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  1. Bell TV to replace 240,000 HD satellite receivers

    Industry News
    In a national bulletin to dealers, Bell Satellite TV has announced that, beginning later this month, it will be replace all of the MPEG-2 HD satellite receivers currently in use with MPEG 4 HD receivers. Once the swap is complete, it will allow Bell to make the migration of all HD programming...
  2. Interview: Shaw Direct says recent firmware update a success

    Industry News
    At the beginning of September, Shaw Direct introduced new firmware - version 06.22 - for the company's newest satellite receivers. Since that time, Digital Home has received a significant number of complaints from HDDSR 600, HDDSR 605, and HDPVR 630 owners who say the new firmware has...
  3. Rogers Cable delivers firmware update for 8300 HD PVR

    Industry News
    Without any fanfare, Rogers Cable in Ontario this week began rolling out new firmware for the company's popular 8300 dual tuner HD PVR. Firmware SARA 1.92.15.2 began rolling out on Tuesday and should be available to all 8300 HD owners in coming days. A complete list of new features in the...
  4. Bell 9241 HD PVR vs Shaw 630 HD PVR

    Television Industry / Channels and Providers
    With the new Shaw 630 HD PVR being released this week, it would appear that Shaw Direct has a viable alternative on its hand. If you've had first hand experience with BOTH the Bell 9241 (or 9242) and the Shaw 630 please post your thoughts. What I'd like is for folks to post What they like...
  5. One in five Canadians own a PVR

    Industry News
    According to a July 2010 survey conducted on behalf of the Television Bureau of Canada, 64 percent of Canadians subscribe to digital television (DTV) and 38 percent of DTV subscribers own a personal video recorder (PVR). Among all Canadian adults, approximately one in five (20%) now own a PVR...
  6. Upgrade your Rogers 8642 HD PVR

    Industry News
    Although it was only "officially" launched today, Digital Home readers disappointed with the small hard drives contained in Rogers new 8642 HD PVR have already begunn replacing their tiny 160GB internal drives with more massive 1TB drives. The hard drive swap, which could void your warranty...
  7. Rogers 8642 HD PVR officially announced

    Industry News
    Rogers Communications has announced that its latest high definition personal video recorder (HD PVR) is now available across Ontario. The Rogers 8642 HD PVR, which Digital Home first told its readers about in early March, first went on sale six weeks ago but was only officially announced...
  8. Bell expected to announce 9252 HD PVR

    Industry News
    Digital Home has been informed that Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite television provider Bell TV is expected to announce a new high definition personal video recorder in coming months. The news has not been officially confirmed, however, Bell TV dealers who have been briefed on the new satellite...
  9. Shaw Cable updates firmware for Pace HD PVRs

    Industry News
    Without fanfare, Shaw Cable this morning began rolling out new firmware for the company's Pace Whistler and Tahoe high definition personal video recorders (HD PVR). The new firmware is loaded in the background onto customers HD PVRs and once the download is complete the device will...
  10. New Whole home HD PVR now available from Rogers

    Industry News
    Without any fanfare or public pronouncements, Rogers Cable this past week began selling the Cisco 8642 Whole Home high definition personal video recorder (HD-PVR) which should replace its aging 8300HD PVR. Although roll-out plans for the new HD PVR have not been announced by Rogers, Digital...
  11. Bell TV launches Remote PVR Access

    Industry News
    Bell TV has announced Remote PVR Access, a new feature which allows owners of the Bell 9242 and 9241 HD PVR to schedule recordings and manage their PVRs library of shows from selected smartphones or a web browser. The new functionality is ideal for HD PVR owners who are away from their home but...
  12. Bell TV update for 9242 HD PVR fixes IR interference bug

    Industry News
    Bell TV this week began rolling out new firmware - version 185 - for the company's popular 9242 dual tuner HD PVR which the company says fixes the problem of IR interference from other devices. Select HD PVR owners began receiving the update automatically on Wednesday and all 9242 users should...
  13. 9242: Firmware update V185 (Feb 03, 2010)

    Bell Satellite TV PVR, HD PVR and HD Receivers
    This thread is to discuss Firmware V185 which is designed to address the IR sensor picking up the TV's IR signals. The firmware is rolling out between today and Saturday so please do not ask when you will get it or your post will be removed. It should also feature updates found in V184...
  14. Bell TV expected to offer remote access for HD PVR programming

    Industry News
    According to rumours from the Canadian wireless blogosphere, Bell TV is expected to begin offering remote HD PVR access beginning February 12th. If true, the new feature would allow owners of the Bell 9242 and 9241 HD PVR to schedule recordings and manage their PVRs library of shows remotely...
  15. Sony Bravia IR "spray" driving Bell TV Set top boxes berserk

    Industry News
    After Bell TV upgraded the firmware on its 9242 HD PVR last week, Digital Home was bombarded with complaints from Bell customers who said their HD PVR was exhibiting strange behaviour such as randomly changing channels, the PVR recording shows on its own and much more. After some investigation...
  16. Bell TV rolls out firmware update for 9242 HD PVR

    Industry News
    Without fanfare, Bell TV this week began rolling out new firmware for the company's popular 9242 dual tuner HD PVR which introduces internet connectivity, support for larger external hard drives and other minor bug fixes. Firmware V184 began rolling out on Wednesday and should be available to...
  17. 9242: Firmware update V184 (Jan 19, 2010) Please read post 1 for IR Spray Issue

    Bell Satellite TV PVR, HD PVR and HD Receivers
    It appears the 9242 has received a new firmware update V184. I noticed it when the Favourite List now is highlighted. Any other changes? Edit by 57. Many people are having problems with the PVR acting erratically - channels changing by itself, turning on/off, info/guide coming up, etc...
  18. Motorola VIP 1216 HD PVR Discussion

    Bell Fibe TV
    The VIP 1216 is the HD PVR used by BES. The following is a brief overview from the Motorola site along with some useful links. Use this thread to discuss the Set top box, its operation and any difficulties you are encountering with it. VIP 1200/1216 Manual (.pdf file) VIP1200/1216 Set-top...
  19. Shaw offering free HDPVR?

    Shaw Cable
    Just wondering if anyone knows about Shaw offering any of their existing customer who qualifies for and considering taking Telus TV (not sure about satellite TV) getting a choice of (1) two free HD STBs, or (2) one free HD PVR. Apparently, you have to go to the Shaw office and show them your...
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