I want to know if there is equipment available to use at my cottage so that I could enjoy TV there. Is there still such a thing as being able to use an antenna for near signals, only if I do only get a few channels (non-analogue)?
Antenna may still work (digital TV stations now) but the range of the transmitters is very limited (especailly when compared to the analog ones).
Could also inquire about the LTSS program from Shaw direct (free satellite dish and receiver that would be installed at locations that can't get the analog stations anymore) with some channels.
Good suggestion from kevinds above, check to see if you are eligible for LTSS.
Here is a link with more info: http://www.shawdirect.ca/promotions/english/digitaltransition/default.asp?WT.mc_id=DTV
Retrieving data ...