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[Merged] HD channels over the air from antenna

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[Merged] HD channels over the air from antenna

So I installed a tower and had a CM4228 antenna on it, along with a rotor and amp. No more cable bills :-)

Here are some of my results:

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WHOA!!!.. howmuch does everything cost in total???.. from antenna to receiver other....

Where do ya live??.. wanna come do it for me??.. I'll pay ya..lol
Dec 31, 1969
Do you have any specs on the antenna needed for something like this? Say I want to just put one on the roof instead of a tower.
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Bethel
Nice!!!

So, how many channels do you get... and what equipment did you use (sources)?
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Specs:

CM4228 antenna

CM7777 amp for better signal after splitting it and long cable run

9521a rotor from channel master also

I got all this from a company called Nutech electronics in Hamilton, but I believe they have a store in the GTA or Toronto also

I get over 15 digital channels, amonst them 10 HD channels, and I also pull in about 10 analogue channels.

The tower 36ft cost me $250. My LCD HDTV has a built in ATSC tuner which you need, if you don't have that, you will have to buy a stand alone tuner for the HD channels.

People without built-in tuners, use this samsung below

http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.process?Product=4144839
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Brampton
Thanks for posting this. I've been looking at doing this for a while as I am not too happy with Bell and Rogers.

How much was the cm 4228?
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must have been put up by mickey mouse installer, because you see a lot of them driving around, and they have stood the test of time.

Also am sure there wasn't HD broadcast at that time, unless it was recently that you were a kid :idea: You didn't install next to the falls did you?

GimmeGear wrote:
Jul 9th, 2007 2:02 pm
ah the tower -- brings back memories. Had one when I was a kid, until a storm blew it down.
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Vaughan
I want to install CM4228 in the attic - what kind of mast do I need to buy in Home Depot?

Also, where can I get roof/attic mount bracket like this -
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or like this -
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glaswegian wrote:
Jul 9th, 2007 1:36 pm
Specs:
I get over 15 digital channels, amonst them 10 HD channels, and I also pull in about 10 analogue channels.
Do you get any educational channels that would be interesting for kids?
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RedDeer17 wrote:
Jul 9th, 2007 9:54 pm
Do you get any educational channels that would be interesting for kids?
Check out this site for channel listings

http://www.remotecentral.com/hdtv/

PBS 43-3 is "Think Bright kids' educational channel", which has some interesting shows. I'm getting PBS perfectly with a really sh***ty setup.

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