I could not post in the existing thread for this since it has been closed.
My question is, does anyone have ANY inside info as to when/if Videotron
will support CableCARD.
I do not care if it is the One-Way CableCARD as the reason for wanting it is
only for the freedom of choosing which box i want to use for my PVR.
At the risk of offending people here, i think the Scientific Atlanta 8000HD/8300HD
suck big floppy donkey d*ck!
I bought a TiVo the year after it came out and it completely changed the way
i watched TV. When DirecTV came out with the TiVos built-in to the satellite
receivers, i switched to that.
After being totally out of touch with Canadian programming for so long, i came
back to a Canadian provider. I started with ExpressVu and got their PVR. It was
AWFUL! The TiVo interface and functionality was lightyears ahead of that PVR.
So i bought another TiVo and hacked it to work with ExpressVu. Then HDTV
came and i needed to be able to record shows in HDTV. The only one allowing
this at the time was Videotron. So i got a SA8000HD and realized it was even
worse than the ExpressVu ones! But i was stuck with it cause there were no
alternatives. Even when ExpressVu came out with their HDTV PVR, i tried it
at a friend's house and it it nowhere near TiVo.
So right now, i have the SA8000HD connected to an HDTV in the living room
and a PACE HD connected to a TiVo. The pace downconverts the HD channels
to the TiVo and i have TiVo goodness in the bedroom with excellent SD quality
on an SDTV.
Problem is i want to do to the SA8000HD what the guys from Office Space did
to the printer that always had the paper jams.
The only way for me to do this, is to have Videotron support CableCARD and
then i can get an HDTV TiVo Series 3. That would be heaven. And once you
guys who have never seen a TiVo and think they love their Scientific Atlanta
get your hands on one, you will praise the heavens!
The HDTV TiVo Series 3 will come with 6 Tuners.
2 For Digital Cable
2 For Analog Cable
2 For ATSC Over-The-Air
All the goodies you can think of will also be there. I can't wait!
I just need to know i am not getting my hopes up for nothing.
If you want to read something about the just announced TiVo and see some
pictures, point your browsers to http://www.tivolovers.com/252572.html
In the meantime, can someone give me an answer? Will Videotron support
Thanks for reading this convoluted post!