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post #1 of 138 (permalink) Old 2018-08-06, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Bell 9500 Receiver

Had a Bell Tech at the house today to replace my legacy SW44/SW44A switch combo with a DPP Quad. Pretty good service, I called in a problem yesterday (Sunday) and they were at my house the next morning and on a holiday! They waived the $75 service call fee too.

He mentioned there was a 9500 receiver showing up in their system. It wasn't available to anyone and he had little information other than "built in Wi-Fi". Just wondered if anyone had heard of a new receiver - I assume a PVR?


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post #2 of 138 (permalink) Old 2018-08-06, 10:44 PM
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Sounds like an incremental update to the 9400. I don't expect to see too much in the way of new features. It may gain a few and lose a few compared to the 9400 as has happened in the past. Since it has just shown up, I expect it's still being tested by internal staff. I wouldn't get excited until they make a major revision update such as a 10000 series or X000 series.
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post #3 of 138 (permalink) Old 2018-08-07, 08:53 AM
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I know it doesn't sound like much...but I for one am excited to see what this new receiver has to offer.

It's been so long since Bell released a new receiver that I thought perhaps they were done with their satellite service.

I know it's a pipedream...but perhaps it'll be a "Hopper" style DVR (like Dish Network)...let the speculation begin...
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post #4 of 138 (permalink) Old 2018-08-07, 01:43 PM
 
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I don't see Bell adding any new model receivers.
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post #5 of 138 (permalink) Old 2018-08-07, 06:31 PM
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They may have no choice if 9400 model is not being manufactured any more.
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post #6 of 138 (permalink) Old 2018-08-07, 06:59 PM
 
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It's only worthwhile if they restore the PIP functions that were ridiculously left out of the 9400!

Needless to say, I'm babying my 9242s in the hope they last a looooooooooooooong time...
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post #7 of 138 (permalink) Old 2018-08-28, 12:46 PM
 
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It is real, install companies are playing with them now.. Whole home PVR... uses the fibe tv slim remote (non bluetooth) - might be out q4 - whole new rural package coming with LTE , will be like having Fibe
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Hopefully they allow it with existing equipment.


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post #9 of 138 (permalink) Old 2018-08-30, 08:48 AM
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Hopefully we can get some confirmed features and pictures soon...as this sounds promising.
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post #10 of 138 (permalink) Old 2018-09-11, 04:25 PM
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Hey guys I am a bell tech in ontario. I can confirm a 9500 model being released in Quebec any day now and October 1st 2018 for ontario. Basically a 9400 with what I've heard is a solid state hard drive which is what accounts for most defective 9400 models. As well as a internal wofo adapter. Hard drive drive size will still be 1 tb. Rumor of 4-6 tuners like most American DVRs which would need a DPP system with separators x2 or x3 st receiver. I highly doubt that part though as we dint have the volume of consumers as they do in the states as well most canadians have maximum 2 lines to a room which would only accommodate 4 tuner with 2 separators. It also raises the install price x2 per pvr and in a 6 tuner situation x3. Along with requiring a 150 dollar dpp44 switch just to have a pvr.

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Good info. I already run two DPP44’s and have 2 separators. Since my 9400 is now defective I might hold out till October and see if this is going Nationwide.


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post #12 of 138 (permalink) Old 2018-09-11, 07:41 PM
 
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Hey Bell tech, since it's basically a 9400, I assume that PIP hasn't been brought back?

I'm still hanging onto a pair of 9242s because of PIP.
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post #13 of 138 (permalink) Old 2018-09-11, 11:34 PM
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wow great info, and wow your a bell tech? I would have never guessed that. I was probably thinking you were a telus tech, but cool good to know
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I really wish they would go to 4 tuners as so many people already have 2 satellite wires coming into the room from before DPP.
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I’m hoping for 6 but 4 is better than 2 that’s for sure.


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