11.2 - TELEVISION RECEIVER BOX
  Number of households by region
Canada Atlantic Quebec Ontario
Households with a television analog/digital receiver box
Yes 10,785,598 A 803,805 A 2,521,216 A 4,039,183 A
No 1,032,933 A 58,980 M 340,227 A 392,495 A
Don't know 227,096 A 26,512 M 81,801 M 73,276 M
Not stated 2,128,179 A 108,029 A 618,042 A 775,442 A
Number of television analog/digital receiver boxes
Not present or used 1,032,933 A 58,980 M 340,227 A 392,495 A
One 5,073,104 A 314,487 A 1,249,314 A 2,033,013 A
Two 3,419,294 A 299,382 A 875,120 A 1,126,534 A
Three 1,634,006 A 136,955 A 266,370 A 638,410 A
Four 427,879 A 27,344 M 92,971 M 147,336 A
Five or more 231,316 A 25,637 M 37,441 M 93,891 M
Don't know 227,096 A 26,512 M 81,801 M 73,276 M
Not stated 2,128,179 A 108,029 A 618,042 A 775,442 A
Type of television receiver box
Regular (analog) cable 8,169,859 A 534,627 A 2,167,506 A 2,838,764 A
Satellite 2,269,303 A 199,672 A 446,740 A 1,052,741 A
Personal Video Recorder (PVR) 3,149,483 A 254,928 A 428,215 A 1,065,358 A
Internet protocol TV 1,482,854 A 83,319 A 246,387 A 549,045 A
Smart TV 2,128,736 A 140,805 A 370,133 A 931,041 A
Other 456,246 A 42,228 M 151,455 M 157,810 A
Age of the most frequently used television analog/digital receiver box
Not present or used 1,521,093 A 80,891 A 387,739 A 644,039 A
5 years or less 8,430,290 A 645,072 A 1,901,048 A 3,242,929 A
6 to 10 years 1,915,890 A 122,845 A 549,741 A 583,515 A
11 to 15 years 238,421 M 11,809 M 72,032 M - U
16 years or more 72,304 M - U - U - U
Don't know 428,231 A 35,355 M 100,063 M 148,595 M
Not stated 1,567,578 A 98,798 A 534,032 A 512,327 A
Use of the most frequently used television analog/digital receiver box in an average week
Not present or used 1,654,567 A 73,630 A 438,533 A 699,294 A
4 hours or less 1,609,461 A 99,005 A 433,163 A 566,862 A
5 to 10 hours 2,328,602 A 189,153 A 500,000 A 918,407 A
11 to 20 hours 1,669,575 A 140,696 A 387,282 A 621,018 A
21 to 30 hours 1,656,756 A 109,018 A 367,579 A 595,087 A
31 to 40 hours 1,167,075 A 85,571 A 270,148 A 485,407 A
41 to 55 hours 607,791 A 42,432 A 129,188 A 210,804 A
56 hours or more 1,086,095 A 81,859 A 306,410 A 354,251 A
Don't know 608,401 A 48,691 M 150,265 M 197,063 M
Not stated 1,785,485 A 127,271 A 578,716 A 632,203 A
When you turn off your most frequently used television, how do you turn off the receiver box?
Unplug box 60,952 M - U - U - U
Use remote 10,136,993 A 717,421 A 2,889,955 A 3,544,740 A
Turn off power bar 242,977 A 16,411 M - U 119,699 M
Using off button on box 615,107 A 30,791 M 135,742 A 312,979 M
Don't turn it off 1,568,805 A 144,971 A 146,653 M 622,376 A
Valid skip 1,058,499 A 49,409 M 217,436 M 504,547 A
Don't know 235,767 M - U - U 101,845 M
Not stated 254,707 A 26,482 M 92,802 M 64,881 M
Households with an ENERGY STAR® certified digital receiver box
Not present or used 1,032,933 A 58,980 M 340,227 A 392,495 A
Yes 4,019,564 A 305,320 A 956,369 A 1,510,648 A
No 1,138,195 A 62,206 M 287,598 A 377,081 A
Don't know 4,952,993 A 371,866 A 1,126,261 A 1,901,498 A
Not stated 3,030,121 A 198,954 A 850,831 A 1,098,673 A

Legend:

The letter beside each estimate classifies its quality as follows: A–Acceptable, M–Use with caution, U–Too unreliable to be published.

Notes:

Valid skips indicate households that do not have a receiver box in their dwelling.
Due to rounding, the numbers may not add up and may differ slightly among tables.

Source:

2015 Survey of Household Energy Use