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  1. Hi there fellow Canadians and TCM fanatics I might have to move to Halifax (from Vancouver, BC) and I'm freaking out because I've learned they don't have Shaw cable TV over there, and apparently Shaw's the only cable company in Canada that carries TCM....pretty much the only channel I ever watch! I love classic movies and have discovered so many wonderful stars/films on TCM, I'd hate to lose it. I'm seriously addicted and don't think I could live without TCM, pathetic as that may sound! But where else can you see these films, right? Most of them are too obscure to be released on home video/DVD. Anyway, I did a little research and it seems that there's another option for Canadians, in areas without Shaw... something called Star Choice? I don't know anything about satellite TV and I wonder if anyone out there can tell me, is there any difference in picture quality between digital satellite and digital cable? Can you still record movies and hook it up to a DVD Recorder (I have one of those real-time recorders that acts kinda like a VCR and "burns" onto the dvd-r as you watch, only needing a couple minutes to "finalize" the disc at the end...not one of those fancy expensive recorders with a harddrive inside) I'd really appreciate it if Star Choice subscribers out there could let me know what they think of it... reliable service and all that? I'm also very curious to know whether their satellite brings us the US or Canadian feed of TCM? I wonder because there are often Canadian substitutions due to rights issues, I guess, and I usually prefer the movie airing in Canada! Please excuse these probably stupid questions, and help ease my mind about moving - Thanks!
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