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1080p VOD

Super High Def – 1080p Video On Demand has been added to the VOD Catalogue.

Ø Between 50 to 100 1080p titles will be available at launch

Ø An additional 100 titles are expected to be added throughout the year

Ø No advertising or promotions are associated with this launch

Ø The viewing experience with 1080p is most noticeable on very large, high quality tvs

Ø Many viewers will not notice a significant difference



Requirements to View 1080p:

Ø A TV that supports 1080P display at 24 fps

Ø And HDMI cable connecting the Set top to the TV

Ø A Broadcom (2200) series of set top box (VIP2202, VIP2502, VIP2262)

Ø STB video set for 1080p

Ø A Sigma (1200) series of set top box (VIP1200, VIP126, VIP1232) will down-convert the signal to the available settings (720p or 1080i) and can still view the title in HD

Ø Live TV and VOD titles delivered in 720p or 1080i do not up-convert on Broadcom series STB
 

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This is a step in the right direction.

Given their bandwidth, Aliant can probably be a front-runner with 4K on-demand; once the TVs become more popular, and there's some content.
 

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i wonder if i could use this as an excuse to get one of the 2200 boxes? i got the wireless box and love its response time
 

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I was wondering the same thing. Will have to watch all my stored episodes before I do make the call though...;)
 

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Ø A Sigma (1200) series of set top box (VIP1200, VIP126, VIP1232) will down-convert the signal to the available settings (720p or 1080i) and can still view the title in HD
That's just marketing drone spin. the word "down-convert" already means it's being converted from HD to something that's less.
 

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It's not super new, but it's relatively recent. Not all the boxes can do it, so you must have one that can if you're seeing it.
 
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