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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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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.
It would be a great day if Aliant prioritized us FibreOp folks, and upped the bitrate for our HD. Their tech is capable of great things in this area.

I'm wondering how much of their business comes from DSL TV compared to us.

The main problem is that people accept the situation.
That's great news! I really hope they at least fix CBC for hockey, and TSN.

Here are some examples, and not from 3 inches fro m the TV: the snowy static screen on the HBO logo before shows gets all macro blocky on Aliant. It does not on Bell.

The opening animation on American Idol gets blocky on Aliant, and did not on Bell. The opening animation on So You Think You Can Dance is a complete mess on Aliant.

During camera pans in hockey games, the background is blocky on Aliant, it was not on Bell.

Bell HD was not perfect, but Aliant's is softer.

These are compression artifacts. They aren't really an issue if you're watching a drama, but sports programming suffers.
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They do (give the movies more bandwidth)? I certainly have no complaints with PQ of the movie channels in HD, but I do notice the artifacting on the HBO logo that isn't present on Bell.
timidement, that's the frustration. The FibreOP tech is capable of the best HD given all their bandwidth. It's Aliant's business decision to put out the HD at the current bitrate so they can also offer HD over DSL.

I do find it encouraging that Aliant is investigating some way of improving the HD PQ.
Is it just me, or does anybody notice an improvement in the HD Quality? Night at the Museum on Global last night looked amazing, and Iron Man tonight looks quite good as well.
Here4You, can you comment at all about video quality?

I think our frustration lies in the fact that FibreOp technology can easily best Rogers and Satellite in the HD picture quality department, but does not due to the bandwidth limitations for your DSL subscribers.

I think removing the video quality argument against FibreOp would be a huge step.

Thanks for any info.
I just want Aliant to know we haven't forgotten about this ;)

Maybe this will fix things .... someday.

If Aliant moved to this codec, they could almost double the PQ with the same bandwidth.
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