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Old February 5, 2011, 08:13 PM
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Default Analog TV Dies AUG. 31,2011

Analog TV over the air will be no longer availble in Canada Aug. 31 2011

to keep useing the old CRT or anolog only tuner you will need coverter box.

You need Buy the AccessHD DTA-1080D Digital Converter Box at TigerDirect.ca

or somthing like it

and Digiwave ANT-4000 Amplified HDTV Digital Indoor Antenna with Smart Technology Off-Air Gain 28 dB | Canada Computers

or somthing like it

Are you ready for the digital switch in September? | lavalnews.ca


There is TV out there without Cable or sattalite if your close enugh to a citty with Digital over the air brodcast.

Aug. 31 2011 The end of an EERA !

Unless CRTC or Goverment chickens out. ( john do public )
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lots of tips and DIY antenna builds (Grey-Hovermann!!!) at digitalhome.ca
help you stay away from the hype about converters and so-called HD antennae.

includes info on current and projected digital tv channels in canada.
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Old February 6, 2011, 01:50 AM
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lots of tips and DIY antenna builds (Grey-Hovermann!!!) at digitalhome.ca
help you stay away from the hype about converters and so-called HD antennae.

includes info on current and projected digital tv channels in canada.
They can't chicken out, it'd mean they couldn't sell the resulting spectrum to wireless companies.
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Oh well. I mean, I have only even turned the TV on and tried to see what is on three times so far this year and every single time the first thing I see are fuckin commercials on both channels!! This happened last year too. Trying once or twice per month, the TV actually gets no other use now that I have a PCI-E HD&SD capture card for my PC.. though there are some VHS tapes with various recorded shows collected over the years.. A few years ago I counted em and came to the conclusion that we had roughly 500. I could be watching those I guess. >_>

So anyway, I sit there waiting and occasionally switching between the two channels we get and it seems like forever only to discover that once both channels return to their shows at about the same time...... It is complete mind numbing SHIT. Then I turn the TV off and go do something else.
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Forty-eight (48) areas will be affected by the digital television transition. These are:
  • Alberta: Burmis, Calgary, Edmonton, Forestburg, Lethbridge, Lloydminster
  • British Columbia: Fraser Valley, Spillimacheen, Vancouver and Victoria
  • Manitoba: Winnipeg
  • National Capital Region (Ottawa-Gatineau)
  • New Brunswick: Fredericton, Moncton, and Saint John
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: St. John's
  • Northwest Territories: Yellowknife
  • Nova Scotia: Digby, Halifax, and Truro
  • Nunavut: Iqaluit
  • Ontario: Belleville, Brighton, Chatham, Cloyne, Fort Erie, Foymount, Kitchener, London, Muskoka, Oil Springs, Peterborough, Thunder Bay, Toronto (including Barrie and Hamilton), and Windsor
  • Prince Edward Island: Charlottetown
  • Quebec: City of Québec, Lac-Etchemin, Montréal, Rivière-du-Loup, Rouyn-Noranda/Val d’Or, Saguenay, Sherbrooke, Ste-Famille, and Trois-Rivières
  • Saskatchewan: Regina and Saskatoon
  • Yukon: Whitehorse
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Just so we're clear, if you still have cable your TV works right?
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Old February 6, 2011, 07:03 PM
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If you have an Analog tv CRT. You may need a new converter box to get the new signal.

Digital over the air is 1080 i.

Analog stations even on Cable will disapear moastly also.
The cable company will swich to carrying the digital signals also.

If you already can recieve HD signals on your tv then no wories.

Any Tv sold after 2007 in the states was supposed to have digital tuner in it.
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the interesting part is 'supposed' :)
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If you have an Analog tv CRT. You may need a new converter box to get the new signal.

Digital over the air is 1080 i.

Analog stations even on Cable will disapear moastly also.
The cable company will swich to carrying the digital signals also.

If you already can recieve HD signals on your tv then no wories.

Any Tv sold after 2007 in the states was supposed to have digital tuner in it.
Wrong. I work for a cable provider. The conversion doesn't mean everything is going Hi Def, it means everything is converting to digital only signals. This will effect no one on cable. Cable providers have been down converting signals to analogue for years for customers without digital boxes. Cable providers will be phasing out analogue conversion in favour of all digital services in phases. Digital over the air is not all 1080i, most is around 420p. It is true that HD TVs do have built in digital tuners.
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Old February 10, 2011, 05:57 PM
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Digital over the air in Ottawa is 1080i on all the stations that I get with rabbit ears.
Signal when I get it is clear as a bell. but when signal is bad its no good. ( black screen and a little memo saying no signal )
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