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I live in the est end of Montreal (Anjou), a Bell costumer service agent called me yesterday, asking if I wanted to take part in testing a new modem for FibeTV wich will be in beta testing in the following weeks. They offered me a 50$ credit to participate in the test wich only requires me to use the new modem for one month. After wich I will be back on using the current modem. The agent didn't know the model of the modem wich I will be testing, but said a technician will call to make an appointement and he will be able to give me more details. I did say the new Modem will have USB ports, will have better wireless performance, and will be an overall faster modem.

Anybody else get this call? Maybe someone as an insight on wich new modem Bell is testing?

I will post back feedbacks on the modem when I get it if you guys are interested
 

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All I can say for now is that it's a sagecom modem.
Enjoy!
 

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They're installing my Fibe TV this Friday, I wonder if they'll try to sneak a new modem to me without telling me, and trying to save 50$. I'll make sure I check what the tech does.
 

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@joepro, I think you mean Sagemcom. It could be the 3464 VDSL2 gateway with 802.11n, 4 Ethernet ports and USB 2.0 for printer and disk sharing.
 

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They're installing my Fibe TV this Friday, I wonder if they'll try to sneak a new modem to me without telling me, and trying to save 50$. I'll make sure I check what the tech does.
did u get the new or old modem, and how was installation, dont forget to let them know if u want faster upload speeds..; ie for slingbox media player...

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Quebec City is FTTH, and i think certain parts of Anjou (suburb of Montreal, PQ);

as far as i know the rest of montreal is not FTTH..; and rxheaven is in montreal
 

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did u get the new or old modem, and how was installation, dont forget to let them know if u want faster upload speeds..; ie for slingbox media player...
They left the same CellPipe modem.
You might have seen my posts on another forum, your username rings a bell..

Basically they sent me non-IPTV techs. They were fine in terms of installation (wiring, setting up devices, etc) but had no clue about the actual IPTV service.
They took away the Cisco "N" router for some obscure reason, they didn't fix my upload speed, and I'm in a world of trouble concerning the plans they had sold me over the phone and display on their website, that they no longer want to sell me. They're telling me, to have the same channels I had previously chose, that I need a plan that's 45$ more than what they sold me.

I was a bit shocked that Bell couldn't even have the decency to provide CAT5 cables, they found some old, old cable I had in the basement, and asked to use it. I had been bended, stepped on, crushed, etc over the years, but it seemed OK to them. So they re-wired from the main line outdoors, installed a new demark box, and from there used this very old cable instead of providing a new one. They're really in a mode of cutting costs it seems.

I realized during the first day, I'm going to have a problem with the fact the service can't handle more than 2 different feeds at once. We have 3 TVs in the house which I don't consider to be that much compared with some other families and already we've had problems being unable to watch 3 different programs at once. I was told by Bell that I could eventually have up to 6 receivers, but what's the use if it can't watch more than 2 programs at once?

Also what's the deal with not supporting HDMI? I want 1080i not 720...
 

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^sorry to hear of your troubles, they probably sent non IPTV specialists to your place;

I had the opposite experience; they stayed here more then 8 hours since they job was more complicated; all works well except for low wifi speeds in the other end of the house;

i have 3+ tvs scattered around the house as well so am disappointed that we dont have the same flexibility as VIDEOTRON and watch anywhere;

the sound, picture and PVR functionality are the best though, completely rock!!

pricing for all the addon channels adds up but again, its nice to have something akin to the super mega channels available in USA.

I would call and have another tech come; redo your wiring and once that is done then you should insist they respect their initial offer. BTW, what was your initial offer if u dont mind sharing; thx.
 

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You should be able to have 4 separate feeds (2 HD/ 2 SD).
Fibe TV supports both 1080i and 720p depending on how you setup the receivers.
Check the receiver to see how it's setup - Settings/General/System Information/System resources.

To change to 1080i goto Settings/Television/Screen aspect and high definition
 
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