I have 6 receivers on my account already, including 1 9242. I imagine they will try and give the replacement 9242s to the custumers who already have 6 on their account.
UPDATE: I just got off the phone with Bell.. I have two receivers to be replaced, a 9242 and a 6100. He said that since we already have 6 receivers on our account, if we didn't end up getting a 9242 in the swap they would most likely make an exception and allow a 7th (this isn't official, just what he told me). I actually don't mind if we don't get a 9242. We do use the 2nd tuner out, but I could make it work with the free 5900..
@ AFF The limit is 6 Receivers NOT 5.
@ Peano I agree, a 9241 & 6131, would also be acceptable to me.
@ Interceptor No they will NOT be MPEG4, if they were no-one with a 3100,4100,5900 would be able to see them. They may well go onto 82 but I doubt it. Who knows.
@mikec: You are correct about the TV2 output not being HD however it is still handy to have the capability of watching HD programs and/or recordings on the second set from time to time. Not every HD channel has an SD sister. (e.g. All the high fidelity channels)
Does the 9241 have a modulated coax output? I don't run my two 9200s in dual mode, but I do use their modulated outputs to distribute to some older SD TVs in the house, as well as using their HDMI and Component outputs to feed HD TVs.
I would also greatly miss the Swap feature, if I got stuck with 9241s.
With all due respect, I think that people are being ridiculously harsh on Bell.
Is Shaw Direct giving all of its customers with MPEG2 receivers a new unit?
Much of what Bell is doing is being forced upon it by the government at great cost to them. While Bell makes a lot of money, the satellite tv division doesn't really earn that much, especially as a percentage of capital invested.
Is Bell able to determine remotely (via the phone line) if our receivers are in dual mode, or if they are being used for OTA reception?
Hugh: if you were specifically responding to my comment, perhaps you missed the smiley. Of course, I wasn't seriously expecting Bell to provide modulators.
Further to Hugh's point, I am pleasantly surprised and pleased that Bell is doing free replacements for the MPEG2 receivers; I would have been quite satisfied to pay for a replacement, preferably but not necessarily at a discounted price.
Any "harshness" is directed at the possibility that the replacement receivers will take away useful features that we had with the older ones. This consequence of Bell's decision to drop the 9242 in favour of the inferior 9241 in their product line is a legitimate subject of criticism, I would think.
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