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resolutionFi

@bell.ca

Bell Fibe receiver: 1080i or 720p on 1080p TV?

Hi

What is the best setting for the Bell Fibe TV STB: 1080i or 720p?
The native resolution of my TV is 1080p. However I can't find the native resolution of the Bell signal.

yyzlhr

join:2012-09-03
Scarborough, ON
kudos:4
said by resolutionFi :

Hi

What is the best setting for the Bell Fibe TV STB: 1080i or 720p?
The native resolution of my TV is 1080p. However I can't find the native resolution of the Bell signal.

Both Bell Satellite and Fibe TV feeds are 720p.


ChuckcZar

@teksavvy.com
Bell Satellite is 1080i.


coaxguy

join:2009-07-29
kudos:1
said by ChuckcZar :

Bell Satellite is 1080i.

No it is not. Bell Satellite native feeds are 720p


ChuckcZar

@teksavvy.com
My Hauppauge WinTV HDPVR Video Recorder reads the signal as 1080i. I don't know how you get 720P.


resolutionFi

@bell.ca
reply to yyzlhr
all channels are 720p?


joeblow3

join:2000-12-27
London, ON
reply to resolutionFi
Coaxguy is right. All Hd channels are at 720p, you can change hd receivers to output 1080i but the feed is 720p

urbang33k

join:2010-02-13
Canada
kudos:1
reply to ChuckcZar
said by ChuckcZar :

Bell Satellite is 1080i.

Your sure about that? Or are you just reading what your TV is reporting to you when you turn it on?

I don't think there are many 1080i broadcast networks other than SOME of the major us broadcasters, and CBC which does 1080i (but only people with an antenna can get iirc)

If your going by what your TV is reporting, thats not necessarily what the channel feed is.
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coaxguy

join:2009-07-29
kudos:1
Reviews:
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reply to ChuckcZar
said by ChuckcZar :

My Hauppauge WinTV HDPVR Video Recorder reads the signal as 1080i. I don't know how you get 720P.

Because you have your Bell receiver set to output in 1080i.

The receiver converts the signal from its native 720p to 1080i when you have this selected. You can change this by pressing MENU - 6 - 7 on the Bell remote.

Nevertheless, the native Bell feed is 720p.


resolutionFi

@bell.ca
reply to resolutionFi
This is so stupid that they didn't have a "native" output option to their STB.

But thanks for the comments I will stick to 720p.

kovy7

join:2009-03-26
kudos:8
reply to resolutionFi
I would try both and see which would you'd prefer...


zed173

join:2010-07-17
Mississauga, ON
reply to urbang33k

said by urbang33k:and CBC which does 1080i (but only people with an antenna can get iirc)

If your going by what your TV is reporting, thats not necessarily what the channel feed is.

Actually, even CBC OTA in almost (if not all) markets is now 720p last I checked.


urbang33k

join:2010-02-13
Canada
kudos:1
said by zed173:

said by urbang33k:and CBC which does 1080i (but only people with an antenna can get iirc)

If your going by what your TV is reporting, thats not necessarily what the channel feed is.

Actually, even CBC OTA in almost (if not all) markets is now 720p last I checked.

Well, according to wikipedia, you might be right. apparently that changed from 1080 to 720 during the transition in 2011. shame.
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Opinions and ideas expressed in my post are my own and in no way represent those of Bell Canada Enterprises, Bell Canada, Bell TV, Bell Internet, Bell Mobility, Bell Technical Solutions, Expertech, or any other partners under the BCE umbrella.


Paolo
Mr. Wireless

join:2004-05-29
canada
maybe the receivers are capable of 1080i signal, so thats why the option is there, but the content from the transponders is 720p only?
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coaxguy

join:2009-07-29
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Bell Fibe
·Start Communicat..
reply to resolutionFi
The receivers are capable of 720p and 1080i.

The native feed Bell uses is 720p.

If you select 1080i on the receiver, the receiver up converts the signal (the image at this point, not the feed) to 1080i.

I prefer the look of 720p personally, even on my 65" 1080p Viera Plasma

Cloneman

join:2002-08-29
Montreal
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Reviews:
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·Bell Fibe
reply to resolutionFi
said by resolutionFi :

This is so stupid that they didn't have a "native" output option to their STB.

But thanks for the comments I will stick to 720p.

I'm guessing the reason for this is it would take long to change channel if you were switching between 720p and 1080i and 480i channels.

Follow up question Is it 720p for Bell ExpressVU as well? In which case, does setting it to 1080i lower the quality because of conversion?


coaxguy

join:2009-07-29
kudos:1
Yes same on BEV. Won't hurt anything being on 1080i, I've noticed a stretch here and there on some hd broadcasts. I prefer 720