[kwlug-disc] OT: Non-satellite alternatives to Rogers Cable?

Andrew Kohlsmith (mailing lists account) aklists at mixdown.ca
Tue Nov 8 17:53:03 EST 2011


On Mon, Nov 07 09:32:25 AM L.D. Paniak wrote:
> With an antenna suggested on this list once upon a time by Andrew K. and
> a cheapo amp mounted miles from the antenna, I can reliably get the
> local channels, CBC from TO and CHCH from Hamilton.  Quite often
> (ex-rain,heavy cloud, snow), channels from Buffalo are good too with
> WNET(PBS) leading the way.  I have yet to tie this feed into my Myth
> system, but I have been pleased with performance on the LG widescreen.

Replace the PC board balun on the antenna with a normal $5 one, use a $70 
Kitztech amp *at* the antenna and you'll have good solid reception.

> My questions would be best multi-tuner PCI(-E) ATSC capture card for
> Mythtv? And suggestions for a decent UHF amp.

I have an HVR-2250. It's a dual tuner PCIe card.

-A.



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