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cdtv_admin@cdtv.ca 07/29/2004
3:59 PM
Ali.daneshvar@sympatico.ca wrote on 2021/07/20

I have a HDTV. I connected it to my cable the same cable I had with my ordinary tv. Now I wanna know how I can get HD shows on this tv , is there a special cable or satelite I should get to get HD preview or the ordinary cable I have is it?

Reply from Admin.

To get HDTV on your new HD television, you will need a set-top box connected either to an off-air antenna, the cable system or to a satellite antenna. At present, off-air signals are available only in Toronto and Vancouver or from cross-border American stations, such as Buffalo or Detroit. Major cable systems, such as Rogers, Videotron and Shaw offer HDTV services. Bell ExpressVu offers a large bouquet of HDTV service. Look at their respective web site for services available in your area and choose the service provider most convenient for you.


cdtv_admin@cdtv.ca
10/10/2021
10:10 AM
whitbybob@rogers.com wrote on 2021/10/05

Do I need an STB for each piece of equipment I want to use? If I have 4 VCRs taping at once do I need an STB for each plus my TV as well?

Comment from Admin.

Each STB is capable of receiving and processing the signal for a single program. Some newer devices though do allow processing of a second program at low resolution for VCR recording. Each STB generally has HDTV outputs in either digital (HDMI or DVI) format and analog outputs in Y, Pr, Pb or RGB (XGA) format, though possibly not simultaneously. The monitor/HD television often has a monitor output also for recording. You may then be able to record and view the same program simultaneously and if multiple copies are needed for multiple machines then a V/A distribution amplifier would be needed. If you wish to record multiple programs simultaneously, then multiple STB’s will be required.

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