Re: TV Ontario - TVO Digital Channel 32
TVO has been on the digital air since last September, when the Canadian digital transition occurred. They broadcast from the same tower as the CBC affiliate CBET, located in McGregor, ON. Here is a coverage map from our friend Trip at RabbitEars.info: http://www.rabbitears.info/contour.php?appid=1283753
As you can see, many Detroit area viewers can receive TVO with the same antennas they currently use for Detroit stations.
For the TVO stations located West of Toronto, they use a 'digital daisy chain' from the main OTA transmitter in Toronto. Any OTA disruption between Toronto heading West causes the HD go away and the system drops back to SD. SD is distributed by satellite (plans are for satellite HD distribution at some point when the money is available) so it's not subject to the same OTA disruption. The other TVO stations Windsor HD is dependent on are Chatham, London, and Kitchener.
They have been experiencing some problems with this system and for the time being they have dropped to SD, and also do not have PSIP. It should take 2-3 weeks to test the proposed fix and if it works, fine, if not it will take longer to correct the problem.
Having seen TVO HD, I can tell you:
1) It's really good 1080i, because they have no subchannels.
2) They offer a wide variety of programming, with many programs not available from other sources in our area. This includes the famous Saturday Night At The Movies series with exclusive films and commentary from industry insiders.