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post #16 of 833 (permalink) Old 2005-02-21, 11:34 AM
 
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Will all satellite and cable providers be obligated to carry CBC HD?
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post #17 of 833 (permalink) Old 2005-02-21, 11:40 AM
 
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I'm not getting a signal on CBFT-DT. I'm only getting CBMT-DT.
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lprice99, in the near term, I doubt it but I'm sure they all will for competitive reasons.

Longer term, I'm sure the CRTC will require providers to carry all Canadian HD signals in order to be allowed to carry the US HD signals. (similar to current practive with SD signals)

If Bell et al, carried ABC/NBC/CBS HD etc, and not CBC, the mandarins in Ottawa would be howling.



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When CBC HD going to be on Rogers?

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Thought I would consolidate this on one thread.

It seems CBC is testing in Montreal and Toronto.

Post here for information about it hitting your cable provider or general questions about it.
Why lock the existing thread about CBCHD in the Rogers forum, but not lock the existing thread about CBCHD on Sympatico and OTA that already existed in this forum?

BTW, I've e-mailed them about status.

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"I dont think Rogers will offer CBC-HD until they have actual HD Programming in the Schedule...."

Since when is this a requirement........
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"I dont think Rogers will offer CBC-HD until they have actual HD Programming in the Schedule...."

Since when is this a requirement........
Actually its CBC-DT and not CBC-HD. The sooner the satellite and cable providers carry CBC-DT the better, regardless of the programming.

People use the terms DT (Digital TV) and HD (High Definition) as though they are the same thing, but they're not. The point of the new licences (both CRTC and FCC in the U.S.A.) is to get DT up and running for all its benefits and then let the analog stations come down. For example, a DT station can broadcast 27-1, 27-2, and 27-3 as different content channels or they can use all that bandwidth for a single 27-1 HD channel, or come up with some other apportionment.

The regulators had in mind that a lot of perfectly good AT 4:3 TVs would suddenly become obsolete if OTA DT was to be only in HD, so the system they created allows OTA TV watchers to purchase or rent a DAC (Digital to Analog Convertor) tuner as a set top box, with the HD channels being letterboxed. Those on pensions or in low income brackets are not expected to have to be without TV due to the switchover of stations to digital.

Having said all this I also hope for maximum HD programming, but I don't expect it just because a station is DT. I don't know what CBC-DT's ratio of DT to HD programming will be. I hope this helps clarify the situation.

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post #22 of 833 (permalink) Old 2005-02-21, 01:06 PM
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"L'auberge du chien noir" was filmed in HD and is showing tonight. Let's see if it will be shown the right way. If yes, it will be the first French HD program (assuming there is no HD in France...) ever!
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Well at least they seem to broadcast some of their in-house products in Widescreen. I think that's a bonus.

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Thumbs down "L'auberge du chien noir"

"L'auberge du chien noir" won't be in HD tonight ... I've just received an email from SRC that confirm that.

They are supposed to email me again when the show will start to be in HD

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I hope our money goes somewhere...it is funded by our taxes.

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It's comical that the only source for CBC HD programming is HDNET, an "illegal" channel in Canada.
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Speaking of HDNet, isn't that supposed to be voted on shortly?

As for CBC, I have just read that the annual budget goes from 968 million to 1 billion this year. I wonder if this is the cost of the mobile HD trucks....

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CBC HD is currently showing "The Newsroom" in widescreen. Cool! PQ is pretty good so it looks HD.

For SRC HD, no HD yet and sound is terrible...
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james99.. re "only source" is now not factually correct. CBLT-DT comes in very nicely OTA here in Burlington. The Newsroom looked great in HD.
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post #30 of 833 (permalink) Old 2005-02-21, 09:58 PM
 
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Most of the prime time series on CBC have been in widescreen for at least a year. If they were all produced in HD, the CBC will equal or surpass many of the American channels with HD primetime content.
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