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post #76 of 564 (permalink) Old 2016-01-17, 11:35 AM
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I am the only person that doesn't have channel 4000? is this only available on FTTH? I have FTTN Fibe TV 50/10 with pair bonding. Live in east end of downtown Toronto (Leslieville) with a 2262 PVR and 2 wireless 2502 receivers. The highest channel I can see in the guide is 2779. Attempts to tune to 4000 directly take me to channel 1.
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post #77 of 564 (permalink) Old 2016-01-17, 11:43 AM
 
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Make sure you have "View all channels" selected under Channel Display
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Thanks.. that fixed it!
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post #79 of 564 (permalink) Old 2016-01-17, 03:48 PM
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Called Bell and ran into someone who apparently knew what she was talking about:
- The newest models of receivers should work with 4k as well. You should call to see if your receiver works with 4k or not.
- Bell 4K receivers will be available starting tomorrow, January 18th, for PURCHASE only
- Purchase price is $599
- Rentals will only be available from February
- Rental price will be $20/month.
None of this sounds good to me. The Rogers prices are much better.
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I would say that's a terrible price if they don't have PVR.
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@Cristian Tane were those prices for a PVR or just a standalone set top box?

Rogers rents their regular PVR for $24.95/month, so it's hard to say if they will charge more for the 4k PVR when it comes out in April.
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To be honest, I don't know if it's PVR or not. I didn't ask specifically for PVR. If these are the PVR prices, they're pretty good. But then again, if you guys know for a fact Bell 4k PVR only comes out in April, then it can't be that. I asked twice about dates and they were sure about tomorrow for purchase, and February for rental.
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What I meant is that the Rogers 4k PVR will come out in April and pricing hasn't been announced.
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post #84 of 564 (permalink) Old 2016-01-17, 06:19 PM
 
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Hi everyone,

See link below for the 4K PVR for $599.99. I hope they give a discount or free rental in Febuary. $600 is a pretty steep price, Videotron (Quebec) has the 4K receiver free rental 60 months. Records 150 hours in 4K, doesn't mention anything about HD recording though.

Whole Home PVR (HD PVR) and HD Receiver - Bell Fibe TV | Bell Canada

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Thanks for the link wrings.

According to the content listed on that page It does look like Bell will pick up Sportsnet 4K which is disappointing.
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Chatted with Bell rep and they have no idea if my model(2262) can receive 4K. Anybody get any info on this model's capability?
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4K Whole Home PVR

@rwings01 thanks for the link - here is the info:



4K, the best picture quality available.
With 4 times the resolution of Full HD, it’s the very best picture quality available. Watch live, on demand and recorded shows in 4K. To make the most of your experience, you’ll need a 4K TV connected to our 4K PVR.

Record in 4K
Record up to 150 hours of 4K content. You can also set and watch recordings in HD on up to six TVs

Bluetooth Slim remote
The new Bluetooth remote allows you to change channels and access recordings without having direct line of sight with the 4K PVR.

Specifications
  • BLE (Bluetooth low energy) slim remote included
  • 16:9 aspect ratio for HD and 4K ultra HD
  • 5.1 Dolby® Digital sound
  • Dimensions: 5.5 cm (H) X 24.5 cm (W) X 18 cm (D)
  • Weight: 0.9 kg

A selection of 4K content coming soon
Channel 1399 – your destination for live sports content, including the Toronto Raptors, Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators.
Watch the Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics on Wednesday January 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Availability and Price
Available for purchase to existing Fibe TV customers in the Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec area.
Soon available for purchase or rental to all Fibe TV customers.
Purchase: $599. A one-time $75 professional installation fee applies.
Each additional TV requires one HD receiver ($7/mo. rental plan or $199 purchase). A maximum of 5 wireless receivers can be paired with the 4K PVR.
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I'm going to wait a few weeks and rent it in February, if the price will be $20 like I was told. $600 is way too much, imo.
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Other unofficial comments.

The 4k PVR should be available to most people on FTTN, but will probably be limited to 1 4k + 1 HD stream, assuming about 20 Mbps for the 4k stream using HEVC. If you can only get 3 HD + 1 SD now, your line is probably too slow for 4k, unless they can change the profile to 4 HD. You may need FTTH to get more than 1 HD stream while you are using a 4k stream.

This looks like the Arris 5652W hardware. It's not clear from the spec sheet if the PVR will support an infrared remote for those people that want to use a Harmony remote or an extender.

PDF: http://www.arris.com/globalassets/re...ip56x2w_v2.pdf

EDIT: Bell is actually using the VIP5662W (see post 400.)

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I'm wondering if you buy or rent this 4K PVR can you still use your regular HD PVR as one of the HD Receivers? Or will there be a conflict between the two PVRS?

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