I read in the Globe this morning in an article regarding Superchannel that:
...Rogers said yesterday that it will offer the two HD channels once it introduces switch-digital technology that opens up more space.
I'm guessing that SDV is closer than we think?
2008-04-10, 03:09 PM
They said not so long ago that it was coming in 2008 - it's 2008, so hopefully they'll stick to that.
2008-10-19, 05:02 PM
This thread has not had a post in over 6 months - any update on when SDV is coming to Rogers?
One thing I haven't seen discussed in detail in this post - will tuning into an SDV channel be the same as tuning into channels today? Will you just enter the channel number and then the channel will tune in pretty much immediately? As opposed to VoD channels where you have an interminable delay and other interaction is required.
2008-10-19, 05:42 PM
Supposedly their is no difference in the time it takes to tune any other digital channel as with SDV, very quick. Although your DTV box must be 2-way. If your VOD is working then SDV will be working.
2008-10-28, 02:22 PM
I'm guessing it's coming soon. If you Google about, you'll find references in late July to Rogers and Cisco striking an arrangement for equipment. My understanding is SDV works in the head end transparently for the customer so the upgrades all take place before the signals leave for your home. It allows Rogers to deliver more HD and even more niche SD channels than ever before using the existing fibre-coax network.
There's a press release here: http://newsroom.cisco.com/dlls/2008/prod_062608b.html
2008-10-29, 05:08 PM
I called up Rogers today regarding adding more HD Content and the fellow said when SDV is in full swing they will add more HD channels. Any ideas what other decent HD channels would be added? Certainly TSN2 HD would be one, even TSN2 SD would be nice. Are many of the specialty channels starting to switch to HD yet?
Let's leave channel discussions to the following thread
And use this thread for SDV discussions. Please & thanks.
2008-10-30, 11:26 PM
I have used SDV on Videotron in Montreal, and the only way you would know it's SDV is because it says so in the diagnostic screens. There is no delay in changing channels.