My father was issued a HDDSR600, 120 kms NE of Winnipeg, He only gets Channels
32 CBC Wpg,
33 CTV Wpg,
34 Global Wpg,
74 CityTV Wpg,
788 SRC Wpg and
23 CTV2 Alberta as there is no CTV2 in Wpg.
as well as the usual... 2 Shaw Direct, 9 Knowledge, 105 Shaw Direct Weather (interactive), 288 AMI Audio, 290 BC Leg, 299 Shaw Direct (copy of Ch #2), 492 CKUA Radio (Does Not Show in Guide), 739 Shaw Direct Weather (same as 105)
All the stations are in SD even though the originating feeds in Winnipeg are available in HD.
One other note, the NFL game on City TV Sunday was Blacked out, even though it was available OTA in Winnipeg (I wonder if City TV is aware of this?), apparently because SportNet had the rights to it.
I hope that isn't the case for any other program that is covered by another provider it will be very frustrating for him! Otherwise he is very happy with his new "FVVSS"
"Farmer Vision Via Satellite Service", or LTSS - Local Television Satellite Solution as Shaw Direct calls it!