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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 2020-01-26, 01:40 PM
 
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There are no Canadian stations I am aware of that broadcast unique subchannels.
CFTV is a non-profit Community Broadcaster in Leamington that carry 4 channels total, 80% Can Con with 60% local coverage in multiple languages, English/French/Spanish, with some Aboriginal content as well representing the First Nations groups in their locale.

https://www.cftvdt.net/channels

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post #17 of 22 (permalink) Old 2020-01-26, 02:37 PM
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I find it interesting that a non-profit community broadcaster is capable of providing 4 channels of content while for-profit broadcasters seem to be incapable or uninterested.
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post #18 of 22 (permalink) Old 2020-02-13, 09:53 AM
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I'm just hoping to have the remaining two analog stations in my community converted to HD this year, as per what Industry Canada's digital transition timeline.
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post #19 of 22 (permalink) Old 2020-02-14, 09:44 AM
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What I just need is a tv that connects to my wifi. That's it. TV brands make it like they are releasing phones. There is even a curve tv now.
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post #20 of 22 (permalink) Old 2020-02-14, 12:38 PM
 
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Hard to believe how the price of televisions has dropped in most cases. Our first colour television in 1963 cost around $1600. 20 inch RCA round screen in a metal box and only one station from Watertown, New York. broadcasting several shows a week from CBS in colour. Those were the good old days!!
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post #21 of 22 (permalink) Old 2020-02-14, 06:47 PM
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What good is a TV that just connects to wifi? It needs software to display anything, even if it's just a Miracast or Chromecast app. My ideal TV these days is one that just has HDMI inputs. Don't need a tuner. Don't need any streaming apps. I'll add the programming sources myself.
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post #22 of 22 (permalink) Old 2020-02-22, 04:14 PM
 
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Are any such no-tuner monitors available in the consumer market and from what stores?

@ jacjames I remember watching a rerun of the Get Smart TV show and in one episode they show a 14 inch color TV selling for $300. That show ran from '65 to '70 but still it is dramatic how the prices have changed.
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