Over the air Channel Line Up By City in Canada
Welcome to the world of Over the Air (OTA) with products from a
company that has been around for 6 decades that's 60 years in business.
We are extremely proud to be a distributor of Channel Master and also
Winegard. Channel Master Antennas (Ariel's) are a world class product
and now with the change from VHF to UHF and a digital picture DTV more
and more people are enjoying free major local network programming in
either crystal clear digital TV or HDTV!
What does the Media have to say?
•The Sun Newspaper article about Antenna's coming back
•Toronto Star Article about Over the Air Antennas
• Sean O'Shea GlobalTV Blog for SOS Consumer Reports
• John Bowland's Article in from CBC News about Over the Air and the
• BNN News report on Antennas making a come back , a retro threat to
•Search GlobalTV Videos for two stories featuring the Save And Replay
store by Sean O'Shea
What our customers have to say?
We have had 1000's of emails and feedback from many customers we cannot
possibly add them all but here a few!
|My wife and I just wanted to send you a
quick note to say thank-you to you and your installer, for all
your help and fantastic service in getting us set up with our
new HD antenna. We ended up going with a DB8 over the 4221 as
you suggested and could not be happier – 26 channels of
crystal-clear HD for free!!
We cut cable 10 years ago and have been living with a set-top
antenna and 12-16 channels of varying quality, so this is
exactly what we were looking for. The friendly, comfortable
service you provided in carefully explaining the different
antennas and their pros and cons was great and the installation
was a picture of professionalism – and on Victoria Day to boot,
only 4 days after visiting your store!
Based on our install, I now have several colleagues and
neighbours interested in going OTA – you can be sure I am
recommending you to everyone who asks.
Thanks once again, and all the best!
|I am getting more channels with my new
C2 antenna then with my
previous dual bay, folding cheap clone one. Not only am I
getting more channels
then before, the colour is now vibrant, and looks wonderful!
told, I am getting all the stations listed on your website. I
attached a picture on my install. You should see that I have a
story home, and it looks so very clean then before.
Just wanted to send you a quick note thanking you for your
recommendation for the C2. It's almost near perfect!
Wil Q (Milton, Ontario)
|To Whom It May Concern,
After a lot of research and thought, I wanted to dive into the
world of OTA. After finding your website and happily noting that
I could come to your store in Mississauga, I just picked up and
installed an Antennas Direct C1 in our condo in Mississauga. We
are located just west of Mavis on Dundas and our unit faces
south and west. We have an unobstructed view of downtown Toronto
and the lake. Based on your advice, and after a couple of
minutes of tweaking, I aimed the antenna toward Buffalo and
tuned in the following digital channels on our Samsung LN52A650:
2-1 WGRZ-HD (signal jumps between 8 and 10/10)
2-2 WGRZ-US (signal jumps between 8 and 10/10)
2-3 WGRZ-RT (signal jumps between 8 and 10/10)
4-1 WIVB-HD (signal 8/10)
5-1 CBLT-DT (signal jumps between 7 and 10/10)
7-1 WKBW-HD (signal 10/10)
9-1 CFTO HD (signal 7/10)
11-1 CHCH-DT (signal jumps between 3 and 4/10)
17-1 WNED-HD (signal jumps between 8 and 10/10)
17-3 WNED-TH (signal jumps between 8 and 10/10)
23-1 WNLO-HD (signal jumps between 8 and 10/10)
26-1 WNYB-SD (signal jumps between 1 and 2/10)
26-2 WNYB-HD (signal jumps between 1 and 2/10)
29-1 WUTV-HD (signal jumps between 7 and 8/10)
36-1 CTS HD (signal jumps between 3 and 4/10)
41-1 CIII-DT (signal jumps between 7 and 8/10)
44-1 OMNI 2 (signal jumps between 8 and 10/10)
49-1 WNYO-HD (signal 8/10)
51-1 ION (signal jumps between 3 and 4/10)
51-2 qubo (signal jumps between 3 and 5/10)
51-3 IONLife (signal jumps between 3 and 5/10)
57-1 City HD (signal 5/10)
64-1 OMNI 1 (signal 10/10)
66-1 CKXT-DT (signal 5/10)
We are very happy with the performance and the look of the
antenna as it is unobtrusive (sits on the window sill) and
generally looks good. Thanks for the great advice. It is great
to have HD again as it lets us enjoy watching tv on this
beautiful set, most importantly because it is free. Now, once
the Rogers contract is over, so will our bills for cable!!!
