2011-01-18, 04:18 PM
Shaw have a 30 day promotion on their digital box, anyone see any great difference in picture and audio?
Apart from the movie on demand service is it worth it?
2011-01-21, 09:21 PM
I assume you currently have analog cable (no digital box needed) and are thinking of upgrading to digital (box needed)?
Digital is suppose to have a sharper picture and audio but I think it's sort of hard to compare unless you had both set up side by side. Other advantages to digital is that you have an on screen program guide where you can go directly to that program and program descriptions.
The digital box gives you access to video on demand if you so choose.
Also, if you currently have analog and upgrade to digital I believe there are extra channels for no charge that you don't get now. Ex: teletoon retro
Plus there's a selection of pick and pay digital channels.
2011-01-21, 10:18 PM
In 6 months or so, everyone in Canada will have to change to digital, so soon, you will not have any choice
2011-01-21, 10:23 PM
wrong. Cable doesn't have to convert to digital.
The transfer affects only OTA
2011-01-21, 11:05 PM
I stand corrected. I thought it effected everything, including cable. I was mistaken
2011-01-22, 01:11 AM
You also get 40 digital music channels from Galaxie. Great for parties, gatherings, etc. :)
2011-01-22, 01:30 AM
The upgrade to digital certainly makes a difference in picture quality. It's not staggering, and it's no HD, but it's an improvement.
2011-01-23, 12:23 PM
Well I tried the free offer and cannot really see any great difference in picture?
I recently did a Cable scan on my 2 year old Samsung TV and am pulling in the Audio channels without the box?
2011-01-23, 03:42 PM
Is it connected with the yellow, red & white RCA cables?
2011-01-23, 05:01 PM
Yes, composite video.
2011-03-10, 09:11 AM
you can recieve all the galaxy music channels with an HDTV because they aren't scrambled. Used to be able to get the golf channel as well, but they soon stopped that! The cable box is really just used as a decoder.