if the US locals have put pressure on TWC not to carry any of the Canadian stations, fearing competition with worries of loosing viewers?
Conspiracy theorist?
post #7012 of 7283
Would you put it past them?
post #7013 of 7283
23-2 - "Bounce" is showing up with no sound or picture.

http://www.bouncetv.com/
post #7014 of 7283
Judging by that link, that is no loss. rolleyes.gif
post #7015 of 7283
Haha. I figured I'd let someone else say that.
post #7016 of 7283
Just flipping through the schedule there's several shows/movies that I'd call general interest.

http://www.bouncetv.com/schedule/

Not sure what some of you guys would be happy with?!? If you are holding your breath that someday you'll get ESPN or HBO as a subchannel, good luck with that. rolleyes.gif
post #7017 of 7283
We will see how long it lasts. Maybe longer than "Cool TV" did. wink.gif
post #7018 of 7283
I kinda wish one of the subs was a weather channel like channel 2 used to do.
post #7019 of 7283
I think if they can get it onto cable, it will stick around.
post #7020 of 7283
we've had that here. Definitely geared toward blacks. Good movies show up sometimes. Plus Fat Albert smile.gif
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