|Hello to everyone at Save and Replay. I
am in Brantford, Ontario. I was in to the store on Saturday
and purchased some equipment for upgrading my antenna system
Mini State system which I had, to The DB8 antenna with a rotor
Channel master 7777 preamp. The installation went pretty well
we are pleased with the results. This afternoon we were watching
(without dropout) stations from Erie and Buffalo which on the
system were unable to watch until usually late in the evening.
were absolutely right, I am able to receive, all the VHF
channels I used
to get before without problem... in fact better. Signals are
strong. I promised I would send along some photos of the install
are attached. Thanks very much for your advise and help. I will
definitely recommend Save and Play to my friends. Thanks again.
Frank. (Brantford, Ontario)
I just purchased the channel master from you today at about
Thanks for the advice, I raced home and installed the antenna in
south facing window on the 9th floor of my condo.
I ran a scan and my Sony Bravia picked up 24 digital channels.
That's right 24 channels!!!
I'm so excited. I went from 2 channels with my previous antenna
to 24 in a matter of minutes.
Thanks so much for your patience and advice.
I will telling my friends and work colleagues to contact you.
Thanks again for everything.
Leroy (Mississauga, Ontario)
|I recently had a DB 8 antenna installed
at my home by you guys. (April14th 2010) The technician that
came to my home was extremely professional and knowledgeable
about the process and required equipment, many thanks. ( His
recommendation for the DB 8 instead of the 4221 HD was perfect)
Since the set up of the antenna I am enjoying my 20 FREE HIGH
DEFINITION 1080 p channels so much more. Previously I was with
ROGERS, even with the cable box my channels did not look as good
as they do presently.
I just saw a friendly football match on CBC, a warm up before
the World Cup 2010 and it was a thing of beauty... The picture
was so crisp and clear it was amazing. I am currently counting
down the days till World Cup 2010 begins, my view of the games
will be the best ever in my own home!!! I have already
recommended your company to some friends.
Thank you again for the excellent product and service.
Nadia (Toronto, Ontario)
|I am very pleased with the results from
my new antenna. You sold me a C1C antenna yesterday. I’m located
at Yonge and Sheppard on the 21st floor facing south with a
clear view of the lake however a tower with 3 floors above my
unit about 80 yards away blocks my direct view of downtown. I
tried the antenna in various locations including inside and
outside, with and without the optional reflector (granted not
clamped to a metal pole) with it making little noticeable
difference. Peak performance seems to be with the antenna
sitting unobtrusively on my desk directly in front of the middle
of a window. I’m very impressed with the Buffalo and Toronto
Again I am very pleased. This is nothing like the reception I
had as a kid in rural Ontario with our rotor equipped tower. I
get all the channels I want with beautiful digital picture and
digital sound. It’s great. I’m already looking forward to the
2011 Superbowl with proper US commercials.
Now if only Rogers didn’t penalize me with an additional month
of charges now that I’ve cancelled my cable TV. There were many
frustrations with Rogers but the long delay in the converter box
for the channel guide and the between channel changes actually
discouraged channel surfing – I found myself not bothering to
turn on my TV just to avoid the annoyance. With the antenna: the
long delay is gone.
Neil (North York, Toronto, Ontario)
|I was in last weekend and bought a
Winegard Square Shooter. I'm in a condo 7th floor facing NW, I
was hoping to receive signals bouncing off the other condo
buildings north of me but found my best result was actually
pointing the antenna towards Buffalo going through the rest of
the building. I have a Hauppauge HVR-1600 in a mythbox and for
some reason the signal strength doesn't work so I have to watch
the channel to gauge how well it is being received, and makes
pointing difficult. I am facing North west and still getting
over 20 digital channels and is much better than my previous
indoor or homemade antenna.
