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post #1 of 9
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Just picked one of these up today to replace my 9200 lets have some chats about it.
Jeff

ps ill add some more info later and pics

edit ok there she is top right, first thing i have noticed is a slight fan hum that i didnt have on the 9200, as well it was not easy to activate it took a lot longer then normal

post #2 of 9
I am getting mine installed today.

What I want to know is how I could record shows in HD on an external hard drive (as they advertise) then play them back on my Ps3 or Xbox 360 in my theater?

What format are the files and can they be easily converted for playback on my Ps3 or XBOX 360 (ie as WMV or AVI)?
post #3 of 9
Does anyone know of a way to get a video file (such as DivX) from a PC onto the Bell ExpressVu 9242 PVR? I assume I will need to connect the Ethernet connection, and do some transcoding of some sort...but can it be done? I heard today of a way TiVo owners can do it...thought perhaps we could with the 9242 as well...
post #4 of 9
Does anybody have a problem with the audio program dropping out with Bell EV?
I feed audio via toslink to my receiver via a switch. My blue ray player doesn't have this problem feeding through the same switch, nor does anything else I feed through it. The replacement unit Bell sent has the same problem. I've tried changing the input from 1 to 3 (Blue Ray is on 2) with no effect.

When I use the back function the audio is there, but it will drop out somewhere else, almost like the buffer is full or something. No problem with audio synchronisation. I'm really baffled. This also happens with recorded programs.

I'm now wondering if it's the switch. Am buying a Yamaha HTR 6180 so I don't have to use the switch anymore, but I'm not convinced this will fix the problem.

Comments? Suggestions? Right now watching TV is an exercise in frustration.
post #5 of 9
Be aware: the external HD is formatted ONLY for the unit it is formatted by. If you change receivers it will NOT allow you to view anything recorded on the other receiver. It will warn you that to use the HD it must be reformatted and all archived recordings will be erased.

According to Bell, this was done for "anti-piracy reasons". Pain in the ass reasons if you ask me!!

Rob.
post #6 of 9
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Does anybody have a problem with the audio program dropping out with Bell EV?
I feed audio via toslink to my receiver via a switch. My blue ray player doesn't have this problem feeding through the same switch, nor does anything else I feed through it. The replacement unit Bell sent has the same problem. I've tried changing the input from 1 to 3 (Blue Ray is on 2) with no effect.

When I use the back function the audio is there, but it will drop out somewhere else, almost like the buffer is full or something. No problem with audio synchronisation. I'm really baffled. This also happens with recorded programs.

I'm now wondering if it's the switch. Am buying a Yamaha HTR 6180 so I don't have to use the switch anymore, but I'm not convinced this will fix the problem.

Comments? Suggestions? Right now watching TV is an exercise in frustration.

Yes....same issue here. If you have your audio on your 9242 set to Dolby Digital, try setting it to PCM and it seems to lessen the frequency of them.
post #7 of 9
Does anyone know where I can lay my hands on one of these PVR's, either on-line or in the Vancouver B.C. area.
post #8 of 9
Anyone with a Bell 9242 HDPVR know how to get the HDMI audio working?

Currently have it hooked up to my processor and there is no sound. You would think it would simply be plug and play.

Before anyone asks, yes, my processor is setup to receive HDMI sound.
post #9 of 9
I used to re-record programs off my Bell 9200 PVR by connecting red/white/yellow RCA cables from the PVR to my camcorder, a firewire cable from the camcorder into my PC and record the programs in Adobe Premiere.
I was recently sent a Bell 9242 PVR as a replacement because Bell claims the 9200 is obsolete and will become unusable in the very near future.
Does anyone know if (or how) it's possible to re-record programs off the 9242 PVR since it is no longer possible to use the RCA cable/camcorder/firewire method?
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