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Forum: Bell Fibe TV   2019-04-29, 07:16 AM
Replies: 701
Views: 415,475
Posted By wprager
Nah, too late. I've scheduled for Virgin to come...

Nah, too late. I've scheduled for Virgin to come and set me up when my contract is up. Between Crave/Netflix and Prime I'll be mostly OK. Maybe get NHL if the Sens get better. Port my home number to...
Forum: Bell Fibe TV   2019-04-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 701
Views: 415,475
Posted By wprager
It's been over a week and nobody from Bell called...

It's been over a week and nobody from Bell called me like they were supposed to do. Watching yesterday's Leafs-Bruins game was awful. Lost the signal every 5-10 minutes, rebooted the system and lost...
Forum: Bell Fibe TV   2019-04-15, 11:39 AM
Replies: 701
Views: 415,475
Posted By wprager
My problems (you can read earlier posts) have not...

My problems (you can read earlier posts) have not gone away, so I gave them one more call and declined the suggestion to reset the modem (have done this a dozen times), replace the PVR (after I had...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-03-18, 02:55 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 80,358
Posted By wprager
Unfortunately Monday nights I'm usually busy, but...

Unfortunately Monday nights I'm usually busy, but in really interested in OTA recording options. What is he using for guide data?
Forum: Bell Fibe TV   2018-11-17, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By wprager
I still have 2 pods (disconnected the other two...

I still have 2 pods (disconnected the other two because they were causing horrible performance issues).

The problem with printer was not channels. The printer would simply not connect. Even after...
Forum: Bell Fibe TV   2018-11-13, 08:52 AM
Replies: 701
Views: 415,475
Posted By wprager
Just an update. It's still happening. Watching a...

Just an update. It's still happening. Watching a recorded program there are usually 3 or more glitches (playback Sayers to freeze and then a couple seconds later continues, and you can usually tell...
Forum: Bell Fibe TV   2018-11-13, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By wprager
It may actually be the Bell WiFi app that...

It may actually be the Bell WiFi app that reconfigures the router. I started the app last night and, right after I logged in, there was a message to the effect that it was going to optimize my...
Forum: Bell Fibe TV   2018-11-12, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By wprager
HomeHub 3000 reconfiguring single SSID

I've had issues with my WiFi connected HP printer that I finally solved. The problem was that my router has the same SSID for both 2.4 and 5.0 GHz networks, and that doesn't work reliably with my...
Forum: Bell Fibe TV   2018-10-01, 11:02 AM
Replies: 701
Views: 415,475
Posted By wprager
Norman_C the PVR is never connected via cat5....

Norman_C the PVR is never connected via cat5. Their whole "tv anywhere" campaign rides on the fact that everything is connected wirelessly.

On the initial installation the PVR was installed...
Forum: Bell Fibe TV   2018-10-01, 10:32 AM
Replies: 701
Views: 415,475
Posted By wprager
bev_fan the wifi pods are for the home wifi...

bev_fan the wifi pods are for the home wifi 2.4/5.0Ghz spectrum. The connection between the modem and PVR and other set top boxes uses different technology. It's wireless but different...
Forum: Bell Fibe TV   2018-09-23, 04:37 PM
Replies: 701
Views: 415,475
Posted By wprager
Is this the right thread to discuss technical...

Is this the right thread to discuss technical issues with the Fibe 4k PVR? I've got the modem in the basement, the secondary set to box on the main floor and the 4k PVR upstairs. Had issues (PVR...
Forum: HDTV: High Definition Television including LCD and Plasma   2018-09-10, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,854
Posted By wprager
I find TCL hard to find in Canada. I can get the...

I find TCL hard to find in Canada. I can get the 49" from a seller on Amazon but it's over $1000, and last year I got the Vizio M50-E1 for $750 (it's got a true 10-bit panel with full array backlight...
Forum: HDTV: High Definition Television including LCD and Plasma   2018-09-09, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,854
Posted By wprager
Did you end up getting one of these sets? I'm...

Did you end up getting one of these sets? I'm looking at the 50" version of the Hisense right now. Checked it out at Costco and for the life of me couldn't find a setting to disable motion smoothing....
Forum: HDTV: High Definition Television including LCD and Plasma   2018-01-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,472
Posted By wprager
Playing Stranger Things and info (initially...

Playing Stranger Things and info (initially showed 480p). I stopped playback, went to search UHD, picked Stranger Things from there and started playback again. Info shows 1080p.

