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:confused:I spoke with a Bell technical specialist tonight (Andy #6034614) regarding a problem that I am having with my HD 6100 reciever and he boldly stated that Bell is committed to providing the customer the best picture quality possible and that in (3) days Bell would begin transmitting in 1080"P". I advised him that this would be welcome news but expressed doubt on the validity of his statement asking him why then did Bell down convert from 1080I to 720P; questioning if that was not done to save bandwidth and I advised him that I thought that he was "snowing" me. Well I can hardly wait for Sept. 12/10 even though I don't have a 1080P Bell reciever and I'm surprised that I haven't read about this "great news" before now!!! Oh, he stated that to get true 1080P you will need the Bell 9242 or 9241 receiversl For this to ocurr do you not also need different LNB's?

Cobra:rolleyes:
 

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I think the CSR was confused. It's not going to happen
 

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Cobra, I would be happy if they were to go to 1080i......lol
 

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Pretty sure the 6100 won't ever see 1080p, and the 6131 or other mpeg4 receivers just need a software update for 1080p.

Those csr's try to feed customers more bs than bulls can push out.

different lnb, lol.

Then again, Andy is a technical specialist.
 

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Does it really matter that much, if they were just going to compress the hell out of the signal anyway? I mean, some YouTube content is supposedly 1080p, and it looks like crap compared to my BellTV 720p. And dont even think of comparing it to Blu-ray 1080p!
 

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I believe that Dish has some 1080p 24fps PPV channels (similar to Blu-ray but probably compressed more.) It's conceivable that Bell will do the same but the bulk of the channels will never be 1080p.
 

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I thought Dish sent 1080p to the PVR's Hard Drive and that the program was not watchable until a certain amount has been downloaded onto said drive.?

Either way, it would be interesting if Bell were to 'try', lets face it, it will be yet another area they can brag about in the media, "Best HD", "99.99% Up time".......
 

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I thought Dish sent 1080p to the PVR's Hard Drive and that the program was not watchable until a certain amount has been downloaded onto said drive?
Exactly Pinza...

Dish Network and DirecTV both broadcast 1080p on their respective PPV-VOD channels only...and it was done to capture the Blu-ray rental market.
 

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no Directv has like 14 live 1080P PPV HD channles and the rest of the PPV HD channles bandwith is uesd for sports over flows and stuff like NFL ST. The PPV Channels showhs movies and events when they are not need for sports.
 

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I just spoke to a Bell TV Repair Rep today and he told me that no broadcaster is broadcasting in 1080p. He told me that Bell on Sept 16th will be launching PPV channels in 1080p and will be doing a test launch of VOD services for those who have a 9242 or 9241 receiver. Fibe TV is launching VOD services for sure on Sept.16th. The rep told me that for satellite TV, the VOD launch date could change and be later because Bell is working out the equipment challenges in order for it to work. Now, from that, it make way more sense then the first posting.
 

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I rented an on-demand movie from Bell last night, and it was in 1080/24p. There was no lag time--the movie started playing right away. My TV immediately switched from 1080i to 1080/24p.
 

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Did anyone who has rented these, notice what type of audio decoding was being done?

Was it DD5.1, DD Tru-HD or DTS Master Audio???
 

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I rented an on-demand movie from Bell last night, and it was in 1080/24p. There was no lag time--the movie started playing right away. My TV immediately switched from 1080i to 1080/24p.
There was no lag because the movie was being played from the hard drive. The On-Demand movies are automatically downloaded to the receiver when it's in stand-by, so you don't have to wait for it to download when you want to watch it.
 

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Too bad I couldn't charge Bell a "digital storage fee", as I own the PVR. ;)
 

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I rented an on-demand movie from Bell last night, and it was in 1080/24p. There was no lag time--the movie started playing right away. My TV immediately switched from 1080i to 1080/24p.
You state your tv switched from 1080i to 1080p24, how do you have your satellite receiver configured, is it set to 1080i or 720p? I'm guessing 1080i but I was just curious if the On Demand movies overwrite the receivers setting even when set to 720p. I'm thinking it would be stupid if this only happened if set to 1080i and those that use the ideal 720p setup would first have to go into the menu and switch to 1080i in order to get 1080p24.

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I'm thinking it would be stupid if this only happened if set to 1080i and those that use the ideal 720p setup would first have to go into the menu and switch to 1080i in order to get 1080p24.
My receiver (9242) is set to 720p, and it switched to 1080p @ 24fps. Switched back to 720p when I returned to normal tv...

Did anyone who has rented these, notice what type of audio decoding was being done?

Was it DD5.1, DD Tru-HD or DTS Master Audio???
On the movie I rented, the audio was Dolby Digital 5.0 - no lfe/subwoofer channel. Don't know if that was a glitch on my receiver, or just that particular movie. Normally, the HD channels are DD 5.1 or 2.0
 

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The day that Ultra-HDTV becomes the standard UHDTV at 16 times the resolution of HDTV and using 22.2 Sound will probably be the day that Bell will go to 1080P full time.
I have my 5100 PVR with it's expansion port on the back for a EHD, and other upgrades that I'm still waiting for!
UHDTV and 22.2 are real, search them!
 
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