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If he installs a dish on his balcony he would therefore have a regular, not MDU account

MDU are those larger dish, installed on the roof that feeds big apartement bulding
If he installs a dish on his balcony it would be a regular dish, therefore he would have the regular Bell TV service, not MDU
 

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Whilst you are technically correct Ex Agent that MDU are "Larger" Dish's, they are normally 75cm as opposed to the 51cm for SFU (Single Family Unit) I know of several buildings that are using 51cm Dish's and these are feeding a "Backbone" in the buildings, it is all about the Singal To Noise Ratio.

The other point is that without a Balcony he is stuck with the VDSL that is inside the building.
 

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confused!

I live in a condo having bell express vu digital service. I am planning to upgrade to hdtv, when I called bell the first time, he asked me to check with the building management whether hdtv is enabled, did speak to management today and he(mgmt) informs me that this is the first time he is hearing this type of question...again called bell, bell says the building is having some optic cable and do not have a dish at the terrace?...the building is fairly new(around 3/4 years)..should i call bell again? are my hopes of watching hdtv dashed?:(
 

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Sounds like you could have iPTV.

If you can give me your Post Code I will look into it for you. Send a PM if you do not want to put the Post Code on the Forum.
 

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I do have a balcony, but we are not allowed to install any satellite dish in balcony, moreover it faces NW,which I believe is not a good location
 

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You do have Bell Tv in the building but it is VDSL, that means NO HD for you......Also means no PVR.

Sorry.
 

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Sorry that is something I cannot answer for you.

Did you just move into the building.?
 

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Bell TV over telephone lines for condos

We are moving from our house to a condo and we are not allowed to put a dish on the balacony. I have read on the bell site under condo TV that Bell has the ability to provide programing through the bell land line. I can not find any info on this as a working technology, even though it was announced in 2004. Is anyone here familiar with this technology?
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You could call Bell and ask about it but I'm pretty sure the whole condo complex has to be set up for this type of distribution. It is not a service you can have installed on your own. My sister's-in-law father had this service at his condo. I don't think HD was available though but that was a while back.

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BellTV Condo

Anyone know how this works? Bell has sent out tons of flyers that our building works (with no dish???)

I'm more confused than anything else how it can work without a dish.
What is it using? Cable outlet? Phone line?
 

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Are you sure that a Dish has NOT been installed.?

Otherwise it will be a Fibre cable into the basement (Telephone Room) and from there it will connect to the existing Telephone Lines.
 

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Bell installed a dish on the roof of our condo building a month or two ago, which is able to serve Bell TV to everyone in the building with full HD service.

Works the same as having your own dish as far as I can tell, the receiver is telling me the signal strength is at 96 and the HD seems to be piping across just fine.
 

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That is an MDU setup, where you have a dish on your building an a satellite receiver in your unit.

The Expressvu For Condos service this thread is about isn't directly satellite at all, but VDSL/IPTV, which as said comes fibre to the building, telephone line to the unit to a gateway box which supplies SD to up to 3 TVs, or IPTV with a DSL modem/router and a couple of STBs that connect with coax or ethernet to the router.
 

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Bell Entertainment (IPTV) question

Hey guys,

Currently I have Rogers VIP for $40.15 (after tax), but that promotion is running out, and I dont' want to shell out $60+, so I've been looking at Bell TV.

I was quoted $41/month for a year and that includes 5 theme packs that should get me to about the level of Rogers "VIP" package.

Does anyone have the Bell IPTV, and how is it?

My biggest concern is losing Rogers "On Demand" functionality, since I use it quite a bit to watch shows I miss.

Any feedback?

Thanks!
 

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Anyone have the vdsl STB details or pics of it? I'm considering to take on Bell's vdsl (I know) since its so much cheaper than Rogers right now. I have a TV Monitor with no coaxial input and only has hdmi, component inputs, will this be an issue?

VDSL - no hd, no pvr...sigh.. I'm going to miss Rogers HD, HDPVR but I'm not going to miss the price.
 

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Just a view what is available in different buildings
HD Digital TV service
– The most HD channels
– Dolby(R) Digital 5.1 surround sound2
– Pause and replay live TV with Canada's
best PVR (Personal Video Recorder)
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this one avaible in my building
Digital TV service
– One set–top box connects up to three TVs –
watch a different show on each TV
– Crystal–clear digital picture and sound
– Over 400 channels to choose from
– Free installation
....in order to get HD Digital TV servicein my building its up to management....
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to see what's available in your building: http://www.connectyourspace.com/
http://www.bell.ca/web/tv/en/all_regions/pdfs/channels/vdsl_english_menu.pdf
 
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