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I got the same response back. At least they didn't lie about the fact that they don't broadcast in surround sound.

But it would explain a lot of things if they indeed don't have HD equipment in their broadcast facilities. Some of the shows they hijack look like VHS quality at times, including "Minute It To Win It" and "Let's Make a Deal".
 

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What a world of difference tonight between watching Letterman on CBS directly, vs. watching it on OMNI. Both are showing Letterman, but CBS' airing was delayed by the Masters highlights (I'm surprised OMNI didn't wait for the simsub chance anyways by airing filler material while CBS was showing the highlights), and so a direct comparison can be made between the two, and it's not even remotely funny how bad the picture quality looks on OMNI.
 

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This is the latest response I received from a rep at OMNI:

"I have spoken to operations and we are in the planning and installation stages of all our channels. All OMNI stations will launch their Digital Transmitter no later then Aug 31 of 2011. As well, we are also rebuilding our internal infrastructure to ensure the highest quality audio and video is delivered to all our viewers."

What does the digital transmitter have to do with how signals are sent over cable? And does this mean right now they are not sending out signals in HD, especially for shows that are simsubbed like David Letterman? What a vague response.

They also stated:

"OMNI Television is still working on further improvements."

So the fact that they are working on improving things tells me that they are not fully satisfied and not fully yet where they should be in terms of video and audio quality.

When I phoned into Rogers to complain the last time during the Masters highlights show, even the rep that took my call who works in technical support noted that the picture quality did look worse on OMNI in comparison to CBS. So even Rogers' own employee stated that OMNI looks bad! And the fact that Rogers owns OMNI's and carries out the simsubs as a provider is a text book case of "conflict of interest". Of course they are going to say everything looks fine because they want the simsub revenue for their channel, and also at the same time they want to reach more viewers with their own ads for the cable / phone / Internet services.
 
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