As a 'less than satisfied' Access HD customer for the last 18 months, I was hoping that I was finally going to have a local HD alternative, but if the above comment is true, then SaskTel really won't be an effective HD alternative for probably at least another 15-18 months from now by the time all the bugs have been worked out. And if the other comments about the troubles with the previous Max offering are any indication, my allowance of 3-6 months to sort out bugs is probably way too low .. especially considering they're claiming to be the first in North America to use this new technology. And by then, I'll probably have a second HD set in the house that I won't be able to connect because I only have a single line run in. How do they think they're going to be competitive when they're going to be coming to the scene over 3 years late with such restrictions? I'm really disappointed.A high definition PVR is rumoured for late 2007. I don't imagine this will be an option until the entire fibre roll out is complete.
Well that kind of answers my question then. I got upgraded to HD today, and have been pulling my hair out trying to figure out why I can receive a signal on component video. With S_Vid im only watching Standard Definition, Right??The HDMI output works just fine. You could have 2 HD boxes and one internet connection on 2 lines coming into the house. Most times HD will be on a dry (no dialtone) cable pair.
For the moment, the box puts out 720P/480i/480P. No 1080i at the moment. Those of you with older televisions that will not display 720P can not use the component output on the box, you will have to use S-video. Still looks better than dvd though, even on S-vid.
To be fair, HD over SaskTel's type of network hasn't had much testing anywhere as it is so new. ST prolly only has a handful of customers on it themselves -- testing requires some "real time, production level" extended tests. Sasktel has 40,000 customers, not 21 million like a Comcast.It just blows me away that companies the size of SaskTel or Access can go through beta testing and then have these kinds of problems. Like the comment earlier about the really slow guide .. and the comment above about video dropouts and STB freezing. Come on guys ...how does basic stuff like this get missed in testing? .. or are they all using us as guinea pigs?