Archive for the 'Bell Satellite' Category A cruft record?

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 • 4:50 pm

I’ve written about the crappiness of Bell Canada’s web site before. Here’s another very simple illustration. This is a video recording of what is displayed in the web browser’s address bar when I log in: Marvelous, isn’t it? And the whole site is like this. Whenever you click on anything, you have to get through […]

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Bell Satellite TV: Too good to be true

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 • 10:24 am

I am afraid I have to write a major correction to what I wrote last month about the service I received from my satellite TV provider, Bell Satellite TV. At the time, I wrote that I was having pretty serious signal reception problems and that the problems were eventually fixed by repairs completed over a […]

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Bell Satellite TV: Stellar service (continued)

Friday, January 21st, 2011 • 5:07 pm

When I wrote about my problems with my Bell Satellite TV system and the stellar quality of the service I received from Bell TV on January 11, it was right after the repair had been completed and before I had been able to verify that everything was indeed back to normal. It turns out that, […]

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Bell Satellite TV: Stellar service for once

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 • 4:30 pm

I have been rather frustrated with with Bell Satellite TV in recent times. While there have been some programming improvements (notably the addition of a high definition version of the Setanta sports channel and of the CBC News Network channel), there have also been frustrating delays with the introduction of other specialty channels (including Sportsnet […]

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Bell ExpressVu: Finally a week-long on-screen guide

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007 • 10:43 am

A stealthy software update finally brings the on-screen guide up to speed.

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Bell ExpressVu: More on event timer bug

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006 • 7:51 am

The plot thickens. A pay-per-view movie was also involved.

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Bell ExpressVu 9200: New software full of bugs

Monday, May 15th, 2006 • 7:39 am

The new software for the 9200 receiver is quite obviously buggy, in ways that can have pretty disastrous consequences for TV viewers.

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Bell ExpressVu 9200: Software update

Saturday, May 13th, 2006 • 2:23 pm

The long-awaited software update for the 9200 receiver has arrived.

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Bell ExpressVu 9200: On-going problems with stuttering playback

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006 • 9:15 am

It looks like a hardware problem, but it’s more likely a software problem—and we’re still waiting for a fix.

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Bell ExpressVu 9200: Can’t stop playback without stopping recording

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 • 3:46 pm

The greater flexibility provided by PVR units is not matched by the user interface for it.

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Bell ExpressVu 9200: Caller ID feature doesn’t work

Sunday, October 30th, 2005 • 11:03 am

The convenient Caller ID feature on the new PVR units is defective.

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Bell ExpressVu 9200: Daylight Savings Time change screws up one-off timers

Sunday, October 30th, 2005 • 10:44 am

A really bad bug with the Daylight Savings Time change.

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Bell ExpressVu 9200: Bad default behaviour for event timers

Monday, September 19th, 2005 • 9:29 am

A really, really stupid default behaviour when programming event timers on the Bell ExpressVu 9200 receiver.

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Bell ExpressVu 9200: Lousy interface for editing event timers

Friday, September 9th, 2005 • 10:39 am

Unfortunately, the Bell ExpressVu folks are no interface experts.

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Bell ExpressVu 9200: No S-VHS output and only one set of RCA outputs

Tuesday, September 6th, 2005 • 3:07 pm

Disappointing limitations in the connections available on the 9200 receiver.

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