Canadian Edition - 500 Gb; US Edition - 2Tb.

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  1. DwayneM

    DwayneM New Member

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    Why does the Canadian Edition of the Edge for Antenna have 500 Gb (75 HD hours) of storage, but the US Edition has 2Tb (300 HD hours) of storage?
     
  2. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Because we Americans are lumps sitting around watching TV all day, whereas Canadians have lives? ;)
     
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  3. LarryAtHome

    LarryAtHome Active Member

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    Also, the Canadian edition is only 2 tuners, American edition 4 tuners.
     
  4. nitro001

    nitro001 New Member

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    Perhaps it is just a US/Imperial to Metric conversion issue? ... Sorry couldn't resist.
     
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  5. unclehonkey

    unclehonkey Well-Known Member

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    maybe because Canada doesnt have subchannels OTA? Most areas have 4 stations (CBC, CTV, Global and Ici) unless you're in a major area (Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver)
     
  6. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    I was going to post it's because of the exchange rate. :)
     
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  7. schatham

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    Most likely due to some crazy import laws.

    Would a US version work? If so, try ordering one from a US company or have a friend stateside buy one and send it to you.
     
  8. lhvetinari

    lhvetinari Si non confectus, non reficiat TCF Club

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    Yeah, I'm envisioning a situation like the Playstation 2 when it came out and the main chipset was so powerful (for the time) that it fell under Supercomputer export restrictions (or like when 128-bit encryption was considered "munitions")
     
  9. Nov 1, 2019 #9 of 10
    LarryAtHome

    LarryAtHome Active Member

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    If they sold the US version in Canada, it would be priced too high for most to consider. The price is what sells, it is afterwards that the consumer wishes he had the missing tuners and larger hard drive. (especially since you can not transfer the recordings to a PC with the Edge)
    For those wanting the US version in Canada, Weaknees ships to Canada.
     
  10. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

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    To make it less expensive. The 2-tuner model will probably come to the U.S. market eventually too as a cheaper alternative.
     

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