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    Originally posted by Buster


    I'm thinking about getting one because it integrates with Plex.
    Plex integration with DVR capability is a big plus. Anyone know if there's an add-on to cut out commercials in recordings using SiliconDust & Plex DVR?

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    Originally posted by ZenOps
    If you just want to record and playback on same TV, they do make ATSC tuners with PVR.

    https://www.amazon.ca/Mediasonic-HW-...1U/ref=sr_1_2?

    I have this one (it used to be a lot cheaper at $40) Recorded ok to USB stick at full HDTV ATSC bitrate, but then I sort of just gave up on it and attached directly to TV. There are probably far better ones out there now.

    i have one when it does work it works very well and records full bitrate

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    Can anyone suggest an antenna that works in Okotoks to get Calgary stations? I bought this one from Amazon and it works but only if I stand in a specific spot in the room with it held at a specific angle and a specific height.
    https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B09...0?ie=UTF8&th=1
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    or else what? you'll turn on the caps lock?
    you do realize this is the internet right? lol
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    mar, you are good guy at heart
    you must realize your limitations
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    Jesus man, I know you like Transformers, but you need to get out more. No one should get this upset over a movie based on children's toys.

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    You need to find the ota broadcast maps. I think they are on the internet. Try that before you mess with antennas.
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    Who wouldn't trust a product that comes in the color blcak
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    Oh...........I see. I didn't know there was a map, I just thought the signals were everywhere like SETI. I'll take your advice and get an attic mounted antenna as per the broadcast map.
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    you do realize this is the internet right? lol
    Originally posted by rob the knob
    mar, you are good guy at heart
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    then you will be happy if you fine place in live
    Originally posted by blitz
    Jesus man, I know you like Transformers, but you need to get out more. No one should get this upset over a movie based on children's toys.

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    There are regions inside the city with very bad coverage due to being in the shadow of various landforms. This stuff is mostly line-of-sight unlike AM radio etc.
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    If you had two antennas pointed in different directions and used a splitter to bring the signal to one cable.
    Does that work? I'm assuming not but am asking.

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    Mar, post a screenshot of that map.
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    OK, so he sent it to me instead of posting it. Weird.
    https://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_w...90384880ec2dce
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    But you can see that all the signals are coming from basically the same direction. There's no need to point antennae in multiple directions.

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    These channels are very weak and will most likely require extreme measures to try and pick them up
    Sounds unlikely for Okotoky.
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    Don't mix up the crank shots he sent you with the crank shots that I continuously send you!

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    Forgive me if I missed it...even though it's probably out of date if it's there...

    Are there Free-to-Air Satellite channels in this part of the world?

    Just since you get more range with satellite, you'd be able to pick up channels from a wider area with no issue.

    I used to be able to pick up all the regional variations of the BBC back home with an old satellite dish hooked directly into the antenna port of the TV

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    Quote Originally Posted by haggis88 View Post
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    I used to be able to pick up all the regional variations of the BBC back home with an old satellite dish hooked directly into the antenna port of the TV
    Unencrypted FTA Satellite TV, I remember PBS broadcast this way and a lot of other state backed TV channels. Commercial channel all goes to encrypted route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    OK, so he sent it to me instead of posting it. Weird.
    https://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_w...90384880ec2dce
    aaaa-marthmappzCapture.PNG

    But you can see that all the signals are coming from basically the same direction. There's no need to point antennae in multiple directions.

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    Sounds unlikely for Okotoky.
    Vote to have Killramos name changed to Secretary4Mar.

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    Probably repeated this somewhere but:

    If you want the exact coordinates, the transmitter tower is 51.064831, -114.214166 . If you put it in google maps, you can go to satellite view and see the long casted shade of that tower when they took the satellite photo.

    But basically for 99% of people, just point it toward Canada Olympic Park (they now call it WinSport, the ski jump hill)

    As for antenna, many people can get away with a four bowtie like: https://www.primecables.ca/p-356275-...or-both-vhfuhf but make sure to remove the bunny ears, you only need the bowties.

    For long distance I use the Digiwave ANT2190. Be aware though, its a solid two meters long.

    Either can be used indoors (if you have room that is) attic or outdoors.
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    Pretty close to Aspen...

    Will the elites be happy with such a hideous thing in their skyline view ??



    Quote Originally Posted by ZenOps View Post
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    Probably repeated this somewhere but:

    If you want the exact coordinates, the transmitter tower is 51.064831, -114.214166 .
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    Shit like that is reserved for those losers in Upper Mount Royal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr2mike View Post
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    Vote to have Killramos name changed to Secretary4Mar.
    I appreciate his response but I have no idea why he said that, I didn't send him anything.

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    I'm going to get this one and mount it in the attic. According to the map, I should be fine with this. Does anyone have any opinoin?

    https://www.amazon.ca/International-...46&sr=8-2&th=1

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    you do realize this is the internet right? lol
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    Jesus man, I know you like Transformers, but you need to get out more. No one should get this upset over a movie based on children's toys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr2mike View Post
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    Vote to have Killramos name changed to Secretary4Mar.
    stumbles into cheap bastard/mar thread just for a lolwut
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    guessing who I might be, psychologizing me with your non existent degree.

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    Its good for high quality Saturday NHL games and Sunday NFL games, and local news.

    There was a point in time when people were worried that the internet would catastrophically fail. If it ever does, everyone who uses IPTV is out of luck. Some see it like SPAM, a really good emergency backup. Others do use it as primary when you want to be sure your internet is unhindered, especially if you live in an area with only cellular internet or expensive data.

    So people who use antennae: Poor people like me, or rich people with next to nowhere mansions.
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