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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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What is the point of Fibe?

The oddest thing to me is I see no real point to Fibe on Bell's website so figure ask the people on the net since they know more than any CSR.

I currently have Bell TV (Express VU) & Bell Internet (Sympatico DSL). Now I have heard talk from many people at Bell for quite a few years now about how the IPTV (Fibe) would "change the game" and be so much "better" than cable or satellite that when it launched I of course went to try and research it.

But after looking at website I am left scratching my head. From the website:

What makes Bell Fibe TV better than cable?
Stunning picture and sound quality
Whole Home PVR – a Bell exclusive
Record up to 4 shows at once and get 100 hours of HD recording capacity included
100 HD channels-the most in Canada
Flexible programming – choose more of the channels you really want
Stop paying for the same channel twice – for every standard definition channel you get, receive the HD version at no extra charge
Advanced Search - stop scrolling, start watching - our keyword search feature makes it faster and easier to find more of what you want to watch
Cutting-edge interface - beautifully designed screens make navigating simple
The fastest channel change of any digital TV service
The Bell Install - complete, customized setup1

And this is only the beginning. As Bell Fibe TV advances, you’ll receive automatic updates for new features and enhancements on a regular basis
Stunning picture quality - still 1080I to the best of my knowledge
Whole home PVR - assuming you need/want to buy more than 1 PVR on other systems
100 HD Channel - blah blah blah, same as regular tv, this means like 15 free HD, 15 premium HD and a bunch of pay tv HD, all of which are available on Bell TV or Rogers
Stop Pay for channel twice - this is what they claim, but the cost of service is almost identical to ExpressVu when I went through packages
Advanced keyword search - assumes the tv listings are accurate as the current theme search is very buggy, & I think most people will search by show name

I was expecting more channels (maybe some they cant offer due to satellite bandwidth) or something more obviously better. Only thing Bell seems to point to is a better HD box (gui, fast channel switch, search)

Is there something I am missing here???
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I am not complaining at all Jim I am seriously asking (besides box things like firmware upgrades) what exactly does Fibe do that cable or satellite can not?

I am questioning whether to just keep satellite or whether the fibe is better and I am just missing something very obvious
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