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Old 02-03-2008, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes + some
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Canada is usually about 8 years behind the states on technology so you probably have lots of time.
What would be your guess if one has Canadian satellite in the US. Canadian satellite gives us PBS, CBS, CNN, ABC and NBC. Just buy a converter, right?
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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Has anyone actually SEEN one of those converters?
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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All my tv's are HD, I already have enough wires and I refuse to have another one!
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:03 AM
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Location: Ohio
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I would recommend postponing the purchase of new digital TVs as much as possible. Prices are dropping every year. The TV you pay $1000 for this year may be available for $500 next year.
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Utah
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I have satellite anyway... is this happening in Canada?
On May 17, 2007, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC, Canada's broadcasting authority) ruled that television stations would indeed be forced to switch to ATSC digital broadcasting by the end of August 2011, and that analogue NTSC channels must then be dropped, except in remote and northern regions where analogue transmission may continue for an undetermined period.

Source: Digital television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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What would be your guess if one has Canadian satellite in the US. Canadian satellite gives us PBS, CBS, CNN, ABC and NBC. Just buy a converter, right?
If you have satellite you do not need any converter. Watch just as you are now if you want OR get HDTV if you want and upgrade. We have Bell ExpressVu and it will work fine after the conversion because the digital to analog conversion is done for you by your receiver. BTW don't call ExpressVu or Star Choice and say "hey we are in the United States and want to know....". That will get you cut off really fast!
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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On May 17, 2007, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC, Canada's broadcasting authority) ruled that television stations would indeed be forced to switch to ATSC digital broadcasting by the end of August 2011, and that analogue NTSC channels must then be dropped, except in remote and northern regions where analogue transmission may continue for an undetermined period.

Source: Digital television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oh so they are getting better in Canada. They have cut the tech gap with the USA down to 2 years now! One of these days they might actually catch up to us! In fact their dollar has caught up to us!
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Old 02-08-2008, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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The gov't. was recently (and likely still is) giving away $40.00 Off coupons toward the purchase of a converter.

Government Doles Out $40 Coupons for DTV Conversion | Epicenter from Wired.com

I saw cheap ones for $56.00

In Pittsburgh the local network stations are broadcasting in HD. My neighbor has basic cable and bought an HDTV and those stations come in great but only certain programs on the cable stations, so she claims.

Prices are dropping all the time as newer model sets come out and there are rebates and free shipping or buy online and pick up in store like Circuit City.
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