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I recieved a letter in the mail today from Bell Aliant, I'm sure those who are a TV subscriber will have today as well or will soon explaining upcoming changes on Nov 15th.

To summeraize, they are making adding a HD channel "easier"
Your 12.95 HD fee will provide you with the HD version to your subscribed channels. So a plus to this is that since TSN 1 and 2 are free in the digital advantage, we will get TSNHD and TSN2HD, Sportsnet East & OneHD. Golf HD free.

The downside is that HD Timeshifting will no longer be free and will be bundled into the standered timeshifting bundle.

Someone like myself who currently subscribes to the Knowlege HD package, National Geographic HD will be removed from that package as it will now be part of the Family Theme Package.

on the plus side I was thinking of switching to the TSNHD theme package anyways and getting rid of knowlege so I guess my decision has been made and I will save 5.00 a month haha.

Included in the letter on reverse is a picture of all the new bundles.
 

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I like the statement that you'll receive HD versions of channels to which you already subscribe at no additional charge as they become available.

So if CBC News Channel is in the basic package, they won't put the HD version in one of the packages to get another $5/month, when they get that channel.
 

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Is it just my eyes, or is HDNet missing? I read that Bell is dropping HDNet in Dec, and if Aliant drops it I guess I save $5
 

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In addition you can now have HD on a sceond tv in your home at no additional cost . They will send you out a new set of cables . The box stays the same .
I requested the cables on Tuesday and they came xpress post on Wednesday
 

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I've had fibreop since september and have HD on all 3 tvs at no extra cost. I don't like the sounds of loosing my free HD timeshifting but would be fine with it if they rolled out mediaroom and i could record 4 programs at once, then i wouldn't need time shifting to record programs at a later time.
 

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Has anyone ever tried using the Bell Aliant website to change their programming?

There is this line under PVR Selection that I learned is presently impossible with their present equipment (at least as per tech support).

Standard Personal Video Recorder
HD Personal Video Recorder (Provides the ability to both watch and record in High Definition.) * *

It's 2 options, the first one for me is selected. So I called to find out about the second one and the Tech Support basically I am sure was rolling his eyes on the phone and told me that's not possible. That however the equipment works it can do that.

So either he's lying or there is some new box that does do it?

Just wondering if anyone knew more about this than I do.
 

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I see what you mean. I signed into my account and saw the option you mentioned, the self serve makes it confusing

The first one is selected for me as well, and I've had a PVR and HDTV since when they first launched HDTV and PVR's

There are only two types of set top boxes out there that they use:

Non PVR
Which specifys in the specs HD or SD

and the PVR:
 

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Philster - do you have Bell Aliant TV or FibreOP TV?

As I understand it, Bell Aliant TV customers can now get 2 HD streams if their connection allows...so you can have both HD feeds into the PVR (watch and record), or into two separate boxes ie. PVR & standard box. If you choose the scond config, your PVR is still watch and record, it just has 'access' to 1 HD and 1 SD stream.
 
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