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So if there are no repeaters north of Thunder Bay, then why should people living there be subjected to simsubs?

The CRTC told me they didn't allow Shaw Direct to change their simsub policies, so I'm not sure why Shaw is saying the CRTC has recently allowed the Virtual Channel Override to include all of Ontario.
 

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Terra Nova was delayed tonight because of the baseball game. I watched the first part of the show on Fox only to have HOUSE simsubbed overtop of my program midway through. I am very disappointed in SD for this pitiful practice. I am not close enough to Toronto to be simsubbed and yet it happens. It really is sad that it is Global only they do this with.
 

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wish they would have done that here on the west coast I got most of the terra nova instead of house ......those sports really piss me off
 

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This is just sloppiness (or negligence) on the part of Shaw. They should be monitoring simsubs but, AFAIK, they don't and never have. To make it even worse, they are doing these bad simsubs with Global which they own. I saw an HD show simsubbed with an Global SD feed the other night, I think a complaint to the CRTC is in order.
 

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I was watching Terra Nova and I got the same simsub.It really pissed me off!. I reseted the receiver which got me back to Fox, untill the first advertising when the simsub was forced back! Well I set the recording for FoxW at 11 so I hope I will be finally be able to watch Terra Nova to the end, today. :(
 

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Is it possible that was on Thursday night when all of the HD feeds were down and replaced with SD feeds?
No, it is not. All HD channels were working fine. Fox wa delayed by some sports events and they pushed all programing further. So Fox Terra Nova overlapped with Global House, and they simsubed Global House over, about middle of the show ! :(
Fortunately I recorded it on the West feed and watched it next day.
 

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any Simsubs in Montreal, on HD channels ??

Hi everyone,

If I were going to get Shaw Direct, instead of Videotron, in Montreal, would I get a lot of simsubs on the American HD channels?

On Videotron, in prime time, two of the four American networks on average are simsubbed at the same time. Which leaves two that are not simbsubbed. Sometimes 3 are simsubbed, but not often. Jay Leno and Letterman are not simsubbed. I used to have Bell, and everything was simsubbed, 95% of the time. Or at least it seemed that way.

What could I expect if I went with Shaw Direct?

Thanks,
 

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I know you would be ok on the West HD Feeds for sure and as far as I know Shaw D has no HD Signals from Montreal, So in theory you should be ok
 

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Last night I noticed that they substituted Global Toronto HD over NBC Detroit HD for Saturday Night Live. Sooo, they have either boosted the OTA HD signal for that station and I can now pick it up in Alberta, or someone new was working and didn't realize they were suppose to only do it for the Toronto/Southern Ontario region or since they own Global they have decided to do this for all of the country on Global shows now.

I'm really hoping it was a mistake as no signal substitutions is one of the few reasons to be with Shaw Direct for those of us outside of Southern Ontario. I PVR all of the shows I watch anyhow so it doesn't make any difference if I skip over American or Canadian commercials but its the quality of the substituted signal and the timing of it that I am more concerned with as when I have had to endure them in the past I often either saw beginning or end portions of the show being substituted twice and either miss portions of the show preceding or following it.

In the case of last night's SNL substitution, I noticed the horrible audio/video moment, like a lost signal, when they started and ended the substitution and of course the pleasure of seeing 2 station bugs on the screen (one for NBC and one Global) during the show. I didn't notice any difference in the quality of the signal from what I am use to from NBC so that was a good thing.
 

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A new round of simsubs on Shaw Direct?

Here in Alberta, on SNL last night the HD version from Detroit was simsubbed with Toronto Global TV. The SD version was not. It was rather badly done, about a minute into the opening sketch. Will we be seeing a lot more of this?
For sure with Global programs!
 

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Simsubs were done also in Regina, watching SNL and they switched the HD feed to the Global HD feed, dissapointing, if I wanted to watch the Global Channel I would have had it on that network, not NBC Detroit.

Have to wait tonight to see what they will do with the Grammys since Global and CBS is broadcasting this event.
 

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Have to wait tonight to see what they will do with the Grammys since Global and CBS is broadcasting this event.
I was fully expecting the usual Global HD substitute on top of CBS HD Detroit but no, CBS ruled. That is very unusual for this location to be sub free.
 

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I noticed the substitution on SNL as well. I would like it to be my choice but I will take the Canadian feed over the depressing Detroit feed any day. Living in Manitoba, Detroit has no relevance to my life. We have enough murders in Winnipeg without watching the Detroit news.
 

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Currently watching House "on FOX HD" 287 ... being simsubbed by GlobalTV HD here in Vancouver. This is the very first instance of simsubbing that I have experience with Shaw Direct.

That fact that Shaw Direct did not simsub was one of the main reasons for subscribing to SD rather than Bell TV.

I have always felt that simsubbing is a violation of my rights. If I want to watch a program on a Canadian station I will do so, but I should have the right to watch it on an American station.
 
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