In most cases, repairing a doorbell is a relatively simple, quick, and inexpensive project. Familyhandyman.com has a good how-to article that will guide you through the process, and there are lots of helpful videos available on the web.
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You don’t need to be afraid of working with electricity. Most of the doorbell circuit is “low-voltage” current that won’t give you a shock if you come in contact with the wires. A transformer reduces the 120-volts carried by most electrical circuits to the 10 to 16 volts necessary to run the doorbell.
Start with the doorbell button — in most cases, it will be the cause of the problem. Unscrew the doorbell button and touch together the two wires fastened to the back; if the contact between the wires makes the bell ring, then the button is broken and should be replaced. Connect up the replacement button the same way the original button was wired. Treat the wires gently, especially in an old house, to prevent them from breaking (If one does happen to break, you can buy a spool of 18-gauge doorbell wire and connect a piece to the remnant coming from the wall, using a small wire nut or Scotchlok™ connector.)
If the button isn’t the problem, check the bell unit itself. Yours may be an inexpensive bell or a fancier chime unit. In either case, remove the cover and check that the wires are attached securely to the screw terminals. If so, use a low-voltage tester or voltmeter (multimeter) to determine whether the electrical connections are working. Put one probe on the common terminal and the other on the front door or back door terminal, and then ask someone to press the button at the appropriate entrance. If the tester lights up, power is coming to the chime, but the bell itself isn’t working.
Before replacing the chime, check whether there is a mechanical problem. Dust, smoke, or grease can obstruct the hammer mechanism; clean the armatures with rubbing alcohol and manipulate them back and forth until they move smoothly. Then, if the bell still doesn’t ring, replace it. (As with the button, you’ll be working with low voltage, so you can replace the chime without turning off the power.) Be sure to identify the wires as you remove them from the old bell, so you can attach them the same way to the new one.
If the tester doesn’t light when the button is pressed, then you’ll need to look at the transformer — a small black or silver box, usually attached to a beam or an outlet box in the basement, that supplies power to the system. You can use your low-volt circuit tester or voltmeter to test whether the transformer is working. Touch the probes to the screw terminals; if the tester doesn’t light up, the transformer should be replaced.
Replacing the transformer requires that you work with 120-volt power, so remove the fuse or shut off the breaker for that circuit before you start. (Use a circuit tester to make certain the current to that line is off, or shut off all the power in the house to be sure.) Remove the old transformer and connect the new one the same way the old one was wired. (Note: if your transformer is inside your main service panel, leave this job to a licensed electrician.)
If your bell, chime and transformer all work properly, the only other place to look is in the wires that make up the doorbell circuit. It can take some tracking to find just where one of these very thin wires may have broken. While the wires may be visible in your basement ceiling, breaks usually occur behind one of the door trim pieces. If you can locate the break, you don’t have to replace the whole length of wire – just the part that is broken. Join the new portion together with the unbroken length using a small wire nut.
If you can’t find the break in the wire, you might opt for a “wireless” doorbell. Whichever solution you choose, you’ll no longer need a “Doorbell out of order” sign on your door!
The Bell ExpressVu6100 PVR Satellite System allows you to record two programs simultaneously in High Definition format.
6100 HD PVR Plus comes with two HD satellite tuners built in, allowing users to watch one program while recording another, and it can also act as two discrete satellite receivers, one feeding the HDTV in your home theater and the other feeding the rest of your house.
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ExpressVu broadcasts from four geosynchronous satellites: Nimiq 1, 2, 3 and 4i. All satellites have an equatorial path, giving coverage to most of Canada. Nimiq is an Inuktitut word for 'that which unifies' and was chosen from a nationwide naming contest in 1998. The three satellites are owned and operated by Telesat Canada (a BCE corporation). ExpressVu's uplink site is located in North York (Toronto area).
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The PVR is amazing, and with the dual tuners it makes watching TV enjoyable again. The 30 second fast forward button is perfectly suited for fast forwarding past a commercial or two, or three, or four. :) and if you go too fast, there is always the 10 second jump back/instant replay. In addition to recording two shows simultaneously, you can also watch a third from the hard disk. When you are not recording, you can pause live TV, or rewind up to an hour (assuming you were on the current channel for that long). On the rare occasions I have encountered timer conflicts, it was easy enough to find the same program on in a different time zone, thanks to the included time shifting channels that ExpressVu offers.
