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post #61 of 316 (permalink) Old 2010-06-06, 11:02 PM
 
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Well all I have seen out in the field is the VIP922 with a white sticker over top that says 9252. The receiver has dish network firmware and we are told not to download the Bell firmware. The receiver is a lot different then a 9242 or 9241, I would compare it to upgrading from a 5900 to 9242. Just check out the youtube videos about the VIP922 to see. The Bell Rep in charge of the upgrades told me that they have around 100 to install and are looking for feedback before the release date. The receiver will not be released this year, all that is new for this year is the DPP rollout.
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post #62 of 316 (permalink) Old 2010-06-07, 12:23 AM
 
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Yea recently got the 9241 on rental, and the installer set me up with DPP. He said they just started using it within the past month or two. me and the installer laughed because dish has been using dishpro for years now, and bell is just rolling it out like its State of the art that was released yesterday
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Some posts removed. Please stick to the topic at hand which is the Bell 9252.
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post #64 of 316 (permalink) Old 2010-06-08, 01:24 AM
 
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Well all I have seen out in the field is the VIP922 with a white sticker over top that says 9252. The receiver has dish network firmware and we are told not to download the Bell firmware. The receiver is a lot different then a 9242 or 9241, I would compare it to upgrading from a 5900 to 9242. Just check out the youtube videos about the VIP922 to see. The Bell Rep in charge of the upgrades told me that they have around 100 to install and are looking for feedback before the release date. The receiver will not be released this year, all that is new for this year is the DPP rollout.


I would love to get on the list and take the 9252 through the paces. Who is this rep so i can contact him ?
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post #65 of 316 (permalink) Old 2010-06-08, 08:23 AM
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I want a two TV solution. That's two real TVs not one TV and a computing device. If the 9252 is really a Dish VIP922 then it won't solve the problem for me of how I'm going to transition from a 9200 and MPEG2 to a '9xxx' and MPEG4. It can feed one HDTV TV and then uses slingbox technology to send the signal to your laptop, netbook, desktop etc. I don't watch TV/video on those devices. The screens are just too small for me. I was hoping that Bell would be coming up with a new box like the now discontinued 9200s/9242s but it looks like they want to maximize the number of black boxes I have in my home. It looks to me now that when Bell goes to MPEG4, I'll be switching to the competition. Money comes first with Bell not customer convenience.
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Posts removed. This thread is about the 9252. Members wishing to discuss the 9200 and the 9242 can do so in the hundreds and hundreds of existing threads discussing those two products.
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post #67 of 316 (permalink) Old 2010-06-09, 10:33 AM
 
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So from what we are hearing the 9252 will not be out this summer (maybe not even this year). Does that match what bell has done in the past with new boxes...1 year or so of testing...
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It seems really long. Most have been 3 to 6 months from the time we've heard about them until the time they reach stores.
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post #69 of 316 (permalink) Old 2010-06-09, 01:15 PM
 
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They started testing the 9252 in March, so lets wait and see how long it takes to get released.
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In addition to the posts that were removed was a 9252 related question...

Anyone know anything about the audio options available? Or is it like every other receiver, PCM or DD. I want to be able to decode the audio before sending it through HDMI, by setting it to LPCM. You're able to do this on most DVD/BD players and the PS3 for sure.
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post #71 of 316 (permalink) Old 2010-06-09, 07:50 PM
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The HDTV broadcast standard currently specifies DD so don't expect anything beyond that. Since the 9252 is based on the Dish VIP922, it will give a good indication of what the 9252 specs will be.

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As much as I didnt like it, thats a pretty solid answer.

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There is no lossless audio on broadcast TV, so there's no advantage to decoding in the STB and sending LPCM via HDMI to the AVR, like there is with BDs. You can send DD5.1 via HDMI, Optical or coaxial audio.

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I have the Octava 4 x2 HDMI Matrix switch with 7.1 Audio. It sends 8 channel audio only through it's analog output, and 6 channel encoded is bypassed through the optical output. It does not decode audio formats, but it can channel the decoded audio through HDMI.

The PS3 has the option to do it, and so do most DVD/BD players. with the 9200, I'm only getting 2 channel through HDMI.

The audio is headed to a self powered sound system. It was either this switch, or a HDMI receiver with preouts to the same system. Creative S750, and I love it.
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with the 9200, I'm only getting 2 channel through HDMI.
You may have the STB improperly configured, or you're not tuned to a channel with DD5.1. You should get DD5.1 with the proper configuration of the STB and the AVR, proper connections on appropriate channels.

FAQ - What's Available in DD5.1

This thread is about the new PVR. If you wish to post further on your topic, if you can't get it to work, suggest you use the BTV 9200 thread.

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