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Old 2005-11-18, 01:10 PM   #226
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I've read somewhere that the CM9251A rotator set top box uses Pioneer's IR codes but I don't have proof of that. If its true, a person could use an IRBlaster to auto-rotate the antenna prior to a recording. For general viewing a Harmony remote can replicate the CM's remote control too.
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Old 2005-11-18, 03:06 PM   #227
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I've read somewhere that the CM9251A rotator set top box uses Pioneer's IR codes
Per CM9251A User Guide:

"Use with supplied handheld unit or most universal handheld controllers configured as a Pioneer Cable Box (HH1) or Pioneer CD Player (HH2). Compatible with most DIRECTV and Dish universal handheld remotes. (Channel Master cannot guarantee universal handheld remote control compatibility)"
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Old 2005-11-19, 12:08 PM   #228
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Default Channel Master source for Oakville ON

My Channel Master supplier is a member of DHC - Yaamon. You can PM him for any info you need. His store is in Markham, near Woodbine and Hwy 407. Yes, it is a bit of a drive from Oakville
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Old 2005-11-19, 11:54 PM   #229
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Thanks HDTVOakville.

By the way I can also order in almost anything if someone needs something specific as we deal with a few distributors.

Wade, Winegard, & Delhi.

Since I have gotten great results with the channel master that is why I decide to stock them.

As of Dec 12 will be moving to 300 Steecase road West, Unit 20, Markham.
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Old 2005-11-20, 04:15 AM   #230
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Yaamon, you should set up a web page with what antennas you sell... etc. Do Paypal orders online too.... people will buy for you!
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Old 2005-11-20, 10:26 AM   #231
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HDTV101 great advise I was thinking of something like that. Definately will look into it after I move Dec 12th.

Something for me to do for the new year.

Misc I might even sell the Oppo 971 dvd player as they would open me as a dealer.

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Old 2005-12-05, 07:30 PM   #232
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Default 4228 vs. (2) 4221

I don't understand.

Why not since the 4228 is just two 4221 mounted on a bar at the factory; why not 2X 4221 facing opposing directions kinda like the Antenna Direct DB8?

Could one not do this the same as a 4228 and only hook a pre-amp to the one side if distance is an issue or am I missing the whole mathematical equation here ?

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Old 2005-12-05, 09:01 PM   #233
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...why not 2X 4221 facing opposing directions kinda like the Antenna Direct DB8?
I think you're mistaken about the AD DB8 segments being in opposite directions:

http://www.antennasdirect.com/DB8_assembly.html

Also antennas mounted together in opposite directions need to be a significant distance apart and their respective nulls and lobes must be carefully superimposed (usually by trial and error) to prevent them from cancelling eachother out or at least knocking a big chunk of gain off eachother:

http://www.hdtvprimer.com/ANTENNAS/16bay.html
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Old 2005-12-05, 10:16 PM   #234
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Hmm,

Well my goal is to be able to attain a stationary set up that provides me with all of the available channels minus the rotor.

I will have to experiment with it come spring.

Any Antenna Direct antenna seems unattainable in Canada without selling my first born.

I will look into buying some Channelmaster stuff from Yaamon perhaps a 4228 and 4221 set up.

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Old 2005-12-06, 10:35 AM   #235
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Crispy:

I think we're in the same boat. I really want an HD PVR and that means a rotor is a bad thing. My location (east Oakville) is pretty much in a line between Hamilton and Toronto and the Buffalo stations are very nearly at right angles to them. (I'm only interested in digital OTA.) A few weeks ago, I spoke to some antenna installers but did not get any comfort that they knew what I wanted to do and that they could do it for me.

I'm torn between:

1) A simple omni-directional antenna up high. Given that I'm now getting some of the S. Buffalo signals (78 miles!) on rabbit ears in the basement, it looks plausible that a really simple antenna may be all I'd need.

2) Two antennas. One a pretty directional, longer range model aimed at Buffalo plus another that picks up both front and back giving me both Hamilton and Toronto. Donno what I'd do if any interesting stations start up in Barrie. Combining signals from two antennas seems to be a bit of a black art, though. Plus the cost and the hit to the house's curb appeal.

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Old 2005-12-06, 09:02 PM   #236
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Well my goal is to be able to attain a stationary set up that provides me with all of the available channels minus the rotor.
crispy I'm close to you in Fonthill and have installed a 4221, pointed to buffalo I get all the buffalo channels no problem when pointed to toronto I only get cbc no other channels I think it may have to with the fact we are on the back side of the niagara escarpment. Could you not combine your square shooter for buffalo and use one 4221 for Toronto
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Old 2005-12-06, 09:09 PM   #237
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fonthill hdtv,

Actually I sold my Square Shooter. Yaamon had told me in PM my best bet was a 4221 for Buffal and a 4228 for Toronto.

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Old 2005-12-06, 10:01 PM   #238
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I only get cbc no other channels I think it may have to with the fact we are on the back side of the niagara escarpment.
Indeed, Fonthill is hilly and well treed and might be the reason you don't get much from Toronto. Confederation Heights isn't too far away from you but is closer to the escarpment edge. Bummer, even a 4228 might not do you any good.
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Old 2005-12-06, 10:04 PM   #239
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Any chance of a tower? I have family in your area and they use a 20 footer.
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Old 2005-12-06, 11:18 PM   #240
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stampeder,

I believe I am going to mount a tower in the spring as it is too cold now.

I may go with either a 20 or 30 footer and a 4228 for Toronto and maybe a 4221 for Buffalo but need to figure out how I am going to mount them without one interfering with the other.

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