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cdtv_admin@cdtv.ca 06/21/2004
12:13 PM
danlongeuay@hotmail.com wrote on 2021/06/19

I live in Windsor, ON and would like to know if the set top boxes for sale in the US could be used here. The one I'm thinking of is the Samsung SIR-TS360 that can decode over the air, cable and satelite(although US DTV) HDTV. It seems like the products over here are segregated and not multi format. I don't really care about the satellite but I would like to be able to decode over the air and cable with one box and not the 800.00 machine from cogeco that doesn't do over the air. any sugestions?

Comment from Admin.

Currently available cable STBs do not provide over-the-air (OTA) capability and the OTA STBs, such as the Samsung unit, do not handle cable digital signals. The only dual media unit currently available is the ExpressVu 6000 HDTV STB which has an option to add an OTA reception card.

The recent actions in the US to mandate receivers that are capable of both cable and OTA reception will help resolve your dilemma in the future but, for the interim, it is two STBs or go with satellite solution, which works pretty well..


cdtv_admin@cdtv.ca
10/10/2021
10:21 AM
paulpaul226@hotmail.com wrote on 2021/10/05

In order to view Shaw HDTV cable signals do you have to purchase the Shaw HDTV set top box or will a box like the ZENITH HDV420 work?

Comment from Admin.

I believe that the majority of the HDTV channels in Shaw and other cable systems are encoded, though an HD barker channel is likely in the clear. You will thus need the appropriate STB and an HD account with Shaw before you begin to enjoy the full range of HD programming. Enjoy, HDTV is great entertainment.

cdtv_admin@cdtv.ca
10/19/2004
4:28 PM
ggreen@uwo.ca wrote on 2021/10/18

HI i would like to know if a cable box bought in the states would work in Canada im on Rogers and they use Scientific Atlanta will it work here if bought in the states Im looking at an Explorer 8000 model

cdtv_admin@cdtv.ca
10/25/2004
10:10 AM
Comment from Admin

Each SA digital terminal comes with an activation CD which needs to be uploaded on the Cable Company's Digital Server. Without this CD the box cannot work on the Cable system. The CD is with the cable company that originally purchased the box from SA. It should be noted, that no US cable company is selling SA hardware, if there is a box for sale on Ebay from the U.S., chances are this box is owned by a Cable company is listed as lost or stolen equipment. A bad idea, it seems.

e_mail@runbox.com
11/22/2004
5:30 PM
Are there any free over-the-air set top boxes, I.E any that don't require the cable company to know you have it?

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