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Old 2010-06-22, 02:49 PM   #76
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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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I wouldn't be surprised if Bell started to offer the Sling accessories for the 922. It would suite the two TV solution (though I wonder if operation on the two tv's can be simultaneous with Sling) and allow the user to customize. Even with the current 9242, we're limited to having to push the "Dual" button to simultaneously use both outputs at the expense of being able to watch live shows and record at the same time.
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Old 2010-06-28, 12:37 PM   #77
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I don't suppose there is an update on the ETA for the new box, is there? I just scheduled my Bell install, switching form Shaw Cable, and ordered a 9241. I'd hate for a new pvr to come out a couple of weeks after I get the 9241. I guess I could rent in the mean time, but would like to take advantage of the new customer bill credit of $200 when purchasing the hd pvr.
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Old 2010-06-28, 03:30 PM   #78
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It is beginning to look like this new box is slipping into that same black hole as so many other of Bell's big changes have entered (new satellite, MPEG4, Speed HD, A La Carte programming etc. etc.). Much promised. Little delivered.
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Old 2010-06-28, 04:23 PM   #79
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That is funny, it is exactly how a Bell Exec described it to me this morning.....lol

He was very frustrated.
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Old 2010-06-28, 05:21 PM   #80
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I'm not surprised, considering E* and Bell's track record with new receivers. Releasing a new PVR based on the VIP722 would have been a sure thing for this Summer. The ink has barely dried on the VIP922 brochures and it's a very ambitious product so I would expect lots of problems. Dish hasn't even rolled out all the supporting products in the US so it's a bit early to expect full support in a Bell product.
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Old 2010-06-28, 05:52 PM   #81
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True enough. There are a few dozen out there, running on VIP accounts so I guess they get the goodies and will report back, whilst we mere mortals just wait.
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Frankly I'd sooner wait until the bugs have been ironed out than do free beta testing for Bell (or is it really alpha testing?). I've never understood why some people want V1 of any product. V2 is almost always better.
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Old 2010-07-01, 10:45 AM   #83
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Frankly I'd sooner wait until the bugs have been ironed out than do free beta testing for Bell (or is it really alpha testing?). I've never understood why some people want V1 of any product. V2 is almost always better.
They still haven't ironed out all the bugs in the 9200 yet If that were the case, I would still be waiting...
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Old 2010-07-01, 10:53 AM   #84
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What bugs in the 9200? Isn't "jump-to-live" an undocumented bonus feature??
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Old 2010-07-01, 12:28 PM   #85
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I've never understood why some people want V1 of any product. V2 is almost always better.
Not necessarily true. Once a product goes into production, the next thing a company does is try to figure out how to build it cheaper. A lot of time they end up using cheaper components and then find out later that they fail. or don't work like they are suppose to. The 9242 and 9241 are a prime example of this. I am glad I bought my 9242 machines when I did.
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Old 2010-07-15, 02:33 PM   #86
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Any updates on this?
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Old 2010-07-25, 02:32 AM   #87
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I am guessing no news is bad news when it comes to Bell rolling out anything that is advantageous to their customers??
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Old 2010-08-24, 11:39 AM   #88
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Been a month now....any updates?
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Old 2010-08-24, 05:48 PM   #89
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What is going on with this? any news?
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Old 2010-09-15, 05:50 PM   #90
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Still no news...
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