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Has anyone had any HD video quality issues starting about 2 weeks ago? Specifically any sort of loss of definition due to over compression, aliasing, increased pixilization on marginal lines, etc.

I was looking for specifics on what kind of TV you're using. What aspect ratio and and mode (720p vs 1080i). How your TV is hooked up (HDMI vs Component), if you're using any of the stretch or zoom effects and what type of scene you were watching (action vs a news cast, etc). A short description of what you're seeing would be great.

I understand that some of the feedback would be opinion based but how does the quality of the video compare to Video on Demand or a competitor or even a blu ray movie (yes, I know broadcast TV will never look as good as blu ray).


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Any specific channels you were having problems with?
You might want to put down what your environment is so there is base to deal with.

From past observations we get freezing and some pixelation + sound burps once in a while... not very often. Growing pains!
 

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For "live" broadcast TV I don't have many complaints. As others noted, the worst thing to happen are the quick picture breakups that often cause the DD audio stream to drop for a second. Sometimes I find that pausing the action for a moment and then resuming helps that. Not always though.

I see more problems when watching On Demand stuff. Compression artifacts in smoke/fog are common. It doesn't ruin the experience, but I do notice them. I don't know if that is the fault of Bell, or TMN.

My TV is 60". The VIP 1232 is outputting a 1080i signal, through my Onkyo processor, with video processing disabled.
 

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According to my monitoring software, the HD bitrate is still 6.8mbps so there shouldn't have been a change in resolution or compression.

I have a 720p 50" plasma, connected to the vip1232 via HDMI. My only complaints are the same as listed above. Slight pixelation/freezing, audio dropouts (only surround mode) and compression artifacts on out of focus backgrounds.
 

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"According to my monitoring software, the HD bitrate is still 6.8mbps so there shouldn't have been a change in resolution or compression."

That number hasn't been correct for months.
 

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DoubleC, can you explain why you say that?
 
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