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Hello everyone.
It's nice to see a canadian forum dealing with our issues.
Now to start, I was a *C subscriber for close to 7 years, (401 reciever), never had any major problems and was happy with the service.
I started to get the bug to upgrade to HD but with money being what it is I had to think about doing this piecemeal. Early last year I got interested with the 500 reciever but the local *C guy said I should wait as they are having lots of problems with the unit. So I decided to get the HD dish first, I could not tune that thing in for the life of me and finally had to have the installation guy do it for me, so I'm up to about 150.00 total now.
Everything was back to normal, late in the fall my man on the inside said the reciever(the 500) had most of the problems worked out so I should think about the upgrade. In early Nov. the reciever, no dish, went on sale for 399.00 so I picked it up. So now I was up to close to 600.00 with taxes.
Well from that point on our T.V. life became a major hassle, days of phone calls could not resolve the issues of channels changing by themselves, horrible motion artifacts on the HD stations and some audio troubles, plus the fact that although *C says they offer 9 HD stations only 7 are accessable unless you but into some movie package and no TSNHD, now I know that Bell owns TSN and it has been said that they wouldn't sell programing to *C, I rather believe that *C wouldn't buy it because they don't seen to me to be that into HD programing period.
With all of this going on I decided to switch to BEV, found the 6100 set online at futureshop for 299.00 (up over 900.00) now, it was very easy to tune in and get going. Everything was fine but the picture was extremely dark! Back to the phones, over a week of calls with hours on the the phone = no change!
We are just living with it now until we figure how to deal with this. Maybe we'll just watch CBC OTA and be done with it.
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trellaine said:
Always wondered about the audio comparison with BEV and *choice? I am switching myself and have noticed that audio levels change from channel to channel. Does *choice have audio problems as well and why is this happening?

Thanks
I have alot of audio level changes on my 6100, had the same type of thing only a couple of times on the 500 and never ever on the 401.
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