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Re: over the air tv

Postby good-cause-girl » Feb 15th, 2013, 9:24 am

6 pack of Blue! This one will make the history books for sure. :sunshine:[/quote]

Blue will do........... I'm home most of the day,,, PM me for the address.
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Re: over the air tv

Postby crookedmember » Feb 15th, 2013, 10:37 am

good-cause-girl wrote:
PM me if you want to stop by,,,,,,,, bring beer

Careful. The last time a girl invited me to come over and watch TV, I ended up moving in.
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Re: over the air tv

Postby Lizard » Feb 15th, 2013, 8:33 pm

Because the sensitivity of older televisions is much greater than newer sets, designed for cable, it is entirely possible for this older television to receive a weak signal radiating from an unterminated cable somewhere in the very near vicinity.
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Re: Over the air TV

Postby wanderer » Dec 22nd, 2013, 12:08 pm

I thought you folks might like to know about this program for people who have been affected by the analog to digital transition. The LTSS program has been extended, it is for people who only use antenna for TV ... I was accepted to this program and I live in Kelowna not a rural area, but I was also dependent on my antenna for TV access which is why they accepted me and provided free satellite access. Sooo in appreciation I'm helping get the word out that this program has been extended for a final time.

It is call the LTSS progam and is offered by Shaw Direct.
Although you can't find this information on their website,
you can email [email protected] or 1-888-782-7602 before Nov. 2014 (final extension).

You can find more information about it here:
http://dudewhereismytv.wordpress.com/sh ... s-program/

Here is the documentation at CRTC about the extension of this program until November 2014. Also information of the history and reason Shaw offers this service. (Part of the terms of their purchase of Canwest) http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2013/lb131129.htm
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Re: Over the air TV

Postby LoneWolf_53 » Dec 22nd, 2013, 1:00 pm

Nice of them, but in the end it's still a short term solution.
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Re: Over the air TV

Postby wanderer » Dec 22nd, 2013, 5:33 pm

The wording of the documentation I received was that I will continue to have this LTSS service unless I opt into buying more channels with Shaw, then the LTSS becomes null and void. Since I've gone for 25 years with only 2 TV channels from my outside antenna I don't see a need to buy into more channels! As it is I'm getting more than I want of American programming. I also still do get one channel (global 27.1) with hdtv rabbit ears and an analog to digital converter.
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Re: Over the air TV

Postby wanderer » Dec 22nd, 2013, 5:50 pm

I could stand corrected on the length of this program (possibly 5 years) but I can not recall that in my documents ... I will have to look for them. :-) I'm an ol' biddy in 5 years I could be under the ground !
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Re: Over the air TV

Postby WTTG » Dec 23rd, 2013, 12:21 pm

fluffy wrote:My brother used to work for a local Cable outfit years ago, ads said they spent a lot of time pulling common building nails out of the lines on the poles. Apparently a spike driven into the cable and left exposed would allow the cable signal to be picked up on rabbit ears in the immediate area, like the handful of houses right near the pole.

Yep, that's how you did it if you didn't have a cable input on the TV. Otherwise, use tinfoil to wrap a line alongside a live line and get it by induction. 'Nother way was just plug into the box if it was in your yard.
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Re: over the air tv

Postby underscore » Dec 23rd, 2013, 1:57 pm

good-cause-girl wrote:Being rather cheap by nature, we do not subscribe to cable TV. We have an older
TV, no antena, no boxes and we get all the local channels clear and all the way up to 25 with
a small amount of fuzz of picture but the voices are crystal clear.
We do have internet so maybe that is having an effect but it is
a desk model computer, not wireless, also old, so maybe maybe not.

The quality does suffer some, but really, if you have a smaller TV it isn't all that noticeable.

Just putting out there that it is worth looking at if you just want the basics. I like
having Discovery Channel for free as well as MM, local TV and CNN.

Free TV is still out there.
We are in Rutland, if that matters.

It's not really free TV, it's likely that Shaw forgot to shut off the previous persons cable. That happened the last time I moved before we switched to digital, we actually got more channels for free than we had been paying for before we moved since the previous owners had a better cable package.
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