[mythtv-users] Drop the Box - For all Canadian Users

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Thu Sep 27 20:41:03 UTC 2007

Brett Kosinski wrote:
>     Gabriel A. Devenyi wrote:
>     > As Canadian users know, for the most part we are unable to
>     receive HD signals
>     > without the use of a cable company's set-top box. The CRTC has
>     an upcoming
>     > hearing regarding digital cable distribution in Canada, and
>     there is a
>     > movement to make digital cable signals more accessible, which
>     would of course
>     > be beneficial for all Mythtv users.
>     >
>     > The campaign's organizing website is http://dropthebox.ca/ lets
>     free the HD!
>     >
>     I'm in a good spot, I get 4 or 5 Canadian HD stations OTA, and 6
>     or 7 US
>     HD stations OTA, the only thing I REALLY wish I could get OTA is
>     DiscoveryHD... :)
> Let me guess, Toronto? :)  Unfortunately, Gabriel's post is true for
> most of the rest of Canada:
> http://www.digitalhome.ca/hdtv/idx/0/426/article/Canadian_OTA_HD_Channel_Lineup.html
> Basically, unless you live in Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, or
> Vancouver, you're boned, and most of those aforementioned cities only
> have 1 or 2 OTA HD stations available, with the exception of Toronto.
Brampton, actually. Not quite the sweetspot that is Mississauga, but
close. I need to raise my antenna a bit...

I'll still hit the link though.


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