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Dlexmark

join:2013-05-31
Stoney Creek, ON

Cogeco Analog Only Channels

I have been following this forum for over a year. It's very informative. I finally have a question. I am located in Stoney Creek with Cogeco. I have a HD PVR rented from Cogeco.

Can someone tell me what channels might be available in Analog ONLY and not in the (above 700) HD channels?

Thanks in advance!


tallen77

@204.101.190.x
Hi there is you mean standard definition here is a link to the tv listing website for cogeco, you just input your postal code and it will list all your available channels

»tvlistings.cogeco.ca/?logout

Dlexmark

join:2013-05-31
Stoney Creek, ON
Thank you so much. I think some of the channels at this link are available in both HD and non-HD. I'm looking for a list of channels that are not available in HD at all. But this might be a good start

Dlexmark

join:2013-05-31
Stoney Creek, ON
I think it appears that the Buffalo channels (PBS, ABC, CBS and so on) are not available in HD and they are replaced Detroit affiliates.

I think that's what confused me a bit but it appears all the other channels are available in both so no need to channel surf below 700 anymore


Gone
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join:2011-01-24
Fort Erie, ON
kudos:4
reply to Dlexmark
If you mean channels carried in analog that don't require a digital box of some sort, analog is being completely shut off in Stoney Creek at the beginning of June. You won't be able to get anything analog as of next week. It will all be delivered digitally.

peterboro
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join:2006-11-03
Peterborough, ON
said by Gone:

If you mean channels carried in analog that don't require a digital box of some sort, analog is being completely shut off in Stoney Creek at the beginning of June. You won't be able to get anything analog as of next week. It will all be delivered digitally.

It isn't a true cutoff of analog if they do it like here and retain 1 - 13 analog.


Gone
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join:2011-01-24
Fort Erie, ON
kudos:4
It is a true cutoff with no remaining analog. The partial cutoff like what you described already happened two years ago. Everything from 2 through 115 will be digital QAMs or DOCSIS.

This is happening in Hamilton and parts of Halton Region. I expect it will be rolled out in other areas shortly thereafter.


kittyburgers

join:2012-01-31
Good God! Why on earth would anything be transmitted analog these days? I would have thought that everything was digital by now. I'm surprised to hear that some sort of transition is still happening.


Gone
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join:2011-01-24
Fort Erie, ON
kudos:4
The CRTC required cable BDUs to continue to transmit a limited number of basic channels until a certain threshold of digital penetration had been reached.

Either that threshold has been met, or they no longer have that requirement.

peterboro
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join:2006-11-03
Peterborough, ON
reply to Gone
said by Gone:

It is a true cutoff with no remaining analog. The partial cutoff like what you described already happened two years ago. Everything from 2 through 115 will be digital QAMs or DOCSIS.

This is happening in Hamilton and parts of Halton Region. I expect it will be rolled out in other areas shortly thereafter.

The they are doing staged cutoffs. We lost everything other than about 25 analog channels last year then last week they chopped that down to 12 analog channels. I know this how? The TV in my shower has no tuner.


Gone
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join:2011-01-24
Fort Erie, ON
kudos:4
I don't believe Hamilton or Halton was staged. They're going from analog Basic Cable (which I believe was the 25-30 or so channels you would have got before they staged it down again) right to no analog at all.

If you look at their website though, it looks like they're going to carry HD locals in Clear QAM.

cablesmurfet

join:2012-05-28
Burlington, ON
I could be wrong, but I was under the impression that all clear QAM was going to be erased. I read that the only way to receive cable signals after July 4th, 2013 will be through a receiver. Even a digital TV is not good enough. This was on a Cogeco website dedicated to the change.


nitzguy
Premium
join:2002-07-11
Sudbury, ON
reply to Gone
said by Gone:

I don't believe Hamilton or Halton was staged. They're going from analog Basic Cable (which I believe was the 25-30 or so channels you would have got before they staged it down again) right to no analog at all.

If you look at their website though, it looks like they're going to carry HD locals in Clear QAM.

Wow, so the day has come....I thought about this day back in 2004ish....

If memory served me at the time it was 85% penetration before analogue could be completely cut off....

I'm surprised there are still a lot of "seniors" out there and it was for them that analogue stayed on as long as it did .

Well good, frees up tons of bandwidth for other products...bette to put 12 digital channels in the space of 1 analogue channel...just makes sense...and to carry in Clear QAM is good, but what about the channel numbers? Do those make sense? I remember seeing like 88-11 and things like that...doesn't make it easy to remember.


Cogeco_Aaron
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reply to peterboro
said by peterboro:

then last week they chopped that down to 12 analog channels.

That's weird, AFAIK we haven't even started looking at Peterborough yet past what happened last year.

MFido

join:2012-10-19
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reply to peterboro

I know this how? The TV in my shower has no tuner.

Maybe your TV got too much water

peterboro
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Peterborough, ON
reply to Cogeco_Aaron
said by Cogeco_Aaron:

said by peterboro:

then last week they chopped that down to 12 analog channels.

That's weird, AFAIK we haven't even started looking at Peterborough yet past what happened last year.

Gosh, at this rate I'll be down to 3 channels in the shower!

Marcer
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join:2007-07-08
Hamilton, ON
kudos:13
$20 says you lost power and your Shower TV's tuner reverted to Off Air / Antenna Mode instead of Cable TV mode. Change it back and re-scan, and you'll pick up the rest of the channels

peterboro
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Peterborough, ON
I have lost power on multiple occasions since last year but I will try your advice. I miss the Real Housewives of Wherever on Splice while I'm in the shower.


Cogeco_Aaron
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join:2011-07-11
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reply to Dlexmark
said by Dlexmark:

Can someone tell me what channels might be available in Analog ONLY and not in the (above 700) HD channels?

Thanks in advance!

If you're talking about Slice, it's still part of the basic lineup. Should be getting it.

cablesmurfet

join:2012-05-28
Burlington, ON
We have Digital Basic and we get Slice.