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post #31 of 897 (permalink) Old 2012-08-16, 06:33 PM
 
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Had a few more minutes with the unit today. I can't confirm if it's dual tuner, it does have two RF inputs, but it could just be an internal switch as PIP button did nothing. If it is dual tuner, the second one would only be for the PVR as it is NOT a two room receiver. Here are a couple of pic of the rear and the guide.

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Guide is similar to the 6400 and it has eSata which is nice. Comes with a black RF remote.
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post #32 of 897 (permalink) Old 2012-08-16, 07:17 PM
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Oh my goodness. This looks like a new version of the 9241. The second input is for the second tuner.

There is no coax out? At least it has a UHF remote.

What a disappointment. May I ask where you are seeing this unit installed and working?
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Judging by the picture mkoz posted it looks very similar to the design of the 6400, which I kind of expected, to be honest.
LOL. I was thinking the same thing.After they stripped down the 6131 hence now they offer the 6400.

I fear that the new 9400 will only be One TV. And now I saw mkoz's post.YIKES!!! I hope it isn't true.
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I don't understand the hate for the 9241. A new version of the 9241 isn't necessarily a bad thing as long as they don't remove any features currently on the 9241. If the 9242 never existed everyone would think that the 9241 was great. I like the fact that it looks smaller than the 9241, and has the same guide as the 6400. A 2-room receiver would be fantastic, but I don't think we'll ever see one of them again, not from Bell anyways.
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post #35 of 897 (permalink) Old 2012-08-16, 08:14 PM
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PiP and swap are great features. As is the OTA tuner.

Those are three features still found in almost every Dish Network Dual Tuner receiver.

Bell takes them out because they can't train their CSRs or Tech support to help people who connect the RG6 from the dish to any of those other coax connections and call in for support.
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I like the 75hrs of HD record time(an even 100 would be better) but I still say that duel tuner is old & outdated. At least 3+ sat tuners(with 4 or 5 being ideal) and maybe 1 OTA tuners.
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I don't understand the hate for the 9241. A new version of the 9241 isn't necessarily a bad thing as long as they don't remove any features currently on the 9241. If the 9242 never existed everyone would think that the 9241 was great. I like the fact that it looks smaller than the 9241, and has the same guide as the 6400. A 2-room receiver would be fantastic, but I don't think we'll ever see one of them again, not from Bell anyways.
Bell has had the 9200 for over 6 years. Except for the 9242, Bell is going backwards in their technology, instead of going forwards. I use the PIP and split screen all the time with my 9242. Shaw has the multi-room Gateway, and Dish Network has the multi-room Hopper in the US, and we get nothing new with Bell--except for MPEG4 to hopefully add more HD channels with better picture quality.

Don't get me wrong, I think that Bell has the best PVR's (9200 and 9242) of all the providers, but by introducing the 9241 and now the 9400 with less features they are dropping the ball big time. Bell needs to consider their long-time customers that have gotten used to all the great features of the 9200 and now the 9242. Hopefully they will also release a big brother version of the 9400 that does have 2 tuners that allow PIP and split picture, along with the bigger hard drive.
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post #38 of 897 (permalink) Old 2012-08-17, 11:02 PM
 
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You didn't understand what I meant.

I was asking if Bell TV's HD channels could be transmitted to the TV2 location, via an RG6cable?

Or can it only be done via Component or HDMI?

I guess my reference to OTA was confusing.
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Looking at the rear of that supposed 9400, I see two satellite inputs, and a Remote Control UHF antenna connection, and an HDMI out put, and Component outputs.

I'm taking a big guess here; this unit is definitely a Dual-tuner, and maybe it has a TV2 function after all, in HD.

What mkoz needs to do for all of us is take a photo of the label on the back which indicates the Model # and IRD #.

Or take a photo of the System Information screen and post it.

It ain't a 9400 til he shows us.
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I was asking if Bell TV's HD channels could be transmitted to the TV2 location, via an RG6cable?

Firstly, this is still all conjecture at the moment, these are the only pictures around of the 9400 and as yet no specs exist for it, officially. Hell Bell TV still deny its' existence.

To send via RG6 I would think you will require a QAM Modulator. To include one in a Receiver would most likely add maybe, $750 to the cost, do you want to pay $1250 for a Dual Tuner Receiver that feeds 2 TV's with HD.? I would rather have 2 x 9241's for less than $800 and $400 in my pocket.

It is possible they can have the Component output active on the second Tuner, that would work, for almost no extra cost, then you can run 50 or 60 feet of HDMI or Component cables to the 2nd TV location.

Lets just wait until we get our hands on the specs, then we can say what it can and cannot do.
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It is possible they can have the Component output active on the second Tuner, that would work, for almost no extra cost, then you can run 50 or 60 feet of HDMI or Component cables to the 2nd TV location.
I hope that they don't include this. I can just imagine the complaints from customers when the technicians refuse to install a 50' HDMI or component cable lol.
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Oh I agree 100%.

I doubt very much that they will, it will or should make the installations more expensive for Bell and right now they are cost cutting so much, I cannot see it being included in the "Free Basic" installation, even if it were incorporated in the 9400.

No, I see just a Dual Tuner HD PVR, with a larger drive, that will ship with an HDMI cable like the 6400 does.
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Keep shipping with components. I make a mint selling hdmis
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post #44 of 897 (permalink) Old 2012-08-19, 08:05 PM
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Just Wait

There's so little hard information in this thread. As Pinza says it's all speculation anyway until it's announced by Bell. The other thing to remember is that if those pictures are real it is already way too late to be bugging Bell about features you hope to see. The units are already being manufactured. The features are either there or they aren't. We'll get what Bell wants to give us no more and no less. Que sera sera!
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post #45 of 897 (permalink) Old 2012-08-20, 12:47 PM
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I really hope this 9400 is real...but only if it includes these features:

At least a Dual Tuner (preference would be whole home deal like DTV), uhf remote, larger hard drive, upgraded gui, swap and pip.
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