Having two tuners also has other benefits, such as Picture in Picture (pip), or you can set the receiver into dual mode where two separate rooms can watch TV independently of each other, using the supplied UHF remote. If the second tuner is not in use, the first TV can still reschedule recordings using the second tuner.
Whats in the box?
# 2 LNBF’s, dish, mounting arm, SW44 multi switch, power insterter for SW44 # 6100/9220 PVR # IR Remote Control # UHF Remote Control # HDMI to DVI cable, with DVI to HDMI adapter to make a straight HDMI Cable # Component Cables # Left and Right RCA Audio Cables # RF Coaxial Cable # Composite Video Cable with Left and Right Audio (RCA) # Telephone Cable.
There are only a few things that could be improved upon, such as the sluggish (sometimes) performance of the IR remote control. The PVR could do with some better ventilation, it gets very hot to the touch even when off. An option to also reconfigure or hide some of the guide would be nice, such as hiding the Descriptive video (Dv) channels, and the French channels would speed up my guide surfing. Also being able to group channels in a custom order such as: NBC-W, NBC-E, NBCW-HD, NBCE-HD would give a nice comparison, rather than having to move from the 200’s to the 800’s to see if the same show is on in HD. All said I am very impressed with this unit, and it has changed my TV watching forever.
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High definition TV is all the buzz in the consumer electronics world, and justifiably so. HDTV offers a spectacular widescreen picture that can make DVD’s look pale in comparison, as well as digital surround sound that can bring the movie theater's audio experience into your home. Alas, while you literally trip over HDTV-compatible television sets when visiting your local electronics store these days, the amount of programming doesn't match the amount of devices that can display it. This is changing, of course, but it will take several more years until HDTV programming becomes ubiquitous. Does that mean you should wait? Not necessarily. If you need a new TV anyway, you can make the jump into HDTV right now and enjoy whatever HD there is. This also depends on your programming source. Cable operators and the Canadian satellite providers offer varying amount of HD programming. Some dedicate few channels to HD, mixing and matching HD programming from a variety of network sources depending on the whims of the program provider and the availability of programming. This is a lot better than nothing, especially since most of the HD channels aren’t broadcasting HD 24 hours a day anyway. At the other end of the spectrum is Canadian satellite operator Bell ExpressVu, which offers an entire HD section in its lineup that transmits dedicated HD channels regardless of whether they happen to be showing something in HD at any particular time. This gives the user the freedom to choose programming by program, channel, or time, rather than relying on the wiles of the programming providers. It also means you have a lot of non HD programming running on the HD channels, but at least you're getting the “unadulterated feed.” Bell ExpressVu’s current HDTV satellite receiver is the Model 6120, accepts and displays both 720p and 1080i signals. It's available for about $370 Canadian, installed, for a two year term (add about $100 for a one year term) and adds a lot of new functionality over the old model 6000. The 6120 offers enhanced security via its removable smart card (though when I received my test unit it didn’t have – or need – a smart card), an electronic program guide that also lets you watch TV while you’re surfing and is compatible with interactive TV services. It’s also DVI-equipped. The 6120’s HD and traditional outputs are live all the time and the signals can be up and down converted to show HD and/or SD channels on the opposite type of TV. This is a nice touch for people who may want to run the signal to more than one TV, one of which isn’t HD-ready. The 6120 also comes with a UHF remote control. This is also really handy if you’re feeding the signal from a single receiver throughout the house. In my home, for example, I have an SD receiver in our laundry room, where the cable from the dish comes into the house. This feeds TV’s in different rooms and, thanks to the UHF remote, I can control the receiver from any of them (having extra UHF remotes makes this even better). The downside to this is that all the TV’s hooked into that receiver have to watch the same program. In use, I noticed that, as with its Star Choice competitor reviewed here, the Bell ExpressVu receiver can sometimes make an HD broadcast appear like one of those Godzilla or martial arts movies where the action and the soundtrack are out of whack. I would think some kind of fix is in the works, and since this problem hasn’t reared its ugly head nearly as much lately, if at all, it may have already been done. The high definition picture quality is very good, a quantum leap from standard definition. Remembering that “GIGA” (garbage in, garbage out) affects HD as well as anything else, with a good HD signal the colors are rich and deep and the picture detail is incredible. It almost makes sitcoms worth watching! There’s a depth to the HD picture that’s remarkable; it’s so good it makes