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Hi,

My wife showed me earlier today a new channel appearing in the 15XX (i forgot)

its says " Vu 3D"

and seemed like the aquarium channel, and the screen was splitted in two !
 

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I do not see anything like that but Bell TV did promise a 3D HD PPV Channel by the end of the year, so it could be in a testing phase.
 

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It's on 1933. The 10 seconds I watched (I don't have a 3dtv), it was just a scenery. Like Pinza said, it's probably just tests for now.
 

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Actually it looks great but the use of the glasses really cramps the whole concept of 3D programing. A number of other problems do occur......the size of the screen.........angle of watching.......etc The worst is after an hour or so you become a bit sick to the stomach. A great novelty but really not worth the added expense unless you planned to buy a new set anyways. Prices have dropped due to lack of demand and programing.
 

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i see this channel. And it seams to be a duplicate of Oasis. I put it on, and it was a show from oasis channel. Don't know more than that!
 

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I was unable to see the channel in my guide on my 9200 receiver, which is the receiver I have hooked up to my 3D TV. Phoned Bell 4 times and finally they said that the 9200 can not support 3D. Can anyone verify that their 9200 receiver is missing channel 1933?

Thanks
BR
 

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Looks like the 6131/41 series will also support 3D

"The barker channel will be broadcast nationally on channel 1933.
Channel 1933 will be available to all subscribers with an MPEG-4 HD set top box (STB): HD 6131/41, HD PVR 9241/42 and all future MPEG-4 HD STBs."
 

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Well my 9200 had the 3D Golf from the Masters......

Still have it on the PVR.
 

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I'm wondering how Bell can block the 3D channel from the 6100 and 9200, could they be transmitting it using MPEG4? Can Bell use only one transponder for MPEG 4?
 

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Why would they want to block it from the 6100 & 9200's.

They did NOT block the Golf 3D as I said earlier, so it most definitly was NOT in MPEG4.
 

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Maybe block is a poor choice if words but the fact is this channel can't be received by the older MPEG 2 receivers. This is the first I've heard of a channel that can't be received by these receivers, hence my question whether this station is MPEG 4?

It's been supposed that when Bell begins to change over to MPEG 4 that they will first use it for only their new channels and maybe this is an example.
 

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They would have to use an entire Transponder for MPEG4 so I would doubt they will want to do that just for a 3D test Channel.
 

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That sounds reasonable Pinza. The thing is I originally thought that a whole satellite had to go MPEG 4, not just a transponder, so this got me thinking that Bell could be partially moving to 4 sooner than we might think. If so some new channels may be on the horizon for those with the newer boxes.
 

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It is a nice thought but can you imagine the outcry if Bell launch say 4 new HD Channels in MPEG4 and all the owners/Renters of 6100 & 9200 Models cannot get them without an Upgrade..... It would be Bell Hell Version 2.
 
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