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Paolo
Mr. Wireless

join:2004-05-29
canada
reply to Epichappy

Re: [TV] DTA-50: are you complaining about the loss of analog?

I DONT want to use the QAM tv, There is no way they can activate stations i subscribe to with the QAM tuner in my tv, but guess what? they have a way of doing this with my STB. so i want to order italian or the mandarin station, i can watch it on my STB hapilly and not complain why i dont pick it up.
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yyzlhr

@rogers.com
reply to Epichappy

There are no QAM filters, but for the QAM tuners that are available in TVs today to pick up any channels, those channels have to be broadcast in clear QAM. Rogers currently only broadcasts the music channels on clear QAM, so you can get those channels with a QAM TV even if you don't pay the $2.99 digital services fee to get it.



Paolo
Mr. Wireless

join:2004-05-29
canada
reply to Epichappy

no, i dont need to watch tv with the built in qam tuner, i will use my stb or dta. that way when i downgrade package, or upgrad package, the box will reflect my subscription
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BliZZardX
Premium
join:2002-08-18
Toronto, ON
Reviews:
·WIND Mobile
reply to Paolo

OTA local channels should be ClearQAM. Always. There is no way Rogers is going to do this on their own, CRTC need to force them.

There are a lot of places where you have a cable connection, but your antenna signal is too weak for reliable service (I for example live in such a place, downtown TO, too many buildings around blocking signal and east facing so poor line of sight with the CN tower).

In the US people in many MSO markets have the option of just plugging their TV into the wall to get the OTA local channels with no subscription and no extra cost.

If you need to watch cable networks - sports, specialty programming, then you get a subscription and use their box. End of story. It's too expensive at this point to transition to cablecard. But it costs NOTHING extra to broadcast OTA local channels in ClearQAM.



Paolo
Mr. Wireless

join:2004-05-29
canada
reply to Epichappy

no



BliZZardX
Premium
join:2002-08-18
Toronto, ON
Reviews:
·WIND Mobile

Why did you start this thread if you're just going to tell everyone they're wrong? Mods just lock this thread, it's pointless.
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Paolo
Mr. Wireless

join:2004-05-29
canada

if u have nothing positive to contribute, then please leave this thread alone.