[mythtv-users] Greater Toronto Area and Schedules Direct Digital listings

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Mon Jan 21 21:55:35 UTC 2008

Colin McGregor wrote:
> On January 21, 2008 01:43:23 pm Tom Lichti wrote:
>> Colin McGregor wrote:
>>> So, I would love to see the stations I get NOW up on Schedules Direct for
>>> Toronto (and the area around Toronto), knowing that this isn't prefect,
>>> that changes will need to happen in the near future. So, with all this in
>>> mind (it isn't prefect yet, but is a real start) I have fired off the
>>> following e-mail:
>> Maybe I missed something, but what is wrong with using 'Rogers Digital
>> Cable' as the source with SD? That's what I did with my mix of analog
>> cable, digital cable, and OTA recording devices, so I have one lineup
>> that encompasses all 3 types, and it just works. I used the Rogers cable
>> numbers, for lack of imagination, so I have 6 (CBLT analog), 6 (CBLT
>> digital SD) and 128 (CBLT-DT OTA HD).
>> Tom
> There are some channels that I can get via antenna that do not currently 
> appear on the Rogers Digital Cable listings (like WNED's "Think Bright" 
> channel on 43_3 and WNGS on channel 7_2). In other words if I used Rogers 
> Digital Cable I would be out of luck on some channels...
Ah, right. I haven't watched those, so that isn't an issue for me.
> The solution that I have been using, which comes close to being perfect is to 
> claim that I have a over the air tuner in US zip code 14174 (Youngstown, NY), 
> which I have tied to my HDTV tuner card (my analog tuner cards being tied to 
> Rogers Cable with my mid-town Toronto, ON postal code).
That works.
> Now, I could continue with using a US zip code, but, well ... it just feels 
> wrong to have to lie about my location in order to get the data that ought to 
> be correctly available for my location...
Yes, that does make sense. Hopefully SD can get some traction upstream 
with TMS.


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