Hello, first time post. I received my 9241 Wednesday after following through on the model 6000 replacement program. The installation went fine and everything appears to be working fine so far but I must say I am very disapointed in the SD picture quality of this receiver. The quality isn't close to that of my 6000, it is extremely soft and borders on blurry. I have tried watching SD contenet on all 3 of the cables I am using, component, S-Video and composite. These are the same cables I used with my 6000 and are connected to my system in the same way as my 6000 was.
Have others noticed this? I called Bell and explained my situation, they said what I am seeing is not a fault in the receiver but how the current receivers deal with SD signals and there is nothing that can be done. I am just taken aback that a 7 year old receiver performs head and shoulders above that of the current generation receivers on SD content. The HD channels look practically identical to the 6000 when displaying HD content.
I asked if there was a way to keep my 6000 so I could use it for SD watching (which still is 75% of my viewing) since I purchased it when they first came out from a retail store and have never rented it but they stated it would not be able to receive any signals after the HD switch starting in April. I was under the impression the 6000 would still be able to get SD channels. One option would be to get the current SD receiver but it costs $100 or $3/month but since I have SW21 switches that makes it difficult to feed another line. If I were to split the line wouldn't that weaken the signal to both my 9241 and another receiver? Honestly the fact I have to look into such measures to receive the same quality service I have had for 7 years is ridiculous.
Any suggestions? I know leaving Bell is high on my mind right now.