Tony. (Mississauga, Ontario)
|My name is John from the Bradford Manor
a boarding house in Bradford Ontario, we were paying cable bills
of over $200 a month for 25 residents in a home for the mentally
challenged in Bradford, Ontario. The cable company earlier this
year in 2009 increased the price to over $800 a month without
notice and demanded us to pay! I would like to thank the cable
company for doing this and actually sent them a thank you card
for forcing me to look for another alternative. I would also
like to thank you guys at SaveAndReplay for a great job and
freeing me from this monthly bills. We now watch TV using over
the air and get an unbelievable picture quality and with all the
money i have saved we also pay for one monthly satellite
subscription in the common Lounge area for specialty channels.
Now my residents have the best of both worlds and we are saving
$1000's a year! Thanks again for such a great job!
John (Bradford, Ontario)
|I don't know if you remember me, but I
was the guy who lives in the 17th floor condo facing directly
South-East..Well, I had no trouble installing my Channel Master
4220HD and am enjoying my free HD! Here's a few pics of how I
installed my antenna and some shots of the quality: I am getting
all the channels that are possible listed on your website.
- Sheldon (Toronto, Ontario)
|This is Eva from Toronto. You have
installed the OTA antenna at my home few weeks ago.
Just to let you know that everything is working beautifully. I
am getting all the channels from Toronto (100 % of the time) and
the American ones 2.1, 4.1, 7.1 and 49.1 - 99% of the time,
channel 17.1 disappeared only once - for a very short period of
time - when we had a storm. This is OK with me. I'm very, very
happy. I just cancelled my Star Choice satellite for good!
I also read the article about you at today's Toronto Star. You
are a star! Congratulations!
Wish you and your lovely wife all the best in your private life
as well as in your business venture. And big thank you again.
|Purchased a Channel Master 4228HD
antenna and a Channel Master 7000 analogue to digital converter.
We live at Erin Mills and 403 in Mississauga on high ground.
Mounted antenna on an existing chimney mount mast at 150 degrees
(SSE). Using an S video connection to TV. Receiving Channels 24
digital channels now Picture quality is great. We have 2 further
TV's with analogue tuners - what would be the best way of
connecting the antenna to them?
|Dear saveandreplay people (I guess I
never got your names),
This is to update you on our results with two CM4221s in
Together they work MUCH better than one antenna with a preamp.
convinced this is the right solution for us now.
We're getting nearly all BUF and TO (and Hamilton) channels with
antennas at just about 90 deg. to each other, on the same mast
by about 3'. I still may do a little tweaking of the positioning
BUF antenna, but that's all. One coax from the roof feeds a CM
distribution amp to the TVs, very long cable runs, but good
Thanks for all your help, and for having such a super store!
Pauline & Gerry (Oakville, Ontario)
I am the guy with a condo facing north in Toronto in my condo
and all the towers are south of me, that has tried various
antennas bought elsewhere then found you guys, i just wanted to
write and let you both know that the Square Shooter is amazing
exactly as you said its the best for multipath and dealing with
signal bounces where other antennas could not!
I drilled holes into the balcony floor and mounted the antenna.
Once this was done the ability to rotate, pan, slide and tilt
made tuning into all channels possible! Signal strength is quite
I played with the joiner and found it helped even more with a 8
bay channel master, but it wasn't worth keeping both on the
balcony. I decided to go only with the Square shooter for now,
we'll see how the weather affects the channels in the next
couple of days, but i don't think there will be any trouble,
maybe just a few tweaks here and there.
Thanks again for your help and advice! :)
Robert (Toronto, Ontario)
|Thanks for all your help yesterday in
choosing the right equipment to add to my system. I am in
Milton, and previously had just a DB-4 aimed at Buffalo, no
pre-amp, and a Radio Shack amp in the basement. Channel 29, 49,
and 57 were weak with this set up, but all the rest of the
channels listed at
were strong. Channel 29 was regularly out for hours at a time.
(BTW - My receiver is the CM 7000)
Here is my new setup - on top, I have the CM 4221HD aimed at
Buffalo, and underneath a DB-4 aimed at the CN tower. They’re
offset by about 65 degrees. Below I have the Winegard 7870
joiner, and then the CM Spartan pre-amp. (the Radio Shack amp
has been retired)
The results are great! During last night’s weather change,
channel 57 stayed rock solid at 100%, and channel 49 stayed in
the 70+% range. Even channel 29 came in during that time. This
morning, 49 is back at 100%, and even 29 is in the 70+% range.
Once again, thanks for all your help and advice!
Ed (Milton, Ontario)