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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 wonder how much quality loss the crAPtiontech router may be responsible for???? Has anyone with issues tried the ASUS RT N56U replacement. Apparently it seriously improves IPTV performance.
Improves performance, but not picture quality.
Transprt- have you been able to get Dolby 5.1 sound to work? Regarding internet, my download speed is 31meg per second but uploads are only @ 19. Upload speeds are slightly faster when wired to the router rather than using a wireless connection.
As habskilla mentioned the Asus can move data around faster and more efficiently but it can't make the data any better.
i actually like the actiontec router. it has been the most stable one i had and i have had and i have been using all the brands over the years.

and it doesn't matter how good the data is. you could have 1000m/sec connection but its up to aliant to make use off all that bandwidth which they currently are not. we are stuck with the same IPTV bandwidth they have been using with its DSL customers
What is the latest on SD and HD picture quality? Is it comparable to cable or satellite or are there still quality issues because of the bandwidth used? Thinking of getting this service installed soon. Thanks for your advice.
IMO the HD quality is comparable to rogers cable, but I think Bell satellite still has better HD quality. sd is sd and i don't notice any difference between the three
I agree that the HD picture of Bell Satellite is better than Fibre. The PVR is also faster as is channel switching. Fibre (in NS) is still not being brodcast in Dolby 5.1 so if sound is important to you, I'd avoid Aliant Fibre for a while yet.
I purchased a new Samsung UN46D6500 T.V. on the weekend. The HD quality is MUCH better now than with my old 42" Toshiba plasma. The quality I see now, is much better than satellite every was.

As for channel changing, the RT-N56U runs circles around any other digital service out there. It's almost as fast as analog cable channel changing. The RT-N56U brings back true channel surfing again.

But, Bell TV (satellite) PVR is still miles ahead of our PVR. Not complaining, just stating my opinion.

Did you check 5.1 lately? before you do, make sure your setting for audio digital output on your receiver is optioned for surround sound and not stereo.
What does Fibreop transmitt in, 720p or 1080i or 1080p ?? Thank you.
based on the bandwidth requirement (and factoring in compression), I'd go with 720p, but they may bump it up with the soon to be added support for HDMI
Well their twitter feed told me that they receive their content in both 720p and 1080i, but they did not tell me if they use both formats on their broadcast, or if they convert them all to one format and then send it out. So some of them may actually be on 1080i.
Thank you. Interesting post.

Maybe this will fix things .... someday.

If Aliant moved to this codec, they could almost double the PQ with the same bandwidth.
What is the latest on SD and HD picture quality? Is it comparable to cable or satellite or are there still quality issues because of the bandwidth used? Thinking of getting this service installed soon. Thanks for your advice.
I just got this installed yesterday and am coming from expressvu, and can currently watch them both side by side. The HD quality is COMPERABLE.. I would not say better or worse without more judgement time. The SD quality though, is HORRIBLE compared to ExpressVu. They are doing a horrible job of encoding it. What's more, the SD zoom options on the FibreOp box are really crappy compared to ExpressVu. They make everything jitter and jump all over the screen.

I am actually so PO'ed by the lack of quality in the picture and the lack of HD channels I may call and cancel the TV while I am still in my window to do so. The internet is great but TV has been a huge disappointment.
My SD is just as good as Rogers was but don't watch much SD anyway.
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