Well, you get 1, SPACE HD and Discovery Channel HD are now also coming soon...
The HD channel I want now are AMC, Showcase, SuperChannel (1&2), HGTV, FX Canada, M Excess and M Fun. With those I would be very happy.
If we could at least get AMC, FX and SuperChannel in SD at least, I could see all those series we don't get anywhere else...
Wow, what is happening at Videotron. Rip Van Winkle woke up and realized the competitive landscape has changed and Bell Fibe eating their lunch.
I checked the wikipedia page this morning and did not see neither Space nor Discovery.
Then in the afternoon it has been updated to include both.
Not sure what coming soon means but its better than nothing.
I will take what I can get.
Lets hope AMC is added soon. They have some really interesting series like the Walking Dead that I would like to watch.
The only issues with these new additions is they are likely to be in 3HD format, and with MPEG2, the quality is severely degraded.
3HD = 3 HD channels per QAM
There's limited bandwidth per QAM, if you notice on Kaphyr's list the median bitrate on the majority of Anglo channels is markedly below that of the French stations. http://www.*********.com/illico/NumMtl.html
Rogue, FYI Bell also has an HD access fee of 3 dollars. However, it may be waived over the first 12 months on new subscriptions. As a matter of fact, the savings you gain from moving to Bell these days are substantial (30-50%) in Quebec over the first 12 months. So, if a wide diversity of anglo channels are important, switching to Bell is a no brainer. Bell's basic HD package includes the major US networks. Channel selections aside, the only disadvantage in 3-bundle services of being with Bell is the current variable quality of the 'last mile two-wire copper wire', which can lower high-speed internet connections in certain neighbourhoods. But as Fibe is deployed over wider areas, this problem should be resolved.
I do not see a HD fee of any sort. But I think it is included in their pricing.
Basic channels with no other Bell service is $33 + $15 for 15 channels = $48
Basic channels with no other videotron service $23 + $3 HD fee+ $22 for 15 channels = $48
So basically the same.
BIG DIFFERENCE is Videotron charges an extra $3.03 for Canadian Time shifting and another $3.03 for US Time shifting.
If you choose the time shifting it will add another $6 to the $48 and total $54 for Videotron.
On Bell you only pay $1 extra for US time shifting.
Also with Videotron you only get Vancouver and Montreal locals. No Calgary or Winnipeg, or Ottawa CTV even if you get the timeshifting option.