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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 2007-10-24, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Any news yet of a MTS PVR (SD or HD)

Just wondering if there's any updates as to when MTS will have a PVR. I noticed that Sasktel has them now, so there's no reason why MTS can't have them.
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 2007-10-24, 10:42 PM
 
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no sorry havnt heard nothing. But if you would like you can call 941-4545 and ask them about pvr and see if they know. What I suggest is if you need one badly is just go to Shaw for a while dont buy the pvr but rent it for about $10.00 a month and then use it until mts has one out. I have heard not until 2008 until testing but everybody always says something different,. thankyou Gordon

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post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 2007-10-29, 11:02 PM
 
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Could always just buy a generic recorder, or a DVD recorder?
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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 2007-11-07, 11:59 PM
 
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LOL it will be a long time for MTS, they work at a snails pace. Do not lose any sleep over this, anyone wanting HD is better advised to look at another provider, way better everything compared to MTS.
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post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 2007-12-06, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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I've sent a few emails to MTS and their response is that they are in negotiations with a supplier. But no firm date yet.
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post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 2007-12-10, 11:57 AM
 
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That's what they said about HD, and it took them almost 2 years from then to actually come out with a (crippled) HD service...
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post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 2007-12-11, 03:44 AM
 
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I'm not real familiar with MTS"s HD service. what makes it "crippled" ?
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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 2007-12-13, 02:08 PM
 
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There are only 8 channels, and 5 of them are time-shifted (time-shafted?) to Pacific Time Zone...
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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 2007-12-15, 01:54 AM
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But, to be fair, there aren't any Winnipeg time zone HD channels in operation, right?
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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 2007-12-27, 03:03 PM
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How about a TiVo?

MTS told me they have to find a new supplier - maybe the one that is supplying SkTel is an option but doesn't sound like anything is happening in the short term. I was looking for a PVR and don't require HD so Tivo should meet that for me.
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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 2008-01-02, 12:47 PM
 
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There are no Winnipeg HD channels, but they could have at least gone with Eastern Time Shifted channels... only one hour difference earlier, rather than 2 hours later...
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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old 2008-01-16, 11:35 PM
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I recently inquired about this very topic with MTS and they replied with this:

I could understand your eagerness for the PVR service, just as ours is. We are currently working towards changing and/or adding to our equipment. Unfortunately, we are in negotiations and cannot provide a date at this time.

We appreciate your loyalty and patience with MTS TV during this time. I have forwarded your request to the appropriate department to look into further.

Thank you

MTS Allstream Inc.



Although extreemly Vague, is is a better responce than I expected. I truly believe that MTS will step up to the plate (like Sasktel) with a PVR.......they have no choice if they want to stay alive.
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post #13 of 26 (permalink) Old 2008-01-17, 02:02 PM
 
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A press release today from MTS talks about a new PVR and HD offerings on the way "on a limited basis in 2008".

http://biz.yahoo.com/cnw/080117/mts_...vces.html?.v=1
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/080117/nyth046.html?.v=101
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post #14 of 26 (permalink) Old 2008-01-17, 04:52 PM
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The net is they will be trialing HD and PVR this year so perhaps later this year they'll announce something.



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post #15 of 26 (permalink) Old 2008-01-17, 05:25 PM
 
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what do they mean next generation high speed internet service. do they mean fiber to the home? thanks

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