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post #1 of 205 (permalink) Old 2010-01-03, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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Free Preview Listing

Free Preview Ends Mon. Jan 4.
885 - RTVi+ (Russian)

Free Preview Mon. Jan. 4 to Wed. Feb 3.
227 - Bold

Free Preview Ends Tues. Jan. 5
570 - WPIX-DT New York (PIX11)
571 - WSBK-DT Boston (TV38)
572 - KTLA-DT Los Angeles (KTLA5)
573 - WGN-DT Chicago (WGN9CW)

Free Preview Ends Wed. Jan. 6
506 - TSN HD

Free Preview Fri. Jan. 8 to Mon. Jan. 11.
276 - Mystery

Free Preview Ends Thu. Jan. 14
408 - Big Ten Network
546 - Big Ten Network HD

Free Preview Ends Fri. Jan. 15
231 - Nickelodeon Canada

Free Preview Fri. Jan. 15 to Mon. Jan. 18
275 - BBC Canada

Free Preview Ends Tues. Jan. 19
558 - Superchannel HD 1
559 - Super Channel HD 2


Free Preview Fri. Jan. 22 to Mon. Jan. 25
232 - Baby First TV

Free Preview Ends Fri. Jan. 22
819 - LS Times TV (Chinese Movies)

Free Preview Ends Tue. Feb. 2
626 - TÉLÉTOON Rétro

Free Preview Ends Tue. Feb. 9
577 - WOW TV HD (Chinese)

Free Preveiw Ends Tue. Mar. 2
887 - RT News (English/Russia)

Free Preview Ends TBA
(These channels may be placed in theme packs, but are currently available).
091 - The Biography Channel
107 - AUX TV
254 - NASA TV
521 - HD CHCH
561 - History HD
563 - Turner Classic Movies HD
568 - HD Global BC
575 - HD Fireplace
606 - V HD
609 - TFO HD
611 - TVA HD
651 - TV5 HD

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post #2 of 205 (permalink) Old 2010-02-04, 08:40 AM
 
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RDS (616) and RDSHD (508/617) are on Free preview right now. Not sure how long.
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post #3 of 205 (permalink) Old 2010-02-04, 10:06 AM
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The other providers are offering RDS until around the end of Feb. so I think Rogers would be the same.
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post #4 of 205 (permalink) Old 2010-02-04, 09:00 PM
 
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607 - RIS is free preview (It's a french version of Headline sports, but owned by RDS)

Teletoon Retro (French) is still free as of today.
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post #5 of 205 (permalink) Old 2010-02-05, 02:31 PM
 
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RDS (616) and RDSHD (508/617) are on Free preview right now. Not sure how long.
Why do they put RDS as free preview? We already have RDS as part of the Basic package. But we don't have TSN, the english version of RDS. It's might depend on the region.
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post #6 of 205 (permalink) Old 2010-02-05, 02:33 PM
 
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You must be in a Francophone rich region where RDS is part of basic/FULL cable. Here in Ontario (except maybe Ottawa), RDS/RIS are part of a specialty digital package at $6.99, I think).
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post #7 of 205 (permalink) Old 2010-02-05, 02:50 PM
 
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I think so too, I was suspecting that, just wanted to be sure.

Last time I check we didn't have RIS on our lineup yet. The box acting like the channel don't exist. Might take a little time before it get here, or the box need reboot. I'll try tonight.
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post #8 of 205 (permalink) Old 2010-02-06, 10:38 PM
 
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The new quick start guide does have one useful feature...under what's on, there's a free preview option which gives the list of free preview channels and hitting info gives the dates. It's actually quite useful.

I've only been with Rogers for a month, so this may not be new...
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post #9 of 205 (permalink) Old 2010-02-08, 11:39 AM
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The AUX TV preview seems to have ended.

I sent an email to Rogers this morning to see how one would order it, because I can't seem to find it on the channel ordering section of their site, but does anyone here know? I'm hoping it's not part of VIP, I have Digital Basic now and I don't need to pay $30 extra for 1 channel.
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post #10 of 205 (permalink) Old 2010-02-09, 05:53 AM
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Thought I would just reply to myself since I can't figure out how to edit my post. I got a response from Rogers yesterday and AUX TV is a part of the VIP package.

Well, boo to that.
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post #11 of 205 (permalink) Old 2010-02-09, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Anyone having an issue with RDS HD and SD free preview? I get the "Not Authorized" message when I try to watch them, however I do get to see the channel on the Olympics Quickstart TV Mix page, I just cannot go to the full screen of the channel...

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post #12 of 205 (permalink) Old 2010-02-15, 11:25 AM
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I am also a new rogers cable customer, currently on a free 3 month preview of Digital VIP service. The free preview option under the quick start guide is incomplete, it doesn't show all of the free previews available so whats the point of having it there? frustrating!

I just discovered the 819 LS TIMES (chinese) free preview. Also a bit late, but a lot of the chinese channels have been free preview. Not sure how long they have been available but I see they expire today....Again, a bit of notice would be nice, is there a better way to find these free previews other than continually searching all the channels in the lineup?
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post #13 of 205 (permalink) Old 2010-02-15, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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You'll find some Chinese channels on Free Preview during Chinese New Year which started yesterday.
Also I resolved my RDS HD/SD issue by rebooting PVR.

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post #14 of 205 (permalink) Old 2010-03-23, 03:32 PM
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There is a free preview of WOWHD, 577, chinese channel. Free until May 9...just stumbled upon it...really frustrating not having these free previews listed somewhere!
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post #15 of 205 (permalink) Old 2010-03-23, 06:30 PM
 
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lmao That's what the QuickStart Guide is allegedly for. Right now the "Free Previews" only lists the month-long DIY Network. Way to stay on top of it, Rogers!
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