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09-08-2013, 07:26 PM
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The Newer OT Thread - Earthquake Edition

Maybe I can save some other people from making the same mistake of switching to the lower quality Telus TV. The free gifts and the offer to save money is really tempting.

Aside form issues with the Sales team who completely BS'ed me about the amount of disruption (ie...drilling into walls...running cables through the house)....when they told me the Telus tech simply has to plug my new modem into the wall and I would be good to go. It was the quality of the signal that was the main issue.

I didnt know that my 1080i signal would be replaced with the inferior 720p until after 4 hours of drilling into walls and floors to run cables so the Tech could connect my "new and improved" receiver. So that done we fired everything up and I immediately flip to the HD channels while the tech was still there and I mentioned to him that the picture didnt look as high quality as I was used to on Shaw. The Tech said it must be the TV and he picks up the remote and starts screwing around with the video settings. That didnt really help all that much so he suggested that I should play around with the settings until I was happy with the picture quality and he left.

It took me about 15 minutes of trying to fix what he screwed up to realize that the fault was not my TV at all....it was their signal.
No 1080i HD channels at all...only 720p.

So I call Telus and they say that they are both HD signals and there is no discernible difference to most people. The difference was very clear to me and completely unacceptable.
What also became clear to me is why Telus is offering free stuff and great prices to switch to their service...they need to do that to compensate for the crappy picture quality.
I cancelled the service after only a couple of hours of having it.

I have to say that entire Telus experience was an absolute waste of time. Although I will say that Telus was very good about cancelling the service which leads me to think that I am not the first person to have this experience.

So for anyone tempted by the free stuff and savings that Telus is offering dont bother...it really isnt worth it.
Unless of course you aren't that concerned about losing the detail quality of the 1080i signal.

My advice...call Shaw and tell them about what Telus is offering...they will review your account and offer you some savings on your existing service.

I did that and saved about 40% and still have the superior picture quality.
So in the end it all worked out for me but maybe I can save somebody the half a day of missing work and everything that went along with it.
Stay with Shaw.

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The Newer OT Thread

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Question for ya'll...

Best Banh Mi Vietnamese sandwich in Edmonton?

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I'm no expert, but Nhon Hoa on Whyte is great.

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Best nammer subs are by Tau Bay and that bubble tea place.

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Banh Mi...the new Donair.
Hah! I don't think there's enough influence for that to catch on. Besides, gotta keep the price point below $4.

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I'm no expert, but Nhon Hoa on Whyte is great.
Yeah I've heard good things about it. Also Van Loc (10648 98 street). Will have to give both a taste test.

V Sandwiches came up first on the google hit. A more westernized place, you can tell cause their prices are almost double what the traditional ones cost. Suppose to be good, but Im not sure I can justify the price. We shall see, I'm more a grilled pork kind of guy then traditional cold cuts.

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You know the place has to be good if they have an unaffiliated site that's sole purpose is to inform you if they're open or not. I'll have to go for the soup but leave with a sub.

"that bubble tea place" eh?

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You can usually find viet subs for $3.50 in chinatown, and they all make their own bread. Good delicious and cheap.

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So umm there's this pretty big boxing match tonight lol

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So umm there's this pretty big boxing match tonight lol
yeah. We're all watching. Mayweather's making $40 milllion without bonuses for PPV buys and such. Really hoping Canelo can make a legit fight of this, he's far and away the most primed fighter for Mayweather in terms of maturity, power and decent technique which he's faced in a long while.

That being said, I still have Mayweather taking a UD, lol.

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yeah. We're all watching. Mayweather's making $40 milllion without bonuses for PPV buys and such. Really hoping Canelo can make a legit fight of this, he's far and away the most primed fighter for Mayweather in terms of maturity, power and decent technique which he's faced in a long while.

That being said, I still have Mayweather taking a UD, lol.
Ya it should be a good one they're both undefeated 44-0-0 and 42-0-1
Lol mayweather is stupid rich
I also expect mayweather to win but we could see a shocker
I don't know a ton about boxing so I couldn't speak on technique and I haven't even seen the other guy fight before.

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well there's not much else to know other than the fact no one comes close to Mayweather in terms of defensive abilities and stick-and-move type of offense. He scores points and knows when to turn the heat up and when to let the fight come to him. It's just plain old fighting IQ combined with zero intimidation, knowing that with the gloves on you can beat anyone in the world. Other fighters get sloppy and force the action only to get knocked out, that's the simple truth. They're also slower in reaction time and have poor anticipation. Mayweather gets a 5 star rating in pretty much every defensive category.

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Lil Wayne and Bieber come in with Floyd haha.

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Pretty good fight
One of the judges was from Calgary lol
Floyd is still pretty amazing even at 37
I know he's friends with lil Wayne but what's up with bieber lol

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That was painful to listen to whatever the hell Lil Wayne was doing. And Beiber, he's just a ******.

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Anyone know a good place I can donate 2 pairs of my old Bauer skates from a long time ago? Just found them in the basement and they are good condition.

Not worth selling them so would rather donate for a good cause.

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Anyone know a good place I can donate 2 pairs of my old Bauer skates from a long time ago? Just found them in the basement and they are good condition.

Not worth selling them so would rather donate for a good cause.
Sports Central would be happy to take in equipment in good condition.

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Just got an autographed Sam Gagner Jersey from my GF for mt BDay, what are some good places to get it framed?

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Brilliant.

Alice Eve is stunningly sexy and exudes wit and intelligence. The type of girlfriend that would turn you on in more ways than one.

Craig Ferguson is ridiculously talented. The man oozes charisma. Put that interview in the hands of a Jay Leno or even Conan and it goes nowhere.

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This one?

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I'm not a huge video gamer, NHL and Halo, that's about it, but GTA V is ridiculous. I mean it's an accomplishment, a masterpiece.

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I'm not a huge video gamer, NHL and Halo, that's about it, but GTA V is ridiculous. I mean it's an accomplishment, a masterpiece.
Haha, I'm the same way! Watched the kids play it for 10 minutes and was sold. I'm going to have to buy this game. And I quit on GTA4 after buying it. But GTA5... Holy flurking shnit.

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