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Canal+ Total & Premier HD - quality?

  • 3 marraskuu 2011
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Elisa cable has now reached my area.  I want to buy the Canal+ Total package + Premier HD for English football in HD.

I've been using Canal Digital services to now (satellite dish) and the quality of pictures is varied.  The live sport reception is usually poor quality.  How is the quality via Elisa cable for the regular channels and the HD channels? 

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Elisa cable has now reached my area.  I want to buy the Canal+ Total package + Premier HD for English football in HD.

I've been using Canal Digital services to now (satellite dish) and the quality of pictures is varied.  The live sport reception is usually poor quality.  How is the quality via Elisa cable for the regular channels and the HD channels?   


I had Canal Digital a few years ago via a satellite dish. Compared to those experiences I'd say the difference on normal SD-channels is about the same. My location was a bit challenging, so my reception was not that good on bad weather.
Anyway, on HD-channels I think the picture quality was very good and if you watch the same game on SD / HD the difference is pretty huge. On sport broadcasts the SD-quality seems to vary way more than on HD.

Elisa I've had now for 2 months and I think the quality especially on Sport HD and Premier HD is very good. Nelonen Pro HD isn't that good always, depending on the broadcast, but it's a problem with Nelonen, not Elisa.

If you can get the same channels from Canal Digital and have already a HD set-top box with the same price, I don't think it will get any better using Elisa. But if you miss some channels, need a faster internet connection or just don't like the look of your satellite dish, then maybe Elisa Viihde is for you...
I now got the Elisa Viihde, and also have the Canal Digital via Satellite.

The reception of the SD channels on Elisa is distinctly worse than via Canal Digital.  Perhaps this is becuase its coming thorugh the normal TV antenna and not the cable?

The free HD channels via Elisa  - eg, Eurosport HD - are really not HD at all.  Its very poor.  I compare it directly to Eurosport HD via Canal Digital, and its a billion times better on Canal Digital.   In fact, Canal Digital's SD Eurosport isbetter than the Elisa HD Eurosport.   Perhaps there is something wrong in the settings, as surely this cannot be right?   I also noticed MTV3 HD on Elisa is only available on channel 620, which is a bit strange, and its marginally better, but only marginally, than the MTV3 SD reception.

So, I wouldn't think to buy any of Elisa's TV packages based on this experience.   Unless there is something I have not done correctly in the settings?   Do SD channels not come via high-speed cable, only via the antenna cable?   And how can I improve the HD channel reception, what could cause it to be so poor?
Hello,

Sounds like you're not getting them in HD. Maybe call to Elisa?

Do you receive your transmission from a Cable modem or ADSL/Fiber modem? MTV3 HD doesn't show HD material all the time, some is just upscaled from normal SD. Eurosport however usually show everything in HD.

If using ADSL/Fiber:

MTV3 HD should be on IPTV channel 530 and Eurosport HD on 523.

All IPTV channels come from the high-speed cable, all others from your antenna cable.

If on Cable:

MTV3 HD is on 223 and Eurosport HD on 203.

If you are not on Elisa's TV network, then you have to check the channels from your local operator...

Here's a list of the Elisa channels (in finnish only):
ADSL/Fiber:
Cable Modem:
http://www.elisa.fi/viihde/kanavapaikat_ktv.php
Thanks for that information.  Seems then we are on ADSL connection, with Eurosport HD on 523.

I didn't even know there was a difference between ADSL and cable, or that we had an option or possibility to have one or the other.  Is one better than the other? 

I checked again Eurosport HD on channel 523, and it seemed improved on Elisa, although not yet as good as Canal Digital via satellite.  Can the quality be affected by the speed of the ADSL connection, so that it can vary in quality depending on the internet speed at the time? Our speed is supposed to be 20MB, but it seems to vary greatly from 1 MB to 17 MB.  I also notice the Elisa channels "hang" / get stuck, fairly often, and can only get out of this by changing channels.

Thanks for the tip on MTV3 HD - I noticed some of the ads didn't look like true HD, but some programmes were clearly better quality.  Now I can see a difference between Elisa MTV HD and Canal Digital MTV SD.  Still I would say Canal Digital HD channels are far superior.

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