you notice the limitations of DVD’s and their lower, 480 pixel (as opposed to HD’s 720 or 1080 pixels), resolution. And the widescreen aspect ratio is terrific, especially on sports events (where you can see more of the playing surface in longer shots) and for movies. I watched Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in HD on the Bell ExpressVu 6120 and it was spectacular. All isn’t sweetness and light, however. Besides the lack of audio synchronization at times, I also noticed some 'digital breakup' in the background of fast-moving scenes such as Olympic diving (this was on both Star Choice and ExpressVu receivers, so it's undoubtedly the nature of the current beast). The divers would look great, but the scene behind them as they plummeted became digitized. On the other hand, you had to look for it with a video snob's eye or you may not have noticed it. I had other audio problems with the Bell ExpressVu unit, too. Periodically, usually when the timing was the most annoying, the audio would fade out completely to silence and the only way to get it back was to change channels or bring up the programming guide and then return to the original channel. It was quite annoying. And a few times the audio would disappear only to be replaced with a horrible noise, fixed with the same solution as the audio fade out. The model 6120 needed to be rebooted a few times as well, which meant I had to unplug it and plug it in again. Fortunately, these were the exceptions rather than the rule, and I expect software downloads will fix them. The bottom line here is that this Bell ExpressVu HD receiver does an excellent job and should serve you well. What’s more important for your HD enjoyment is the programming, and as of this writing Bell ExpressVu beats the Canadian competition hands down. For example, while Star Choice currently offers six HD channels, they pick and choose what HD programming is offered at any particular time, a little from one channel and a little from another, so your favorite shows may or may not be in HD. Most of the special event programming, such as major sports events, awards shows or the like, are broadcast in HD when available, however. One real downside to this is that you can be watching an HD program happily, only to discover that all of a sudden the powers that be have deigned that a different show be broadcast and you’ll find yourself kicked out of your HD heaven and forced into something else you may not have chosen. This doesn't happen with Bell ExpressVu. Bell ExpressVu offers “full time” HD channels and they’re up to about 20 of them now, not counting pay per view and occasional HD feeds such as special 'one time' events). The downside of this approach is that there are plenty of times when you can surf through your HD channels and find little, if anything, that’s actually being broadcast in HD. This isn’t Bell ExpressVu’s fault, of course, but is thanks to the fact that there just isn’t enough HD programming yet. Incidentally, what you get when a non-HD program is broadcast on the HD channel is the old fashioned, squarish picture in the middle of the screen, with black or grey bars to each side. This is no big deal if you have an LCD or DLP television (except for the loss of the glorious HD picture), but if your TV is traditional CRT or plasma you need to stretch the picture to fill the whole screen or those bars will burn in permanently, damaging your TV. Anyway, Bell ExpressVu offers full time HD broadcasts of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and PBS from the US, from both Boston and Seattle, as well as WGN HD, and its Canadian offerings include 2 CTV feeds and CITY TV, along with Sportsnet and a new feed from Global. There are about four HD PPV channels and two HD movie channels as well. For an extra premium of two bucks per month you can also access TSN and Discovery Channel HD, but unfortunately their HD offerings are few and far between and probably not worth the premium at this time. You can apparently avoid the premium by subscribing to the non-HD packages in which they’re bundled. Bell ExpressVu’s regular HD channel lineup costs an extra $10 per month. This may seem a tad steep, but it becomes a better value every month as more HD programs arrive. CBC fires up an HD channel every few months, it seems, so they can force us to watch Brian Williams massacring some sports event. It also did a couple of HD specials in October, 2004, but their on-screen descriptions made them look like typical CBC stuff so I didn’t bother seeking them out. Hey, as great as HD is, it won’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear! Last year the CBC missed presenting the Grey Cup in HD, but managed to mount an HD feed of the heritage hockey game from Edmonton the following week. As someone who could care less about hockey but who bleeds for the CFL, I was PO'd. So right now, Bell ExpressVu wins the HD programming title hands down. But the technology and its broadcasting is still in its infancy, so it’s inevitable that over time this will even out. HD is definitely the future of television, whether transmitted via satellite, cable, or (eventually) the Internet, and I can’t wait until it finally becomes ubiquitous. Unfortunately, it’s going to take years.
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