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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 2012-04-26, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Bell Satellite TV Channel 1000 missing

Hello. I have Bell Satellite TV with an 9241 receiver. I receive all of my channels plus the PPV channels, however, I do not receive channel 1000 - the video on demand channel. I have tried all of the suggestions on this forum (ie: recycle power, etc), but nothing works. I have escalated the issue to Bell Satellite TV. They sent no less than 6 vans to my home with multiple technicians each time. They ran their battery of tests and in the end gave up. They have no idea why channel 1000 is missing. I had no energy left to pursue the issue with them.

Worst, my neighbour recently switched to Bell Satellite TV and has channel 1000 on his programming guide.

Anyone have any ideas or things to try.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 2012-04-26, 09:11 PM
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You don't have it locked out from your guide?

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Mike, thanks for replying. I wish it was as simple as that. I do not have the channel locked out. I have removed all locks.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 2012-04-27, 12:46 AM
 
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Call Skydish, and have them remove your receiver from your account, and then add it back once all your programming is gone. If your receiver has been swapped already, have bell deactivate your account for a bit, so you can reset the programming. Good luck!

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Hi Costa. Yes, I have had the receiver removed from my account and re-added. Bell has swapped out the receiver 3 times alreadying thinking it was a hardware problem. I have had the receiver deactivated and reactivated from my account already, but no success.

I have also swapped out HDMI cable and made sure also the receiver is not plugged into a power bar, but has its out outlet.

The only logicial conclusion I can drive is the satellite is not broadcasting the VOD channel. Sorry, if I am not saying this in a technically proficient jargon.

Thanks for your feedback Costa.
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 2012-05-11, 11:14 PM
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I've got the same issue here but with a twist. My 9242 is not getting the on demand 1000 channels but my 9241 is. I've tried rebooting the 9242 and made sure the lock is off. No 1000 channels still. Anyone have any ideas.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 2012-05-12, 01:34 AM
 
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Got them here in Winnipeg on my 9242, but since its Video On Demand or Pay Per Vu I don't plan on buying any movies for now.
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 2012-05-13, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Cradar. You can try the some of the suggestions on this thread, or their are other threads on at this forum where there are other suggestions to try. To by clear, on my 9241, the channels go to 999 and then 1011. Channel 1000 does not appear which is the video on demand channel, not to be confused with Pay per channels. I really don't like the pay per view, as it does not give you the flexibility to watch movies when you want to. I would have not bothered with video on demand from Bell, but given that all of Blockbuster and most of Rodger's video rentals have come to an end, video on demand now becomes an option to watching movies. I have tried netflix, but am not impressed with the selection. I am off next weekend to get Apple TV, so I can rent movies thru iTunes.

What really bothers me, is that I know this is going to be simple fix, but Bell cannot resolve the issue. For sure at some point, an entrant will come to the market to eat Bell's lunch. Sorry for my rant.
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Hi Cradar. You can try the some of the suggestions on this thread, or their are other threads on at this forum where there are other suggestions to try. To by clear, on my 9241, the channels go to 999 and then 1011. Channel 1000 does not appear which is the video on demand channel, not to be confused with Pay per channels.
Have the same issue in 2017 on my 9242 with latest firmware. Followed all the same suggestions but no channel 1000. Only using the 9242 now as my 9241 PVR capabilities are not working. Let us know if you ever did get this resolved. It is odd that Bell only delivers on demand streaming on certain receivers, given that most people now prefer to stream their content when they want to view it.

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I don't think you will get a reply from a post that is almost 5 years old and was the last post made by Koota.....
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Welcome to the forum @Galleyslave - this thread discusses the old VOD feature. Here is the current thread:

The new "Bell Satellite TV On-Demand"

To summarize, Bell only supports the 2 most recent models (9400 series and 9241.) The design of 9242 is very old technology and probably doesn't have the internal memory and/or processor speed to run interactive VOD.
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On my 9242 I have ten (on demand, 1080p) channels listed as 1001 VuOD.

As an aside in the years that it's been available, I've never used it.
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Hi As a 9242 owner, I would like to add my 2 cents.

I have a 9242 and have the Video On Demand channels but they are at 1001 and not 1000. I believe they used to be at 1000 back in the day before IP Video On Demand was launched to other Satellite receiver models. They have since vacated the 1000 channel range because 1000 is reserved for the IP VOD service (9241 and 9400 only).

Now, just to let people know, I've learnt from reading on these forums that the movies are stored on a portion of the hard drive of the PVR. I remember I had an issue in the past and I had to format my PVR, when I was done formatting it, the channels were still gone but I left it alone for 24 hours and when I watched TV the next day, they were all there. So you might want to give this a try as it worked for me. But mind you, if you format the hard drive, you will loose everything so only do this when you are ready to.

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