For your post # 6, are you trying to impress us with a philosophical report on the state of HD in Canada? Do you have an agenda?
To start with you live in what City (should be added in your profile by clicking "User CP" on the top menu bar)
Then if your signature file contains your STB make and model, we can usually figure out who your provider is.
As for the DiscoverHD situation, we will see if you are in the Videotron/Shaw group of clients who feel cheated, or, the Rogers/Bell group who still have DiscoveryHD but may be facing a possible monthly charge in the near future.
As for the CRTC, sure you can put blame there like many others do. But to my knowledge, DiscoveryHD is a specialty channel not available OTA and a provider can elect to offer it or not just like the PlayBoy channel. It's a business decision on the part of the provider and it's an option for the client when it is offered. Or, are you suggesting that the CRTC should specify what channels providers are to carry? Should we elect federal candidates who propose that the Government, through the CRTC, nationalize all cable and satellite providers that cover Canada?
I am very disappointed for the lost of DiscoverHD from my provider Videotron. But I recognize it's a business decision. My own recourse is very limited because I have over $1,200 invested in 2 cable DVRs. However, my HD present situation is immensely better than in September 2002 when I took delivery of my HDTV and had ExpressVu installed so that I could get their demo channel with some travel tours of Europe in an all day loop.
Samsung LN52B750, SVS PB12-ISD, Harmony One, HD-A1, BDP-1400, Oppo DV-970HD, Yamaha RX-V371