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Old CBC HD (Official thread) 2005 to May 2006.

I just called Videotron (technical support) and they told me that Radio-Canada/CBC TV HD stations in Montreal will be available at no additional charge on their cable service, starting February 21.

Positions will be 602 for CBFT HD and the present 606 for CBCHD. I am not sure what will the exact identifier be for Radio-Canada.

Availability dates vary. For Montreal they told me it will be next Monday, February 21. For other regions it will be a week later, February 28.
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post #2 of 833 (permalink) Old 2005-02-18, 10:15 AM
 
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snip.... at no additional charge ....snip
Funny, my basic rate just went up. Coincidence?
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>>Funny, my basic rate just went up. Coincidence?<<

It as nothing to do with that...its a 1$ for digital service

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Anyone know if any regular shows on CBC will be in HD, or at least in widescreen? SRC has announced a few weekly dramas, but I don't recall anything for CBC.
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Anyone know if any regular shows on CBC will be in HD, or at least in widescreen? SRC has announced a few weekly dramas, but I don't recall anything for CBC.
Sure, if you check out http://www.cbc.ca/sports/indepth/hdtv/ you'll see that on the first day they are broadcasting (Feb 21) there will be a Toronto Maple Leafs vs Montreal Canadiens game. I think they are planning to have a single camera in the Air Canada Centre aimed at the empty ice ...

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Sure, if you check out http://www.cbc.ca/sports/indepth/hdtv/ you'll see that on the first day they are broadcasting (Feb 21) there will be a Toronto Maple Leafs vs Montreal Canadiens game.
Er, that was Feb 21 LAST YEAR!

CBC hasn't touched their HDTV site since last October. If, indeed, they are about to go live, it would be nice to let viewers know what exactly we'll be able to see in HD on CBC.
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Er, that was Feb 21 LAST YEAR!
I thought that went without saying ....

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>>I thought that went without saying <<

Dont quit your day job ~

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Anyone know if any regular shows on CBC will be in HD, or at least in widescreen? SRC has announced a few weekly dramas, but I don't recall anything for CBC.
DaVinci's Inquest has been shot on widescreen film for quite a while so its a great candidate for HD broadcast whenever that might happen.

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This Is Wonderland and The Antiques Roadshow have been showing in widescreen on the SD CBC channel.
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For CBCHD (Channel 606), TV Guide is now available but no signal yet.
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For CBCHD (Channel 606), TV Guide is now available but no signal yet.
Are they at least showing the demo loop from CBC? Also, I have noticed yesterday that SRC has a new demo loop too, showing the skyline of Montreal in one shots, and a bunch of different shots of the Jacques-Cartier bridge. I taped both CBC's and SRC's demos to D-VHS and will try to tape the sign on of CBC tomorrow morning in case they do something special.
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This morning, both SRC-HD and CBC-HD are up and running! Normal programming can be seen but no real HD (or widescreen) yet.

It's a very good start. I'm hoping that this evening some real HD will be shown.
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CBC HD (Official thread) - When will it be on my provider?

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.



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