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post #31 of 59 (permalink) Old 2011-11-21, 06:22 PM
 
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I just got the new upgrade today, and YES, the guide does look a lot better, at least in my opinion... Doesn't look like anything new necessarily, but just much cleaner. I don't know for sure... But it also seems a little faster? At least to me...


As for your specific questions: no, still no icons on the guide; and, no caller id (though I don't have Bell home phone, so it's not something I'd notice anyway)
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post #32 of 59 (permalink) Old 2011-11-21, 06:55 PM
 
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Mine appeared today too, and I agree, it is easier to look at in the grey rather than the blue - basically I can read it easily from my sofa without my glasses on - before I had to squint a little!
I also noticed that the 3 HD streams now show, as advertised, that'll be very useful on some of those evenings when there's 3 things I want to record and/or watch at the same time....no more messing around with deciding which show to record delayed on timeshift or in (horrors!) SD instead!
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post #33 of 59 (permalink) Old 2011-11-22, 01:44 PM
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Is the guide higher-res now? It seems that way. The font seems smaller but still easy to read.

I had some hiccups with my audio/video last night. I haven't watched much TV lately, so I don't know if the update has anything to do with it.

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post #34 of 59 (permalink) Old 2011-11-28, 02:19 PM
 
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yeah resolution seems higher now, I actually just got the update this morning, it looks much neater then the older version, it was too blue and it was too bright on the eyes and it made it hard to read what was on the screen, but this gray and white is much easier...
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post #35 of 59 (permalink) Old 2011-11-29, 08:54 AM
 
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update to my last posting: I got the new resolution Menu screen and it looks great but it still says this morning that I have the 2.0 version and it still shows 2SD/2HD so I dont know what happened there? anyone have any idea? is this normal for it not to be fully updated along with the new GUIDE look? I dont know if I made any sense on what I just asked, but I aint gonna go back and erase everything and start over.. lol
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post #36 of 59 (permalink) Old 2011-11-29, 09:09 AM
 
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update to my last posting: I got the new resolution Menu screen and it looks great but it still says this morning that I have the 2.0 version and it still shows 2SD/2HD so I dont know what happened there? anyone have any idea? is this normal for it not to be fully updated along with the new GUIDE look? I dont know if I made any sense on what I just asked, but I aint gonna go back and erase everything and start over.. lol
Makes sense to me because mine says 2.0 as well. However, I do had 3 HD streams now. Playback is still 2SD/2HD though.
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post #37 of 59 (permalink) Old 2011-11-29, 06:11 PM
 
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I'm in downtown Toronto. We got the new guide yesterday but without the 3HD/1SD stream until today. One interesting little quirk: we have four HD TV's in the house (I know, about three too many) and with the new stream you can have all four running an HD stream as long as two are on the same channel. It might not benefit anyone but it's an interesting little twist. As soon as one of the two HD TV's that are on the same channel changes to a different HD station it says All HD TV's in use.

There are limited scenarios where this might be useful but I still like it
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post #38 of 59 (permalink) Old 2011-11-29, 09:03 PM
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I know a lot of people have 3HD/1SD and the new guide but does anyone have 2.1 yet.

I have 2.0.26507.4

.4 update gave me the 3HD channels

Just noticed "The Weather Network" App. I'm guessing it came with the weather network hd channel today.

So what will 2.1 actually give us when it goes live?
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post #39 of 59 (permalink) Old 2011-11-30, 06:06 AM
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And this morning I see the Santa Tracker App....
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post #40 of 59 (permalink) Old 2011-11-30, 07:31 AM
 
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Well I dont understand Bell at all, I have the new Guide look the gray and white, and I have all the Apps up and running, but it still does not say that I have the 1SD/3HD and it still showing that I am on the 2.0.26507.4 version. So I really don't know. Everyone on here says they received the 1SD/3HD a day after the Guide change but this is like the third day for me and still on the 2SD/2HD.. anyone know why this would be happening?? or is it just the area I live in. thanks for any replies.
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post #41 of 59 (permalink) Old 2011-11-30, 09:58 AM
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I think Bell is confusing the issue. I think Fibe TV 2.1 is just a package of enhancements - it isn't Mediaroom 2.1.

