Hello everyone. CBC will be shutting down the analog tonight.
At midnight Channel 2, 26 and digital 58 will be shutdown.
By 1:00am we should have our new transmitters digital 43 and 26 on.
Unfortunately the PSIP will not be ready. It is a new system and quite complex so it will take some time.
Another note CBC will now be in 1280x720P (I’m just a messenger)
Yikes... is that 720p a permanent move then? I'd seen the quality change the last few days, was hoping it was just part of the transition. This is very unfortunate if they're planning to leave it this way
CBC will now be in 1280x720P
Sounds like they may be putting both CBUFT and CBUT from the same transmission stream?
On a personal note if true and permanent I will sad to see the step down in many of the programs I do enjoy on CBC my saddest loss will be the NHL season this may be a game changer to dropping cable as my wife and I are hockey types, and things were going so well.
Did not expect CBET-DT to be 720p. Always assumed 1080i like every other OTA station in the country. Wonder why they choose this over CBLT-DT20 1080i which was a tad more crisp upon the last time it came in on tropo.
The switch to 720p seems to be permanent according to this, but think about it this way. By using 720p instead of 1080i, they can squeeze both channels in one physical channel, which reduces the cost of bringing DTV to the smaller markets.
The only reason I went through the expense and the hassle of installing an antenna system last month was to receive an uncompressed 1080i signal from CBC. I do have a Shaw HD cable package. Everything was fine until today when CBC unexpectedly, and without prior announcement decided that 720p was a better choice. Is anyone aware of an official statement from CBC explaining the downgrade? Also, is anyone aware of an effective way to contact CBC to voice my opposition to this?
After years of transmitting in 1080i, prompting me to finally install a proper outdoor antenna system last month, the local CBC transmitter went to 720p overnight. Prior announcement from our trusted national broadcaster? Nope. Explanation? Nope. Might as well start watching it on Shaw Cable again...