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Had a Bell Tech at the house today to replace my legacy SW44/SW44A switch combo with a DPP Quad. Pretty good service, I called in a problem yesterday (Sunday) and they were at my house the next morning and on a holiday! They waived the $75 service call fee too.

He mentioned there was a 9500 receiver showing up in their system. It wasn't available to anyone and he had little information other than "built in Wi-Fi". Just wondered if anyone had heard of a new receiver - I assume a PVR?


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Sounds like an incremental update to the 9400. I don't expect to see too much in the way of new features. It may gain a few and lose a few compared to the 9400 as has happened in the past. Since it has just shown up, I expect it's still being tested by internal staff. I wouldn't get excited until they make a major revision update such as a 10000 series or X000 series.
 

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I know it doesn't sound like much...but I for one am excited to see what this new receiver has to offer.

It's been so long since Bell released a new receiver that I thought perhaps they were done with their satellite service.

I know it's a pipedream...but perhaps it'll be a "Hopper" style DVR (like Dish Network)...let the speculation begin...
 

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It's only worthwhile if they restore the PIP functions that were ridiculously left out of the 9400!

Needless to say, I'm babying my 9242s in the hope they last a looooooooooooooong time... ;) :D
 

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It is real, install companies are playing with them now.. Whole home PVR... uses the fibe tv slim remote (non bluetooth) - might be out q4 - whole new rural package coming with LTE , will be like having Fibe
 

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Hey guys I am a bell tech in ontario. I can confirm a 9500 model being released in Quebec any day now and October 1st 2018 for ontario. Basically a 9400 with what I've heard is a solid state hard drive which is what accounts for most defective 9400 models. As well as a internal wofo adapter. Hard drive drive size will still be 1 tb. Rumor of 4-6 tuners like most American DVRs which would need a DPP system with separators x2 or x3 st receiver. I highly doubt that part though as we dint have the volume of consumers as they do in the states as well most canadians have maximum 2 lines to a room which would only accommodate 4 tuner with 2 separators. It also raises the install price x2 per pvr and in a 6 tuner situation x3. Along with requiring a 150 dollar dpp44 switch just to have a pvr.

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Good info. I already run two DPP44’s and have 2 separators. Since my 9400 is now defective I might hold out till October and see if this is going Nationwide.


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Hey Bell tech, since it's basically a 9400, I assume that PIP hasn't been brought back?

I'm still hanging onto a pair of 9242s because of PIP. :D
 

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wow great info, and wow your a bell tech? I would have never guessed that. I was probably thinking you were a telus tech, but cool good to know
 

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I really wish they would go to 4 tuners as so many people already have 2 satellite wires coming into the room from before DPP.
 

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Hey guys I am a bell tech in ontario. Along with requiring a 150 dollar dpp44 switch just to have a pvr.
Why? Are they scrapping the DPP Twin and Quad LNBF's.

Surely 2 lines from a DPP Twin would feed a pair of DPP Seperators? And therefore 4 lines from a Quad could feed 4 of them.
 

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9500s are in. They're going to utilize the dpp twin and until they replace 9400 and 6400 are replaced with 7500s tget will still use quads. It does not require dpp seperator. It does work off dpp 44 systems . The only difference is it requires a solo or duo hub on the line for 1 or 2 9500s. From those hubs there is a 7500s hub that only requires one line from the solo or duo hub that makes each 9500 work in unison with 2x 7500s. So if 1 9500 and 2 7500s are installed there is only 1 line from dish to solo hub. Then 1 line from it to 9500 and 1 line to the 7500s hub where each 7500 has a line from the 7500s feeder hub. It's actually better then the hopper. They removed the internet apps for now. But in near future we can use Netflix and other 3rd party apps with the 9500 and in future 7500s. The 7500s will not be released the first year and until then we will be using the system to run both dppZ and legacy receivers. Hope this helps guys. Sorry for the late response but we just got them a little bit ago. This is the future of canadian satelite. It will force shaw to revamp there system completely. It is 6 years in the making since we first heard rumors of a 9500. Its finally here. I'm posting this as not even bell has anything on line about it. And unfortunately I cant post the specs for install as pictures are to large. I will have them compressed and uploaded shortly.
 

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Small update I forgot to add. It has an internal wifi adapter. With higher capacity then the current adapters. As well the remote unfortunately isnt blue tooth but is the almost the same model as the fibe remote. Just used IR still. It does not have uhf ability. Customers that hide receivers in custome cabinets or rooms will need to purchase this privately. An ir blaster transmitter system.
 

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Maximum of 2x 9500 per account. Non negotiable. And when it comes out max of 4x 7500. The 9500 is same size as 9400 but the 7500 are very slim and small. They will replace 9400s with 9500 they will not continue legacy receivers once the 7500s are out for new customers
 
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