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Old March 22, 2011, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by sswilson View Post
I'm by no means an expert on the topic, but I suspect the confusion over what will be available is based on where the signal comes from in the first place. The CRTC mandate is for over the air signals to be transmitted via a digital signal (most current TV tuners will be able to pick them up and decode them), and I don't believe it specifies how the providers "must" supply the signal to their customers over coax.

That said.... I know many Ontario cable subscribers on the Rogers network were losing their analog signal all together while I worked there (a little under a year ago) and I suspect that is the wave of the future.
This was my thought also, that come august I will lose the analog tuners capability, but again I have heard conflicting info so am unsure.

TBH I paid $13 for my tuner a couple of years ago and it has well paid for itself so if I lose it not a biggie as I clearly got my money worth out of it.

If it does go to digital but not needing a set top box ( being able to use say the TV built in digital tuner) I will be in the market for another, I dont care for recording via the PVR and TBH it doesn't play nice with my network while a capture care via the network works flawless.

But I am adopting a wait and see attitude until it changes over.

To the OP: Windows Media center is IMO the best for RECORDING tv shows, the search and record functions are simple and straight forward. You can set it to start a few mins ahead of the program or just as the program starts as you were asking. But it doesnt record in mp4

Originally Posted by 3.0charlie View Post
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