I just returned from Oakridge Mall in Vancouver and viewed what was supposed to be OPTIK TV.
Oh my it looked HORRIBLE. Pixilation in HD all over the place. I tuned in several different channels from Oprah to a live baseball game on WGN, all supposedly HD. YIKE!!
I couldn't believe that they were running their demo on a 27" crappy LG LCD TV. It's possible this was at least PART of the problem, but I'm not so sure.
!!CORRECTION: THE STORE HAD NOT UPGRADED TO OPTIK YET!!
I currently have BELL and it is very good. I'm not switching because of quality issues with Bell. I'm just trying to reduce my ENORMOUS media bill (phone and internet through SHAW, TV through Bell)
To my eyes SHAW HD is unacceptable. Not to mention their SD programming up to about channel 50 is embarrassing.
Does anyone have real-world experience with OPTIK v BELL yet? Is there a store in the lower mainland that has a large, high quality demo set up? Oh and I'm all ready sold on the any room PVR and I know the menus are sexy, so please only comment on PURE PICTURE QUALITY.
I'm worried I may have to pull the plug on the switchover.
Thanks in advance everyone!!