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Forum: Rogers Cable TV: HD PVR Discussion   2017-01-28, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 761,394
Posted By ericball
Looks like the problem was the NST-360UFS (USB2,...

Looks like the problem was the NST-360UFS (USB2, Firewire & eSATA). A local retailer still had a Thermaltake EA3006 in a dusty box. This is a simple SATA to eSATA enclosure. The only problem is it...
Forum: Rogers Cable TV: HD PVR Discussion   2017-01-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 761,394
Posted By ericball
Wd1003fzex + nst-360ufs

Based on the info in this thread (and elsewhere) I bought a WD1003FZEX + NST-360UFS and hooked it up on Friday. (My wife got quite the kick out of seeing the space used drop from 60+% to 7%.) ...
Forum: Rogers, Fido and Chatr Wireless   2016-07-26, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,925
Posted By ericball
Just a follow up. 1. As per this...

Just a follow up.
1. As per this (http://globalnews.ca/news/2480259/rogers-wireless-customers-face-substantial-price-hike-next-month/) news story from January, Rogers may not be the only one to...
Forum: Rogers, Fido and Chatr Wireless   2016-07-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,925
Posted By ericball
$5/line/mon service fee increase

Today I received a mailing from Rogers stating as of August 24th, 2016 they would be increasing the monthly fee by $5_HST/line. Given I have 3 phones on my grandfathered Friends & Family...
Forum: AM/ FM, Internet Radio and Music Industry   2013-12-12, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,075
Posted By ericball
GTA 105.9 CFMS "The Region" (York Region / Markham)

A couple of weeks ago I stumbled across their no-commercial test loop. (Which was a rather eclectic mix of pop, country & christmas.) Yesterday they started broadcasting for real.

Note: at 7PM...
Forum: Rogers Cable TV   2013-10-10, 05:17 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 86,633
Posted By ericball
I know my wife will be tick'd if we lose TSN2. ...

I know my wife will be tick'd if we lose TSN2. My problem (as a consumer/subscriber) is I can't keep track of what packages contain what channels. (Or what packages I need to get certain channels...
Forum: Rogers Cable TV: HD PVR Discussion   2013-04-01, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,527
Posted By ericball
I have an LG 55LM6400 and had no problems...

I have an LG 55LM6400 and had no problems configuring the Rogers remote (and the Sony PS3/BD remote) for it. In fact, I typically use the Rogers remote instead of the LG smart remote to change...
Forum: Rogers Cable TV   2012-12-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,406
Posted By ericball
Which is why I bought two refurbished SA8300HDs...

Which is why I bought two refurbished SA8300HDs from the Shopping Channel website. Sure the hard drives aren't as big as the new boxes, but I can adapt my habits to match. And they have the old...
Forum: Rogers Cable TV   2012-12-17, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,406
Posted By ericball
The SA boxes are designed to have a footprint...

The SA boxes are designed to have a footprint similar to other HiFi equipment.
Forum: Rogers Cable TV   2012-09-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,521
Posted By ericball
No, but it kicked the TV into some kind of test...

No, but it kicked the TV into some kind of test mode (probably a dead pixel finder) that neither I nor the support guy can get out of.
Forum: Rogers Cable TV   2012-09-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,521
Posted By ericball
Rogers remote code-find killed my RCA TV

This is a caution for anyone else who bought the 32" RCA TV from the Walmart one-day anniversary special - don't use the code find on the Rogers remote.

I was hitting channel up when the TV got...
Forum: Rogers Cable TV   2012-08-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,572
Posted By ericball
http://footballtvcanada.blogspot.com/ click on...

http://footballtvcanada.blogspot.com/
click on the league you are interested in on the right
It looks like French Ligue 1 is only on TV5. EPL is on multiple channels although the majority of them...
Forum: Rogers Cable TV   2012-06-07, 01:32 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 244,429
Posted By ericball
I was referencing post #137 for Markham versus...

I was referencing post #137 for Markham versus 57's post for his area. I just find it curious that Rogers isn't taking the opportunity to make channel numbers more consistent for each region.
Forum: Rogers Cable TV   2012-06-05, 01:47 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 244,429
Posted By ericball
Some minor differences between 57's update and...

Some minor differences between 57's update and the Markham note:
CTV News moves from 62 to 70 not 17

Not mentioned: ShopTV 17->59, MMM 64->70, BBN 66->60
Forum: Rogers Cable TV   2012-05-28, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,630
Posted By ericball
I had a similar set-up (TiVo S2DT) and complained...