Here's some info from the Bell support site:

http://support.bell.ca/en-on/Fibe_TV...oftware_update

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Following the update, you’ll notice a completely redesigned interface with an enhanced on-screen programming guide. It also includes new and improved features that will let you:
  • Watch and record more HD shows – now up to three – at the same time.
  • Scroll through the on-screen programming guide while your favourite shows play in the background
  • Sort live TV by genres (entertainment, movies, sports, news, lifestyle etc.).
What to expect

Two separate updates will be delivered to your Fibe TV receiver overnight and should not require any action on your part.

The first update will add the new search by genre feature.
The second update will add the 3-HD stream and update the user interface.
Telus has been supporting 3HD where distance permits for quite a while. MTS and Telus have also supported "categories" in Mediaroom 2.0 which sounds like the same feature as "genres".

It sounds like Bell is updating the interface and doing the 3HD upgrade as separate steps. It might take a few days to get both updates done.

Since 3HD requires higher speed lines than 2HD, it's possible that not everyone will be able to get that feature. I don't know if that's the case, but I'm just pointing out the possibility.
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post #42 of 59 (permalink) Old 2011-11-30, 03:42 PM
 
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Well I dont understand Bell at all, I have the new Guide look the gray and white, and I have all the Apps up and running, but it still does not say that I have the 1SD/3HD and it still showing that I am on the 2.0.26507.4 version. So I really don't know. Everyone on here says they received the 1SD/3HD a day after the Guide change but this is like the third day for me and still on the 2SD/2HD.. anyone know why this would be happening?? or is it just the area I live in. thanks for any replies.
It doesn't necessarily come in that order. I got the 1SD/3HD update last week, but have yet to receive the new guide. I'm in North York, for what it's worth.
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post #43 of 59 (permalink) Old 2011-12-24, 06:16 PM
 
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Has anyone else not yet received the new guide? I'm beginning to find it odd that I seem to have all the features of Fibe 2.1, except the guide. Everyone else I know in the neighbourhood has received the full update.
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post #44 of 59 (permalink) Old 2011-12-26, 04:30 PM
 
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Has anyone else not yet received the new guide? I'm beginning to find it odd that I seem to have all the features of Fibe 2.1, except the guide. Everyone else I know in the neighbourhood has received the full update.
+1, as with emissary, I have all the new features, 3HD, yet no new guide.
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post #45 of 59 (permalink) Old 2012-01-08, 07:35 PM
 
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I have 3HD/1SD but my downstream download rate is still only 27 Mbps according to CellPipe modem statistics (http://192.168.2.1 -> VDSL screen -> Right click the stats table -> Browser "View Source" menu for hidden stats -> search for "BEARER_DOWNSTREAM_PAYLOAD_RATE" in the raw HTML) -- will I still be able to safely record 3HD/1HD?

My cellpipe modem says I can do up to 60 Mbps attainable (in the "DOWNSTREAM_ATTAINABLE_PAYLOAD_RATE") on an 85Mbps sync (in the "DOWNSTREAM_ATTAINABLE_LINE_RATE") so my line quality is high enough for what I think is approximately 32 Mbps that would actually be required to do 3HD/1SD while having remaining Internet speed left over.

What line speed are you at? Can you go to http://192.168.2.1 view your "BEARER_DOWNSTREAM_PAYLOAD_RATE" (view source in VDSL screen) and tell us what value you see it as?

Code:
<tr id="BEARER_DOWNSTREAM_PAYLOAD_RATE" style="display:none"> 
  <td bgcolor="#7B95D2" width="70%">
	<table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" class="copy_1">
	  <tr> 
		<td width="5%">&nbsp;</td>
		<td width="95%" height="18"><font color=#000000><b>Bearer Downstream payload rate </b></font></td>
	  </tr>
	</table>
  </td>
  <td bgcolor="#7B95D2" width="30%" height="18"  colspan="2" >
  <font color=#000000>26992 kbps</font></td>
</tr>

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