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2019-12-05 12:18 AM
57
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Originally Posted by technerd51 View Post
Called Bell could not get a straight answer on whether it was possible to keep my Bell Hub 3000 for just tv/phone..
Here's the thread on Fibe Standalone, but it's usually not worth it because the bundle price is usually a better deal.

https://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/188...v-service.html
2019-12-04 08:38 PM
bev fan It is possible to have Fibe tv with no internet but not easy, sometimes Bell is willing to do it sometimes not. Once you switch to Fibe tv service only you will lose all the discounts and will have to pay for equipment rental.
The best way would be to negotiate bundle service. I am paying around $110 a month for all 3 services with the better package. You should be getting similar discount as many of my friend pay about the same as I do.
2019-12-04 08:35 PM
mgut I'm pretty sure you need to have internet service in order to have Bell Fibe TV. I switched over a few months ago to Rogers Ignite TV and it's fine. TV service is more or less the same at this point but the Bell Fibe App is far superior to the Ignite App. Also, if you want to save on boxes go with Bell as they let you use your own device (Fire Stick or Apple TV) instead of renting their equipment for all your tv's. In theory, with Bell you just need to rent one PVR and the rest of your TV's are free. With Rogers you're stuck ordering for every tv which sucks but I negotiated my equipment rental free. Internet speed is also way faster with Rogers as I got Gigabit for the same price as 50/10.
2019-12-04 07:13 PM
technerd51
Bell Fibe-Rogers Ignite Question

I am currently happy with my Bell Fibe TV and home phone service...but I am paying $105 a month (before taxes) for 50/10 unlimited internet...I can get Rogers 150/10 for $50.00 a month. Called Bell could not get a straight answer on whether it was possible to keep my Bell Hub 3000 for just tv/phone..Loyalty transfers me to technical and then technical says I should talk to loyalty...maybe I should contact billing!
Any advice, guidance would be greatly appreciated.
ed in Ottawa
2019-10-10 06:08 PM
57 Here's a post on the proper setup of your TV. Unfortunately Bell Fibe is mostly 720P, which most people consider not as crisp, although colour could be something you can change with the TV. Perhaps that'll help.

https://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/30-...-new-hdtv.html

Is Rogers available where you are? I understand that they are now offering the IgniteTV service in Atlantic Canada...
2019-10-10 05:43 PM
Seanallin99 I had Rogers in Ottawa and recently moved to New Brunswick. Without question Rogers had much better picture quality, frankly it's not even close when compared to what I get from Bell Fibe.

Hockey games, CNN etc all way more crisp, clear and better color than with Bell. Does anyone have any advice?

I have a 65" Samsung 4K TV, 1.5GB internet.

Thanks
2019-07-15 12:35 PM
JamesK
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The channel change delay is micro seconds, but slower than standard cable or Bell. Maybe it requires some authorization communication to validate that the next channel is available to you.
IPTV could use either multicast or unicast transmission, depending on whether it's "live" or on demand. Multicast is in some ways similar to switched video, in that the receiver has to request the channel. Routers (and some switches) will detect the request and configure to pass the multicast to every network segment where someone wants to watch it. So, if you're the first viewer, then it will take a bit longer to set up the connection, than if someone else on your node is already watching.
2019-07-15 12:30 PM
JamesK
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I suspect a missing/poor battery at the node, but Rogers said they checked it.
That could also happen with Bell.
2019-07-15 12:16 PM
Bplayer
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Originally Posted by mgut View Post
I've heard issues about recording remotely from Ignite from my research but as long as I'm diligent from home to setup recordings and I can use my slingbox if I have to for last minute things. Someone mentioned changing channels takes a while longer, why is that? Does Rogers have the 30 second fast forward button on the remote like bell does on PVR playback or ff on paused programs?Is the replay option for shows you missed available like on Bell? I'm switching from Best with HBO and Time shift on Bell to Rogers Premier with HBO / Crave and Time Shifting also. Anything I should be aware of?
The channel change delay is micro seconds, but slower than standard cable or Bell. Maybe it requires some authorization communication to validate that the next channel is available to you. It is not a real issue even if you are channel surfing.

You can configure the remote to perform either a 30 second or 5 minute skip.

Many of the shows have a reply option so if you tune in late you can start from the beginning. The On Demand for viewing something from the past is quite reasonable, some are available for days and others much longer.

Another neat feature is the voice control remote. It is handy for searching for special programs or movies, but 99% of the time I just use my Harmony remote.
2019-07-14 03:41 PM
57 I'm not sure about the 30 second skip, but you can skip ahead any amount you want using Voice Control. For example "Skip three minutes". Replay is available for some programming, but you lose FF capability, so it's better to record.
2019-07-14 03:20 PM
mgut I've heard issues about recording remotely from Ignite from my research but as long as I'm diligent from home to setup recordings and I can use my slingbox if I have to for last minute things. Someone mentioned changing channels takes a while longer, why is that? Does Rogers have the 30 second fast forward button on the remote like bell does on PVR playback or ff on paused programs?Is the replay option for shows you missed available like on Bell? I'm switching from Best with HBO and Time shift on Bell to Rogers Premier with HBO / Crave and Time Shifting also. Anything I should be aware of?
2019-07-13 03:55 PM
57
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Originally Posted by JamesK View Post
...With Rogers, the VoIP terminal includes it's own battery and you can use a UPS to provide even longer support.
Not true for IgniteTV, which is the topic under discussion. With IgniteTV, you need a UPS in your home to use the "home phone" and the battery at the node and the backup at the head end all need to be working. This (appropriate backup) is the case in fewer and fewer installations.

Even with Digital Cable, a battery in the modem and the modem plugged into a UPS, my phone connection goes down instantly with a power failure, even with the above backups. I suspect a missing/poor battery at the node, but Rogers said they checked it. After quite a few conversations with various Rogers personnel, some of whom sounded pretty knowledgeable, I stopped banging my head against that wall since most of our power failures are pretty short and since I do have a cell phone in case.

These days, one can rarely rely on a "home phone" to be on 100% of the time like it was decades ago.
2019-07-13 03:45 PM
JamesK
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3. with Bell you r landline may be active during a power outage (also rare situation) but this may not be this case with Rogers unless you have a UPS
Actually, with Fibe, you're still reliant on batteries out on the street. There's no longer a copper pair back to the CO. With Rogers, the VoIP terminal includes it's own battery and you can use a UPS to provide even longer support.
2019-07-13 10:19 AM
wmjfoley85
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Originally Posted by Bplayer View Post
3. with Bell you r landline may be active during a power outage (also rare situation) but this may not be this case with Rogers unless you have a UPS
For me this wasn’t really a deal breaker as I have a cell phone with TELUS and portable charger. Rogers Cellular is not as great in Newfoundland for reception.
2019-07-13 09:32 AM
JamesK
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4. internet speed will likely be faster with Rogers as their minimum for Ignite is 150/15
And they also provide IPv6.
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