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
Sorry about that. I thought Bell had this feature - especially since the poster asked specifically about how it worked. When Bell does integrate the feature with their infrastructure, caller id will display on both.
During baseball season, I am currently recording up to 4 HD channels on my current setup. I understand that with Fibe TV you can only record 2 HD channels at one time. IF I record 2 HD channels and 2 SD channels at one time how good is the 2 SD channel quality?
I thought Fibe included Internet access... I'm in Toronto, saw a Fibe AD at a movie yesterday.
Just looked at Bell Fibe Site. It says:
"Great TV. Great Internet.
Fibe TV is delivered over Canada's most advanced network along with Bell Internet. When you sign up for Fibe TV, you'll also be asked to sign up for a separate Fibe Internet package. So, on top of the best TV, you'll also get faster Internet."
So - you have to pay for BOTH (Fibe TV and Fibe Internet) now????
@lenbargent, Fibe TV replaced the Bell Entertainment Service (BES) trial about a year ago. They both used a single 25 Mbps VDSL line.
The TV streams do not count as internet usage because they come directly from the Bell head-end and don't go over the internet (although the TV and internet traffic both go through the same modem in your home).
I'm currently with Videotron in Cote St-Luc (Montreal area). I've been with them for maybe 5 years now after a horrible (!!!) 1 year stretch with Bell DSL (my TV service has always been from Videotron). The experience was so bad that I swore to never come back to Bell for anything.
However, now that Fibe is available in my area, it got me thinking... I could save roughly $30 per month by going with phone/Internet/TV bundle, at least according to a Bell rep that showed up at my door earlier today.
My question is: has anyone switched from Videotron to Bell Fibe recently? If so, what are your thoughts?
Videotron's channel lineup is rather poor for English speakers, but their Internet packages are outstanding (even if a little pricey). I'd like to get a better selection of English HD content that Bell provides, but I'm afraid I'm going to have another poor go as far as their Internet service goes. I can't have that, I reply on the Internet for work daily.
I'm currently paying around $120 (tax in) for 15Mbit/90GB Internet and Basic+15channels a-la-carte TV. No home phone line.
Anyhow, do you think I should switch to Bell? There is always the option of calling Videotron's retentions department to save a few bucks, but I'm curious about Fibe service and what it has to offer.
@P1x44r - I'd say give it a shot. I find it's a lot better than the old DSL. It's a fair bit quicker and more responsive.
Bell's channel lineup is pretty decent even for the packages in Montreal. Take a look at Bell's website for channels, etc that you would want. The pricing is a bit strange, but look for the 'Complete Programming Guide (PDF)' - it details the different options you can get.
As for internet speed, and what not - it's great. Typically if you get Fibe16 with Fibe TV, they'll put you on a Fibe16+. This means that when you're not watching TV, you'll get anywhere between 16 and 25Mb down. When you're watching TV, you'll get about 16Mb. You get 90Gb bandwidth cap, and can also upgrade from the 1Mb upload to 7Mb upload which is I think about $10.
So depending on what TV package you get - you're looking at maybe $50 - $70 and $58 for Fibe16.
The best thing about FibeTV is the awesome picture, especially HD content
The Bell Account Manager at my door quoted me the following prices for 12 months:
Fibe 12 - $27
Fibe TV (Basic+15 channels) - $25
Basic phone - $10
Free HD PVR for 36 months
Seems suspiciously inexpensive to me, and, knowing Bell, I will double check for hidden costs twice should I decide to switch.
As far as availability goes, Fibe TV is available in parts of NDG. At least around Cavendish & Sherbrooke where someone I know lives. In CSL we've been bombarded with Fibe flyers recently, it seems that Bell really wants to grab some market here. My entire (unless some people already switched) high-rise is with Videotron currently.
If I get Much Music (SD) - should I automatically get MM HD?
It used to be that if you get the SD channel, then you automatically get the HD version of that - is this still true? I got Much Music HD a few weeks ago, now it says I am not subscribed to this channel - but I still have a package that gives me Much Music in SD.
I am thinking fo going to FibeTV. Currently I have Rogers TV, Internet, Phone and Wireless. I would leave the Wireless with Rogers for now. My contract period is ending in Nov so I need to decide. Currently I am waiting (forever) for a line burial and I'm getting upset with them. It looks to me like the cost is about the same for what I have so is it worth the aggravation of set up and needing a new e-mail address etc?
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