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08-06-2006, 04:35 PM
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OT: Express Vu / Illico discussion

I heard a few people here say that Illico tv sucks? I am looking at getting the Express Vu HD Package. Anyone else use that here? and with what TV?

And how do we get NHL Centre Ice here? I don't see it listed in any of those 2 services..

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I heard a few people here say that Illico tv sucks? I am looking at getting the Express Vu HD Package. Anyone else use that here? and with what TV?

And how do we get NHL Centre Ice here? I don't see it listed in any of those 2 services..
I have a Illico HD and the picture is awesome on TSN HD.

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The only advantage Express Vu has on Illico for a hockey fan is Center-Ice. And apparently this year Illico might have it too. Other then that Illico is a lot better then ExpressVu. Especially if you are in Quebec, ExpressVu and snow don't get along. If you enjoy watching your tv while there is a 30 cm snow fall outside Illico is the way to go. ExpressVu will offer you nothing more then a different colored snow during that time.

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The only reason I'd go with Bell is for center ice.
But I dont know how many HD channels they both have. since I dont have an HD tv.

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Do you have to buy a receiver for illico as well on top of the monthly fee?

Center Ice might be worth express vu alone.. but if it sucks during winters then bleh.

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08-06-2006, 05:32 PM
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The only reason expresvu is better, is if you plan on ever moving out of Quebec. I like illico but my job has me changing provinces every few years. So I was stuck with either expressvu or starchoice. Depends where you plan on living for the next while.

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montreal probably, with some chances of Toronto. (but slight)

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Do you have to buy a receiver for illico as well on top of the monthly fee?
You don't have to buy the terminal, but if you don't you will have to pay a monthly rental fee of $4.99(not entirely sure of the amount).

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i have express vu and besides the NHL network and center ice, I dont really like it

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what's your internet provider?

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08-06-2006, 05:51 PM
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Videotron just announced that you can get NHL Center Ice with Illico:

http://www.videotron.com/services/fr...s.jsp#sportmax

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Also, you can record shows and not have to watch them with illico. With the others, you cant change the channel and watch anything else while recording.

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the regurlar HD reciever
http://www.videotron.com/services/en...stiques-hd.jsp
The one with integrated recorder
http://www.videotron.com/services/en...ues-enp-hd.jsp

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Also, you can record shows and not have to watch them with illico. With the others, you cant change the channel and watch anything else while recording.
That's not true. BEV now has a couple of receivers including a HD one which are pvr's and they have 2 tuners which allows you to watch one channel which recording another. Also the snow thing is overblown. I have had BEV ofr more then 5 years and have lost it a grand total of 5 times and each time for no more then a couple of minutes. If you have a proper install with a strong signal off the bat you will not lose signal. Also BEV has a better picture and better ird's. The big problem with other providers, especially Videotron is that they are sent the signal from the tv channels in digital and then they convert it to analog and send it to your ird which then turns it back into digital. This causes some quality to be lost. BEV on the other hand receives the signal digital and sends it to you digital.

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i had illico HD on a 54inch tv.... and channels that are not hd totally sucks... rds is the worst channel on illico... but the HD Channels on illico are very nice

i switched to express vu... and RDS is atleast 1000 times better now...for the hd... its comparable to videotron


if you have a big tv dont go to illico because you are a habs fan and all of their game are on rds...

i have a hd receiver with bell... and im a happy customer..

im working for videotron at the technical support service and the reason why none hd channels sucks on illico is because the compression is really high otherway they wouldnt be able to fit a lot of channels in a small cable...

Also you would see better with digital cable (regular videotron cable) then with illico


now you know the truth... from someone who works for videotron (im pathetic)


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I have Bell with CI and with HD. Awesome.

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There is the NHL network on illico though.

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Fenix you're saying non-HD channels on illico sucks and on Bell both HD/non-HD look good? I think most HDTVs don't display non-HD channels very good right?

Yes the primary reason to get HD for me would be hockey games. It's too bad RDS doesn't come in HD yet..

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Vous pouvez aussi commander ces chaînes sportives à la carte : NHL Center Ice: 199,99 $ ; NFL Sunday Ticket: 179,99 $ et MLB Extra Innings: 159,99 $

160 bucks for a channel? -_-

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That's not true. BEV now has a couple of receivers including a HD one which are pvr's and they have 2 tuners which allows you to watch one channel which recording another. Also the snow thing is overblown. I have had BEV ofr more then 5 years and have lost it a grand total of 5 times and each time for no more then a couple of minutes. If you have a proper install with a strong signal off the bat you will not lose signal. Also BEV has a better picture and better ird's. The big problem with other providers, especially Videotron is that they are sent the signal from the tv channels in digital and then they convert it to analog and send it to your ird which then turns it back into digital. This causes some quality to be lost. BEV on the other hand receives the signal digital and sends it to you digital.
My parents have BEV and they lose signal or signal quality a few times durring the winter. When there is heavy cloud cover and some snow.

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Vous pouvez aussi commander ces chaînes sportives à la carte : NHL Center Ice: 199,99 $ ; NFL Sunday Ticket: 179,99 $ et MLB Extra Innings: 159,99 $

160 bucks for a channel? -_-
Center ice is a package and it's always costs as much from any provider. And it's not a channel. It's a series of channels, you get multiple games every night like 6 channels or something.

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I don't mind paying 200$ a year for NHL Centre Ice, but I want the games to be in HD. Standard definition totally sucks on my 50" LCD. Can't see the puck unless I'm less than 10 feet away.

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Better tip : don't buy an HDTV and get tickets for the real thing. That's way better.

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Better tip : don't buy an HDTV and get tickets for the real thing. That's way better.
Well, I have a HDTV and season tickets

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Well, I have a HDTV and season tickets
well, i guess your next step would be to follow the Habs on the road and attend ALL their games.

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