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post #1 of 3812 (permalink) Old 2007-02-20, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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Bell TV 9242 HD PVR Discussion thread

This discussion thread is for owners to discuss the new ExpressVu HD PVR when it becomes available.

I will update this thread when we have specs and details.

Any posts discussing when it will be available or from NON-owners will be deleted and the poster will receive an infraction.

Update: See Bev 9242 HD-PVR for details and for NON-owners to discuss.


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Edit by 57 - 9242 User Guide:

http://support.bell.ca/_web/guides/t...11%28en%29.pdf

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post #2 of 3812 (permalink) Old 2007-10-25, 08:00 AM
 
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I think the firmware is v180... not sure i'll have to check tonight but when I look before the installation and activation it was v180.

First thing i really don't like and that's bugging me a lot.. it's the time it take to change from one channel to the other... almost 7 seconds of a black screen.

And the sound doesn't seem to be in synch with the picture, using optical cable.

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Are you using Dish Pro plus or standard outdoor equipment? If DPP that's the issue as it has not been certified or tested for Canada, and therefore not fully supported.

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Using Dishpro, not DPP. but that can be the case, is anyone else having this issue of long channel changes ?

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My experience with DP / DPP is that it works much better than the Legacy.

I know it is not approved, hell I have been saying that for months on this very Forum but after changing my feeds to DP / DPP I am delighted, the 9200, has not had any out of sync audio, the 6100, runs so sweet, when before it was freezing etc.

The delay between channels on the 9242 is excessive, I have one hooked up in front of me, 5 to 7 seconds per change, not sure why, this is on Legacy right now but was on DP / DPP an hour ago, no change.

Receiver is NOT activated, just running it on the free channels. This is the second one hooked up, no difference.

Therefore from my own testing, DP / DPP is not the issue at all.

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post #6 of 3812 (permalink) Old 2007-10-25, 02:02 PM
 
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I can assure u then that even if it's activated... you'll have the 5-7 sec delay...


I think we will have to deal with the long delay !!!

if you switch between 2 channel during a program and those channel are always the same... put the 9242 into monomode and use the swap btn to switch from tuner 1 to tuner 2... it's the quickest way to switch channel ! even faster than regular TV ! hehehe.

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REPEAT! This thread is for OWNERS ONLY to discuss actual usage of the unit and their impressions.

See this thread for NON-owners wanting to learn about the details of the unit.
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Got the 9242 today
Just downloading software
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post #9 of 3812 (permalink) Old 2007-10-25, 11:59 PM
 
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I have not had any problem with delay in changing channels.
It changes instantly no 5-7 seconds.

Maybe i just got lucky.
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Last night, my system was faster, it change in 2-3 sec. who knows what change they did!!!

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They have changed something in the software.....lol

Same V # but it is not the same.....
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I checked mine again and it looks like it is doing it in 2 - 3 sec now.

I guess that is better than 5-7 sec but not as good as before.
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Well, I'm glad they 'fixed' that issue. I just purchased 2 of the 9242 PVRs and will hook everything up on Tuesday. I am a 1st time customer to BEV.
So is the EPG 2 days or 9 days?
Any ideas when/if the USB port will activate?
Swiper, how fast was channel change before? 0.5-1.0 sec? Was that with the 9200?
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you have 9 days of programing,
and when you switch channels audio comes in first than picture in about 1 to 2 sec
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Well, I'm glad they 'fixed' that issue. I just purchased 2 of the 9242 PVRs and will hook everything up on Tuesday. I am a 1st time customer to BEV.
So is the EPG 2 days or 9 days?
Any ideas when/if the USB port will activate?
Swiper, how fast was channel change before? 0.5-1.0 sec? Was that with the 9200?
Well i was sure it changed basically instantly but it seems to be different for different channels.

I never owned a 9200 so I do not know what it was like.
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