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Old 2009-12-01, 04:22 PM   #1
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Default Fireplace Channel on Bell up and going again

Today, Bell Tv launched a nice fireplace! It is on channel 285 for all those who want to know. Have a great christmas everyone!
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Old 2009-12-01, 07:43 PM   #2
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Also in HD on 888 (French) and 889 (English).
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Old 2009-12-01, 08:51 PM   #3
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Default Watching the Firelace Channel

Now is the time of year when we all become losers again.

I have to admit to watching the Happy Holidays channel, hoping to see the "mystery" hand add logs to the fire.
Mrs. Chumley and I are 'prisoners of the fake fireplace' until Christmas is over.
Damn you, Bell TV!!!
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Old 2009-12-02, 10:48 AM   #4
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Hmm, how come the old thread was closed?

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Old 2009-12-02, 11:33 AM   #5
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Also in HD on 888 (French) and 889 (English).
Do French logs burn differently than English ones? Is it because they have different trees in Quebec than in the rest of Canada? Do logs from New Brunswick show up on both channels?
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Old 2009-12-02, 11:38 AM   #6
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Yes to all.

Actually, the difference is the Galaxie audio channel that is playing in the background.

Someone pointed out on another thread that you can also select alternate audio and get the actual sound of the fire on either channel.
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Old 2009-12-02, 02:19 PM   #7
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It seems odd to me that pretty much all of the music on the French version is instrumental. Do the French not sing Christmas songs very often, or is Bell just lazy? It is very strange because the English version seems to have one of the most eclectic collections of Christmas music I've ever heard, with several songs I've never heard anywhere else.
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Old 2009-12-04, 09:42 PM   #8
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Someone pointed out on another thread that you can also select alternate audio and get the actual sound of the fire on either channel.
How exactly do you do this with the 9242?
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Old 2009-12-04, 10:30 PM   #9
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Menu
8
4
Left
Page down
select Alternate Audio
Right
select Done
exit
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Old 2009-12-20, 08:31 PM   #10
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Thanks jayoldschool!

Hmmm.. it works for the SD channel but not the english HD.
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Old 2009-12-21, 11:06 AM   #11
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Shandley: The crackling seems to be working now if you want to try it again.

Don't forget to change it back to the English audio setting when you leave the channel or else you might hear the Described Video soundtrack (or no audio) on some SD channels...
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Old 2009-12-21, 04:52 PM   #12
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I've not had an issue with the crackling at all.
Suggestion for next year: it would be nice to be able to get a combined audio feed of both the crackling and the music. Not sure if the boxes are able to do that or not.
Second suggestion: The fireplaces that feature someone adding logs to the fire and using a poker are more fun!
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Old 2009-12-24, 05:30 AM   #13
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...1:29am..trying to figure out why Jewel-Hands is playing on the English fireplace channel...
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Old 2010-02-12, 10:02 AM   #14
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I noticed last night that the fireplace channel is still up in the 800's HD section - I can't recall the exact channel number.

I don't think it was still up this late last year. I didn't notice if they were still pumping out Christmas songs however !!

Perfect timing for those looking to score some Valentine's Day-romantic-evening-by-the-fireplace points .

GLTA!
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Old 2010-02-12, 01:20 PM   #15
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"Perfect timing for those looking to score some Valentine's Day-romantic-evening-by-the-fireplace points"

But this is Bell. They have a special division whose only job is to think of ways of ticking you off. It will turn into a PPV channel just as your girlfriend arrives
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