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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 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)
well really comparing Samsung to Sanyo is like comparing a BMW to Kia lol.
LOL! well said
I finally bit the bullet about a month ago and upgraded from the DSL TV to the Fiberop Package. (Promos were expiring, so I could now jump onto the Fiberop Promos and save more $$$)

The installer seemed suprised when i told him that people were not impressed with the HD quality when visiting my place, and the non Mediaroom set top box and it was holding them back from switching.

Now that Mediaroom has been launched that checks that off the list and will surely switch some over as a few people have told me that doing the whole home fiberop bundle is cheaper than keeping BEV and they can bite the bullet on the HD Quality.
They must have it on display somewhere in your area. Just go see it in action and see for yourself. Turn to any channel with sports on and you should see the issues in no time. I haven't complained because I know it's a problem not an incident and I don't feel like them sending a tech out to my house to waste my time. If they can't see the issues here then I'm certainly not going to convince them. If I was seriously willing to cancel my service then I'd call but the functionality and internet speed more then make up for it in my mind.
A few people I have spoken with who have switchd from BEV and Rogers have put asside the little annoyanced because like you mentioned above, the functionality and internet make up for the other things. Myself I fund that the sports truly does depend on the feed and the event, most of the time watching hockey, football or baseball the picture is beautiful, clear not pixalated and doesn't look over compressed. I have A samsung TV, and I do run the HDMi cabling.
That's a sentiment shared by most who switch to FibreOp tv, the HD just isn't as good as BEV. I have nothing but good things to say about their internet but the tv isn't up to par
It's really annoying when you start pulling in the HD over the air signals, right now Global TV is live in Saint John, and even when I compare the programming to the Ontario HD Feed...the Over the air is so much crispier (which they say it's suppose to be as it's uncompressed) and the audio is so nicer as well.
I also noticed that as well. Someone mentioned i think in some posts a few months ago that they were allocating more bandwidth to the Sports Channels and Movie networks? Or maybe they have done something different with the compression for CBC.

Will have to check out the next TSN game.
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