[mythtv-users] HD canada

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Tue Apr 17 19:11:17 UTC 2007

Daniel Agar wrote:
>> Daniel Agar wrote:
>>> What are other Canadians doing for HD content? I can't receive any atsc
>>> broadcasts where I'm located so what other options do we have in Canada
>>> (Southern Ontario). After some quick googling I haven't seen any success
>>> stories in using rogers digital STBs with firewire or anything with bell
>>> expressvu other than PVR 150x with IR blasters.
>>> What do Canadians do for HDTV?
>>> sidenote
>>> Why are rogers and bell so damn evil?
>> Where are you located? Your cableco probably broadcasts some digital
>> stuff. A lot of local stations are starting to get ready to broadcast
>> atsc OTA, since they must down-grade any simulcast US stuff.
>> As for me, I do not *YET* do any HD. Rogers wants too much money. I do
>> get digital SD.
>> I am presently looking into putting up an antenna. I should be able to
>> get about 14 channels...but only 5 or 6 will be HD at first.
>> This site http://www.user.dccnet.com/jonleblanc/Canada_TV_Stations/ON.html
>> lists all of the TV stations in Ontario and a fair number are already
>> digital
>> Geoff
> In the words of another mythtv-user, I'm in no-mans land for OTA. Are you
> getting digital SD content through a rogers set top box? I think that
> would be a great start for me, just to see if using a STB with firewire is
> feasible.
Here is the thread I was talking about earlier: 
> Also, is your digital SD content 4:3 or widescreen? My main reason for
> wanting HD is just to use my entire screen, not just a 4:3 box in the
> center or having to scretch the content, which I think looks awful.
I get some digital SD channels via QAM on the cable line, but it is all 
4:3. The only 16:9 stuff I get is OTA. I do not have an HD STB either.


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