The oddest thing to me is I see no real point to Fibe on Bell's website so figure ask the people on the net since they know more than any CSR.
I currently have Bell TV (Express VU) & Bell Internet (Sympatico DSL). Now I have heard talk from many people at Bell for quite a few years now about how the IPTV (Fibe) would "change the game" and be so much "better" than cable or satellite that when it launched I of course went to try and research it.
But after looking at website I am left scratching my head. From the website:
What makes Bell Fibe TV better than cable?
Stunning picture and sound quality
Whole Home PVR – a Bell exclusive
Record up to 4 shows at once and get 100 hours of HD recording capacity included
100 HD channels-the most in Canada
Flexible programming – choose more of the channels you really want
Stop paying for the same channel twice – for every standard definition channel you get, receive the HD version at no extra charge
Advanced Search - stop scrolling, start watching - our keyword search feature makes it faster and easier to find more of what you want to watch
Cutting-edge interface - beautifully designed screens make navigating simple
The fastest channel change of any digital TV service
The Bell Install - complete, customized setup1
And this is only the beginning. As Bell Fibe TV advances, you’ll receive automatic updates for new features and enhancements on a regular basis
Stunning picture quality - still 1080I to the best of my knowledge
Whole home PVR - assuming you need/want to buy more than 1 PVR on other systems
100 HD Channel - blah blah blah, same as regular tv, this means like 15 free HD, 15 premium HD and a bunch of pay tv HD, all of which are available on Bell TV or Rogers
Stop Pay for channel twice - this is what they claim, but the cost of service is almost identical to ExpressVu when I went through packages
Advanced keyword search - assumes the tv listings are accurate as the current theme search is very buggy, & I think most people will search by show name
I was expecting more channels (maybe some they cant offer due to satellite bandwidth) or something more obviously better. Only thing Bell seems to point to is a better HD box (gui, fast channel switch, search)
Is there something I am missing here???