HD and SD on Digital vs. Ignite

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HD and SD on Digital vs. Ignite

Going through the channels offered by Rogers, I notice there are some offered on Ignite but only in SD on Digital. Why are they not HD on Digital?

 

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SA8300HD, SA8300SD, DTA50, LG-E410B PayGo. Location: S-W Ontario
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Re: HD and SD on Digital vs. Ignite

Hey @OLDYELLR!

 

That's a great question! I can appreciate that it might seem an odd circumstance especially if the HD feed is available. Alas I really wish I had an answer for you, there just doesn't appear to be one available. Sometimes things like this can come down to either availability at the time of the vendor agreement or even a business decision but sadly we won't be able to confirm the specifics.

 

Just out of curiosity could you share with us which channels you noticed this with?

 

Thanks!

 

@RogersAndy 

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Re: HD and SD on Digital vs. Ignite

It's even worst here in NB, there are many HD channels that Ontario have that we only have in SD here in NB. Or even channels completely missing. That is for Digital TV. it's not has bad for Ignite TV if I compare the channel list from the website.

I think one of the main cause for this is bandwidth, since on Digital TV all channels are sent at the same time vs Ignite TV that only the requested channel is sent (streaming).

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Re: HD and SD on Digital vs. Ignite

Here is what I see on the Free Preview page:

Channel Y
Channel Y:Rogers Free Previews
Digital Channel:
(IGNITE) 707 (HD) - (SD) 857

ELLE Fictions
ELLE Fictions:Rogers Free Previews
Digital Channel:
(IGNITE) 628 (HD) - (SD) 615

Mediaset Italia
Mediaset Italia:Rogers Free Previews
Digital Channel:
(IGNITE) 653 (HD) - (SD) 784

RBTI
RBTI:Rogers Free Previews
Digital Channel:
(IGNITE) 809 (HD) - (SD) 669

Saigon Broadcasting TV Network
Saigon Broadcasting TV Network:Rogers Free Previews
Digital Channel:
(IGNITE) 790 (HD) - (SD) 818

Univision Canada
Univision Canada:Rogers Free Previews
Digital Channel:
(IGNITE) 843 (HD) - (SD) 267

 

Does that mean that Ignite customers also only see these in SD?


SA8300HD, SA8300SD, DTA50, LG-E410B PayGo. Location: S-W Ontario
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Re: HD and SD on Digital vs. Ignite

Hello, @OLDYELLR

 

Thanks for your post! I can understand how confusing it can be when the list is positioned this way.

 

I have confirmed that these channels are available on Ignite TV in SD as well as HD. You should not have any issues accessing both versions via Ignite TV.

 

I hope this helps!

 

RogersTony

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Re: HD and SD on Digital vs. Ignite

I thought Ignite TV didn't have SD when the channel was available in HD.

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