Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Downtown Toronto • Toshiba 52XL177 • HD DVD Toshiba • Rogers HDPVR Cisco 8642
Sorry, I didn't mean to imply Bell had dropped WGN, but rather that they already had it as an HD channel.
It's true many Bell HD channels are downconverted -- either by Bell or by the supplier before sending it to ExpressVu.
But before we get our shirts in a knot, it remains to be demonstrated that the final PQ is worse. Maybe it is. Maybe it isn't.
Don't get me wrong: I want the best PQ I can get on my shiny new HD set. If I plug in an HD DVD and am startled to discover that the SAME movie on TMN/MC looks marked worse, or isn't in 5.1 Dolby, etc., I'm going to be at the front of the line demanding to know if it is the cable/satellite operator, or the cheap-a$$ movie network, east or west, figuring that "no one will notice".
I bought a 1080i set and expect to get the resolution from my cableco. They, like my satellite company if I had one, would have a LOT of explaining to do if everything arrives in "HD-Lite". I will be watching the Telco TV, when it arrives in my neighbourhood, for assurance that its HD is REAL HD ...!