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This discussion thread is for owners to discuss the new ExpressVu 6131 HD Receiver when it becomes available.

Any posts discussing when it will be available or from NON-owners will be deleted and the poster will receive an infraction.

Once again, this thread is for OWNERS only.

For non-owners who would like to learn more and discuss the new ExpressVu 6131 or 9241 receivers you can discuss it here.

Edit by 57 - 6131 User Manual:

http://support.bell.ca/_web/guides/tv/userguide/receiver/6131/6131_12_ch10_eng(en).pdf
 

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I just bought a 6131 which I will receive and activate on January 31st, so I will be able to contribute in a short while.

I have a question though, does any one have information on what EHD's can be connected to the 6131 ? Any size, brand, model, RPM requirements ?
 

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Picked up my 6131 last friday. Didnt want to go around hunting for a 6141.

As for EHD, i believe there is a thread about info of EHD you can use.

To sum it up,

1TB and smaller.
Sata/IDE and any speed is fine, 3.5" ONLY.
Any name brand HD is good to go.
Any enclosure as long as it has a power adaptor.

EDIT:

Well...the 6131 experienced the green pixelation problem just like the 6141. Great....
Just happened tonight (6days of ownership)
 

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6131 Audio issue

I replaced my older Bell 6000 yesterday with the brand new 6131 HD receiver.

I am not using the HDMI output until I upgrade my sound processing unit to a compatible HDMI switching unit. I am currently running component video and digital optical output for sound.

I have a audio "pop" that occurs that sounds like a discharge of sorts when I switch stations on the receiver from regular stereo broadcasting to a high definition station in the 800's that supplied Dolby digital. The pop occurs when I go from the non -dolby to the HD dolby digital. Sometime the pop is low and other times it is much louder and clicks twice.

I called bell and at first they said this was NORMAL when I complained and said this was not satisfactory they eventually after 5 calls offered me an exchange. I am not sure I want to be doing their testing for them again as I experienced a similar problem in a different room with my 9242.

Any ideas or comments would be appreciated.

Al
 

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Just got the 6131 for $199. Never had HD before so I had a free install to upgrade my dish. So far I am absolutely loving HD!

No problems with the receiver as of yet. I do have some audo lag but it seems to go away as I'm watching.

I do have an EHD hooked up through USB as well - a 500GB SATA Western Digital - tried recording some HD stuff as well as SD stuff and it works great.
 

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6131 "Green Pixelation" issue

I've had my Bell HD 6131 less than one week. We were watching a HD channel last night and all of the sudden the entire screen filled with a "green pixelation." The only way to resolve the issue was to do a power reset.

I called Bell and they informed me that this was a reported issue that they are working on and hope to have a fix within the next week. Apparently several people have reported this issue and the only way temporary to resolve it is to do a power reset by holding in the power button or unplugging the unit.

I have also moderate to loud pops as reported in a previous post when switching between regular stereo broadcasts and dolby digital.

I am throughly disappointed with this piece of equipment. My earlier 6000 from Bell gave us years of satisfaction. It may be from the tech support that this issue is only related to the non PVR units but frankly I don't trust them anymore.

I hope this gets fixed swiftly and that others do not experience this interruption.

Al B
 

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The "Green Screen" issue is well documented throughout this forum and a new piece of software should be rolled out within a week.

How did you "fix" the popping on your 9242.?
 

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6131 issues

I was unable to fix the audio pop. I suspect it has something to do with the fact that I am not using the HDMI cable. I run separate audio feeds and component video....

I am surprised on the "green Issue" that this new receiver has this serious issue.

I am not confident that there will be software soon. I've been told this before from Bell and it has taken a long time....


Anyone have an update on when this new software is coming?

Al B
 

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I spoke too soon. Just got the green pixelation issue while watching TLC HD. :(

Hope this firmware update comes out soon.
 

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6131 "Green Pixelation" issue

Lexcyn,

sorry to hear the "green" issue hit your unit but I am happy that you reported it here. I think the more people that report the issue the more Bell will realize they need to act quickly.

Al B
 

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Not recognizing HDD

Just activated my 6131. It gave a message saying PVR functionality is installed. I plugged in a 320 GB HDD, powered, 7200 RPM. It didn't recognize it. No option to format it. It says to go to bell.ca/pvrmax, but I can't see anything there that helps.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Tyler
 

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Rebooted, turned on the hard drive after it was complete, and still no luck. Same message about going to bell.ca/pvrmax.

The interesting thing is that when I decided to turn off the power to the hard drive and give up for the night, a message popped up saying that I unplugged the drive and it would need to reboot the PVR. So I guess it is recognizing that it's plugged in, but it's not allowing me to do anything with it.
 

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Go to the BTV website and resynchronize your receivers. Once you do this, all should be good. I don't know why, but you need to do this to get them to work sometimes.
 

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6131 died again tonight

2 days later we were viewing an HD channel on the Bell 6131 and the screen went black this time and froze all of the controls.....no green pixillation but the same results in that the receiver would not operate.

Did a power down and reset the receiver and picture and sound came back.

Called Bell and they are going to escalate the problem to the network department who apparently are going to fix this in two days.

I will wait and see but if it happens again I will be calling them. I have never owned a brand new piece of equipment that has let me down as bad as this one. IMHO these units should be pulled out of their stores until they resolve the issue.

Al B
 

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Just got my 6131 activated.

I replaced my dead 6100.

Just an FYI. When I first connected the 6131 the signal strength was only about 52% on 91. It was enough that the receiver would download and write to memory. (2700 receiver reads 93% on the same cable)

Called to activate the receiver. "Why, yes, my signal strength is excellent." After the download, memory writing and activation, signal is 90%. Weird....

Don't have HD or a hard drive yet so I can't comment on that. Looking for a good deal on a hard drive.

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6131 patch applied....

Hi,

After speaking with Bell tech support this morning I learned there was a patch applied yesterday to the 6131 receiver. The software will still show v165 so it has not changed but overnight or when you turn your receiver off after 30 minutes it should be applied.

If you want to force the patch or software to be updated go to the menu/6/1/1 Point dish and move the transponder to 13. If you shut your power off on the receiver this will force the update if you leave it off for 30 minutes.

I didn't know the update was applied till this morning but last night when we viewed HD channels for a little over 3 hours the "green" pixelation did not occur.

Here's hoping the patch works and no further green issues get reported.

Thanks
Al B
 

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I've rebooted my receiver multiple times, I've resynchronized it from the web site, and still no recognition of my hard drive. I guess I'll have to call Bell.

The HDD box says USB 2.0, so unless it's not correct, that's the only reason I could see related to the hard drive. Are USB cables all 2.0? I'm using the one in the box.

Tyler

Edit: Just got the green pixilization after watching for 15 minutes. This receiver sure isn't making me happy.
 

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6131 patch?

TJl,

Have you tried positioning your transponder to 13 prior to shutting the receiver off? Wait for 30 minutes. This should force the unit to install the resent "patch" I was told would resolve the "green pixelation."

I watched my set for two hours last night and I did not get the green pixelation screen. Still too early to tell imho that it is finally resolved ....

I will give it to the end of the week.
 
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