cool ok, I'll find more about the express vu. Personally I like the Rogers Multicultural programming such as Korean ch. but since I am using Bell, I will think about going either rogers or bell....With a 19" LCD TV, ExpressVu for Condos should work just fine. Signals are compressed considerably more than cable which is likely to be noticeable on larger screens but not at the size you mention.
I understand there is only one STB -- for regular TV (not HD); no PVR either.
You'll find Rogers Cable will give you much more choice and programming (including On Demand channels) -- but you may be quite content with the Bell VDSL offering. New ExpressVu subscribers get a pretty decent deal, too.
Bell's TV for Condos does not offer HD, as you point out; neither does it offer PVR; neither does it offer On Demand programming. Bell's IPTV announcements have never, in my read, mentioned PVR -- and certainly there are no plans for an HD PVR. No provider offers an HD PVR over phone lines at this time anywhere -- the bandwidth for 2 TV streams, 2 HD streams, and reasonable Internet speed is more than the commercial technology can handle.I feel like I am being held hostage since the Bell ExpressVu service is built into our condo fees. This means that if I choose to go to Rogers I will be paying for the Rogers service as well as the Bell service (built into condo fee).