Tried searching in this forum but I can't find the particular thread that talked about it once, so I'm wondering about the 800s channels. A co-worker has digital cable from Rogers and subscribes to only their basic service. Normally he only sees channels 2-28, however, if he goes to the 800s he gets to see all of them which obviously gives him more than basic cable. Didn't we talk about this once and the fact that it was some little loophole that Rogers was supposed to fix? Any ideas when that's going to happen? This person lives in downtown Toronto btw.
Many areas no longer have the analogue channels remapped to the 800s on their digital STBs. I'm "uptown" Toronto and I still get them.
I didn't realize that this gave a "non-subscriber" all the channels...
2005-12-26, 02:56 PM
I Live in the York Mills / DVP area close to York Mills Call Centre and Head office and we still have the 800 series in my area. I used to live in Scarborough and they discontinued the 800's in that area. strange that it's not system wide yet.
2005-12-27, 10:53 AM
I'm from Fredericton, New Brunswick and we still have the 800 series too. my parents in Saint John also still have them.
2005-12-27, 12:28 PM
I would assume there is a technical reason for having the analog channels mapped in the 800s for Toronto. Perhaps some of the digital versions of these channels are impaired in some areas.
I don't believe a digital STB is affected by "impairment" since the channel number has nothing to do with the channel frequency. They can map any digital channel to any frequency they want.
This "impairement" only applies to analogue channels (like channel 9 for example).
They may simply have forgotten to delete the 800 analogues from Toronto (and Atlantic). The only reason I can see to delete the 800s is to prevent customer confusion - "why are my 800s the same as my 2-71?"
2005-12-27, 03:26 PM
The 800's have been discontinued in York Region areas north of Steeles for some time now, but as soon as you cross to the south side of Steeles then you get the 800's. I dont know why Rogers does this??
2006-01-07, 12:04 PM
we live in the yonge & eglinton area and we still have the 800's ... in fact they're the only channels available to us now when our box decides that it's not authorized 3 times a week ;)