I had a similar set-up (TiVo S2DT) and complained to Rogers and was able to get an HD PVR & SD PVR for free for a year (at least). You need to express that they are taking away functionality from...
Forum: Rogers Cable TV   2012-04-25, 01:33 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 244,429
Posted By ericball
Interesting. They've cleared out the ch61-69...

Interesting. They've cleared out the ch61-69 band, but are still using ch70, 95, 96, 129 & 130 for analog. I wonder why. Maybe the digital transmitters need a guard channel between them, but that...
Forum: Rogers Cable TV: HD PVR Discussion   2012-04-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,723
Views: 363,906
Posted By ericball
Question: other than the improved search (more...

Question: other than the improved search (more than first letter, cast & crew), are there any other significant improvements in the new firmware? There seem to be a whole whack of stuff missing...
Forum: Rogers Cable TV   2012-04-17, 05:16 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 86,327
Posted By ericball
@sweettahsin See my previous posts on the subject...

@sweettahsin See my previous posts on the subject and you can judge whether Rogers' arguments are valid. I checked this morning and I (VIP customer) am receiving Food Network on digital SD and HD...
Forum: Rogers Cable TV   2012-04-05, 12:32 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 86,327
Posted By ericball
Another update from Rogers: Of course, he...

Another update from Rogers:


Of course, he neglects to mention who will not receive the service. Hmm... maybe those with only a DTA will be cut off. Of course, the DTA doesn't provide a...
Forum: Rogers Cable TV   2012-04-05, 11:54 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 86,327
Posted By ericball
Rogers never owned the Food Network. Shaw...

Rogers never owned the Food Network. Shaw (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_Network_Canada) is the current majority owner and managing partner.
Forum: Rogers Cable TV   2012-04-05, 09:53 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 86,327
Posted By ericball
More on the Food Network. As an alternate...

More on the Food Network.

As an alternate route, I sent an email to the advertising account execs at Shaw (who owns the Food Network), as they (and their clients) will be also impacted by this...
Forum: Rogers Cable TV   2012-04-04, 06:23 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 86,327
Posted By ericball
I followed up my call with an email and received...

I followed up my call with an email and received the following response which confirms what the agent stated:


IMHO this is complete BS as the Lifestyle Theme Pack didn't exist when the Food...
Forum: Rogers Cable TV   2012-04-03, 09:09 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 86,327
Posted By ericball
Food Network moving to Lifestyle Theme Pack?

My wife noticed the Guide Info for Food Network ch52 states:

"As of April 17, 2012, you will no longer receive Food Network as it is not part of the TV package to which you currently subscribe."
...
Forum: Rogers Cable TV   2012-02-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 244,429
Posted By ericball
Consider that Rogers doesn't even offer an analog...

Consider that Rogers doesn't even offer an analog package. Thus the only reason they would maintain any analog channels is if the cost of giving DTAs to subscribers with grandfathered analog...
Forum: Rogers Cable TV   2012-02-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 244,429
Posted By ericball
As requested. I'm in the the Markham area. ...

As requested. I'm in the the Markham area.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v350/ericball/img068.png
Note: the text does not indicate whether any analog channels will be available other than...
Forum: Rogers Cable TV   2012-02-18, 07:50 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 244,429
Posted By ericball
I received the death of analog letter this week...

I received the death of analog letter this week from Rogers and it made my dual-tuner TiVo very sad as it would no longer be able to record two shows. So I called Rogers to express that I was...
Forum: AM/ FM, Internet Radio and Music Industry   2011-09-13, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,394
Posted By ericball
Vinyl 95.3 also does a teaser every day at 7:30...

Vinyl 95.3 also does a teaser every day at 7:30 AM.
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2011-09-02, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2,404
Views: 603,285
Posted By ericball
TVfool says that Buffalo, Hamilton & CKVR...

TVfool says that Buffalo, Hamilton & CKVR (Barrie) are all 2 Edge for you, which may be why you're not getting them. Height, a bit of upward angle and pointing SSE instead of at the CN Tower (SSW)...
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2011-09-01, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2,404
Views: 603,285
Posted By ericball
Cornell : east of 9th Line, between 7th and 16th,...

Cornell : east of 9th Line, between 7th and 16th, GH w/o NARODs variant looking southish out 2nd story window with CM balun and HDP-269 pre-amp.

Did a rescan this morning and I'm receiving:
ABC,...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2011-08-31, 10:16 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,240
Posted By ericball
On the one hand, I am hopeful that I will be able...

On the one hand, I am hopeful that I will be able to get a few more channels due to start of digital (TVO), higher power and/or lower physical channel.

On the other hand, I hate that CHCH and CTV...
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