2007-05-23, 10:59 PM
Hi, I am totally new to HDTV, I just bought a Sharp LCD TV, therefore I start to search for HDTV source. Currently, I have a Rogers 3 years old digital box. How do I able to watch HDTV in my new LCD? Do I need to upgrade my service from Rogers? or I only need to upgrade my digital box? which model should I get? thx...
2007-05-23, 11:00 PM
All you should need to do is change the box.
One caveat, there are some areas in the east end (Navan and I think part of Orleans) that don't get the full HD package since they only have a 680MHz network unlike the rest of Ottawa which is 800MHz+.
2007-05-23, 11:14 PM
I live in Riverside south. What kind of digital box should I get? which model and where can I get?
2007-05-23, 11:19 PM
Get the 8300HD, it's the HD PVR. Rogers will deliver/setup or you can usually pick one up at your local Rogers store.
2007-05-23, 11:27 PM
I didn't see anywhere in UncleDan's post indicating where he resided. More than 95% of Rogers Ontario customers enjoy full 860 MHz TV service; what in the post assumed the user was in one of the remaining 600 MHz zones? [Yes, and as was posted while I was writing: the 8300HD PVR is a terrific upgrade to your HD TV.!]
Anyway, the answer is HD requires an HD terminal. If you had VIP, you receive an SD terminal rental included in your $58.97 price -- along with close to 225 channels, 15+ in HD, and lots of On Demand programming. If you want to swap out that SD box for an HD one, it's an extra $8.96/mth. You can also purchase a box, for $299 or less (BB/FS had them for $199 last week), and reduce your VIP fee to $54.98/mth.
For me, HD is about VIP, the HD Specialty channels, and TMN. That covers networks, movies, sports -- and lots of (SD) On Demand programming meaning, for me, there's always something on, regardless of my mood.
I watch HD, news, and upconverted DVDs, and in that order: you may prefer more sports, movies, network TV. But bottom line: to see cable HD on your new TV you need an HD terminal/HD PVR. I recommend you take the HD Specialty Pack ($7.95/mth for 12 channels) for the first couple of months just as a test drive. Unlike satellite, you can cancel any time. As you enjoy and explore your new HD set, this is the time to put it through it's paces. ;)
uncledan, once you get the chance, read the following Information. (http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=57741)
2007-05-24, 06:14 AM
uncledan is in an 860mhz area....
2007-05-24, 10:29 AM
uncledan, pls check your Private Messages.