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post #436 of 669 (permalink) Old 2011-03-13, 11:04 PM
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I don't think a doctor would make mistakes like that. Be very cautious about this deal. I wouldn't even consider buying that receiver.

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post #437 of 669 (permalink) Old 2011-03-14, 07:27 PM
 
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You are right Pinza , it is a 9200. He's asking $150, do you think its worth that?
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post #438 of 669 (permalink) Old 2011-03-14, 07:45 PM
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If it is free to be activated onto your account and it works OK, then yes.
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post #439 of 669 (permalink) Old 2011-03-14, 11:38 PM
 
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Ok.....I am going to offer him $125
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post #440 of 669 (permalink) Old 2011-03-16, 11:27 PM
 
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He said he will take $100. Only has 1 remote....I think i should buy it.
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I think you should also! It is a great deal, even with only 1 remote....easy to pick up a remote for cheap on Flea-Bay. Have a look on the aforementioned site to see how much 9200's are going for still.
That is, as long as the receiver checks out with Bell, and is clear to be activated on your account.
A couple of months ago I picked up a 9200 from a very disgruntled ex-Bell TV subscriber for $50!!! This was because the hard drive in it gave up, and Bell would do nothing for him to replace the receiver. He was a 9 year subscriber!
I replaced the defective hard drive for $35....so....very good for me, not so much for him.
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post #442 of 669 (permalink) Old 2011-10-25, 02:08 PM
 
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I cancelled my bell account last month and I'm now trying to sell my 9200 receiver. I called Bell to tell them that I was selling it, and they told me that they will not reactivate it because it was a 'purchased' receiver and that they are phasing out the 9200 line.

Anyone else get this response? I've got a buyer interested and I gave him the smart card number and serial and told him he should call Bell and find out if it can be activated.

So I guess the receiver can be tossed in the garbage?? What a waste. They have a potential new customer here that they just said 'NO' to.

I could have stayed on this receiver for the next 3 years, it would have made no difference to Bell. I'm sure it has nothing to do with 'phasing out'.
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post #443 of 669 (permalink) Old 2011-10-25, 02:25 PM
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I'm sure it has nothing to do with 'phasing out'.
It sure does. Read the following thread and my comment in it:

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/show...00#post1341595

You (and your buyer's) timing for selling (and buying) your 9200 was just a little late. They are no longer a salable item for BTV subscribers. BTV will not activate them, because they are being phased out and they are letting existing subscribers keep them, while sending out replacements.

Same will hold for the 6100. I have added this caveat to post 1 of this thread.

PS, had you known (by following the linked thread), you could have sold the 9200 earlier, or kept your account active until this month and received a 9242 replacement. Sorry, sometimes timing is everything.

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post #444 of 669 (permalink) Old 2011-10-25, 03:31 PM
 
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Bell 9200 tuner now worthless! It cannot be reactivated!

I cancelled my bell account last month. Selling my 9200 tuner. I called Bell and they told me that this unit can not be reactivated as it is being phased out.

I said, "So, if I sell it and someone calls in to reactivate it, it won't work?"
"Yes."
"So I can throw my perfectly functioning 9200 tuner in the garbage?"
"Yes. Sorry. Anything else I can help you with?"

Seems I have an analogue unit and they are upgrading to mpeg4. Only two tuners were deemed obsolete and will not get software upgrades, and they are the 6100 and 9200.

As of Sept 2011, 9200's are paperweights in the resell market. I pity all those people on ebay and CL who recently paid upwards of $350 for used 9200 tuners. They are in for a big surprise when they call in to reactivate them.

Someone else who has the same 'selling their 9200' issues, suggested we push to get the upgraded unit, so we can at least sell the upgraded unit and get our money back. I doubt Bell is going to care about me (just quit service) even though I was with them for 7 years.

If I had cancelled and sold the 9200 in August, would have had no problem.
Also makes me angry that I had to pay an extra month of subscription fees because Bell needed a 30 day notice.

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I activated a couple of 9200's only last week, so I would try again.

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Seems I have an analogue unit and they are upgrading to mpeg4
No, you have an MPEG2 unit, which is being replaced, free of charge with an MPEG4 unit. If it had still been on your account, they would have sent you a 9242 or 9241.

The 9200 although it will no longer get HD Channels from Bell, after they switch to MPEG4, which will be late next year, will still function as an OTA HD PVR.

The programming on the Internal Drive is apparently not encrypted, so it can be watched on a PC, etc.

The swap has been known about for a long time and is well documented on this forum.

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=146515
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post #446 of 669 (permalink) Old 2011-10-25, 04:27 PM
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I've got a buyer interested and I gave him the smart card number and serial
This is something you should NEVER do.

You can provide the buyer with the Receiver R00# but never give them the full Smart Card # as well, just the S06 is enough to know it is a Nagra 3 Card.

Why.?

Well, if you have already called Bell to advise them that you are selling the Receiver, anyone with that R00 & S06# can activate the Receiver, even if it is not in their hands. You are then left with a paperweight.

I know personally of someone who did just this about 3 months ago. They were moving out of Canada so offered on Kijiji, the 2 x 9242's. Potential buyer got both numbers, called Bell. The Receivers are with me, useless. Paperweights.

He even took them off his account within 2 days but until he calls to say he has sold them, they are worthless.
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post #447 of 669 (permalink) Old 2011-10-25, 04:56 PM
 
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an OTA PVR might still have some value I think. Could probably sell it easily to someone looking just for that aspect of it.
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I would think so, although it gets no psip, Guide Data.
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post #449 of 669 (permalink) Old 2011-10-25, 05:58 PM
 
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No one can reactivate this unit. Doesn't matter that I gave him the numbers. Bell has confirmed that it is garbage and cannot be reactivated. Who would buy this now? Should I relist it for sale for $50 (originally asked $200) and say 'Obsolete 9200 bell tuner. Cannot be reactivated but still good as an external hard drive..." I don't understand what use this tuner could still have if it cannot receive a bell signal or be used to record shows.

what is OTA? over the air?
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post #450 of 669 (permalink) Old 2011-10-25, 06:30 PM
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Try again. Just because one CSR says NO, it does not mean the next one will. There is a post in the MPEG4 receiver swap thread of someone just activating 2 x 9200's today I believe.

Find a neighbour with Bell, activate it on their account for now.
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