england2canada's setup

England2Canada

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John 1987

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A simply amazing set-up. You have a lovely looking house.
 

England2Canada

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Cheers mate....life of an expat :D We receive HD channels for free ( over the air ) from Toronto and Buffalo, using this

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Channels we pick up

My TV has 2 internal ATSC/NTSC tuners so I've connected my CM4228 (on the roof) to one of my inputs, scanned and picked up the following Buffalo channels:
WGRZ - 2-1 NBC HD 1080i
WIVB - 4-1 CBS HD 1080i
WNLO - 4-3 UPN SD
WKBW - 7-1 ABC HD 720p
WIVB - 23-1 CBS HD 1080i
WNLO - 23-3 UPN SD
WUTV - 29-1 FOX HD 720p
WUTV - 29-2 FOX SD
WUTV - 29-3 FOX SD
WNED - 43-1 PBS HD 1080i (24 x 7 HD)
WNED - 43-2 PBS SD
WNED - 43-3 PBS Bright SD

These come in on a 75 to 80% basis, but are subject to drop-out -- specially WGRZ, and WUTV. The signal levels appear OK approx 85% of the time. (The set only has a bar that shows GOOD - NORMAL & BAD. Most of the time it is between NORMAL & top of BAD. When it goes BAD, it begins to pixellate and drops out.

The Toronto channels all come in at the top of NORMAL to mid-GOOD.
I get:
CBLT - 5-1 HD 1080i
CFTO - 9-1 HD 1080i
CBLFT - 25-1 HD 1080i
CITY - 53-1 HD 1080i
CKXT - 66-1 HD 1080i

I don't like clutter at all, and like to have things hidden out of sight, kind of like a north american thing these days with the whole makeover shows and home designs really. My house is wired for cat 6 and every room in the house has a face plate that has ethernet socket, cable, satellite and audio.
 

England2Canada

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Current basement setup
 

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England2Canada

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Cheers mate....that antenna is one of the best on the market really and it has a rotor and amp attached to it that boosts the signal and rotate it toward the US, and Toronto where most of the local stations are.

It's amazing when I show people the quality of the pics coming from the antenna, and it doesn't cost me a dime. The TV has a built in ATSC/QUAM/NTSC tuner that you need to get HD channels.
 

SBanga

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The living room is nice but :eek: what a basement!! That's what I call a "home cinema" :thumbsup:
 

mjb-av

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:clap:

That basement has got to be one of the best that I've seen!

:clap:
 

England2Canada

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Not proud, just glad that I managed to get out of Britain, and as it turns out, I just sent in my application for Canadian citizenship today :thumbsup: I'll be able to keep my british citizenship as well, and this will make crossing the border into the US a lot easier in terms of silly question asked :clap:
 

bongo123

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Nice set-up there mate, my wife's canadian and were thinking about immigrating to toronto from the UK (norn iron) and i just love how everyone has these bloody great huge basements over there that cry out for the sort of install you got, defo something id do if i move.
 

Gadget Daddy

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Not proud, just glad that I managed to get out of Britain, and as it turns out, I just sent in my application for Canadian citizenship today :thumbsup: I'll be able to keep my british citizenship as well, and this will make crossing the border into the US a lot easier in terms of silly question asked :clap:

Whats your story then how did you end up there and what do you do etc, is it really that much cheaper over there?
 

England2Canada

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Whats your story then how did you end up there and what do you do etc, is it really that much cheaper over there?

What's my story morning glory? :D Am from london originally, like to travel as much as the average brit, and whilst I was doing this I met a lass from here, and ended up moving here.

Prior to that, I worked in the city of london in IT for a large company, and lived in the canary wharf area over looking the dome.
 

England2Canada

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Between 6-7 months to get my permanent resident card, but as you might know, each person's case is different. I did all the leg work and had all my docs ready and organized. Letter from scotland yard, RCMP checks and all that
 

apolloa

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Not proud, just glad that I managed to get out of Britain, and as it turns out, I just sent in my application for Canadian citizenship today :thumbsup: I'll be able to keep my british citizenship as well, and this will make crossing the border into the US a lot easier in terms of silly question asked :clap:

Not fair, moved to a nice Country and have a lush pad...
Well done though, glad to see your in the right part of the country, Canada, not that theirs anything wrong with America ;)
Did you install anything yourself? As your in IT I assume your a gadget freak that loves playing with all the hardware etc.
 

brian s

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Nice setup mate. Do you miss GB at all or is everything as good as your AV gear?

Cheers
Bri
 

England2Canada

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I do miss home, especially watching the gunners, as I use to have a season ticket, now I have to watch the games on the canadian networks after the games have been played or listen over the internet :rolleyes:

Also everyone here drinks coffeee, you can't get a decent cuppa, or a Ruby at all. I also miss the close proximity with Europe, the cheap flights and all that.

I did some of the Cat 6 wiring myself, but got a pro in to wire the basement gear
 

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