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2018-06-07 05:13 PM
LONSat The SD feeds for Vancouver (CBC, CTV, Global, City) are not being impacted right now. It is only the HD signals that are being transferred from one or more transponders to F2 tp8. Temporarily each of the above HD channels will be on two transponders but we won't see the change until the dual feed is over.
2018-06-07 04:46 PM
tvmaster so the HD feed will replace the SD feed on say, CBC Vancouver, channel 308 for East Classic lineup? No new numbers between 1 and 300?
2018-06-07 04:37 PM
LONSat Dual feed means the signal is being sent on both the old transponder and the new transponder. The "dual feed" allows them to test and tune the signal, for cable ends to make changes and any other commercial users to make adjustments. Us, as Shaw Direct consumers have to wait until the end of the dual feed period June 26th (10am) for our receivers to start getting the map/signal from the new location.

Channel slots? If you mean classic or advanced channel numbers then nothing will change for the Vancouver channel placements.
2018-06-07 03:56 PM
tvmaster “Dual feed”? Not sure I understand. Any idea what guide channel slots they’ll occupy?
2018-06-07 03:49 PM
LONSat They are there (in dual feed) but not visible to the end user yet. We will see them June 26.
2018-06-07 03:48 PM
tvmaster Well thatís at least an explanation. Now, where are those F1R F2 HD Canadian west channels which were supposed to light up two days ago?
2018-06-07 02:07 PM
Shaw /SD outage 2018-06-07

Happened approx 10 a.m. EDT. I Was Online Chat with SD.
2018-06-07 01:47 PM
zeke This morning, about 6:40 Pacific, I lost approx. half the channels. Essentially the same as if I only had one coax connected to the receiver. (I'm using DSR630.) I have two receivers and both have the same issue, and I've checked the cables at the dish. Thoughts?
2018-06-07 01:01 PM
tvmaster any idea whatís up with all the blank, solid colour channels?
2018-06-07 12:32 PM
LONSat The SD channels you mentioned have transitioned to MPEG4. It would seem that they are taking the HD feed from those stations and downconverting them to 16:9 SD. You can see it on the CTV2 London's newscast. The commercials are in 16x9 SD and the news itself has blackbars to the side. The London station is about the only channel I watch in SD anymore so I have just set the aspect to normal on the receiver.
2018-06-07 12:18 PM
SD, 480i channels getting stretched

Starting today or yesterday, a bunch of SD channels between 300 and 400 on the Classic East channel map are getting stretched from 480i to appear as if they’re filling a 16x9, 720 or 1080 resolution. But they’re still in SD. Any idea what the hell is going on? I set my SD setting to NOT stretch to fill on TV’s and receivers.
Is Shaw doing this, or are the originating broadcasters up to something.
Channel 389, CTV Two Vancouver Island is one of these false, stretched, or zoomed channels.
Channel 306, CBC Calgary, another, while Ch. 307, CBC Edmonton is still 480i.

Also, loads of SD channels have gone blank. Nothing there but solid colour screens and no audio. I’m using a DSR630, so that’s not the problem (mpeg 4 conversions). And I’m still using an older, quad lnb, but if the channels had been moved to G1, the channel guide designation would just have disappeared. Anyone?
2018-03-28 02:24 AM
tvmaster Iím a big CBC fan, so itís too bad some people have issues with it.
2018-03-27 09:06 PM
bev fan So far CBC it is the only Canadian OTA station that provides free streaming and News channel for $4.99
No TV subscription required and available with any internet provider, something unheard of in Canada.
2018-03-27 06:00 PM
tvmaster Where are you getting your info from?
2018-03-26 01:42 PM
ExDilbert The CBC wants to act like a commercial TV service, cutting costs by reducing service to millions of Canadians, while running ads and collecting subscriber fees. At the same time, it wants to continue collecting hundreds of millions of taxpayers money while failing to fulfill it's traditional mandate of producing and airing only shows that reflect Canadian culture. It should decide what it wants to be, a service that reflects Canadian culture and serves all Canadians or be a commercial service that cuts costs at all levels and strives to make a profit. It's current position of accepting taxpayer money but refusing to be accountable to a large percentage of Canadian taxpayers in hypocritical.
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