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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 2006-12-08, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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Cable TV Review: Videotron

The purpose of this thread is for Digital Home members to review and relay their experience with Videotron Cable

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 2006-12-30, 07:57 AM
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Have Internet cable service with Videotron for many years. Only temporary downtimes were caused by my own RJ-45 cable from modem to computer. As for the network downtime itself, no downtime that I can recall. Speed has increased over time. My last PC Pitstop this week shows download rate of 2230 Kbps.

Bought SA8010HD in April 2004 (when Bell could not determine when their DVR would be introduced). Last October, could not access VOD. Service Tech changed my unit for a SA8300HD. Problem solved and in addition if ever I wish to use HDMI, it works with my TV's DVI. The previous DVR did not. And in November, I bought an external drive from Videotron which works without any glitches. HD PQ has vastly improved since limiting HD channels to 2 per QAM in 2005. And now, we have Plattsburgh/Burlington in lieu of Buffalo for US channels thus improving Video bitrate and proper 384 Kbps audio for DD 5.1 when available.

Bought a SA8300 (SD) in November 2005 from a retailer and Videotron promptly put it in service.

Switched from Bell to Videotron for telephone service, 2 days ago, and will save some $32 per month including unlimited long distance calls in my province. Free new cable modem supplied (had to buy the first one, years ago).

Presently investigating the change of my cell service in order to combine this with Videotron for additional savings and a better free cell phone.

Never had a CSR problem. Had numerous dealings with TV service people and was on a test client list when Videotron made numerous tests to get the SA8010HD's DVI output to work with certain TV's, including my Toshiba. All contacts were well handled.

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