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post #76 of 233 (permalink) Old 2008-08-13, 10:32 AM
 
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Well, they're advertising it on the radio this morning so I imagine those with the appropriate PVRs will be able to take advantage of this feature.

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post #77 of 233 (permalink) Old 2008-08-13, 12:04 PM
 
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With the 9242 not being able to record directly to the external HDD (archiving only) how will the 6141 work? Will they soon enable direct-to-external recording for both boxes?

Both use USB 2.0 right?

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post #78 of 233 (permalink) Old 2008-08-13, 12:18 PM
 
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Pulled the trigger on that one.

We've fulfilled our contractual obligation to Bell for our 9200 and they've upgraded us to the 9242 gratis......kinda.

Even though I could connect and set up the 9242, if not with my eyes closed then through squinted lids, I have to pay a $75 install fee to comply with "warranty requirements."

Looking forward to expanded capabilities on our new PVR.

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post #79 of 233 (permalink) Old 2008-09-20, 11:13 AM
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Is there any word on the 6141 Firmware Upgrade?
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post #80 of 233 (permalink) Old 2008-09-30, 08:45 AM
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6141 Firmware Upgrade for USB port

Talked to Bell this morning -


Tech said only the 9242 was capable - then talked to his superviser. I was told they are not sure if they will release firmware upgrade - or maybe sometime this year, they won't give details.
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post #81 of 233 (permalink) Old 2008-09-30, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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From what I understand the 6141 Firmware should have been out by now.

I suspect the miserable failure of the EHD launch with the 9242 has now delayed the 6141 update.
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post #82 of 233 (permalink) Old 2008-10-15, 07:32 PM
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Not going to happen

I contacted Expressvu regarding WHEN for the 6141. Here is the response

Thank you for your email inquiry dated 10/13/08. My name is Santanu XXXXXXXX EX3XXXX and I am pleased to assist you.

I understand that you would like to know about the capability to support the external hard drive with your 6141 HD receiver. I will definitely assist you in this regard.

I would like to inform you that you would not be able to add an external hard drive with your 6141 HD receiver. It can only be added with the
9242 HD PVR. I would also like to provide you the detail about the External Hard Drive.
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post #83 of 233 (permalink) Old 2008-10-15, 07:50 PM
 
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If this is true I'm gonna demand that Bell give me a PVR. This was one of the main reasons I bought the 6141. I really wish that Starchoice would have worked at my house, b/c Bell has sucked from day 1.
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post #84 of 233 (permalink) Old 2008-10-15, 10:07 PM
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I would like to inform you that you would not be able to add an external hard drive with your 6141 HD receiver. It can only be added with the
9242 HD PVR. I would also like to provide you the detail about the External Hard Drive.
This is correct. You can't make the 6141 a PVR today. It doesn't say anything about what's coming, nor do the CSR's have any idea what's coming.

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post #85 of 233 (permalink) Old 2008-10-16, 12:22 AM
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However, was the impression when this unit arrived not that this would eventually be able to be used as a PVR. If there is nothing forthcoming, then would that not be "false advertizing"?

BTW, the external HDD doesn't work properly with the 92XX either as discussed elsewhere in this forum.

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post #86 of 233 (permalink) Old 2008-10-16, 02:57 AM
 
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software v164 for the 6141

Does anyone have any info on this new version? EHD support?
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post #87 of 233 (permalink) Old 2008-10-16, 05:44 AM
 
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This link is proof that they said the 6141 would become a PVR...

http://www.marketnews.ca/news_detail.asp?nid=3379

False advertising for sure.
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post #88 of 233 (permalink) Old 2008-10-16, 07:53 AM
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It is only "false" if they NEVER offer it...

Right now it could be just "delayed".
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However, was the impression when this unit arrived not that this would eventually be able to be used as a PVR. If there is nothing forthcoming, then would that not be "false advertizing"?

BTW, the external HDD doesn't work properly with the 92XX either as discussed elsewhere in this forum.
As Pinza said, as long as they offer "something" in the future then there is no recourse. Unfortunately, they could even get away with saying that only a specific HDD model will be supported (one that is not generally available) or some old crappy 10MB drive, as long as "something" is offered at some future date.

Buyer beware - never buy a product based on future protential and/or promises.
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post #90 of 233 (permalink) Old 2008-10-16, 12:54 PM
 
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They (Bell) kinda got me to buy this model on the fact that it would soon be upgradeable to a PVR. At this point I will wait to find out if any news comes out about this future ability.

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