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Pinza 2014-11-09 10:16 PM

As Shomi is a development by Rogers and Shaw, I would doubt it will ever appear on Bell.

Ball did announce a new "On-Demand" service some time ago, internally, so they are working on one.

Dr.Dave 2014-11-10 02:39 AM

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upsdriver, shomi is only available on Rogers and Shaw during the beta test period. Rogers is including it for free for Hybrid 60 internet customers until March 31, after which they will pay the regular price. Here is the thread to discuss the service:

Rogers and Shaw Launching SHOMI streaming video

Bell has officially announced their own service (Project Latte) which isn't available yet:

Bell Media Launches "Project Latte" Streaming Service

wysiwyg 2014-11-10 07:48 AM

And anyone thinking of trying Shomi, be aware that to cancel, you must call in. You cannot do it online.

nitra 2014-11-10 08:55 AM

Couple of reviews I read say there's pretty much no movies newer than 2012.

I'll stick with Netflix

Dr.Dave 2014-11-10 10:13 AM

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Please use the shomi or Project Latte threads to discuss those services.

Project Latte:

simjoe 2014-11-13 02:42 PM

External drive from a Bell Sat PVR to the Bell Fibe PVR

A lady called trying to get me to switch from Bell Sat to Fibe TV. In the conversation I mentioned I had an external drive full of movies recorded on my Bell Sat PVR. She tells me I can take it to the new Bell Fibe PVR and I can continue watching these movies. I am skeptical about it. Anyone tried this? Does it work?



Update: The lady called me back after talking to a Bell technician. He told her that I just need to take the external drive from my Bell Sat PVR and connect it to a USB port on the TV and I can Watch all the recordings..... Man is Bell Technician serious about this? The recordings are not encrypted anymore?

57 2014-11-13 03:33 PM

The programming is encrypted and I'm pretty sure you cannot do either of the things they said you could do.

Pinza 2014-11-13 03:35 PM

You are correct 57, everything is encrypted.

Anything to make a sale eh?

simjoe 2014-11-13 04:28 PM

That is what I thought.

As far as the Fibe PVR, I could not find anything about adding an external drive to it and archiving recordings off the Bell web site.

How big can we had a disc to it?

Is it the same way to archive recorded show on it as on the Bell Sat PVR?


bev fan 2014-11-13 04:59 PM

You can not add external hard drive to Fibe TV PVR at the moment.
On the latest Fibe PVR you can record up to 300 hrs of HD content.

PG44 2014-11-14 11:32 AM

Yep, they will say anything to make the sale. My door-to-door sales rep assured me he had secured the 2 wireless receivers for free in addition to the PVR, only to be told by Bell later that there was no record of this and it was not possible to offer this deal. They were of course very apologetic and assured me they would follow up with the salesman. Right.

jblade44 2014-11-30 11:04 AM

I checked Bell site and it says Fibe is now available. When I check bundle it only shows 5Mbps DSL? I can't imagine Fibe running on that and no way I can live with 5 when I now have 25/3 with Rogers. Unless they are still upgrading the dslams to VDSL?

nitra 2014-11-30 11:16 AM

Bell will no longer offer service at a higher rate then your lines will support. If you check just DSL service, what does it say is available?

jblade44 2014-11-30 12:28 PM

Aha.. When I checked just internet Friday it said only DSL but looks like they updated as now says up to Fibe 25

jblade44 2014-11-30 12:36 PM

As far as upload speeds go what is the determining factor. Is it the distance to CO from my house or the distance from the FTTN to my house? It is right across the street from me so hoping it is distance to FTTN

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