Kevin Vahey
Mon Oct 6 12:54:15 EDT 2008

How has this format done with consumers in Canada? Did the government
mandate all radios now sold must receive the signal. Can a resident of
Buffalo legally buy a receiver that can receive digital signals from

On the other hand can Canadians legally buy a receiver that picks up
US HD programming? I am not certain the Buffalo HD signals on FM can
even make it into Toronto (AM is another story)

On the TV side I know that in Montreal the only way to get HDTV is via
cable or satellite as it wasn't being offered over the air as of yet.
Are their any plans to do so?

On 10/5/08, Garrett Wollman <> wrote:
> <<On Sun, 5 Oct 2008 13:50:07 -0400, "Dan.Strassberg"
> <> said:
>> Yes, Canada adopted the Eureka-147 system a number of years ago (my
>> guess, at least 10 years). Eureka-147 uses L-Band (around 1.4 GHz, I
>> believe).
> In Canada.  Other countries use different bands.  The countries where
> it's been successful generally use Band III (VHF-high), as those
> countries have moved television to UHF.
>> (I don't know whether it's frequency division, time division, or
>> orthogonal frequency division) divides the signal among the various
>> stations.
> It's OFDM.  The Wikipedia article explains the precise technique (jump
> to the "Technology" section -- most of the rest of the article was
> written by British anti-Eureka anoraks).
> -GAWollman

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