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Hey just wondering if anyone has herd something on if or when Fiber Op HD quality will be improved... i presently have both Aliant and rogers TV service but i have had to remove everything but basic service off Aliant and switch rogers to my main as compared to rogers HD especially on sports it is pretty bad... i mean i only have rogers for the few channels Aliant doesn't have plus you get Aliant TV dirt cheap in the bundle so i wanted to drop rogers and just get those shows off the net (Netflix ect.) but just can't justify it at the moment as on my 55" Phillips Aliant looks pretty bad... anyone got any info?
 

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There was a post a while ago that said that Aliant TV and FiberOp TV will be delivered the same. So that ruled out giving FiberOp people more TV bandwidth.
 

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Ensure you are using component vid cables for your tv connection to the bell aliant set top box.
The hdmi is not supported at this time.
as for your audio, use the red and white as dolby dig 5.1 is not supported either at this present time.
 

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well for starters im not having any issues with the HDMI, and the picture quality is actually a little better from the hdmi, and i have a toslink going to my home theater which also works fine... L/R analogue audio cables sound like crap... and i never noticed the 5.1 not working but 5.1 is an option in the menu...? all i know is until aliant dedicates more bandwidth to HD it just suck comp to rogers or sat and i am in an apartment so sat is not an option.
 

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Agreed, I just got the FibreOp 2.0 hooked up and the HD quality is pretty bad in comparison to Expressvu which I switched from. The guide is amazing but the HD quality is filled with artifacts.
 

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How Long has its been,

Give it some time, the 1st day seems like the pixelated pictures and quality are a bit more often since the guide update for more then a week, after a day of running, check again, should have improved a bit, also dont know about other people, but i have my sounds connected trough optical with 5.1 settings, and its working fine
 

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It's day one, but it's quite pixelated and soft looking. I have a 120 inch screen so it's very noticeable.
 

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Ensure you are using component vid cables for your tv connection to the bell aliant set top box.
The hdmi is not supported at this time.
as for your audio, use the red and white as dolby dig 5.1 is not supported either at this present time.
Hi

It will be late summer (maybe) before this service hits my town. But HD tv without HDMI or true 5.1 sound seems like going backwards as opposed to enhancing my viewing experience.
 

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The new Mediaroom TV platform will handle HDMI and 5.1 audio. While Aliant may not provide official support, it does work in most cases. However, there may be compatibility issues with certain models of TVs or AVRs. In these situations component video and optical 5.1 audio provides comparable quality.
 

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I'm rocking HDMI and 5.1 Optical connected to Samsung equipment. The only oddity I've noticed was no audio when I turned my PVR on. Pausing or changing channels brought sound back. This stopped happening upon a reboot of the box. Picture wise, no issues or quality problems yet.
 

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On switching from Rogers to FibreOP 2.0 two weeks ago I did notice that HD picture quality was a bit softer, especially on a 55" screen. However after playing a bit with colour, brightness and sharpness controls on the set I got it to the point where the difference disappeared for all intents and purposes. On a 30" set no changes were required. As to 5.1, with Mediaroom and an optical connection to my receiver the sound is fabulous and all readouts on the receiver's control screen are identical to what I was seeing when viewing comparable programming on Rogers.
 

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With the new upgrade, HDMI did not work as well as Component at the start of the install (2.0). I had to play with my TV settings. I have a 52 inch Sony Bravia. HDMI is as good now as component cables.
 

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The problem with the HD quality isn't calibration settings, it's motion artifacts, pixelation and a soft picture in my opinion.
 

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i just got the fibeop installed a few days ago and after a day i do not know if this can be considered HD. i mean it looks like just a normal SD feed with the HD resolution. i found TSN last night during the hockey game horrible but some stations like golf HD seemed better. i also find the SD channels worse then bell tv sat. the text on CBC news network is barley legible. but i guess the fast Internet and price make up for it

edit: forgot to add i have one 37" TV connected to HDMI and a 50" plasma connected with component and they both have the same quality HD
 

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Yeah it's pretty bad. I found I got used to the crappy HD and it doesn't seem so bad to me now. Game of Thrones for example on HBO looked amazing. What I also find with some channels is the color is weird making some channels almost look like some kind of waterpaint overlay setting in photoshop. Almost like if you turned the color up way to high on a tv or something. It's odd and I've never experienced it before on other providers.
 

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I agree that sports look pretty bad. Perhaps as more subscribers come on board, we can gently nudge Aliant to add a "Fiber-only" TSN and CBC at a higher bit rate. They certainly have the bandwidth for Fibre-Op folks.
 

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i just got the fibeop installed a few days ago and after a day i do not know if this can be considered HD. i mean it looks like just a normal SD feed with the HD resolution. i found TSN last night during the hockey game horrible but some stations like golf HD seemed better. i also find the SD channels worse then bell tv sat. the text on CBC news network is barley legible. but i guess the fast Internet and price make up for it

edit: forgot to add i have one 37" TV connected to HDMI and a 50" plasma connected with component and they both have the same quality HD
is there a reason you don't have the HDMI hooked up to the larger TV? when you go over 46 inch you usually start to see a difference with HDMI the bigger you go (I have seen a major difference from Sharp, Panasonic & Samsung especially when using HDMI)
 

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I find the West Coast CBC HD feed a bit better than the EAst coast for hockey games...

Also I have a 40inch Samsung LCD TV and find HD decent in most cases, however I just picked up a 19 inch Sanyo LCD for the spare room.
To test that the HDMI port worked ok, I put it beside my Samsung, and simply unplugged the HDMI connection from the Samsung, and plugged into the SANYO..oddly enough the picture looked worse on the Sanyo.

(It wasn't noticible for HD cartoons of course, but on TSN Sportscenter, it looked a lot worse up close on the 19inch and much better on the 40 inch)
 
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