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2007-02-01 10:27 PM
davethehelper Purchase the HDPVR for $600, you will get a $300 programming credit so your total net cost for two rooms is $300. This box will do all your needs including recording NHL and allowing you to pause and rewind live sports.
2007-02-01 12:59 PM
jjhmclean 2 TVs none are HD right now, but i will have one soon. So i guess i would want the HD reciever in the meantime......Can you use the the HD reciever to view SD stations?
2007-02-01 12:45 PM
davethehelper What are your receiver needs? (do you need hd? how many tv's?)
2007-02-01 03:18 AM
jjhmclean I might just cancle myMTS TV AND landline phone and then it will be in my budget. I'll just use my cell.........pondering thoughts at 2 am not good.......i'll sleep on it.

2007-02-01 02:29 AM
jjhmclean If you buy the Bell reciever and dish are you saving money? What plan are you on davethehelper?
2007-02-01 01:02 AM
Aberdeen No, I don't believe you'll see NHLCI on MTS unless they strike a beauty deal. It's not impossible, just improbable.
2007-01-31 09:11 PM
davethehelper The issue was NHLCI, and the fact that MTS does not have it and will not likely have it in the future. Shaw is Canada's second largest provider and they don't have it, so do you really think MTS will buy it? Remeber the take rate is about 5-10%, so MTS has 60,000 subs, so they are working with NHLCI based on a max of 6,000 customers, not likely they will get a deal based on the numbers alone.
2007-01-31 08:31 PM
Aberdeen Okay, so Bell is great. This is not the issue of this thread, mind you.
2007-01-31 07:26 PM
davethehelper Sure, just to get the same channels as Bell's two sports packs you need to buy 4 sports packs from MTS. Bell gives 85 video channels and 45 audio channels for $31 in their base package, MTS 26 channels for $30 in their base.

If your a hockey fan Bell has NHLCI, but they also have NHLCI HD channels along with TSNHD and the NBCHD channel from the east, all giving you HD hockey you will not get on MTS.
2007-01-31 07:13 PM
6 packages on MTS are not the same as 6 packages on Bell, each MTS package has half or even less than half the channels as Bell's package.
Let's talk number of channels then, or even dollars per channel?
2007-01-31 05:22 PM
davethehelper 6 packages on MTS are not the same as 6 packages on Bell, each MTS package has half or even less than half the channels as Bell's package.
2007-01-31 05:17 PM
Aberdeen I believe he was looking at the All-In-One packages on Bell, which are $71 with equipment included. The equivalent on MTS would be $47. (Basic + 6 packages + HD). The other thing to remember is that if you have high speed internet and cell phone with MTS, you are also saving $15 a month there too.
2007-01-31 05:06 PM
davethehelper jjhmclean then you haven't done your research correctly then.

Basic plus 5 themes is $51, Hd is another $10. Movies are $16 if you already have 5 or more themes (which is the exact same price as MTS but with Bell they give you 2 HD movie channels). Hardware costs, MTS $349 plus $99 for install, Bell basic HD box $249 and a $149 credit and free install.
2007-01-31 03:32 PM
Aberdeen MTS is a great service, if you don't want/need HDTV service. They are "working on it", but really they've dropped the ball.

To get back on topic, Bell is the only option for NHLCI in Winnipeg, and I suspect it will be like this for some time to come. Consumers either have to choose to not have NHLCI, or pay the extra $$$ to switch to a service with it. Plain and simple. You can't fault MTS for not carrying a specialty service like NHLCI, really. Now, HD service...
2007-01-31 02:55 PM
jjhmclean Bell is curenty $71 for the HD package and 5 theme packs. this is the latest offer from the web page.... AND you don't get the Movie stations which is another $17 SO make that $88. I have done my research
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