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@DialgaChampion There are earlier posts on the LNB and Duo hub, depending on what other equipment you have. Here's an earlier post on external hard drives.
My 9242 died yesterday so decided to upgrade to 9500. Got the 9500 swapped in and all's well except my 9242 ext HDD doesn't work on the 9500. It has to reformatted and I'd loose a pile of movies and documentaries that I've archived. Tried it on my 9241 and no problem, works fine. Asked the Bell installer and he said yup that's the deal. How could Bell be so stupid to bring out a new receiver that isn't backwards compatible with its previous PVR's ext HDDs ?? Maybe a software update would fix this?? Perhaps I should have went with a 9400 which apparently is compatible.
 

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It might be possible by copying the program files from the existing drive to a new drive formatted on the 9500. This procedure requires a Linux PC or live Linux distro to access the raw partitions. It works for 9200 series PVRs. Haven't tried it on 9400 or 9500 receivers.
 

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PorkySlutter how are you using a Hybrid Duo Hub with a DPP Twin/Quad dual LNB? I thought that "hub" was only for the hybrid LNBs like the 1000.2!
 

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PorkySlutter how are you using a Hybrid Duo Hub with a DPP Twin/Quad dual LNB? I thought that "hub" was only for the hybrid LNBs like the 1000.2!
Seems like the hub is just a high pass/low pass filter, 9500 works without it same as with it. Basically it only needed if you have 7500 installed as well.
 

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Hi i have a question we just got HD 9500 to replace our 9242 i want to know what i should buy in order to do that?

Please explain it like for dummie :)
 

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It could just be a simple replacement. It depends on what dish equipment is installed, what TV and other devices are being connected to the receiver and how they are connected. I would let Bell upgrade the dish, if required. It can turn out to be cheaper in some cases. In any event, negotiate a flat rate installation rate ahead of time. There is no simple explanation due to every setup being different. I would try just a straight receiver replacement first.
 

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Ok got it to work. I have one more question though. How many 7500 can work with one 9500? I'm planning on getting few of these...
 

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If you go to the Bell website, login to your My Bell account and pick Sat. Television and hardware tabs one of the options will tell you how many PVRs and receivers are needed depending on your planned configuration. Hope that will help you.
 

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Ok got it to work. I have one more question though. How many 7500 can work with one 9500? I'm planning on getting few of these...
So 7500 uses tuner from 9500, therefore you can connect many of these to single 9500 but you can only use two at a time. For example you have one 9500 and one 7500. Then you watching both at the same time it works, then if you start recording something then 7500 will be kicked out. So better setup is 2 9500 and 1-2 7500 so you have 4 tuners available. Well you can watch on demand on these as well if needed
 

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if the new 9500 is exactly the same as the smart Duo, then why does bell use an IR remote for the 9500, the hopper uses UHF 2G instaed, does this mean I can use the 40.0 or 32.0 remote for my 9500 receiver?
 

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Bell 9500 Hook UP

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I am a newbie and looking for some help to hook up a newly purchased 9500 receiver to an existing Bell account. Bell would not install the dish on my steel roof so I installed it myself. The receiver comes with no manual and I am not sure how to hook it up. I have ran the RG 6 cable and have the dish properly pointed but, unsure how I connect the RG cable from the dish to the receiver. Is there another piece of hardware that I require? Thx in advance for any assistance.
 

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What dish do you have? Is it a DPPlus?
There should be a single point of connection for the dish, even though the 9500 is a dual tuner
 

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I received a 9500 receiver the other month. Wanted to point some things out.

The guide is not what bell shows on their website. There are no channel logos. It isn't even black like previous receivers. It's a terrible blue and light blue theme. It reminds me of
Why cant bell use channel logos and the interface Dish Network joey/hopper has? Shaw literally has a better guide than bell now lol.

The remote is awful. Brings you all the way back to pre-digital TV. You cant be too far from the receiver and have to point it pretty much exactly at it. It's extremely frustrating to use an IR remote. UHF was great. UHF Pro was amazing.

Only benefit really is being able to watch VOD and Netflix, and record two shows at once but they also throw in their PPV movies in VOD too :mad:.
 

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That's the Bell FibeTV guide they're showing. The description is mostly correct but not the image. Bell TV hasn't updated their guide in years and I would be surprised if they ever do, especially after releasing a new receiver that is very capable of it.

-Mike
 

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Hi. I have 2 9500 and one 7500 receiver and would info on hooking it all up. Anything extra I need? Their website says you can double the recording capabilities with 2 9500 receivers but how do you hook it up to gain that ability? Does it work like dish network setup
 
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