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musicman 4-Dec-2012 10:21 PM

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I am renovating my parent's cottage and would like to see what TV reception I can get using OTA equipment.

Here is my location

I am completely new to this and am looking for help relating to:
what antenna I should buy,
what channels I might get,
is the make of the TV important.

I have an old TV tower, which is about 20 feet off the ground, and has an old antenna on it.
The wire attached to it is the kind which is brown in colour and has 2 wires embedded on each edge in the brown plastic.
I could attach a new antenna to the old tower if that would help.

The cottage is only used from May to October.

Thank you in advance for any help that you might be able to give.

teleview 4-Dec-2012 11:33 PM

For reception of ,

CFTO-TV Analog Channel 21 CTV ONE.

CIII-DT Digital channel 7 GTN Global.

CHCH-DT Digital channel 23 IND.

CKVR-DT Digital channel 10 CTV TWO.

Install on the tower , a Winegard HD7696P antenna aimed at about 220 degree magnetic compass direction.

Here is how to aim antennas ,

No preamplifier is required.

For 1 Tv connection use no splitter.

Here are places to buy antennas and etc. , , , , ,


The Tv should be a Tv that receives both the Digital Broadcast Tv Channels and Analog Broadcast Tv Channels.

Replace All of the Antenna and inside wiring with New RG-6 coax wiring.

As always , trees and tree leaves do a real fine job of reducing or blocking Tv reception and so do buildings and other obstructions.

It is best to install the antenna at a location that has the least amount to no amount of obstructions of any type or kind in the directions of reception.

At your location that is , west and south.

musicman 7-Dec-2012 12:56 AM

Thank you so much for your quick response.
You have answered all my questions perfectly.

I just had one other question.
If I go to a store like Future shop or Best buy, etc, will they be able to tell me if the TV's they have for sale receive both the Digital Broadcast Tv channels and the Analog Broadcast Tv Channels?

Thanks once again for your help.

Clause 7-Dec-2012 4:20 PM

As I understand it, the TV will require an ATSC Tuner ( in order to pick up over the air digital and analog signals. When you find a TV you like, check the details tab on the Future Shop (or BB) site and scroll down to the TV Tuner section. You'll find something similar to TV Tuner ATSC; NTSC; QAM. NTSC is the North American 60Hz signal standard, ATSC allows for digital OTA reception, and QAM allows for the reception of unencrypted digital cable signals without a cable box.

teleview 7-Dec-2012 5:13 PM

All new Tv's will receive both Digital Broadcast Tv Transmissions and Analog Broadcast Tv Transmissions.

musicman 7-Dec-2012 6:41 PM

HI Clause:
Thanks for your quick response.
Now I know exactly what to do to get the best reception.
This TV FOOL website is a godsend.

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