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I've had Fibe tv for about 5 months now and i was wondering if anyone has any good secrets that that i have figured out.

This is the one that i found out:

If you are using the coax to pair your boxes the Ethernet connection on the back actually works as an internet connection.

So what i did was since my fibe PVR box is right next to my ps3 - i changed the connection on my ps3 to wired and connected it to my PVR box. This gives me a faster connection to my ps3 and now my connection is a lot faster than wireless.

I actually had a fibe tv tech at my house a couple of weeks ago (adding a third line) and i told him about it - and he had no idea. He said that he ran a seperate wire from the modem all the way to the ps3 - when he just could have done that.

So ya there is my tip - anyone else have any? Or is anyone else doing this?
 

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I did the same and was told by a Bell Fibe tech not to do it. He said use either coax or ethernet but not both out of the PVR. He said it would shorten the life of the PVR. (don't know if this is true but he's the Bell tech, not me.)
 

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The only thing the Bell tech mentioned was to make sure the coax connections were tightened with a wrench, and I can confirm that by experience. No mention against connecting via ethernet, but that's how I plan to hook my third set up.

I've found a few other things since getting it in November..

The router only gives out 12 megs through wireless, which was fine by me since I had Fibe12.. then I wired my desktop directly into the RJ-45 jack, and I am now getting 25 megs!

You can type into the search field using the numbers on the remote, like texting.

In the channel guide, press record once on a chosen show to record it, press record again to record the series.

With the PVR, it will remember what you've watched, letting you go back and forth in a show, and will save it all when you hit record. Just don't change channels, or else you'll lose everything up to that point.
To do the same thing on a regular receiver (with a PVR attached elsewhere in the house), you have to first hit record, open up saved recordings, then play the show.


Up to this point, though, I haven't found how to set reminders, or be able to change to a channel within the guide, while looking at a show in the future - It just gives me options to record, and I have to move back to the current show to change to it.
 
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