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Fibe, Questions..

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Im thinking of ditching bell tv after 5 years. Love the service, prices are good but sick of satellite tv losing signal in bad storms. The new Fibe tv service is available in my area.I currently have the fibe25 internet. Ive read that its a max of 4 set top box's. My question is i have 5 tvs. I want to change to fibe tv and i obviously want to watch my 5 tv's so i need 5 set tops. The most set top box's that will ever be on at once is 4 ( 3 sd and 1 hd). Now is it possible to get a 5 box install in this case? the 5 tvs will NEVER all be used at once. Unfortunately this is a deal breaker for me.. I need the 5 tvs or ill have to either settle for bell tv or make the swap back to robbers. I'd call be all ask but i already know ill call 5 times n get 5 different answers so i always come here first :cool:

Thanks in advanced folks.
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Bell said 5 million homes in next four years but gave no roll-out plans.
what exactly does Fibe do that cable or satellite can not?
Whole forum here to read about Fibe TV with lots of existing threads so I don't understand why you needed a new thread.

Fibe TV is a broadcasting distributor. It does the same as Cable or satellite except it uses a different path to get signals to its customers.

As far as features, read this forum and you'll find many people talking about Fibe's features.
@jimbo42 - I have had several discussions with Fibe TV techs and they have all stated that the signal is whatever the source signal was. It might be 1080i or 720p depending on what they were handed.
pshine, I believe they are lying to you.

Bell does not just pass through the source signal. They take the original source and then compress it.
thomsonr, where are you located? Are you looking at FibreOP or FIbeTV?
Don, first, get off of Rogers email today. You should never have an ISP email as your primary email address. Get a Gmail account or get your own domain.

Regarding switching. If the prices is the same and you can't come up with any compelling reason for switching then don't. It's not worth the aggravation.

If Bell offers significant savings and / or a step up in service at the same price then by all means consider it.

Also think, If you want to save money, consider internet service from a TPIA like Teksavvy or the Triple Bundle from Primus and cut Rogers out of some of your business.
What they say is "Record up to 4 shows at the same time and play them back from up to 6 TVs in your home."
n my opinion picture quality is better on satellite and I have both services so I can compare them
Agreed. I believe that MPEG-4 on satellite has the same or higher bitrates. Even if they are the same, I found I preferred Bev Satellite.

Satellite uses MPEG2, Fibe uses MPEG4
Not true. Sat HD channels have been MPEG-4 for several years now.
Hugh, not all Sat providers are equal, the vast majority are still on MPEG2.

Nitra, Bev fan was clearly comparing Bell Satellite with Bell Fibe. BTW, who are the "vast majority that you are talking about.

I am very surpriced from my findings as most people on this forum say that bell fibe picture quality is much better than on bell satellite.
I agree Bev Fan. I compared the two in an A/B comparison on a 100 inch screen using a 1080p projector and came to the same conclusion. To my knowledge bitrates on Bell sat are higher so its not hard to believe.
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