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2009-07-11 12:45 PM
blackice_plz just a quick reply wysiwyg:

in my building yes its vdsl....internet connected to the vdsl box....
but still have sympatico internet but i have BELL MAX 16 which they changed from vdsl
to dsl just for internet....tv still vdsl.........
BELL MAX 16 im paying around 51.00 a month very fast....

hope this helps a bit...

have a good day blackice_plz
2009-07-06 09:00 AM
Pinza Bell HD & PVR service is available in 2 forms in MDU's.

iPTV & the Dish Backbone System.

VDSL is limited to SD and no PVR.

The system that blackice_plz refers to "One set–top box connects up to three TVs –
watch a different show on each TV", is the VDSL service.
2009-07-06 08:53 AM
wysiwyg Thanks for that link blackice_plz. My building says that it's eligeable for the PVR service, but not the HD service. Which one woiuld that be and does it include Fiber fed internet?

Digital TV service
– Pause and replay live TV with Canada's best PVR (Personal Video Recorder)
– Crystal–clear digital picture and sound
– Over 400 channels to choose from
– Free installation

I tried a different building (In the yonge/Bloor area) and the description is even different and specifically states "HD Service":

HD Digital TV service
– The most HD channels
– Dolby(R) Digital 5.1 surround sound2
– Pause and replay live TV with Canada's
best PVR (Personal Video Recorder)

And finally, another building I used to live in last month has yet a different service (Expressvu for condos):

Digital TV service
– One set–top box connects up to three TVs –
watch a different show on each TV
– Crystal–clear digital picture and sound
– Over 400 channels to choose from
– Free installation
2009-07-05 08:18 PM
blackice_plz Just a view what is available in different buildings
HD Digital TV service
– The most HD channels
– Dolby(R) Digital 5.1 surround sound2
– Pause and replay live TV with Canada's
best PVR (Personal Video Recorder)
==============================
this one avaible in my building
Digital TV service
– One set–top box connects up to three TVs –
watch a different show on each TV
– Crystal–clear digital picture and sound
– Over 400 channels to choose from
– Free installation
....in order to get HD Digital TV servicein my building its up to management....
===========================
to see what's available in your building: http://www.connectyourspace.com/
http://www.bell.ca/web/tv/en/all_reg...glish_menu.pdf
2009-07-05 09:39 AM
Hybrid88 Anyone have the vdsl STB details or pics of it? I'm considering to take on Bell's vdsl (I know) since its so much cheaper than Rogers right now. I have a TV Monitor with no coaxial input and only has hdmi, component inputs, will this be an issue?

VDSL - no hd, no pvr...sigh.. I'm going to miss Rogers HD, HDPVR but I'm not going to miss the price.
2009-04-20 04:54 PM
Pinza Here is a link to the iPTV thread, hopefully someone on there will assist you.

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=68
2009-04-20 04:32 PM
desikage
Bell Entertainment (IPTV) question

Hey guys,

Currently I have Rogers VIP for $40.15 (after tax), but that promotion is running out, and I dont' want to shell out $60+, so I've been looking at Bell TV.

I was quoted $41/month for a year and that includes 5 theme packs that should get me to about the level of Rogers "VIP" package.

Does anyone have the Bell IPTV, and how is it?

My biggest concern is losing Rogers "On Demand" functionality, since I use it quite a bit to watch shows I miss.

Any feedback?

Thanks!
2009-04-08 05:56 PM
classicsat That is an MDU setup, where you have a dish on your building an a satellite receiver in your unit.

The Expressvu For Condos service this thread is about isn't directly satellite at all, but VDSL/IPTV, which as said comes fibre to the building, telephone line to the unit to a gateway box which supplies SD to up to 3 TVs, or IPTV with a DSL modem/router and a couple of STBs that connect with coax or ethernet to the router.
2009-03-31 05:01 PM
Pinza Good. That is how it is suppossed to be.
2009-03-31 09:01 AM
OldScotch Bell installed a dish on the roof of our condo building a month or two ago, which is able to serve Bell TV to everyone in the building with full HD service.

Works the same as having your own dish as far as I can tell, the receiver is telling me the signal strength is at 96 and the HD seems to be piping across just fine.
2009-03-31 07:32 AM
Pinza Are you sure that a Dish has NOT been installed.?

Otherwise it will be a Fibre cable into the basement (Telephone Room) and from there it will connect to the existing Telephone Lines.
2009-03-30 10:33 PM
kav2001c
BellTV Condo

Anyone know how this works? Bell has sent out tons of flyers that our building works (with no dish???)

I'm more confused than anything else how it can work without a dish.
What is it using? Cable outlet? Phone line?
2009-02-21 11:01 AM
Dr.Dave There are numerous threads here on the condo service. To see if your building is wired for this service go here.
www.connectyourspace.com

Bell is also doing a beta rollout of their new IPTV service with more advanced features. To see if you're eligible you can call this number.
entertainment.bell.ca

There is also this thread discussing the new service.
www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?p=795071
2009-02-21 06:11 AM
congo You could call Bell and ask about it but I'm pretty sure the whole condo complex has to be set up for this type of distribution. It is not a service you can have installed on your own. My sister's-in-law father had this service at his condo. I don't think HD was available though but that was a while back.

Congo
2009-02-21 12:33 AM
naysmitj
Bell TV over telephone lines for condos

We are moving from our house to a condo and we are not allowed to put a dish on the balacony. I have read on the bell site under condo TV that Bell has the ability to provide programing through the bell land line. I can not find any info on this as a working technology, even though it was announced in 2004. Is anyone here familiar with this technology?
Thanks
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