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Bell Canada Launches First High Definition Dual-Tuner Personal Video Recorder

Makes it simple for customers to watch and record the largest selection of HD programming available in Canada from more than one television through a single receiver

TORONTO, June 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell Canada today announced the launch of Canada's most advanced digital TV receiver, which allows Bell ExpressVu customers to instantly pause live television, as well as record, replay, stop, fast forward and fast rewind High Definition and Standard Definition (SD) programming on more than one TV in the home through a single receiver.

The 9200 Dual Tuner High Definition Personal Video Recorder (HD PVR), available across Canada in early July, asserts Bell ExpressVu's position as Canada's leading HDTV provider with industry leading hardware and up to 27 High Definition channels, the largest selection of HD content in Canada. "Bell is making it simple for the hundreds of thousands of Canadians who either own or plan to buy a High Definition television to enjoy the ultimate viewing experience," said Gary Smith, President, Bell ExpressVu. "Today's announcement further enhances ExpressVu's position as the country's leading digital television provider by giving our customers the best HD experience in

The 9200 HD PVR Plus will be available across Canada for a purchase price of $599, or on a rental basis for $25 per month. In addition to the features described above, the receiver lets customers:

- Record up to 180 hours of SD or 25 of hours HD programming;
- Record up to three HD programs at the same time using dual tuners, plus additional off-air satellite antennae;
- Manipulate the size and location of the Picture-In-Picture (PIP) feature, even with a non-PIP television;
- Navigate channels and schedule viewing or recording times for upcoming shows with an advanced on-screen guide offering up to three hours of programming per page.

HDTV delivers the most advanced television-viewing experience available, featuring picture clarity that is six times sharper than conventional analog TV. For more information on High Definition television in Canada, visit

Bell ExpressVu, operating since 1997, is Canada's largest digital television provider with more than 1.5 million customers, broadcasting more than 400 digital video and audio channels, including unique interactive TV services. For more information, visit .

About Bell Canada

Bell Canada, Canada's national leader in communications, provides connectivity to residential and business customers through wired and wireless voice and data communications, local and long distance phone services, high speed and wireless Internet access, IP-broadband services, e-business solutions and digital television services. Bell Canada is wholly owned by BCE Inc. For more information, please visit

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