Better HD,Shaw or Bell?

itproman

itproman

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We just got a Sony 46" Bravia 1080P tv,but now I find out from the dealer(and Shaw) that Shaw HD is capable of 1080i,but is only 720p.

Is Bell 1080i?

They certainly have more HD(sadly not History,or Speed HD yet.I'm not a rapid fan of either channel,but I do watch them sometimes)...

My neighbor has Bell and was really raving about Rush,Equator and Treasure HD and showing me them.

On another note,I'm going to replace my rusty Archer 4 bay bow tie with probably the Clearvision C5,or a ch. 7-13 antenna aimed SSE to Rochester,NY and was thinking of the Ebay knockoff of the Antenna Direct DB8 -8 Bay bowtie...has a 45 deg. reception radius....want Ch. 21 -WXXI-PBS,Rochester,NY -SSE + TVO ch. 18(Harwood,ON on Rice Lake) and Global on ch. 27,just north of Cobourg at Coldsprings...

I want to see some uncompressed 1080i AND have a backup.

I figure if I jump the Bell TV,it's better rent,so as to not get stuck with Install costs,etc.

Any thoughts?
 
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Most Shaw HD feeds are 1080i (1080 X 1920)

Bell reduces most of their feeds to 720p (720 X 1240)

You can get a Shaw HD system for $25 (dish installation included) in Ontario from a Shaw Direct door to door sales rep. Perhaps someone on this forum can PM the phone of a rep.
 
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peano

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Bell reduces most of their feeds to 720p (720 X 1240)

Actually Bell down converts every HD channel to 720p. Then they further compress and bit starve the 720p signal to just about 480p. If you want quality HD, don't go with Bell.
 

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