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I am a suscriber of Rogers HD service and the exterior cable had to be replaced from the pole to the house because of connection issues at the mast on the roof. The quality of the HD picture isn't really good on certain HD channels and I had a Rogers.tech come over to check things out and he acknowledged the issue but said the signal is good but a compression issue. First of all anybody out there having any HD picture quality with Rogers where I live in West end Riverview, NB. Also, I may consider Aliant Fibreoptic as it is available, would i be better off dumping Rogers.

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Yeah, I see the compression on some channels. It's due to their network capacity being maxed out and hopefully will improve now that SDV is apparently finally rolling out.

As for FibreOp, you might want to take a look at the picture at a friends house first. I found the HD picture worse then Rogers when I had it, also due to compression (as its the same signal they serve the DSL TV users). That was quite a while ago so it may have improved, but it's the main reason I'm on Rogers still.
 

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I used to live in Riverview and my sister and brother in law still do.

He was all set to switch to FibreOp and had an appointment set and everything.

I suggested he swing by a retailer (SOUNDS FANTASTIC / Wacky's whatever) and check it out because I found the HD channels to be 'soft' in focus and not as crisp and clean as the Roger's signals.

He agreed and ditched the TV portion of FibreOp.

Before you go for the install.. check the quality - you *may* find it's worse than what you have.

YMMV.
 

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Bell has the best HD picture

woodsie clearly the people who set up the Bell HD tv u saw set it up wrong because Bell has the best HD picture in Canada (besides bell fibe and telus optic tv) unlike rogers bell does not compress their hd channel... bell has a far more supirior picture and way crisper sound because they do not compress. if u connect both services up to a computer and view the bit rates u will see that bell also has a higher bitrate than rogers does.
 

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davidrye, if you actually did connect to a computer you would see that your statements are completely false. BTV changes their signal to 720P and the bitrate for most HD channels is down around 10 Mbps on average due to transponder limitations, while Rogers doesn't compress many channels and the ones that it does compress are about 13 Mbps.

Here's the (very long) BTV picture quality thread - take some time to familiarize yourself with some facts before posting completely erroneous information.

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=102020


Here's a post useful for those new to the forum:

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=57741
 
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