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@Meestor_X (sorry for being bit off topic )

Does not telus get there feeds from both Shaw and Bell?. becasue I have seen a lot Bell tv adds and quite few Starchoice (shaw direct now). But I know Sat feeds for both do have 5.1 sound for SD channels.

I still have Starchoice with 401 SD 5.1 Box at my parents place. I know on movie channels they do get DD 5.1 sound from stations like showcase action,Movie central and few other 600+ channels.
I know Nation geographic on SD got DD 5.1. I think Global Calgary SD did too when they we're playing movies.. but I cant remember.

So why they not currently letting SD channels have 5.1 I think is just strange, what to save bit bandwidth? Come on Telus, as much I love it telus TV, I do hope future updates they add 5.1 to SD channels and show in the guild info which channels for both SD and HD are in 5.1 DD
 

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I'm not sure if 5.1 is avail on SD, are you certain it wasn't prologic surround? I'm not saying it can't be 5.1, to be honest I've never given it much thought, but I wouldn't think SD had the bandwidth for 5.1
I'm certain it was 5.1 "proper" as my receiver changes modes automatically depending on whether it receives PCM or DD.
 

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I'll tell you one thing, the reminder system on SaskTel is absolute trash.

Also, I'm just wondering, does Mediaroom's guide lag a lot on HDTV's for Telus? The guide is rather slow, and I wanna know if its either just me, or even the Motorola boxes (hmm, may the Cisco ones be faster?)
 

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I haven't noticed any lag with the guide (other than the first time you pull it up). It's super speedy on the Xbox.
 

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If you reboot all your STBs starting Feb 10th you'll find out.

Only do 3 STBs at a time beginning with the PVR. takes about 10 min.

Might even be good to start with a fresh reboot of your Actiontec.:)


- another TELUS tech
 

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Telus guys told me this morning (we actually have a good working relantionship)there was an update to Mediaroom which I think is pretty neat actually!

People in Edmonton apparently started seeing this today.

Regular Telus HD Set Top Boxes (330’s) now have the ability to pause and rewind “live TV” (something only the TV connected to the PVR could do)
However, you must have a PVR in the home for this to work. E.g. customer cannot have 2 regular HD STB’s and get PVR functionality on them.

Some visual Guide changes happened – there is a new look for the progress bar

Previous / Last button gives the 5 previous channels at a time when navigating the guide.

I think that was all that was said. Maybe Wiremonkey can fill us in.
 

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I'd like to see more menu development for improved user perspectives.*

eg: menu sorting options on the menu system - ideally dynamic ones to turn them on or off on the fly, to re-sort by genre, program theme, most and least viewed, most popular, classic programs, favorite actors, place names, geographic settings or GPS locale, you name it... (as channels and programs get increasingly classified as to their nature the sky's the limit - maybe even dialog could be cataloged and thus searchable/sortable - "Make my day")


Also:
- to be able to flip from a subscribed channel view to an unsubscribed channel view (to hunt for cool stuff that I should be subscribing to) maybe a grey shaded view showing unsubscribed channels.

- when one is hiding unsubscribed channels - the menu header needs to clarify whether you are adding more channels or removing channels and not say, if I recall correctly "add or remove" Which is it? Add OR Remove?
i.e. since we already had a number of the channels selected the menu said something like: click boxes to "add or remove" channels. Which is it? We assumed wrong and added a ton of unsubscribed channels back to the menu we see.



* NOTE: This will become increasingly important as more channels are added. As options reach into the thousands new thinking is required. To appeal to Telus note that this is particularly important for generating more revenues.
 

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Looks like it is 2.0, confirmed with my Telus insider, reboot, and if not it will be out tonight..

Update: not confirmed.. looks like its just added features to the existing firmware.
 

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hate to do the on again, off again, on again.. but just got a call from "my guy" and he does confirm it is 2.0.3.. pushes starting to go out tonight, should be fully upgraded to all clients by Saturday..
 
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