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Rogers digital cable unscrambled channels
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Post 16 made on Tuesday August 9, 2005 at 20:56
alebowgm
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any updates on this list?

i guess all of the 'NEW' stations are now 'A Channel'...
OP | Post 17 made on Tuesday August 9, 2005 at 22:18
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In terms of actual new stations, I did a scan a few nights ago and nothing has changed.
Post 18 made on Wednesday August 24, 2005 at 21:38
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any updates (maybe you should make a page devoted to this)...
OP | Post 19 made on Thursday August 25, 2005 at 00:28
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Nothing's changed.
Post 20 made on Sunday August 28, 2005 at 19:19
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weird that you would get WB from Buffalo but not UPN...
OP | Post 21 made on Sunday August 28, 2005 at 21:25
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The CRTC has some weird regulations on what off-the-air channels they're allowed to broadcast over cable - I think it's no station started after 1985. Even if you can get it by antenna in the area. I believe a special exemption had to be obtained for The WB.
Post 22 made on Monday August 29, 2005 at 00:05
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Mitsi tuner does this too. At least on our three systems in N. Fl. S Ga.
Post 23 made on Wednesday August 31, 2005 at 12:52
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Do you need to subscribe to the Roger service to get these unencrypted channels? If so, does it have to be a digital service?

thanks.
Post 24 made on Wednesday August 31, 2005 at 19:06
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No, you just need to have analog cable to recieve these stations... They are unencrypted digital stations which basically means they are free to air...
OP | Post 25 made on Thursday September 1, 2005 at 05:03
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Basically, these are the channels you'd get if you rented a digital cable box but did NOT pay for any of the specialty channels.
OP | Post 26 made on Wednesday September 14, 2005 at 02:27
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Another update that there's nothing new, except that CPAC English seems to be MIA right this instant.
Post 27 made on Wednesday September 14, 2005 at 10:37
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With your reciever, are you able to pull in ATSC OTA HDTV, NTSC OTA ANALOG, and QAM from Rogers all at once, or do you have to rotate this?
OP | Post 28 made on Wednesday September 14, 2005 at 20:44
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It's automatic switching. Basically when just channel upping, it's possible to have 2 Cable, 2 Antenna, 2-1 HDTV, all in a row. :-)
Post 29 made on Monday September 19, 2005 at 12:37
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Daniel,

Is it possible that the HDTV signals that Rogers broadcasts are in a different type of QAM or format completly that your reciever is unable to see? If so, any idea what this format is? I ask, because I was looking at the Rogers site and it says that upon getting a HDTV box, you get numerous HDTV channels for free, and then you can pay an additional $5 a month to get West feeds and TSN HD. Hence, something like Sportsnet HD, I would think, would be in the clear...
OP | Post 30 made on Tuesday September 20, 2005 at 04:45
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Rogers encrypts them. So you need authorization to receive them (ie. pay them money). In the US, local HDTV networks are almost always unencrypted since it's your "right" to receive them if you pay for the SD versions. Not so with Rogers.

Now if Rogers supported Cable Cards (they do not) *and* I paid for the HDTV package then yes, the box could receive them.
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