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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 2009-01-27, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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Will HD terminal work with basic cable right away?


I have analog basic cable, and I want to rent Rogers HD terminal this week.

I am just wondering if it will work right away when I plug in, or I need to wait for Rogers guy to come in a few days and remove some filters on my cable line.

I am assuming that HD terminal will be already authorized in Rogers Store.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 2009-01-27, 11:01 AM
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Once the authorizations are done at Rogers, you should be up and running in minutes.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 2009-01-27, 11:02 AM
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It should work right away if they've already authorized the terminal. I also assume you've requested the HD service to go with the terminal, and that SHOULD be available as soon as the box is working. This is, however, Rogers, so you're mileage may vary.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 2009-01-27, 12:06 PM
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Once you have the STB connected at home, it should only take minutes to get it authorized - you'll need to call Rogers to get that done - there's a special number that comes up when you plug in the terminal. I don't think it gets activated before then.

If you have filters for some of the analogue channels, then they will need to be removed separately if you have some TVs with analogue tuners where you may want to get more channels. That is up to you obviously - whether you wish to go for more than the basic channels. Just as an FYI, here's Rogers HD Offering:

FAQ - Rogers HD Offering (Historical Purposes Only)

You'll note that in order to get the most HD channels, it's a good idea to consider Digital VIP, plus the $8.95 pack.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 2009-02-01, 08:10 PM
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To provide "basic cable analog service", which in most cases is 2-28, the cable company installs an RF filter, usually in the CSE (Customer Service Enclosure) on the side of your house.

In most cases, the filter is designed to allow the channels in which digital signals reside to pass through. Depending on your location, there may be some exceptions. If you're missing anything on the digital side, it may be necessary for Rogers to schedule a technician to remove the filter.
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