Bell Fibe TV getting Autotune (Reminder/timer) feature in an update?
I spoke to a technician at Bell Fibe TV about the Autotune feature that only Bell Satellite has . Their supervisor said to tell me that it is coming to Bell Fibe TV in an update but they don't know when.
If someone who has Bell Fibe TV notices this update please tell me on this thread so I can switch services from Bell Satellite to Bell Fibe TV.
I think the person told you this may have been mistaken.
I can't figure how they would implement this. The recording timers are hosted at Bell not the DVR. If they did implement it and you had multiple STBs would it change the channel on all of them at the same time?
It is useful for people who are busy watching a recorded programme, but wish to be reminded of a live programme that they wish to watch at the appropriate time. As I mentioned in another thread, I like to watch the news at 11PM live and I set a reminder for that. It signals the end of the evening's viewing, even when I may be engrossed in a recorded programme I'm watching.
It can also be useful for the physically impaired. There was a comment here or over on Rogers where someone had a spouse who could not use a remote or change channels, but wished to watch TV during the day. The able-bodied spouse programmed all the reminders and the channels used to come up automatically all day for the physically impaired person. The new firmware doesn't do this and I'm not sure what the able-bodied person is doing now for the impaired one.