I have the highest...
Forum: HDTV: High Definition Television including LCD and Plasma   2018-01-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,472
Posted By wprager
Just tried YouTube. Some pretty impressive...

Just tried YouTube. Some pretty impressive videos, there. I especially like some of the 4k done videos.

But I didn't see anything after taking the down arrow about more options. Couldn't find the...
Forum: HDTV: High Definition Television including LCD and Plasma   2018-01-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,472
Posted By wprager
The Vizio TVs have a Chromecast built in. So I...

The Vizio TVs have a Chromecast built in. So I would have to cast YouTube from my phone. Would the Stats for Nerds still apply?

As for the Netflix option, I've got 4 kids each with their devices....
Forum: HDTV: High Definition Television including LCD and Plasma   2018-01-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,472
Posted By wprager
How to tell if I'm really seeing 4k?

Apologies if this is the wrong forum. I recently purchased a 4k set (Vizio M50-E1). I couldn't hang it in the family room initially (needed a drill bit extension to reach the retaining bolts on the...
Forum: What's On Television?   2017-10-23, 12:41 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 18,319
Posted By wprager
The F-bomb was completely unnecessary. IMO, of...

The F-bomb was completely unnecessary. IMO, of course. A show about gangs or cops or whatever, set in the *real* universe, I can see how it would be appropriate. But the Star Trek universe is a...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2017-10-23, 12:29 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 180,972
Posted By wprager
It's all Bell and Rogers' fault for wanting (and...

It's all Bell and Rogers' fault for wanting (and getting) exclusive distribution rights for content. In the USA a user can subscribe to HBO as part of his cable package *or* by getting it directly...
Forum: What's On Television?   2017-10-02, 06:27 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 18,319
Posted By wprager
The Klingons were awful. Why make all those stark...

The Klingons were awful. Why make all those stark changes in appearance and then Force us to divert our eyes to the translated text? Someone earlier suggested if not for Shatner's delivery TOS...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2017-08-12, 08:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,868
Posted By wprager
I recently got a Roku streaming stick after...

I recently got a Roku streaming stick after getting fed-up with my Chromecast. I've been re-watching The Unusuals on Crackle. That was a good show. Too bad no-one knew or cared.
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2017-07-13, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,229
Posted By wprager
More recently I've started seeing USB ATSC tuners...

More recently I've started seeing USB ATSC tuners sold at around $20-25 range. These are marketed as "watch TV on your phones" but an ATSC tuner that plugs into a USB slot on an Android phone --...
Forum: Home Theatre Construction   2017-07-03, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,725
Posted By wprager
Thanks, that will work. And I am due for a free...

Thanks, that will work. And I am due for a free trial of Prime.

Found a sound bar bracket kit that fits on the TV (I assume in the VESA pattern holes) to position the bar either above or below...
Forum: Home Theatre Construction   2017-07-01, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,725
Posted By wprager
It's a done deal. I don't remember how much we...

It's a done deal. I don't remember how much we paid for the upgrade but I remember feeling a little underwhelmed when I saw what they did during the framing walkthrough.

Costco lists the stud...
Forum: Home Theatre Construction   2017-06-30, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,725
Posted By wprager
Mattamy Homes "media-ready" wall

I hope there are some, here, familiar with Msttamy's so called media-ready wall. Basically they add an outlet up on the wall, cable conduit and a 2" x 8" brace between the studs. The brace is...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2017-06-24, 09:40 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 180,972
Posted By wprager
Those 20-somethings who don't believe in paying...

Those 20-somethings who don't believe in paying for cable or Internet are mostly living with us older folks who are paying the bills.
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2017-06-01, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,229
Posted By wprager
Oh, well, lost the chance to get the dual tuner...

Oh, well, lost the chance to get the dual tuner for $60. Three left when I first posted, all gone now.
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2017-06-01, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,229
Posted By wprager
I want to get the Mi Box but feel like I would be...

I want to get the Mi Box but feel like I would be taking a giant leap of faith. No idea where the guide data is coming from. For all we know out may not work in Canada. All the "supported" tuners...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2017-05-31, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,961
Posted By wprager
@johnvan, Has the situation changed with...

@johnvan,

Has the situation changed with TiVo? AppleTV has a native app for CraveTV and you would think that creating an interface to a new service like that is a shell incremental step.

Also,...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2017-05-29, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,229
Posted By wprager
From my understanding, the Extend uses MPEG4...

From my understanding, the Extend uses MPEG4 encoding, which allows it to stream HD over WiFi. Although people say that they can stream HD over WiFi with the Connect (MPEG2) I don't think that...
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